K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai MBA Sports Management: Offers Action Learning with Career Opportunities in $707 Bn Global Market; Check USPs, Fees, Selection Process; Last Date to Apply - June 13, 2022

MBAUniverse.com News Desk |
June 11, 2022
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai, the constituent B-school of Somaiya Vidyavihar University has launched 2 Years Full Time MBA in Sports Management to develop professionally trained and industry ready managers for the upcoming sports related sector which is expected to become a $707.84 billion Global market in a few years. If you have passion for sports, have good profile and have decent CAT/XAT/ CMAT/NMAT/GMAT score, you should apply for admission 2022. Last date to apply is June 13, 2022
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Mumbai MBA-SM

K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai, an autonomous MBA College duly approved by UGC and notified by the University of Mumbai, is a constituent of  Somaiya Vidyavihar University. In addition to its MBA and MBA (HCM), K J Somaiya has launched MBA (Sports Management) in 2020. The candidates with good profile and decent CAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT score will be shortlisted for final selection round by K J Somaiya. The application for MBA- Sports Management admission 2022 is open and the last date to apply is June 13, 2022 till midnight.

With other MBA programs already offered, the obvious queries are - what is the vision behind launching the MBA-SM, what career opportunities does the program offer, who is an ideal candidate for the program, what are key features and USPs and more. To get the responses, MBAUniverse.com interviewed Dr Monica Khanna, Director, K J Somaiya  Institute of Management. Read below the excerpts of responses and key program highlights as shared by Dr Khanna to MBAUniverse.com. Also read key USPs, Fees, Placements, Admission process for MBA-SM offered at K J Somaiya.

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Q. What is the vision behind launching the MBA in Sports Management? What career opportunities it offers..

Ans. Sports is one of the largest industries worldwide in terms of generating employment and revenue. While the Global sports market is expected to touch$ 707.84 billion by 2026, Indian sports and fitness goods market reached a value of US$ 1934 Million in 2021 and is expected to reach US$3065 Million by 2027.

Q Which are the Fast Growing Sports Sectors with career opportunities?

Ans. Fast growing sports sectors consist of Athlete / Talent (also Rights & Licensing), Management, Sports Marketing / Sponsorship, Sports Tourism, Sports Digital Solutions, e-Sports, Sports Venue Operations and Management, Sports Analytics.

Some of the Drivers of Growth include Sports leagues like IPL, ISL, PKL; Increasing sports sponsorships; Esports; Rise of fan engagement platforms like Dream11 and MPL among others

Q. What are the Distinctive Features of MBA in Sports Management as offered at K J Somaiya from other Institutes?


  • The Program is offered in association with Somaiya Sports Academy which has state-of-the-art sports facilities and dedicated team of certified coaches providing world class coaching across 12 sports.
  • MBA-SM offers latest courses to develop professionally trained and industry ready managers for sports and sports-related sectors.
  • On-ground experiential learning opportunities (action learning) and international immersion opportunities
  • Masterclasses facilitated by experts from the sports management industry

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Q. Who is an ideal candidate for the MBA-SM programme? Please share

Ans. The ideal candidate for the MBA-SM program is the one who

  • Has Passion for sports
  • Participated in state, national or international level
  • Writes/blogs on various sports

With this information, let’s learn more about K J Somaiya, Mumbai and the MBA Sports management program offered by the institute.  

Table of Contents
In this article, we shall cover:

1.  K. J. Somaiya Key Highlights and USPs

2.  K. J. Somaiya Mumbai MBA Sports Management Fees & Intake

3. KJ Somaiya MBA-SM Placement 2022

4. K J Somaiya MBA Sports Management: Career Opportunities

5. KJ Somaiya Mumbai MBA-SM Admission Criteria 2022: Key Points

6. How to Apply for KJ Somaiya Mumbai MBA-SM Admission?

7. Last date to Apply for K J Somaiya Mumbai MBA-SM Admission 2022

8. KJ Somaiya Mumbai MBA-SM Eligibility for admission 2022

1. K J Somaiya Institute of Management: Key Highlights

1.1 Quality Education with Values: K J Somaiya believes in providing quality education to its students, steeped in Indian ethos and value system

1.2 Rankings & Global Accreditation: K J Somaiya has prestigious international accreditation by AACSB and SAQS. It is Ranked #26 in MBAUniverse.com B-school Ranking 2022 and #56 among Top B-schools in India by MHRD NIRF Ranking 2021. The MBA-Sports Management program is recognized by UGC.

1.3 High Placements: Highest Salary in Placements 2022 was Rs. 26.50 LPA, and Average Salary was Rs.10.67 LPA. This is at par with top B-schools.

1.4 Top Recruiters at K J Somaiya Institute of Management: Google, HUL, GEP, HSBC, Amazon, Invesco, Crisil, Citi Bank, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, SAP, Deloitte, Accenture, Capgemini

1.5 International Linkage:  K J Somaiya has academic collaboration with leading universities in USA, Europe, Asia for working together to promote academics, research, experiential learning

1.6 Illustrious Alumni: With an alumni base of over 10000 alumni spread across the globe, K J Somaiya constantly connects & collaborates with its alumni. Many of the alumni are the industry leaders and they share their knowledge & experience with students at the institute.

