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Call for applications - HEC Montréal's PhD Program

  • 1.  Call for applications - HEC Montréal's PhD Program

    Posted 10-16-2022 17:06

    HEC Montréal – PhD program 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 6, 2023 for the September 2023 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 and have published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Academy of Management Review, Business & Society, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, or the Strategic Management Journal, among others. The departments host several chairs and its professors lead or collaborate in several research centers and institutes.


    STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM. HEC Montréal's PhD program is a four-year program and 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 a total of ten courses in the first two years of study, including three compulsory core courses (Theories in Management, Theories in Strategy, and Organizational Theory), one obligatory pedagogy course, a minimum of two research methods courses (from a rich course offer on qualitative or quantitative research methods), and a minimum of three electives covering topics such as Contemporary Research in Entrepreneurship, Regional innovation, clusters and networks, Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Family Business Research, Organizational Ethics, Reading, Doing & Publishing Research in Strategy or Epistemology: Science, organizations and Society.


    FINANCIAL SUPPORT. In terms of financial support, PhD students are guaranteed an annual funding of $ 20 000 and an exemption for tuition fees for four years. They also receive support for conference travel.


    OPPORTUNITIES. We encourage you to visit our website with research areas within which we actively seek students: family business; cooperative movement and sustainability; circular economy; organizational transformation and change management; regulatory environments of firms; the CEO profession, strategy, and top executives; rhetoric, emotions, and strategic responses to COVID; cognitive processes supporting entrepreneurship; economy of ideas; global innovation networks; teaching & learning in business education.


    HOW TO APPLY. The application deadline for the Fall 2023 enrollment is January 6, 2023. For detailed instruction on the application procedure and the required supporting documents, please visit the PhD Program admission website.


    For more information, please contact the "Management, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship" PhD coordinator Marie-Ann Betschinger (marie-ann.betschinger@hec.ca).


    Denis Gregoire
    Professor, HEC Montréal
    Associate Editor, Academy of Management Journal