The coursework components of the MPhil program are designed to maximize learning and develop a comprehensive skill base prior to undertaking the thesis. The brief description of the each subject is as follow:
MGMT 7201: Philosophy of Administrative Sciences
This course aims at familiarizing the students with the area of philosophy of knowledge with an emphasis on philosophy of behavioral and social sciences. The course would start with a discussion of the fields of epistemology and ontology. The history of both would be traced and connected with the works of ancient Greek philosophers. It would then move on to the development of “Natural Philosophy”, “Metaphysics” and emergence and development of science. It would the go on to look at the domain of logic and distinction between scientific and philosophical logic. This would be followed by a detailed look at positivism, Interpretive, realism and post-modernism. The course would end with a detailed look at the articulation of the afore-mentioned epistemological positions keeping in view the history and developments in theoretical paradigms within management sciences from Taylor’s philosophy of management through administrative management theories, human resource movement and behavioral perspective to the Contingrncy theory.
MGMT 7202: Advance Research Methodology and proposal Development
This course, examines basic approaches to management science inquiry, including experiments, surveys, and qualitative field methods. It is intended to introduce MPhil students to ways of conceptualizing problems, designing research, collecting data, and interpreting hose data. It also examines implications and consequences of choices among alternative approaches. Step by step throughout the semester, students will work on developing a proposal for research h on a topic of their choosing.
MGMT 7203: Seminars in Organizational Analysis
This Seminar Course is for MPhil students in management studies. The intent of the seminar course is to survey the very large literature on management and organizational theories so that all students grasp the key issues and ideas in this literature, and can develop a way to apply them to their research.
MGMT 7204: Applied Statistical Research Methods
This is an introductory MPhil level Course in statistical research methods in management studies. This course is intended mainly for students who wish to use statistical methods in their own research. It approach issues from the application perspective. It will also focus on the theoretical underpinnings and assumptions underlying the methods. This is, however, not a course in mathematical statistics, this is an applied course intended for researchers.