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Courses Offered

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.

Term I

  • S No.
  • Subjects
  • 1
  • Behavioral Science - I
  • 2
  • Self and Leadership Communication
  • 3
  • Managerial Economics
  • 4
  • Management Accounting - I
  • 5
  • IT Tools
  • 6
  • Marketing Management - I
  • 7
  • Statistics for Decision Making
  • 8
  • Sustainability and Business

Term II

  • S No.
  • Subjects
  • 1
  • Behavioral Science - II
  • 2
  • Macroeconomics
  • 3
  • Management Accounting - II
  • 4
  • Financial Management - I
  • 5
  • Information Systems Management
  • 6
  • Marketing Management - II
  • 7
  • Operations Research
  • 8
  • Operations Management - I

Term III

  • S No.
  • Subjects
  • 1
  • Organizational Design
  • 2
  • Human Resource Management
  • 3
  • Financial Management - II
  • 4
  • Business Law
  • 5
  • Business Research Methods
  • 6
  • Operations Management - II
  • 7
  • Strategic Management - I

The elective courses are offered in the second year to the participants with the opportunity to concentrate on their areas of interest. The endeavor is that the participants graduating from IIM Shillong be equipped with substantial knowledge in those domains.

The table below lists the electives on offer each term.

Term IV

  • S No.
  • Subjects
  • 1
  • Performance Assessment and Management
  • 2
  • Staffing in Organizations
  • 3
  • Emotional Intelligence and Managerial Effectiveness
  • 4
  • Behavioral tools for Assessment and Measurement
  • 5
  • There is an end to this road: Deconstructing Advertising
  • 6
  • Designing Compensation Management System
  • 7
  • Macroeconomics and Public Policy for Business
  • 8
  • Health Economics for Corporate Sector
  • 9
  • Corporate Banking
  • 10
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • 11
  • Management of Financial Services
  • 12
  • Management Control System
  • 13
  • Investment Banking And Business Valuation
  • 14
  • Creative Problem Solving Techniques for Organization Excellence
  • 15
  • VBA for Spreadsheet Automation

Term IV (continuation)

  • S No.
  • Subjects
  • 16
  • Marketing of Information Technology
  • 17
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • 18
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • 19
  • Consumer Behavior
  • 20
  • Business to Business Marketing Management
  • 21
  • Advanced Selling Skills and Sales Management
  • 22
  • International Marketing
  • 23
  • Six Sigma and Lean Thinking
  • 24
  • Pricing Analytics and Revenue Management
  • 25
  • Project Management
  • 26
  • Service Operations Management
  • 27
  • Environment Management
  • 28
  • Managing Technological Innovations

Term V

  • S No.
  • Subjects
  • 1
  • North East Studies 1: Innovation and Development in NER
  • 2
  • Contemporary Techniques in Training and Development
  • 3
  • Balance Score Card
  • 4
  • Industrial Relations and Dynamics
  • 5
  • Talent Assessment and Management
  • 6
  • Decoding Organizational Pathologies
  • 7
  • Business Dynamics in Emerging Markets
  • 8
  • Financial Econometrics and Application
  • 9
  • Financial Engineering
  • 10
  • Risk Management in Banks and Financial Institutions
  • 11
  • Project Finance
  • 12
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • 13
  • Merger and Acquisition
  • 14
  • Management Consulting
  • 15
  • E-Business Strategy

Term V (continuation)

  • S No.
  • Subjects
  • 16
  • Software Project Management
  • 17
  • Information Technology Product Engineering Management
  • 18
  • Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • 19
  • Brand Management
  • 20
  • Retail Management
  • 21
  • Rural Marketing
  • 22
  • Product Management
  • 23
  • Digital Marketing & E-Commerce
  • 24
  • Business Strategy Modeling
  • 25
  • Advance Quantitative Methods
  • 26
  • Managing Inventories in Business
  • 27
  • A to Z of Innovation Management
  • 28
  • Strategic Transformation

Term VI

  • S No.
  • Subjects
  • 1
  • Business and Societal Transformation
  • 2
  • Interventions for Effectiveness in Modern Organizations
  • 3
  • Cross Culture Management
  • 4
  • HR Analytics: Measuring Human Capital Worth
  • 5
  • Essentials of Labor Laws
  • 6
  • Inspired Leadership Through Personal Mastery
  • 7
  • Econometric 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

Term VI (continuation)

  • S No.
  • Subjects
  • 16
  • Strategy and New Media
  • 17
  • Management of Commercial Contracts (India & International)
  • 18
  • Corporate Information Strategy
  • 19
  • Strategic Outsourcing of IT
  • 20
  • IT 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
  • 26
  • Distribution and Logistics Management
  • 27
  • Purchasing and Sourcing Management
  • 28
  • Sustainable Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • 29
  • Game Theory and Business Strategy
  • Behavioral Science - II 
  • Macroeconomics 
  • Management Accounting - II 
  • Financial Management - I 
  • Information Systems Management 
  • Marketing Management - II 
  • Operations Research 
  • Operations Management - I
  • Organizational Design
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management - II 
  • Business Law 
  • Business Research Methods 
  • Operations Management - II 
  • Strategic Management - I
  • North East Studies 1: Innovation and Development in NER
  • Contemporary Techniques in Training and Development
  • Balance Score Card
  • Industrial Relations and Dynamics
  • Talent Assessment and Management
  • Decoding Organizational Pathologies
  • Business Dynamics in Emerging Markets
  • Financial Econometrics and Application
  • Financial Engineering
  • Risk Management in Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Project Finance
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Merger and Acquisition
  • Management Consulting
  • E-Business Strategy
  • Software Project Management
  • Information Technology Product Engineering Management
  • Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • Brand Management
  • Retail Management 
  • Rural Marketing 
  • Product Management
  • Digital Marketing & E-Commerce
  • Business Strategy Modeling
  • Advance Quantitative Methods 
  • Managing Inventories in Business 
  • A to Z of Innovation Management 
  • Strategic Transformation
  • Business and Societal Transformation 
  • Interventions for Effectiveness in Modern Organizations 
  • Cross Culture Management 
  • HR Analytics: Measuring Human Capital Worth 
  • Essentials of Labor Laws
  • Inspired Leadership Through Personal Mastery 
  • Econometric Modelling for Business
  • Treasury Management in Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Doing Business in North East India
  • Asset Pricing
  • International Finance
  • Financial Markets and Corporate Strategy
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Micro Finance
  • Wealth Management
  • Strategy and New Media
  • Management of Commercial Contracts (India & International)
  • Corporate Information Strategy
  • Strategic Outsourcing of IT
  • IT Business Consulting Strategy & Life Cycle
  • Services Marketing
  • Real Estate Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Managing Risk in Supply Chains
  • Distribution and Logistics Management
  • Purchasing and Sourcing Management
  • Sustainable Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Game Theory and Business Strategy
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