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Management (PhD)

Program Overview

Format: Full-time, part-time

Degree Earned: PhD

The Management PhD program is designed to develop graduates who are skilled in research that includes a theoretical and practical understanding of the challenges that organizations experience, and who are able to disseminate that research in appropriate venues.

Your learning experience is enriched by our school’s existing connections. Tapping into a network of 170 well-connected practitioners, you will be able to test ideas, explore topics and locate research sites. Our industry partners serve as guest lecturers, offer speaker series, workshops and seminars and host experiential research collaborative projects.

In addition, flexible study options allow you to do your PhD your way. You can take the program full-time or part-time, allowing you to successfully balance work, life and school. After finishing your courses, you will be tested in the classroom, running your own courses. Do you have what it takes for an academic career consisting of research, teaching and service?

Graduates of this program can go on to become an academic or even an industry leader in sectors such as government, non-profit, consulting or corporate research.

At a Glance
  • Completion of a master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+)
  • Statement of intent
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GMAT and/or GRE
  • English language proficiency requirement
  • An online or in-person interview with the potential supervisor and the admissions committee may be required

More information on admission requirements. Due to the competitive nature of our programs, it is not possible to offer admission to everyone who applies that meets the minimum entrance requirements for the program. 

Program-specific requirements

Students are encouraged to submit applications prior to the first consideration date to increase their chances of securing financial support for their graduate studies. Applications received after the first consideration date will be accepted and reviewed based on spaces remaining in the program.

See application dates.

The Ted Rogers School is home to 16 research centres, institutes and labs. Located in the heart of Toronto’s business district, with long-standing connections to the city’s business community and global research networks, the program seeks students eager to have an impact on business practices.

As a PhD student, you will work with a faculty supervisor in one of the Ted Rogers School’s diverse and interdisciplinary academic areas of specialization: Digital Enterprise and Social Media; Real Estate Studies; Retail and Consumer Services; and Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Carry out rigorous scientific research with us about complex management problems in a rapidly changing and globally-oriented economy.

For detailed graduate tuition and fees information please visit Fees by Program.

For information on scholarships, awards and financing your graduate studies visit Financing Your Studies.

Graduate Admissions

Admissions information and how to apply

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON

Program Contacts

Dr. André Laplume
Graduate Program Director
Research areas: entrepreneurship, strategy, innovation
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 556712

Susanna Lau
Graduate Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 552449

Program contact form

Graduate Academic Calendar

Find curriculum, course descriptions and important dates.

How to Apply

Once you’ve made an informed choice about which program(s) you are going to apply to, preparing your application requires careful research and planning.


At Toronto Metropolitan University, we understand that pursuing graduate studies is a significant financial investment. Funding comes from a combination of employment contracts (as a teaching assistant), scholarships, awards and stipends. There are a number of additional funding sources – internal and external – available to graduate students that can increase these funding levels.


As an urban innovation university, Toronto Metropolitan University offers 60+ cutting-edge, career-oriented graduate programs, as well as 125+ research centres, institutes and labs, in a wide range of disciplines. Our close connections with industry, government and community partners provide opportunities to apply your knowledge to real-world challenges and make a difference.