Management (PhD)

Program Description

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Management offered by the Desautels Faculty of Management is a research-intensive program that emphasizes focused and challenging learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in literature review, original thinking, and scientific communication to pursue professional opportunities in academia or industry.

The program may also be taken as the Environment option provides students with an appreciation of the role of science in informing decision-making in the environment sector, and the influence that political, socioeconomic and ethical judgments have.

Keywords: management science, Doctorate in Business Administration, marketing, finance, information systems, accounting.

Unique Program Features

  • Students may specialize in one of following areas/options: Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behaviour, Retail Management Strategy and Organization;
  • With the collaboration of faculty and industry leaders, the program prepares students to become autonomous researchers, whose teaching, publications and consulting activities contribute to leading universities and organizations around the world;
  • The program is part of a joint doctoral program that brings together the four leading Montreal universities (HEC Montreal, Concordia, UQAM, and McGill). As a result, students gain access to the rich doctoral offerings from other universities and are expected to include professors from other universities on their committees.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

PhD in Management website

Department Contact

Graduate Program phd.mgmt [at] (subject: PhD%20in%20Management) (email)

Available Intakes


Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 15 January 15

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

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