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Doctor of Philosophy in International Business

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Doctoral Degree

Duration

3 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024

Campus

Epsom Campus

Summary

The PhD is a globally recognised postgraduate research degree and the highest level of degree you can achieve. PhD students are critical, curious, creative thinkers who undertake original research over at least 3 years.

This course is also offered at overseas locations.

International Business

When you join us for your doctorate in International Business, you'll join a high-calibre research community and have the opportunity to publish papers, attend international conferences and develop your network in academia and industry.

We welcome research proposals in topics relating to our key research specialisations:

Accounting and Finance
  • Finance
  • Financial accounting
  • Management accounting
Commercial Law
  • Governance and financing of business enterprises
  • Intellectual property, innovation and information
  • Taxation and regulation
  • The legal environment of international business
Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Microeconomics and experimental economics
  • Industrial organisation, regulation, energy, transport and environmental economics
  • Labour markets, education, health and public policy
  • Macroeconomics and finance
  • International trade and development economics
Management and International Business
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Management, people and organisations
  • Strategy and international business
Marketing
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Contemporary issues in branding
  • Marketing, practice and service innovation
  • Sustainability and societal issues in marketing
Property
  • Commercial property markets
  • Housing markets and urban change

Entry criteria

Masters-level qualification or the equivalent of a bachelors degree with honours

Evidence of significant research, usually undertaken as part of prior study

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 6.0
  • Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) - Overall score of 90 and a writing score of 21
  • Paper-based TOEFL - Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21
  • C1 Advanced (previously - Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)) - Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169
  • C2 Proficiency (previously - Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)) - Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169
  • University of Auckland Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP) - Grade of B-
  • University of Auckland English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS) - Grade of B-
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - 85
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) - ISE III with a pass in all 4 components
  • LanguageCert - International ESOL - C1 Expert (LRWS) with a high pass overall and no less than a pass in each skill OR C2 Mastery with a pass overall and no less than a pass in each skill
  • AEMG English for Academic Purposes Direct Entry Program (AEAP DEP) Final Exam - Overall score of 70% with no section below 65%
  • English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment - Assessment Level 3 overall and no skill below Level 2

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