MBA Advantage

Through our flagship MBA programme, we invite you to a unique business school experience that will transform your personal and professional life. Pioneered by SDSB faculty and one of the highlights of the MBA experience, the Case Method is a profound educational innovation that presents the greatest challenges confronting leading companies, non-profits and government organisations complete with the constraints and incomplete information found in real business issues and places the student in the role of the decision maker. There are no simple solutions; yet through the dynamic process of exchanging perspectives, countering and defending points, and building on each other’s ideas, students become adept at analysing issues, exercising judgment, and making difficult decisions the hallmark of skillful leadership.

Challenging You Academically

Passionate Scholars and Teachers at the Forefront of New Ideas

LUMS MBA faculty members are explorers and discoverers, seeking new ideas and insights at the frontiers of knowledge. They are renowned leaders in the study of areas such as management, finance, marketing etc., shaping global markets today. LUMS faculty members play an active role in national business communities, serving as consultants, board members, and speakers at major business conferences and seminars.

A Tradition of Teaching Excellence

At SDSB, teaching excellence is a norm. In the MBA classroom, faculty members emphasise both, theory and practice by using a variety of teaching methods. Case studies, seminars, simulations, guest speakers, and group projects, all facilitate the learning process.

Outstanding Thinkers and Leaders

Emulating best practices internationally, an experienced team of faculty members share their expertise and knowledge with students. Engaged in groundbreaking discoveries in the field, faculty members are authors of widely used case studies in marketing, economics and management adding to a repository of over 800 case studies. The Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) now encompasses distribution of SDSB cases through their site, making the School’s cases available to a global audience.

Real Life Insights from Industry Practitioners

The MBA programme also makes creative use of experienced practitioners from the industry in its classes as adjunct professors and lecturers. SDSB Speaker Series and CEOs at LUMS are leadership lectures delivered by eminent business figures, to inspire, educate and challenge students.

MBA at a Glance

YEAR 1

  • Core
  • Capstone
 

Your immersion in business essentials

SUMMER

CORPORATE INTERNSHIP
SOCIAL INTERNSHIP
ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Hone entrepreneurial skills or explore new sectors through internship

YEAR 2

  • Exchange
  • Overseas modules

  • Electives
 

Customise the experience to your goals and experience business across the planet

 
  • KEY
  • Core Module
  • Optional

 

  • "I have really enjoyed the Socratic Method of learning. Unlike traditional methods, students are put in a situation and are questioned by the professor on their approaches to solve complex problems. Every student had his or her own approach to handle these situations, and of course there were huge disagreements. I have discovered the importance of listening to the others’ opinions which were at times quite different from mine, from people with completely different perspectives"

    Danish Umer

    Marketing & Business Development Manager, Mediterranean Textile Company (S.A.E), Egypt

  • "The Unique Selling Point of the LUMS MBA programme is the resources including students, faculty and guest speakers who will make you realise how many interesting career options you can create in both Pakistan and abroad. I think the kind of exposure it gives you by nature of how well entrenched it is in regional industry, government and academia makes it unique

    Jazib Zahir

    COO, Tintash (Pvt.) Ltd.

  • I wanted to go to a school of international standing and learn more about the field from those who are acknowledged as experts. Therefore, LUMS was always the obvious choice. It is known to give a holistic business experience via its case study method so that once the students enter their respective fields they can take decisions while keeping multiple perspectives in mind

    Sana Makhdom

    Assistant Brand Manager, Reckitt Benckiser

  • "We do a lot of Harvard cases during the MBA and since most of the Harvard students go on to establish start-ups, it is inspiring for us. We feel that after doing MBA from LUMS, we have the necessary skills to start a business and make it successful."

    Hashim Akbar

    Area Manager Sales, Phillip Morris International

  • "I joined LUMS in summer of 1991 at the old campus. For our summer orientation among other things, we were introduced to computers and given two floppies each!  Coming from a background of traditional classrooms, the case method of teaching felt intimidating.  I was fortunate to have been taught by the founding faculty of LUMS, with less than 100 students on the campus. I made lifelong friendships during my time at LUMS. While WAC was a back breaker the lure of Halwa Puri breakfast kept us going, not to forget the midnight basketball matches. Would not mind doing it all over again!"

    Ali Shafi

    Executive Vice President & Business Head, MCB Bank Ltd