Office of Admissions
LUMS DHA, Lahore Cantt. 54792, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92 42 3560 8000 Ext.: 2177
The EMBA programme provides you with a transformative experience without disrupting your career. It connects you to the most relevant industry leaders in Pakistan. During the programme, you learn from faculty that has influenced business practices through their teaching and research. You gain unparalleled access to dynamic companies and leaders both within Pakistan and abroad. On top of that, you also leverage the LUMS alumni network of 15,578 graduates that impacts the global marketplace.
Research and teaching at LUMS truly offers its community ‘Learning Without Borders’ by breaking academic, geographic and socio-economic barriers to make education accessible to all. The University continues to be an intellectual hub, rich with varying perspectives and transformative ideas. With an environment brimming with inclusion, unity, and boundless knowledge, learning continues in and beyond the campus walls with the aim to develop innovators, leaders and change-makers who can contribute to the community and build strong borderless networks.
EMBA 2025 Class Profile
EMBA 2025 Academic Background
|Sciences and Arts|
The EMBA programme is spread over 22 months, which includes 4 week-long sessions (two week-long sessions in the first year, one after the end of the first year during the summer for the Globalisation Module, and the last week-long session at the end of the second year for the EMBA Project presentations) and 36 weekends. Regular sessions are held on alternate weekends every month.
The programme is divided into the following modules:
Summer Orientation Programme (SOP)
The SOP provides essential subject knowledge needed to prepare you for the challenges of competitive coursework and the case method pedagogy. The SOP is not graded, but its successful completion is a prerequisite for EMBA. The SOP prepares you for regular EMBA classes by providing the basic framework in the following modules:
EMBA participants stay connected with faculty through distance learning while off-campus. This connection is facilitated through the Information Systems and Technology (IST) department at LUMS, which centrally supports the LUMS Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS allows each participant a dedicated Academic Resource Centre on the web. Participants have access to several e-modules, course-related activities and resources. These include course material, discussion boards and online course assessment tools.
Distance Learning Module 1
Harvard Business School Online Courses
July – August
SOP + Business Fundamentals Module 1
|August - November|
Distance Learning Module 2
November – December
Managing Operations and People Module
November – March
Distance Learning Module 3
March – April
Cost, Value and Innovation Management Module 3
April - June
Law and Entrepreneurship Module
August – December
Managing the Future
January – April
October - May
Applicants must meet the minimum eligibility criteria in order to be considered for admission to the Graduate Programme.
Admission is purely merit-based and rests solely on the following criteria:
Application Review; and
This is the minimum criteria that applicants need to fulfill in order to be eligible to apply. Fulfillment of this criteria does not guarantee admission to LUMS.
Applicants will be assessed on the following criteria:
Successful completion of sixteen (16) years of education leading to a Master's or Bachelor's* degree from a university recognised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan.
* Candidates holding only a Bachelor's degree of less than four years’ duration will be required to submit an Equivalence Certificate issued by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan.
Applicants completing their last degree or attempting final year exams by May 30, 2024, are also eligible to apply for Fall 2024 Admissions.
Applicants are required to take One (1) of the following tests in order to be considered for Fall 2024 admissions:
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
GMAT score is valid for Five (5) years. Scores of GMAT taken before 28th April 2019 will not be considered valid for the Fall 2024 admissions. For further details, please visit www.mba.com
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
GRE (General) score is valid for Five (5) years. Scores of GRE (General) taken before 28th April 2019 will not be considered valid for the Fall 2024 admissions. For further details, please visit www.ets.org
NTS GAT (General) is valid for Two (2) years. Scores of NTS (General) taken before 28th April 2022, will not be considered valid for Fall 2024 admissions. Moreover, a cumulative score of 50 in GAT (General) is the minimum requirement for admission. For further information www.nts.org.pk
LGAT (LUMS Graduate Admission Test)
LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT) will be conducted only once for Fall 2024 admissions at the designated cities of Pakistan. LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT) is comprised of Quantitative, Verbal, and Analytical sections. The LGAT Scores will be valid only for Fall 2024 admissions. The LGAT scores will be used for application evaluation and will not be disclosed to the applicants.
If the applicant has taken more than one test or attempt, the best score of a single test or attempt will be considered for application evaluation.
The LUMS code for receiving GMAT/GRE (General) official scores from Pearson and ETS is 0679.
The admission application will be considered for evaluation after the successful completion of the following Four (4) STEPS by the applicants on or before the stipulated deadlines:
Online submission of scanned copies of required supporting documents;
Submission of an appropriate Application Processing Fee; and
Online submission of the Letters of Recommendation by the Referees.
