Doctorate in Business in America

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Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialization America (e-learning)

The objectives of the Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialization America (3 years, 180 ECTS/90 AC Credits, distance learning) are to train doctoral students to be able to research on topics related to business in America (Intra-American Trade, Latin American economy, regional integration processes in Latin America, transport and logistics, characteristics of the American countries, or interconnections between the American markets). Thus, a doctoral student can apply creative solutions and make business decisions related to the American markets.

The Doctorate in Business in America is part of the category of Professional Doctorates in International Business (DIB), which have the dual aim of contributing to the knowledge and practice.

Structure of the Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialization America

The Doctorate program in International Business specialization America has three parts:

Structure Doctorate Business

1- Coursework. Study of the Subjects (Training activity) of the Doctorate in Business in America: minimum 20 ECTS, maximum 60 ECTS

Doctoral students receive training in relevant research methods and their subject areas core topics.

Students are required to take a range of courses.

The doctoral student must perform a training activity (training complement) consisting of some subjects defined according to their previous studies and the research area selected. The Supervisor of the Doctorate in Business in America determines the complementary training according to the field of investigation. Doctoral students can choose the subjects from those offered by EENI with a minimum of 20 ECTS (10 AC credits) and a maximum of 60 ECTS.

Applicants who have completed the Master in Business in America of EENI shall be exempt from any complement training, beginning the research phase directly.

Subjects offered by EENI.

EENI provides a range of subjects related to America. The doctoral student can select the most suitable subjects depending on the thesis to be realized. The doctoral student selects the subjects once formalized the enrollment.

To facilitate the selection of subjects, these are organized into several blocks:

Doctorate Business in America

  1. American Economic Area of Western Christian Civilization. The influence of Christianity.
  2. Christianity and Businesses in America.
  3. Economic Institutions
  4. Economy and Integration of Latin America
  5. Business in Latin America
  6. The United States and Canada
  7. Mexico
  8. Central America
  9. The Andean countries
  10. South America
  11. Brazil
  12. The Caribbean
  13. Logistics and Transportation
  14. International Relations of the American countries
  15. Business in America without corruption

Please, see below for more detailed information about available courses.

2- Research Work and Thesis Plan (40 ECTS).

With the support of the thesis supervisor (Director), the doctoral student must perform the appropriate research that will lead to the realization 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.

The doctoral student must study the module "Research methodology" which will introduce to the method of preparation of a thesis.

Examples of research topics related to America: American economic areas of Western Christian Civilization, Christianity and businesses in America, Latin American strategic sectors, production in Latin America, strengths and weaknesses of Latin American countries, American regional integration, regional integration blocks (MERCOSUR, North America Free Trade Agreement...), intra-American trade, Latin American economic institutions, interconnections among Latin American markets, customs in America, information technology and trade, logistics and transport in America, Latin American infrastructure, foreign direct investment (FDI) in America, American value chainse, role of the American private sector, international relations of Latin American countries, US and the global market, the United States in the new economy, American emerging markets, economic governance in America, corruption in America, America's relations with Asia (Africa, China, India, BRICS, Arab Countries), Latin America and globalization, African Diaspora in America, Latin American central states...

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

3- Thesis and Defense of the Thesis (120 ECTS) of the Doctorate in Business in America.

Under the supervision of the Director of the thesis, the doctoral student develops and presents the research results obtained. The doctoral student can select their subject areas within the research parameters proposed by EENI, 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.

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

Video conference performs the defense of the thesis.

Director of the Doctorate in Business in America: Henry Acuña Barrantes (Colombia)


  1. Economist - Specialist in Management (New Granada Military University UMNG, Colombia), Specialized Professional of the UMNG.
  2. Master in International Business (Foreign Trade, International Marketing and Internationalization) EENI
  3. Doctorate in International Business (DIB) EENI
  4. Professor of EENI

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


Doctor (Ph.D.) 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.

