The courses and programs offered by the LUMS are in compliance to the international standards of Higher Education. The LUMS observes a semester system.
There are two regular academic semesters fall and spring. Summer semester is offered to the students who want to improve their grades or who have deficit degree requirements. The students have the liberty to create their own timetables. However the students must fulfill and pass all requirements of the prescribed courses by the department.
The Fall and Spring semester consist of 15 sessions in each weekday. A course that is scheduled twice a week, will have a total of 30 sessions in the semester. 28 sessions will be utilized for teaching the course content and conducting midterm examinations. The remaining two sessions shall be used for reviewing and revising purposes.
In case of the summer semester, the total duration of instruction is 7 weeks, including the midterm and three extra sessions.
The following Faculties/Schools are under the portfolio of the LUMS:
Suleiman Dawood School of Business which was set up in the 1986, offers a long list of HEC recognized degree programs such as BSc (Management), MBA, MBA (Executive) and Ph.D. The MBA programs are also held in weekend sessions. The curriculum and syllabus of the courses and programs offered by this School are in compliance to the standards of Harvard Business School and University of Western Ontario.
The Mushtaq Ahmad School of Humanities and Social Sciences has a number of departments under its portfolio such as the dept. of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics.BA is offered in English and History. The 4 year BSC is offered in various disciplines such as Accounting and Finance, Economics, Political Science and Anthropology. MS and Doctoral level degree are awarded in the field of Economics.
Syed Babar School of Science and Engineering is a highly reputed faculty that awards undergraduate degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Physics; and offers graduate level programs in Computer Science and Mathematics.
The very well established Shaikh Ahamd School of Law offers the most sought degree programs. The number of graduates from this school increases with every year. The School which is functioning since 2004 offers a 5-year joint BA-LL.B undergraduate program, accredited by the Pakistan Bar Council.
The recently established School in January 2020, LUMS School of Education is a home to the undergraduate program (BS in Education), and Post graduate Program (MS Management, Education Policy and Leadership).