PhD in Management Admission Requirements

Admission to our PhD in management is limited and competitive.


In most circumstances, a master’s degree from a university of recognized standing in an appropriate area of study is required. Applicants without a business background will be considered but may require additional courses in the functional areas of business.


A GMAT score of at least 600 or GRE with a balanced score of 302 is required.

English proficiency

Proficiency in English is required. Applicants whose master’s degree is not from recognized institution where English is the primary language of instruction must complete either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a paper-based score of at least 580; computer-based score of at least 237; or an Internet-based score of at least 92-93.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of seven or higher is also accepted.

Research interest

A clear and strong statement of your research interest focusing on what you want to study, and identifying at least one of our faculty members who focuses on this area of expertise, will benefit your application.

You are strongly encouraged to read our faculty profiles to identify whether your research interests align with our faculty members. Highlight this alignment in your application.

For more information on admission requirements, see the University Calendar.



Faculty of Business Administration

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000