PHD

Programs - School of Management

The Ph.D. program in Management is designed to train scholars for careers in academia. The program emphasises research and is structured to help students develop competence and a methodological toolkit to design, execute and conduct productive research in their field of specialization. Our faculty work closely with Ph.D. students and provide mentorship on research projects. Our Ph.D. students are trained to work on research leading to publications in reputed peer-reviewed journals. The program also aims to prepare students to develop their conceptual skills and content for reputed universities' teaching assignments.

Overview

PHD Programs

Mahindra University, notified by the Government of Telangana vide Telangana Ordinance No. 1 of 2020 dated 20th May 2020, announces the launch of its second batch of Ph.D program starting Fall 2021. The first batch of the Ph.D Program in Business Administration (Offered by the Mahindra University School of Management) will start in September-October, 2022.

Full Time Commitment

The doctoral program requires full-time enrollment that is absolutely essential to develop the skills and values for effective academic scholarship. Part-time enrollment is not allowed.

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School of Management

The Ph.D program of the Mahindra University School of Management will prepare you for a world class career in academia. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to

  • create new knowledge that is highly relevant to practitioners (managers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, etc) and that can be published in the best international peer reviewed journals; and
  • disseminate knowledge through excellent teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Through this program, you will obtain a deep understanding of your major and minor fields as well as research methods.

We are looking for Masters degree holders with strong academic track records who are passionate about careers in academia. The program has a duration of 4-6 years, with two years of course work followed by research on a topic that makes a novel contribution to the candidate’s chosen area. Our faculty are very well trained in some of the best national and international PhD granting institutions and have published in the leading journals in their fields.

Mission

The Ph.D program in Business Administration at Mahindra University School of Management aims to train and prepare scholars for careers in university research and teaching. The program places primary emphasis on research and is structured to help students develop strong research skills and competence to design, execute and conduct productive research in their field of specialization. Our faculty work closely with Ph.D students and provide mentorship and collaboration on research projects with the goal of helping Ph.D students gain knowledge in their areas of specializations and in methodological tools. The program also allows students to develop their conceptual skills and develop content for teaching assignments in reputed universities. Our Ph.D students are trained to work on research leading to publications in reputed peer reviewed journals.

The Mahindra Edge

Ph.D. students at Mahindra University have opportunities for interdisciplinary research by working closely with our faculty from across subject areas within the School of Management and also from our sister schools, such as the School of Engineering, Law and Education

Eligibility Criteria

Admission Process


Eligibility Criteria: Applicants with the following qualification are preferred: MBA or Master’s Degree or PG Diploma in any business-related discipline, with at least 55 percent marks. Applicants who do not have a masters degree can also apply; if granted admission, they will be required to take the first year MBA courses at MUSOM. The Ph.D program takes 4 years; however, those who come from a non-business background are likely to take 5 years or more as they will be required to take business courses in their first year of the program.

Graduate Admissions Tests: Applicants must provide a valid (five years or fewer) admission tests scores. The Ph.D program accepts the GMAT or GRE (General) test scores or NET score or Qualifying scores in the National Eligibility Test-Junior Research Fellowship(NET-JRF) of the UGC. To have official test scores sent, the GRE institutional/program code for the Mahindra University School of Management’s Ph.D programs is 3333, while the GMAT code is JXX. There is no minimum score requirement for the GMAT/GRE/NET – we take a holistic view of the applicant