Applicants must complete and submit their Online Admission application on or before April 16, 2024; 5:00 pm (PKT).
Applicants are required to submit Online the scanned copies of all supporting documents on or before April 17, 2024.
After the successful submission of the Online application, applicants must make the Processing Fee payment by the deadline.
Referees must submit completely filled Letters of Recommendation by the given deadline.
Completion of all steps is mandatory. Applications, documents or fee received after the stipulated deadline will not be processed.
Applicants are encouraged to provide complete and correct information regarding their academic achievements, research reports, attended workshops, and extracurricular activities, and must tell LUMS about their success stories to substantiate their applications.
Applications will be reviewed by the relevant Committee. Shortlisting for interviews will be done based on the applicant's academic achievement, quality of work experience, and admission Test scores. Only short-listed candidates will be called for the interviews.
The applicants for the Executive MBA Programme must have prior work experience. Application evaluation considers the quality and duration of the Full-time work experience.
Prior Work Experience: Applicants must have prior work experience, which is a crucial aspect of their application.
Duration of Work Experience: Candidates must have at least six (6) years of full-time work experience. This means that they should have worked in a professional capacity for a minimum of six years.
Managerial Experience: Of the six (6) years of full-time work experience, at least Four (4) years should be at a managerial level. This suggests that candidates should have spent a significant portion of their professional career in leadership or supervisory roles.
These requirements aim to ensure that participants have the necessary background to benefit from the EMBA curriculum and contribute effectively to the Programme.
The Letters of Recommendation should indicate the applicant’s Academic performance, Commitment to Excellence, and their strong aptitude for Business education. The recommendations can be made by Professional as well as Academic referees.
The modes of payment are as follows:
1. Voucher can be paid through cash, Pay Order and Bank Drafts made in favour of "Lahore University of Management Sciences" at any branch within Pakistan of following banks:
2. For online Credit/Debit card payment, please click here.
3. Vouchers can also be paid through ATM machines and internet banking portals of the following banks:
Through an amendment in the Income Tax Ordinance 2001 by Finance Act 2013, advance tax (under section 236 I) shall be collected @ 5% on the entire amount of fee except refundable portion.
Bank Helpline Numbers
Allied Bank Limited
1. UAN: 111-225-225, Branch contact No: 042-35748308
2. Regional Office: 042-35747603
Meezan Bank Limited
1. Region Office: 92-42-35786207
2. Head Office: 92-21-36406139
Bank Al-Habib Limited
1. Karachi: 92-21-32277231-239, Lahore: 0333-1218430
2. DHA Ph. 5 Branch: 042-37189231 042-37189234
Fee Structure for FY 2023-24
|Semester Registration Fee|
To learn more about the University's Refund Policy, please click here.
|Online Application Deadline||April 16, 2024, 5:00 pm (PKT)|
|Deadline to submit online supporting documents and Processing Fee||April 17, 2024|
|Deadline to take GMAT/GRE (General)/NTS GAT (General)||April 28, 2024|
|LUMS Graduate Admission Test (LGAT) Administration||April 28, 2024|
|Admission Decisions||July 30, 2024|
|Commencement of Classes||August 2024|
Yes, admission test is required. Applicants are required to take Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or NTS GAT (General) or LGAT.
The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)/ Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is offered year round as a computer adaptive test. You should register for the test at least one month before you plan to take it. You need to complete the GMAT/ GRE test before you submit the online application. You may submit your application with unofficial score report however, you will need to submit an official GMAT score report to our office before you can matriculate. There is no minimum score requirement. A high score does not guarantee anyone's acceptance, nor does a low score preclude it as there is no minimum score required. Further details on GMAT/ GRE are available at www.mba.com and www.ets.org.
GMAT/GRE scores are valid for five years. However, NTS GAT (General) is valid for two years.
We will consider your best scores of a single attempt.
Application for admission to the 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 can 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. After submission you may print a copy of your application for your own use.
Please also note that all supplemental materials, such as transcripts, test scores, letters of experience and recommendations must be received by our office online as soon as the application is submitted.
We consider many factors in the admissions selection process therefore, it is impossible to predict one's chance of admission without reviewing a complete application. You can review a class profile on our website if you like to benchmark your statistics against current LUMS EMBA students.
Test Registration Cards and instructions will be posted to the applicants' secure online application account and an email message will alert applicants that the Test Registration Card has been posted. It will be posted on applicants' online account one week before the test date.
Applicants completing their last degree by May 30, 2024 are eligible for applying in Fall 24 Admissions.
Minimum two (2) letters of recommendation are required.
It will give you the strategic management skills to take on new responsibilities at work, while continuing to contribute in the workplace during your studies, applying new theories and approaches, and doing projects on your business.
