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International Management and Organization, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) Victoria, Canada
PhD in International Management and Organization at University of Victoria, British Columbia has as primary goal to develop candidates with an integrated perspective on management to address complex global issues. Our emphasis is on International Business, one of our school’s core areas of specialization.
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International Management and Organization PhD program at University of Victoria, British Columbia focuses in the areas of strategy, organizational behavior, organizational theory, human resources and cross cultural management, and business and sustainability, from an international perspective. You can also take content specific coursework to attain expertise in the traditional domains of business.

Learning outcomes

The doctoral program is a four-year, full-time research-focussed program. You will spend the first two years on formal coursework and research projects, and the last two years writing and defending your thesis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Research Foundations
  • Strategy
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Comparative Human Resource Management
  • Micro Organizational Behaviour
  • Macro Organizational Theory
  • Research Methods Fundamentals
  • Mixed-Methods Research Design
  • Selected Topics in Research Methods and Analysis
  • Global Management and Society I
  • Global Management and Society II
  • Academic Career Development
  • Teacher Training
  • International Fellowship Outgoing
  • International Fellowship Incoming
  • Directed Studies for Business PhD Program
  • Doctoral Candidacy Exam
  • Dissertation Proposal Defence
  • Special Topics in Business Administration
  • PhD Dissertation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Our admission criteria normally requires that:

  • candidates have completed a master’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited and recognized institution;
  • in general, applicants will be expected to have a master's degree (e.g. in Business administration, Economics or Sociology, preferably one that is research-focused) and some experience working with an organization.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5074 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2537 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    4022 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2011 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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