Dean's Message


Jawad Syed



Welcome to the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), one of the top Business Schools in the region.

Thirty years ago, we pioneered the first state-of-the-art business school in the country and introduced the Case Study Method of teaching; fast forward to today and we have over 1000 students, who proudly call themselves Luminites. Our alumni are not only founders of exciting start-ups but they also lead multi-national corporations and spread the essence of LUMS’ innovation and zeal, both locally and internationally.

This is a great time to join SDSB, as we have been accredited by National Business Education Accreditation Council’s highest quality category ‘W’, which is a testament to our academic rigour.

The academic programmes at SDSB are designed to develop leaders with a truly global and entrepreneurial perspective along with values of responsibility and sustainability. Our modules combine theory with practice to stay industry relevant and equip students with resources needed to face new economic challenges.

Our research and executive centres are led by world class faculty who work to achieve our mission of generation and dissemination of rigorous, relevant and contextual knowledge. With the largest gathering of PhDs in a business school in the nation, the research conducted by our faculty is widely acknowledged in the international scholarly circles and is published in leading research journals

From the very first day as the Dean of the SDSB, I appreciated the sense of purpose and pride of this School’s faculty, staff and students, which I believe comes from the School’s long history of excellence.

I am immensely proud to be leading this highly innovative and professional place and envision making it one of the leading Business Schools in Asia; a School that is current and relevant for our people, our region and the world.

On behalf of all of us here at LUMS, I invite you to become a part of our ever-expanding network of excellence.

Jawad Syed, PhD

Dean and Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB)