The programme structure is extremely thorough and experiential learning stands atop every course, module or exercise. Intensive teaching, hands-on experience and a fully accredited degree makes it one of the most sought after business degrees.
Summer Orientation Programme (SOP)
LUMS MBA attracts students from diverse professional and geographic backgrounds. SOP is aimed at developing a sound knowledge base for students that helps them perform exceptionally well when they enter the rigorous two-year programme. This exhaustive overview orientates students with the business school and its facilities and helps them become an active participant of the LUMS student community. SOP eases the transitional stage of students into the regular MBA by providing fundamental skill enhancement modules in communication, business mathematics, accounting, computer applications and statistics. It aids develop interpersonal skills, learnt from class mates and eventually prepare them for extensive teamwork.
Year I | Core Courses
The Year I core courses are designed to teach concepts that provide the foundation of general management education. From fundamental management courses to decision modeling and financial reporting, to analytical and critical thinking, to driving economic development of an organisation with ethics and social responsibility, these diverse courses build intellectual capital and produce graduates who are ready for today’s competitive business landscape.
This is a mandatory project-based internship of at least 6 weeks between the first and the second year. It offers a working platform to reinforce the skills learnt during the first year into an actual business environment and drive meaningful change. . . Students gain hands-on experience of managing real life business challenges under the mentorship of top executives. They also build valuable professional connections that help them later in many ways, including permanent placements .
In year II, the students select from a wide range of electives offered in multiple disciplines. They choose courses that complement their passions and interests while well aligned with the current business requirements. , and leverage a unique experience relevant to their professional goals. Such a mix of general management and specialist courses through the two years makes our graduates truly versatile and ideal candidates for careers across a range of functions and industries.
These elective streams include Finance, Organisational Behaviour/Human Resources, Marketing and IT/Operations.
LUMS MBA programme is at par with global MBA models. An essential part of our programme is to facilitate an environment for students where they are prepared to work on real business problems.
Students work with faculty and mentors to apply their learnings to business issues and derive analytical insights. This done by using on-field learning exercises in synergy with case based teaching, that draws from both local and global business scenarios . Students use concepts learnt in class and apply them in interactive exercises through industry engagement, entrepreneurial drills and consultancy projects.
These experiential components comprise of mainly three modules.
Module I comprises of an Industry Diagnostic Exercise. This module helps students understand and analyse a selected industry and its market dynamics in detail. Not only do they examine the holistic business environment of the industry and its key players but also analyse current practices, predict future trends and provide strategic recommendations. Additionally, the exercise provides regular opportunities to stay connected with the business world and build relevant networks that go a long way.
MyStartup is a module exercise where students start off by identifying a business opportunity and analysing the feasibility of that business model. Students gain valuable understanding of a business as a total enterprise by applying theory, practice, experience and talent in one coherently built module. Students accumulate skills critical to an entrepreneurial mind-set, leadership and management. This allows our students to transfer their expertise to any business setting in the future, whether it is starting their own passion project or working for a renowned multinational.
The two years intensive training culminates into the year-long MBA consultancy project that puts to test all knowledge and skills learnt by the students. This is a highly focused, result oriented exercise where they solve real-life business situations at client organizations.This year long symbioses reaps multiple benefits; it helps organizations analyse their problems with a fresh perspective and derive innovative and cost effective solutions. It also allows students to build strong and effective linkages that often result in quality placements.