Adhyeta Saran

Phd in management after mba and 2 years experience

Hi, I have done my MBA in Finance and IB from IMM new delhi. I have 2 years of experience as an analyst, and have 5 year gap after that. Now I want to start my Phd in Management and work thereafter.Can u please advice for the procedure and good colleges in noida for it.

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RE: Phd in management after mba and 2 years experience

Prathamesh Kapote
Prathamesh Kapote
Verified Career Expert
Founder And Director At Canvas Career
  • Nasik

Hello PhD Aspirant,

Its really good that you are thinking of going for further education.With the addition in your education you will get a good opportunities to have a Brightful Career. As per the information provided by you have completed MBA in Finance and IB and also having a 2 years of work experience which is plus point and wise decision for planning to go for PhD program.

So lets have a glance to your queries answer step by step  :-

All Leading B-schools and several premier technology institutes and universities offer Doctoral Programmers in management and related disciplines.

The programmers are ideally designed who are academically inclined and who have some professional experience,intellectual curiosity and discipline. For these programmers there is no compulsion to have management study,in fact students from diverse academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. They are ideal for those who wish to go in teaching,advanced research or training as well as those who are looking for consulting or post-research positions in abroad.Institutes like IIMs,XLRI,ISB and other stand alone who offers FELLOW PROGRAMME in MANAGEMENT(FPM). While other universities and the IITs and NITs offer a 'PhD' in Management.

Difference between FPM and PhD:-

Difference between a PhD and FPM is similar to distinction between an MBA and PGDM. The number of prestigious FPMs colleges are higher than that of PhDs. If you wish to secure teaching positions in universities and colleges,UGC mandates that you have a PhD,while private B schools and even the IIMs appoints both an FPM and PhD.

Management doctoral programmes are structured so as to introduce students to major functional and general management areas and give them a deep insights of the concepts and theories underlying in management practices. The very first two years are dedicated to the course work and the rest to qualifying exams followed by dissertation work.

Typical Eligibility Criteria:-

1. MastersDegree(any discipline) or a professional qualification (eg. CA,ICWA,CS) with at least 55% or a BE/B.Tech(four years) with at least 60% marks or equivalent GPA.
2.Students are eligible to appear for Common Admission Test(CAT) conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management or the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the University Grants Commission(UGC). Those who qualify any of these test are eligible to get admission to research programmes leading to Ph.D. with fellowship /Stipend.
3.The Indian Institutes of Management conducts computer based Admission Test (CAT) every year as a prerequisite for admissionn to postgraduate programmes and doctoral level Fellow Programmes in Management(FPM).
4.Students appearing in their final year examination are also eligible to appear for IIM-CAT. IIMS and several other B-Schools use CAT score to shortlist candidates for GD and PI to postgraduate and fellow programmes in management.Website:
5.UGC conducts NET for junior fellowships and lectureship in various humanities.Those who have secured at least 55% marks in their Master's Degree course and those appearing in their final year examination are eligible to appear for the test. For JRF the age limit is 28 years. Website:

Where to Study:-
All the IIMs and leading B-Schools such as XLRI, Several IITs and NITs,IISc and engineering Institutes such as Delhi Technological University,BITSPilani,Thapar University have a department of Management Studies that offers PhD programmes.

List of Colleges:-
The IIMs at Kozhikode,Ahemdabad, Bangalore, Indore, Lucknow and Calcutta offer excellent facilities for pursuing FELLOW PROGRAMME IN MANAGEMENT(FPM) leading to PhD.
1.IIM Kozhikode
2.IIM Bangalore
4.IIM Calcutta
5.IIM Indore
6.IIM Lucknow
7.IIF(Indian Institute of Forest Management)Bhopal
8.Faculty of Management Studies(FMS),Delhi University
9.BharathidasanInsitiute of Management,BHELComplex,Tiruchapalli
10. National Institute of Technology,Calicut
12.Punjab University,Chandigarh
13.Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Madras
15.Birla Institute of Technology,Mesra,Ranchi
17.Birla Institute of Technology and Science,Pilani,Rajasthan
19.Xavier Institute of Management,Bhubaneshwar

List of more universities that offer Ph.Dprogrammes in management can be held from either the University Handbook of Management Education published by the Association of Indian Universities,New Delhi.

Hope You find this information helpful.Wish you GOOD LUCK for Your Bright career.

Feel free to get in touch again.

Thank you Warm Regards,Prathamesh K.

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RE: Phd in management after mba and 2 years experience

Aparna M Venkatesan
Aparna M Venkatesan
Verified Career Expert
PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist
  • Hosur


Thank you for writing to us. From your inquiry, I see you could pass the basic eligible criteria to be able to apply for a PhD in India. However I am skeptical on whether you are truly passionate about doing a PhD. You have mentioned as a five year gap and could you please be clear about it? Were you off the workforce in the last five years and is it because of that you are considering a PhD?

Doing a PhD is a wise decision but it is not as easy as you think. PhD is not a cake walk at all, and it isn't like just any other course or degree on the Earth. It is an intense program where a person needs to be very studious and dedicated through out the journey. As part of your PhD in Management subject, you need to review the existing Business and Management literature and identify gap in existing theoretical knowledge. There on you propose a theory to support the identified gap and also prove it through some empirical research. So doing all this within three years requires a lot of dedication and undivided attention. I'm explaining this to you, only to help you understand PhD journey is not an easy walk but a trekking on an uphill. Beyond all this, if you are truly passionate of reading a PhD, then you have to be definitely appreciated for this decision.

PhD Management is offered by almost all colleges in India and within Noida, Amity Business school is a bit popular. To apply for Amity, a basic under graduation with 60% and a Masters including the MBA with a 60% will help. Apart from this, Amity proposes students to have already scored a CAT score or have passed UGC NET exam. With these scores or eligibility in hand, you can apply for Amity. If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited for a day interview where you will go through written exams and face to face interview.

Apart from Amity you can apply for other famous universities in and around Delhi. And the top ranked ones are IIT Delhi, FMS Delhi and Jamia Millia Islamia University. If you are happy to move out of Delhi to read your PhD, ISB Hyderabad, IIM and IIT's throughout India will be the best options. Hope this helps. All the best.

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RE: Phd in management after mba and 2 years experience

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

Dear PhD Aspirant,

Please let me make you aware that PhD in Management will be helpful in teaching and research field only and not in the corporate industry.

Hope you are sure that you want to get into the teaching field or research field by doing a PhD.

Can you please tell us what were you doing in the five year gap? How did you arrive at PhD career option?

Since you are MBA you are eligible for PhD. You will have to give the PhD Entrance Test of a University, face the interview and do a presentation on your subject topic.
Generally it takes 4-5 years to complete PhD under a good Guide.

Best wishes

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