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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

I welcome your interest in the PhD program at the Desautels Faculty of Management.  In November 2016, the Desautels joint program in doctoral management education celebrated 40 years since its inception.

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:

Application process

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.

Application tracking

Students may track the status of the application by going to the uApply website. From this site you may view which documents were successfully uploaded, 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.

Class Profile

As of September 2016

Total number of PhD students
McGill University – Desautels PhD Program in Management: 61

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.

CREATE Program

NSERC CREATE program (Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program) in Healthcare Operations and Information Management (HOIM) – Focus on the Health Sector

A team of eight senior researchers from McGill, British Columbia, Ottawa, Queens, Toronto and Montreal Universities launched a collaborative program to train PhD students in healthcare operations and information management.

Marcel Desautels

Businessman and Philanthropist Marcel DesautelsMarcel DesautelsMarcel Desautels' landmark $22-million gift launched a golden age in business education at McGill.

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