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PhD in Administration – International Business

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 10 PhD seminars
  2. Writing of scientific paper
  3. Comprehensive exam
Course work includes the following requirements:

Specialization seminar

Minimum 8 seminars

Methodology seminar

Minimum 1 seminar

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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