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Am I eligible for the PhD program?

If you hold an undergraduate and a Masters degree, with a strong academic record from recognized universities, you are eligible to apply for PhD studies.

Doctoral fellowships

The PhD Program in Management administers several doctoral level fellowships/awards. Candidates that have been accepted and have registered in the doctoral program are eligible to apply for them. These fellowships/awards are advertised in the Fall and Winter terms by the PhD Program Office. The value of these fellowships/awards vary from year to year.

Application deadline

Completed applications and all supporting documents are to be uploaded by no later than January 15th  for Fall (September) admission of the same calendar year in which admission is sought. This deadline is for all applicants (Canada and International). There is no January (Winter) or June-July (Summer) admission. 

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application form and all supporting documents are uploaded by the application deadline.

Admission requirements

The McGill PhD in Management aims to attract individuals who possess a strong academic background, personal initiative, and the potential to become excellent researchers. Applicants are assessed according to their past academic record, evaluations by former professors or supervisors, performance on standard graduate examinations, relevant work experience and the fit between their interests and the Faculty's focus and objectives.

Director's message

Samer Faraj, Director, PhD ProgramI 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.

Specializations

Before entering the program, students must select an area of specialization from one of the following or from a combination thereof:

Tuition fees

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 2013/2014 tuition fees and subject to change). Students are responsible for the Quebec rate of the tuition fees, which is approximately $3,800 CAD per year (based on 2013/2014 tuition fees and subject to change). Please note that medical/dental insurance is additional, as well as student services.

Class Profile

Class Profile (as of September 2013)

Total number of PhD students (McGill University – Desautels PhD Program in Management): 66

Area of Specialization:

  • Accounting: 4
  • Finance: 9
  • Information Systems: 12
  • Marketing: 6
  • Operations Management: 9
  • Organizational Behaviour: 5
  • Strategy & Organization: 15
  • CREATE: 6

Gender:

  • Women: 20
  • Men: 46

Geographic Origins:

Living expenses

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.

Joint program

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.

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