Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

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Business Administration (PhD)

Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

Faculty:John Molson School of Business
Field of Study:Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:5 Year(s)


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 five-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.

The John Molson PhD in Business Administration offers five specializations: Accountancy, Finance, Management, Marketing or Supply Chain & Business Technology Management. Our students work closely with expert faculty from many prestigious research institutions and maintain outstanding international reputations for their innovative research, publishing in some of the best journals and sitting on the boards of many Learned Societies. With seven research centres brimming with talent and ambition, John Molson's faculty and graduate students are busy creating innovative solutions to many contemporary business problems.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • Master's degree in business administration or equivalent with high academic standing, from a recognized university.
  • Applicants with a Master's degree in a field related to the proposed area of research may be admitted subject to satisfactory completion of qualifying requirements, if necessary, by taking up to five prerequisite courses in addition to the required coursework in the graduate program. The specific courses to be taken are determined by the Program Director depending on the student’s background and area of specialization.
  • Applicants must submit proof of satisfactory performance on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)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 English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.
  • * 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 February 16, 2023

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