Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan Directory
The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is a national university, established by sponsors belonging to the countrys leading private and public sector corporations. The goal of the sponsors was to develop an institution, which would provide rigorous academic and intellectual training and a viable alternative to education comparable to leading universities around the world. The National Management Foundation, the sponsoring body of the University, was incorporated in November 1984 and was granted a charter by the Government of Pakistan for establishing the University, in March 1985. Through this charter, the University was given the legal right to establish degree-granting programs. The Board of Trustees, the policy-making body of the University, comprises leading members of the business community academia and representatives of the government. The principal functions of the Board are to set broad policy guidelines and to review the operations of the University. The Board of Governors, being the sponsor of LUMS, raises the necessary funds for the Universitys operation and maintenance. Many board members are representatives of the business community and form a crucial link between the University and the business world. After two decades of relentless effort, LUMS now has two schools: the Suleman Dawood School of Business and the School of Arts and Sciences through which LUMS is producing experts in Business Administration, Computer Sciences, Economics, Social Sciences, Mathematics and other disciplines. The various academic programs presently offered, include MBA, BSc (Hons), BA-LLB, MS & PhD in Computer Sciences, MSc in Economics, the Executive MBA and PhD in Mathematics. It also provides executive development education through its Executive Administration Centre (REDC). In addition to the academic programs, LUMS also undertakes research work and offers consultancy services. Research projects under the Centre for Management and Economic Research (CMER) primarily deal with major economic and management issues faced by Pakistan and the region. The Small and Medium Enterprise Centre (SMEC) investigates the role that government policy and socio-political influences play in the development of small and medium enterprises. It also caters to the training and development needs of small and medium scale enterprises.