School of Business

Ph.D. in Bussiness Management



Depending upon the position of vacant seats in the various disciplines, admission to Ph.D. Programme will take place in July session every year. The admission schedule will be announced through advertisement on the AU website and/or in national newspapers for session indicating the Disciplines, which are on offer during the session. All applications in the prescribed format shall be received at the Research Unit of AU by duly notified dates. The applications will be submitted through On line mode.

The schedule of the admission related activities like getting the position of the vacant seats from the Disciplines offering Ph.D. Programme, notification of the advertisement on the website/ newspaper, last date of submission of application, setting and moderation of Entrance Test Question Papers, fixing the date of the entrance examination, evaluation of the answer scripts, Meeting of the Doctoral Research Committee, School Board for the purpose of finalization of the admission, meeting of the RC/RCSC, uploading the results on the website, etc., will be prepared by the Research Unit.

The Entrance test for admission to the Research Degree Programmes will be conducted by Registrar (Evaluation) with the support of Research Unit and Computer Division or any other nodal agency decided by the University Authorities from time to time. Accordingly the various preparatory activities pertaining to the entrance test like arrangement of question papers, issue of Hall Tickets to the candidates, conduct of examination etc. will be undertaken by Evaluation Section of the University.

Students Evaluation Division will get the answer scripts of entrance test evaluated centrally with the help of approved list of evaluators provided by the Schools of Studies. After evaluation, the subject-wise merit list of the candidates will be prepared by Evaluation Section and will be sent to Research Unit which in turn will be sent to the Schools of Studies along with the schedule of admission.

Students enrolled in Ph.D. Programme may work on full-time basis or on part-time basis at the University as per the Clause 8.5 of AU Regulations for conducting Research Degree Programmes. The proposal for change from part-time to full-time or vice versa will have to be approved by the Doctoral Research Committee and the School Board and placed before the RCSC/RC for approval. The decision of the RCSC/RC in this matter will be final. The duration of the programme will be counted from the date of commencement of the academic session or from the date of admission letter whichever is later.

  • Prepare the participant for a leadership role in his/her family business and be a positive influence.
  • Program exclusively designed for sons/daughters of family business owners and those who wish to pursue entrepreneurial career.
  • To provide knowledge, tools and skills required for managing a business.
  • To sharpen the ability and skills to understand the intricacies desired to scale up the family businesses.
  • To provide strong technical, economic and financial understanding, especially in the field of international operations, information technology, business analytics, customer engagement, succession planning, tax and corporate governance.
  • To provide networking opportunities and mentoring services.
  • Develop skills in successfully initiating, expanding, diversifying and managing a business enterprise with focus on understanding real life business situations and business practices.
  • Inculcate among students, entrepreneurial competencies including self-confidence, goal setting, planning, information seeking, problem solving and planned risk taking.
  • Possesses Master’s Degree from a University recognized by UGC or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such fields of study as are notified for the purpose from time to time by the University with at least 55% marks [50% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy Layer) and Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991].
  • Qualifies in the entrance examination conducted by AU at the national level.However, a discipline may decide separate terms and conditions for short listing of the candidates who have qualified UGC NET (Including JRF/UGC-CSIR NET/GATE/Teacher Fellowship holders and M.Phil. Degree Holders.) for the purpose of finalizing the list of the candidates to be called for interview.
  • Possesses a Degree considered equivalent to M.Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution or from a Foreign Educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.
  • Parent series- helping in sharing existing leadership styles which are not covered in any books and management strategies. Sharing family run businesses and issues of concerns also family culture and business culture existing.
  • Guest - Speakers who are practicing and managing Family Business challenges.
  • Government officials – who closely deal with the business ( excise , IT office etc).
  • Facilitators: - Banking sector professional, CA’s, IT experts. This will provide the participants with greater visibility as a practicing professional and also provide for networking opportunities.
  • In order to break the monotony of repeated teachers – sessions can be widely distributed amongst various in house and visiting faculties.
  • Faculties from the University, successful family business houses and outside institutions will conduct various sessions of the programme.