PhD at Amrut Mody School of Management

The Amrut Mody School of Management at Ahmedabad University offers an interdisciplinary, academically rigorous and research oriented Doctoral (PhD) programme in Management that prepares scholars for careers in academia and research divisions of industry. Requirements for the degree include extensive interdisciplinary course work, demonstrable expertise in areas of research, and successful completion of thesis.

Some of the recent research projects of faculty and doctoral students have been in areas of environment, sustainability, and climate change; finance and econometrics modelling; behavioural decision making; integration of natural resources and cultural and traditional knowledge systems with heritage, digital communication, technology and marketing dynamics, organisational dynamics, operations and supply chain management, amongst others. Faculty members of the School are actively engaged in research that is supported by grants from government agencies, industry and from within Ahmedabad University. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research opportunities are available through the various centres of the School including VentureStudio, the Centre for Heritage Management and the Global Centre for Environment and Energy. The School also has a partnership with ISB Hyderabad that provides learning opportunities for our doctoral students through relevant coursework and for research mentorship at ISB.

Curriculum Structure
There is a requirement of completion of total 36 credits (about 12 courses of 3 credits each) of which at least one course is on research methods, one in statistics, and one on written communication (or technical writing).

Year 01 would consist of common courses for building up the fundamentals on Research, Communication and area of specialisation.

Year 02 would consist of advanced research interest courses, seminar courses that would be core area level courses and customised courses by the advisor where the interests of the candidate will be actively considered. Inter-area and cross-area courses could also be designed and offered to candidate(s). After clearing all core and seminar courses, a student will have deemed to have passed requirements to appear for a comprehensive exam.


  • Economics and Public Policy (Link to brochure)
    • Applied Econometrics; Behavioural and Experimental Economics; Development Economics and Public Policy; Energy Economics; Environmental Economics; International Economics; Industrial Organisation; Labour Economics
  • Environment, Sustainability, and Climate Change
    • Climate Change Mitigation; Climate Change Adaptation; Materials and Energy Demand in Buildings and Circular Economy; Demand Side Mitigation Actions in Urban Transport; Energy-Environment Modelling; Mitigation Pathways and Sustainable Development
  • Finance, Accounting and Control
    • Option Pricing; Bond and Portfolio Valuation; Risk Management and Financial Markets; FinTech; Financial Contagion; Financial Networks; Systemic Risk; Banking; Nonlinear Time Series Analysis; Long Memory; Adaptive Market Hypothesis
  • Heritage Studies and Management
    • Critical Heritage Studies; Nature-Culture Linkages; Indigenous Knowledge Systems; Heritage and Business Linkages; Governance; Tourism; Designing Heritage Experiences
  • Management and Organisation
    • Human Resources; Organisational Behaviour; Strategy; Education Organisation Management; Entrepreneurship, Technology and Behaviour; Talent Management; High Performing Work Systems; Leadership; People Analytics; Organisation Change and Transformation; Work/Family Balance; Diversity; Ethics
  • Marketing
    • Consumer Behaviour and Emotions; Morality of Consumption; Goal-directed Behaviour and Consumer Welfare; Numerical Cognition in Consumer Judgements; Social Media Text Mining and Sentiment Analysis; Digital Communication and Dynamics
  • Technology, Operations and Supply Chain Management
    • Game Theory; Robust Optimisation; Resilient Network Design; Behavioural Operations; Graph Theory; Causal Inferences; Bayesian Inferences; Predictive Analytics with AI; Simulation Modelling; Urban Analytics: Built-form and Spatial Structure, Land-use–Transport Interaction Models, Public Transport Accessibility

Moreover, all faculty are involved in interdisciplinary research along with their core research areas.

Programme Must Knows

Minimum Programme Credits:

Economics | Environment and Sustainability | Finance | Heritage Management | Human Resources | Marketing | Operations Management | Organisational Behaviour