Sobey School of Business - Saint Mary's University

Sobey School of Business
923 Robie Street
Halifax, NS
Canada B3H 3C3

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Management

Program Information
Faculty: Sobey School of Business
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Management Science, General
Description The Ph.D. Program at the Sobey School of Business brings together a core team of internationally recognized faculty to deliver a flexible, but rigorous doctoral program geared specifically to working professionals. The primary objective of the program is to develop successful researchers for academe, the public sector and private industry. It focuses on the behavioural and structural aspects of organizations and management, and encompasses areas of study that include Management, Organizational Behaviour, Organizational Theory, Human Resources Management, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, and Industrial/Labour Relations. The program is designed to be completed in 48 months. Coursework can be completed within 15 months of enrolment, and comprehensive exams must be completed no later than 28 months into the program. The remaining time in the program will vary depending on the nature of the dissertation research.
Website: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Management at Sobey School of Business - Saint Mary's University
Length: 48 Month(s)
Cost per year:

Annual rate applies to full-time students; medical and dental fees not included. Annual rate for International students : $8,781.00CDN.
Enrolment #: 51
Test Scores:
  • Graduate Management Admission Test [min. 600] or Graduate Record Examination
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100]

Students entering the doctoral program must have a Master's degree from a recognized university. Normal minimum requirements for admission are a grade/quality point average of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale (B+ to A-); a minimal breadth in business studies is expected. Applicants who were not educated in English are required to submit official scores on the CanTest, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or recognized equivalent test of written and oral English language proficiency. Normal minimum requirements are TOEFL internet-based (iBT): A minimum score of 100 overall with at least 22 in Writing; 21 in Reading, 27 in Speaking, 20 in Listening. The minimum score on the paper-based TOEFL is 600. Scores must be less than two years old.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
All applicants are required to submit three (3) letters of recommendation from persons capable of assessing the candidate's academic ability and research potential. At the time of application prospective students should submit a six page outline of his or her proposed area of research. The proposal is designed to help the admissions committee to determine the research `fit', as well as the research potential of each applicant. Students will be given the opportunity to refine their research proposal once they complete their course work. A statement of career objectives is also required. Official transcripts from all universities attended (sent directly by the granting institution) are required at the time of application.

* 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: July 17, 2017