18 Jan 2018 16:06 IST

ISB launches executive fellow pogramme in management

The programme has been designed as a three-year doctoral-level programme

The Indian School of Business (ISB) has launched an Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM) targeted at senior industry executives with interest in a research.

The programme has been designed as a three-year doctoral-level programme.

“Today’s business environment requires practitioners who are able to translate academic research to find solutions to specific industry issues. EFPM at ISB is designed to train such scholars who are working at the boundaries of academic and practitioner-oriented work,’’ Rajendra Srivastava, Dean ISB said in a release issued here on Thursday.

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. In addition, it is a great option for people who aspire to narrate their knowledge of their industry or function to the world in form of a book or articles as it will teach them to present their ideas in an effective and impactful way through the use of insightful and well-grounded research.

The programme is targeted at those with work experience of 8 years and above, possesses a bachelor’s degree and has a strong interest in applied research.

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. In addition, it 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 organization or industry allowing him/her to understand and establish the groundwork of dissertation. Classes for the programme commence in August 2018 and ISB is now accepting the application via its website.