Global Business Management, PhD-BA

Global Business Management Specialization

Learn how to be a leader in business in the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Global Business Management program. This specialization covers the essential elements required to understand and manage global organizations. Individuals interested in global management positions and/or teaching in post-secondary institutions of higher education would benefit from this program. The specialization focuses on topics such as global leadership issues and characteristics, trends and strategies in global business strategic management, and the challenges of positioning global brands and pricing approaches.

Throughout this program, you will investigate leadership roles, styles, philosophies, and behaviors in globally diverse organizations. You’ll explore leadership through the challenge and implementation of change in global organizations. The specialization focuses on realistic managerial situations and the techniques involved in managing change and responses to opportunities and threats.

In addition, you will examine the strategic management of multinational corporations (MNCs) and outline foreign direct investment (FDI) trends and its economic determinants. You will appraise global business strategies that MNCs have used in their emerging economies and challenges they confront in different regions by using real-life case studies, as well as identify factors contributing to foreign debt crisis and its prevention.

This specialization also examines issues involved in entering global markets and conducting marketing activities. Specific issues include evaluating opportunities in foreign markets, developing and adapting marketing strategies to specific national market needs, and coordinating strategies across markets. Students will diagnose the real-world experiences of global corporations using case studies and up-to-date knowledge from relevant resources.

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
PHD-BA 60 20 33 months
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Beyond the specialized courses designed to help you expand your abilities in your chosen field of study and profession; NCU offers the following benefits to students and alumni:

Unmatched Flexibility
Many online programs offer the ability to take courses without leaving your home, but few offer weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations. The option to turn in your assignments as early in the week as you want, provide you the ability to schedule school around your life, not the other way around.

100% Doctoral Faculty
Whether you are completing your bachelor's degree, pursuing your graduate degree, or on the path to earning your doctoral degree, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement
Not only will you learn from a doctor in the field, but you won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor to get personalized mentoring.

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration Program Learning Outcomes

  • Develop business knowledge based on a synthesis of current theory
  • Defend theories, applications, and perspectives related to business to diverse audiences
  • Evaluate business practices that positively impact society
  • Evaluate the relationship between the global environment and business decisions
  • Formulate solutions to problems identified in extant business research