Outstanding students pursuing excellence should consider the Management (PhD Thesis) program. The degree gives them the opportunity to undertake challenging research under the supervision of highly skilled faculty members, giving students the boost they need to make a significant and lasting contribution to the field of management. The Haskayne School of Business helps students achieve this goal by providing a collaborative, supportive and intellectually stimulating research environment for the discovery and dissemination of knowledge applicable to the business community. The Haskayne funding package is one of the most generous among Canadian business schools.
Business Technology Management
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Environmental Management/Sustainable Development
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Risk Management and Insurance
Strategy and Global Management
Outcomes and next steps
Consulting, Financial Services, Management, Business Analysis, Marketing and Sales, Teaching, Professor.
A PhD in managment is usually considered a final degree.
Topics include Conceptual Framework of the Enterprise and Research Development.
Research Methods and Statistics - Stream A
This stream includes courses in econometrics and operations management.
Students will complete a research proposal and both oral and written candidacy exams.
Areas of Study
Students complete a minimum of five courses in their area(s) of study; students may have a major and minor area of study.
Research Methods and Statistics - Stream B
This stream includes courses in multivariate analysis, research methodology and methods and more.
Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.
Admission requirements and information
Requirements for the Management Program
A minimum of 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
An MBA degree or equivalent.
Supervisors must have availability and resources for the area in which the student wishes to study
A current C.V.
A personal statement outlining objectives, intent and commitment to a research program
Completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT*) with a recommended minimum score of 650, with high scores on both verbal and quantitative subcomponents. (Many successful applicants have earned scores of 700 and above). As an alternative to a GMAT score, results on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) will be considered. Overall GRE test score in the 85th percentile is the recommended minimum.
English language proficiency
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or 97 (Internet-based) with a minimum score of 20 in each section. Our institution code is 0813
IELTS score of 7.0 with no section less than 6.0 (Academic version)
All graduate students must pay general fees each year, as well as program fees.
Estimate for full-time students
Canadian and permanent resident
12 months of study
First 12 months of study
For first year of studies
General fees and program fees
General fees are annual and per-term fees. Annual fees are paid once per year, while per-term are paid each term (3 terms per year).
Program fees cover standard academic costs. Textbooks and other course material costs are not included.
What are annual continuing fees?
Domestic Continuing Fees: $1,627 CAD
International Continuing Fees: $3,693 CAD
Continuing fees apply in the first term following completion of candidacy requirements.
Contact the program for information on funding. Full-time students registered in a graduate degree program at the University of Calgary are eligible for awards and financial assistance. Scholarship information, application forms and instructions are found on the graduate award website and through the searchable database at grad.ucalgary.ca/awards.
Fees listed here are estimates only, and have been rounded to the nearest dollar. These amounts should not be considered accurate. All amounts are in Canadian Dollars.
Fees are subject to change.
For more details and the most accurate information go to the Academic Calendar
For more general information, see our Fees and Funding Guide
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