Online Doctoral Degrees in International Business

An online doctoral degree in international business may provide students with a thorough understanding of global business operations. In this three to five-year program, students may learn how to manage a team in the global marketplace, conduct research of global business practices, and understand challenges that stem from doing business internationally.

Upon completion of the program, students may be prepared to seek entry to upper-level employment in their chosen field. Doctoral-level graduates may seek employment in education, government, international trade, global research, and consulting.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree at minimum
  • Program Length: Three to five years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment
  • Projected Employment Growth: 15% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for doctoral-level international business degree programs may include major-specific courses alongside dissertation preparation courses. These courses may teach students how to thoroughly conduct business research, evaluate current globalization theories, and identify barriers among different cultures. Core international business coursework may include the following:

  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Privatization
  • Multinational Finance
  • Theories of Globalization
  • Multinational Marketing
  • Global Business Strategy
  • Quantitative Methods

Career Options

Doctoral-level graduates may explore opportunities in global research, post-secondary education, consulting, government, trade, and logistics. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in international business are expected to increase by 15% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Economic Researcher
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • University Professor
  • Security Risk Management Consultant
  • Business Development Manager

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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