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OBHRM: Strengths of the Program

Our Strength: Our Program

The PhD Program in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource (OB & HR) Management at the Rotman School is designed to produce scholars who wish to conduct high-level theoretical and empirical research and teach at major research institutions. Our students are exposed to state-of-the-art thinking, theories, research methods and literature from the behavioural and organizational sciences.

The PhD Program in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource (OB & HR) Management at the Rotman School is designed to produce scholars who wish to conduct high-level theoretical and empirical research and teach at major research institutions. Our students are exposed to state-of-the-art thinking, theories, research methods, and literature from the behavioural and organizational sciences. Our graduates have been well received by the job market in Canada, the United States, Asia, and Europe. The Rotman PhD Program as a whole was ranked 4th in the 2015 Financial Times list of the world’s top doctoral programs, ahead of such top-tier schools as MIT, Northwestern, and INSEAD.

The program accepts one to two new PhD students every year, and currently has 13 students. Students take approximately seven to nine courses in the first two years, and then write comprehensive exams and a thesis. The program is for those seeking research careers in universities and is not suitable for those wishing to become consultants or primarily instructors.

Contact the PhD Program at Rotman

Contact the OB & HR PhD Program Coordinator Katy DeCelles

The PhD Program, OB & HRM offers:

  • Full funding for all PhD students through a financial aid package that fully covers tuition and provides an attractive stipend that can continue for up to five years in the program.
  • Location: the Rotman School is in the heart of North America’s third-largest financial centre, just blocks from the heart of Canada’s business community.
  • A PhD education that is singularly focused on both Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management.
  • Extensive resources to enable students to achieve their goals, including a Behavioural Research Lab and a state-of-the-art Financial Research and Trading Lab.
  • Opportunities to collaborate in a supportive environment with over 20 full-time and active faculty who are trained at the world’s most outstanding institutions and have internationally recognized research reputations.
  • Opportunities to learn various research methods, such as field surveys, laboratory experiments, event-contingent sampling methodology, network analysis, and qualitative research.
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