To be considered for admission to the program, applicants must have a
bachelor's degree from an accredited university. A master's degree in
business or a related field is preferred, but not required. A background
in business, finance, accounting, economics or statistics is helpful, but not
required for admission into the program. A master’s degree is not
required. However, students entering the program without a master’s degree
and/or a business background may be required to take up to eight “leveling"
graduate courses in addition to the Ph.D. coursework. Students without a
working knowledge of elementary calculus and statistics may also be required to
take extra coursework.
The next cohort begins in Fall 2013. We will not be accepting students pursuing the Accounting Specialization in the 2013 cohort due to space limitations.
Before submitting their application, applicants must select the area of concentration in which they would like to pursue their PhD. The PhD
Program in International Business currently offers five concentrations: Finance, Management, Marketing, Information Systems, and Accounting. If you
have questions about the concentration you would like to pursue, you may contact the following professors:
If you have general questions about admission to the program, you may contact: Dr. Fernanda Wagstaff, email@example.com
All applicants must submit the following materials through our
online application system.
It's easy. It's quick and designed to get your application processed
through our systems as quickly as possible. Required as part of the application
In addition, a personal or telephone interview may be required.
PHD students attend a guest lecture by Dr. David Thomas of Simon Fraser University
Subject to availability of funds and academic performance, admitted students are provided research and teaching
assistantships for up to four years. Access to funding is very competitive and is provided to those students who
demonstrate the highest probability of success as an academic. No separate application is required. Assistantships include
health insurance. Other benefits are also available to graduate students. For more information, please visit
the Human Resources website or call (915)747-5202.