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The Rotman PhD: Academics

Exceptional Students, Incredible Learning

The PhD program at the Rotman School is designed to provide optimal scholarly development. Specially selected supervision and mentoring, tailored course loads and customized doctoral thesis preparation are geared towards giving you the skills you need to realize your research goals. The Rotman PhD is ranked #4 in the world, and the School consistently ranks 16th. for faculty and research (Financial Times).

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Major Areas of Study

The Rotman PhD Program offers seven distinct streams of focus; Accounting, Business Economics, Finance, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, Operations Management, and Strategic Management. Review our program structures, courses, faculty and their associated research to determine which stream is right for you.

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PhD Program Overview

If you are considering a PhD in management at the University of Toronto's Rotman School, you are looking for an exceptional program that connects you to some of the world’s top management researchers. Our program provides opportunities to advance your research to new levels in a challenging interdisciplinary environment . We are looking for driven, committed students who want make an impact through their research.

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Program Format

Discover what your years at the Rotman School will include. Coursework, examinations, and independant requirements are all designed to steward you through the challenges of academic research. Our doctoral program provides both technical and theoretical instruction, strengthening your skills and preparing you for placement at a top university.

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Current PhD Students

The PhD program at the Rotman School of Management is ranked in the global top 20 by the Financial Times. The students who graduate from the program learn from some of the world's leading faculty, and go on to leading universities around the globe. By joining the Rotman PhD, you become part of an elite community of scholars and researchers.

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Current Postdoctoral Fellows

Meet the Rotman School’s Postdoctoral Fellows. They are essential members of the Rotman and University of Toronto communities, conducting research with Rotman faculty and engaging with our graduate students. Based at the University of Toronto, the Rotman School also ranks in the top ten for faculty and research, according to the Financial Times, and is one of the world's leading business schools.