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Our PhD program is full-time only, and it is not a distance education program. All students must complete the minimum six terms of full-time enrolment at the beginning of the program or nine terms in the case of students fast-tracked from the master’s.

Core Courses

The requirements of the PhD program in Management include successful completion of 27 units of coursework, a comprehensive examination (oral and written), a thesis proposal, and a thesis.

All students enrolled in the program (regardless of their chosen field) will take two common compulsory courses.

MGT7101 ADVANCED METHODOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT RESEARCH (3 units)

Theoretical and methodological foundations of management research and research ethics are explored. Topics include the purpose of social science research; nature and role of theories; relationship between facts and values; theory construction, testing, falsification and inference; "positivist" and "non-positivist" methods; social studies of science and scientists; and research ethics involving human subjects.

MGT7102 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT (3 units)

The foundations of various management disciplines are examined in the context of emerging and sometimes conflicting theoretical paradigms such as rationale exchange process, sustainability, responsible management and need to balance environmental, economic and social outcomes.

Methods and Analysis Courses

All students will take a minimum of 9 units of research methods and analysis courses, including:

MGT 7103 ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS IN MANAGEMENT (3 units)

MGT 7105 STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING (SEM) (1.5 unit)

MGT 7106 HIERARCHICAL LINEAR MODELING (HLM) (1.5 unit)

MGT 7107 ECONOMETRICS FOR BUSINESS STUDIES (3 units)

MGT 7108 OPTIMIZATION AND MODELING (3 units)

MGT 7302 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS (3 units)

Advanced Courses

In addition to the 6 units of core courses, and the 9 units of methods and analysis courses, students will take 9 units (3 courses) of advanced courses in their chosen field of study. Information on these courses is listed in the field-specific pages.

Accounting

  • MGT8101 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING (3 units)
  • MGT8102 ACCOUNTING AND CONTROL (3 units)
  • MGT8103 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ACCOUNTING & CONTROL RESEARCH (3 units)

OR

Entrepreneurship 

  • MGT8104 THEORETICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH 1 (3 units)
  • MGT8105 ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH (3 units)
  • One course chosen from another field (3 units)

OR

Finance

  • MGT8107 FINANCE (3 units)
  • MGT8108 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN FINANCE RESEARCH (3 units)
  • MGT8109 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FINANCE RESEARCH (3 units)

OR

Health Systems 

  • MGT8110 CURRENT ISSUES IN HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT: SYSTEMS, INFORMATICS AND ANALYTICS  (3 units)
  • MGT8111 RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS FOR HEALTH SYSTEMS RESEARCH (3cr.) (note, this course is not offered during the current academic year; it is replaced by MGT 8110B CURRENT ISSUES IN HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT: MACRO AND MICRO LEVEL HEALTH ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT)
  • One course chosen from another field (3 units)

OR

Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources 

  • MGT8113 FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN RESOURCES (3 units)
  • MGT8114 FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3 units)
  • One course chosen from another field (3 units)

Strategy & Organization 

  • MGT8116 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (3 units)
  • MGT8117 ORGANIZATION THEORY (3 units)
  • One course chosen from another field (3 units)

Free Elective Courses

All students will take one Ph.D. level Free elective course (3 units) selected from the PhD in Management or another program.

Comprehensive Examination and Thesis

MGT9997 COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

The Comprehensive Examination is a two-part examination (written and oral) that is overseen by the Comprehensive Examination Committee. Once the written exam has been passed, the student proceeds to the oral. A student who fails either component of the exam is allowed to repeat it the following term. A second failure in either component leads to withdrawal from the program. The Comprehensive Examination must normally be completed within five terms of commencing the program and, at the latest, by the end of the sixth term. Failure to sit and pass the examination by the deadline counts as a failure. Further details about the comprehensive exam are posted on the program website.

MGT9998 THESIS PROPOSAL (Prequisite : MGT9997)

The thesis proposal, prepared under the direction of the thesis supervisor, must be defended to the satisfaction of the Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC).

THD9999 THESIS

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