Pakistani university among world's top 300 business schools

Published: March 10, 2017

The Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has been ranked among the top 300 business schools of the world, by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British ranking agency.

While Harvard University in the United States topped the ranking, followed by London Business School in the United Kingdom, SDSB at LUMS ranked at 251.

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Being the only Pakistani university to be featured on the list, LUMS took to its official Facebook page to announce the achievement.

The rankings for each subject were based on four factors:

  • Academic reputation
  • Citations per paper
  • Employer reputation
  • H-index citations

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 cover a total of 46 disciplines – highlighting the world’s top-performing universities in each academic area. The rankings are compiled annually to help prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject. Research citations, along with the results of major global surveys of employers and academics are used to rank universities.

Last year, six Pakistani institutes of higher education were ranked among the world’s top 800 universities by QS rankings.

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Reader Comments (18)

  • SNKN
    Mar 10, 2017 - 1:16PM

    LUMS ranking is very well deserved. Excellent show.. Keep improving in the World Rankings…

    I am surprised to not see IBA in the rankings.Recommend

  • khanali
    Mar 10, 2017 - 1:19PM

    lums is a copy of harvard.i will always remain a copyRecommend

  • Rollin & Trollin
    Mar 10, 2017 - 1:53PM

    Being ranked 251 is no great shakes. There is a plethora of people with business degrees these days, so, to really cut it, one should graduate from one among the top 25 business schools. Recommend

  • Zeej
    Mar 10, 2017 - 2:44PM


    And there is a good chance that you are copy of your parents, isn’t it?

    What is the harm in copying the protocols/procedures/guidelines being taught by Harward, should we all not learn from the best?
    Did you know that a good portion of MBA case studies has to be from local companies problems/issues??

    P.S I am not a Lums student nor alumni…Recommend

  • Huma
    Mar 10, 2017 - 2:54PM

    If u are not in the top 10 than there is nothing to celebrate about. There are no medals for showing up 251 out of 300 in any tournament. Recommend

  • Professor Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar
    Mar 10, 2017 - 2:56PM

    First congratulations to all Pakistanis, a pride worth celebrating. At the same time, it is important to evaluate retrospects also. Credit goes to all the faculty, staff, hardworking students and much more. However, the person who steers the ship matters a lot. I think all Vice Chancellors and students will testify my comments “During his Executive Director, HEC’s tenure, the current leader of LUMS response level was unprecedented; whether you are a Vice Chancellor or a student, you send him an e-mail and will get the reply/action within 24 hours”. If someone so efficient is leading an institution, undoubtedly that will rise. Being in top 300 is just the beginning, let’s the ball keep rolling. I forecast LUMS to be in the top 100, not the business school rather many others. Well done LUMS and all involved. Everyone is waiting for more good news from LUMS and other public sector education system. Recommend

  • Beast
    Mar 10, 2017 - 3:27PM

    Unfortunately,LUMS and NUST are the ONLY institutions in Pakistan which meets international standards,and only rich people can afford them.Recommend

  • kemosabe
    Mar 10, 2017 - 3:47PM

    They have tried to model themselves around Harvard using that school’s case-study approach, big deal ! Other business schools do the same but that doesn’t make them copies. There is a lot more to it than that.Recommend

  • sarief tippu
    Mar 10, 2017 - 4:38PM

    endian universitys are waste Recommend

  • Shakil
    Mar 10, 2017 - 6:31PM

    its merely something to be proud of, but somewhere to start with. Ideally Pakistan should have a few institutions who strive to be in top 100 list. IBA, GIKI, LUMS, NUST, UET, PU, KU, QAU, all has the ingredients to be in the list, They need to get the act together and work towards to achieve some benchmarks.Recommend

  • Aqeel
    Mar 11, 2017 - 10:22AM

    It is always such a great fun reading comment on this news. People hating LUMS, saying so what if you are 251, nothing to celebrate and so much more. People saying only top 10 or top 25 are worth it. Do they know that it cost more than 100 thousand dollars to get an MBA from Harvards and INSEADs of these worlds? Do they know Harvard have endowment fund of 35 billion dollars? Anyway go crazy with your critique people. You do provide necessary comic relief on such news.Recommend

  • Nouman Ahmad
    Mar 11, 2017 - 11:20AM

    There are also no medals for showing up in top 10. The rankings are just to help students identify the best university which meets their need, and for someone whose need is to stay in Pakistan and get quality education, LUMS is the option for him. Stop being so whiny all the time. Recommend

  • Rational Human Being
    Mar 11, 2017 - 1:42PM

    There are thousands of business schools in the world which makes 251 a very good position.

    The business schools in the top 10 belong to universities that have been around for centuries and have billions of dollars in endowment fund.

    Harvard’s endowment fund size is almost equal to Pakistan’s entire export in dollar terms.Recommend

  • Aamir Khan
    Mar 12, 2017 - 12:03AM

    People talking about top 10 and 25. Have you ever heard of percentile?Recommend

  • Optimist
    Mar 12, 2017 - 12:55AM

    Apart from 10 to 15 universities, no UK university is better than LUMS.
    I think it should be (at least) in top 100 Universities. Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Mar 12, 2017 - 4:44PM

    With very little support from government and community, I would say it’s a great achievement. The most important elements of any educational system are it’s teachers. With so much brain drain and security situation, it would be very hard for institution to retain top class experts.Recommend

  • Sameer
    Jun 8, 2017 - 5:40PM

    The univeristies for the rich by the rich…to get further rich. Its all about the money. Imparting educations means nothing but buying a degree. The only difference between Pakistan’s uni and axact is that axact doesnt make you wait 4 years for the degree you bought.Recommend

  • H Saif Ur Rehman
    Jun 9, 2017 - 10:19AM

    Its Good to see LUMS in Top 300 universities in the world but it is not enough. We all have to work hard to see more than one university in top ten universities of the world. And I know we can do this.Recommend

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