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The Rotman PhD Program

The PhD in management at the University of Toronto is a vibrant and intellectually rich environment for those interested in developing new insights in management scholarship. The Rotman School, currently ranked 3rd in the world for faculty and research by the Financial Times, offers a close-knit community of scholars who value and celebrate insightful, breakthrough research. We welcome you to join us!

Doctoral Program in Management at the University of Toronto

The PhD in Management at the University of Toronto is a world-class doctoral program, delivered at Canada's #1 business school, The Rotman School of Management.

Number Three in the World for Faculty Research, Financial Times, 2016

The PhD in Management is a challenging 5 year program which features course-work, cutting edge research training, and close working relationships with some of the best management academics in the world.  The success of our program is evidenced in the impressive careers of our graduates.

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 88% of PhD Grads in Academic Positions, 77% in Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

PhD students work closely with faculty in our research-led culture which emphasizes rigor, creativity and innovation. The PhD curriculum is carefully designed to support students as publishing scholars as early as possible in their doctoral studies and we have a terrific track record of placements in leading business schools. Our program is divided into 7 distinct streams of research: Accounting, Business Economics, Finance, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, and Strategic Management.

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Exceptional Students, Incredible Learning

The Rotman School is the #1 management school in Canada, ranked 3rd in the world by the Financial Times for its faculty and research. PhD students at Rotman enjoy an academic culture of collaboration and research excellence. Our doctoral program is delivered in seven streams that reflect the organization of the school as a whole: 

PhD students at Rotman study in small classes and form close working relationships with faculty. Take a moment to get to know our program requirements. If you are a strong candidate with an appetite for academic excellence, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about the Rotman PhD.

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Your Research Career Begins Here

The Rotman PhD is for ambitious scholars who plan to teach and research at some of the world's top business schools. If you are looking to study with leading faculty, publish in noted academic journals, and build a global network of like-minded scholars, the Rotman PhD program is for you. Our goal is to prepare our PhD students for exceptional careers in the field of management, and all aspects of the doctoral program are developed with your professional goals in mind. Find out how the Rotman School at the University of Toronto has been the launching pad for many stellar academic careers.

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Imagine Yourself at Rotman

Are you a promising scholar driven to achieve success in your studies? At Rotman we believe that your success is fueled by support that extends well beyond scholarship. Your ability to achieve both during the program and after graduation depends on strong networks with faculty and your peers. We aim to give you the tools you need to complete your program while achieving a balanced life outside of the classroom. Explore these pages to relevant resources.

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Start Planning Your Application Today

Each year, the Rotman PhD program at the University of Toronto selects a small number of outstanding candidates who will go on to make significant contributions to management research and education. The admission selection process is highly competitive: on average only 15-20 doctoral students are admitted from a pool of 400-500 applicants. 

The faculty admission teams in each area look for excellent academic records that include strong backgrounds in relevant disciplines and/or previous work experience related to the intended area of concentration. Attention is also paid to test scores, letters of reference, and to the applicants' own written descriptions of their backgrounds, interests, and career goals. Explore these pages to learn about Rotman's highly competitive application process. 

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Accounting

Accounting

Pursue research on everything from financial statement analysis to auditing securities valuation with guidance and instruction.

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Finance

Finance

Rotman is a top 10 finance school, and the PhD program prepares students for careers at premier institutions.

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Marketing

Marketing

Our program provides a rich academic environment with state of the art equipment, labs, facilities and an exceptional faculty.

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OB & HR Management

OBHRM

With exposure to state-of-the-art theories, research methods, and literature, we provide ideal training for students seeking a successful research career.

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Operations Management

Operations Management

Cutting-edge training and research on all aspects of operating systems, supply chain management, and logistics.

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Strategic Management

Strategy

Drawing from critical economics and sociology theory, we prepare you to tackle the strategic challenges of modern institutions through exceptional research.

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Business Economics

Business Economics

Study economic issues and problems related to business organization, management, and strategy.

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