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Courses

Rotman offers PhD level courses specifically created to provide you with the methodological and theoretical training required for exceptional research in your field. Required courses are chosen to provide the maximum benefit to your academic development.

Not all courses are offered each year/ each semester. Check with the PhD Office at phdprog@rotman.utoronto.ca for courses schedule information.

For a listing of courses across all areas please see here.


Theory fundamenta
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RSM 3002: Strategy and Organizations View 2014-2015 Course Outline  (TO UPDATE)
RSM 3003: Strategy and Economics View 2015-2016 Course Outline
ECO 2060: Microeconomics (Masters)
ECO 2030: Microeconomics II 

 

 

Other required courses in Strategy 

In addition to RSM 3002 and RSM 3003, the strategy area offers a variety of required "topics" courses that focus on some relevant issues in Strategic Management research (RSM 3091), on a rotating basis. Examples of these courses include 

Economic Sociology & Strategy 
International Strategy 
Network And Alliances  
Economic Institutions of Strategy
Technology Strategy and Innovation
Geography and Strategy
Foundations of the Strategy Process
Strategy Process and Practice
Behavioural Economics of Strategy and Organizations


Methodological training

A distinctive element of the Strategic Management PhD Program at Rotman is the rigorous training in empirical research methods. Our philosophy is that research in any strategy-related field should rely on state-of-the-art data collection and analysis techniques. The required training includes basic and advanced topics in statistical and econometric theory, as well as applied courses in research methods, with a focus on large-sample, quantitative analyses, such as retrospective empirical studies and laboratory and field experiments. Students interested in qualitative research methods as well as in formal mathematical theory can select additional “depth” courses in these areas (see below). These are the required methodology courses (click on each course to view the most recent syllabus):

 

RSM 3080: Research Methods in Business
RSM 3090: Models and Methods (Applied econometrics and research design)
ECO 1011: Math & Stat Review
ECO 2408: Econometrics (Masters)
ECO 2400: Econometrics 1 (PhD) or POL 2578: Computational Text Analysis
ECO 2401: Econometrics 2 (PhD)

 

 

Depth courses

Together with their sponsors and the Ph.D. coordinator, students select two to three courses tailored to their specific research interests. The expectation is that two of these courses would have either an economics or an organizational/sociological orientation, and one of these courses would be from a different social science discipline.  Relevant depth courses include (click on each course to view the most recent syllabus):

 

Economic Sociology / Organization Theory
SOC 6712: Qualitative Methods
SOC 6312: Technology and Society
SOC 6518: Culture Industries
SOC 6008/6108: Network Analysis I/II
SOC 6108: Network Analysis II
SOC 6517: Culture & Cognition

 

Economics
RSM 3090: Experimental Economics
RSM 3012: Urban and Real Estate Economics
ECO 2900/01: Industrial Organization I / II 
ECO 2503/04: Financial Economics I / II 
ECO 2300: International Trade 
ECO 3100: Behavioral Economics
ECO 2800: Labor Economics

Other disciplines
MGT 3058: Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making       
POL 2578: Computational Text Analysis
POL 2505: Qualitative Methods in Political Research
LAW 2431: Law, Institutions and Development

RSM 3005: Strategy workshop
Every other week, the Strategy area invites world-class scholars to present their research to the Rotman faculty and students. Doctoral students should attend the seminars throughout their tenure in the PhD program and are also expected to present in the student workshop once per year. First year students audit the workshop; after their first year, they must enroll in the workshop for credit.

 

Examples of study plans (Examples of depth courses are in bold types)

Economic Sociology / Organization Theory focus

Year 1: Fall Semester

RSM 3003: Strategy and Economics

RSM 3091: Alliances & Networks

RSM 3005: Strategy Workshop (audit)

ECO 1011: Math & Stat Review (pre-term)

ECO 2060: Microeconomics (Masters)

ECO 2408: Econometrics (Masters)

 

Year 2: Fall Semester

POL 2578: Computational Text Analysis

RSM 3019: Behavioral Economics of Strategy and Organizations

RSM 3005: Strategy Workshop

SOC 6008: Network Analysis

 

 

Year 1: Winter/Spring Semester

RSM 3080: Research Methods in Business

RSM 3091: Strategy & Economic Sociology

RSM 3005: Strategy Workshop (audit)

ECO 2030: Microeconomics II

SOC 6712: Qualitative Methods

 

Year 2: Winter/Spring Semester

RSM 3090: Models and Methods

RSM 3091: Technology Strategy and Innovation

RSM 3005: Strategy Workshop

ECO 2401: Econometrics II

LAW 2431: Law, Institutions and Development


Economics focus

Year 1: Fall Semester

ECO 1011: Math & Stat Review (pre-term)

ECO 2060: Microeconomics (Masters)

ECO 2408: Econometrics (Masters)

RSM 3003: Strategy and Economics

RSM 3091: Alliances & Networks

RSM 3005: Strategy Workshop (audit)

 

Year 2: Fall Semester

POL 2578: Computational Text Analysis

RSM 3019: Behavioral Economics of Strategy and Organizations

RSM 3005: Strategy Workshop

MGT 3058: Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making

 

Year 1: Winter/Spring Semester

ECO 2030: Microeconomics II

RSM 3080: Research Methods in Business

RSM 3091: Strategy & Economic Sociology

RSM 3005: Strategy Workshop (audit)

ECO 2900: Industrial Organization

 

 

Year 2: Winter/Spring Semester

ECO 2401: Econometrics II

RSM 3090: Models and Methods

RSM 3091: Technology Strategy and Innovation

RSM 3005: Strategy Workshop

RSM 3012: Urban and Real Estate Economics

 

 

 

 

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