Business Administration/ Management, Ph.D. (Dual Degree Program with EMYLON)

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This is a dual degree PhD program between the University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business and EMLYON Business School.  EMLYON is a highly regarded business school in Europe and is accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA. The program structure leverages distinct research and scholarly capabilities of each institution.   

The program is designed as a dual degree whereby students pursue degrees at both institutions.  Each institution confers its own degree for work done to meet the graduation standards of the doctoral program of that institution.  The program will give selected students from both institutions the opportunity to acquire the Ph.D. in Business Administration from USC and the Ph.D. in Management from EMLYON.

Dual degree students must meet all eligibility requirements for admission to each doctoral program. Each institution will be the sole judge of whether a student has completed the requirement for the degree that it awards. The intended length of study for the dual degree program is four years (60 credit hours).  Dual degree students will spend their first two semesters at EMLYON taking foundational courses.  They will then spend three semesters at USC taking specialized courses in international business.  Dual degree students are required to complete at least 30 hours of credit while enrolled at South Carolina. Up to twelve hours of academic credit from EMLYON may be accepted and applied toward the South Carolina Ph.D. degree requirements. Faculty from both institutions will supervise the dissertation.