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
- Retail Management
- Strategy and Organization
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. View the courses offered by the Desautels PhD Program in Management.
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.