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The mission of our doctoral program is to enable successful business managers and professionals to either extend their business careers or pursue academic careers by infusing theoretical knowledge of conceptualised business issues and developing research skills. This program will enable executives, entrepreneurs, academicians, and defence personnel to analyse the dynamic situations, find out the different solutions, and implement the best workable solutions to complex managerial issues.
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. This 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. Further, it can enable them to contribute to the management science theory and practice by researching such problems and issues and can provide real insights. Thus, it will also help an organisation to follow the right paths.
Earning a doctoral degree in management empowers executives to:
|Cultivate new expertise||Explore innovative concepts|
|Acquire theoretical knowledge||Develop analytical skills|
Exploring innovative ideas with other experienced professionals guided by a renowned research faculty enables you to:
|Expand managerial perspectives||Launch an academic career|
|Initiate a consulting practice||Enhance professional networks|
Expertise Across a Wide Range of Disciplines
The objectives of our Doctoral Program in Management are to enable students to:
Applicants can choose from various academic areas and focus on particular research agendas of their interest that are directly relevant to their businesses/organisations.
The inclusive curriculum provides students with the state-of-the-art methodologies needed to become intellectual leaders.
Committed and Collaborative Environment
Chitkara University is a home to committed and expert faculty with unmatched research experience across a wide range of disciplines. During your PhD, you will partner with your designated academic supervisor(s) who will not merely facilitate your research but also guide you to publish the research work in top-tier journals. Scholars are encouraged and supported to attend globally recognised workshops and present their research in reputable international conferences and symposiums.
The areas of interest in Human Resource Management are given below. These areas of research in the domain are indicative but not limited to the following:
The areas of interest in Marketing are given below. These areas of research in the domain are indicative but not limited to the following:
The areas of interest in Finance are given below. These areas of research in the domain are indicative but not limited to the following:
The areas of interest in Corporate Strategy and Policy are given below. These areas of research in the domain are indicative but not limited to the following:
The areas of interest in Supply Chain Management are given below. These areas of research in the domain are indicative but not limited to the following:
The areas of interest in Business Sustainability are given below. These areas of research in the domain are indicative but not limited to the following:
The areas of interest in Information Science and Technology are given below. These areas of research in the domain are indicative but not limited to the following:
The area of specialisations is not exclusive to above and other topics promoting interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research are also welcomed.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Management curriculum consists of course work that includes four core courses followed by submission and approval of the research proposal. This is followed by periodic progress review seminars leading to the submission and defense of the final thesis.
Progress Review Seminar
The seminars track progress of the scholar as per the timelines mentioned in the approved research proposal. These are to be held once every six months after approval of Research Proposal. A minimum of three such PRS are held by the University with intensive scrutiny by the Doctoral Research Committee. The final progress seminar is a Pre-Thesis Seminar which shall demonstrate achievement of all research objectives upon the production of a draft thesis.
The scholars are expected to write at least one well researched article and publish it in international/national
referred journals approved by the University before completion of their study. The scholars are also required to
present their research work in at least two academic conferences in India or abroad with the approval of the
Doctoral Research Committee.
Framework for Phd Program
Please fill out the attached application form
After acceptance of the form, the admission process will be as follows
The syllabus of written test will be communicated to you via e-mail.
Once you are short-listed, after qualifying in written test and personal interview round, as per the merit for the PhD program at Chitkara University, you would need to proceed towards registration and commencement of your course work.
Every candidate should complete four courses before working on Doctoral Dissertation. Every course will be held twice in a year and will be scheduled on the weekends. Course work dates for the year will be announced ahead of schedule so that you can plan your break from your workplace.
Upon completion of this course work, the candidate will be able to:
Upon completion of the course work, the candidate will be able to:
The course contains various modules that cover the fundamentals of various functional areas of management. This course may preferably be taught in the online mode (MOOC).
The course will cover the following:
The course will cover the following:
This will commence immediately after a candidate successfully completes the course work(i.e. Deliverable 4). A suitable supervisor/guide is allotted to the candidate as a mentor for the PhD research process. The following process will be followed:
A minimum of three such seminars presentations will be held at the University campus. The candidate will approach the supervisor for a suitable schedule. The objective of these seminars is to track the progress of the research. One such seminar may be held every six months after the approval of Research Proposal.
A seminar delivered by the research scholar based on the research work conducted before the final thesis is submitted for evaluation.
Each doctoral candidate is expected to publish a minimum of one research article in a domain specific referred journal during the entire research period. Progress seminars can be useful to prepare such articles. The candidate also needs to present her/his work in at least two approved academic conferences in India / abroad.
Each candidate will submit three copies of thesis for examiners evaluation. These will be accompanied by abstract and summary of the thesis as per detailed guidelines.
In case the thesis is found to meet the University criteria and has been accepted by the examiners, candidates will be informed about the schedule for thesis defense (viva voce).
After successful thesis completion and defense, the degree shall be awarded