Doctorate in Business in Asia-Pacific

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Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation Asia-Pacific (distance learning, 180 ECTS, English)

The objectives of the Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation Asia-Pacific (3 years, 180 ECTS Credits, e-learning) are to train Doctoral students to be able to research on topics related to business in Asia: Intra-Asian trade, Asian economy, integration processes in Asia, Asian religions and its relationship with business, and Asian economic areas (Central Eurasia, Malay, Buddhist, Hindu, Sinic). Thus, a Doctoral student can apply creative solutions and make business decisions related to Asian markets.

Doctorate Business in Asia

A Professional Doctorate in Business in the Asia-Pacific region that fits your schedule and helps you to get a better job.

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The Professional Doctorate in Business in Asia-Pacific is part of the category of Professional Doctorates in International Business, which has the dual aim of contributing to the knowledge and practice.

The languages of the Professional Doctorate in Business in Asia-Pacific. All the subjects offered are available in English. Approximately 35% of the subjects are also available in Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Thus, 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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Intended for graduates and professionals who wish to continue their professional career in the field of international business with an emphasis on Asia.

Download the syllabus of the Professional Doctorate in Business in Asia-Pacific (PDF)

Structure of the Professional Doctorate in International Business specialisation Asia-Pacific

The Doctorate programme in International Business specialisation Asia-Pacific has three parts:

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  1. Coursework. Study of the Subjects of the Doctorate
  2. Research Work and Thesis Plan of the Doctorate in Business in Asia
  3. Thesis and Thesis Defense of the Doctorate

Coursework. Study of the Subjects (Training activity): 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 selected research area (related to the Asian economic area). The Supervisor of the Doctorate 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 and a maximum of 60 ECTS.

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

Subjects related to Asia offered by EENI.

EENI provides a range of subjects related to Asia. The Doctoral student can select the most suitable subjects depending on thesis. The Doctoral student selects the subjects once formalised the enrolment.

To facilitate the selection of subjects, these are organised into several blocs:

Doctorate Business in Asia

  1. Asian Economy. Economic Organisations
  2. Asian Economic Integration
  3. International Relations of Asia
  4. Asian Economic Areas
  5. India
  6. Religions of India
  7. China
  8. Taoism and Confucianism
  9. Southeast Asia - ASEAN
  10. Buddhism
  11. Islam
  12. Central Eurasia
  13. The Middle East
  14. Other Asian countries
  15. Oceania
  16. No to corruption in Asia

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

Markets analysed in the Professional Doctorate in International Business specialisation Asia-Pacific:
Doctorate Asian Markets

EENI Asian Students
Students Asiáticos

Research areas of the Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation Asia-Pacific:

  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 credits

Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS)

Module - Economy, Institutions, Integration, and International Relations of Asia.

Download the module syllabus: “Asian Institutions” (PDF).

Asia Organisations

  1. Asian Economy [1]
  2. Economic Integration in Asia-Pacific [1]

Asian Economic Organisations

  1. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) [1]
  2. Asian Development Bank (ADB) [1]
  3. Colombo Plan [0.1]
  4. Boao Forum for Asia [0.1]
  5. Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
  6. Islamic Development Bank [1]

International economic relations, organisations and inter-continental agreements related to Asia.

  1. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) [2]
  2. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) [0.5]
  3. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) [2]
    1. Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation
    2. Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)
    3. Statistical, economic, and social research
    4. Islamic Centre for the Development of Trade (ICDT)
    5. Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    6. Statistical, Economic and Social Research Centre for Islamic Countries
  4. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership [0.2]
  5. Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM) [0.1]
  6. Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) [0.1]
  7. Dialogue Asia-Middle East (AMED) [0.1]
  8. Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)
  9. Africa-BRICS [0.3]
  10. The Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PEEC)
  11. Generalised System of Preferences (EU)
  12. European Investment Bank
  13. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Module - Asian Economic Areas

  1. Hindu Economic Area [2] (PDF)
  2. Sinic economic area [2] (PDF)
  3. Buddhist Economic Area [2] (PDF)
  4. Asian-Islamic economic areas (PDF).
    1. Arab Economic Area [1]
    2. Central Eurasian Economic Area [2]
    3. Malay Economic Area
    4. Economic Integration of the Islamic Civilisation
    5. Interactions of the Islamic Civilisation with the other civilisations
  5. Economic Area of Oceania [1]
  6. Agreements between Asian economic areas:
    1. Asian Clearing Union (ACU) [0.1]
    2. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) [0.1]
    3. Bay of Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC) [0.1]
    4. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) [0.1]
    5. South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) [0.1]
    6. Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
    7. Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Programme

Free Trade Agreements (FTA) in Asia

Asia Free Trade Agreements

Module - India (26 ECTS)

