Long Term Courses

Foundation Phase

It comprises of first year of PhD and includes course work as given below.  Module I and II constitute the first semester of the foundation phase.  On completion of the foundation phase the students will be awarded “Advanced Diploma in Management” by AIMA-CME.

Research Phase

On successful completion of the Foundation Phase, the candidates are required to submit the present the research synopsis to the Research Committee at AMU. Candidates whose synopsis are approved by Research Committee will be registered for Doctoral Research work Phase which is of minimum two years duration. Admission to the Doctoral Research Work Phase is highly competitive. Candidates are given a maximum of two years duration. Candidates are given a maximum of two chances to get their synopsis approved by the Research Committee. On successful presentation of the final thesis, the candidates would be awarded the Doctorate Degree (PhD – Business Administration) by AMU.


The course pack comprising of specially designed study guides, text books, reading material, assignments, etc. will be provided to each candidate.  Workshop-cum-interactive classroom sessions of six and two days duration for semester I & II respectively will be conducted by AIMA in Delhi as a part of the foundation phase and all students are required to attend these sessions.

Eligibility Norms

Educational Qualification: Master’s Degree in Management or allied subjects from Commerce, Humanities, Science, Engineering and Law etc. or a PGDM/PGDITM approved by AICTE with not less than 55% marks or equivalent grade OR Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accountancy or any other professional qualification which are considered equivalent to Master Degree with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade. In addition, the candidate should have a minimum of 50% marks in Graduation.

Work Experience

Minimum 5 years post qualification work experience in industry at the managerial level or a minimum 5 years of teaching experience as full time Faculty in a Management Institute approved by AICTE or affiliated to a University.

Admission Procedure

Candidates need to appear in Research Management Aptitude Test (R-MAT) to be held in May and December each year. Qualified candidates will be interviewed for final selection and admission.

For Whom

Working managers with inclination towards academics and teaching faculty of B-Schools.

Senior Management Professionals to upgrade their skills and competencies and gain deeper insights into industry specific problems.


Kiran Rawat
All India Management Association - CME
Management House, 14 – Institutional Area
Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003
Contact: 011- 4312 8100/2464 5100. Ext:- 741
Email: phd@aima.in
Website: www.aima.in