Getting a PhD in Procrastination


Haskayne PhD

PhD Program in human resources and organizational dynamics accepting applications

The Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary is looking for applicants with exceptional academic credentials and the drive to excel at scholarly research in the areas of human resources, organizational behaviour, or organizational theory. Our doctoral program offers an integrative approach combining a solid foundation in theory and empirical research with cutting-edge theoretical approaches as well as quantitative and qualitative methods that enable students to conduct high-value, innovative research.

Why the Haskayne School of Business?

Our PhD program is a full-time, research-intensive and highly flexible program that allows students to tailor courses to their needs and interests. We provide a collaborative, supportive and intellectually stimulating research environment for discovery and dissemination of scientific knowledge applicable to the business community.

We encourage early and continual involvement in research, provide excellent mentors who work closely with students both in the classroom and on research projects, and provide access to essential resources and training in quantitative and qualitative methods and research design. Publication opportunities are plentiful, with students often co-authoring articles for high-quality journals. Our graduates have been successful in pursuing careers in the academia, consulting, and industry, with 85% holding university positions.

Haskayne faculty

We have a diverse faculty committed to excellence in research and teaching. Their research interests include:

  • Abusive supervision
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Decision-making
  • Ethics
  • Human resource management
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Political skill
  • Personality
  • Occupational health
  • Sexual harassment
  • Workplace incivility
  • Workplace safety

Faculty research has appeared in leading journals, including:

  • Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Journal of Managment
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
  • Journal of Organizational Behavior
  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • Academy of Management Journal
  • Leadership Quarterly
  • Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
  • Organizational Science


Our funding is competitive. We provide $25,000 annually for four years, support to attend up to three conferences per year, and other scholarship opportunities.

Why Calgary?

Calgary is Canada’s fourth largest city and was recently named the fifth most livable city in the world by The Economist. With thriving business and finance sectors — including international oil and gas companies — and thanks to the school’s close ties with the business community, Haskayne faculty and students have research access to many top businesses.

Entrance Requirements

GMAT/GRE requirement is competitive (typically 650 or higher); GPA: 3.5/4.0; TOEFL iBT: 100 or IELTS: 7.0

Apply online now for Fall 2016. For more information, please email



4 thoughts on “Getting a PhD in Procrastination

  1. Any chance for those of us who didn’t read and apply concepts from your book in time to earn the prerequisite GPA being allowed into the program?

    P.S. I’ve had The Procrastination Equation checked out of my local library for 6 weeks past the 2 automatic renewal periods, but opened and started reading it today. I may need to turn it in and check it out again to avoid the fines costing more than the book itself!

    1. Usually they allow one PhD student for my entire department per year and we have to compete to see who gets it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s