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Business Administration


Degrees Offered: Ph.D., M.Sc.B.



K. Aquino, J. A. Brander, M. Carlson, R. Cenfetelli, M. Chandrashekaran, D. Dahl, A. Fisher, L. Garlappi, R. M. Giammarino, D. Granot, D. Griffin, K. Head, R. L. Heinkel, R. W. Helsley, J. Hoegg, T. Huh, H. Krishnan, K. Li, R. Lindsey, R. Lundholm, M. Nagarajan, J. C. Ries, S. Robinson, S. Shechter, D. van Jaarsveld, J. A. Vercammen, I. Vertinsky, K. White, A. Zhang.

Professors Emeriti

D. R. Atkins, B. Bemmels, I. Benbasat, A. E. Boardman, D. Gillen, F. Granot, S. T. McCormick, D. F. Muzyka, M. Nakamura, P. N. Nemetz, T. H. Oum, M. Puterman, M. Queyranne, T. W. Ross, D. Simunic, D. Skarlicki, B. Spencer, Y. Wand, C. B. Weinberg, R. Winter.

Associate Professors

W. Antweiler, M. Baldauf, J. Bena, L. Cavanaugh, H. Cavusoglu, S. Chamberlain, Y. Cornil, J. T. Davidoff, R. G. Donaldson, J. Favilukis, W. Gornall, D. Hardisty, M. Kim, A. Lazrak, G. Lee, S. Lee, K. Lo, G. Marshal Manriquez, N. Nan, H. Ortiz-Molina, Y. Qian, C. Ryan, M. Schulz, M. -D. Seidel, D. Silver, C. T. Somerville, J. Tansey, Y. Wang, C. Woo, C. Wu, H. Zhang, L. Zhang.

Associate Professors Emeriti

J. Begley, G. Chow, T. Knight, N. Langton.

Assistant Professors

I. Agarwal, W. Ba, B. Bian, D. Clough, T. Cohen-Hillel, J. D’Adduzio, M. Daniels, E. Dias Saraiva-Patelli, J. Evans, L. Fang, E. Khmelnitskaya, K. Kikkawa, B.J. Kim, K. Lee, J. Li, A. Mokak Teguia, Z. Ning, S. Orr, J. Paat, R. Paluch, J. Park, A. Parra, E. Pikulina, S. Rachapalli, M. Raynard, P. Reilly, S. Sajjadiani, D. Swanson, R. Vijayaraghavan, H. Yan, J. Yan, R. Yang, I. Yeung, L. Yu, X. Zheng, M. Zhou

Program Overview

The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration1 is considered the one of the top research business schools in Canada. It offers courses of instruction leading to both the Master of Science in Business Administration (M.Sc.B.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

1Otherwise known as the Sauder School of Business.

The areas of study for the Ph.D. program include the fields of accounting, finance, management information systems, management science, marketing and behavioural science, organizational behaviour and human resources, strategy and business economics, and urban land economics. In addition, a student may pursue a cross-field program within the Faculty in such areas as transportation and logistics or international business.

The areas of study for the M.Sc.B. program include finance, management information systems, and transportation and logistics.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

Students with limited financial resources should not be discouraged from applying for admission to the Ph.D. programs, since all students who are admitted, but who have not obtained financial assistance from an external source, will normally receive financial support for the first four years in the program.

Students who wish to transfer from a master's to a doctoral program must have completed one year of study in the master's program with a minimum 80% average in 18 credits, of which at least 10 credits must be at the 500-level or higher and at least 10 credits must be at 80% or higher. The student must show clear evidence of research ability.

Program Requirements

The objectives of the Ph.D. program in Business Administration are to prepare appropriately qualified individuals for careers in academic research and teaching and for research positions in business and government. Since each student enters the program with a unique academic background and pursues a course of study that reflects the candidate's own special interests, it is possible to give only very approximate estimates of the time that may be necessary to complete the major phases of the program. However, doctoral work beyond the master's degree in business administration or its equivalent ordinarily involves about two years of formal coursework. The dissertation research normally requires about two years of additional work.

All doctoral students are required to successfully complete a comprehensive examination. The major requirement for the Ph.D. is completion of a research dissertation meeting the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements.

Master of Science in Business Administration

Admission Requirements

In addition to fulfilling the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements, the applicant must submit an official GMAT score.

Program Requirements

The Master of Science in Business Administration (M.Sc.B.) is intended primarily for graduate students who plan to pursue, at a later stage, a Ph.D. program in business administration.

The program normally requires two years of study. It is designed by an advisor and a committee so as to best prepare the student for advanced study and research in the chosen area of specialization.

For information on the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) or the Master of Management (M.M.) programs, see the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, or visit the M.B.A. and M.M.

Contact Information

Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
2053 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2
Tel: 604.822.8366
Fax: 604.822.8755
Elaine Cho, Ph.D. and M.Sc. Programs Administrator

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