Eligibility Requirements and Supporting Documents

To be considered for admission, applicants typically have an A average in a discipline which is related to their field of interest and will meet the following criteria:

  1. Official transcripts from all universities attended.
  2. A B+ (77%) average grade for the last 2 years of study.
  3. Applicants must submit a GMAT or GRE score. No exceptions will be considered.
  4. If English is not your first language, one of two English tests.

    A IELTS minimum overall score of 7.5. TOEFL minimum overall score of 100 or higher

    Any applicant whose first language is not English, but who, within the 12 month period prior to the month of application, has studied for at least one complete year at a post-secondary institution where English is the official language of instruction may apply for a waiver. View the criteria and waiver instructions.

  5. Two academic referees familiar with your research and academic potential.
  6. Resume.
  7. Statement of research interests and career goals.

How to Apply

  1. Upload a copy of your official transcripts to your online application for all academic institutions attended. All applicants accepted into the program will be required to send hard copy official transcripts and degree certificates in the University sealed envelope.

  2. After submitting your application, you will be contacted by your Smith PhD Program Assistant to email a copy of your GRE or GMAT test. All accepted applicants will be required to release the official test to our department.
  3. To release a TOEFL result from the ETS Test Centre, use code 0250-1. For the IELTS test, please email your TRF number your graduate assistant.

  4. Electronic reference forms will be sent to your referees upon submission of your online application and application fee. Please alert your referees these forms will be sent to them. They will be required to complete their form and submit it back to our department.
  5. Please email your resume to the PhD department at the address below.

    • For Accounting, Analytics, Management Information Systems, Organizational Behavioural and Strategy applications, please address to Graduate Assistant Nancy Chase at
    • For Business Economics, Finance, International Business and Marketing applications, please address to Graduate Assistant Teresa Touchette at
  6. Provide your Statement of Purpose with your online application or email it to your Graduate Assistant. This statement should include your career goals, research interests, and your related academic field of interest background.

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Application Deadline

January 15, 2021
Applications with all required documents must be complete by January 15, 2021.

The Admissions Committee

Completed applications go forward to the admissions committee for review. If you are interested in visiting our department, please contact us by email at

Tuition and Fees

Total tuition and fees are approximately $6,980.23 CDN per year for domestic students and $14,982.80 CDN per year for International students. Please follow ‘Graduate and Professional Program Fee Schedule’ from the School of Graduate Studies.