Established in 1986, the Suleman Dawood School of Busines (SDSB) is the oldest school at LUMS. In addition to its flagship MBA programme, it offers an Executive MBA, a course-based PhD in Management and a Bachelor's programme with majors in Accounting and Finance, and Management Science. Moreover, the Rausing Executive Development Centre (REDC) offers short duration programmes for executives. The School also carries out rigorous economic and management research through the Case Research Unit, Social Enterprise Development Centre, Research Unit, Centre for Islamic Finance and the Centre for Business and Society.
Earlier this year, SDSB achieved the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International accreditation and became the first business school in Pakistan to attain this prestigious recognition. AACSB provides a framework of 15 international standards against which business schools around the world assess the quality of their educational services: these standards ensure continuous improvement and provide focus for schools to deliver on their mission, innovate, and drive impact. Synonymous with the highest standards of quality, AACSB Accreditation inspires new ways of thinking within business education globally and, as a result, has been earned by only 5 percent of the world's schools offering business degrees at the bachelor level or higher.
The Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) enjoys a strong reputation of academic excellence, with its programmes generally considered the strongest in Pakistan. The School focuses on a multidisciplinary approach while imparting a high quality liberal arts education. At the undergraduate level, the School offers specialisations in Anthropology and Sociology, Economics, Economics and Politics, Economics and Mathematics and Political Science under the BSc Honours Programme and majors in English and History in BA Honours.
Launched in 2008, the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) is the first private research school in Pakistan combining science and engineering, with a vision to carry out world-class, multidisciplinary education and research. SBASSE offers a four-year degree at the undergraduate level that includes a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and Chemical Engineering. The School also has a robust MS and PhD programme in all its areas of research.
Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) offers a 5-year joint BA-LL.B (Honours) undergraduate programme, which allows students to spend the first two years towards fulfilling the essential academic prerequisites for a sound legal training as well as vital communication and computer skills. Over the next three years, the students undergo rigorous exposure to fundamental and specialised subjects in law, as well as exciting new interdisciplinary areas such as law and economics, regulation and policymaking.
The fifth school at LUMS, Syed Ahsan Ali and Syed Maratib Ali School of Education (SOE) offers an MPhil in Education, Leadership and Management and a minor in Education. Led by world-class faculty hailing from top universities in the US and UK, the School is set to operate at the crucial nexus of research, policy and practice. Its curriculum features extensive field engagement and thus its graduates are capable of becoming strategic leaders, policy researchers, and reflective practitioners, distinctly placed to direct and shape a reimagined and vibrant education reform agenda for Pakistan.
LUMS faculty conducts research in almost every field, and seeks to expand human knowledge through analysis, innovation, and insight. They have tackled topics as wide as climate change, education, digital literacy, linguistics and genealogy. The last 3 years have witnessed over a 40% rise in LUMS publications in internationally renowned journals. Books, edited volumes, book chapters and case studies on local industry that are being used as teaching instruments across mainstream academics and executive trainings, significantly add to the spectrum of scholarly publications by LUMS faculty.
Over 13,000 alumni make up a powerful network that is spread across the globe. Each one of them is contributing to the private and public sectors in diverse areas by impacting research as well as development of the communities around him/her.
The University consistently strives to make its educational programmes accessible to all in Pakistan. Since its inception, LUMS has disbursed PKR 4.7 Billion in financial assistance, with approximately 35% of the student body receiving some form of financial assistance each year.
The University continues to play a key role in setting high standards of academics and research and in developing professionals who are successfully competing with graduates from the world’s best institutions.
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