A maximum of two other PhD-level courses on topics directly related to research in Operations & Information Systems, with approval from the Department.
Research Methods courses (12 units):
At least four courses applicable to the student’s program of study. These may include courses from the list above if not used to satisfy the specialization requirement.
Elective courses (9 units):
At least three additional courses in cognate disciplines with the approval of the supervisor.
Registration in 900-level THES
Students must present and defend a thesis embodying the results of their research according to FGSR regulations.
Comprehensive and Candidacy Exams
All students are required to complete comprehensive and candidacy exams. Comprehensive examinations must be successfully completed within the first 24 months; students are eligible to write the comprehensive exam for their specialization after completing the course requirements. Departments within the Faculty of Business are responsible for administering the comprehensive examinations for students in their specializations. [See Regulations of FGSR>Doctoral Degrees>Program Requirements]
Length of Program
The program is full-time; candidates are expected to complete the required coursework and comprehensive exams in the first two years, normally followed by at least two years to complete the PhD thesis.
The maximum time to completion as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.