Desautels Faculty of Management
If you are an international student, the PhD Program will pay the international portion of your university tuition fees for the four semesters of minimum residency (or up to a maximum of six semesters), worth approximately $12,000 CAD per year (based on 2014/2015 tuition fees and subject to change). Students are responsible for the Quebec rate of the tuition fees, which is approximately $3,900 CAD per year (based on 2014/2015 tuition fees and subject to change). Please note that medical/dental insurance is additional, as well as student services.
I welcome your interest in the PhD program at the Desautels Faculty of Management. Every year, approximately 15 PhD students are admitted to our program and are offered four years of funding.
Summer opportunities / Internships
Career Services assists BCom students plan their career goals by helping them discover and prepare for opportunities that align with the individual career paths that the students would like to explore.
Internships give students practical experience needed to make important career choices and help students:
The PhD in Management Program offers only Fall (September) admission of the same calendar year in which admission is sought. The deadline of January 15 is for all applicants (Canadian and international). Very important: Do not apply to start the program in winter or summer - applications for winter or summer will be cancelled and the application fee will NOT be refunded.
As of October 2012, McGill's formerly paper-based graduate application process has been replaced with a more convenient electronic version.
Students may track the status of the application by going to the uApply website. From this site you may view which documents were successfully uploade, which documents remain outstanding, when the PhD Program Committee has recommended admission to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office (GPSO) and when a final decision has been made by GPSO. In addition, you can update your address on this site so that the University always has your current coordinates.
Estimated Annual Living Expenses (for a single student studying full time)
This budget is a general estimate of the living expenses that a single student in a full-time program of study would be expected to incur for each 12-month period, in Montreal.
Class Profile (as of September 2014)
Total number of PhD students (McGill University – Desautels PhD Program in Management): 73
Area of Specialization:
- Accounting: 4
- Finance: 7
- Information Systems: 14
- Marketing: 7
- Operations Management: 12
- Organizational Behaviour: 7
- Strategy & Organization: 16
- CREATE: 6
- Women: 20
- Men: 53
The PhD Program in Management at McGill is offered jointly with the three other Montreal universities: Concordia University, École des Hautes Études Commerciales (affiliated with Université de Montréal), and Université du Québec à Montréal. The joint nature of the program gives doctoral students access to over 250 professors qualified to direct doctoral research among the four universities, representing a tremendous variety of research approaches and interests.
As part of the MBA program, students are required to complete an experiential component, which can be a practicum, international exchange or internship.
An internship provides students with hands-on practice and valuable industry experience. Students receive guidance from the Career Services team, selecting the field and specific organization that best suits their interests, skills, and career goals. Following a selection process, students begin an internship which will put their classroom learning to use.