Curriculum

Program of Study for the PHD in International Business (72 semester hours *)

Business Foundation     24 semester hours *
Quantitative and Research Methods     12 semester hours
International Business Common Core     12 semester hours
Other Elective Graduate Courses     12 semester hours
Dissertation     12 semester hours
Total:     72 semester hours

Business Foundation (24 semester hours *)

ACCT 5311 Accounting for Management
CIS 5313 Strategic Information Systems
ECON 5311 Managerial Economics
ECON 5360 Global Economic Environment for Managers
FIN 5311 Financial Management
MKT 5311 Marketing Management
OSCM 5308 Concepts of Production Management
MGMT 5325 Management Strategy and Policy
* Entering students must take the Business Foundation courses or demonstrate competency in the knowledge areas represented. Foundation prerequisites may apply. It is anticipated that students entering the program with an MBA will have already taken these courses or their equivalent. Students can demonstrate achievement of proficiency in any or all of these areas by examination, subject to the approval of the Director of the Ph.D. Program.

Quantitative and Research Methods Courses (12 semester hours)

Students may take appropriate alternative courses subject to approval by the Program Director.

IBUS 6300 Introduction to Quantitative Methods and Statistics
IBUS 6302 Applied Multivariate Methods
AND TWO OF THE FOLLOWING:
IBUS 6303 Advanced Regression Analysis
IBUS 6304 Business Time Series Analysis
IBUS 6305 Doctoral Seminar in Applied International Business Research
IBUS 6307 Survey Research Methods
IBUS 6308 Research Philosophy and Design
IBUS 6309 Structural Equation Modeling
IBUS 6350 Financial Econometrics I
IBUS 6360 Financial Econometrics II

International Business Core Courses (12 semester hours)

Students may take appropriate alternative courses subject to approval by the Program Director.

Choose Four of the Following:
IBUS 6310 Seminar in the International Accounting Environment
IBUS 6311 Seminar in International Trade and Business Policy
IBUS 6312 Seminar in International Financial Management and Monetary Economics
IBUS 6313 Seminar in International Marketing
IBUS 6317 Seminar in International Global Information Systems
IBUS 6319 Seminar in International Management

Elective Research Specialization Courses (12 semester hours)

Each student must complete twelve semester hours of graduate-level College of Business Administration courses from the list below. Appropriate courses may be substituted with the approval of the Director.

Choose Four of the Following:
IBUS 6312 Seminar in International Financial Management and Monetary Economics
IBUS 6316 Seminar in International Production Operations and Supply Chain Management
IBUS 6320 Accounting Behavioral Research
IBUS 6321 Seminar in International Financial Accounting
IBUS 6323 Topics in Accounting Research
IBUS 6324 Seminar in International Tax
IBUS 6325 Seminar in Managerial Accounting
IBUS 6329 Seminar in Marketing Theory
IBUS 6331 Seminar in Theory of Finance
IBUS 6332 Seminar in International Capital Markets
IBUS 6333 Seminar in Corporate Finance
IBUS 6334 Seminar in Investments
IBUS 6341 Seminar in Strategic and Competitive Information Systems
IBUS 6342 Analysis of Diffusion and ICT Impact
IBUS 6343 Information Systems Outsourcing
IBUS 6344 IS Risk Analysis, Security and Crime
IBUS 6351 Seminar in International Management and Strategy
IBUS 6352 International Entrepreneurship
IBUS 6353 International Organization Behavior and Human Resource Management
IBUS 6354 Special Topics in International Business
IBUS 6362 Seminar in Cross-Cultural Marketing
IBUS 6363 Seminar in International Market Theory
IBUS 6364 Topics in International Marketing
IBUS 6389 Independent Study (with approval of Program Director)
IBUS 6390 Seminar in Organizational Behavior
IBUS 6391 Seminar in Human Resource Management

Dissertation (12 semester hours)

All students must complete a doctoral dissertation (a minimum of 12 semester hours) that presents original research at an advanced level on a significant problem in international business. Dissertation hours may be repeated as needed.

IBUS 6398 Dissertation I
IBUS 6399 Dissertation II
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