The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is a national university, established by sponsors belonging to the country’s leading private and public sector corporations. The goal of the sponsors is to develop an institution, which would provide rigorous academic and intellectual training and a viable alternative to education comparable to leading universities across the world.
In 1986 LUMS launched its Business School with a world-class MBA programme (recently the School has been renamed as the Suleman Dawood School of Business). In 1994, LUMS started a BSc Honours Programme in Economics and Computer Science. Over Subsequent years this evolved to include more specializations. In 1996, the School of Arts and Sciences was formed to oversee the undergraduate programme at LUMS. Later on, masters programmes in Economics, Computer Science and Computer Engineering were also added, followed by the launch of doctoral programmes in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Mathematics and the Executive MBA programme. In 2002, a five year, integrated, BA-LL.B degree was also included to the list of programmes offered by the school. In 2006, School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law has been established that oversees the Social Sciences, Economics and Law Departments, and the School of Science and Engineering, launched in 2008, oversees Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Electrical Engineering.