International Business

The PhD concentration in International Business (IB) prepares students for successful international business-related research and teaching careers at reputable national and international institutions. By requiring students to combine a functional business minor, such as strategy, marketing, or finance, with international business concentration courses as well as basic theory, method, and elective courses, the concentration in International Business emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to research.

The Fox School of Business is uniquely positioned as a leader in the topic of international business. Our Center for International Business and Education Research is one of only 17 such institutions across the United States to receive a grant from the Department of Education. We are home to the Journal of International Management. Our faculty includes world-renowned scholars who regularly publish in the most prestigious journals and consult for Fortune 500 companies, as well as seasoned executives with many years of experience in the field. The PhD concentration in International Business provides the support students need for globally-minded careers, and our graduates have been appointed to academic positions at leading institutions such as Indiana University, Rutgers University, University of Hawaii, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Northeastern University, Ohio University, and Beijing University, among others.

For more information please consult the program’s promotional materials.


Financial Aid

All students admitted to this program are considered for full financial support for up to five years. Funding typically comes in the form of research or teaching assistantship and includes full tuition and a competitive stipend. The funding is renewable every year, subject to adequate progress and annual evaluations. Students who apply before the January 15 deadline will also be considered for Temple University’s prestigious university fellowships.


Fall Year 1
Required
  • BA 9100 — Math Preparation (August)
  • BA 9101a and/or BA 9101b — Business Statistics I
  • BA 9103 — Economic Theory of Choice
  • SGM9090 or FIN9090 or MKT9090: Pro-seminar (over 2 semesters)
Elective
  • BA 9002 — Philosophy of Science
  • BA 9205 — Information Economics
Spring Year 1
Required
  • IB9001 — Theory of International Business and Multinational Firms
  • SGM9001 — Strategy 1 (strategic formulation and international business)
  • BA 9105 — Business Econometrics I
Elective
  • BA 9001 — Organization and Management Theory
  • Choose faculty mentor (by August)
Exams
  • Screening Exam (June)
  • Research Proposal (August)

Fall Year 2
Required
  • BA9212/Fin9004 — Seminar in international finance
  • IB9002 — Empirical research in international business
Elective
  • SGM9003 — Strategy 2
  • FIN9001 — Corporate Finance Theory
  • SGMxxxx — Management of Technology and Innovation
  • BA 9106 — Business Econometrics II
  • BA 9207 — Quantitative Research Methods II
Spring Year 2
Elective
  • SGM9211 — Theoretical Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • SGMxxxx — Design of Econometric Research
  • BA 9104 — Game Theory
  • BA 9202 — Qualitative Research Methods (or) BA 9102 — Business Statistics II
Exams
  • Research Paper Requirement (August)

Fall Year 3
  • Options (if 48-credit coursework is not completed)
  • Elective course with the approval of IB Ph.D. advisor
Exams
  • Preliminary Exam in IB
  • Preliminary Exam (in mid-October)
Spring Year 3
  • Work on Dissertation Proposal

Fall Year 4
  • Dissertation Proposal Defense
Spring Year 4
  • Dissertation Proposal Defense (if not completed in Fall semester)
  • Work on Dissertation (until Dissertation Defense)

Fall Year 5
  • Dissertation Defense
  • Work on Dissertation (until Dissertation Defense)
Spring Year 5
  • Dissertation Defense (if not completed in Fall semester)


J. Jay Choi

Concentration Advisor: J. Jay Choi

Title: Professor
Research Interests: Global Corporate Governance, International Finance and Strategy, Emerging Markets
Department: Finance
Office: Alter Hall 417
Email: jjchoi@temple.edu


Anthony DiBenedetto

Anthony DiBenedetto

Title: Professor
Research Interests: Product Development, Global Marketing Strategy, Tactical Launch Planning
Department: Marketing and Supply Chain Management (MSCM)
Office: Alter Hall 523
Email: anthony.dibenedetto@temple.edu


Susan Feinberg

Susan Feinberg

Title: Associate Professor
Research Interests: Economic Policy and U.S. Multinational Firms
Department: Department of Strategic Management
Office: Alter Hall 555
Email: feinberg@temple.edu


Elizabeth Gordon

Elizabeth Gordon

Title: Associate Professor & Merves Fellow
Research Interests: Financial and International Accounting
Department: Accounting Office: Alter Hall 453
Email: egordon@temple.edu


