The PhD program in Business Administration at DeGroote offers students the opportunity to study and conduct leading-edge research with some of the top researchers in their fields. Students develop the theoretical and methodological expertise required to create original research that makes a significant impact on the business community.

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Management of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources

The MOBHR field is broad and concerns all aspects of employment relationships. The field has a strong research emphasis and is designed to prepare highly motivated individuals for academic careers in organizational behaviour, human resource management and industrial relations.

A major strength of this specialization is that students can draw on the diverse range of faculty interests at DeGroote to develop a research program that suits their own objectives.

Successful applicants typically have a master’s degree in one of these fields:

  • Business administration
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Sociology

Required Courses

  • B790 – Seminar on Management Theory
  • B791 – Field Surveys: Organizational Behaviour and Organizational Theory
  • B792 – Field Surveys: Human Resources and Industrial Relations
  • B793 – Applied Multivariate Statistics
  • B794 – Research Methods and Design
  • B795 – Research Issues: Organizational Behaviour and Organizational Theory
  • B796 – Research Issues: Human Resources and Industrial Relations
  • B797 – Research Course I
  • B798 – Research Course II
  • Students may also be required to take additional courses depending on the strength of their background in the field to a maximum of 12 required courses including any additional courses


Our Students

Afif George Nassif

Human Resources and Management
Afif joined the PhD program at the DeGroote School of Business in September 2014. Afif’s research interests lie in exploring identity dynamics, self-expression, ...
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Our Faculty

Aaron C.H. Schat

Area Chair
Human Resources and Management
Available to supervise

Carolyn Capretta

Human Resources and Management

Naresh Agarwal

Professor Emeritus
Human Resources and Management
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Recent Grads

Dr. Changquan Jiao

Graduated June 2007
Thesis Title: Leader-Member Exchange, Employee Conceptualizations and Display of Organizational Citizenship Behaviour.Supervisor: Dr. Rick Hackett
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