Minimum Eligibility Criteria for application submission
Admission to the Programme is based entirely on merit. The aim is to select those individuals whose intellectual capacity and proven record of accomplishment in their respective jobs best qualify them to lead at a senior management level.
To be considered for an Executive MBA place at LUMS, applicants will be assessed on the following factors:
- Minimum of sixteen years of education leading to a Masters or Bachelor's* degree from a university recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan.
- Performance in Admission Test (LMAT or GMAT)
- Work experience (at least 8 years of full time work experience with five years of experience at a managerial position)
- Interview performance
* Candidates holding only a bachelors degree of less than four years duration will be required to produce an equivalence certificate of completion of 16 years of education by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan.
The Admissions Office will first review the applications to ensure requirements are being met. Shortlisted candidates will be called in for an interview, after which the final decision will be taken.
- EMBA admissions are on rolling basis.
Admission Test for Executive MBA
Applicants can either take LUMS Management Admission Test (LMAT) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) in order to be considered for admission.
LUMS Management Admission Test (LMAT)
LMAT is offered as an internal test of LUMS. Test format is typically based on Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The written part of the test is designed to assess the applicant's ability to think logically about a specific issue, reading and comprehension caliber, and capability to formulate ideas and communicate them effectively in English. The numerical portion of the test is designed to assess the quantitative skills of the applicants. LMAT will be conducted simultaneously in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad according to the dates specified at LUMS website.
LMAT taken more than two years before the admission deadline will not be considered valid.
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is offered as a computer adaptive test worldwide. Apart from official test scores that LUMS will require directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS) USA, applicants must submit or mail a copy of the unofficial GMAT scores as soon as they take the test. The LUMS code for receiving GMAT scores from ETS is 0679.
GMAT taken more than five years before the admission deadline will not be considered valid. You may obtain detailed information on the test from the GMAT bulletin available at the American Centres or visit www.mba.com.
- To register for LMAT, applicants are required to submit their online admission application on or before the test registration deadline. Submission of online admission application is mandatory for taking LMAT.
- All applicants applying to the Executive MBA Programme (for Fall 2013) can appear for a maximum of two LMATs during an admission cycle.
Participants are encouraged to seek financial support from their employers in addition to their consent to attend all the course modules. This means that the company agrees to spare the Executive MBA participant from work during on-site sessions to ensure that he/she is available on all class days.
The financial support of the participant’s company is a matter that needs to be resolved between the participant and the company itself; however, LUMS does provide MCB - Student Personal Loan (SPL) facility to EMBA students.
LUMS provides accommodation to Executive MBA participants, if required by the applicant. However, 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.
The applicants for the Executive MBA Programme must have prior work experience. This experience demonstrates the applicant’s managerial track record and potential for success in senior positions. Evaluation is based on the quantity and quality of the full-time work experience. The candidates must have at least eight years of full time work experience, with five years at a managerial level.
A merit ranking for interview short listing is established on academic performance, 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 Executive MBA. During the interview, the Admissions Committee assesses the applicant's communication skills, managerial potential, thinking ability, subject knowledge and level of awareness of general issues. The final decision regarding admission will be taken after the interview.