In the admission process, the Supervisor of the Doctorate in Business in America will assign a tutor to the Doctoral student, who will be the responsible for coordinating the activity of the student in the doctoral program.

Furthermore, a thesis supervisor (Director) is assigned. The Director of the thesis will guide the student in planning the thesis, and he is the ultimately responsible for the consistency and novelty of the thesis. The Director of the thesis 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 Director can match. Co-direction of the thesis is also allowed.

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Languages of the Doctorate in Business in America.
All subjects offered are available in English and Spanish. Approximately 40% of the subjects are also available in French and Portuguese. The doctoral student can perform this doctorate entirely in English (or French, Spanish or Portuguese); students should have a sufficient level to study the subjects in these languages.

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Duration of the training period: maximum of three calendar years since the formalization of enrollment up to the deposit of the thesis. If, after the period of three calendar years the doctoral student has not deposited the thesis, the Direction of the doctorate program may authorize an extension of up to two years.

  1. Tuition and Fees of the Doctorate Business in America: 5,220 Euros (all included)
  2. Scholarships. A 40% reduction for students from Latin America, Africa (and the African Diaspora) and Asia. Fees for these students: 3,123 Euros (1,044 Euros/year)
  3. Please request for scholarships for other regions (Europe, the Middle East, North America)
  4. Download the syllabus of the Doctorate Business in America (PDF)

Education for all

Admission Criteria. To be admitted to the Doctorate in International Business specialization America, students must have earned a master's degree or have a minimum of three years of work experience in relevant positions in the field of international business.

Graduate students in the Master in Business in America of EENI can enroll directly on the Doctorate in International Business specialization America validating all the subjects already studied on the master.

Doctoral Diploma. Students who pass the assessments and the thesis will receive the Diploma of Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialization America issued by EENI.

The diploma of doctorate is awarded after assessing:

  1. The level of participation of the doctoral student in the subjects of the doctoral program
  2. The research work
  3. The defense of the thesis

Once defended and overcome the thesis, doctoral students will receive the diploma of "Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialization America" issued by EENI.

Intended to:
Graduates and professionals who wish to continue their professional career in the field of international business with an emphasis on America.

Our continuous enrollment system allows students enroll at any time and study from anywhere in the world without any displacement.

Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning.

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Knowledge area: America.

Markets analyzed in the Doctorate in International Business specialization America:
DIB America

Research areas of the Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialization America:

  1. The doctoral student should select the most appropriate subjects for his thesis.
  2. The doctoral student can use any possible combination of subjects
  3. Minimum ECTS to be selected is 20, and the maximum is 60.
  4. NOTE: Brackets show ECTS credits

American Economic Area of the Western Christian Civilization.

  1. The Americas
  2. Christianity in America [5]
  3. American economic area of the Western Christian Civilization
    1. North American Economic Area [1]
    2. Latin American Economic Area [4]
    3. Caribbean area [0.1]
  4. Transatlantic Slave Trade and America
  5. African Diaspora in America

Economy and Integration of Latin America (12 ECTS).

The main objective of the module "Economy and Integration in Latin America" is to provide an overview of the Latin America economy, institutions (the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Latin American Integration Association) and economic integration.

integration Latin America
  1. Latin America: economy and foreign trade [2]
  2. Organization of American States (OAS) [0.5]
  3. Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) [2]
  4. Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) [2]
  5. Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) [1]
  6. Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) [0.5]
  7. Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) [0.3]
  8. Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) [0.3]
  9. Pacific Alliance [0.1]
  10. Mesoamerica Project [0.1]
  11. Download the module syllabus "Economics and Latin American Integration" (PDF).

