PhD in International Management and Organization
Challenging and stimulating, the Gustavson PhD program offers you the opportunity to contribute to the forefront of management thought and prepares you for a productive academic career.
Study in one of our three critical research areas:
- strategy and international management
- organizational analysis and cross-cultural management
- sustainability and international management
Learn about the structure of the PhD program.
Video: Class of 2010 and 2011
PhD students share their remarkable international backgrounds.
Meet our students
Richard Tuck, PhD candidate
Richard Tuck, is one of five 2012 UVic students to receive a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. He is the first recipient for the business school and only the third business/management student to receive one since the VCGS launched in 2009. Richard's goal is to reduce global poverty by improving education and training for micro-entrepreneurs He is finishing his first year of studies with the Gill PhD program at the Gustavson School of Business. Watch video.
Shazia Karmali, PhD candidate
Do health care and business make strange bedfellows? PhD candidate Shazia Karmali doesn’t think so. Karmali entered the Gustavson PhD program in September 2010, its inaugural year. She plans to draw on both her public health-care background and experience in business research and practices for her research. Read more about Shazia in the Gustavson School's Business Class Magazine Fall/Winter 2010.
As a graduate of our program:
- you will be trained in management theory and methods to create insights that are publishable in the world’s top academic management journals.
- you will learn about the latest advances in the international business theory and practice through core courses.
- you will also be able to tailor your education through electives.
We facilitate close relationships between our PhD students and professors to create an experiential mentorship we believe is critical to academic success.
In addition to providing rich opportunities for you to develop your research and teaching skills to become confident and respected educators, our program also features opportunities to become closely involved with business leaders through our industry practicum and with a network of international business researchers through our International Research Exchange program.