Our goal is to develop candidates with an integrated perspective on management to address complex global issues. Our emphasis is on International Business, one of our school’s core areas of specialization.
Our PhD program focuses in the areas of strategy, organizational behavior, organizational theory, human resources and cross cultural management, and business and sustainability, from an international perspective. You can also take content specific coursework to attain expertise in the traditional domains of business.
The doctoral program is a four-year, full-time program. You will spend the first two years on formal coursework and research projects, and the last two years writing and defending your thesis.
During the first two years of the PhD program, you will take a variety of courses in research methods and foundation courses in international management. At the end of your second year, you will take a comprehensive doctoral candidacy exam to ensure you have reached a depth and quality in your understanding of the field.
All PhD students are required to take 10 formal courses in research methods and foundations courses.
Each stream will involve the study of theoretical and empirical foundation topics from the list of core courses:
- BUS 601 - Research Foundations
- BUS 603 - Strategy
- BUS 604 - Business and Sustainability
- BUS 605 - Comparative Human Resource Management
- BUS 606 - Micro Organizational Behaviour
- BUS 607 - Macro Organizational Theory
- BUS 655 - Global Management and Society I
- BUS 656 - Global Management and Society II
Students in all streams will benefit from a solid foundation in advanced theory and methods during the first two years of the program (3 courses) including:
- BUS 640 - Research Methods Fundamentals
- BUS 641 - Mixed-Methods Research Design
All students will take BUS 670 Academic Career Development, a course designed to support you in your journey towards a career in academia.