Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty:The Sprott School of Business
Field of Study:Business Administration and Management, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,381
National: $6,381


The Sprott PhD in Management is centred on applied research on complex management problems in an interdisciplinary context. We teach the skills to address complex management issues by taking a system-level approach and by drawing upon resources and ideas from multiple functional areas. Our program offers a number of interdisciplinary, issue-focused courses that provide a holistic perspective to defining and solving problems. At the same time, you are able to ground your learning and research in selected functional areas. We offer integrative courses not commonly found in other PhD programs focusing on interconnections between disparate phenomena.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80
Test Scores:
  • Graduate Management Admission Test [min. 600]
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. ] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Application Notes : Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) - the School requires that all applicants submit scores obtained in the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) offered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Successful candidates will normally have a GMAT score of at least 600. Equivalent GRE scores (as defined by the Educational Testing Service) may be considered.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Admission into the Ph.D. Management program will be judged primarily on the applicant's ability to undertake research successfully and his/her prospects for completion of the program. The normal requirement for admission to the doctoral program in management is a master's degree (or equivalent) in business or a related field with an A- average and a bachelor's degree. A number of years of work experience is desirable. A student enrolled in a research-based master's program in business who has completed a minimum of 2.5 credits and who has shown outstanding academic performance and research promise may be admitted to the Ph.D. program without completing the master's program. Normal Ph.D. program requirements, as stated below, will apply. Each case will be considered on an individual basis for advanced standing in the Ph.D. program. Advanced standing will be considered for a maximum of 1.5 credits. Applicants who have completed a thesis-based master's program in business or a related area may have their program requirements adjusted at the time of admission, as set out below.

All Ph.D. candidates, regardless of their previous field of specialization, are expected to have or to acquire a basic knowledge of statistics and at least two of the following areas of management: accounting, finance, information systems, international business, management science, marketing, organizational behaviour, and productions/operations management. Students will be admitted to the program with a course of study designed where appropriate to supplement previous education, experience, and training.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 01, 2022