The McGill PhD in Management aims to attract individuals who possess a strong academic background, personal initiative, and the potential to become excellent researchers. Applicants are assessed according to their past academic record, evaluations by former professors or supervisors, performance on standard graduate examinations, relevant work experience and the fit between their interests and the Faculty's focus and objectives. The McGill Doctoral Committee reviews all completed applications and makes the final admission recommendations to the Joint Doctoral Committee and to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research for final approval.
Candidates typically hold a Master's-level degree, with a strong academic record from a recognized university.
The PhD in Management is a full-time program only. Please note that our doctoral program does not review applications for Special/Exchange/Visiting.
An online application is available.
International students must obtain both a Visa from the Government of Canada and a CAQ from the Government of Quebec. As these documents are issued by the government, we are unable to assist with this process. VisitInternational Student Services for more information.
Completed applications and all supporting documents are to be uploaded by no later than January 15th for Fall (September) admission of the same calendar year in which admission is sought. This deadline is for all applicants (Canada and International). There is no January (Winter) or June-July (Summer) admission.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application form and all supporting documents are uploaded by the application deadline.
If you are an international student, the PhD Program will pay the international portion of your university tuition fees for the four semesters of minimum residency (or up to a maximum of six semesters), worth approximately $12,000 CAD per year (based on 2014/2015 tuition fees and subject to change). Students are responsible for the Quebec rate of the tuition fees, which is approximately $3,900 CAD per year (based on 2014/2015 tuition fees and subject to change). Please note that medical/dental insurance is additional, as well as student services.
For additional details on tuition fees, please visit the Graduate Fees Calculator.
Doctoral candidates will receive $25,000/year in guaranteed funding for four years. Financial support for the four years is comprised of a PhD Program in Management Guaranteed Funding Award (MGFA), which includes a variety of internal sources of funding. Your MGFA may also include a McGill fellowship (to be be determined at a later date). All funding is conditional on satisfactory academic performance.
Students that receive external awards (i.e., SSHRC, CHIR, NSERC, etc.) will receive partial guaranteed funding from the supervisor/area.
The PhD Program in Management administers several doctoral level fellowships/awards. Candidates that have been accepted and have registered in the doctoral program are eligible to apply for them. These fellowships/awards are advertised in the Fall and Winter terms by the PhD Program Office. The value of these fellowships/awards vary from year to year.
External Granting Agency Fellowships are listed on the Graduate Fellowships and Awards website.
Students need not be eligible for funding through external agencies in order to apply for a McGill Graduate Fellowship. However, all applicants for McGill Graduate funding must, if eligible, have applied to CIHR, SSHRC or NSERC and, if eligible, to the Québec funding agency Fonds Québecois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FQRSC).
Application forms for the Graduate Fellowships are available only to students currently enrolled at McGill from the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office, Fellowships and Awards website. Completed application forms and all supporting documents should be returned directly to the academic department where student is pursuing the degree. No documentation should be sent to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office.
Loans and Bursaries are administered by the province in which the student is deemed to be a resident. Basic qualifications are that the applicant is a full-time student and a Canadian citizen; certain categories of Permanent Residents may also be eligible. The Quebec Student Loan and Canada Student Loan programs operate exclusively on the basis of financial need. Several provinces augment their loan programs with a loan forgiveness programs to help students reduce their debt loads. The McGill Student Aid Office provides information regarding application procedures of these government loan programs. The Student Aid Office also administers institutional need-based funding including short term loans to cover emergency situations, limited bursary assistance and a Work/Study program. Further information is provided in the loans section.