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 environments, global economics, international marketing strategies, 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. This includes 33 foundation credits, 15 specialization credits, and 12 dissertation credits. Northcentral University will allow up to 15 additional credit hours for dissertation research.

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
BTM 7101 Doctoral Studies in Business
BTM 7300 Scholarly Literature Review
BUS 7110 The Business Environment
BUS 7120 Business Financial Systems
BUS 7130 Business Leadership & Strategy
BUS 7200Business Statistics
BUS 7310Introduction to Business Research Design & Methodology
BUS 7320 & BUS 7321
or
BUS 7330 & BUS 7331
Quantitative Business Research Design and Methodology & Directed Qualitative Research

Quantitative Business Research Design and Methodology & Directed Qualitative Research
Doctoral Level Elective Course 1
CMP 9700B PhD-BA Portfolio
Specialization Courses
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
Dissertation Courses
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

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