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International Management and Organization (PhD)

Our PhD in International Management and Organization is a research-focused program designed to set you up for a career in academia. By the time you graduate you’ll have done original research and have journal articles in the pipeline.

This highly-personalized program is based on mentorship and peer-to-peer learning. In addition to foundational courses in management and organization, you’ll receive rigorous training in research design, qualitative and quantitative methods. Your hands-on research experience will be guided by mentors to develop skills and a research portfolio.

Your program includes teacher training and may also include an international research exchange.

Expected length Project or thesis Course-based
4 years Yes Yes

Quick facts

Program options:
Doctorate
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:
On-campus
Dynamic learning:
Other: (optional) international research exchange

Outcomes

  • mastery of the core knowledge in management and organization
  • mastery of the methodological tools needed for conducting research
  • ability to use relevant research from different domains
  • ability to significantly advance knowledge in important questions relating to academic research and/or societal issues

Find a supervisor

You are not required to find a supervisor before applying to this program.

However, please indicate which Gustavson faculty member(s) you're interested in working with in your statement of research interests when you submit your application.

After you've been accepted into the PhD in International Management & Organization, we will match you with you a mentor to support your first year of the program. Your supervisor will usually be determined during your second or third year.

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Application deadlines

We offer admission on a 2-year cycle:

  • Next entry: September 2026
  • Application deadline: January 30, 2026

You must have all your documents submitted by the deadline to be considered for fellowships.

We offer admission on a 2-year cycle:

  • Next entry: September 2026
  • Application deadline: January 30, 2026

You must have all your documents submitted by the deadline to be considered for fellowships.

Admission requirements

Program specific requirements

As part of your application, you must also submit the following:

  • academic transcripts
  • a curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a statement of goals and research interests (3 pages maximum), answering the following questions:
    1. Why are you interested in pursuing a PhD?
    2. How does what we do here align with your own aspirations? What are your career plans?
    3. Why are you interested in studying at the Gustavson School of Business? Is there any research conducted at Gustavson that particularly interests you?
    4. Are there current issues in the world today that you would like to address in your research?
    5. What are you interesting in researching? What motivates this interest? How do you intend to pursue this in our PhD program? This should take up one page of your statement.
    6. What are your strengths and weaknesses? You should give special reference to the qualities that will contribute to success in a doctoral program.
  • writing samples demonstrating research experience
  • names and email addresses of 3 references who will provide a letter of endorsement for you
    • at least 2 of these should be familiar with your academic background, such as a professor

GRE and GMAT scores

You must submit scores from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). These scores must be less than 5 years old.

  • GMAT code for University of Victoria: C2H-GB-24
  • GRE code for University of Victoria: 0989

Note: There is no pre-established minimum GMAT score required for admission, though competitive scores are generally 650 or higher and vary from year to year. We review the percentile scores of each component, which shows us your abilities in writing, quantitative analytical writing and integrated reasoning skills. We accept equivalent GRE scores.

Program specific requirements

As part of your application, you must also submit the following:

  • academic transcripts
  • a curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a statement of goals and research interests (3 pages maximum), answering the following questions:
    1. Why are you interested in pursuing a PhD?
    2. How does what we do here align with your own aspirations? What are your career plans?
    3. Why are you interested in studying at the Gustavson School of Business? Is there any research conducted at Gustavson that particularly interests you?
    4. Are there current issues in the world today that you would like to address in your research?
    5. What are you interesting in researching? What motivates this interest? How do you intend to pursue this in our PhD program? This should take up one page of your statement.
    6. What are your strengths and weaknesses? You should give special reference to the qualities that will contribute to success in a doctoral program.
  • writing samples demonstrating research experience
  • names and email addresses of 3 references who will provide a letter of endorsement for you
    • at least 2 of these should be familiar with your academic background, such as a professor

GRE and GMAT scores

You must submit scores from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). These scores must be less than 5 years old.

  • GMAT code for University of Victoria: C2H-GB-24
  • GRE code for University of Victoria: 0989

Note: There is no pre-established minimum GMAT score required for admission, though competitive scores are generally 650 or higher and vary from year to year. We review the percentile scores of each component, which shows us your abilities in writing, quantitative analytical writing and integrated reasoning skills. We accept equivalent GRE scores.

Completion requirements

View the minimum course requirements for this program.
View the minimum course requirements for this program.

Funding & aid

Once admitted into the International Management and Organization program, you will receive a competitive funding package to help with your tuition and living expenses.

We guarantee funding for 4 years as long as you maintain satisfactory progress in the program.

Funding is available through a combination of:

After candidacy, you can receive additional funds through research, marking and teaching opportunities.

The PhD program also provides funding support to attend conferences and for some dissertation expenses.

You will automatically be considered for awards and fellowships when you're admitted to the program. No separate application is necessary. Your offer of admission will provide more details on awards or fellowships.

Eligibility

  • you must have a minimum of a A- average on the last two years of course work to be considered for funding
  • for UVic Fellowship holders you must be registered full-time (3.0 units)

Once admitted into the International Management and Organization program, you will receive a competitive funding package to help with your tuition and living expenses.

We guarantee funding for 4 years as long as you maintain satisfactory progress in the program.

Funding is available through a combination of:

After candidacy, you can receive additional funds through research, marking and teaching opportunities.

The PhD program also provides funding support to attend conferences and for some dissertation expenses.

You will automatically be considered for awards and fellowships when you're admitted to the program. No separate application is necessary. Your offer of admission will provide more details on awards or fellowships.

Eligibility

  • you must have a minimum of a A- average on the last two years of course work to be considered for funding
  • for UVic Fellowship holders you must be registered full-time (3.0 units)

Tuition & fees

Estimated minimum program cost*

* Based on an average program length. For a per term fee breakdown view the tuition fee estimator.

Estimated values determined by the tuition fee estimator shall not be binding to the University of Victoria.

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Need help?

Contact Wendy Mah at busiphd@uvic.ca or 250-721-6060.

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