1.7 Financial Aid Facility: In order to make quality education accessible and affordable to all, Somaiya Vidyavihar University offers Financial Aid to those in need.

2. K. J. Somaiya Mumbai MBA Sports Management Fees & Intake

K. J. Somaiya Mumbai MBA-SM Fees, seats are as below. The institute offers 2 years full time MBA-SM program along with other important regular MBA and executive MBA and doctoral management programmes.

Programme Offered

 K. J. Somaiya Mumbai Fees


MBA (Sports Management)

Rs. 18,78,877/-


2.1 MBA Sports Management - Specializations

K J Somaiya offers following specializations in MBA Sports Management Program:


Specializations offered

MBA (Sports Management)

Marketing, Branding, Media Management, Sports Event Management, Sports Tourism Management, Business Management, Strategy & Leadership

3. K J Somaiya MBA-SM Placements 2022

K J Somaiya has a consistent record of high placements. Launched in 2020, the first batch of MBA-Sports Management is passing out in 2022. Key Highlights are

  • The first batch of MBA Sports Management achieved 100 percent placements.
  • Highest salary stood at Rs.15 LPA
  • Due to the pandemic. Placements were obtained in sports allied sectors like Consulting, fin tech, IT, E commerce
  • Live projects involved working for the Asian Football confederation  Women's Asia Cup held in India.
  • Presently Students are undergoing summer internship in IPL, Bengaluru FC, Sports App among others 

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K J Somaiya Overall Placements 2022: Key Highlights

  • 2020-22 Batch size: 549 Students in MBA/IB/RM/FS/IMC/HCM/HR/SM and EXEC Batch 2020-2022
  • Highest salary: Rs. 26.50 LPA
  • Average salary: Rs. 10.67 LPA
  • Median salary: Rs. 10.21 LPA
  • Total Recruiters so far: 135
  • New Recruiters: 35 
  • Average salary of top 100 offers: Rs. 14.62 LPA
  • Average salary of top 200 offers: Rs. 12.83 LPA
  • Average salary of top 300 offers: Rs. 11.98 LPA
  • Among the principal offers made, the students have received job offers from Industrial Sectors like Banking and Insurance Sector, IT & ITES, Financial Services, Consulting & FMCG. Sectors like Banking, IT and Financial Services are at the forefront of the hiring

Read Complete Placement Report 2022

4. K J Somaiya MBA Sports Management: Career Opportunities

MBA Sports Management offers job opportunities across Digital Marketing agencies, Sports Analytics, Business Development for Sports sponsorship, Event Management, Sports Marketing Specialists, Sports Media companies (Broadcast and Digital), Sports Sponsorship Management, Licencing Sports Property, among others. Key career growth areas are

  • Managing Sports Brands, Clubs and Sports -related Properties
  • Sports Products/ Merchandize Retailing
  • Managing Health and Fitness Chains
  • Health and Fitness Apps
  • Sports Medicine and Nutrition
  • Event Management Companies
  • Sports Leagues
  • Sports and Leisure Clubs
  • Sports Media Management
  • Sports Journalism

5. KJ Somaiya Mumbai MBA-SM Admission Criteria 2022: Salient Points

K J Somaiya Mumbai MBA-SM Admission Criteria is two step process involving the Shortlisting criteria based on profile and decent entrance exam score and the Final admission selection Criteria with varying weightage to different components. Step by Step process for KJ Somaiya Institute of Management MBA-SM Admission 2022 is detailed below:

Step-1: KJ Somaiya Mumbai MBA-SM Admission Shortlisting Criteria 2022

Step-2: KJ Somaiya Mumbai MBA-SM Admission Final Selection Criteria 2022

Check below in detail each step of K J Somaiya Mumbai MBA-SM admission criteria and selection process

5.1 Step-1: K J Somaiya Mumbai MBA-SM Shortlisting Criteria

K J Somaiya will shortlist the candidates based on profile and following entrance exams and SoP. The Shortlisting criteria will be as under:

  • K J Somaiya will shortlist candidates on the basis of good academic and sports based profile alongwith entrance exam score
  • The entrance exam scores accepted for MBA-SM admission shortlisting are CAT 2021, XAT 2022, CMAT 2022, NMAT 2021 and GMAT taken from January 1, 2019 to January 31, 2022)
  • For NMAT, the scores of only the first attempt of the students will be considered.
  • K J Somaiya will consider aggregate scores and not sectional scores of the applicants in the acceptable entrance exams for shortlisting.
  • Applicants may submit more than one entrance test score. K J Somaiya will consider the best test score for shortlisting.
  • The candidates need to submit Statement of Purpose (SoP) which will be also be a key component for shortlisting
  • Shortlisted candidates need to fill Candidate Profile Form for CA/PI process.

