Tuition & funding
The John Molson School of Business, in affiliation with École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal, McGill University and Université du Québec à Montréal, has offered a joint PhD in Business Administration since 1976. The five-year, full-time program provides students with access to more than 300 professors qualified to supervise doctoral studies. Students in the joint program also have access to the affiliated universities’ library systems, computer facilities and presentations by internationally recognized researchers.
The John Molson PhD in Business Administration offers five specializations: Accountancy, Finance, Management, Marketing or Supply Chain & Business Technology Management. Our students work closely with expert faculty from many prestigious research institutions and maintain outstanding international reputations for their innovative research, publishing in some of the best journals and sitting on the boards of many Learned Societies. With seven research centres brimming with talent and ambition, John Molson's faculty and graduate students are busy creating innovative solutions to many contemporary business problems.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 90 credits.
Please see the Business Administration PhD Courses for course descriptions.
The program consists of three consecutive phases: the Qualifying Phase, the Course Phase, and the Thesis Phase.
The minimum course requirement of this phase is 30 credits, corresponding to a minimum of 27 credits for courses and 3 credits for the Comprehensive Examination, as outlined below.
credits: Course Phase
credits: Thesis Phase
credits of Required General Courses:
These courses are required for all PhD Business Administration students:
• ADMI 871 Foundations of Business Research (3.00) • ADMI 880 Pedagogical Methods (3.00)
credits of Required Specialization Courses chosen from the following:
Accountancy Specialization: Business Administration PhD
Finance Specialization: Business Administration PhD
Management Specialization: Business Administration PhD
Marketing Specialization: Business Administration PhD
Supply Chain and Business Technology Management (SCBTM) Specialization: Business Administration PhD
credits of Business Administration PhD Elective Courses
Students may choose from scheduled graduate courses offered by their Department, another Department or Faculty at Concordia University, or by a University affiliated through the Joint Program. The course selection depends on the candidates research interests and background, subject to Faculty approval. A limit of 6 credits may be taken from MSc level courses with prior approval of the Graduate Program Director
credits Comprehensive Examinations:
• ADMI 8890 Comprehensive Examination (3.00)
credits Professional Development:
• ADMI 872 Doctoral Professional Development (0.00)
• ADMI 8902 Thesis Proposal (0.00) • ADMI 890 Thesis (60.00)
credits of Required Accountancy Specialization Courses:
ADMI 860 ADMI 861 ADMI 8601 ADMI 8602
credits of elective courses chosen from the following:
• ADMI 873 Teaching and Learning with the Case Method (3.00) • ADMI 8502 Advanced Topics in Management (3.00)
Students may also choose from courses offered by their Department, another Department or Faculty at Concordia University, or by a University affiliated through the Joint Program. The course selection depends on the candidates research interests and background, subject to Faculty approval. A limit of 6 credits may be taken from MSc level courses with prior approval of the Graduate Program Director.
credits of Finance Specialization Courses:
credits of Required Management Specialization Courses:
• ADMI 812 Foundations and Current Topics in Organizational Behaviour (3.00) • ADMI 852 Debating Strategic Management (3.00) • ADMI 870 Research Methods in Management: Core and Advanced Issues in Quantitative Studies (3.00) ADMI 8501
credits of Required Marketing Specialization Courses:
ADMI 8301 ADMI 8302 ADMI 8303 ADMI 8304
credits of Required Supply Chain and Business Technology Management Specialization Courses:
• ADMI 821 Artificial Intelligence for Business: Methods and Applications (3.00) ADMI 8201 ADMI 8202 ADMI 8203
Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Tuition and fees of the program may depend on your student status, among other key factors. Estimate these costs based on the most common situations.
Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. They come in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Research and thesis-based students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.
The Quebec and Canadian governments offer a number of competitive graduate scholarships. We encourage you to apply for these awards at the same time you are preparing your application.
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