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THE FELLOW PROGRAMME IN MANAGEMENT (equivalent to P hD) has been carefully designed to prepare you for an exciting and fulfilling career in academia. This is a fully residential programme.
The FPM requires 4 years of full-time study, closely working with faculty guides and also pursuing independent research interests. During the first two years of the programme, students are required to complete extensive course work across the basic disciplines of management. Their performance will determine their admission to FPM candidacy.
Typical Stages of Progression
From completing your core courses and taking the examinations in the first year to finally defending your dissertation in four years, you will be mentored in all stages of the programme.
The Fellow Programme in Accounting trains students to research contemporary issues in the field using the latest empirical research techniques. Students must possess intellectual curiosity, an appreciation of institutional detail, and a strong aptitude for quantitative analysis. It is not essential for you to have prior training in accounting, although exposure to the implications of accounting, (for example, as a user of accounting information), is preferable. Faculty research interests include economics of the auditing profession, corporate governance, earnings management, accounting conservatism, voluntary disclosure, and executive compensation. You will interact closely and learn from distinguished faculty members who have published in top-ranked accounting journals such as The Accounting Review.
Professor Hariom Manchiraju
Professor Sanjay Kallapur
The programme exposes you to a stimulating breath of sub-disciplines within financial economics. Students are closely mentored by faculty to become skilled independent researchers and academicians. The finance faculty at ISB are regarded for their excellence in research, with publications in top-tier finance journals. Their interests span diverse areas such as the design of IPO mechanisms, promotions and internal labour markets, the links between bankruptcy codes and innovation, and information revelation in future markets. From corporate finance theory and market microstructure, to microfinance and financial econometrics, you can expect to engage in lively discussions with faculty in these areas. An ideal background to excel in this discipline includes undergraduate or postgraduate training in economics, mathematics, engineering, statistics, or other quantitative disciplines.
Professor Apoorva Javadekar
Professor Bhagwan Chowdhry
Professor Nitin Kumar
Professor Prachi Deuskar
Professor Prasanna Tantri
Professor Ramana Sonti
Professor Ramabhadran Thirumalai
Professor Subramanian Krishnamurthy
Professor Shashwat Alok
Professor Vaidyanathan Krishnamurthy
Economics and Public Policy Faculty:
Professor Aaditya Dar
Professor Ashwini Chhatre
Professor Deepal Basak
Professor Nishant Ravi
Professor Shilpa Aggarwal
Professor Shiv Dixit
Professor Shekhar Tomar
The faculty in the Information Systems (IS) area at ISB come from the top business schools in the world such as Carnegie Mellon, University of Texas, University of Rochester and Stanford University. They use quantitative tools such as game theory and econometrics, and extensively use economics and strategy as reference disciplines to study topics in software product planning and pricing, human capital development in knowledge-intensive organisations such as IT services firms, electronic commerce and internet advertising, organisation and value of outsourcing relationships, impact of IT on firm value and on society, and the organisation and value of social networks. The area faculty have established strong publication records in the top academic journals such as Management Science, Information Systems Research and Management Information Systems Quarterly. Several top academicians from universities such as New York University, University of Minnesota and the University of Connecticut visit the IS area regularly to collaborate on research. The IS area also hosts an international academic conference in Information Systems every year. This conference regularly attracts the best of the researchers from the United States. This strong focus on research activities provides a broad exposure to students who are exploring research topics to define their areas of interest. Further, the constant availability of faculty with strong publication records in the top research journals of the world ensures in-depth mentorship.
Professor Abhishek Kathuria
Professor Deepa Mani
Professor Rajib Saha
Professor Sumanta Singha
Marketing is an interdisciplinary field that draws upon theory and methodology from a wide variety of knowledge areas, including psychology, sociology, mathematics, statistics, and economics. The discipline is fundamentally concerned with the description and prediction of decision outcomes that involve all aspects of the firm – customers, competitors, distributors, and business regulators. Marketing uses an eclectic mix of methods and theories to understand buyers’ perceptions and preferences, allocate marketing resources and develop game theory models for marketing strategy.
The Fellow Programme in Marketing Management at ISB is designed to train students to become top researchers and academics in the area of marketing. As a student, you will enjoy close collaboration with the marketing faculty who hold PhDs from top universities and are actively engaged in academic research.
