UVic Introduces New Business PhD Program

The Faculty of Business at the University of Victoria is introducing a new PhD program aimed at training the next generation of researchers and educators in the field of international management and organization.

“Our goal will continue to be on developing a global mindset,” says Dr. Ali Dastmalchian, dean of UVic Business. “Our firm belief is that all managers need to understand what is going on around the world because that is the nature and texture of business in the years ahead.”

Key features of the four-year program include a focus on international business, opportunities to study and research abroad and the potential for internships to improve connections between theory and practice.

“Our objective is to develop management researchers through rigorous training that has an integrated and international perspective, that will help them address current global issues,” says Dr. Anthony Goerzen, associate professor and PhD program director. “There is a worldwide shortage of PhDs in management, so we believe our responsibility is also to provide training to the next generation of management researchers and teachers.”

Applications are being accepted now for classes beginning in September 2010. Admissions information is available on the website at: www.business.uvic.ca/phd.

The PhD program is closely tied to the unique vision and strategy of UVic Business, which emphasizes an international, integrated, innovative and socially responsible/sustainable approach to education.

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Media contacts

Anthony Goerzen (Business) at 250-472-4280 or agoerzen@uvic.ca

Dianne George (Business Communications) at 250-721-6411 or dgeorge@uvic.ca

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