Online PhD in International Business

Learn more about obtaining an online PhD in international business. Find information on courses, program prerequisites, concentration areas, and career opportunities. View popular schools that offer PhD degrees in international business.

Program Overview

Individuals enrolled in an online PhD in international business may gain the skills and training needed to conduct business in foreign countries. They may learn how to deal with legal, economic, socio-cultural, political, and environmental systems pertaining to foreign business dealings. Coursework may include areas on research techniques in different areas of law, diplomacy, international studies, finance, and economics. Some programs may include a dissertation requirement based on the student’s research and geared toward their area of focus. The programs that require a dissertation may offer a colloquium, in which students meet and discuss their findings prior to presenting their dissertation. Popular online international business courses may include the following:

  • Privatization
  • Theories of Globalization
  • Business Research Methodologies
  • Quantitative Research Design
  • International Business Environments
  • Statistics
  • Ethics in Business

Program Prerequisites

Students enrolled in some online PhD in international business programs may need to adhere to certain prerequisites, such as having a master’s degree from an accredited school preferably in international business and maintain a specific grade point average. They may also need Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores prior to enrollment.


Some online programs may include an area of concentration, including global business sustainability, emerging markets, and international strategic alliances and management. Other programs may offer minor areas of specialization in finance, marketing, information technology, or business strategy. Within the global business concentration, students may learn about globalization and the social impact found among supply chains. The emerging markets specialization may focus on developing economies found across the globe and how they affect global business developments. The international strategic alliances and management concentration may deal with business alliances and issues pertaining to management within a global environment.

Career Options

Graduates of an online PhD in international business may found employment opportunities in academia, finance, research, and multinational corporations. They may also find careers in international leadership, marketing, consulting, international trade, and management. Examples of jobs available may include financial economist, graduate business school professor, economic researcher, and senior risk management consultant.

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