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PhD in Administration

Contribute to advancing scientific knowledge in the management field. Do your PhD studies at a world-class school, with research units and faculty recognized for their rigorous approach and quest for excellence.

Your PhD in short

  • Courses offered in French or English, the program and the dissertation can be done in English.
  • Offered by HEC Montréal jointly with Concordia and McGill universities and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
  • Daytime, full-time courses allowing you to complete your studies in four years.
  • Tuition fees waived and competitive funding for the first four years of your studies.

World-class research and faculty


research chairs

including 9 Canada Research Chairs


professors at HEC Montréal

with research funding totalling $28 million




at the four partner universities

Benefit from the professional and personal experience of your fellow students


students at HEC Montréal

out of the 440 in the joint program

70 %

are international students or permanent residents

40 %

are female

60 %

are male



HEC Montréal graduates

out of nearly 800 students in the entire joint program

76 %

of graduates

become professors. The others work for companies.

Lay the groundwork for your future

...for a career in academia

Karima Afif

“It was an intellectually stimulating experience and a springboard for my career as a professor-researcher! I appreciated the faculty’s expertise and rigour, and how humble they were. The socialization and engagement activities really support success and personal growth. There is an overall sense of open-mindedness, integrity, and commitment. These values have stayed with me in my work in academia.”

Karima Afif, Assistant Professor of Operations Management at Université Laval. Graduate of the PhD in Administration – Logistics and Operations Management program (2021)

… for a career in business

“I had the chance to work alongside some of the most prominent scholars in my field. This helped me find a postdoc position at a first-rate business school right after I graduated. As a data science expert, I am now using cutting-edge approaches to solve day-to-day pricing issues.”

Hosain Zaman, Data Science Expert at Priceline. Graduate of the PhD in Administration – Decision Sciences program (2021)

HEC Montréal: Among the global élite

Founded in 1907, HEC Montréal was Canada’s first university-level business school.

It was the first in North America to earn the three most prestigious accreditations in its field:

AMBA - Association of MBA'sACCSB International EQUIS Accredited

Montreal, a true university city

Greater Montreal is Canada’s university capital, with 11 university institutions and 190,000 students, 20,000 of them from abroad. In fact, Montreal is North America’s second university city in terms of the number of students, after Boston.

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Program details
90 Credits
  • Full time
  • Day
Instruction mode
  • On-site
  • Côte-des-Neiges

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