The SDSB - LUMS MBA is a rigorous 2 years degree programme encompassing numerous facets of business and management, enabling students to attain core knowledge of fundamental business concepts. The programme hones students’ ability to develop analytical and problem solving skills. With a long-standing history in academic business excellence, The SDSB-LUMS MBA provides an extensive and worth while experience unrivalled by any other institution of similar calibre.
Before the commencement of the 1st semester, students are expected to complete Online Courses before starting the Summer Orientation Programme (SOP). All first year courses are compulsory and students are required to complete 12.5 units. Table 1 gives you a list of courses you will enrol in 1st year.
Table 1: MBA First Year
First Semester (Fall 2017)
Spring Semester (Spring 2018)
- Financial Accounting
- Marketing Management-1
- Managerial Communication-1
- Statistical Analysis for Management
- Operations Management Fundamentals
- Finance Fundamentals
- Marketing Management-2
- Managerial Communication-2
- Decision Analysis
- Organisational Behaviour-1
- Leadership and Team Building
- Managerial Economics
- Managerial Accounting and Control
- Financial Management-1
- Organisational Behaviour-2
- Operations Management and Technology
- Microeconomic Environment and Business
- Business Development and Economy
- Financial Management-2
- Business Strategy
|All courses are worth 0.5 unit, whereas EL-1 and EL-2 are 1 and 1.5 units respectively|
In addition to the regular coursework during the first year, students are required to complete two experiential learning components, here in after referred to as Experiential Learning-1 (EL-1) and Experiential Learning-2 (EL-2). In the first semester, you will conducting industry analysis, which will be EL-1 and is equivalent to 1 unit.
During your second semester, you will put into practice the designing and execution of an entrepreneurial venture, which constitutes the second component of Experiential Learning (EL-2) and is worth 1.5 units.
Students are required to do a mandatory summer internship for 6-8 weeks between their first and second years. In the second academic year, all students are required to complete a core course on Business Ethics in Islam (0.5 units), 6.5units of elective courses and 2.5 units of the third module of Experiential Learning (EL-3), the Management Consultancy Project in semester 4A.
Table 2: MBA First Year
Third Semester (Fall 2018)
Fourth Semester (Spring 2019)
Term 4A (10 Weeks)
Term 4B (6 Weeks)
5 Elective Courses
5 Elective Courses
Experiential Learning (EL-3): Management
Core Course: Business Ethics
in Islam, 3 Elective Courses
All courses are worth 0.5 unit, whereas EL-3is 2.5 units.
In addition to the regular course work, students are also required to actively participate and attend activities such as career development workshops, activities organised by SDSB, extracurricular activities organised by executive clubs and societies, review sessions conducted by the relevant faculty, sessions with the Dean, Associate Dean and Programme Director, and any other projects and assignments organised by the Programme Coordination Office. Requirement for successful completion, if any, for such activities are defined and communicated by the relevant faculty or the Programme Coordination Office.
The MBA Programme is comprised of 22-Units, where 1-Unit is equal to 3 credit hours. One credit hour means 3 hours of class contact per week for 14 weeks. Therefore, One unit equals 14*3=42 class contact hours. First Year of the MBA programme consists of half semester core courses. Second Year of the MBA programme may consist of half semester or full semester elective courses.
- Half course (0.5 unit course) = 15 sessions (including Midterm/Final Exams)
- Full course (1.0 unit course) = 30 sessions (including Midterm/Final Exams)
**Several electives are offered in the second year of the programme. Courses with low enrolment (i.e. less than 15 students) may not be offered. Some courses may have pre-requisites which are identified in their respective course outlines.
***Online Courses, Summer Orientation Programme (SOP) and Summer Internship are all compulsory requirements for graduation.
The MBA Programme meets all the HEC guidelines, and our MBA programme is also accredited with NBEAC (National Business Education Accreditation Council) with the highest possible rating.
SDSB, in collaboration with Harvard Business School Press (HBSP), offers a wide array of preparatory online courses that enhance essential knowledge and skills fundamental to good business education. These courses should be completed before the start of SOP or as specifically directed. Failure to complete these courses within the timeframe specified may additionally result in assessed grade penalties. These courses include:
- Financial Accounting
- Mathematics for Management
- Management Communication
- Quantitative Methods
- Spreadsheet Modeling