Programme Design

The Executive MBA programme is designed for mid-career managers who have excelled in their functional areas and are to be prepared for leadership positions in their organisations. It is also useful for successful entrepreneurs who want to bring more structure and organisation to their enterprise.

The programme has been structured to enable busy managers to acquire management education while fulfilling regular professional responsibilities. It is spread over 22 months and involves a total of 4 weeks and 36 weekends of full-time academic activity supplemented by distance learning.

The EMBA programme is scheduled around the key themes of leadership and innovation. These themes are introduced in the first year, along with basic functional courses. In the second-year participants are offered specialisation courses, and a set of integrative courses that revolve around the theme “Planning for the Future”. The programme is divided into the following modules:

  • Business Fundamentals
  • Managing Operations and People
  • Cost, Value and Innovation Management
  • Law and Entrepreneurship
  • Managing the Future

Distance Learning

The Executive MBA participants have to stay connected with the faculty through distance learning while off-campus. This connection is facilitated through the Information Systems and Technology (IST) Department at LUMS which centrally supports the LUMS Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS allows each participant a dedicated Academic Resource Centre on the web. Participants have access to several e-modules, course related activities and resources. These include course material, discussion boards and online course assessment tools.

Year 1

Distance Learning Module 1
Harvard Business School Online Courses
July - August
SOP + Business Fundamentals
Module 1
August - November
Distance Learning
Module 2
November – December
Managing Operations and People
Module 2
November – March
Distance Learning
Module 3
March – April
Cost, Value and Innovation Management
Module 3
April – June

Year 2

Cross Cultural and Globalisation Module Summer
Law and Entrepreneurship Module
Module 1
August – December
Managing the Future
Module 5
January – April
EMBA Project October – May

Summer Orientation Programme (SOP)

The SOP provides essential subject knowledge needed to prepare you for the challenges of competitive coursework and case method of teaching. The SOP is not graded but successful completion of the programme is a prerequisite for EMBA. The SOP prepares you for regular EMBA classes by providing the basic framework in the following modules:

  • Business Mathematics
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Introduction to the Case Method