Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM) 2018

Institute Name:  IIM Ranchi

Course Type:  Regular Courses

Apply By:  02 Apr . 2018

Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM) 2018

The Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM) is doctoral programme of IIM Ranchi for the individuals with work experience and it is designed to meet the requirements of the employer organization, and at the same time engaging in learning and research at IIM Ranchi. This programme has the objective of developing outstanding scholars for teaching or research careers at business schools/universities or management research institutions or careers in Government, industry, NGOs or for that matter any organization that requires advanced analytical and research capabilities. The core objective of the program is to develop an autonomous scholar by cultivating expert-level knowledge in the substantive area with area-relevant research and publication skills. To accomplish this, the FPM will seek to admit students who have a strong academic background, are highly motivated and who have the intellectual curiosity to undertake original research and provide them with knowledge and research skills that can make them specialized researchers with sufficient depth of knowledge in the various existing and emerging management knowledge domains.

FPM in IIM Ranchi is an academic programme, which may require a minimum of four years to complete. Students have to undertake first two years of rigorous course work, followed by at least two additional years for completing the research work with dissertation. The first year of the course work is common with IIM Ranchi’s Post Graduate Programme and is aimed at providing a participant with a broad understanding of the field of management. The Second Year of the coursework is to ensure that candidates develop deep understanding in their knowledge domain and ability to do rigorous research in their chosen area of specialization. The Area Comprehensive Examination at the end of the second year is designed to assess whether the candidate has acquired requisite level of proficiency in his/her area of specialization. In the subsequent years, the candidate works on the doctoral dissertation which is expected to be an original contribution in the area of management.

Students admitted to the programme receive comprehensive financial support that covers all academic and living costs. The Institute has excellent library, computing and faculty resources.

Students can apply to the following areas of specialization:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Economics
  • General Management (includes Business Communication, Business Ethics)
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management

Coursework in EFPM

  • The coursework in EFPM will have 6 terms of 9 days duration (generally, SATURDAY to next SUNDAY) each.
  • 5 terms will be compulsory research focused term, whereas the 6th term may be an optional teaching-focused term.
  • Term 1-4 will have 2 full-credit doctoral courses each. Term 1 will have two courses viz. “Philosophy of Social Science Research” and “Research Design”. Term 2 will have two courses viz. “Quantitative Research Methods” and “Qualitative Research Methods”. Term 3 will have two area depth courses while term 4 will have one area depth course and one breadth course (a full-credit doctoral course from a relevant other area).
  • Term 5 is proposed will have two three-day advanced methods workshops for giving hands-on-training to students, as per the requirements. The third three-day workshop during this term would be on academic writing.
  • Term 6 will have four teaching workshops: i) 1-day Course Design workshop, ii) 5-day Case Writing and Teaching workshop, iii) 2-day Experiential Learning workshop, and iv) 1-day Assessment workshop.

Only Online applications will be accepted. Those who have already applied in offline mode after downloading the application form; they don’t need to apply again in the online mode.

The last date for receiving the online application form is April 02, 2018.

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