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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

38 research chairs

including 9 Canada Research Chairs

300 professors at HEC Montréal

with research funding totalling $28 million

Nearly 600 professors

at the four partner universities

Benefit from the professional and personal experience of your fellow students

123 students at HEC Montréal

out of the 440 in the joint program


are international students or permanent residents


are female


are male

Over 370 HEC Montréal graduates

out of nearly 800 students in the entire joint program

76% of graduates

become professors. The others work for companies.

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

Lay the groundwork for your future

...for a career in academia

“During my studies, I worked with an expert supervisor who is one of the best scholars in our field. I received support in applying for external funding and awards. I worked on different research projects, attended international conferences and taught various courses. My PhD from HEC Montréal has made me a more confident and capable researcher and teacher.”
Mohammad Moeini, lecturer, University of Sussex, United Kingdom. PhD in Administration – Information Technologies (2015)

… for a career in business

“HEC Montréal’s rigorous and demanding learning environment gave me the opportunity to enrich my academic experience along with some of the world's preeminent scholars. The school gathered top industry representatives at its career fair and helped me land my dream job. Currently, I am dealing with modelling, business analysis and simulations with lots of learning opportunities."
Elnaz Kanani Kuchesfehani, Technology Consultant, Information Management and Analytics Technology, Deloitte Canada. PhD in Administration – Management Sciences (2015)
Program details
90 credits
  • Full time
  • Day
  • Côte-des-Neiges

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