The objectives of the doctoral specialization in Information Systems (IS) are to promote theoretical and applied research with a combined focus on scientific rigour and relevance to information systems practice. Faculty in the IS Area conduct research on the organizational and individual impacts of information technology, on systems implementation and adoption, on resistance to change, on electronic commerce and on information systems research models.
While pursuing their PhD studies, many students opt to take on a student loan. The following list of sources applies mostly to Canadian students and is by no means exhaustive.
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.
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.
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.
It is important that thorough financial planning be undertaken before beginning doctoral studies. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that adequate financing is in place for the duration of the program.
Before entering the program, students must select an area of specialization from one of the following or from a combination thereof:
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. Certain unique aspects make McGill a special place where to pursue a doctorate in management.
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.