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March 25, 2009

PhD in Business Administration

Admission India

PhD in Business Administration


The PhD in Business Administration Programme was launched in January 2000 keeping in mind the needs of working professionals who wanted to be in touch with latest management concepts and techniques, and have an academic bent of mind. It bridges the gap of effective faculty and researchers. The Programme is held in collaboration with Aligarh Muslim University.

The PhD in Business Administration Programme has been divided into two phases :

Foundation Phase
Doctoral Research Work Phase

Every student goes through the Foundation Phase before starting on the Research Work Phase.

The Foundation Program comprises of three compulsory courses, four courses on General Management, four courses in the area of specialisation and two special courses. These courses are aimed at arming the student with the basic management orientation necessary for undertaking the doctoral work.


Educational Qualification: Post Graduate Degree with minimum 55% marks along with minimum 50% marks in the Graduation Degree


Degree in Engineering and Technology, Law, Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accountancy or any other Professional Qualification equivalent to a Post Graduate Degree with minimum 55% marks


Work Experience: Minimum 5 years of managerial experience in industry or 3 years of teaching experience in a Management Institute recognised by AICTE or a University. The candidate should be working full time during the entire duration of the PhD in Business Administration Programme.

PROGRAMME FEES (Subject to revision)

Approx. Rs. 74000/- to 84000/- for the entire course. Exemption can be sought in maximum 4 subjects in the Foundation phase (Conditions Apply).


Candidates will be selected through the computer based Research Management Aptitude Test (R- MAT), conducted twice a year (May and December) at major cities in India and a few Overseas centres subject to availability of sufficient number of candidates and procedural clearances, followed by a personal interview.

The Application Form and Bulletin for PhD in Business Administration can be obtained from 25.3.09 by a Demand Draft of Rs. 850/ or USD 100 (overseas) in favour of "AIMA-CMS", payable at New Delhi. The Form and Bulletin can also be obtained by cash Rs. 800/- from the AIMA counter at New Delhi.


Foundation Phase: The minimum duration is 1 year and maximum duration is 3 years.
Research Phase: Minimum 2 years to submit the thesis and maximum 4 years.


Weight-age for Term Paper and Case Study is 50% and that for Examination is 50%. Final result would be compiled in the following manner. Minimum passing grade is `C' for each subject and overall passing grade is `B' (Term Papers, Case Studies and Examinations included). One has to pass in all Term Papers and Case Studies in each individual subject besides achieving pass grade in the final subject specific examination.

Programme Manager
Email :

All India Management Association
Management House
14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003, India
Tel: 011 - 24645100, 24617354
Fax: 011- 24626689

The All India Management Association (AIMA) was created as an apex body of professional management with active support of the Government of India and Industry in 1957. AIMA is a group- a body to pool management thoughts in the country, a forum to develop a national managerial ethos, an orgnisation to facilitate the furtherance of the management profession in the country.

AIMA is a federation of Local Management Associations (LMAs). AIMA today affiliates 58 LMAs across the country and two Co-operating management associations i.e. Qatar Indian Management Association and Mauritius Management Association.

AIMA has established close linkages with over 3000 institutions and over 30,000 individual professionals directly and through network of the Local Management Associations. AIMA’s activities include Distance management Education, management Development Programmes, national Events, Competitions, Research, Publication and Testing Services.

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