MPhil Curriculum

MPhil in Management is an intensive two-year full-time study program stretched over four semesters of 16 weeks each. Students are required to take a minimum of 42 credit hours’ courses that include core courses, specialization, and an elective along with a research thesis. Three semesters are purely assigned for study of course works, with the last semester set aside for completion of MPhil thesis. 

The program consists of 8 core courses of 19 credits, 4 specialization courses of 9 credits and one elective of 2 credits and research thesis as listed below. 


Core Courses (19 Credits)

ECO 702 Advanced Economics (3)

ECO 721 Applied Econometrics (2)

GEM 721 Philosophical Foundations in Management (2)

GEM 732 Contemporary issues in Management (2)

MAS 701 Statistics for Research (2)

MAS 711 Multivariate Statistics (2)

RES 712 Advanced Research Methodology (3)

RES 715 Qualitative Research Methods (3)

Specializations (9 Credits):

Students may specialize in one of the following areas:

  1. Finance
  2. General Management
  3. Human Resource (HR) and Organizational Behaviour (OB)
  4. Marketing

Specilization area consists of a total of 9 credit hours - two 3 credit courses and one 3 credit research seminar. The courses offered in each of the concentration areas are shown below

Finance: (3 credit hours each)


FIN 702 Advanced Finance Theory               

FIN 721 Financial Derivatives                                    

FIN 731 Advanced International Finance                   

FIN 741 Mathematical Methods in Finance  

FIN 761 Research Seminar in Finance         

FIN 781 Directed Study

General Management Specialization: (3 credit hours each)


GEM 711 Leadership Theories and Issues

GEM 712 Advanced Strategic Management GEM 722 Business, Government and Society

GEM 761 Research Seminar in General Management

GEM 781 Directed Study      

HRM 742 Organization Theory

HR and OB Specialization: (3 credit hours each)   


GEM 711 Leadership Theories and Issues

HRM 721 Advanced Organizational Behaviour

HRM 731 Organizational Development and Change           

HRM 742 Organization Theory         

HRM 771 Human Resource Strategies           

HRM 762 Research Seminar in HR and OB

HRM 781 Directed Study     

Marketing: (3 credit hours each)


MKT 711 Advanced International Marketing

MKT 741 Advanced Marketing Communication                                    

MKT 742 Advanced Brand Management                     

MKT 752 Advanced Consumer Behavior  

MKT 761 Research Seminar in Marketing   

MKT 771 Advanced Strategic Marketing     

MKT 781 Directed Study    

Elective Course (2) credit hours)

A student can select any course from the area beyond his/her specialization or one mentioned below as elective course:

1.                  GEM 721 Business Environment Analysis

2.                  MAS 721 Advanced Operations Management                

3.                  ECO 722 Advanced Econometrics

4.                  ECO 741 Industrial Organization

Research Thesis (12 credits):

Students will prepare their research proposal at the end of 3rd semester, and submit it for defense by the beginning of 4th semester. The candidate has to select a thesis advisory committee comprising of at most two members, which is to be approved by the Research Committee of the School. Upon successful defense of the proposal, the candidate will proceed to conduct research in frequent consultation with the advisory committee. Candidate is expected to complete the thesis by the end of 4th semester through a viva-voce examination scheduled by the Dean’s Office.

Directed Study

A student can be allowed to pursue directed study in any course specified or not specified in the MPhil program in special case. In case the course is not specified in the MPhil program, it needs to be approved by the Research Committee. Such a student should have permission from the Head of the Department and approval from the Dean in writing to pursue directed study. If approved, the Head of the Department will assign a faculty under whom the student is required to pursue the study. The faculty will monitor the progress of the student and assign tests and projects works and award a grade as per the evaluation regulations of the School of Management. The Head of Department need not offer a course under direct study if (i) the new area/course is deemed inappropriate and (ii) faculty to supervise the directed study is not available. 

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