Students are accepted only for full-time study.
Fast-Track to PhD in Business Administration: Students enrolled in a John Molson School of Business Master of Science program and who have completed all program requirements except for the thesis may apply for permission to proceed directly to doctoral studies in the same discipline without submitting a master's thesis. In all such cases, the decision of the PhD Admissions Committee shall be final.
Area of specialization: Applicants must select their area of specialization from the departments of Accountancy, Finance, Management, Marketing or Supply Chain and Business Technology Management, at the time of application. Enrolment in the program is strictly limited and applicants are selected on the basis of past academic record, letters of recommendation and the relevance of their proposed research to the areas of specialization of the department concerned.
Requests to transfer to another specialization are treated within the normal application process in the new area of specialization.
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
Credit Load. The normal course load for PhD students during the Qualifying and the Course Phase is between 12 to 18 credits for each academic year. In exceptional circumstances, a student in good standing may be granted permission to reduce their credit load.
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