Academic Experience

About The Programme

The MBA programme at LUMS exposes students to academic rigour and high practical relevance. It links theory to practice, bringing the industrial experience to the classroom.

 

 

SUMMER ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (SOP) YEAR 1 CORE COURSES EXPERIENTIAL LEARNINGS MENTORING FOR PLACEMENTS SUMMER INTERNSHIP YEAR II EXCHANGE PROGRAMME (FIRST SEMESTER) OPTIONAL MBA PROJECT MENTORING FOR PLACEMENTS

 

Before the commencement of the 1st Semester, students are expected to complete Online Courses as a pre-requisite to the Summer Orientation Programme (SOP). The SOP brings together students from diverse academic backgrounds and prepares them to deal with the challenges of the rigorous MBA programme.

SOP is a mandatory activity and takes place in August, prior to the official commencement of classes. It aims at easing the transitional stage of students into the regular MBA by providing fundamental skill enhancement modules in communication, business mathematics, accounting, computer applications and statistics, thus bringing all the students from different backgrounds to one level. In collaboration with Harvard Business School Press (HBSP), the SDSB offers a wide array of preparatory online courses that enhance essential knowledge and skills fundamental to good business education. These courses should be completed before the start of SOP or as specifically directed in the programme. Failure to complete these courses within the timeframe specified may additionally result in assessed grade penalties. These courses include: 

  • Finance 
  • Financial Accounting
  • Mathematics for Management
  • Management Communication
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Spreadsheet Modeling

MBA YEAR 1

 

MBA YEAR 2

Semester 1

 

Semester 3

1A (7wk)

1B (7wk)

 

 

3A (7wk)

3B (7wk)

 

Core Courses

Core Courses

 

 

Core Courses

Core Courses

Experiential Learnings Part 1A: Preparation

Experiential Learnings Part 1B: Execution

 

 

         

 

Semester 2

 

Semester 4

2A (7wk)

2B (7wk)

 

 

4A (10wk)

4B (5wk)

 

Core Courses

Core Courses

 

 

Experiential Learnings Part 3

Elective Courses

Experiential Learnings Part 2A: Conceiving & Testing Concepts

Experiential Learnings Part 2B: Commercialisation & Profit/Loss

Summer Internship

 

 

The SDSB MBA is a two-year programme based on a series of core and elective courses.

SOP

The SOP brings together students from diverse academic backgrounds and prepares them to deal with the challenges of the rigorous MBA programme. The SOP is offered in August, prior to the official commencement of classes. It aims at easing the transitional stage of students into the regular MBA by providing fundamental skill enhancement modules in communication, business mathematics, accounting, computer applications and statistics, thus bringing all the students from different backgrounds to one level.

Year 1

In year I, all students are expected to complete core courses that are designed to give concepts that provide the backbone of general management education.

Marketing Management
Organisational Behavior
Financial Reporting and Analysis
Critical Thinking and Managerial Communication
Statistical Analysis for Management
Decision Modeling for Managers
Operations Management
Financial Management
Managerial Economics
Managerial Accounting and Control Systems
Leadership and Social Responsibility
Business Development and Economy
Business Integration and Innovation
Islamic Ethics

Summer Internship

Between the first and the second year of the MBA programme, students must undertake a project based summer internship of at least six weeks. The mandatory internship helps students to apply classroom knowledge to a practical environment, the amalgamation adding further to the learning experience. Through the internship, students gain valuable management experience early on in their careers and identify their long term career goals. Internship placements are aided by the Placement Office at SDSB.

Year II

In year II, the students can select from a wide range of electives offered in multiple disciplines. Students can choose courses focusing on their interests, creating a mix of topics to support their professional goals.

Finance

Investments
Economic Environment and Business Risk Management
Management of Financial Institutions
Islamic Banking
Entrepreneurial Finance
Corporate Finance
International Finance

OB/HR

Negotiation Skills
Corporate Governance
Business Law
Organizational Power and Politics
Business Government Relations
Strategy and Management in Emerging Economies
Entrepreneurship-Developing and Sustaining a New Venture
Agribusiness Management
Human Resource Management
Leading and Managing Change
Family Business

Marketing

Sales Force Management
Consumer Behavior and Market Research
Business to Business
Brand Management
Integrated Marketing Communications
Digital Marketing
Channel Management

IT/Operations

Supply Chain and Retail Management
Project Management 
Operations Strategy
Management of Technology and Innovation
Business Intelligence

MBA Project

The project is an excellent application of what is learnt throughout the programme. It is a challenging assignment, combining decision making ability, teamwork, working under pressure and an integrated approach towards management.

 

 

The MBA Project is mandatory in the second year and is equivalent to two full courses. A real life client presents a managerial issue to a team of 4-5 MBA students and over the year, the group has to present a comprehensive report to the client and is graded accordingly. The project is an excellent application of what is learnt throughout the programme. It is a challenging assignment combining decision making ability, teamwork, working under pressure and an integrated approach towards management.

The approach is that of a management consultancy assignment where possible topic may cover:

  • Carrying out a strategic review of an organisation and its environment

  • Identifying a major issue faced by the organisation

  • Coming up with alternative solutions for addressing it

 

1. Be a part of the MBA Project

  • Method of picking a project by MBA students

  • Method of inclusion for companies/organisations

2. Last year’s successfully completed projects

  • Learnings 

 

MBA CLASS OF 2018
Semester II-A / Spring 2017
LIST OF COURSES BEING OFFERED
Code Units Course Title  Instructors
OB-II 0.5 Organisational Behaviour - II Dr. Anwar Khurshid
BDE 0.5 Business Development & Economy Mr. Khalid Mirza
FMG-I 0.5 Financial Management - I Dr. Syed Mubashir Ali
OMT 0.5 Operations Management - Technology, Innovation & Emerging Trends Dr. Syed Zahoor Hassan
MAC 0.5 Managerial Accounting & Control Dr. Ayesha Bhatti
MC-II 0.5 Managerial Communication - II Ms. Aamna Khalid
ESP 0.5 Entrepreneurship: Tools & Techniques Dr. M. Shehryar Shahid & Dr. Farrah Arif

 

MBA CLASS OF 2017
Semester IV-A / Spring 2017
LIST OF COURSES BEING OFFERED
Code Units Course Title  Instructors
BRM 0.5 Brand Management  Dr. Rohail Ashraf
BL 0.5 Business Law Mr. Khyzar Hussain
ESPF 0.5 Entrepreneurial Finance Dr. Salman Khan
FB 0.5 Family Business Dr. Arif I. Rana
HRM 0.5 Human Resource Management Dr. M. Abdul Rehman Malik
IMC 0.5 Integrated Marketing Communications Dr. Khawaja Zain ul Abdin
OPP 0.5 Organisation Power & Politics Dr. Mohsin Bashir
PM 0.5 Project Management  Dr. Zehra Waheed
SMNE 1 Strategic Management of Non-profit Enterprises (Semester IV-A & IV-B) Dr. Ehsan ul Haque
  2 MBA Project (Capstone) Dr. Hassan Rauf

 

 

 

 

  • Class of MBA 2017

  • 87
  • Male

  • 74 (85%)
  • Female

  • 13 (15%)
  • Average Age

  • 24
    years
  • Average Experience

  • 2.25
    years
  • Average GMAT

  • 610

 

 

 

  • Class of MBA 2018

  • 55
  • Male

  • 74 (85%)
  • Female

  • 13 (15%)
  • Average Age

  • 25
    years
  • Average Experience

  • 2.7
    years
  • Average GMAT

  • 600