International PhD (IPHD) in International Management

Sun Yat-Sen Business School

Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China





Established in 1985, Sun Yat-Sen Business School (SYSBS) was the first
business school in mainland China instituted by an overseas foundation. As
one of the oldest and leading business schools in mainland China, SYSBS has
been accredited by AMBA in 2010, EQUIS by EFMD in 2011 (it has also passed
AACSB on-site peer review in June 2013). In 2012, its EMBA was ranked #11
and Master¡¯s in Management #58 worldwide by FT. In 2013, its business
administration programs at undergraduate, master¡¯s and doctoral levels was
tied with Tsinghua U. for the second best nationwide awarded by the central


SYSBS is located in Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong Province,
China, also adjacent to Hong Kong and Macau. Guangzhou is the third largest
city in China. Visitors have been drawn to the metropolitan glamour and
excitement of Guangzhou for the diversity and richness of economic, cultural
and social life found here.  


IPHD Program


The International PhD (IPHD) Program at SYSBS is a small yet much focused
top Ph.D program designed to foster doctoral students to become top-notch
scholars in both China and the world. At present, the program concentrates
on one major ¨C international management (IM) ¨C coached by a team of
domestically and internationally renowned faculty in the field. It is a
full-time, up to five-year, fully funded program offering the students
tuition waiver and stipend. The program also institutionally arranges and
financially supports each student one-year overseas training and research
mentored by internationally reputed scholars. The program aims to place its
doctoral students, after completing the program, in top Chinese business
schools and internationally recognized business schools abroad.


Program Distinctions


¡ì   The program focuses on establishing a solid theoretical and
methodological foundation on which the doctoral students can build for their
future research and academic career. Most courses (theories, methods,
advanced topics), specifically designed for this program, will be offered by
internationally reputed scholars (mostly from the U.S.). Courses are taught
in English.

¡ì   Each student will be mentored throughout the program by a faculty team
consisting of internationally established scholars from the U.S. and from
SYSBS. The students are expected to sharpen their skills in research and
publications not merely through coursework but by collaborative research
with their international mentors or advisors. 

¡ì   The program will financially support each student for up to five years
by covering his or her all tuition and stipend in commensuration with living
expenses in Guangzhou, providing they maintain satisfactory progress in the

¡ì   After completing core courses, each student will be sent overseas,
studying under and researching with his or her international advisors for up
to one year. This overseas study/visit will be financially sponsored by the
program (currently at a rate of RMB 11,050 per month)

¡ì   IPHD students for this program are recruited globally (foreign and
Chinese students) using international standards (e.g., GMAT). Likewise, once
completing the program, their job placements are global too.

¡ì   The program also offers each student an opportunity to enhance teaching
skills, conduct field studies, and financially support their international
travel to attend and present at major international conferences.      


Application Credentials


To be eligible for admission to this competitive program, an applicant is
required to have (at least) a bachelor's degree from an internationally or
regionally reputed university, top at his or her classes, and excel in
English. All doctoral students are admitted for a full-time degree program,
beginning in the fall. 


All applicants are required to complete their GMAT or GRE test by the
application deadline, which is December 30, each year. The test must be
taken within the past five years. International students must also submit an
official report of TOEFL. An exception is made for foreign students who
obtained a bachelor's degree in the U.S. or another English-speaking


Contact Us


For detailed information about the program, please contact Ms. Justine Xu at
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> iphd@ Telephone£º
86-20-84112624. Please also see SYSBS¡¯s weblink for this program at:


Application Deadline for 2014: December 30, 2013




Best regards,


Justine Xu ÐíÙ»Ó¨

Office of Curriculum and Degree Affairs

Sun Yat-sen Business School

T:+8620-8411 2624 

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