PhD in Business Administration

Management and International Business

The PhD program in Management and International Business is a full-time, in-residence program that combines coursework and research to prepare you for faculty positions at major universities. Our goal: to ensure you leave us as both an excellent scholar and teacher.

You’ll interact with a variety of faculty members during your program. We believe strongly that interaction with different faculty members is an important part of your learning experience and academic growth.

You can focus on a variety of domains of expertise within your course of study and research:

  • International business
  • Strategy
  • Organizational behavior
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human resources.

You’ll have ample opportunity to add international focus into your research, regardless of specialization.

Year Semester Credit Course
1 Fall 3 EDF 6472 Introduction to Data Analysis or STA 6166 Statistical Methods for Research I
    3 MAN 7275 Organizational Behavior or MAN 7640 Int’l Business Theory
    3 FIN 7808 Financial Theory I or CLP 6436 Intro to Psy. Assessment orEconometrics
1 Spring 3 EDF 6486 Advanced Data Analysis or STA 6167 Statistical Methods for Research II
    3 MAN 7155 Fundamentals of  Behavioral Research or GEB(MAN) 7911  Qualitative Research Methods in Business 
    3 MAN 7207 Organizational Theory or MAN 7718 Strategic Management
1 Summer N/A Qualifying Examination (3.5 GPA and faculty recommendation in favor of continuance)
    6 MAN(GEB) 7916: Doctoral Research Project in Business: Defining research objectives, questions, and conceptual context of research
    3 Elective I (this can be alternatively taken in the Fall of Year 2)

Tier 2 Courses

Year Semester Credit Course
2 Fall 3 GEB 7910 Quantitative Research Methods  or STA 6990 Multivariate Statistical Analysis
    3 MAN 7275 Organizational Behavior or MAN 7640 Int’l Business Theory
    3 Elective I
2 Spring 3 Elective II
    3 MAN 7155 Fundamentals of Behavior Research or GEB(MAN) 7911  Qualitative Research Methods in Business 
    3 MAN 7207 Organizational Theory or MAN 7718 Strategic Management
2 Summer N/A Comprehensive Examination
    6 MAN 7906 (GEB) Independent Study for Doctoral Students I
3 Fall 9 MAN 7981 (GEB) Dissertation Preparation: Developing and defending dissertation proposal, and Preliminary Data Collection
3 Spring 9 MAN 7980 (GEB) Doctoral Dissertation in Business Administration: Data collection, analysis, and writing
3 Summer 6 MAN 7980 (GEB) Doctoral Dissertation in Business Administration: Data collection, analysis, and writing
4 Fall 9 MAN 7980 (GEB) Doctoral Dissertation in Business Administration: Data collection, analysis, and writing
4 Spring 9 MAN 7980 (GEB) Doctoral Dissertation in Business Administration: Data collection, analysis, and writing
The number of research-active faculty in the department is high and continues to grow, providing students with significant opportunities to learn from and collaborate with highly-regarded faculty across a variety of domains and topics. Faculty in the department are some of the most visible and productive scholars in their fields, collectively publishing in all of the most influential academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and a host of others. Faculty members serve on the editorial boards and as editors at most of the top journals, and many also serve in leadership positions as presidents of major associations (AIB, Academy of Management), Conference Chairs, Session/Track Chairs, as consultants to government and industry, and on national panels that play a role in shaping major institutions.
See "Admission Requirements" tab to start your application and find out some of the specific details about applying. While there is no “typical” student and our students come from all kinds of differing academic backgrounds and countries, students usually have a Master’s degree (MBA, MS, MA) upon entering the program and are interested in an academic career upon graduation. Please also see the FAQ page for some of the frequently asked questions about admission into the program.

For further information, please contact:

Ronaldo Parente

Ronaldo Parente
Associate Professor and Coordinator of PhD in Management


Department of Management & International Business
College of Business 
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 SW 8th Street 
Miami, FL 33199
Phone (305) 348-2791
Email: rcparent@fiu.edu

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