PhD in Administration – Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

PhD in Administration – Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Would you like to do your PhD in a community of world-renowned researchers? This exciting learning experience will introduce you to university-level research and teaching.

Your PhD in short

  • A variety of basic and specialized courses on offer at HEC Montréal’s partner universities: Concordia, McGill and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
  • A faculty of over 40 professors specializing in a wide variety of disciplines in the social sciences and administration.
  • Option of teaching starting in your second year, after completing a doctoral seminar on teaching methods.
  • Full-time program allowing you to complete your studies in four years.
  • Tuition fees waived and competitive funding for the four years of your studies.

For a career in academia


90 %

of the 124 graduates from this doctoral program hold positions as professors at Canadian or foreign universities. The others are working in the private sector, in government or a parapublic organization.

Teaching excellence is key to success

Among the best

Our professors win prestigious awards for their research and teaching and are recognized with great distinctions.

Sofiane Baba
“HEC Montréal has given me a stimulating, rigorous and encouraging intellectual environment. I have had a chance to learn from many world-renowned researchers and teachers, on the cutting edge in their fields. I have also had many opportunities to obtain funding and conduct research thanks to the School’s numerous research groups and networks.”
Sofiane Baba, PhD student

Varied research interests

  • Cognitive processes supporting entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy
  • Corporate strategy and top management teams
  • Cultural management, social innovation and diversity
  • Extreme contexts and developing countries
  • Family businesses
  • Global innovation networks
  • Management of knowledge and innovation
  • Management, leadership and change
  • Organizational ethics
  • Policies and innovations in the public sector
  • Social responsibility and sustainable development
  • Sociology of organizations
  • Sports management
  • Strategy, institutions and governance

I - Joelle Bissonnette
“At HEC Montréal I enjoy the open and diverse environment and rub shoulders with people from all over, with different research interests. The many opportunities for exchanges among professors and students – in a dynamic and friendly setting – certainly help to advance our research.”
Joëlle Bissonnette, PhD student

World-class research in management

  • Publications in top-tier scientific journals, internationally recognized books and multidisciplinary research groups working on pressing issues for our organizations and society as a whole.

Research chairs


  • Mosaic Research Professorship in Creativity Management: professors Patrick Cohendet and Laurent Simon
  • Research Professorship – Management Consulting: professor Alaric Bourgoin
  • Research Professorship – Organizational Creativity: professor Marine Agogué
  • Research Professorship – Organizational Models and Social Impact: professor Luciano Barin-Cruz
  • Research Professorship – Organizational Transformation and Change Management: professor Kevin Johnson

Research groups and knowledge-transfer hubs

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

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