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PhD in Administration – Applied Economics

Structure 2017-2018

Phase I – Preparation (if necessary, maximum 1 year)

Qualifying courses in the specialization (preparatory or introductory courses)


Phase II – Specialization (maximum 2 years)

  1. Minimum course work of 12 PhD seminars
  2. Comprehensive exam

Course work includes the following requirements:

Compulsory seminar

6 seminars

2 in macroeconomics, 2 in microeconomics and 2 econometrics chosen from courses offered at the Montreal School of Economics

Specialization seminar

Minimum 5 seminars

Seminars in economics or a related discipline from those of the joint doctoral program or courses offered at the Montreal School of Economics

Pedagogy seminar

1 seminar


Phase III – Dissertation (Maximum 3 years)

  1. Public presentation of the dissertation proposal
  2. Writing of the dissertation
  3. Defence

Phases II and III supervisory committees

The student is supervised by two committees. The Phase II committee validates the student’s coursework, supervises the scientific paper, if required, and administers the comprehensive exam. The Phase III committee (or dissertation committee) supervises the student’s dissertation research work.

These committes generally include at least three professors from the four universities participating in the joint program.

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