BA in International Business


Your doctoral program will consist of five or six core courses, and seven upper level courses. These are described in greater detail in the next section.

  • Students may transfer up to 6 hours of credit (2 courses) from a recognized doctoral (not masters) program upon approval by the Program director. Such approval will be based on a decision by the program director (with the input from the course instructor) that the course(s) in question are good substitutes for specific courses in the Ph.D. in Business course of study and evidence of exemplary performance in the course (essentially an A or A-).
  • Students who have taken courses in their master’s studies that are good substitutes for or go beyond courses required for the Ph.D. in Business program of study may request waivers for those courses. If the waiver is granted the student will be allowed to substitute an additional, higher level course for the course waived. Waivers do not reduce the number of courses required for the doctorate.


Foundation Research (1 Course)

  • STAT 8112/BA 9101 – Statistical Methods Bus Research I

Business Foundation Theory (1 Course)

  • BA 9103 – Economic Theory of Choice

Theoretical Foundations

Students must take at least 45 foundation theoretical courses from the following list:

Theoretical Foundations in Economics
  • BA 9104 – Game Theory
  • BA 9205 – Information Economics
  • BA 9301 – Financial Economics
  • BA 9108 – Capital Markets Research
Theoretical Foundations in Key Management Disciplines
  • BA 9201 – Organization and Management Theory
  • IB 9001 – Theories of International Business

Theoretical Foundations in the Behavioral & Social Sciences

  • Courses may be selected from other departments in the University with the approval of the Concentration Advisor/Coordinator and the Ph.D. BA Program Director. Courses will be reviewed by the Doctoral Programs Committee. New Fox theoretical foundation courses may also be proposed and submitted for approval.

Methodological Foundations

Three of the following:

  • BA 9002 – Scientific Inquiry in Management Research
  • BA 9105 – Econometric Analysis I
  • STAT/BA 9201 – Quantitative Research Methods
  • BA 9202 – Qualitative Research Methods and Theory Building
  • STAT 8113/BA 9102 – Statistical Methods Bus Research II
  • STAT 8108/BA 9206 – Advanced Multivariate Analysis
  • STAT 8114 – Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
  • BA 9106 – Econometric Analysis II

International Business Major (3 Courses)

  • IB 9001 Theory of International Business and Multinational Firms
  • IB 9002 Research Methods in International Business
  • IB 9090 Special Topics in International Business

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