The Fellow Program in Management (FPM) at ISB helps aspiring researchers hone their skills in various areas like Accounting, Financial Economics, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Organisational Behaviour and Strategy. This program gives an opportunity for students to work closely with professors as research assistant and co-author. The program aims at helping students create an impact in the world of business academia as well as the market.
The program takes about 4-5 years of full-time study where students work closely with faculty guides with the opportunity of pursuing independent research interests. It is very important for students to know their area of specialization while applying for the program as once indicated cannot be changed down the line. By the end of the program, the participants would have gained immense knowledge of relevant literature, research expertise and teaching ability.
The faculty of FPM are affiliated with top schools like Kellogg, USC Marshall School of Business, NYU Stern, Emory University, UCLA Anderson School of Management etc. The area leaders from the founding associate schools, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, also actively participate in curriculum design and research conferences, and assist in our efforts to recruit the best faculty.
The program was launched in 2011 with just two students in class. The number has now steadily risen to 5 in the 2016 batch. The two students in the founding class of 2011 batch were recently flooded with offers from various top business schools in the hopes of hiring them as professors. The offers came from Erasmus School of Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, University of Amsterdam, Cass Business School, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and IÉSEG School of Management to name a few.