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The Doctor of Philosophy degree in business administration (Ph.D.) is a scholarly, research-based program with a professional orientation. The objective of the program is to prepare individuals of superior promise and potential for careers in higher education as faculty members engaged in teaching and research and for high level administrative and research careers in the private and public sectors. Persons completing the degree program must have demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of international business, research methods, and high potential for making significant contributions to their field of specialization in business. The Ph.D. degree requires competence in basic disciplines of international business, research tools, and in one of the following concentrations: finance, information technology/supply chain management, marketing, or strategic management.
The program provides a solid basis for understanding all of the latest theory relating to the four available tracks
The advanced methodology classes allow the student to be able to handle the latest methodological issues related to their discipline
All of our students graduate with a job in hand
The IB concentration of four theory courses provides added value as the students are able to not only understand international/cross-cultural issues in their own fields, but they are also able to teach International Business
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This course will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the environmental issues, institutions, opportunities, challenges, problems and managerial processes that are unique to international business. Both the micro and macro contexts in which international business is conducted will be examined.
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This course deals with various strategic options available to businesses operating in an international environment. It explores the literature and case materials on multinational companies and the theories and concepts relevant to the analysis of international strategic decisions. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.
Students entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in Business Administration should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Applicants must provide scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test or the GRE Test taken within the last five years, and provide three letters of recommendation, two from academic references, which attest to the individual’s academic potential and ability for achievement. The applicant must also submit a personal statement of goals, approximately two to three pages, on how the completion of the doctoral program will assist in achieving personal and professional career goals.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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In our program all admitted first year students are considered for teaching/ research assistantships. Tuition is waived for research and teaching assistantship recipients, who have completed a master’s degree, are admitted as degree-seeking students, and who are enrolled as full-time students.
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With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master's, education specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.
ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.
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