Masaaki Kotabe

Masaaki Kotabe

Title: Professor
Research Interests: Global sourcing strategy/supply chain management, International marketing, and Product development
Department: Strategic Management
Office: Alter Hall 559
Email: mkotabe@temple.edu


Ram Mudambi

Ram Mudambi

Title: Professor
Research Interests: Emerging Markets, Renewable Energy
Department: Strategic Management
Office: Alter Hall 549
Email: ram.mudambi@temple.edu


Arvind Parkhe

Arvind Parkhe

Title: Professor & Chair
Research Interests: Strategic Alliances, International Joint Ventures, Global Networks
Department: Strategic Management
Office: Alter Hall 561
Email: aparkhe@temple.edu


Sheryl Winston Smith

Sheryl Winston Smith

Title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Strategic Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Knowledge Search, Entrepreneurial Finance, Accelerators
Department: Strategic Management
Office: Alter Hall 540
Email: swsmith@temple.edu



Alex Berman

Email: alex.berman@temple.edu

Alex Berman is a PhD student in the department of Strategic Management and International Business at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He holds a BS in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University and a MBA from Boston University, with a sub-concentration in Finance. Prior to joining Fox, Alex spend about 10 years in the asset management industry, working as a senior investment analyst and a member of the Portfolio Management teams at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and at Babson Capital Management LLC. Alex is also a founder of BAIS Enterprise LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory firm in New York.

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Feimo Chen


Bruno Barreto de Góes

Email: degoes.bruno@temple.edu

Bruno Barreto de Góes is currently a Ph.D. Candidate and Research Assistant at the Strategic Management and International Business Department at the Fox School of Business of Temple University. His current research interests include management of global supply chains, innovation strategies and the impact of environmental and social sustainability practices on management strategies. He has published several papers in the proceedings of national and international conferences, and is currently a member of the Academy of International Business (AIB), Strategic Management Society and Academy of Management. At Temple, he has been awarded a University Fellowship for academic achievement, one of the most prestigious awards granted by the University. He has also co-founded and been elected by his peers as president of the Doctoral Student Association of the Fox Business School. Mr. de Góes also holds an M.Sc. in business administration with concentrations in Marketing and International Business from the COPPEAD Graduate School of Business of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and a B.A. with a major in Philosophy and a minor in French from Saint John’s University, MN. Mr. de Góes has worked as the Program Director for different certificate programs at the COPPEAD Graduate School of Business as well as a lecturer of three different disciplines in international business. Finally, from 2001 to 2004, he worked at the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, where he acted as editor, assistant editor and translator for several of their publications.

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Jun Ito

Jun Ito

Email: jun.ito@temple.edu

Jun Ito is a PhD student in International Business and Strategic Management at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He holds M.Sc. in Management at New York University and M.E. in Electrical Engineering at Waseda University. Prior to joining the Fox, he worked as a management consultant at the leading think tank/consulting firm in Japan. His engagement in extensive consulting projects led him to learn theories in Management more in-depth and systematically and conduct his own research at the intersection of the International Business and the Strategic Management.

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Hwansung Ju

Email: hwansung.ju@temple.edu

Hwansung is a doctoral student in International Business at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He earned an M.B.A. and B.A. in law and business from Sogang University in Seoul, Korea. He also holds an M.A. in International Business from University of Florida. His current research interests include supply chain management, innovation, technology management, and strategic alliances. Prior to joining the Fox Ph.D. program, he worked as an assistant manager for Renault Samsung Motors, managing international supply chain and procurement of automotive parts.

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Jimi Kim

Email: jimi.kim@temple.edu

Jimi Kim is a doctoral student in the department of Strategic Management and International Business at the Fox school of Business, Temple University. Her primary research interests include corporate social responsibilities, corporate governance, and emerging market strategies. In particular, her current studies look at how firm and institutional level governance affects corporate social responsibility engagements. Jimi earned a bachelor degree from Korea University in Seoul, Korea. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she worked as a manager in the telecommunication industry, executing cross-border investments, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Ahreum Lee

Email: ahreum.lee@temple.edu

Ahreum Lee is currently a PhD student majoring in International Business and Strategic Management Department at the Fox school of Business, Temple University. Her research interests include subsidiary knowledge creation, innovation in emerging economies, corporate governance and ownership strategies in emerging economy firms. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration and Chinese Literature from Sungkyunkwan University in Korea and holds an M.S. in International Business at the University of Sydney, Australia. She has industry experience working as an analyst in credit rating industry in Korea.

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