Doing Business in India

Doing Business in India

  1. Introduction to India [0.5]
  2. The States of India [0.5]
  3. Economy of India [1]
  4. FDI in India [1]
  5. The Indian Business People and companies: Hinduja, Birla, Infosys, Relliance, BIOCON, Dr Cyrus S. Poonawalla, Wadia, Godrej, TATA, Sahu Jain, Gautam Adani, Bhavarlal Hiralal Jain, Ajit Gulabchand, Wipro Azim Premji, and Yusuf Hamied
  6. New Delhi [1]
  7. Andhra Pradesh [1]
  8. Bangalore Karnataka [2]
  9. Haryana [1]
  10. Maharashtra [1]
  11. Gujarat [2]
  12. Tamil Nadu [1]
  13. Kerala [1]
  14. India's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
  15. Forum India-Africa [0.5]
  16. Download the module syllabus “India” (PDF)

Economic Area of the Hindu Civilisation [2].

  1. The Indian religions and the Economic Area of the Hindu Civilisation
  2. India as the Central State of the Hindu Civilisation
  3. Countries in the area of influence of the Hindu Civilisation:
    1. Mauritius: Indian gateway to Africa
    2. Nepal: strong economic relations with India
    3. Bhutan
  4. Economic Integration of the Hindu Civilisation
  5. Economic relations of the Hindu Civilisation with the other civilisations
  6. Diaspora of the Hindu Civilisation
  7. Download the syllabus “Economic Area of the Hindu Civilisation” (PDF)

Module - Indian religions and their influence on business on the Hindu Economic Area (4 ECTS).

Download the module syllabus: “Religions of India” (PDF)


Hinduism Ethics and Business


Jainism Business


Zoroastrianism Business


Sikhism Business

Module - China (22 ECTS)

Doing Business in China

Doing Business in China

Video Doing Business in China Video: Business in China

  1. China [0.5]
  2. Chinese economy [1]
  3. Negotiation in China [0.5]
  4. Chinese companies [0.5]: Zhang Ruimin, Haier, Ali Baba, Huawei, and Galanz
  5. Customs of China [0.5]
  6. China's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
  7. FDI in China [0.5]
  8. Marine transport and ports [0.5]
  9. Shanghai [2]
  10. Guangzhou [1]
  11. Beijing [1]
  12. Greater Pearl River Delta [1]
  13. Hong Kong [3]
  14. China's International Economic Relations
  15. Africa-China [0.5]
  16. Download the module syllabus “Doing Business in China” (PDF)

Economic Area of the Sinic Civilisation (2 ECTS)

Module - Taoism and Confucianism (3 ECTS).

Confucianism Ethics and Business

Taoism Ethics and Business

  1. Download the module syllabus “Taoism and Confucianism” (PDF)

Module - Southeast Asia (30 ECTS).

Doing Business in Southeast Asia (ASEAN)

Doing Business in the ASEAN Markets

  1. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) [3]
    1. ASEAN Economic Community
    2. FDI in the ASEAN Countries
    3. ASEAN Free-Trade Area
    4. Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT)
    5. Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS)
    6. East ASEAN Growth Area
    7. ASEAN's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
    8. Mekong River Commission
    9. Greater Mekong Subregion [0.5]
  2. Brunei Darussalam [1]
  3. Cambodia [1]
  4. Indonesia [3]
  5. Laos [1]
  6. Malaysia [2]
  7. Myanmar [1]
  8. Philippines [2]
  9. Singapore [3]
  10. Thailand [2]
  11. Vietnam [2]
  12. ASEAN Business People: Kith Meng, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Tan Sri Mokhtar, and Thaksin Shinawatra
  13. Download the module syllabus: “ASEAN Markets” (PDF)

Video Doing Business in the ASEAN Markets Video: Business in Southeast Asia

Module - Buddhism (3 ECTS).

Buddhism and Business

Buddhism Ethics and Business

  1. Download the module syllabus: “Buddhism” (PDF)

Buddhist Economic Area

  1. Influence of Buddhism on the Economic Area of the Buddhist Civilisation
  2. The Economic Profile of countries with Buddhist majorities
  3. The Buddhist business people
  4. Economic Integration of the Buddhist Civilisation
  5. The Buddhist Civilisation and ASEAN
  6. Interactions of the Buddhist Civilisation with the other civilisations
  7. Download the module syllabus - Buddhist Economic Area (PDF)

Module - Islam (5 ECTS).

Islam and Business


  1. Introduction to Islam (Pillars, Sunnites, Shiites, Human Rights, Sharia, Fiqh)
  2. The Ummah (Muslim Community)
  3. Islam and business (Banking and Islamic Finance, Muslim Business People and businesswomen, Islamic economic areas)
  4. Download the module syllabus: “Islam” (PDF)

Module - Central Eurasia (22 ECTS).

