Programme Overview

The objective of the Ph.D programme at IFMR is to train young scholars so as to enable them to make a difference in academic research and in the corporate sector.

The Ph.D programme at IFMR is a highly rigorous one with focus on various research areas like asset pricing, derivatives, corporate governance, development economics, macro economics, financial reporting, international Financial reporting standards and so on.

Disciplines offered:

We offer PhD programme in the following areas:

  • Economics
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources Management
  • Operations Management
  • IT & Systems
  • Strategy



University of Madras: IFMR has been recognised as a centre for conducting research leading to PhD degree in the broad area of Finance since 1982, and in the broad area of Management since 2014.

IIT Madras: IFMR has signed a MOU in 2014 with the Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras to jointly guide and supervise academic research at masters and doctoral levels.

PhD is offered from our chennai city campus located at

Institute for Financial Management and Research
No 24 Kothari Road
Chennai – 34

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