Registration Steps

New Students

Upon acceptance into the program students should register for three courses as follows:

  • MGMT 7701 and MGMT 7702 – register both courses for first summer session
  • MGMT 7710 – register for the second summer session.

The registration is online.

The Registrar's Office will provide letters to all students certifying that they are "full-time" students of the Sobey Ph.D. in Business Administration (Management) Program.

Returning Second Year Students

Students should register for three courses as follows:

  • MGMT 7703 and MGMT 7704 – register both courses for first summer session
  • MGMT 7720 – register for the second summer session.

The registration is online.

All First Year and Second Year Students

At the beginning of the new academic year (Fall), all first and second year students should (a) register for a directed studies course(s) – MGMT 7730, MGMT 7740 and/or MGMT 7705 for either the Fall or Winter term, and/or (b) fill in the registration form and write a large "R" in the spaces for courses for courses in the term(s) in which your are NOT taking any courses. The "R" flags the Registrar's Office that you are registering for the Ph.D. for the academic year (September – April) even when you are not signing up for specific courses.

Registering for Reading Courses (MGMT 7730 and/or MGMT 7740)
Register for these courses for any SMU session (summer session 1 or 2, fall or winter) when and where appropriate.

NOTE: You have 28 months from your date of your entry into the program to complete all courses and the comprehensive exams.

Ph.D. Candidates

Students who have successfully completed the comprehensive exams become Ph.D. Candidates, and should then register for MGMT 8899.0 Thesis at the next appropriate point (e.g. register for MGMT 8899.0 in the fall if comprehensive exams were written in the summer). Candidates only need to register for MGMT 8899.0 once. Candidates should register for FGRS 9000 (Program Continuation) for all subsequent semesters that they are working on their thesis but not registered in any course work.