Executive Ph.D. Programme - Program Overview

The Indian Institute of Management, Mumbai, admits professionally employed persons as Executive Ph.D. Scholars without any financial assistance. The programme encompasses various facets of contemporary Industrial, Business, and Social Issues in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Analytics and Data Science, Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management, Marketing, Finance, Economics & Strategy, and Sustainability Management.

A Scholar in this category is a professionally employed person, who pursues the doctoral Programme while continuing the duties of his/her service. The Institute does not provide any assistantship/fellowship to such a Scholar. The research work leading to doctoral degree may be carried out largely in the parent organization under the overall guidance provided by a faculty member of the Institute.

a) Officer/ Executive level employees of All India Services/ Central Government (Ministry of Defence, and all other Ministries and Departments)/ State Governments /Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies;

b) Individuals with rich Managerial experience from reputed Private Organizations.

  • Such Organizations shall be listed in the premier Stock Exchanges and shall have an annual turnover of at least 200 crore rupees.
  • There would be no residential requirements for such candidates. However, the candidate has to spend at least one week per semester at IIM MUMBAI, interacting with his supervisor(s). During this period, Scholars may avail hostel facilities if available on an actual payment basis.
  • Candidates should preferably have demonstrated research potential through research papers in reputed International Conferences/ Journals/ Patents/ Technology transfer.