During first year of the programme the students acquire knowledge of the discipline and functional areas of management and general management.

During second year of the programme the students acquire in-depth knowledge of the area of specialization and related fields.

On completion of the second year course work including dissertation work, the students take the comprehensive examination.

After passing the comprehensive examination, the student enters the thesis writing stage.

On approval of the thesis proposal, the student works closely with the TAC on his/her thesis work. On completion of the thesis work, the student submits the thesis and defends the same.

After completion of all requirements of the programme, the student is awarded the title of the “Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow”.