Simon Fraser University - Segal Graduate School of Business

Faculty of Business Administration
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC
Canada V5A 1S6

PhD in Business Administration

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Business Administration
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Business Administration and Management, General
Description The Beedie School of Business has a growing international reputation for academic excellence and business research. In particular, we have been recognized for contributions to knowledge creation in the areas of globalization/emerging markets; innovation management; sustainability; and capital and risk management. Rankings sanctioned by diverse organizations including Shanghai Jiao Tong University, University of Texas at Dallas, Social Science Research Network and the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans point to Beedie as a leader in management and business scholarship. At the Beedie School of Business, we strive to prepare our PhD students to contribute at leading international academic institutions. This unique PhD program is designed to help them develop exceptional abilities in research and teaching.
Website: PhD in Business Administration at Simon Fraser University - Segal Graduate School of Business
Length: 4 Year(s)
Enrolment #: 5
Test Scores:
  • Graduate Management Admission Test [min. 600] or Graduate Record Examination
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93]

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT): our minimum requirement is a total score of 600 and 5 on the analytical writing. It is recommended that applicants place above the 80th percentile on the test scores. (Code: 6G8N356) Students whose native language is not English may be required to satisfy the University and the graduate program committee as to their capability in English.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
The Minimum Admission Requirements are as follows: either i) a master’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution OR ii) a bachelor's degree, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5/4.33 or a grade point average of at least 3.67/4.33(A-) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses. All graduate work is also considered. Individual graduate programs may set a higher admission grade point average. Students admitted directly from a bachelor's degree must complete at least 50% of the course work units required for the relevant department's master's program if no course work is required as part of the doctoral degree OR iii) completion of at least 75% of the course work units required for the relevant department’s master’s program, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5. All graduate courses, whether completed at this University or at an equivalent post-secondary institution, shall be considered in the calculation. A student wishing to be admitted under this category (transferred to PhD) must have completed all of these requirements and initiated the transfer request within the first 6 semesters at SFU. As per graduate general regulation (GGR) 1.12.3, initial enrolment in the doctoral program will be the initial enrollment as a master's student. Applicants must also submit evidence that the applicant is capable of undertaking substantial original research. Normally, such capability will be judged from letters of reference from qualified referees, and the completion of a master’s thesis or other scholarly work.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: December 26, 2017