Free Trade Agreements (FTA) in America

International Relations:

  1. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) [2]
  2. Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)
  3. Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PEEC)
  4. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA) [0.1]
  5. Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) [0.1]
  6. Africa-South America Summit (ASA) [0.5]

The United States and Canada

US Business

Canada Business

  1. The United States [15]: economy, California, Florida, New York, US Businessperson, Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
  2. Canada [2]
  3. North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) [0.7]
  4. Download the module syllabus "North America"

Mexico (15 ECTS)

Business in Mexico

  1. Mexican Economy
  2. Competitive advantage of Mexico
  3. FDI in Mexico
  4. Mexico's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
  5. Jalisco-Guadalajara
  6. Nuevo Leon Monterrey
  7. Chihuahua
  8. Carlos Slim

Central America (16 ECTS)

Business Central America

  1. Central American Integration System (SICA) [0.8]
  2. Central American Common Market - Integrated with SICA -
  3. Central American economy [1]
  4. Costa Rica [1]
  5. El Salvador [1]
  6. Guatemala [2]
  7. Honduras [1]
  8. Nicaragua [1]
  9. Panama [1]
  10. Dominican Republic [1]
  11. Belize [0.5]
  12. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) related to Central America
  13. Download the module syllabus: "Central America" (PDF)

Andean Countries (20 ECTS)

Business Andean countries

  1. Andean Community [3]
  2. Andean Community Free Trade Agreements
  3. Bolivia [1]
  4. Colombia [2]
  5. Ecuador [1]
  6. Peru [3]
  7. Download the module syllabus "Andean Community" (PDF)

South America

Business South America

  1. Chile [2]
  2. MERCOSUR [2]
    1. MERCOSUR' Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
  3. Argentina [2]
  4. Paraguay [1]
  5. Uruguay [1]
  6. Venezuela [1]
  7. Bolivia as a state associated with the MERCOSUR [1]
  8. Free Trade Agreements related to South America
  9. Download the module syllabus: "South America" (PDF)

Brazil (17 ECTS)

Brazil business

  1. Brazilian Economy
  2. Brazilian businesspeople
  3. Foreign trade of Brazil
  4. Brazilian customs
  5. Doing Business in Espiritu Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Parana, Bahia, Central West region, North of Brazil
  6. Brazil's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
  7. Africa-BRICS (Brazil)
  8. Download the module syllabus: "Brazil" (PDF)

The Caribbean.

  1. CARICOM [1]
  2. Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
  3. Caribbean Basin Initiative
  4. Association of Caribbean States (ACS) [1]
  5. The Bahamas [0.5]
  6. Haiti [0.5]
  7. Jamaica [0.5]
  8. The Caribbean Economic Area

American business without corruption (4 ECTS)

Not to corruption in Business

No to Corruption

  1. Download the module syllabus "Not to Corruption" (PDF)

Courses of Introduction to the major language of America: Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

The main markets analyzed in the Doctorate in International Business specialization America: Canada, the USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Caribbean, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Brazil.

The main institutions and organizations analyzed in the DIB America: the Economic Commission for Latin America, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI), the Organization of American States (OEA), the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Latin American and Caribbean Economic System, the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, the Mesoamerica Project, the Summit of South American-Arab Countries, the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation, the MERCOSUR, the Andean Community, the North America Free Trade Agreement (FTA), the Central American Integration System, the Caribbean Community, and the Association of Caribbean States.

American Businessperson analyzed: Carlos Slim, Philip Anschutz, Truett Cathy, Ray Hunt, Howard Ahmanson, Steve Strang, Thomas Monaghan, Antonio Moraes, Roberto Marinho, Luis Sarmiento, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Safra, and the Giving Pledge

EENI - American Students:
EENI Students America

Samples of the Doctorate in International Business specialization America:

Latin America Economy

Warren Buffett Agnosticism

Central American Common Market

Luis Sarmiento Colombia


Brazil Economy

Inter-American Bank

Antonio de Moraes Brazil

FTA US Central America

Thomas Monaghan

Brazil Business

Hubs in Latin America

Latin American Caribbean

FTA Colombia Peru European Union

Latin America Foreign Trade

Carlos Slim

Christianity America

Peru Economy

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