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.
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
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.
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.
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 (continuation)
Term V (continuation)
Term VI (continuation)