- How long does it take to complete the program?
- Can I complete the program on a part-time basis?
- How long does the thesis take?
- How do I find a supervisor?
- How do I fund the program?
1. How long does it take to complete the program?
We hope to graduate our students within 5 years. However, the actual number of years required depends on several factors, including the length of the “qualifying” phase for students who do not have an academic background in Business, and type and field of research undertaken. Currently, students take between four and seven years to complete the program.
2. Can I complete the program on a part-time basis?
No. The PhD in Administration entails an intensive study and research program, which requires a full-time commitment. Certainly, during the course and early thesis stage, students are required to study full-time.
3. How long does the thesis take?
Depending on the research topic, the field of study, and the type of research undertaken, the thesis typically takes one to two years to research, write and defend.
4. How do I find a supervisor?
Students generally find a thesis supervisor by taking seminars, attending program social functions, taking part in department presentations and workshops, learning about faculty research interests through the JMSB website and research bulletins, and through personal contact with faculty members while working as a research assistant or just discussing research ideas.
5. How do I fund the program?
JMSB provides up-front support funding to help students through the first year of the program and arranges for research assistantships with funded researchers. JMSB entrance scholarships are offered to the top applicants and School of Graduate Studies
bursaries and fellowships are available on a competitive basis. In addition, students are encouraged to apply for Government of Canada and Quebec fellowships and bursaries.