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PhD in administration - Management Science

PhD in Administration — Management Science

Are you planning on a career in academia or business in management science? Do your PhD in an exceptional scientific milieu renowned for the quality of its support for junior researchers.

Your PhD in short

  • Offered by HEC Montréal jointly with Concordia and McGill universities and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). This partnership gives you access to resources (faculty and courses) rarely available elsewhere in the world.
  • Full-time program allowing you to complete your studies in four to five years.
  • Tuition fees waived and competitive funding for the first four years of your studies.

For a career in academia or in business

60 %

of the graduates in this specialization hold positions at Canadian or foreign universities, most often as professors. The others are working in the private sector, as analysts, consultants or managers.


“Ten years after defending my doctorate, HEC is still present in my life through a vast network of personal and professional connections not only with my former supervisors and professors, but also with other past fellow students, who are now established researchers all over the world.”
Alysson M. Costa, PhD. Lecturer, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne (Australia)

Among the best

HEC Montréal has a team of world-renowned professors who regularly publish in the leading scientific journals in this field. They have accumulated extensive experience in supervising dissertations, and many of them have supervised over 20 doctoral students.

“An extraordinary experience full of eureka moments. It was definitely a milestone not only in my career but also in my life. Its stimulating, rigorous, and demanding learning environment gave me the opportunity to enrich my academic experience along with some of the world's preeminent scholars.”
Elnaz Kanani Kuchesfehani, PhD. Technology Consultant, Information Management & Analytics Technology with Deloitte Canada

Varied research interests

  • Applications of operational research in finance
  • Bayesian optimization
  • Business analytics
  • Combinatorial optimization
  • Distribution management, logistics and supply chains
  • Dynamic optimization
  • Environmental management
  • Game theory
  • Graphs and networks
  • Energy modelling and policy
  • Quantitative methods in marketing
  • Robust optimization
  • Simulation-based optimization
  • Stochastic programming
Leandro C. Coelho
“The unique environment offered by the integration of great teaching, top research facilities and immense support allowed me to develop to my full potential.”
Leandro C. Coelho, PhD. Professor and Canada Research Chair in Integrated Logistics, Université Laval

Be part of research innovations


HEC Montréal is a member of the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO). The Institute brings together 900 scientists interested in optimization (operational research) and data science. The group has received major funding ($93.6 million) for research into big data mining.

World-class research groups

HEC Montréal offers an exceptional scientific milieu thanks to five research chairs and three professorships. Researchers in this specialization work closely with several research groups and knowledge transfer hubs.


Research professorships

Research groups and knowledge transfer hubs

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

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