Since after the partition back in 1947 from Britain rule, Pakistan has significantly flourished in the higher education sector. Today, HEC (Higher Education Commission) of Pakistan is overseeing all the concerns of higher education in the country from enhanced research to university and students funding to superior teaching quality
Currently, HEC recognizes 174 universities throughout Pakistan including private as well as public institutions among which a few have a military and vocational focus. The educational system in Pakistan is exceptional where a total of 10 universities of Pakistan are featured in the QS University Ranking: Asia 2016 that highlights top universities in Asia. Even six Pakistani universities are also featured in the QS World University Rankings® 2016/17.
Like many other cities of the country, the historical and cultural heritage of Pakistan; Lahore, also features some incredible universities for high-quality higher education. There is no doubt that these universities are regarded as premium educational institutions that offer phenomenal teaching faculties as well as modish facilities to ensure quality learning voyage for the students.
Recently, graduation results have been announced in the city and as per the up-to-date studies, the most favorable professional degree in Lahore is MBA. Majority of the fresh graduates are looking forward to getting enrolled in those universities that offer reliable MBA degrees that have worth in the market. But certain attributes differentiate an excellent institute from a mediocre one.
Aspects such as high-quality assurance, social integration, quality of teaching, community development, finance and facilities ensured and of course number of research published each year. These criteria prove the authenticity of the required parameters required for a professional institute. Here we are going to find out top six MBA universities in Lahore that are regarded as exceptional while following every parameter and standard of higher education successfully.
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Lahore University of Management Sciences popularly known as LUMS University is a world-class academic institution that has enriched the history of achievement and ambitious plans for the future of its students. It has 701st ranking in the World Top Universities and 111th Top University in Asia.
LUMS University is located at a prime location i.e. DHA Phase 5, opposite to the Sector U in Khayaban-e-Jinnah Road, Cantt. It is near UBL Housing Society Limited and Punjab SIC Housing Society that is located right behind the institute.
The LUMS Business School, now known as Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) initiated back in 1986 with its first batch of MBA students. Due to its distinctive teaching faculty and case methodical teachings. LUMS is regarded as one of the top-notch universities of Pakistan offering different academic programs and its business school is knows as a top institute in Lahore. Since then, LUMS SDSB is committed towards high-quality education facilities to its students while offering idiosyncratic educational services to students not just belonging to Lahore but also all over Pakistan.
SDSB (Suleman Dawood School of Business) in Lahore University of Management Sciences offers 4 years specialization in Accounting & Finance and specialization in Management Sciences. Whereas for MBA, it offers 2 years program after graduation from Bachelors in Business Administration and also has a facility of EMBA i.e. Executive Masters in Business Administration. It also caters to the Ph.D. students to enroll in the Organizational Behavior program or specialization in Finance and Operational Management.
Lahore School of Economics
Established in 1993, Lahore School of Economics also known as “The Lahore School” is a center of high-quality professional education, learning and research. The school is a specialized center for the students of Economics, Business Studies, Finance, Social Sciences, Environmental Studies, Mathematics and Statistics, Media Sciences and Art and Design.
The Lahore School is located on the intersection of DHA Phase VI, Main Boulevard and Bakri Road. The institute is just 13 minutes of drive away from Alfalah Cooperative Society and 17 minutes of drive away from Al Amin Housing Society.
As per HEC ranking, Lahore School of Economics is termed as the 2nd best institute in Business Studies category. This is the reason the institute is termed as the leading academic learning school for business education in Lahore. With outstanding permanent teaching faculty, the institute has exceptional visiting faculty too who ensures that the students get proper exposure to the corporate sector before they enter the practical world themselves.
The institute offers MBA degree for the students who have completed their BBA or their graduation from any discipline. EMBA is also offered for the students who are professionals and are looking for an additional degree in business.
University of Central Punjab
UCP or the University of Central Punjab was established in the year 1999. Built on the foundation of quality education, the institute is regarded as one of the leading business school in Lahore. As per the HEC ranking, University of Central Punjab is ranked as 7th best university in the Business category.
The university is located at Khayaban-e-Jinnah Road, Pir Mansur Johar Town, Lahore. Abdalian Cooperative Housing Society is located near to it with only 4 minutes’ drive from the institute. Central Park Society is also nearest with only 3 minutes of drive from the university.
