Research topics related to Africa

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Research Work and Thesis Plan of the Professional Doctorate in Business in Africa

Professional Doctorate in International Business specialisation in Africa (Distance learning)

In the admission process, the Supervisor of the Professional Doctorate will assign a tutor to the Doctoral student, who will be the responsible for coordinating student activities in the Doctoral programme.

Furthermore, a thesis supervisor (Director) is assigned. The Thesis Supervisor will guide the student in planning thesis; he is the ultimately responsible for the consistency and novelty of thesis. The Thesis Supervisor could be selected by the student from the EENI’s team of doctors or freely by the student if he/she has a Doctoral degree. The Tutor and the Supervisor (Director) can match. Co-direction of thesis is also allowed.

Research Work and Thesis Plan (40 ECTS) of the Professional Doctorate in Business in Africa

With the support of the thesis supervisor (Director), the Doctoral student must perform the appropriate research that will lead to the realisation of his thesis plan. The Doctoral student must prepare and submit a thesis plan, which, as a minimum, should include the provisional title of the thesis, the objectives pursued, the methodology to be used, and the means and schedule.

Director of the Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation in Africa: PhD Dr Geneviève Barro KABRE

PhD Genevieve Barro Burkina

  1. Academic Rank: Professor (Senior Lecturer)
  2. Degree in Computer Science and Biomathematics, University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
  3. Winner of the Scientific Award 2010 of the African Union: “Woman Scientist - Science and Technology.”
  4. Ex-Director of the Master in International Business (University Ouaga 2 and EENI)

The Doctoral student must study the module “Research methodology”, which will introduce to the method of preparation of a thesis.

EENI highly appreciated that the results of thesis could benefit the development of the African continent.

Thesis and Thesis Defense (120 ECTS) of the Professional Doctorate in Business in Africa

Under the supervision of the Thesis Supervisor, the Doctoral student develops and presents the research results. The Doctoral student can select their subject areas within the research parameters proposed by EENI (School of International Business), creating a thesis that it must be completely original and own, which will be published on the EENI’s platform set up for this purpose.

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The Directorate may authorise the deposit of thesis like a compendium of publications if the requirements established by the Directorate are fulfilled.

Thesis defense by video conference.

Thesis Defense (Video conference)

Director of the Professional Doctorates in International Business (EENI): Dr Margarita Carrillo López.


Doctor (PhD) in Economy and Territory by the University of Barcelona (Spain). Professor at the University of Barcelona, Catalonia Open University, International University of Catalonia, Superior Institute of Marketing and EENI (School of International Business).

Examples of research topics related to Africa (Professional Doctorate in Business in Africa)

  1. Economic spaces of the African Civilisation
  2. Role of African Women in business
  3. African strategic sectors (mining, agriculture, services)
  4. African manufacturing sector
  5. Strengths and weaknesses of the African Countries
  6. Regional integration in Africa
  7. African Common Market
  8. Intra-African Trade
  9. African Continental Free-Trade Area (CFTA)
  10. African institutions
  11. Regional economic communities
  12. Interconnections among African Markets
  13. African customs
  14. Information technology and commerce
  15. Mobile revolution in Africa
  16. Logistics and transport in Africa
  17. Infrastructure in Africa
  18. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa
  19. African value chains
  20. Development of the African private sector
  21. African international relations
  22. Africa and the global market
  23. African frontier markets
  24. Emergence African business people
  25. Economic governance in Africa
  26. Corruption in Africa
  27. Illicit financial flows
  28. Islam and Christianity in Africa
  29. African demographic dividend
  30. Growth of African cities
  31. Africa's emerging middle-class
  32. Reduction of conflicts and their impact on business
  33. Africa's relations with Asia (China, India, the BRICS Countries, the Arab countries)
  34. African Civilisation
  35. Effects of colonisation
  36. African Diaspora
  37. Impact of the slave trade
  38. Independence of African nations...

Susana Fernández, African students

African Free-Trade Area

Samples of the Professional Doctorate in Business in Africa

English Doctorat Afrique Spanish Doctorado Africa Portuguese Doutoramento Africa.

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