Doing Business in Central Eurasia

Course Central Eurasia

  1. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) [0.4]
  2. Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) [0.1]
  3. Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) [0.5]
  4. Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) [0.2]
  5. Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States [0.1]
  6. Relations with the EU: Black Sea Synergy, European Neighbourhood Policy, GSP
  7. Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation [0.2]
  8. Regional Organisation for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM) [0.2]
  9. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) [0.2]
  10. Armenia [1]
  11. Azerbaijan [1]
  12. Georgia [1]
  13. Iran [2]
  14. Kazakhstan [1]
  15. Kyrgyz Republic [1]
  16. Pakistan [2]
  17. Tajikistan [1]
  18. Turkmenistan [1]
  19. Turkey [3]
    1. Customs Union with the European Union
    2. Africa-Turkey Partnership [0.1]
  20. Uzbekistan [1]
  21. Download the syllabus “Doing Business in Central Eurasia” (PDF)

Islamic economic area of Central Eurasia (2 ECTS)

Module - The Middle East (24 ECTS).

Doing Business in the Middle East

Doing Business in the Middle East

  1. Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) [1.2]
    1. Saudi Arabia [3]
    2. Bahrain [2]
    3. Kuwait [1]
    4. Oman [1]
    5. Qatar [1]
    6. The United Arab Emirates [2]
  2. Arab Countries not members of the CCG
    1. Jordan [1]
    2. Lebanon [2]
    3. Syria [0.5]
    4. Yemen [1]
  3. Arab Businessman [1]
  4. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA [1]
  5. Arab League [1]
  6. Afro-Arab Cooperation [0.5]
  7. Eastern Catholic Churches (Maronites, Chaldeans)
  8. Download the syllabus: “The Middle East” (PDF)

Arab Economic Area (1 ECTS)

Arab Development Funds (1 ECTS).

  1. Download the syllabus “Arab Development Funds” (PDF)

Module - Other Asian Countries

Business South Asia

  1. Bangladesh [2]
  2. Japan [2]
    1. Tokyo International Conference on African Development [0.2]
  3. The Maldives [0.5]
  4. Mongolia [1]
  5. North Korea [0.5]
  6. South Korea [2]
    1. Africa-Korea Partnership [0.1]
  7. Sri Lanka [2]
  8. Taiwan [2]
  9. Businessmen: Muhammad Yunus, Muhammad Abdul Mannan, Salman F Rahman, Lee Kun-hee, Kazuo Inamori, Chang Yung-fa
  10. Download the module syllabus: “Other Asian countries” (PDF)

Module - Oceania (11 ECTS)

Doing Business in Oceania

Doing Business in Oceania

  1. Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) [0.1]
  2. Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) [0.1]
  3. Australia [3]
  4. New Zealand [2]
  5. Papua New Guinea [1]
  6. The Pacific island countries [1]
  7. Download the syllabus “Oceania” (PDF)

Economic Area of Oceania [1]

Module - Business without corruption (4 ECTS)

Asian business without corruption

No to Corruption in Business

  1. Download the module syllabus “No to Corruption” (PDF)

Business without Corruption

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Duration of the training period: maximum of three calendar years since the formalisation of enrolment up to the deposit of thesis. If, after the period of three calendar years the Doctoral student has not deposited thesis, the Direction of the doctorate programme may authorise an extension of up to two years.

  1. Tuition fees (Professional Doctorate in Business in Asia-Pacific): 5,220 Euros (all included)
  2. Scholarships. A 40% reduction for students from Africa, the African Diaspora, and Asia. Fees for these students: 3,132 Euros (1,044 Euros/year)
  3. Please request for scholarships for other regions (Europe, the Middle East, Latin America)

Education for all

Admission Criteria. To be admitted to the Professional Doctorate in International Business specialisation Asia-Pacific, 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 Asia of EENI can enrol directly on the Professional Doctorate in International Business specialisation Asia-Pacific validating all the subjects already studied on the master.

Doctoral Diploma. Students who pass the assessments and thesis will receive the “Diploma of Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation Asia-Pacific” issued by EENI (School of International Business).

The Diploma of Professional Doctorate is awarded after assessing:

  1. The level of participation of the Doctoral student in the subjects of the Doctoral programme
  2. The research work
  3. The Thesis Defense

Once defended and overcame thesis, Doctoral students will receive the diploma of “Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation Asia-Pacific” issued by EENI (School of International Business).

Our continuous enrollment 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: Asia.

The Doctorate in International Business specialisation Asia includes courses of introduction to the major Asian languages: English, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Thai, Tagalog, Vietnamese.

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