SVKM’s NMIMS Deemed to be University, one of India’s leading educational institutions with a 40-year legacy of academic excellence, invites applications for MBA (Law) at School of Business Management (SBM), at its Mumbai campus. This two-year management programis the first of its kind in the country, designed to hone business leaders with a domain specialization in law. With a rising demand in corporate sectors for managers possessing legal expertise, thisprogram has received tremendous response from the industry because of its interdisciplinary and futuristic curriculum.
To be eligible, an applicant must have an LL.B. degree from a recognized university, with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks. Candidates who have passed the Chartered Accountancy examination conducted by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the Company Secretary examination conducted by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, or the Cost Accountancy examination conducted by The Institute of CostAccountants of India are also eligible to apply.
Admissions are permitted after candidates successfully pass through written tests, conducted by NMIMS. Alternatively, candidates with GMAT score of 600 and above (GMAT score of last 5 years will be considered) or Candidates with a score of 200 and above in NMAT by GMAC for 2020 admissions will be considered. Selected candidates will be called for a personal interview.
SBM’s MBA (Law) graduates have been well received by multi-national groups and corporate groups such as PwC, Ernst and Young, Deloitte, Legasis Services Pvt. Ltd., Avantis, HDFC Ltd., Kotak Mahindra Bank, Mahindra. Aditya Birla, Marsh, Reliance JioInfocomm, Aranca, Michael Page, Tata AIA IIFL, Berkeley Research Group, among others. Equipped with expertise in two functions, MBA (Law) graduates have an edge over their contemporaries in every sector. Suitable career roles range from legal, investment banking and IP consulting to being part of an organization legal, Finance M&A, IPR teams, eventually working in critical functions such as legal advisory, contract and transactions management, corporate governance, and compliance.
Hrithika Choudhary, Manager HR, Marsh India Insurance Brokers, said, “We value our association with MBA (Law) course of NMIMS, and truly believe that it nurtures the best pedigree of future-ready talent who are equipped with the right skills sets and technical knowledge, to suit our requirements. The students have the optimum blend and exposure of law and management which has proven to be of substantial use, especially in organizations such as ours. The SBM alumni employed at Marsh India have consistently performed well to add value to our organization and growth journey. We are certain that this program and the talent it produces will continue to witness immense success.”
Commenting on the program, Dr. Bala Krishnamoorthy, Dean In-charge, SVKM’s NMIMS School of Business Management, said, “With an increasing overlap of legal issues in business, there is strong demand for professionals with interwoven skills and a robust understanding of both business and law. To run a business successfully one needs to possess in-depth knowledge of the regulatory environment across different sectors. Given the scarcity of such specialized talent, there was an urgent need for a program that combined the domains of law and management in a cohesive manner, and that went beyond a few modules on corporate law. We conceived MBA (Law) as a program that would combine these two specialities to develop multi-skilled leaders who can help organizations deal with the legal aspects of various functions. Our goal is to groom lawyers into business leaders by providing them the academic knowledge and the problem-solving skills of a manager. The success of our program is a testament to our belief in this management program that combines two domain specializations.”
Dr. Paritosh Basu, Sr. Professor & Prog. Chairperson, Finance & MBA-Law, School of Business Management, further added, “As we see increasing specialization in business functions, the demand for multi-skilled managers with expertise in more than one domain has also risen sharply. MBA (Law) equips students with dual expertise in law and business, giving them a legal perspective to managerial functions. The specialized curriculum designed in consultation with seasoned academics and industry experts bridges the crucial knowledge gap and creates synergies by bringing management and law together. With internships and immersive project work, it also provides students with industry exposure and business insights so that they can hit the ground running after completing the program.”
NMIMS’ MBA (Law) program focuses on developing skills in management, data analysis, and soft skills multi-modal communication, along with a focus on the domestic and international laws governing business. Students are encouraged to develop critical thinking and emotional intelligence with an innovative approach to problem-solving. They gain expertise in laying out legal briefs, planning policy documents, and carrying out standard operating and monitoring procedures in total compliance with the laws, regulations, and governance requirements of the country.
Accreditation: SBM has the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, which is known as the longest-standing and most prestigious professional accreditation in business education. It has NAAC accreditation with Grade A+ (3.59 CGPA), Mumbai Campus and is recognized as Category-I University by MHRD/UGC Grant of Graded Autonomy Regulation, 2018.