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Ph.D Course Overview

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The Ph.D. program in Business Administration offers specialisation in the following areas of management:

  1. Economics & Public Policy
  2. Finance & Accounts
  3. Information Systems & Business Analytics
  4. Marketing & Sales
  5. Operations Research and Management
  6. Organisational Behaviour & HRM
  7. Strategic Management
  8. Management in Developmental Sector

Duration of the Program

  • Two years of course work for studying the prescribed courses as listed in curriculum design
  • Comprehensive examination after the successful completion of two years of course work
  • Minimum Period- 2 years, Maximum 6 years

Research Centres

The School of Management (SOM-BMU) has established a successful tradition of creating academic research centres to focus our teaching, research, and community outreach around particularly important subjects for general managers. Building on the foundational excellence of the school’s curriculum, we intend to strengthen these centres to support the following four key areas in a move that we know will distinguish us from other business schools.

  • Marketing
  • Financial Economics
  • Information Technology and Management
  • Inclusive Innovation

These centres foster and support research, broaden the curriculum, inspire case writing, and engage our alumni and surrounding community. By achieving excellence in these four critical areas on top of our best-in-class foundational and disciplinary learning, we may hope for the school’s leadership position for the next generation of scholars and faculty.

Each research centre has partner companies that often serve us as testing sites for the school’s research programs. The output of research is shared with all partner companies. The school’s faculty has a broad research agenda that cuts across all disciplines. We are currently in the process of setting up the Centre for Intelligent Insights, Centre for Financial Research and Centre for Inclusive Innovation.

Centre for Intelligent Insights

The Centre for Intelligent Insights at BMU is a forum for exchanging knowledge and business understanding between the academic and corporate worlds, as also to provide research-based insights to organisations, with the objective of improving decision-quality, adding to their competitive advantage, and improving overall service delivery. The Centre will aim to provide insights on consumer behaviour, insights on leadership and employee engagement issues, and business analytics, among others. This is done through a multi-pronged approach:

  • Knowledge Creation and Innovation- Conducting cutting edge research in contemporary management practices, including in emerging markets, through industry collaborations, building up a ‘library’ of seminal research work in relevant areas- drawing from quantitative, qualitative and interpretive research paradigms, and producing white-papers, monographs and research-based articles.
  • Knowledge Dissemination – Conducting training programs and workshops, organising an ‘Intelligent Insight seminar series’, publishing research findings in peer-reviewed national and international journals, and other industry-academic interfaces.


Centre for Financial Research

The vision of the CFR is to be a premier Banking and Finance Research Centre in Asia. The Centre for Financial Research is dedicated to promoting high-quality research in banking and finance, development of new teaching materials in the area of finance for the school’s MBA, Executive Education and Doctoral programs, and dissemination of new knowledge through seminars, workshops and conferences. The Centre is especially interested in sponsoring research of importance to the financial community of India.

Institute of Inclusive Innovation

BMU and Imperial College London are the joint founders of the Institute of Inclusive Innovation (I3), an applied research institute. Located in the BMU campus, I3 aspires to transform society by undertaking research at the grassroots level and seeking solutions that promise high impact inclusive growth and development.
Students will get an opportunity to work on live projects in the institute’s areas of focus that includes health, energy, water, education, urban development and economic empowerment, thereby getting invaluable experience in understanding and tackling critical social problems of the day.

The activities of the centres include:

  • Publication of books, cases, research papers and policy briefs. The centre maintains a working paper series of papers written by the school’s faculty. Recent studies include the efficacy of anchor investors in book building and the impact of dividend tax changes on valuations of firms.
  • An annual international conference in finance intended to attract scholars from Asia and the world at large
  • A visiting Scholar program that brings together outstanding academics from around the world. Visiting scholars can spend up to one year in the school and take part in our teaching and research programs.
  • A Distinguished Leader Speaker Series in which industry captains share their experiences with faculty and Research students.

Ph.D Admission Process

Download the application form.

Admission Process

BMU doctoral programs aim to admit individuals with exceptional academic background, strong motivation and discipline and potential to become excellent researchers. The selection will be done on the basis of (a) written examination (b) interview.

Eligibility for Admission

Following are the eligibility criteria for admission into the Ph.D program. The candidate should have

  • A first class (or CGPA equivalent) MBA/PGDM (IIM/Other AICTE approved institution)/ One year full time residential program in management. Candidates from premier business schools will be given preference
  • Other allied Master degree holders will also be considered for respective disciplines
  • For Part time Ph.D: Should be currently employed in a job and have at least five years of full time executive/managerial/teaching/research experience

For Further Information:

For further details on application form, course fees and facilities on campus, write to Dean, School of Management, BML Munjal University, 67th KM Milestone, NH-8, Dist. Gurgaon- 122413, Haryana. Email:

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Second Round of application closes on 31st March, 2015

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