PhD in Business – Strategy / International Business Concentration

*The Strategy/International Business Specialization will not be admitting for Fall 2018.

The concentration in Strategy/International Business focuses on scholarly research into strategic management and international business, as well as their interfaces. Offered through the Department of Management, topics examined include global corporate strategy, global corporate governance, management of multinational enterprises, international entry strategies, global strategic alliances, cross-cultural management and strategy in emerging economies, among others.

Research in strategic management and international business has gradually converged. In strategic management, empirical tests using large samples of organizations, many of which are foreign or multinational enterprises, are increasingly common. In corporate strategy, the previous focus on domestic competitors has given way to an emphasis on global competition and global strategies. The concentration in strategy/international business was created in response to these developments.

The Department of Management also offers PhD programs in Operations Management and Organizational Behavior.

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Our Faculty

Faculty in this area have recently published their works in all leading journals in management, such as Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science and Journal of Applied Psychology. Among faculty in the area, one has recently earned the distinction of being the most prominent publisher of refereed journal articles, world-wide, in international business and in international management.


The concentration emphasizes theoretical training and research methodologies. Its primary purpose is to prepare doctoral students for academic careers as influential scholars on global strategy.

Students have the opportunity to be involved in ongoing research projects under the mentorship of experienced faculty, and the program emphasizes involvement of students in research early in their graduate careers. 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, Micro Economics and Social Psychology. In addition, students are expected to take classes in Game Theory, Econometrics, Theories in Management and Organization, and other specialized and advanced courses in strategic management and international business. 

All students in the PhD in Business also complete a core curriculum.

Click here for the PhD in Business core curriculum. 

Learn more about the Department of Management at the University of Miami School of Business.

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You can find detailed application information and admissions requirements here.

For more information about the PhD Strategy/International Business Concentration, please contact John Mezias, associate professor of management and the program coordinator.

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