Ph.D Program

Through the program the Institute aims to develop a cadre of management thought leaders who are willing to commit themselves to strive for managerial excellence and such values for a Sustainable world.

Curriculum and Coursework - Rigorous and Interdisciplinary

The program is a well-crafted rigorous process of inter-disciplinary training in all functions of management and hosts candidates who want to further their quest for knowledge and produce globally recognized research outcomes.

Field and Research Work - Focus on New Knowledge creation

The program trains students to conduct field work and to produce innovative and socially research. It encourages them to become exemplary teachers and researchers.

Industry Engagement

Industry , Government and NGOs are often associated or involved in the field and research work that is conducted.

Dissertation- Thesis

From third year onwards, students commence their doctoral dissertation work which provides them with an opportunity to make original contribution to an area of management or to one of its disciplines.

Who should apply for the program

The program is designed for those who are looking to pursue immersive research so as to develop new knowledge and insights in the Management discipline

The structure of the Ph.D program primarily aims at providing individuals with ample opportunities to explore critical issues in management, identify opportunities for new frameworks and form new insights. The program offers opportunities for carrying out advanced interdisciplinary research in all fields of management education and practice.

Program Duration

The Ph.D program is of four years duration including two years spent in rigorous course work. The coursework aims at providing an understanding of management discipline, building theoretical foundations in the core area, developing basic skills for analyzing managerial problems and instilling research interest.

The coursework is expected to enable the participant to provide the platform for future research activities. The participant is evaluated through a Comprehensive Examination after the successful completion of course work and the doctoral dissertation period begins after successfully clearing the comprehensive examination. From third year onwards, the doctoral dissertation work provides them with an opportunity to make original contribution to an area of management or to one of its disciplines..

Areas of Specialisation

  • Economics and Public Policy
  • Marketing Management
  • Finance and Control
  • Information Systems & Analytics
  • Operations and Quantitative Techniques
  • Organisation Behaviour, Human Resources
  • Strategic Management
  • Sustainability and Liberal Studies

Pedagogy

Participants are involved in research and dissertation work and often support Faculty in teaching assignments.

The Ph.D program has been structured to build capabilities and depth in exploration of issues in Management. Participants have opportunities for carrying out advanced interdisciplinary research in all fields of management education and practice.

Course Work

The participant spend the first two years ofthe program in rigorous course work. The coursework aims at providing an understanding of management discipline, building theoretical foundations in the core area, develop basic skills for analyzing managerial problems and instill research interest. The coursework is expected to provide a basis and platform for future research activities. The participant is evaluated through a Comprehensive Examination after the successful completion of course work

Doctoral Dissertation

The participant commences work on his/her doctoral dissertation after successfully clearing the comprehensive examination. The dissertation work that commences from the third year onwards, provides participants with an opportunity to make original contribution to an area of management or to one of its disciplines.

Core and Elective Courses Offered

During the first two years of the program participants cover a wide range of courses. Core courses are covered in the first three semesters and electives in the next three semesters. Participants can choose from among a number of electives.

The main objective of the core courses is to develop a fundamental and conceptual understanding of different facets of business management. These courses are derived from diverse disciplines. They provide the basic theoretical, analytical and qualitative skills for identifying, analyzing and solving problems of business in particular and of the society in general. They also help the participants in developing an integrated view of organizational and managerial functioning, and in understanding the interdependencies that inherently exist amongst the different organizational subsystems. The participants also become aware of the business and social environment which influences the decisions made in an organization. The first year of study consists only of these core courses, while a few of these courses are spread over to the second year. These courses serve as a building block for further enquiry into similar and related areas of management.

SNo. Subjects
1 Sustainability and Business
2 Management Accounting - I
3 IT Tools
4 Managerial Economics
5 Self and Leadership Communication
6 Marketing Management - I
7 Behavioral Science - I
8 Statistics for Decision Making
SNo. Subjects
1 Operations Management - I
2 Financial Management - I
3 Information Systems Management
4 Management Accounting - II
5 Macroeconomics
6 Marketing Management - II
7 Behavioral Science - II
8 Operations Research
SNo. Subjects
1 Business Law
2 Business Research Methods
3 Financial Management - II
4 Human Resource Management
5 Operations Management - II
6 Organizational Design
7 Strategic Management - I
SNo. Subjects
1Performance Assessment and Management
2 Staffing in Organizations
3Emotional Intelligence and Managerial Effectiveness
4Behavioral tools for Assessment and Measurement
5There is an end to this road: Deconstructing Advertising
6Designing Compensation Management System
7 Macroeconomics and Public Policy for Business
8 Health Economics for Corporate Sector
9Corporate Banking
10 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
11Management of Financial Services
12 Management Control System
13Investment Banking And Business Valuation
14 Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Organization Excellence
15VBA for Spreadsheet Automation
16Marketing of Information Technology
17Enterprise Resource Planning
18Business Continuity Planning
19Consumer Behavior
20Business to Business Marketing Management
21Advanced Selling Skills and Sales Management
22International Marketing
23Six Sigma and Lean Thinking
24 Pricing Analytics and Revenue Management
25Project Management
26Service Operations Management
27Environment Management
28Managing Technological Innovations
SNo. Subjects
1North East Studies 1: Innovation and Development in NER
2Contemporary Techniques in Training and Development
3Balance Score Card
4Industrial Relations and Dynamics
5Talent Assessment and Management
6Decoding Organizational Pathologies
7Business Dynamics in Emerging Markets
8Financial Econometrics and Application
9 Financial Engineering
10 Risk Management in Banks and Financial Institutions
11 Project Finance
12 Fixed Income Securities
13Merger and Acquisition
14 Management Consulting
15 E-Business Strategy
16 Software Project Management
17Information Technology Product Engineering Management
18Business Intelligence & Analytics
19 Brand Management
20Retail Management
21 Rural Marketing
22Product Management
23 Digital Marketing & E-Commerce
24 Business Strategy Modeling
25 Advance Quantitative Methods
26Managing Inventories in Business
27A to Z of Innovation Management
28Strategic Transformation
SNo. Subjects
1 Business and Societal Transformation
2 Interventions for Effectiveness in Modern Organizations
3Cross Culture Management
4HR Analytics: Measuring Human Capital Worth
5Essentials of Labor Laws
6Inspired Leadership Through Personal Mastery
7Econometric Modelling for Business
8 Treasury Management in Banks and Financial Institutions
9 Doing Business in North East India
10 Asset Pricing
11 International Finance
12 Financial Markets and Corporate Strategy
13 Behavioral Finance
14 Micro Finance
15 Wealth Management
16 Strategy and New Media
17 Management of Commercial Contracts (India & International)
18Corporate Information Strategy
19 Strategic Outsourcing of IT
20IT Business Consulting Strategy & Life Cycle
21 Services Marketing
22 Real Estate Management
23 Customer Relationship Management
24 Integrated Marketing Communications
25 Managing Risk in Supply Chains
26Distribution and Logistics Management
27 Purchasing and Sourcing Management
28 Sustainable Innovation & Entrepreneurship
29 Game Theory and Business Strategy

Ph.D is a doctoral programme of IIM Shillong. The Programme is meant for scholars with curiosity in knowledge related to management studies. The Ph.D at IIM Shillong is planned to be globally recognized, and would be a premier source of rigorous, and inter-disciplinary research in all areas of management. The programme is committed to train individuals who will excel in their respective area as educators and produce high quality research through publication of quality work of international standard.

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