SPJIMR’s Fellow Programme in Management programme is designed to develop high-calibre researchers and faculty in various management disciplines. It focuses on relevant and contextual research to address current business issues. It is designed for people who want to solve real-world problems through research and have the desire to teach. The programme envisages itself developing independent top-quality management thinkers, thought leaders and consultants making contributions to the domain of management. The rigorous methodology and practice-oriented research are the programme’s key differentiators. FPM fellows also benefit from SPJIMR’s supportive research environment and extensive industry network.

FPM (Full Time)

SPJIMR’s Fellow Programme in Management full-time is a residential programme. It is a fully-funded programme. Every scholar admitted to the programme receives scholarship in form of monthly stipend for entire programme duration of 4 years. In addition to the monthly stipend, FPM offers a variety of appropriate grants to support scholars in their research journey.

FPM (Part Time)

The Fellow Programme in Management part-time is a non-residential programme. The programme has been designed to cater to the scholarly needs of working professionals, they may continue their career journey while pursuing the programme. FPM part-time is specially for senior professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of research methods and apply them to address the modern challenges of today’s dynamic business environment.

FPM aims to develop world-class academic researchers and thought leaders to conduct industry-relevant research that addresses real-world issues. The programme is aligned with the following competency goals:

  • Capable of creating original research questions relevant to business and society
  • Capable of crafting research using appropriate research methodology
  • Capable of disseminating knowledge through research and teaching

Key highlights

Innovative Pedagogy

The curriculum, designed as per international standards, offers an optimum mix of research methods and domain-specific courses. Scholars are encouraged to pursue research questions that solve industry and society problems.

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The scholars have the flexibility to choose their guide/advisor as well as get the opportunity to conduct multidisciplinary research.

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Financial Aid

A fully-funded programme FPM offers a monthly stipend, generous research grants and contingency allowances at par with the best management institutes.

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SPJIMR, located in the heart of India’s ‘commercial capital’ Mumbai, helps access the corporate headquarters in the vicinity.

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Industry connect

SPJIMR with its legacy of more than 40 years in management studies, provides its scholars with the opportunity to interact and build on a well-established and extensive network across diverse sectors including MNCs, Family Managed Businesses and NGOs in addition to its 15000+ alumni base.

Student experiences

FPM encourages scholars to pursue their research ideas with the freedom to select their guide/advisor from SPJIMR’s experienced faculty. A supportive peer group from diverse backgrounds and the SPJIMR culture for sharing research facilitates a conducive research ecosystem. Scholars also benefit from the research infrastructure at SPJIMR which includes its four centres of practice; a state-of-the-art library with access to a large repository of research journals, books and publishers; experiential learning labs and grants for attending national and international conferences. Hear our scholars talk about their experiences in these videos.

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