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Business Administration (PhD)

Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
5 years
90 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter

Program overview

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 5 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.

PhD students work closely with expert faculty from many prestigious research institutions, maintaining outstanding international reputations for their innovative research, publishing in some of the best journals, and sitting on the boards of many Learned Societies. With nine research centres brimming with talent and ambition, John Molson's faculty and graduate students are busy creating innovative solutions to many contemporary business problems.

Program structure

Admission requirements

  • Master's degree or equivalent with high academic standing.
  • Applicants must submit proof of satisfactory performance on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) within the previous five years.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
  • Concordia Comprehensive ESL Placement Test (ConCEPT). Applicants who have been admitted by a program and whose test results fall within the range requiring a language placement test must write the Concordia Comprehensive ESL Placement Test (ConCEPT).
  • Language Requirement. The language of instruction at Concordia University is English. However, students who also have capacity in French will be able to best profit from the joint nature of the program. In particular, the ability to read technical material and to follow lectures and discussions in both languages is an asset. Students may write reports, examinations and the thesis in English or in French as they choose.

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