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Program Overview

The program officially starts towards the end of August with a stats ‘boot camp.’ Then, during the first two years of the program, students take classes so they are prepared for their comprehensive exam, which is taken during the summer of year 2.

Throughout their time at Ivey, students are always working on research, presenting their ideas at conferences, writing papers for publication and interacting with academic peers from other universities. Most students complete all of their requirements except the thesis proposal and final defense by the end of second year.

The thesis proposal must be completed by the end of third year and after that students focus on their thesis research. 


Ivey's PhD Program in Business Administration offers various areas of study. Learn more about our disciplines and find one that interests you.


Find out more about the exciting and relevant research the PhD students are doing at Ivey Business School.

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