The Executive MBA participants are about six years more experienced, on average, than the traditional MBAs. In addition, the Executive MBA programme has been designed to offer the skills required for those about to enter the senior management ranks of their organisations, rather than in-depth study in a specific functional area.
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.
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.
Accommodation facilities are available for all participants.
We strongly discourage missing any course; however, we do understand that this situation might arise during Executive MBA. We may accommodate a participant in this regard but cannot guarantee that the individual will graduate on time.
No, there are no age restrictions for admission to the EMBA programme.
A Merit ranking to shortlist applicants for interviews will be generated based on the Academic Performance, Work experience, and GMAT/GRE (General)/GAT (General) scores. Only short-listed candidates will be called for the interviews.
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.
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 to case basis.
It is highly recommended to fill out the application form carefully. Changes cannot be made after the submission of online application. In sheer need an applicant can send the updated information to firstname.lastname@example.org with the specific header "Change in Application Form".
Admission decision will only be communicated through courier service; however, you can also check your application status through your online account. Regretfully, we are unable to provide information regarding your application status by telephone or e-mail.
The admission process is a well deliberated and thorough process. Each year we receive a large number of outstanding applications. Unfortunately, all of them do not qualify because of the limited number of available seats. The decision regarding admission is final.
If your application is unsuccessful you will also receive a letter informing you of this. Due to the volume of applications the University receives; it is not possible to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.
A foreign national who is not of Pakistani origin and does not have a Pakistani passport/NICOP/CNIC is eligible to apply to LUMS under its International Student Programme. Applicants holding dual nationality out of which one is Pakistani are not eligible to apply through LUMS International Student Programme.
Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan is an independent, autonomous, and constitutionally established institution of primary funding, overseeing, regulating, and accrediting the higher education efforts in Pakistan.
HEC is responsible for formulating higher education policy and quality assurance to meet the international standards as well as providing accrediting academic degrees, development of new institutions, and uplifting of existing institutions in Pakistan.
LUMS provides a well-maintained residential environment for international students.
Admission to all programmes is purely on merit and independent of students’ ability to pay the related tuition fees. Once a student has been admitted to a programme, there are several mechanisms in place to provide financial support based on need and merit. All awards are reassessed each academic year based on performance, need, available resources and prevailing University policies. LUMS is committed to providing as much financial assistance as possible within the limits of its available resources. Nevertheless, the University may not be able to meet all requests for financial assistance, and it is strongly recommended that applicants secure as much of their own funding as possible.
Following financial aid options are available for students who meet specific criteria.
LUMS consistently strives to make all its educational programmes accessible to all across the globe, regardless of their ability to pay. Ground-breaking research, internationally competitive faculty, relevant curriculum, strong international linkages and a vibrant, extracurricular life have established LUMS as a centre of excellence in the region.
The aim of Women Scholarship is to foster, celebrate and advance women’s leadership in business. By tapping highly talented young women, we hope to contribute towards building the future of not only their families but also their communities. This scholarship will support female candidates to pursue higher education on merit and will increase the number of women joining the MBA/EMBA Program of the Business School. 50% tuition fee waiver will be awarded to women admitted on high merit under the SDSB Women's Scholarship initiative.
This Scholarship will groom female managers and leaders of business; dramatically changing the managerial landscape of Pakistan. As these women assume leadership roles in organisations across the country, there will be a change in the culture of these organisations.
The commercial loan facility is pivotal for students who are currently financially unable to afford the cost of tuition and living facilities. This is one of the first ventures of its kind in Pakistan and demonstrates LUMS' commitment towards providing equal educational opportunities to its students.
All loans are subject to the Bank’s internal approvals and MCB Bank reserves the right to approve/disapprove a loan based on its internal assessment. In case a loan is not approved, students will be required to provide the total fees and expenses of the education themselves.
Click here for the MCB Loan Term Sheet
Minimum 21 years and maximum 45 years at the time of loan approval.
Subject to regulatory and internal Bank requirements:
Installment repayments will commence six months after the completion of study period (up to 30 months).
Total tenor of repayment of the loan (post education period) to not exceed 7 years, including the grace period.
No pre-payment charges apply on partial or full prepayments.
‘MCB Bank shall continue to disburse Rs. 500,000/- to the EMBA borrower student on annual basis. The E-MBA borrower student shall be eligible for availing SPL financing during the course of Module 2, 3, 4 and 5, subject to the condition that financing for each module shall not exceed Rs. 250,000/- and satisfactory progress reports.’
Voucher can be paid through cash, Pay Order and Bank Drafts made in favour of "Lahore University of Management Sciences" at any branch within Pakistan of following banks.