Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialization America (e-learning)
The objectives of the Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialization 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 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:
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:
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)
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.
Markets analyzed in the Doctorate in International Business specialization America:
Research areas of the Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialization America:
American Economic Area of the Western Christian Civilization.
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.
The United States and Canada
Mexico (15 ECTS)
Central America (16 ECTS)
Andean Countries (20 ECTS)
Brazil (17 ECTS)
American business without corruption (4 ECTS)
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:
Samples of the Doctorate in International Business specialization America: