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PhD in Administration – Data Science

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 7 PhD seminars
  2. Writing of scientific paper
  3. Comprehensive exam

Course work includes the following requirements:


Compulsory seminar

3 seminars


Specialization seminars

Minimum 3 seminars

Or any other equivalent seminar offered by the joint program or a doctoral program of another Montreal university


Pedagogy seminar

1 seminar

80-470-07   Pédagogie en gestion

Or any other equivalent seminar offered by the joint program


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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