Office of Admissions
LUMS DHA, Lahore Cantt. 54792, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92 42 3560 8000 Ext.: 2177
The Master of Science (MS) degrees are 1.5-year programmes envisioned to provide an intensive, rich, and innovative understanding of the intersection between business fundamentals and a focused specialisation area.
A blended learning approach is adopted to expose students to the business world’s realities and challenges. This instructional perspective is applied throughout the MS programmes presenting students with a diversity of learning technologies, case studies, readings, simulations, and industry engagements. It reinforces participant-centred learning, providing in the process a truly transformative and interactive experience.
The blended learning methodology at the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) seeks to ensure:
The MS in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship is a weekend programme that aims to develop candidates’ entrepreneurial mindset, drive innovation and advance value-creation within enterprises through technological and business insight. It encourages entrepreneurship and digitalisation, taps into emerging fields and opens up careers in various organisations from technology start-ups and large established companies to consulting firms, public organisations, project management and innovation management spaces. Expert faculty members from SDSB, along with other schools at LUMS and from the industry, will teach in the programme, making it a ‘no-borders’ initiative.
The Executive in Residence for this programme is an accomplished industry leader who provides practical insights and imparts specialised field knowledge to the students.
The MS Technology Management and Entrepreneurship weekend programme requires 1.5 years to complete 33 credit hours. The requirement and distribution of credit hours are below.
|Course Type||Credit Hours|
Students take a 3-credit hour course in Specialization
Field Project/Thesis/Elective Courses
In the last semester, all students undertake a practical Field Project/Thesis/Elective Courses carrying 6 credit hours. The project/thesis will be structured around major policy challenges with a real client organisation, giving students the opportunity to take the knowledge and theory they have learned and apply it in a real-world setting. A final report and presentation to the client proposing workable solutions will be required to complete the Field Project/Thesis/Elective Courses successfully. Students will benefit from industry exposure, possibly leading to longer-term engagement and networking opportunities with field leaders.
|Financial Management and Accounting||3|
|Organisations and Leadership||1.5|
|Applied Data Analysis||3|
|Business Venture Proposal Writing||3|
|Technology, Design, and Innovative Management||3|
|Technology and Operations Management||3|
|Field Project/Thesis/Elective Courses||6|
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:
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 or equivalent in a relevant discipline including Business, Management, and Commerce.
A student with a non-business background may be required to take pre-requisite courses to be determined by the LUMS Admissions Committee depending on the academic background of the applicant. Options to do this will be given to accepted applicants requiring pre-requisite courses. Prior university studies must be from a university recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan.
*Candidates holding only a Bachelor's degree of less than four years’ duration will be required to produce 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)
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 GMAT/GRE (General) is offered as a Computer adaptive test worldwide. The LUMS code for receiving GRE (General)/ GMAT 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.
There will be no campus accommodation for SDSB MS Programmes.
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.
Recommendation letters should provide a comprehensive assessment of the applicant's qualifications, emphasizing their academic achievements, unwavering commitment to excellence, and their notable aptitude for business education. These letters of recommendation can be sourced from referees within both academic and professional spheres.
While not mandatory for admission to any of our MS Programmes, candidates with a minimum of one year of relevant work experience may find particular advantages in their pursuit of this degree. The Programme's curriculum is designed to accommodate and enhance the knowledge and skills gained through practical experience in the relevant field. This background can provide applicants with a potential competitive edge during the admission process. Nonetheless, it's important to note that work experience is not a compulsory requirement for admission to any of our MS Programmes.
Applicants are required to submit a Statement of Purpose as a writing sample when applying to the MS Programme. Your Statement of Purpose should provide a compelling rationale for your suitability for this Programme and how it aligns with your career aspirations. In your statement, please articulate the following points.
Programme Relevance: Clearly explain why you believe the MS is the right fit for you. Explain how the Programme's curriculum and focus resonate with your academic and professional interests.
Career Goals: Outline how enrolling in this Programme will contribute to your career objectives.
Personal Context: Share your personal background and context that motivates your interest in this Programme. For instance, if you are currently employed in a government department and aspire to deepen your understanding of business and policy, explain how this Programme will enable you to bridge the gap between your current role and your envisioned career path.
Passion and Commitment: Express your enthusiasm and commitment to pursuing the MS. Highlight any unique perspectives, experiences, or qualities that set you apart as a motivated and dedicated candidate.
Your Statement of Purpose should serve as a clear and persuasive document, demonstrating your genuine interest in the Programme and your compelling reasons for pursuing it.
