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Program Requirements
Pre 2015

The program requirements for the PhD in Management for students admitted prior to September 2015 consist of 10.0 credits.
Note: A complete listing of Business (BUSI) Courses can be found in the Graduate Calendar.

Required Research/Analysis Courses (1.5 credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

BUSI 6902 Research Methodology in Business 0.5
BUSI 6905 Advanced Statistical Methods for Business Research 0.5
BUSI 6907 PhD Thesis Tutorial 0.5

Function Area Seminar Courses (1.5 credits – including one two-course sequence)

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 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 6700 Seminar in International Business I: International Markets and Strategy (formerly BUSI 6804) 0.5
BUSI 6705 Seminar in International Business II: Managing in a Global Environment 0.5

Advanced Course Electives (1.0 credit)

Course Code Course Title Credit
BUSI 6303 Systems Optimization: Methods and Models(formerly BUSI 6703) 0.5
BUSI 6104 Managing the Change Process(formerly BUSI 6704) 0.5
BUSI 6304 Management of Innovation and Technology(formerly BUSI 6801) 0.5
BUSI 6105 Women in Management(formerly BUSI 6802) 0.5
BUSI 6103 Seminar in Strategic Management(formerly BUSI 6803) 0.5
BUSI 6306 Advanced Methods and Models of Management Science (formerly BUSI 6906) 0.5
BUSI 6600 Entrepreneurship (formerly BUSI 6806) 0.5
BUSI 6903 Qualitative Research Design 0.5
BUSI 6904 Quantitative Research Design 0.5

Free Course Electives (1.0 credit)

Selected with the agreement of the thesis supervisor to assist in the thesis research process or broaden program of studies.

Comprehensive (no credit value)

Successful completion of one written and one oral examination. The written examination will consist of a major essay that provides a comprehensive analytical review of the literature in an area of the student’s specialization. The issues dealt within the essay will be distinct from the student’s thesis topic.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

BUSI 6908 PhD Comprehensive No credit value

Thesis (5.0 credits)

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

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

BUSI 6909 PhD Thesis 5.0 credits

Additional Requirements

Teaching Education and Experience: All students must participate in a teaching seminar series led by the Sprott School of Business and the Educational Development Centre. Students must also demonstrate classroom experience by teaching a course or leading a class lecture.

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