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Pursue a PhD in Business Administration

Driven by academic rigor, the UBC PhD program in Business Administration at UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School is defined by innovation. Our graduates are high-achieving, well-rounded scholars whose impeccable research skills have led them to ambitious intellectual pursuits.


Lay the groundwork for your future

At UBC Sauder, our globally recognized faculty engage in collaborative work with our PhD students, readily sharing their expertise in order to help launch the careers of the next generation of scholars. In fact, UBC Sauder is ranked in the Top 20 in North America for Business Research Excellence by the QS Top 250 Business Schools Report 2017.

Recent graduates of the UBC PhD program now have academic placements at top institutions around the world. Among these are:

  • Columbia University
  • University of Chicago
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • University of Michigan
  • UCLA
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Toronto
  • Queen’s University

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Kirk Kristofferson

Kirk Kristofferson
UBC PhD Marketing 2015
Assistant Professor, Arizona State University


After graduating from the UBC PhD program, Kristofferson's research on ‘Slacktivism’ opens doors to dream job.

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