Before starting the Summer Immersion Programme (SIM) and the commencement of the first semester, students are expected to complete Online Courses. All first-year courses are compulsory and students are required to complete 12 units. Table 1 provides a list of courses that students may enrol in during the first year.
In addition to the regular coursework during the first year, students are required to complete two Experiential Learning components, hereafter referred to as Experiential Learning-1 (EL-1) and Experiential Learning-2 (EL-2). In the first semester, the students will be conducting an industry analysis under EL-1 which is equivalent to 1 unit.
During your second semester, you will put into practice the designing and execution of an entrepreneurial venture, as part of the Experiential Learning (EL- 2) component worth 0.5 units.
Students are required to complete a mandatory summer internship for 6-8 weeks between their first and second years. In the second academic year, all students are required to complete 5 units of elective courses in the third semester along with 2 units of the third module of Experiential Learning (EL-3). The Management Consultancy Project in Semester 4A is followed by 2 units of elective courses in Semester 4B.
In addition to the regular coursework, students are also required to actively participate and attend activities such as career development workshops, activities organised by SDSB, extracurricular events organised by executive clubs and societies, review sessions conducted by the faculty, sessions with the Dean, Associate Deans, and Programme Director; in addition to any other projects and assignments organised by the Programme Coordination Office. Requirements for successful completion, if any, for such activities are defined and communicated by the relevant faculty or the Programme Coordination Office.
The MBA Programme comprises 22-Units, where 1-Unit is equal to 3 credit hours. 1 credit hour means 3 hours of class contact per week for 14 weeks. Therefore, 1 unit equals 14*3=42 class contact hours.
The First Year of the MBA Programme consists of core courses, while the Second Year may consist of half-semester or full semester elective courses:
· Half course (0.5 unit course) = 15 sessions (including Midterm/Final Exams)
· Full course (1.0 unit course) = 30 sessions (including Midterm/Final Exams)
**Several electives are offered in the second year of the Programme. Courses with low enrolment (i.e. less than 15 students) may not be offered. Some courses may have pre-requisites which are identified in their respective course outlines.
***Online Courses, Summer Immersion Programme (SIM), Integrated Business Games and Summer Internship are all compulsory requirements for graduation. The MBA Programme meets all the HEC guidelines, and the SDSB-LUMS MBA Programme is also accredited by the NBEAC (National Business Education Accreditation Council) with the highest possible rating.