PhD Program in International Management and Organization
The Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria is accepting applications for our PhD Program in International Management and Organization. We hope that you will pass along the attached poster to your students who may be interested in pursuing a research-focused PhD program upon the completion of their Masters level program. Our PhD program is designed to train those bound for academic careers in management and we welcome applications from students in business, as well as from a wide variety of disciplines.
At Gustavson, our school’s strategy supports and encourages research to be interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary or multidisciplinary in nature. Our past/current students have backgrounds and experiences in the areas of Public Health, History, Anthropology, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Public Administration, Indigenous Communities, International/Cultural Studies, as well as Business. These areas provide rich context and enhance the study of organizations and change. Aligned with the University of Victoria’s research strategic plans, we strive to conduct research that will make meaningful change and is impactful in today’s dynamic world.
The Gustavson PhD program focuses specifically on international management in the areas of business sustainability, business strategy, organizational behavior and theory, and cross national and human resource management. Students enter our program, as part of a cohort, and take a set of 12 courses (including methods courses) in their first two years of their program that will set the foundation for their dissertation work in the last two years of the program. During the four years of the PhD program, students will actively engage in research and teaching experiences. Students can pursue both quantitative and qualitative research. All admitted students are provided with a competitive financial package to cover living expenses and tuition.
PhD students will have the opportunity to learn from and work closely with internationally recognized research faculty members who serve on editorial boards and have published in highly ranked journals. These journals includes Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Human Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organization Studies, Journal of World Business, and Strategic Management Journal, among others. We have a small and focused cohort of students who have, upon graduation, taken tenure track positions at leading universities around the world.
At the Gustavson School of Business, we believe business, and management education, has a central role to play in creating meaningful change for a better world. We aspire to prepare graduates who think differently, act responsibility and have a global mindset. The school is home to the Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation (CSSI), and we are in the 5% of business schools worldwide who hold both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation. The Gustavson School of Business is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – our University of Victoria campus provides the perfect backdrop for inspiration of new research. Our deadline is January 30, 2022 for September 2022 admissions, and I encourage interested students to contact Wendy Mah, our PhD Program Manager, at email@example.com early on in the process to discuss the program and application process. We would also be pleased to give a presentation (on Zoom) about our program to groups of interested students.
Roy Suddaby, PhD
Associate Dean, Research and Faculty Development
Peter B. Gustavson School of BusinessUniversity of Victoria