PhD in administration - Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources

PhD in Administration — Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources

Are you planning on an academic career in the field of organizational behaviour or human resources management? Do your PhD in a milieu devoted to research and innovation, as part of a community of professors and researchers renowned for their excellence and drive.

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 or five years.
  • Tuition fees waived and competitive funding for the first four years of your studies.

For a career in academia

93 %

of the graduates from this doctoral program hold positions as professors at Canadian universities.

Alexandra Panaccio
“My supervisor gave me the opportunity to develop my research abilities in an autonomy-supportive environment. Thanks to my PhD, not only did I land my dream job, I hit the ground running.”
Alexandra Panaccio, PhD. Associate Professor, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal

Among the best

Students in this specialization publish their research findings in top-tier journals, including:

  • European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
  • European Review of Applied Psychology / Revue européenne de psychologie appliquée
  • Human Relations
  • Journal of Management
  • Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
  • Revue @GRH 
  • The Leadership Quarterly
I - Chloe Fortin
“My doctoral studies gave me the chance to develop my teaching and research skills. They also gave me a chance to build a network as I collaborated on a number of paper ideas with different professors.”
Chloé Fortin-Bergeron, Professor, Department of Human Resources Management, UQTR

Varied research interests

  • Absenteeism and employee turnover
  • Change management
  • Globalization and labour
  • Innovative HRM practices
  • Labour relations and unionism
  • Leadership and wellbeing at work

  • Motivation and organizational commitment
  • Strategic HR management
  • Talent management
  • Team management and efficiency
  • Work performance

World-class research

HEC Montréal offers doctoral students in this specialization an exceptional scientific milieu, including three chairs and two research 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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