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Darla Moore School of Business

Ph.D. in Business Administration

The Moore School offers eight concentrations in the Ph.D. in Business Administration.

Ph.D. in Accounting

The School of Accounting in the Moore School has established a national reputation for academic research. Doctoral students are able to investigate financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation, auditing and information systems topics using this new and promising research approach.  

Ph.D. in Finance

The finance department at theMoore School is composed of outstanding teachers and researchers whose interests include such areas as bank management, corporate restructuring, investment management, risk management, employee benefits and real estate finance. The finance emphasis provides an advanced, integrated education in business administration with intensive training in research methods and theory applicable to finance problems.

Ph.D. in International Business

The objective of the doctoral program with emphasis in international business is to prepare students for academic careers. Students often select cognate course work in areas such as sociology, psychology, anthropology, international studies and management. Students are encouraged to use the cognate to develop a program of study that establishes a strong multidisciplinary foundation supporting their functional specialization and individual research interests.

Ph.D. in International Finance

The international finance program is housed within the Sonoco Department of International Business. We are interested in equipping students who have strong interest in international finance to become leading scholars in this field. We encourage students to pursue research topics applying core finance concepts to the international arena. We also encourage interdisciplinary research with a focus on global finance.

Ph.D. in Consumer Behavior (Marketing)

The marketing doctoral concentration program’s primary objective is to provide doctoral students with the best training possible to maximize career opportunities in university teaching and research. This concentration offers intensive training in research methodology and theory applicable to scholarly marketing and buyer behavior issues. The marketing concentration places heavy emphasis on research methodology and critical thinking skills. The primary goal of this program is to prepare students for active academic research careers.

Ph.D. in Marketing Analysis (Marketing)

The marketing doctoral concentration program’s primary objective is to provide doctoral students with the best training possible to maximize career opportunities in university teaching and research. This concentration offers intensive training in research methodology and theory applicable to scholarly marketing and buyer behavior issues. The marketing concentration places heavy emphasis on research methodology and critical thinking skills. The primary goal of this program is to prepare students for active academic research careers.

Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources

The organizational behavior and human resources doctoral concentration is designed to produce scholars who wish to conduct high-level theoretical and empirical research and teach at major research institutions. The program stresses close contact between a small group of doctoral students and a distinguished faculty. It consists of small seminar classes, individual faculty attention and research mentoring relationships wherein doctoral students work closely with faculty members engaged in leading-edge research.

Ph.D. in Production/Operations Management

The production/operations management doctoral concentration prepares students for careers in university teaching and research. Production/operations management includes the design, planning, organization and control of activities involved in the transformation of resources into goods and services. At a more strategic level, the focus is on matching supply with demand. Our program specializes in research that builds on academic theory and is relevant to practice.

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