Entry requirements

The E-Business and Innovation MSc is a popular programme, and competition for places is intense. To be considered for admission, you will need a good honours degree (a minimum of a 2:1 or GPA of 3.2 on a four-point scale). We can also accept an equivalent professional qualification.

You can find out more about the international qualifications we accept on the main University website.

Subject of first degree

Many of our students are likely to have degrees in either a management discipline or a computing-related discipline. However, we also welcome able and committed students with good degrees in other subject areas. All students will need to attend bridging modules to establish the foundation needed for the subsequent modules delivered throughout the programme, regardless of what you have studied for your first degree.

Work experience

You do not need any previous work experience in either business or IT to enrol on this programme. Given the nature of the programme, however, and the focus on integrating theory and practice, this can be a considerable asset, and each year, there are likely to be some students in the class with professional experience that they are looking to build on.

English language requirements

Studying at Masters level demands a high level of fluency in written and spoken language, and excellent comprehension. For this reason, non-native speakers of English are normally asked to demonstrate their English language competence by taking one of the internationally recognised tests below.

Our minimum language requirements for postgraduate study at LUMS are:

  • IELTS 7.0, with at least 6.0 in each element
  • Pearson Academic (PTE) 70, with at least 55 in each element
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) grade C
  • ToEFL iBT 100 (with minimum 22 in each skill)

Please note: IELTS and Pearson scores are valid for two years from the test date. Also, note that ToEFL tests are no longer recognised by the UK Visas and Immigration Office for entry to pre-sessional English language courses.