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PhD in Business Administration - International Business

The Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in International Business program is designed to provide learners with an understanding of the various factors involved in effectively operating an organization in a foreign land. Read more about this exciting Northcentral University program here.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in International Business

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in applying to this program may be business professionals seeking a deeper understanding of global business practices. In contrast, they could be globetrotting professionals seeking the theoretical knowledge to support their practical experience. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Learners have the chance to examine theories and trends pertaining to organizations that focus their endeavors in other countries. The course in designed to explore topics in global strategizing, trade, finance, marketing, and technology management. Students will have the chance to examine industry practices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Middle East. What's more, they will have the opportunity to study laws and regulations particular to other regions and study common legal issues that arise concerning labor, trade, and intellectual property.

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Program Length/Total Credits Required:

This program may be completed in 60 credits. Students needing additional time to complete dissertation research may take up to an additional 15 credit hours.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a Specialization in International Business:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

PhD in Business Administration Foundation Courses (33 credits)

  • BUS 7101: Changing Times: Business Administration in the 21st Century
  • BUS 7300: Scholarly Business Communication
  • BUS 7110: The Business Environment
  • BUS 7120: Business Financial Systems
  • BUS 7130: Business Leadership & Strategy
  • BUS 7200: Business Statistics
  • BUS 7310: Introduction to Business Research Design & Methodology
  • Students choose one:
    • BUS 7320: Quantitative Business Research Design & Methodology and BUS 7321: Directed Quantitative Research
    • BUS 7330: Qualitative Business Research Design & Methodology and BUS 7331: Directed Qualitative Research
  • Doctoral Level Elective Course 1
  • CMP 9700B: PhD-BA Portfolio

Doctoral Dissertation Courses (12 credits)

  • DIS 9901A: Components of the Dissertation
  • DIS 9902A: The Dissertation Proposal
  • DIS 9903A: Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
  • DIS 9904A: The Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

International Business Requirements (15 credits)

  • IB 7002: International Business Environments
  • IB 7012: Global Economic Environment
  • IB 7013: Global Marketing Environment
  • IB 7016: International Business Strategic Management
  • IB 7017: International Business Law & Environment

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Upon completion of this Northcentral University program, graduates could go be able to seek a job accomplishing any number of professional ventures domestically or internationally. Opportunities could be found with transcontinental organizations, smaller global businesses, government departments, or colleges. Graduates could be able to pursue administrative, operational, research, or instructional positions in the field.

Specific job titles might include:

  • Overseas sales and development manager
  • Global business analyst
  • International business professor

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