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

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 80244

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 strength and reputation of our PhD program is a result of our internationally renowned faculty, world-class facilities, and the students who thrive in an intellectually stimulating environment. Western is pleased to offer Own Your Future, a unique Doctoral professional development program that supports students in their academic studies and career engagement. Through Own Your Future, students will develop insight into their current and evolving skill set. To learn more, visit

Program Length

  • 12 Terms (4 years)

Program Design

  • Full-time study
  • Thesis-based

Funding Information

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

Admission Requirements

  • Please visit the Admissions website for more information.

Application Deadline

  • January 15: Applications open October 15.

Fields of Research

  • Business, Economics and Public Policy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance (not currently taking applications)
  • General Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management Science
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Strategy
  • Sustainability