The doctoral programme at SPJIMR is aimed at producing academic researchers and thought leaders of highest global standards. The programme structure has been designed keeping in mind the requirements to fulfil these objectives. The overall length of the programme would ideally be between four to five years with a maximum possible extension upto the seventh year.
The programme comprises three phases:
Upon joining the programme, candidates would go through rigorous coursework in the first two years of the programme and would then move to the proposal phase upon successfully clearing the qualifying examination. On successful defence of their thesis proposal, candidates would move to the dissertation phase.