LM Thapar School of Management: A Founding Stone for a Revolutionized New India

The institute aims to educate globally sensitive graduates with a scholarly and social entrepreneurial mindset

Grounded in the ethos of social entrepreneurial mindset and sustainability, LM Thapar School of Management, is a leading business school committed to develop professionals who are adept at creating and propagating sustainable and ethical management practices. With precisely this in mind, the vision of this business school is ‘New India starts here’. It wishes to become the business school of New India. It wants to be a source of impactful ideas for designing, architecting, and constructing the new India of our dreams.

LM Thapar School of Management, a unit of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET), Patiala, is one of the most prestigious B-Schools in India. Established in 2007 at Patiala Campus of the Institute, the school was shifted to Dera Bassi near Chandigarh, in 2013 as a standalone unit of TIET.

Distinct Courses LM Thapar School Offers

The entire two-year MBA program curriculum is divided into the following four broad areas; Core courses, Complementary Certificate courses, Management and Organizational consulting (6-8 Weeks Summer Internship) and Specializations.

There are nine specializations offered in the 2nd year of the MBA Program which includes; Finance, Information Systems, Operations, Human Resource, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Energy and Sustainability, Education Management and Leadership, and International Management and Strategy.

The Finance Specialization

The institute has a rigorous finance curriculum, with a good mix of theory and practice. Students are provided with sound financial principles, and special emphasis is laid on managing the finance for enterprises. The faculty provides a comprehensive behind-the-scenes perspective to its pupils from the established theories and their extensive industry experience.

The LM Thapar School aims to build leaders in Finance who are able to come up with financially sound, creative, and innovative solutions, within the given constraints. It offers a variety of courses such as Securities Analysis & Portfolio Management, Corporate Valuation and Restructuring, Banking and Financial Services, Insurance and Risk Management, Wealth Management and Personal Financial Planning, Strategic Cost Management and Control, Entrepreneurial Finance, Investment Banking, Project and Infrastructure Finance, Advanced Financial Statement Analysis, Financial Derivatives and Risk Management, Behavioural Finance, Fixed Income Securities, and Financial Econometrics under finance specialization.

An Able and Thought-out leader

Prof. Padmakumar Nair, who is the Director, holds Ph.D. from University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands; and Degree in Engineering from University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. With more than 50 refereed publications and holding adjunct positions in the universities such as University of Cambridge, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Cambridge, UK; University of Twente, Netherlands; University of Tokyo, Department of Chemical System Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, etc. His aim is to develop professionals who are adept at creating and propagating sustainable and ethical management practices across the globe. He wishes to achieve this goal by providing a passionate group of faculties with rich industry and academic experience from the leading international and national institutes.

Scholarships and Fellowships Offered

Financial support in the form of scholarships and fellowship is extended by LM Thapar school to its students pursuing MBA (75 Emerging Leader Scholarships), Ph.D. (Fellowship & Fee waiver), and M.Phil. fellowships. Students who have achieved academic and overall performance excellence are selected. A key consideration in its selection of scholarships and fellowships awards is the degree to which the school believes the candidate will make a significant contribution to the quality of the School’s Masters and Doctoral programs. 

Major Achievements Over the Years

The institute has achieved many milestones, which include:

  • The school has started two new academic programs – Ph.D. (Residential) and M.Phil. with full fellowship for 4 years from the academic session 2017-18 onwards.
  • Three of their students joined M.A. program in Environmental Studies at Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel under credit exchange program.
  • Seven of their students got placed at Electrolux – Stockholm, Sweden, KPMG Crimsonwing, Malta, and Jay Kay Global, Ghana.
  • The school is a member of two international accreditation agencies, EQUIS (EFMD) and AACSB International. The institute’s eligibility application was approved by AACSB International in June 2017.
  • The school was recently selected for funding by the Erasmus+ Program as an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree under MARIHE consortium of Danube University, Krems, Austria.

Words of Trust:

“Thapar has helped me nurture myself and develop a skill set that has given my career an excellent platform. It also gave me an eye to look at things from a wider perspective, yet keep my focus on small details. I am grateful that I enrolled for this course which gave my career a solid platform.” Himanshu Arora (MBA 2014-16, LMTSM), secured job in Electrolux- Stockholm

“The comprehensive course plan and the growth-oriented curriculum which includes mandatory internships, industrial tour, and placement assistance helped me build the necessary skills and acumen to distinguish oneself in today’s competitive world.”Chhavi Jain (MBA 2016-18, LMTSM), secured job in Thoughtfocus- Blackstone

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