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Program Structure and Requirements

Our Strength: Our Program

The PhD in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management is a strenuous academic program, providing effective training for a successful career of research and scholarship. Our doctoral program includes required courses, a research project, comprehensive examinations and a final dissertation. Find out more about what makes the OBHRM area a core strength of the Rotman School.

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Program Structure

The Rotman PhD program in OBHRM incorporates course work, independent research, comprehensive examinations, and a final dissertation. Find more information on program structure, course requirements and expected time-lines for completion of the doctoral program at the Rotman School of Management, the business school at the University of Toronto.

Required Courses

Rotman offers PhD level courses specifically created to provide you with the methodological and theoretical training required for exceptional research in your field. Required courses are chosen to provide the maximum benefit to your academic development. Learn more about the curriculum in the doctoral program for the OBHRM stream.

Comprehensive Examinations

Comprehensive exams are an important step in achieving a doctorate degree at the Rotman School of Management. Our exams in OBHRM are designed to test a student's competency in several academic areas that are critical to their discipline and support their research.

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The dissertation is a PhD student's final step in completing the doctoral program in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management. A cumultation of course work and research, the dissertation is a student's original contribution to their field of study.

Student Performance Reviews

The PhD program at the Rotman School provides students with an annual performance review to ensure their successful progress in the program. Each area performs their reviews internally. Evaluation criteria for the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management is listed here.