Ph.D in Management

PhD in Business Administration (Management)

The Sobey Ph.D. Program develops successful researchers for academia, the public sector and private industry. The program focuses on the behavioural and structural aspects of organizations and management, and encompasses areas of study that include Management, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Theory, Human Resources Management, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, and Industrial/Labour Relations.


The benefits of doing a PhD in Business Administration at Saint Mary's

  • Innovative structure – with core courses offered on campus in May and June
  • Innovative curriculum – with a unique, multi-paradigmatic approach
  • Internationally-recognized faculty
  • Strong research culture leading to high levels of student publications.
  • Described as innovative and unique by leading accreditation bodies
  • High levels of student placement in academia

Admission Requirements

  • A master’s degree (ideally it would have a substantial business studies element)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale (high B+ to A-)
  • Minimum score of 600 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or equivalent on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Important Deadlines and Key Dates

International: February 1

Canadian and Permanent Residents: February 1

Program Start Date: May

Minimum time to completion: 3 years

Tuition and Fees

Apply online

Program Director

Dr. Albert Mills
902-420 5778
albert.mills@smu.ca
Office Number: Sobey 220

Contact Us

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
902-420-5089
fgsr@smu.ca
fgsr.smu.ca