The program requirements for the PhD in Management for students consist of 10.0 credits.
Note: A complete listing of Business (BUSI) Courses can be found in the Graduate Calendar.

1.5 credits in research and analysis methods (BUSI 6902 and BUSI 6905 are mandatory)

Course Code Course Title Credit
BUSI 6902 Research Methodology in Business 0.5
BUSI 6903 Qualitative Research Design 0.5
BUSI 6904 Quantitative Research Design 0.5
BUSI 6905 Advanced Statistical Methods for Business Research 0.5

1.5 credits in seminars including one two-course sequence, from the following doctoral seminar courses

Course Code Course Title  Credit
BUSI 6000 Seminar in Accounting I 0.5
BUSI 6001 Seminar in Accounting II 0.5
BUSI 6100 Seminar in Management I: Modern Organization Theory 0.5
BUSI 6101 Seminar in Management II: Current Topics in Organizational Behaviour 0.5
BUSI 6103 Seminar in Strategic Management 0.5
BUSI 6200 Seminar in Marketing I: Management and Strategy 0.5
BUSI 6201 Seminar in Marketing II: Consumer Behaviour 0.5
BUSI 6300 Seminar in Management of Production/Operations I: Strategic Management of Production Systems 0.5
BUSI 6301 Seminar in Management of Production/Operations II: Production/Technology/Strategy Interface 0.5
BUSI 6400 Seminar in Information Systems I: Research Issues 0.5
BUSI 6401 Seminar in Information Systems II: Current Trends 0.5
BUSI 6500 Seminar in Finance I: Topical Issues in Investments 0.5
BUSI 6501 Seminar in Finance II: Theories and Empirical Methods in Corporate Finance 0.5
BUSI 6600 Entrepreneurship 0.5
BUSI 6700 Seminar in International Business I: International Markets and Strategy 0.5
BUSI 6705 Seminar in International Business II: Managing in a Global Environment 0.5

The remaining 1.5 credits will be electives that are chosen with the approval of the thesis supervisor to assist in the thesis research process. Courses may be chosen from the list below, from the lists above or from outside the School in a supporting discipline with permission.

Course Code Course Title Credit
BUSI 6009 Special Topics in Accounting 0.5
BUSI 6104 Managing the Change Process 0.5
BUSI 6105 Women in Management 0.5
BUSI 6109 Special Topics in Management 0.5
BUSI 6209 Special Topics in Marketing 0.5
BUSI 6303 Systems Optimization: Methods and Models 0.5
BUSI 6304 Management of Innovation and Technology 0.5
BUSI 6306 Advanced Methods and Models of Management Science 0.5
BUSI 6309 Special Topics in Operations Management 0.5
BUSI 6409 Special Topics in Information Systems 0.5
BUSI 6509 Special Topics in Finance 0.5
BUSI 6709 Special Topics in International Business 0.5
BUSI 6900 Directed Readings 0.5
BUSI 6901 Special Topics 0.5

Comprehensives (no credit value)

Successful completion of one written and one oral examination.

Course Code Course Title Credit
BUSI 6908 Ph.D. Comprehensives No credit value

Thesis Proposal (0.5 credits)

Successful completion of a thesis proposal which must be defended at an oral exam.

Course Code Course Title Credit
BUSI 6907 Ph.D. Thesis Tutorial 0.5 credits

Thesis (5.0 credits)

Successful completion of a thesis which must be defended at an oral exam.

Course Code Course Title Credit
BUSI 6909 Ph.D. Thesis 5.0 credits

Additional Requirements

Research Seminar Participation: All students must attend at least 15 seminars on current business issues in the Sprott School of Business’ research seminar series.

Teaching Education and Experience:

In either their 2nd or 3rd year of the program, students must participate in one of two teaching certificate programs:

  1. Preparing to Teach: a 10-week, blended certificate course with weekly 2-3 hour face-to-face meetings, online modules, readings, and assignments (pass/fail). Recommended for students who intend to pursue a career in academia.
  2. Sprott Certificate Program: a 1-term, blended program with 2 full-day face-to-face sessions, 4 online modules, and assignments (pass/fail). Recommended for students who do not intend to pursue a career in academia.

Students must also demonstrate classroom experience by teaching a course or leading a class lecture. Students intending to pursue the former option should enroll in Preparing to Teach; students intending to pursue the latter option should enroll in the Sprott Certificate Program.