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PhD in International Business

Bring a Global Perspective to Your Business or Academic Career with an International Business PhD

Whether your focus is on pursuing an executive level career in applied business or a teaching career in higher education, earning a PhD in International Business from Southern New Hampshire University is a great way to take the next step toward your goal. Grow your expertise as you develop extensive theoretical knowledge and expand your independent thinking capabilities in this research-oriented program. You’ll participate in international business seminars complemented by methodology courses that will help give you a hands-on, interactive education that goes beyond the classroom.

SNHU’s PhD in International Business is a cohort program, giving you the opportunity to progress and build community with a group of your peers. The program may be completed in one of two formats:

  • On campus. A campus-based, full-time student residency option where students can earn their PhD in as few as four years while working alongside our School of Business faculty on our vibrant Manchester, NH campus.
    • Please note: This on campus program has only a fall intake term.
  • Executive Low residency. A low-residency hybrid of online and campus-based experiences, designed for working business professionals who wish to earn their PhD in as few as four years.

As part of the PhD in International Business, you will have the opportunity to focus your doctoral work on a specialized area of personal and professional interest. SNHU professors take an interest in the success of all those enrolled in the program. An emphasis is on one-on-one interactions to facilitate the development of scholars and scholarship.

See Yourself Succeed with a PhD in International Business

SNHU's PhD in International Business strives to meet the needs of all students while accommodating those with demanding schedules and careers. The program is tailored to those who wish to develop their scholarly knowledge in pursuit of future professional and academic goals. Graduates of this program are in a position to influence the ideas and actions of others through positional or non-positional leadership opportunities. Academics, executives, community leaders, leaders within nonprofit and government organizations, and local entrepreneurs are welcome to apply for program admission.

Cohort Model

The cohort learning environment offers a collaborative experience for individuals with diverse career experiences and backgrounds. Cohort members become a source of support and encouragement to one another. Each individual’s dissertation will be based on their interests.

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in international business at SNHU include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU community of learners who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success.
  • Affordability. SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in the Northeast.
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty members who are experts in their fields.


A significant part of the educational experience includes advanced research courses, doctoral colloquiums, and the completion of a dissertation. Through these experiences, learners, professors, and thought leaders gather to discuss their topics related to the field, focus on research, and provide a supportive learning environment.

Graduate Tuition

Earning your degree is a smart choice to advance your career, and investing in an affordable program increases your ROI. We keep our costs low to remove barriers between you and your goals. See our tuition page for details.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

This program and its concentrations are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Student achievement data can be found on College Navigator.

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