FAQs (Graduate Programmes)
Can I defer admission?
In truly exceptional circumstances, the Admissions Committee may grant a deferral. All requests should be made in writing and will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
I have a change of address and/or email address and have already submitted my application.
It is very important that you keep our department aware of any address or email change. That is the form of communication that is generally used by our office. Please send your request of change in mailing address or email to Ms. Bushra Qamar (email@example.com).
Do you call all applicants for interview? What kinds of questions are asked during the interview?
A merit for interview short listing is established on academic ranking, work experience and test score performance of the candidates. Those who qualify this comparative ranking are called for interview. The interview is a key indicator of the potential of EMBA candidates. During the interview, the Admissions Committee tries to assess the applicant's communication skills, managerial potential, thinking ability, subject knowledge and level of awareness of general issues. Final decision regarding admission will be taken after the interview.
Do you have any age limit for admission to the EMBA Program?
No, there are no age restrictions for admission to the EMBA Program.
Where would I stay during my full-time study weeks?
Accommodation facilities are available for all participants. Participants will have to indicate on their admission application whether they want to stay on campus and they will have to commit for the entire programme. Participants will be responsible for meals and other expenses.
How much weight does the interview have in the application process?
There is no set formula that the Admissions Committee uses to weigh the different strengths and weaknesses of applicants. In such a competitive applicant pool, it is often the intangible issues that tend to come up during interviews that will distinguish you from your competition. An interview should be viewed as your opportunity to put a face with your file.
I do have eight years of work experience but I do not have five years of managerial experience. Can I still apply?
Yes, you can apply, but you need to prove to the Admissions Committee that you can cope with the academic and intellectual side of the coursework.
Will there be distance learning in Executive MBA?
Yes, in fact significant learning will take place with distance learning tools such as supervised chats, discussion boards and e-mail conferencing etc.
What will be the typical day like in Executive MBA?
A normal working day will start at 8:30 and finish between 18:30 and 20:30. The day would start with classes and would conclude on an individual preparation for cases to be taught the next day.
What areas of concentration or majors are available?
The Executive MBA programme is designed for people who have already taken the first steps in their career. We therefore do not offer specific "majors" since these concentrations are generally viewed as a way for business students to prepare themselves for entry-level positions. Instead our focus is to offer courses to those already in management positions, in order to enable them to progress to higher managerial and leadership ranks. Our training is therefore geared more toward the understanding of broad management and leadership skills
How Executive MBA is different from regular MBA at LUMS?
The Executive MBA participants are about eight years more experienced, on average, than the traditional MBAs. They are therefore about that much farther along in their careers. In addition, the Executive MBA Program has been designed to offer the skills required for those about to enter the senior management ranks of their organizations, rather than in-depth study in a specific functional area.
Can I self-finance my Executive MBA if my organisation refuses to support me financially provided I qualify for the programme?
We would prefer that your organisation financially supports your studies, however, in case, your organisation is not willing to support you financially then you may self-finance your studies or you can avail MCB Loan Facility. Furthermore, the support of your organisation is crucial as far as releasing you from your work to attend classes at LUMS.
How will you notify me regarding a decision on my application?
Admission status will only be forwarded via courier service. We are unable to provide the final application status by telephone or e-mail inquiry
Whom should I ask to write a letter of recommendation on my behalf?
We recommend that at least one should be from a supervisor in your professional career. The other letter can be from a faculty member who has had a reasonable opportunity to evaluate you academically.
How many letters of recommendation should I submit?
A minimum of two letters of recommendation are required by the office, but will gladly consider additional letters.
To what address should I send these documents?
You should mail the documents at:
The Admissions Office SDSB
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Opposite Sector U DHA
Lahore - 54792 Pakistan
Tel: +92 42 5722670-9 (Ext: 2177)
Fax: +92 42 5722591
Is there any processing fee for the EMBA application?
Documents for admissions must be accompanied by a non-refundable application processing fee of Pak Rupees 4,000/-
Can I transfer Credits from another graduate programme?
There are no allowable credit transfers from another program to the EMBA Programme. All admitted students, regardless of an advanced degree, will begin the program as a first year student.
Can I send in my documents before receiving my test result?
You don’t need to send us a copy of your LMAT result as we have with it; however, you can send in your GMAT un-official score report along with your supporting documents
What are the documents required for LMAT registration?
After on line registration applicants will be required to send the following documents to LUMS Admissions Office:
Two passport size Photographs
Two photocopies of the National Identity Card or Valid Passport
Bank Draft drawn in favor of LUMS or On-line payment status or a photocopy of bank receipt
How to apply for admission?
Access LUMS website www.lums.edu.pk and create an account online
Fill out and submit the on-line application and mail the required documents at:
The Admissions Office
Suleman Dawood School of Business
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Opposite Sector U DHA
Lahore - 54792 Pakistan.
What is the application process?
Application for admission to the SDSB EMBA programme is an online process (there is no paper application for you to fill out or mail)
After creating an account and accessing the online application you may then begin to complete your application
You have the ability to work on your application at any time and submit it when you are ready. Please note that we expect applicants to adhere to the deadlines stated on the website
You have the ability to ""track"" the receipt of supporting documents submitted
The earlier you submit your application the sooner you can learn about the receipt of these materials
After submission you may print a copy for your own use