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Quick Assessment - PhD in Management

Anyone interested in advancing their expertise should consider a PhD in Human Resources & Organizational Dynamics. This PhD program has advanced my research skills, knowledge of the field, and allowed me to pursue and contribute to knowledge in an area I am passionate about.

Madelynn Matthews
Haskayne PhD Student

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Frequently asked questions

Is the PhD program full-time or part-time?

The program is only offered on a full-time basis. It is not offered part-time.

Is it possible to take courses through distance education?

No. Students are required to be on campus during their course work for at least the first two years of their program or until they have completed their candidacy examinations.

Can the GMAT exam be waived?

Generally no, however, the GRE may be accepted under certain circumstances. Please contact us for more information.

I am an international student who received a degree from a post-secondary institution where the language of instruction was English. Can my TOEFL/IELTS exam be waived?

Yes. If the primary language of instruction was English, the TOEFL/IELTS exam can be waived at the discretion of the director of the PhD program.

How many courses are required to complete the program?

Students are required to take a minimum of 12 courses.

Is teaching a requirement of the program?

Yes. Students are required to teach a minimum of two courses post-candidacy as part of the program.

Do I have to submit a statement of interest when I apply to the program?

Yes. A statement of interest allows the specialization area to decide if there is a fit between the applicant and a potential supervisor's research interests.

What is the summer research project?

Between your first and second year, you will conduct a research project for course credit during the spring and summer sessions. Guided by your supervisor, you will design and implement a research project proposal. No two projects are the same but all involve a proposal, qualitative or quantitative research, a final paper submitted for internal publication and a presentation to faculty and fellow PhD students.

Is there funding or financial assistance available for PhD students?

Yes. We cover tuition, provide $25,000 annually for four years, and offer generous annual travel support of up to $6,000, which allows students to attend up to three academic conferences per year. We also support students in pursuing other internal and external scholarship opportunities. Our PhD students have a proven track record of winning high profile national scholarships, such as Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Scholarship and Killam Doctoral Scholarship. More about other scholarship opportunities.

If I am awarded additional funding, will this affect my current funding granted to me as a PhD student?

No. We encourage our students to seek out additional funding. Please see our scholarships and awards page for information on potential awards and grant opportunities.

Is there funding provided for conference presentations?

Yes. We provide support to attend up to two conferences per year. The Faculty of Graduate Studies also offers travel grants for eligible applicants.