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
Total Year 1 Fee
|Semester Registration Fee|
|Sub-total - Other Fee||252,449||58,909||37,662||349,020|
|Per Semester Fee|
|Hostel Fee Double Occupancy|
|Hostel Fee Triple Occupancy (Bigger room)||54,700||54,700||TBA|
|Hostel Fee Triple Occupancy (Smaller room)|
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|
There is no CGPA requirement, minimum 16 years of education is compulsory for applying to the Master of Science in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship.
Yes. We do not exclude candidates who have a Master of Business or any other graduate degree.
Yes, Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or NTS GAT (General) or LGAT score is required for admission to the Master of Science in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship Programme.
GMAT/GRE scores are valid for five years. GMAT/GRE taken five years before the admission deadline will not be considered valid. However, the NTS GAT (General) is valid for two years.
There is no preference in taking GMAT or GRE or NTS GAT (General).
We will consider your best scores of a single attempt.
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.
No, there is no age restriction for admission to the Master of Science in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship programme.
Given the structure of the curriculum we only offer fall admission.
Applicants completing their last degree by May 30, 2024 are eligible for applying in Fall 24 Admissions.
A student with non-business background may be required to take pre-requisite courses to be determined by the LUMS Admissions Committee depending on the academic background of the applicant. Options to do this will be given to accepted applicants requiring pre-requisite courses.
- Application for admission to the LUMS Master of Business Programme is an online process (there is no paper based application to fill out or mail).
- After creating an account and accessing the online admission application you may then begin to complete your application.
- You can work on your application at any time and submit it when it is ready. Please note that we expect applicants to adhere to the deadlines stated on the LUMS website.
- After submission you may print a copy for your own use.
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 receive; it is not possible to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.
LUMS provides a well-maintained residential environment for international students.
The Master of Science degrees are specialised programmes requiring 33 credits to complete whereas the general management MBA degree is a 66 credit programme. Whilst the MBA takes two years and is built primarily on case method teaching providing a generalist orientation to tackling real-world business challenges, the blended learning-based Master of Science degrees can be completed in one year and you can begin to operate within an organisation whilst working on the field thesis during the third semester of the programme (totalling 1.5 years to complete the degree). The organisation where you do your field project may well be your longer term employer. The Master of Science degrees each cover core fundamental business courses over the first semester after which you specialise in your chosen area in the second semester. By contrast, the MBA is broader in scope offering many course options. MBA graduates can opt to enter any industry of choice after graduation whereas Master of Science graduates will most likely have decided on the industry sector they want to join before applying to LUMS. So, what really matters to be admitted to any of the three Master of Science programmes are your reasons for wanting to specialise and why you want to work in the industry you have chosen.
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 email@example.com with the specific header "Change in Application Form".
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.
Your financial need and your aid application does not affect your chances of admission.
Several Merit and Need-Based Scholarships are available for students who meet specific criteria.
A degree from a tier-one university is one of the few investments with all-but-guaranteed return. Studying in LUMS not only opens doors in the professional world but also unleashes intellectual and financial potential.
At LUMS, we believe that financial circumstances should never stand in the way. To help, LUMS offers Interest-Free loans to the students from less privileged backgrounds who, without such an assistance, would not be able to attend a university.
At Master of Science (MS) Programmes, LUMS Interest-Free loan covers partial to full tuition fee expense. These awards are reassessed each academic year based upon performance and demonstrated financial need. The repayment of these Interest-Free loans starts six (6) months after graduation with time period of three (3) to five (5) years.
Remember a loan is an obligation and is required to be paid back in instalments after graduation. Loan repayment not only contributes towards the recirculation of Financial Aid to deserving students but also inculcates social responsibility and ethical values within the students.
Note: For students on need-based financial assistance i.e., from 20% to 100%, financial aid will be provided for 1 repeat course only for the entire degree programme.
Merit Scholarship is a form of gift and does not need to be repaid. LUMS provides Merit Scholarship Award to students who have proven their ability to succeed academically. There is no separate application for the scholarship. Students are automatically considered for the award when they apply for admission to LUMS.
Merit scholarship is awarded to the top ranked students based on admission evaluation ranking in each of the Master of Science (MS) Programmes at SDSB.The Merit scholarship will be given in the form of 75% Tuition fee waiver.
Note: In case a student qualifies for financial aid award and merit scholarship, their scholarship will be adjusted accordingly. These awards are for one year only and cannot be carried forward to subsequent years. Students who are on Merit Scholarship, will not be provided the said scholarship for any repeat courses.
LUMS consistently strives to make all its educational programmes accessible to all across the globe, regardless of students' 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 Master of Science (MS) Program of the SDSB. 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 organizations.
Note: In case a student qualifies for both women scholarship and any other award, she will receive the higher aid benefit. Students who are on Women Scholarship, will not be provided the said scholarship for any repeat courses.
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.