B.S Management Major in Legal Management

The Legal Management Program is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of business, management, law and society. It provides knowledge and skills in the components of law and the legal intricacies of the business environment. The purpose of this multifaceted program is to develop the study of law within a business-management framework and to explore the myriad ways in which law is connected with other management disciplines pertinent to an understanding of contemporary business and society.
The BS LM program, therefore aims to develop managers of the twenty-first century who have working knowledge of law, business and society from a perspective of corporate leadership and good governance with due regard to the rights and welfare of all stakeholders.
Program Learning Outcomes
The Legal Management will abide by the program outcomes stated in Section 6 (Program Outcomes pages 5-6 of the new CHED PSG for Legal Management.
As a member of the John Gokongwei School of Management, the Legal Management Program also has the following School level outcomes:
JGSOM 1: Develop a global perspective for use in nation building
JGSOM 2: Use interdisciplinary, analytical, and sustainable approaches to solving business problems
JGSOM 3: Use interdisciplinary, analytical, and sustainable approaches in creating innovative business models
JGSOM 4: Develop technical proficiency in their areas of business concentration or major
JGSOM 5: Show an understanding of how to exercise personal moral and ethical standards
JGSOM 6: Demonstrate an understanding of transformative service leadership principles

At the Program Level, the BS Legal Management Program has the following learning outcomes:
  1. Apply legal and management principles, theories and methods to various types of organizations
  2. Analyze, evaluate and solve problems critically using legal and management tools and techniques
  3. Use interpersonal and communication skills effectively in the legal and business environment
  4. Make decisions and act within ethical standards and corporate social responsibility within the bounds of the business law

Contact Information
Michael Tan

Program Director
Ruby Rizza Mandafe
Program Secretary


The BS Management, major in Legal Management, or LM program, is designed to create managers and entrepreneurs with a working knowledge of the legal environment within which all enterprises must operate. On top of the regular business curriculum is added a law curriculum which covers all the major components of law that are encountered in the conduct of business: taxation, labor law, partnership and corporation law, laws on intellectual property.
The course is not designed to be a preparation for law school, but has proven to be an excellent pre-law program, nevertheless.  It can be especially appropriate for students who are considering a career in law, but are not certain that it is for them. The exposure to law subjects at the undergraduate level can help these students make a final determination as to their preparedness and interest in pursuing the legal profession.
Legal Management is designed primarily to be an entrepreneurial program, giving students the theoretical as well the practical tools to effectively run an enterprise. The law subjects can provide LM graduates with a competitive edge in the increasingly legalistic business environment.
Most of the major subjects involve teamwork because this is the way the real world operates. The ability to manifest leadership and take control in a team-oriented environment are today pre-requisites for business success. Students are trained to prepare business plans that are supported by extensive market research and analysis, and are asked to execute one such business plan as a requirement for graduation.
The effective integration of both business and law courses with the liberal arts core curriculum of the Ateneo creates a holistic program that produces high-impact
leaders for business, entrepreneurship and the legal profession.

Career Options for Our Graduates:
-           Banking
-           Brand Management
-           Entrepreneurship
-           Family Business Management
-           Financial Management
-           General Management
-           Government Service
-           Human Resources Management
-           Investment Management
-           Law School, eventually
            Law Practice
-           Management Consulting
-           Marketing Management
-           Production and Operations
-           Sales Management

Management Courses:
Principles of Accounting
Introduction to Managerial Accounting
Philippine Business and Economic Environment
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Principles of Marketing
Quantitative Methods and Operations/Production Applications
Principles of Finance
Organizational Behavior
Strategy FormulatioStrategy Implementation
Law Courses:
Obligations and Contracts
Law on Business Organization and Intellectual Property
Labor Laws and Social Legislation
Special Contracts and Negotiable Instruments