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Information Systems

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.

Leadership Insight Journal

Aspiring to Leadership that matters
A Leadership Insight Journal by Nancy J. Adler

To be truly radical is to make hope possible

- Lovins, 2007

What do managers need to do to strengthen their capacity to lead wisely and creatively in the twenty-first century? How can executives best envision and implement initiatives that matter? Building on Confucius’ wisdom and Gardner’s research, along with the yearnings and experience of hundreds of managers from around the world, it is clear that today’s leaders need to:

Reality in Translation: Going Beyond the Dehydrated Language of Management

World Premiere at Galerie MX, Montreal, 2010

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Virtual Tour of Exhibition
Music by Finnish composer, Silja Suntola.

Reinventing Our Legacy

A film by Prof. Nancy J. Adler and Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Beverly Shaffer

“In today’s trust-starved climate, our market-driven system is under attack ...large parts of the population feel that business has become detached from society, that business interests are no longer aligned with societal interests ...The only way to respond to this new wave of anti-business sentiment is for business to take the lead and to reposition itself clearly and convincingly as part of society.”

Student loans

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.

FAQ

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.

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.

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.

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.

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