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School Expert Q&A: Universal Business School

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About the Program

  • Name of the school: Universal Business School
  • School location: Kushivili, PO Gaurkamath, Vadap, Karjat – 410201, Mumbai, Dist – Raigad, Near Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Year school started: March, 2009
  • Global ranking: Ranked by India Today as a 5 Star University, May 27, 2013; Ranked by TOI in top three with best faculty
  • Name of the programs:
    • AICTE Approved MBA – PGDM (15 months)
    • AICTE Approved Executive MBA (15 months)
    • AICTE Approved MBA Degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK (15 months)
    • AICTE Approved MBA Degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK + PGPM from UBS (15 months)
    • Weekend MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK (two years)

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Admission Criteria

  • NMAT by GMAC™ Score Range: 135 - 240
  • Work Experience Requirement, if any: Not Required 
  • Interview Process: Yes – 2 Rounds
  • Group Discussion Process: No
  • Any other requirement in the admissions process: No 

Application Process

  • How does one apply for the programme? Online application through official website of Universal Business School
  • What is the Application fee? INR 1500/- 
  • When does the application process start? September 1, 2021
  • What is the last date to apply? January 15, 2022

Admission Process

  • What was the NMAT by GMAC™ score cut-off for accepted students for 2021 intake: 150
  • What constitutes work experience? Full Time paid work for above 1 year 
  • When should I expect an invitation for an interview?  Within 4 weeks of your Application Form
  • Who should I contact if I have a question regarding my application? Sonal Kantaria; admissions@ubs.org.in 

Fees & Other Expenses

  • What is the estimated cost for the entire program for a student? : INR 8,50,000/-
  • What is the cost of living for the duration of the programme?  : INR 1,78,000/- 
  • Are there other costs to be taken into consideration? INR30,000/- Security Deposit; INR 5,000/- Laundry

Financial Support Option Available to Students

  • What are the scholarship options available for NMAT by GMAC™ students? NMAT score: 240+ : INR 2,00,000/- Scholarship; NMAT score 210+ : INR 1,00,000/- Scholarship
  • What are the criteria for determining scholarship applications? 
    1. Academic Excellence
    2. Interview Feedback
  • What are the options of availing a loan? All Nationalized Banks, HDFC Bank, Yes Bank, Axis Bank & Credila
  • What is the loan amount that a student is eligible for and what are the documents required? Student is eligible for an Education Loan of INR 7.5 Lacs without Collateral; Student can avail a higher loan with collateral.
    Applicant: Student
    a) One Passport photo
    b) All marksheet and qualification certificates with all the semesters (Self Attested)
    c) ID Card - Pan card copy (Self Attested) / Birth Certificate / School Leaving Certificate
    d) Aadhar card (Self Attested) (No SMART Card)
    e) UBS letter with fee structure and all past receipts (if paid)
    f) Credit Protect Insurance from HDFC Life is to be taken for applicant.

    Co-Applicant : Father / Mother / Spouse / Sibling
    a) One Passport photo
    b) Pan card copy (Self Attested)
    c) Aadhar card (Self Attested) (No SMART Card) / Rent Agreement with Latest Electricity Bill.
    d) Six months bank statement (Self Attested)
    e) One cheque if HDFC bank account else Four cheques of other bank account.

    Additional Documents (Only if Loan is exceeding INR 4 Lac)
    f) Three months Salary slips and Form 16 (If the loan exceeds 4 lac) (If Salaried)
    g) 3 years ITR with CA Attested and bifurcation of all accounts statements, Gumasta and Address Proof of Office. (If Self Employed)
    h)  Fixed Deposit of 110 % of the loan amount, if the loan amount is more the7.5 Lakh

Curriculum/Faculty/Student Exchange/Hostel accommodation facilities of the school

  • How many intakes in a year and when? 1 Intake – July Batch
  • Size of the intake: 60
  • What are the specializations available? Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Luxury Management, Global Management & Leadership, Consulting, Logistics
  • What is the geographical representation of the candidates at your school? Any student exchange programs available at your school? 
    1. Students come from 26 States of India and 18 Countries
    2. Student Exchange with 26 Universities in 25 Countries
  • What % of the batch finds jobs within 3 months of graduation? 99%
  • What is the mean starting salary of a class after graduation?  INR 7.05 Lacs
  • What are the key sectors represented in recruiters for this programme? Banking & Financial Services, FMCG, Consumer Electronics, Asset Management, Logistics, Automobiles, Market Research, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Lubricants. IT, Real Estate, e-commerce, Retail, Telecom, Insurance, Rating Agencies, Power, Food Processing, Stock Broking, Investment Banking, Equity Research, Consumer Durables, Services, Fitness, Beauty & Hotel 
  • Share with us the names of some top recruiters for this programme: Deloitte, Hindustan Unilever, Marico, Cap Gemini, DHL Logistics, HDFC Bank, IDFC Capital First, Yes Bank, Square Capital, Blackrock AMC, Julius Baer, Enrich Salons, Byjus, Anarock, Franke Faber, S&P Global, Flipkart, Café Coffee Day, Mahindra Group, CBRE, Thomas Assessments, Kuhne-Nagel, Gulf Oil, Cult fit, CMIE….
  • Does your school run any initiatives to promote classroom diversity: If yes, please share details 
    1. Multi-cultural teams
    2. Global Internationalization at Home projects
    3. Multi-dimensional Design thinking
    4. Highest Gender Diversity amongst B-schools at 35%