New Delhi: The Indian School of Business (ISB) is inviting applications for its Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM). The part-time three-year doctoral level programme is targeted at senior industry executives with a research bent of mind. Challenging, comprehensive and global in scope, the EFPM is also ideal for business school faculty who do not possess a doctoral degree.
Talking about this Programme, Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean ISB said, ‘‘There are very few options for business executive education beyond a Master’s-level degree. Today’s business environment requires practitioners who can translate academic research to find solutions to specific industry issues. EFPM is especially created for senior executives who wish to deepen their understanding of research methods, and apply them to address the modern challenges of today’s dynamic business environment”.
The programme is targeted at those with work experience of 8 years and above and possesses a bachelor’s degree with a strong interest in applied research. The EFPM curriculum includes three major components: Key Business Courses – Understand the state of theories and knowledge; Research Methodology Courses – Help build research skills; and Dissertation – Individual research projects under the mentorship of a faculty member.
EFPM is targeted at individuals with a research-oriented mindset who seek rigorous study of compelling issues of management practice. It is also suited for professors of business schools and executives who see academia as a second career option.
Courses in the EFPM programme will be offered in an executive format (i.e. fifteen, three-day residencies, one residency each month) to accommodate the needs of business executives who work full time. Also, EFPM will provide a portfolio of skills to increase their understanding of business theory, combine theory and practice, and learn to solve complex business problems through cutting edge research methodology.
Students will attend classes and develop their dissertation research project under the supervision of faculty experts in their fields. The research topic would address a strategic business issue of the participant’s organisation or industry allowing him/her to understand and establish the groundwork of the dissertation. Classes for the programme commence in August 2019, and ISB is now accepting the application via its website www.isb.edu/efpm. The last date to submit the application is April 30, 2019.