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5.1.1 KJ Somaiya Mumbai MBA-SM Cut Off

KJ Somaiya Mumbai Cut Off depends upon the quality & number of applications received and varies from year to year for different courses. K J Somaiya Mumbai MBA-SM Cutoff 2022 is decided on the basis of aggregate percentile score in the entrance exam although candidates should also score well across the sections of the entrance exam. 

5.2 Step-2: KJ Somaiya Mumbai MBA-SM Admission Final Selection Criteria 2022

  • Final admission round at K J Somaiya will consist of CA-PI and will be conducted online
  • K J Somaiya selection criteria after final admission round award 25% weight to Entrance exam score; 10% weight to Academics; 5% Weight to Work Experience; 25% weight to Personal Interview; 10% Weight to Case Analysis; 10% Weight to Achievements; 5% weight to sports related activities; 10% weight to Statement of Purpose (SoP)
  • Final selection  merit list with position of the candidates will be declared based on the above parameters
  • Candidates will get admission offer letter through email if selected.

5.2.1 K J Somaiya Mumbai MBA-SM Admission 2022: Final Selection weights

For the admission process, following weights will be given

Admission Weight Component

Percentage of Weight



 Case Analysis


 Personal Interview


 Work Experience


 Past Academic Record


 Outstanding Achievements




Statement of Purpose (SoP)




6. How to Apply for MBA-SM Admission at K J Somaiya, Mumbai: Step by Step Process

K J Somaiya MBA-SM application should be submitted online. The application fee is Rs.3000/-

Step by step process is detailed as under:

Step 1: Register: Before beginning to register, read the instructions to fill up the form. At the K J Somaiya admission application window ‘Register’, you should login as new user by inserting your Name, Email ID and other required details.

Step 2: Personal Information: Login as existing user and fill in all your personal details, address, valid ID proof, preferred PI centres and your sports interest along with other particulars. Complete the details and move to next page

Step 3: Upload Photograph: This page is exclusively created to upload your photograph of maximum 40 KB size.

Step 4: Enter Academic Details: Next page on K J Somaiya application form requires you to fill up all your academic details from class 10 onwards.

Step 5: Achievements: If you are an achiever in any field, you should click on ‘Yes’ and enter the details of achievements on this page

Step 6: Work Experience: If you have work experience after completing your graduation, you should complete it in months on this page. In case of no work experience simply click on ‘No’ and move ahead.

Step 7: Program & Exam score Information: This page requires you to fill in the program you are applying for (MBA SM in this case), the registration Ids/scores of the CAT/XAT/CMAT/NMAT exam you have appeared

Step 8: Make Payment of Application Fee: K J Somaiya asks you to make payment of application fee after you have completed your application form. This is the final step to fill the application form. You can make payment through Credit/Debit card, or demand draft.  

6.1. K J Somaiya Mumbai Last Date to apply for MBA-SM Admission 2022

K J Somaiya Mumbai last date to apply for MBA-SM admission 2022 is June 13, 2022

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7.  KJ Somaiya Mumbai Eligibility for MBA-SM Admission 2022

  • K J Somaiya Mumbai eligibility criteria require that the candidate must hold a bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  • If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence to determine PGDM admission eligibility would be based on the equivalence certified by the institution/university from where the bachelor's degree is obtained. In case the institution/university does not have any scheme for converting the CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by K J Somaiya by dividing the obtained CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant by 100 to confirm the Admission eligibility of the candidate. 
  • A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results is also eligible to apply for K J Somaiya MBA-SM Admission 2022.
  • Work Experience is not mandatory

With a legacy of 60 years as part of Somaiya Vidyavihar  that was established in 1959,  K J Somaiya Institute of Management Mumbai came into existence in 1981.  The institute subscribes to the latest case studies from Harvard Business School and has various databases like Ebsco, Euromonitor, ACE-Equity, Proquest, Prowess, Capline, IEEE, J-Gate, WARC ( World Advertising Research Council ) etc in order to bring the latest in the field of management into the classroom 

Somaiya Vidyavihar campus comprises more than 34 individual institutes dedicated to Arts, Sciences, Management, Humanities, Philosophies and Social Sciences as important areas of scholarship, and is spread across a 60 acre complex in Vidyavaihar, in north central area of Mumbai and a 90 acre complex in Sion in the heart of Mumbai.

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K J Somaiya prefers candidates with demonstrated potential to analyse and solve problems and those who demonstrate willingness to learn and work in gender and culture diverse teams amid tough working conditions.  Besides, Candidates are expected to have a sound grasp of current issues and gender issues in addition to general business matters.

To secure admission in K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai candidates need to have good qualifying test scores and academic credentials as well as Good reading habits and an inquisitive mind. 

K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management was inaugurated by Dr. Manmohan Singh, the former Prime Minister of India, and is consistently ranked among the top Management Institutes and top  private sector B-Schools in India.

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