Why a UBC PhD?

If your goal is to become a creative and productive researcher studying advanced management problems and you are able to meet our rigorous admission standards, you can look forward to a challenging and intellectually enriching experience studying the UBC PhD in Business Administration.

Pursue a rigorous and flexible curriculum

The program offers you the choice of doctoral study in eight areas as well as opportunity for cross-field programs. Small class sizes ensure that you are able to design and pursue a course of study according to your personal interests and goals.

Benefit from one-on-one student support

As a Sauder School of Business PhD student, you will benefit from individual attention from faculty members from the outset of the program. We devote extensive time, energy and effort to developing your research capabilities, and joint faculty-student projects are frequently undertaken.

Be part of a vibrant learning community

Individuals chosen for the PhD program share a demonstrated intellect and passion for exploring new ideas. Our students come from a wide range of cultures and academic backgrounds and contribute to a diverse and stimulating learning culture.

Open doors to new ideas

You will become a valued and active participant in a dynamic seminar program in which scholars from UBC and other institutes present their new research. Sauder School of Business students and faculty are also invited to seminar programs in other disciplines such as Economics, Psychology and Statistics.

Launch a successful academic career

Sauder PhD graduates earn attractive faculty positions in top academic institutions around the world. Recent academic placements include: Carnegie Mellon University in the USA; McGill University in Canada; Peking University in Asia; INSEAD in Europe; and University of Chile in South America.

Study at a world-class business school

The Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is considered the top research business school in Canada and a leading academic institution. UBC consistently ranks among the 40 best globally, and now places among the top 20 public universities in the world.