PhD - Business Administration: International Business

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Are you a corporate professional interested in exploring leadership opportunities in the global business market? Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in International Business is designed to help you develop the administrative skills and knowledge of global business practices needed to pursue this career goal. Continue reading for more information about this online doctoral degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

As a student of Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in International Business program, you will have the opportunity to study various business practices and concepts utilized in global business environments. In specialization courses, you will study international business theories, global trade theories, international marketing strategies, management techniques for multi-cultural environments, managerial decision making processes, and international business laws and regulations. General practices in accounting, finance, marketing, information systems, and economics are addressed in foundation courses. You will also take several courses in research design and methods to help you through the required dissertation process. The resulting dissertation must be presented orally and in written form.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should already possess a master's degree and have some experience in a global corporate environment before entering Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in International Business program. You might also have strong organizational, problem solving and decision making skills.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You will be required to complete 60 credits to earn the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in International Business from Northcentral University. A total of 48 credits will be taken in required coursework and at least 12 credits need to be completed in the dissertation process. Coursework is taken in a specific sequence as shown below.

Required Ph.D. Foundation Courses

Course NumberCourse Title
BTM 7101-8Foundations for Doctoral Study in Business
MGT 7019-8Ethics in Business
SKS 7000-8Doctoral Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies
BTM 8104-8Statistics I

Ph.D. in Business Required Courses

Course NumberCourse Title
Specialization Course 1
BTM 8102-8Business Research Methodology
Specialization Course 2
BTM 8103-8Research Design
Specialization Course 3
BTM 8108-8Qualitative Research Design
Specialization Course 4
BTM 8107-8Statistics II
Specialization Course 5
BTM 8106-8Quantitative Research Design
BTM 8109-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Business
Specialization Courses (Select five of the following courses)
IB 7002-8International Business Environments
IB 7012-8Global Economic Environment
IB 7013-8Global Marketing Environment
IB 7014-8Cultural Environment of Global Business
IB 7016-8International Business Strategic Management
IB 7017-8International Business Law and Environment

Doctoral Comprehensive Examination

Course NumberCourse Title
CMP9500B Doctoral Comprehensive Examination

Dissertation Courses

Course NumberCourse Title
DIS9501BDoctoral Dissertation Research I
DIS9502BDoctoral Dissertation Research II
DIS9503BDoctoral Dissertation Research III
DIS9504BDoctoral Dissertation Research IV

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Graduating from Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in International Business program could prepare you to pursue executive-level positions in companies with a global presence. You might direct areas of international trade, marketing, finance, advertising, operations, production or communications. You might also seek an academic career at a college or university. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Director of International Trade
  • Global Marketing Director
  • Global Advertising Executive
  • International Chief Executive Officer
  • International Chief Operations Officer