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Doctoral Program in
Business Management

Chitkara University’s Doctoral Program in Management enables successful business managers and professionals to either extend their business careers or pursue academic careers by attaining solid theoretical knowledge of conceptualized business issues and developing research skills. This program also helps executives, entrepreneurs, academicians, and defense personnel to analyze dynamic situations, find out right explanations for contemporary problems, and implement the best workable solutions to complex managerial issues.

Notably, the doctoral program at Chitkara University is different from a traditional PhD. in Management as it is uniquely designed for working executives. Through a doctoral program, executives can foster their ability to explore, understand, and solve the problems and issues in the contemporary business world in rigorous and relevant ways.

Program Overview

While an MBA degree nurtures the abilities to solve tactical business problems, it requires a PhD. degree to develop a deep understanding of diverse unforeseen business problems that need research-oriented solutions.

  • Seasoned Faculty Members

    The Faculty includes an outstanding group of influential thinkers, and active experts in their respective fields. The faculty get together to form a vibrant and well-integrated intellectual community, where collaborations and exchanges across fields are common. The faculty laboriously helps students from the start of their programme until the completion of their dissertation, to support the development of their ideas and their integration in the international research community,

  • Outcome Oriented Approach

    All doctoral researchers will have the ability to characterise and solve business and management problems using advanced research tools. They would be able to derive policy implications from their research and communicate these to policymakers, practitioners, and other academics in a manner that is comprehensible. They will also be able to peer review others’ research and offer constructive criticism; and extend the frontiers of the discipline through their own innovative research.

  • Multiple Career Avenues

    Doctoral researchers may choose to become academicians, work in government, businesses, multinational organisations, or in the research arms of major institutions. The students achieve a substantial understanding of contemporaneous management and business issues, thus enabling them to take a lead in ongoing debates within society. Along with this, it is also warranted that by the end of their coursework, students compete effectively in the academic job market and all sectors of their choice.

Admission Eligibility

The candidate must have a Master’s degree or its equivalent in relevant discipline with minimum 55% aggregate marks (relaxation for reserved categories as per UGC norms).
Any professional qualification such as CA, ICWA and CS with a minimum 55% aggregate marks (for Finance area) where the candidates are also graduates and have a minimum work experience of 3 years.

  • Should be currently employed in a full-time job.
  • At least two years of executive/managerial/academic experience in the relevant area as on the date of enrolment.

How to Apply

Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria, are required to fill the admission form with evidences of all particulars to be attached. All application forms will be screened by a separate screening committee whose representatives will be from Doctoral Research Committee and experts from the University in the respective areas. The candidates short-listed on the basis of their academic record, documents submitted and relevant experience will appear in a written test to be conducted by the University. Time-table & Curriculum will be intimated to the registered candidates. The candidates will then appear for a personal interview for the final selection.

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Program Fee Structure

Fee Components Amount
Enrolment Fee Rs. 50,000/-
Course Work Fee 1 Rs. 25,000/-
Course Work Fee 2 Rs. 25,000/-
Course Work Fee 3 Rs. 25,000/-
Doctoral Seminar on Specialisation Rs. 60,000/-
Research Proposal Seminar Rs. 60,000/-
Progress Review Seminar 1 Rs. 20,000/-
Progress Review Seminar 2 Rs. 20,000/-
Progress Review Seminar 3 Rs. 20,000/-
Pre-Thesis Submission Rs. 40,000/-
Thesis Submission & Defence Rs. 75,000/-
Total Rs. 4,20,000/-

Program Structure

The Doctor of Philosophy curriculum includes compulsory coursework, research proposal and objectives, research work and progress, pre-thesis work, and thesis defense. It also includes fulfillment of all research objectives, acceptance/publication of research papers in peer-reviewed journals or conferences.

The course work comprises of five components: research methodology, advanced research methodology, doctoral foundation seminar, doctoral concentration seminar, and research & publication ethics. After successfully completing coursework, the research scholar works in close coordination and under the strict supervision of his / her research guide, prepares the research proposal, and identifies the objectives of the research work.

Progress of the research work is reviewed every six months and finally, the scholars submit their thesis and defend it. The Doctoral Research Committee (DRC) closely mentors and monitors this process.

Phase Sub components Outcome
Course Work Research Methodology Enabling scholars to purse research in a methodical manner
Advanced Research Methodology Enabling scholars to know about tools and technologies to process their data
Doctoral Foundation Seminar Enabling and equipping scholars with required tools and technologies in their broad discipline area
Doctoral Concentration Seminar a) Motivation to Research, b) identification of base paper(s), c) State-of-art, d) Identification of research gaps, e) Identification of Tools/ technologies for conducting proposed research
Research & Publication Ethics Sensitization towards research, Ehics and respect to science and research integrity, Intellectual honesty and research integrity, Scientific misconducts, Falsification, Fabrication and Plagiarism
Submission of Research Proposal Extensive literature review / research proposal submitted to Dean (DRC) in prescribed format
Progress Seminar – I Progress on identified research objectives
Progress Seminar – II Progress on identified research objectives
Progress Seminar – III Progress on identified research objectives
Pre Thesis Seminar Achievement of all objectives, Thesis ready in final shape, Research paper(s) communicated to Conferences / Journals
Thesis Submission and defense Eligibility for award of PhD. degree
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What to Expect

The PhD. in Management program at Chitkara University will prepare you for an outstanding career in research and teaching. Right from your first semester, you’ll get to work with faculty mentors across the management field as you investigate business challenges that interest you. Our doctoral program students have the entrepreneurial ability—and diligence—to study complex issues that managers and policymakers face.

  • Learn by Doing

    Students' intellectual growth is fostered through working closely with faculty in seminars, research projects, and other assignments that develop research and teaching skills. The curriculum offers the breadth of understanding of the integral components of business administration as well as depth of field specialization sufficient to permit the student to make meaningful contributions to the discipline.

  • Support at Each Step

    PhD. students work with faculty on all phases of the research process—from idea generation and study design to data analysis and writing. The culture is collegial and informal, with students viewed as colleagues and co-authors. Moreover, students are encouraged to work with multiple faculty, which helps them widen their perspective on contemporary business problems.

  • Industry-Led Curriculum

    We maintain close links with leading blue-chip companies and professional associations to deliver our academic programs and ensure that our courses are relevant, and practical in tune with the industry demands, allowing our scholars to explore any area of their interest.

  • Rigorous Research Avenues

    We prepare our scholars for knowledge creation, theorization, empirical examination, and dissemination. You can make the most of this opportunity by committing to a rigorous curriculum and meaningful research. The results prove that you will benefit in a meaningful way: Our PhD. graduates have pursued careers in academia and have worked in top positions in blue chip organisations.

Concentrations Offered

Our PhD. in Management Program offers a very conducive research environment that combines rigor and relevance, and a curriculum that offers foundational courses with flexible, cross-disciplinary electives. Some of the concentrations are:

Human Resource Management+
Corporate Strategy and Policy+
Supply Chain Management+
Business Sustainability+
Information Science and Technology+

Framework for Phd Program