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PhD in Business Administration

Application process

Application process

You are ready to apply if you have:

When to apply

The application window opens 12 months prior to the intake term. We accept and process applications on a rolling basis up until the application deadline. However, we recommend that you apply as early as possible in order to avoid longer processing times likely to occur for those who apply closer to the deadline.

You may start your online application at any time after the application window has opened and upload the admission requirements progressively as they become available to you (e.g., transcripts and TOEFL/IELTS results). Once all the requirements are uploaded to your application, it will be considered complete and, thus, ready for assessment by the Admissions Committee.

To start or continue on your application

Application fee $100 CAD

A non-refundable application fee paid online by credit card.

Application deadlines

All applicants — International students, Canadian citizens and Permanent residents:

Fall entry: January 15

The Admission Committee will only begin assessing applications after the deadline.

After you’ve applied

Please allow our Admissions Team 4 to 6 weeks after the application deadline to process your application.

Check your application status, see which documents the university has received, and upload missing documents on your To Do List. You can also find the links to Check application status and Upload documents in the Student Hub's My CU Account. (Find the tab Admission Application in the left-hand column.)

Applicants may be interviewed on a case-by-case basis. The purpose of the interview is to complement the online application documents and to give the Program Director a better sense of the applicant’s qualifications and communications skills.

After getting admitted

Once you’ve received your letter of acceptance, please read it carefully for the information provided on next steps and any documentation requested of you (official transcripts, test results, etc.).

You will need to confirm our offer of acceptance by paying a $250 CAD deposit within the timeframe indicated in the letter of acceptance. The confirmation deposit will eventually be put towards your first tuition payment in the fall.

You should also visit our new graduate student pages and prepare for your new career as a grad student!

Accepted International students should visit Concordia University’s International Students Office website for important information, including study permits and living in Montreal.

*Once requested upon acceptance, official transcripts must be sent directly to Concordia University: 

Mailing address

Concordia University
Graduate Admissions Application Centre
P.O. Box 2002, Station H
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3G 2V4

In-person/courier delivery location

Concordia University
Graduate Admissions (FB-900)
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3G 1M8

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