PhD Management candidate Mychal-Ann Hayhoe and professor Statia Elliot talk about the services management field.
PhD in Management
With the University of Guelph's PhD in Management program, you'll explore complex challenges in modern business management and scholarship, and develop relevant research within one of three unique academic fields in which the University has a distinct strength - marketing and consumer behavior, services management and organizational leadership. Throughout your time here, you'll be conducting innovative and relevant research, presenting your ideas at conferences, writing papers for journal publications and networking with peers from other universities.
Choose one of the following academic fields:
Marketing and consumer behaviour
Understand the basis for consumer purchasing patterns and the development of marketing strategies.
- Consumer preferences and decision making
- Consumer well-being and public policy
- Marketing management and strategy
- Innovation adoption
Investigate management disciplines and challenges within the tourism, hospitality and food services sector.
- Sustainable tourism management
- Place branding
- Food consumption and waste
- Supply chain management
Develop research concentrations from leadership and management challenges facing private and public organizations.
- Social identity in organizational change
- Leadership and psychological capital
- Leadership in multi-sector collaborations
- Fairness and unfairness in organizations
This PhD program consists of six semesters of coursework within the first two years. Students take five core and six field courses along with one teaching course and a subsequent qualifying exam. The remainder of the program is devoted to completion and defense of a full doctoral dissertation.
Meet our students
Graduates of the PhD in Management program come from a diverse mix of academics and backgrounds.
PhD Management candidate Ruben Burga and professor Jamie Gruman talk about the organizational leadership field.
Meet our faculty
Our faculty are a vibrant, engaged group of researchers, who have conducted industry-changing research within their chosen field.
Read more about our faculty
- A recognized master’s degree in a management field with an average standing of at least “B+”
- Acceptable GMAT or GRE Score (Minimum Scores - GMAT: 600; or GRE: 60th percentile)
- Proof of English proficiency if it is not your first language. Read more.
The application deadline is February 1.
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