The programme has two components. The first component of the programme consists of an on-campus course work involving a series of courses followed by a comprehensive examination. The second component of the programme consists of thesis work.

The on-campus course work has three modules:

Module 1: Foundation in Management:
This is eight week integrated course on foundation of management. This module can be waived for students with PGP/EPGP/ from IIM’s.

Module 2: Core courses:
This is four weeks integrated course on core subjects in management research. This module will contain subjects that will create foundation to research.

  • Survey of Statistical Methods used in Management Research
  • Quantitative Research Methodology
  • Qualitative Research Methodology
  • Communication for Management Teachers

Module 3: Area Courses:
This is four weeks integrated course on area specifically chosen by the candidate. This module will also comprise of seminars and assignment presentation.

  • Area Seminar Courses - 2
  • Related Area Seminar Courses - 2

Module Schedule:

  • Module 1: Foundation in Management: Mid June to Mid July, 2017
  • Module 2: Core courses: October, 2017
  • Module 3: Area Courses: Jan 2018

IIM Raipur reserves the right to change any of the above courses, structure and timing of the programme.

Comprehensive Examination:

Two months after the completion of the course work, a candidate has to take a comprehensive examination to assess the suitability of the candidate for the thesis work. The tentative date for the examination is in April 2018.

If a candidate is declared pass, he / she goes to the next stage, else he/she may be asked to do a term paper and on the completion of the term paper withdraws from the programme by getting a certificate titled “Certificate in Management Teaching.”

Thesis Work:

This phase embarks students on his/her doctoral level research, comprising of thesis proposal defence, thesis writing, and thesis examination. The thesis should be a scholarly contribution to the knowledge pertinent to the understanding and resolution of management problems.


The institute presently offers Executive FPM in the following area of specialization:

  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • Economics and Business Environment
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Information Technology and System
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Organisational Behaviour & HRM