The quality of the education in UCP is adapted as per the modern challenges of the corporate environment while maintaining balance amidst continuity and the change of the society. With technological advancements, the old traditional means of education have been overcome, ensuring a better educational infrastructure for the students. Not only the students of Lahore focuses on getting enrolled in the University of Central Punjab, but the students from all over Pakistan appear in the admission test to get enrolled in a competitive educational institute.
The University of Central Punjab offers 4 years BBA (Hons.) program with 3.5 years MBA program for the students who graduated in other disciplines. The 2 years EMBA is for professional students, whereas BS in Accounting and Finance is also available
The Superior College
The Superior College also known as SCL is one of the leading business education hubs in Lahore, established back in 2000. When it was established, the college followed only one motto God made us Superior and we are serving Superiors. Since then, the quality of the education of the institute has always been momentous and student-centric. As per HEC latest ranking, SCL is regarded as the 8th best business institute in Business Studies.
The Superior College is located at Main Raiwind Road Lahore. Canal View Housing Society is just 1.5 kilometers away from the institute, whereas, Model View Housing Society is just 8 minutes’ drive away from SCL.
The Superior College is a proud partner of University of Cumbria (UK), University of Newcastle (Australia), Concordia University Wisconsin (USA), IESEG School of Management (France) and Uppsala University (Sweden). With more than 300 faculty members, SCL caters to more than 20,000 students every year. It ensures distinctive education in a competitive environment, nurturing the brains of the students and reshaping the future of the country while delivering excellence and prominence.
It offers Executive MBA (EMBA), 1.5 years MBA program for the students who completed their BBA previously and 4 years program for the students who graduated in any discipline and wish to continue in business studies. It also caters to M.Phil. and Ph.D. programs in Business Studies.
Hailey College of Banking & Finance
Back in 2003, Hailey College of Banking and Finance was established as the fifth Constituent College of the University of the Punjab, Lahore. It is one of the finest institutes that is offering education on Finance as well as Corporate disciplines. The curriculum being followed in the institute is developed as per the corporate needs and financial services that are in demand in the country.
Hailey College of Banking and Finance is located at Anarkali Bazaar, Lahore; one of the oldest vicinity of the city. It is near to Government MAO College Lahore and Kapoor Thalla House Welfare Society. The institute is affiliated to the University of Punjab.
The college is known for its ingenious curriculum development around the Banking sector, Finance and Accounting along with Insurance and Risk Management concerns in the domain. Hailey College of Banking and Finance offers a competitive academic staff of professionals as well as academicians who focus on the development of corporate responsibilities, sense of business environment, organizational ethics and professionalism required in the corporate sector. Not just the academicians are transferring knowledge to the students but the professionals from various fields of life are also ensuring practical exposure to the students before they enter into the corporate sectors themselves.
Currently, Hailey College of Banking and Finance offers BBA (Hons.) along with 1.5 years MBA program for the students who have completed their BBA (Hons.) and 3.5 years MBA program for the students who have completed their graduation in any discipline. The 3.5 year program caters to the morning as well as evening classes.
Imperial College for Business Studies
Established back in 1991 by the Pakistan Benevolence & Social Management Trust, Imperial College for Business Studies is developed in collaboration with University of Hull, UK. The institute provides international standard education and is awarded ‘W’ category by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
The college is located at Shakam Chowk, Bahria Town, Canal Road Lahore. Due to its exceptional location, the college has students from all over the city. The infrastructure of the college entails all contemporary facilities such as modern standard classrooms, laboratories, lecture halls and recreational activities zone.
Imperial College for Business Studies serves the national as well as the international community through a broad spectrum of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies, accompanied by professional training, research, public services and outreach programs. The college has not just highly skilled teaching faculty but also ensures practical exposure to the students.
The college offers an MBA program for business students who are inclined towards excavating the corporate sector and finance portfolio. The curriculum is developed as per the international standard of education for business schools. Imperial College for Business Studies is also known for its exceptional Engineering education.
These are some exceptional business schools and institutions in Lahore that are not just leading in the business education but are also providing international standard education within affordable fees structure. If you are opting for Masters in Business Administration than it is recommended to get enrolled in any of these leading six business universities and excel in the field of corporate and banking sector.