Core Courses are for specialization area. Research Methods and Foundation courses are compulsory for all students.
|Time||Core Courses||Research Methods||Foundation Courses|
|Year 1||Core I, II, III||Probability and Statistics, Econometric Methods||Behavioral Psychology, Microeconomics|
|Total (in First year)||3||2||2|
|Qualifying Exam Attempt 1|
|Year 2||Core IV, V, VI||Game Theory-I/Qualitative research methods||Management Theory, Research Philosophy|
|Total (in Second year)||3||1||2|
|Prelims Exam Attempt 1|
|Year 3||Management Research Project, DW 1, DW 2, DW 3, DW 4|
Management Teaching Practice, Proposal Work Begins
|End of Year 3||Expected Proposal Defense (Earliest)|
|End of Year 4||Expected Dissertation Defense (Earliest)|
|End of Year 5||Expected Dissertation Defense (Latest)|
No electives are offered for Marketing and OM specializations.
Qualifying and Prelims Exams: Two attempts to be allowed to each candidate (second within three months of the first one)
Qualifying exam would be having a broad perspective that would include core and compulsory courses delivered in Year 1.
Prelims exam would be focused and would include in depth area specific courses/topics delivered both in Year 1 and Year 2.