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International Business

The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina offers a world-renowned graduate program in international business.

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 USC's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).

The objective of the doctoral program with emphasis in international business is to prepare students for academic careers. In addition to extensive course work in international business, students are required to develop a cognate or area of functional specialization. Students often select cognate course work in areas such as sociology, psychology, anthropology, international studies and management. Students are encouraged to use the cognate to develop a program of study that establishes a strong multidisciplinary foundation supporting their functional specialization and individual research interests. Quantitative methods courses complement the international business and cognate courses to develop a strong foundation for academic research.

The Department of International Business will next admit students for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Please contact Sali Li at 803-777-8810 or for more information about the international business Ph.D. program.

International Business: Program of Study

The international business concentration consists of at least 48 hours of course work. The courses offered in the international business area include:

IBUS 801 Ph.D. Seminar in International Business I

IBUS 802 Ph.D. Seminar in International Business II

IBUS 811 Ph.D. Seminar in International Finance I

IBUS 820 Ph.D. Seminar in International Marketing

IBUS 830 Ph.D. Seminar in International Management

IBUS 850 Ph.D. Seminar on Cultural Frameworks and Research

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