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PhD in administration - International Business

PhD in Administration — International Business

Are you interested in international issues? Are you interested in the international strategy of companies, their locations, major global issues or the governance of organizations and institutions? Do your doctorate in a community of internationally renowned researchers and develop cutting-edge expertise to build a career in academia or the business world.

Your PhD in short

  • Offered by HEC Montréal jointly with Concordia and McGill universities and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). This unique partnership provides access to a multitude of courses and professors specialized in international business or related fields.
  • Full-time program allowing you to complete your studies in four or five years.
  • Tuition fees waived and competitive funding for the first four years of your studies.

For an academic or corporate career

60 %

of the graduates from this PhD program hold positions at Canadian or foreign universities. All the others are working as executives, managers or consultants in the private sector.

Publications by our students

  • Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences
  • Journal of Sports Economics
  • Management Communication Quaterly
  • Information Systems Journal
  • Journal of International Business Policy
  • Journal of Knowledge Management
  • European Management Journal
  • European Planning Studies
  • Environment and Planning A
  • Regional Studies

Diverse research interests

  • International trade
  • International Finance
  • Geopolitics of international affairs
  • Global governance
  • Knowledge and innovation management
  • Risk management in international business
  • Territorial development
  • Regional innovation systems
  • International strategies
  • Relations between multinationals and stakeholders
  • Foreign investment and development

The power of international business research

HEC Montréal offers doctoral students in international business a stimulating scientific environment, including a research chair and three professorships.


Our community is also distinguished by several prestigious awards

Researchers in this specialization work closely with several research groups and knowledge transfer centres, including:

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

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