Professor Abhinav Uppal
Professor Ahmed Timoumi
Professor Arunachalam S
Professor Kiran Pedada
Professor Madhu Viswanathan
Professor Manish Gangwar
Professor Nandkishore Doreswamy
Professor Philip Zerrillo
Professor Raghuram Bommaraju
Professor Rajendra Srivastava
Professor Seshadri DVR
Professor Siddharth Singh
Professor Sudhir Voleti
The Fellow Programme in Operations Management is designed to train students to use quantitative tools and analytical frameworks from several disciplines to study managerial problems in areas such as supply chain management, service delivery, product development, transportation, retail and manufacturing. The programme combines diverse analytical disciplines such as game theory, econometrics, mathematical programming, probability and statistics, stochastic processes and the theory of algorithms, and operations strategy, to immerse students in an intellectually stimulating environment conducive for high quality research. You will benefit from faculty in this area, who have doctoral degrees in operations management / operations research from top universities such as University of California in Los Angeles, Cornell University, University of Rochester, and Georgia Institute of Technology. They have varied research interests across several areas and industries, and are frequent contributors to internationally recognised, top-tier academic journals.
Professor Manasa Mandava
Professor Milind Sohoni
Professor Pallavi Basu
Professor Rammohan Rao M
Professor Sarang Deo
Professor Sripad Devalkar
Professor Sumit Kunnumkal
Professor Vishwakant Malladi
The Fellow Programme in Organisational Behaviour is designed to emphasise the importance of individuals and teams to modern organisations. The programme has been specifically structured to mentor you to be at the forefront of research in this area. The resident faculty have published papers in top-tier academic journals like the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Organisation Science. Area faculty have won awards for reviewing, and regularly present their research in top international conferences. Research interests of faculty members include organisational citizenship behaviour, contextual work performance, positive (e.g. creativity, whistle-blowing) and negative (e.g. white-collar crime, corruption) deviance in and of organisations, teams, personality, interpersonal conflicts and relationships at work, and negotiations. Faculty members are widely recognised and have PhD degrees from top universities such as University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa, Michigan State University, and the National University of Singapore.
Professor Anand Vijayasankaran
Professor Chandrasekhar Sripada
Professor Pooja Mishra
Professor Ram Nidumolu
Professor Ramnarayan Subramaniam
The Fellow Programme in Strategy prepares students to engage in research that addresses fundamental problems relating to business strategy. The strategic management track trains them to analyse a firm’s response to its environment and competitors, and to carry out research that enables an understanding of the foundation of competitive advantage. It also allows you to acquire expertise in a variety of disciplines that will enable you to carry out cutting-edge research in areas such as competitive strategy, innovation, global strategy, organisation theory and entrepreneurship. Faculty members have PhD degrees from top universities such as Carnegie Mellon University, Indian Institute of Management, London Business School and Ohio State University. They frequently contribute to internationally recognised, top-tier academic journals.
Professor Amit Jain Chauradia
Professor Anand Nandkumar
Professor Deepak Jena
Professor Jaya Dixit
Professor Prothit Sen
Professor Saumya Sindhwani
Professor Seung Hoon Lee
Professor Siddharth Sharma
Professor Snehal Awate
Research & Academic Training
Research is an integral part of the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM). The programme grooms you to become a research entrepreneur who can offer creative ideas and set a precedence in the area of management research.
The Indian School of Business (ISB) ensures that faculty and students are equipped with the necessary research and technological resources to break into the frontiers of new knowledge.
As you progress in the FPM, you will be fervently engaged in research activities across ISB’s 7 areas of specialisation and various centres of excellence in an environment that is stimulating, supportive, and collaborative.
By the time you reach the dissertation stage, you would have acquired a thorough understanding of your area of interest, the ability to identify opportunities for new frameworks and insights, and the technical ability to turn those opportunities into published research.
Collaboration between faculty and students is an important hallmark of the FPM. The faculty value FPM students as potential collaborators, hence actively engage them in their research. Through intimate research and theoretical discussions with faculty and peers, students are provided with numerous opportunities to refine their ideas and develop methods and models to solve challenging problems. To allow you to delve deeply into your subject of interest and prepare you for productive careers in research and teaching, ISB has extensive research resources such as database, research softwares, online journals etc., at your disposal.
ISB’s extensive industry connections open doors of opportunities for students to apply theories to real-world business situations. By rooting your academic research in ideas that have real time applications, you have an opportunity to expand your thinking, network, and make an impact as a researcher.
The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) has three key learning objectives, which are embedded in the curriculum and pedagogy. These objectives help in providing a holistic learning experience to the students. Following are the learning goals of the Fellow Programme in Management:
Knowledge of Relevant Literature
Familiarity with the literature in the area of specialization, and a comprehensive understanding of the directions and priorities relevant to the area chosen for research.
Ability to independently conduct research publishable in the top tier academic journals.
Understanding of the challenges of teaching and managing a classroom, and acquiring the foundation to become an effective teacher.