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EFPM

Increasing complexity in the corporate world is forcing the middle level and senior level executives to search for options that can give them significant edge. IIM Lucknow's Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM) is the likely answer. The program is uniquely designed to meet learning aspirations of enthusiastic executives and teaching professionals, and will inculcate in them state-of-the-art research skills required for increased understanding of today's complex business world while continuing to work. This is a doctoral program and primarily aims at preparing students for career in management research, teaching and consulting. EFPM helps corporate honchos who are aspiring to gain competency for rigorous research and also create an opportunity for alternate career option.

Objectives of the Programme

  • To acquire inter-disciplinary knowledge of various functions of business
  • To acquire and apply knowledge of research methodologies in their disciplines
  • To hone scholarship skills: Teaching — Learning Pedagogies and academic writing.
  • To meet learning aspirations of enthusiastic executives and teaching professionals.
  • To inculcate in them state-of-the-art research skills required for increased understanding of today’s complex business world while continuing to work
  • To aim at preparing students for career in management research, teaching and consulting for business.

First Year (Mandatory Course Work)

An EFPM student has to do first year course work with Post Graduate Programme for Working Executives (PGPWE). All these courses are compulsory courses. The PGPWE classes are held on alternative weekends at NOIDA Campus of IIM Lucknow.

Second Year (Mandatory Course Work)

An EFPM student has to do specialized elective and compulsory courses in second year. In order to do these courses, an EFPM student has to make three visits of 21 days' duration each to NOIDA/ Lucknow Campus during the second year. (During Campus visits, the fee for boarding and lodging facility will be paid by the student on actual basis. The fee will be intimated before the commencement of the term by EFPM office.)

After completing mandatory course work successfully in first and second year, the student needs to take a Comprehensive Examination.

After passing the Comprehensive Examination successfully, the student needs to form his/her Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) in consultation with his area's faculty members.

After the formation of TAC, the student presents the thesis proposal.

The last steps of the programme are Thesis Submission and Defense.

EFPM is a part-time, non-residential programme. The student is expected to complete the programme ordinarily in five years (four years in case of direct admission to second year). An extension may be granted for a period of maximum 2years (with approval from the TAC), such that the totalduration of the program does not exceed beyond 7 years.

The admission information for the new session will be updated soon.

The program structure is as academically rigorous as a PhD but is designed for senior, experienced professional managers /teaching professionals – average age 42 (with a range between 31 and 55) – and is highly applicable within your specific sector and career.

The programme has the following components:

  • Mandatory Course work
  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Formulation of thesis proposal for Doctoral level Research
  • Thesis Submission and Defense

The admission information for the new session will be updated soon.

  • Admissions Office
    Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, Noida Campus
    B-1, Sector-62, Institutional Area
    Noida 201 307 (UP) INDIA
    +91-120-6678481
    admission_nc[at]iiml[dot]ac[dot]in