Professional Doctorate in International Business specialisation America (e-learning)
The objectives of the Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB)
specialisation America (3 years, 180 /90
, 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 Professional Doctorate in Business in America is part of the category of
Professional Doctorates in International Business, which have the dual aim of contributing to the knowledge and practice.
A Professional Doctorate in Business in America that fits your schedule and helps you to get a better
Languages of the Professional 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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Brochure of the Professional Doctorate in Business in America
- Syllabus of each
module and subject of the Master
Graduates and professionals who wish to continue their professional career in the field of international business with an emphasis on America.
Structure of the Professional Doctorate in International Business specialisation America
The Professional Doctorate Programme in International Business specialisation America has three parts:
- Coursework. Study of the Subjects
- Research Work and Thesis Plan
of the Doctorate in Business in America
- Thesis and Defence of the Thesis of the Doctorate
Coursework. Study of the Subjects (Training
activity) of the Professional 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 Professional 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 realised. The Doctoral student selects the subjects once formalised the enrolment.
To facilitate the selection of subjects, these are organised into several
- American Economic Area of Western Christian Civilisation. The influence of Christianity.
- Christianity and Businesses in America.
- Economic Institutions
- Economy and Integration of Latin America
- Business in Latin America
- The United States and Canada
- Central America
- The Andean countries
- South America
- The Caribbean
- Logistics and transport
- International Relations of the American countries
- Business in America without corruption
Please, see below for more detailed information about available courses.
Director of the Doctorate in Business in America:
Dr Henry Acuña
Duration of the training period: maximum of three calendar years since the formalisation of enrolment 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 programme may authorise an extension of up
to two years.
- Tuition fees of the Doctorate Business in America: 5,220 Euros (all included)
- Scholarships. A 40% reduction for students from Latin America, Africa (and the African Diaspora) and Asia. Fees for these students:
3,132 Euros (1,044 Euros/year)
- Please request for scholarships for other regions (Europe, the Middle East, North America)
Samples of the Doctorate in International Business specialisation America
Admission Criteria. To be admitted to the Professional Doctorate in International Business specialisation 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 Professional Master in Business in America of EENI can
enrol directly on the Doctorate in International Business specialisation
validating all the subjects already studied on the master.
Doctoral Diploma. Students who pass the assessments and the thesis will receive the Diploma of Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB)
specialisation America issued by EENI (School of International Business).
The diploma of doctorate is awarded after assessing:
- The level of participation of the Doctoral student in the subjects of the Doctoral programme
- The research work
- The defence of the thesis
Once defended and overcome the thesis, Doctoral students will receive the diploma of “Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation America” issued by EENI (School of International Business).
Our continuous enrolment system allows students enrol 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.
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Research areas of the Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation
- The Doctoral student should select the most appropriate subjects for his thesis.
- The Doctoral student can use any possible combination of subjects
- Minimum ECTS to be selected is 20, and the maximum is 60.
- NOTE: Brackets show
American Economic Area of the Western
- The Americas
- Christianity in America 
economic area of the Western Christian Civilisation
- North American Economic Area 
- Latin American
Economic Area 
- Caribbean area [0.1]
- Transatlantic Slave Trade and America
- 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.
- Latin America: economy and foreign trade 
- Organisation of American States (OAS) [0.5]
- Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) 
Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) 
American Integration Association (ALADI) 
- Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) [0.5]
- Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) [0.3]
- Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) [0.3]
- Pacific Alliance [0.1]
- Mesoamerica Project [0.1]
Download the module syllabus “Economics and Latin American Integration” (PDF).
Free Trade Agreements (FTA) in America
- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 
Partnership Agreement (TPP)
- Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PEEC)
- Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA) [0.1]
- Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) [0.1]
- Africa-South America Summit (ASA) [0.5]
The United States and Canada
- The United States :
economy, California, Florida, New York, US Businessperson, Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
- Canada 
- North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) [0.7]
Download the module syllabus “North America” (PDF)
Mexico (15 ECTS)
- Mexican Economy
- Competitive advantage of Mexico
- FDI in Mexico
- Mexico's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
- Nuevo Leon Monterrey
- Carlos Slim
America (16 ECTS)
- Central American Integration System (SICA) [0.8]
- Central American Common Market - Integrated with SICA -
- Central American economy 
- Costa Rica 
- El Salvador 
- Guatemala 
- Honduras 
- Nicaragua 
- Panama 
- Dominican Republic 
- Belize [0.5]
- Free Trade Agreements (FTA) related to Central America
Download the module syllabus: “Central America” (PDF)
Andean Countries (20 ECTS)
- Andean Community 
- Andean Community Free Trade Agreements
- Bolivia 
- Colombia 
- Ecuador 
- Peru 
Download the module syllabus “Andean Community” (PDF)
- Chile 
- MERCOSUR 
- MERCOSUR's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
- Argentina 
- Paraguay 
- Uruguay 
- Venezuela 
- Bolivia as a state associated with the MERCOSUR 
- Free Trade Agreements related to South America
Download the module syllabus: “South America” (PDF)
Brazil (17 ECTS)
- Brazilian Economy
- Brazilian businesspeople
- Foreign trade of Brazil
- Brazilian customs
- Doing Business in Espiritu Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Parana, Bahia, Central West region, North of Brazil
- Brazil's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
- Africa-BRICS (Brazil)
Download the module syllabus: “Brazil” (PDF)
The Caribbean (4 ECTS).
- CARICOM 
- Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
- Caribbean Basin Initiative
- Association of Caribbean States (ACS) 
- The Bahamas [0.5]
- Haiti [0.5]
- Jamaica [0.5]
- The Caribbean Economic Area
American business without corruption (4 ECTS)
Download the module syllabus “Not to Corruption” (PDF)
The Doctorate in International Business specialisation America includes courses of
introduction to the major language of America: Spanish, English, and Portuguese.