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Management (PhD)

Program Overview

The Management PhD program is designed to develop graduates who are skilled in research that includes a theoretical and practical understanding of the challenges that organizations experience, and who are able to disseminate that research in appropriate venues.

Your learning experience is enriched by our school’s existing connections. Tapping into a network of 170 well-connected practitioners, you will be able to test ideas, explore topics and locate research sites. Our industry partners serve as guest lecturers, offer speaker series, workshops and seminars and host experiential research collaborative projects.

In addition, flexible study options allow you to do your PhD your way. You can take the program full-time or part-time, allowing you to successfully balance work, life and school. After finishing your courses, you will be tested in the classroom, running your own courses. Do you have what it takes for an academic career consisting of research, teaching and service?

Graduates of this program can go on to become an academic or even an industry leader in sectors such as government, non-profit, consulting or corporate research.

At a Glance
  • Completion of a master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum GPA or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+) in the Master's program
  • Statement of research interest
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English Proficiency Test (if applicable)
  • GMAT and/or GRE

Faculty Supervisor Match: Applications that meet the admission criteria will be reviewed by potential supervisors identified in the statement of interest. 

Interview: An online or in-person interview with the potential supervisor may be required.

Students are encouraged to submit applications prior to the first consideration date to increase their chances of securing financial support for their graduate studies. Applications received after the first consideration date will be accepted and reviewed based on spaces remaining in the program.

See application dates.

The Ted Rogers School is home to 15 research centres, institutes and labs. Located in the heart of Toronto’s business district, with long-standing connections to the city’s business community and global research networks, the program seeks students eager to have an impact on business practices.

As a PhD student, you will work with a faculty supervisor in one of the Ted Rogers School’s diverse and interdisciplinary academic areas of specialization: Digital Enterprise and Social Media; Real Estate Studies; Retail and Consumer Services; and Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Carry out rigorous scientific research with us about complex management problems in a rapidly changing and globally-oriented economy.

For detailed graduate tuition and fees information please visit Fees by Program.

For information on scholarships, awards and financing your graduate studies visit Financing Your Studies.

Graduate Admissions

Admissions information and how to apply

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON

Program Contacts

Anna Shevchenko
Graduate Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 2449

Program contact form

Graduate Academic Calendar

Find curriculum, course descriptions and important dates.

How to Apply

Once you’ve made an informed choice about which program(s) you are going to apply to, preparing your application requires careful research and planning.


At Ryerson, we understand that pursuing graduate studies is a significant financial investment. Funding comes from a combination of employment contracts (as a teaching assistant), scholarships, awards and stipends. There are a number of additional funding sources – internal and external – available to graduate students that can increase these funding levels.

Finding a Supervisor

Students should apply to the program first. Applications that meet the minimum requirements of the program will be forwarded to faculty members in the program for review. Successful applicants will be invited to visit the program and meet with faculty members that are interested in supervising them as a graduate student in their research group. A matching system is used to find the best students/supervisor match (using input from both applicants and faculty members). After a suitable match is determined, an official offer of admission will be sent with the supervisor named in the offer.