Phase I consists of qualifying courses in your specialization. They are generally taken before starting PhD-level courses. The list of Phase I courses (if necessary) is included in your admission letter.
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Phase II comprises 7 to 10 courses, depending on the specialization, and a comprehensive exam. In some specializations a scientific paper is also required.
With rare exceptions, Phase II must be completed by the end of your second year.
After completing at least 9 credits and at most 15 course credits (generally in the 2nd term), you must have:
Your committee must have at least three members from the management faculties of the four participating universities, including:
In addition to guiding you in choosing your courses, the Phase II supervisory committee organizes the comprehensive exam and supervises your writing of the scientific paper, if applicable.
You must write the comprehensive exam within two months of completing your course work. It consists of a written section and an oral section.
You must notify the Academic Affairs Office of the date of the comprehensive exam at least three weeks in advance.