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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 modeling; behavioral 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 the Ahmedabad University. The school runs a very vibrant Research Seminar Series where doctoral students engage with research by academics within the school and from around the world. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research opportunities are available through the various centres of the school including the Venture Studio, 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.

Full-time doctoral students of the Amrut Mody School of Management  are eligible to receive financial support on the basis of merit. Some of the full-time doctoral students are awarded University Research Assistantship that comprise a monthly fellowship and tuition waiver. Other avenues of financial support include teaching assistantships of the School or fellowship from sponsored research projects with faculty. 

The structure of the curriculum is as follows
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.

BROAD RESEARCH DISCIPLINES

  • Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change
  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Organisational Behaviour and Behavioural Decision Making 
  • Heritage Management
  • Integration of Natural Resources and Cultural and Traditional Knowledge Systems with Heritage 
  • Consumer Behaviour and Marketing
  • Digital Communication, Technology and Marketing Dynamics 
  • Technology, Operations and Supply Chain Management 

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

Programme Must Knows

Minimum Programme Credits:

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