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Management (PhD)

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Management (PhD)

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Located in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, our PhD in Management program will turn you into an advanced researcher with both theoretical and practical understanding of the complex problems of business management. We offer five distinct fields:

With the announcement of the Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises, special funding will be available to students concentrating on the application of innovation and technology management as it relates to their respective fields of interest.

Learn more about the Lazaridis School, and our ties to Waterloo's technology community by reading the open letter to prospective students from Madhu Kalimipalli, Director of the program.

Upcoming Information Sessions:

Is the MSc or PhD in Management the next step in your career? Find out by joining us at an online information session.

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More information can be found on the International Applicants page.


  • Winners of major external awards (OGS, QEII and Tri-Council) may be eligible for top-up funding which includes the Dean’s Graduate Scholarship (total value exceeds $10,000).
  • Eligible domestic students admitted to study on a full-time basis receive a minimum of $27,000 a year. This support may be made up of teaching assistantships, internal/external scholarships, and/or faculty-funded studentships or research assistantships.
  • A list of all funding opportunities available to Laurier graduate students, including information about OGS, QEII and Tri-Council, is available on our graduate funding webpage.

Research Focus

Challenge yourself and work with experts in your field as you write and defend a doctoral dissertation. You can pursue research in any of our five fields:


  • A master’s degree in business or related field with a minimum B+ standing.
  • A GMAT score of at least 650 or a GRE score of at least 305. Please note that the GMAT/GRE requirement is mandatory for the application and cannot be waived.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Applications are reviewed by the graduate program committee, which considers all prior university grades, a statement of research interests, an academic writing sample, and letters of reference.


Our graduates have gone on to work in academia, as well as within industry in their respective fields. Examples of jobs held by our graduates include:

  • assistant professor, School of Administrative Studies, York University
  • senior associate, PriceWaterhouse Coopers
  • assistant professor, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
  • assistant professor, Global Business School, Kean University, New Jersey
  • assistant professor, College of Business, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

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