Ph.D. On Campus


University of Alberta

48 months
9250 CAD/year
5635 CAD/year
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Marketing, in the broadest sense, encompasses the entire system for bringing goods and services to actual and potential users. It includes understanding customer desires and designing, distributing, and informing potential customers of the means to satisfy these desires. 


Research in marketing may examine how a market operates from a socioeconomic view or it may study how consumers (either individual or institutional) respond to the marketing activities of suppliers. This, in turn, leads to questions of how to manage these activities to better serve suppliers or the community as a whole.

The programme

The study of buyer behavior includes modeling individual and group perceptions, preferences, judgments, and choices. Research in marketing management may focus on product and service design, sales response function modeling, marketing strategy, pricing, measuring the effectiveness of communications efforts, and incentive and control mechanisms for managing channel relationships. Marketing research methods seek to improve study design as well as data collection and analysis to further organizational objectives.

Members of the Marketing Department serve on the editorial boards and/or as ad hoc reviewers for numerous prestigious journals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methodology in Marketing
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Human Judgment and Decision Making
  • Marketing Models
  • Marketing Theory
  • Individual Research
  • Experimental Design for Behavioural Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

Admissions to the Business PhD program are based on the following criteria

  • Previous academic record: Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized university and sufficiently high grades. They should also have a grade point average (GPA) for the last two years of full-time study of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 on the University of Alberta grade scale and from Canadian or American schools with a comparable scale.
  • GMAT or GRE score
  • Letters of reference
  • Statement of purpose
  • Availability of a suitable supervisor
  • Summary

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9250 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9250 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5635 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5635 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Edmonton

1201 - 1992 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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