Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
Full-time Programme – AICTE approved

The full time Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) at IMI Kolkata has been designed to cater to the scholarly needs of the faculty members, researchers and executives willing to pursue rigorous research work at doctoral level on a full time basis. The FPM programme is aimed at giving prospective scholars an academic space to challenge the conventional wisdom and encourage them to extend horizons of current thought into a new realm of knowledge and understanding. The FPM research scholars of IMI Kolkata are expected to undertake a rigorous multidisciplinary approach to offer original works of theoretical and application oriented research with far reaching implications.

The Programme

IMI Kolkata offers ample opportunities for advanced study and research. The primary focus of the programme is to prepare qualified candidates for academic careers in research, teaching and consultancy. The programme includes intensive formal courses as well as individually pursued self- study or seminar courses on special topics. The research scholars are expected to work closely with the Institute’s well-known faculty, both inside and outside the classroom.

Programme Objective

  • Promote contemporary academic research
  • Develop the prospect of new age management education in India with pertinent theoretical insights
  • Train, motivate and empower prospective scholars to become highly skilled and innovative researchers and facilitators
Programme duration

The programme consists of two phases. The first phase of the programme involves course work for one year followed by a comprehensive examination (CE). The CE based on research scholar’s chosen area of interest will be taken after completion of the course work. The CE serves as a gateway to the dissertation as the means to ensure that research scholars have the background knowledge to do a doctoral dissertation.

The second phase requires scholars to work on their thesis. This involves the preparation of thesis proposal, pursuing research on this proposal, and finally an examination based on the thesis leading to FPM. Under the guidance of esteemed faculty, a bright student can complete the programme within Three years . The minimum duration of the programme is three years and maximum duration is seven years .

Course Structure

Credit Requirement

To be completed in the first year .

Particulars Code No. Course Title Credits
Module I FP01 Research Methodology I & II 3+3
FP02 Managerial Statistics 3
FP03 General Management 3
FP04 System Approach to Management 3
Module 2 FP05 3 Stream specific Course of 3 credits each – in consultation with Guide 3+3+3
FP06 Credit Seminar (General) – in consultation with Guide 3
Module 3 FP07 Credit Seminar (Specific) – in consultation with Guide 3
FP08 Review paper based on the literature on the Thesis related topic(to be guided by guide) 3
Total Credits 33
Elective Courses

Following are the set of electives offered in different areas:

Broad Area Sl. No. Course Name
Economics & Business Environment 1 Advanced Microeconomics
2 Advanced Macroeconomics
3 Econometrics
4 Games people play: strategic thinking for managers
5 Industrial Organisation
6 Development Economics
7 International Business
8 Behavioural Economics in Action
9 Public Economics
10 Business Forecasting
11 Public Policy
12 Financial Economics
Marketing 1 Behavioural & Consumer Research
2 Marketing Models and Theory
3 Strategic Brand Management
4 Advanced Services Marketing
5 Rural and Bop Marketing
6 Advanced Marketing Communications and Digital Marketing
7 Advanced Applications of Marketing Research Methods
8 Retail Marketing Research and Best Practices
Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 1 Advanced Strategic Management
2 Seminar on Advanced Methodologies in Strategic Management Research
3 International Strategic Management
4 Strategy and Innovation
5 Seminar on Entrepreneurship
6 Economics of Strategy
7 Concepts in Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Operations Management, Management Information Systems and Analytics 1 E-business
2 Data Analytics
3 Data Mining and Business Intelligence
4 Multi Criteria Decision Making
5 Software Risk Management
6 Supply Chain Modeling Techniques
7 Lean Six sigma
8 Operations Research
9 Cloud Computing
10 Project Management
Finance and Accounting 1 Advanced Corporate Finance
2 Asset Pricing Theory
3 Financial Econometrics
4 Financial Derivatives
5 International Finance
6 Advanced Research in Accounting
7 Behavioural Finance
Organizational Behaviour/Human Resource Management 1 Organization Theory and Organizational Development
2 Group Dynamics and Decision Making
3 Conflict Management and Negotiation
4 Advanced Researches in Organizational Behaviour
5 Emotional Intelligence and Organizational Stress
6 Talent Analytics
7 Organizational Change and Leadership