PhD in International Business & Marketing


The Ph.D. in Business Administration program at Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business offers an intensive educational experience that is designed to prepare graduates for academic careers, typically as business school faculty.

Achieve Success

Cook School Ph.D. students are provided the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses as part of their graduate assistantship and are expected to complete the requirements for a Certificate in University Teaching through the University’s Center for Teaching Excellence.

In addition, students are encouraged to participate in academic and professional conferences and to work with faculty to further develop their individual research and teaching skills. The curricular objective is the intellectual development of students through the advancement of research skills as well as the acquisition and application of knowledge.

The combination of coursework, teaching, seminar experience, and dissertation experience is designed to provide students with a sound foundation for productive careers as business school academicians.


Curriculum Overview

The Cook School, with its continuing mission to provide excellence in business education has developed a program to help students develop strong ethical and technical skills. Combined with the expertise and dedication of our faculty, the program is one that prepares students for a rewarding experience giving them the tools necessary to create real and lasting change.

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