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Ph.D. positions in International Business at Moore School of Business

  • 1.  Ph.D. positions in International Business at Moore School of Business

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    Ph.D. Program in International Business

    Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina



    The Moore School of Business, which is renowned as a leader in international business education and research, offers a Ph.D. program in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business. The objective of this doctoral program is to prepare leading scholars in global strategy through a rigorous and intensive research training. Graduates from this concentration typically seek positions in Departments of International Business, Strategy or Entrepreneurship. Our graduates have received major research awards, such as Peter J. Buckley and Mark Casson AIB Dissertation Award; AOM IM Division Best Dissertation Award; Alan M. Rugman Most Promising Scholar Award, and GWU-CIBER Best Paper Award on Emerging Markets; and have published in top-tier journals during the PhD program, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Business Venturing, among others. Recent graduates have taken tenure-track faculty positions in top universities, such as, Northeastern University, Saint Louis University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Sydney, Peking University, etc.



    Successful candidates are highly motivated applicants who are committed to academic and research-oriented careers in International Business as their primary focus, with strong quantitative skills and excellent academic achievement. We specifically encourage applicants with interest in cross-disciplinary research, bridging between global strategy and other functional areas, such as innovation and entrepreneurship.


    Program of Study

    Building on the strengths of the international business departments, our PhD curriculum incorporates doctoral courses offered by our renowned faculty covering institutional theory, comparative institutions, global strategy, corporate governance, digital platform and innovation. To carry out the type of research leading to results publishable in top academic journals, the doctoral core provides a substantial background in econometrics, statistics, and other related quantitative subjects applicable to extending the theoretical and empirical understanding of international business. Faculty also play an integral part in the student's academic and professional preparation. Further information about faculty research is available at https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/moore/documents/phd_programs/phd_ib.if_faculty_research.pdf


    Research and Teaching Support

    Doctoral students in international business have a close working relationship with the faculty, often participating in joint research projects. Students also have the opportunity to become involved in research at or through South Carolina's Center for International Business Education and Research. When doctoral students present papers in major academic conferences, financial aid is given to cover some of the costs. The Moore School of Business subscribes to several key research databases and support data acquisition. To prepare doctoral students to the academic job market, they have the opportunity to teach one or two undergraduate business courses within their program of study. 


    Admission and Financial Support

    Admission to the program is highly competitive. The next admission will be in Fall 2023. Applications for Fall 2023 admission should be submitted by January 15, 2022. Given the limited availability of space in the program, applicants who submitted the full package by Dec 15, 2021 will receive preferential review. The areas that we look at when considering an applicant are test scores (GMAT or GRE), letters of recommendation, statement of career objectives, resume, transcripts, and applicant's level of commitment to excellence in research. Competitive stipends, tuition waiver and other research support are provided up to 5 years to all candidates who are accepted. Further information is available at: https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/moore/study/programs_and_degrees/phd_programs/admission_requirements/index.php


    For additional information, contact: Dr. Sali Li, Faculty Coordinator, International Business (sali.li@moore.sc.edu)

    Sali Li
    University of South Carolina
    Columbia SC