Curriculum and Structure – PhD in Strategy and International Business

The PhD in Strategy and International Business at Miami Herbert unfolds as an integrated program of advanced study and research. Applicants should have an adequate academic background, personal maturity, and the ability to meet the program's high level of demand for initiative and scholarship.

Curriculum Overview

Being a student in the Strategy and International Business PhD program means a commitment to full-time and in-residence study.

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The subarea emphasizes theoretical training and research methodologies. Its primary purpose is to prepare doctoral students for academic careers as influential scholars in the area of strategy or international business.

The program emphasizes student involvement in research early in their doctoral studies. Students have the opportunity to be involved in ongoing research projects under the mentorship of experienced faculty. Close interaction with faculty members enables students to quickly learn to identify and develop research ideas and create their own research agenda. Students also develop teaching competence under faculty mentorship by teaching undergraduate classes.

A typical student in Strategy/International Business would take the following core courses in Year 1: Statistics I and II, Research Methods, Strategic Management Research, and Social Psychology. In addition, students are expected to take classes in Econometrics, Theories in Management and Organization, and other specialized and advanced courses in strategic management and international business. Students are also encouraged to take seminars offered in other departments to develop interdisciplinary research.

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