Before entering the program, students must select an area of specialization from one of the following or from a combination thereof:
- Information Systems
- Operations Management
- Organizational Behaviour
- Strategy and Organization
- NSERC CREATE*
Specialization Course Selection
Upon admission, an advisor from the student's chosen area will assist in selecting those courses that best suit the student's interests while satisfying program requirements. Specialization courses may be selected from course offerings of the four participating universities by reviewing the course timetable of each respective university. Courses offered by the Desautels PhD Program in Management can be viewed here.
The student's support field represents a fundamental discipline underlying the area of specialization. A marketing student, for instance, might select psychology, statistics or behavioural science as a support field while a finance student may choose economics or applied mathematics.
*NSERC CREATE Ph.D. Program on Healthcare Operations and Information Management: Offered jointly by six Canadian universities: McGill, British Columbia, Ottawa, Queen's, Toronto, and Montréal, this Ph.D. program brings together expertise on healthcare processes, operations research, information systems, and telecommunications engineering.