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HEC Montréal – PhD in Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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    Posted 11-20-2019 21:07

    HEC Montréal – PhD in Management, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship

    Call for Applications


    HEC Montréal invites promising students with an outstanding academic record to apply for admission to the PhD Program in Management, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship. The application deadline is January 15, 2020 for the September 2020 cohort.


    RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT. HEC Montréal offers a vibrant research environment, where PhD students can develop their skills, collaborating with multiple researchers, faculty and students, not only from HEC Montreal, but also from other Montreal universities.


    Members of the Departments of Management and Entrepreneurship cover a wide range of research interests: extreme contexts and developing countries; family business; knowledge and innovation management; social innovation and diversity; public sector innovation; entrepreneurship; organizational ethics; cultural management; leadership and change; social responsibility and sustainable development; sociology of organizations; strategy-as-practice; strategy, institutions and governance; corporate strategy.  The departments host several chairs and its professors lead or collaborate in several research centres and institutes:


    STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM. HEC Montréal's PhD program is offered in partnership with three other Montréal universities (Concordia University, McGill University, and Université du Québec à Montréal). This means that students benefit from a rich offering of courses and a large body of expertise. PhD students in our department are required to take ten courses in the first two years of study (see the structure). Available courses include but are not limited to:


    • Theories in Management
    • Theories in Strategy
    • Organizational Theory
    • Contemporary Research in Entrepreneurship
    • Reading, Doing & Publishing Research in Strategy
    • Qualitative Research Methods
    • Experiential Designs and Statistical Methods for Quantitative Research
    • Epistemology: Science, organizations and society
    • Pedagogy in management
    • Research in Social Responsibility and Sustainability
    • Seminar on Family Business Research
    • Organizational Ethics
    • Anthropology, culture and organizations


    FINANCIAL SUPPORT. In terms of financial support, students in Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship are guaranteed annual funding of $ 20 000 and exemption for tuition fees for four years, once they have started courses in their major. This includes funding from the School's PhD program and is subject to the funding conditions of the program. Students who obtain a scholarship from a research agency during the term of our program will be allowed to keep 50% of HEC's funding package.


    Candidates who have secured their own scholarship are also encouraged to apply to our program and can still benefit from a portion of HEC funding.



    HOW TO APPLY. The application deadline for Fall 2020 enrolment is January 15, 2020. Please visit the PhD Program admission website.


    Candidates must hold a Master's degree, with a strong academic record from a recognized university. Typical applicants hold an undergraduate and/or a master degree in related disciplines (business administration, sociology, political science, economics, anthropology, communications, etc.).


    The Admission Committee will carefully review every application, which must include the following documents:


    - Grade transcripts from all universities attended

    - GMAT, TAGE-MAGE, or GRE official test score

    - Advanced proficiency in French and English (e.g. TOEFL, TFI)

    - Three letters of recommendation, preferably from professors

    - Statement of purpose for application to the PhD program in Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

    - Curriculum Vitae


    For detailed instruction on the application procedure and the required supporting documents, please visit the PhD Program admission website.


    Admissions are decided on a competitive basis. The number of yearly admissions is limited to keep the program small and encourage personal interactions between students and faculty.


    For more information, we invite you to register in our net webinar or to contact us.

    Luciano Barin Cruz
    HEC Montréal
    Montréal QC
    (514) 340-1350