Business Administration

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Program Websites

Program Contact

PhD Program Office (
Admissions Coordinator

Ivey Business School

Western University
Ivey Building Rm 3367
London, Ontario N6G 0N1

Ivey’s PhD Program in Business Administration is a full-time research-based program designed to develop scholars and to place its graduates at high quality research universities around the world.

The Ivey PhD Program seeks applicants with superior academic credentials and the motivation to excel at scholarly research in a chosen field. Our program is small and emphasizes close collaboration between the faculty and students. We favour applicants who can both articulate their scholarly interests and demonstrate a clear fit between their research interests and those of the faculty in their chosen area of specialization.

The Own Your Future doctoral professional development program will help you become a career-ready graduate with the skills necessary to excel in your studies and achieve your future goals. By participating in the program, you will assess your own strengths and opportunities for growth, choose what skills you want to enhance during your time at Western, and learn how to articulate the skills you gained in your degree to optimize your future career opportunities. To learn more, visit

Program Length

  • 12 Terms

Program Design

  • Full-time study
  • Thesis-based

Funding Information

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships (if eligible):

Admission Requirements

  • Please visit the Admissions website for more information.

Application Deadline

  • January 5: Applications open October 15.
Acceptance notifications are processed on a rolling basis beginning in February.

Fields of Research

  • Finance (not currently taking applications)
  • General Management
  • Information Systems
  • Management Science
  • Managerial Accounting and Control
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behaviour