Doctorate in Business in Asia-Pacific
EENI - Business School.
Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation Asia-Pacific (distance learning)
The objectives of the Doctorate in International Business (DIB)
specialisation Asia-Pacific (3 years, 180 /90
, 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.
The Doctorate in Business in Asia-Pacific 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)
The Doctorate programme in International Business specialisation Asia-Pacific has three parts:
1- 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 research area selected (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 (10 AC credits) 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 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 blocks:
- Asian Economy. Economic Organisations
- Asian Economic Integration
- International Relations of Asia
- Asian Economic Areas
- Religions of India
- Taoism and Confucianism
- South-east Asia - ASEAN
- Central Eurasia
- The Middle East
- Other Asian countries
- No to corruption in Asia
Please, see below for more detailed information about available courses.
2- Research Work and Thesis Plan (40 ECTS) of the Doctorate in Business in Asia-Pacific.
With the support of the thesis supervisor (Director), the doctoral
student must perform the appropriate research related to Asia 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.
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 Asia: Asian economic areas, economic
development in Asia, strengths and weaknesses of the emerging Asian economies, Central States in Asia, Asian regional integration, project financing of the Asian Development Bank, regional trade agreements in Asia, economic cooperation
in the Lancangjiang Mekong river basin and/or the Tumenjiang river basin, intra-Asian trade, Asian economic institutions, interconnections among Asian
markets, foreign trade facilitation in the Asia-Pacific region, export costs in Asia, information technology and trade in Asia, logistics in Asia, infrastructure in Asia, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Asia, Asian value
chains, development of the Asian private sector, International Relations of Asia, Asia, and the global market, Asian frontier markets, economic governance in Asia, corruption in Asia, Asian religions and their influence on business, reducing
poverty in Asia, strengths of the Free Trade Area of the ASEAN, business opportunities in the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT), free trade zone of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Customs Union of the Eurasian Economic Community, free movement of goods within the Union Eurasian
economic (UEE), free trade areas in Asia, Customs Union of the Gulf Cooperation
Council, analysis of the trade preferential System of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Asian bond markets…
EENI highly appreciated that the results of the thesis could benefit the development of the Asian continent.
3- Thesis and Defence of the Thesis (120 ECTS) of the Doctorate in Business in Asia-Pacific.
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 related to Asia 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 authorise the deposit of the thesis like a compendium of publications if the requirements established by the Directorate are
Video conference performs the defence of the thesis.
In the admission process, the Supervisor of the Doctorate will assign a
tutor to the Doctoral student, who will be the responsible for coordinating
the activity of the student in the doctoral programme.
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
Director of the 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.
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Languages of the Doctorate in Business in Asia-Pacific. All 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.
( DIB Asia
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 in Business in Asia-Pacific: 5,220 Euros (all included)
- Scholarships. A 40% reduction for students from Africa, the African
Diaspora, and Asia. Fees for these students: 3,123 Euros (1,044 Euros/year)
- Please request for scholarships for other regions (Europe, the Middle East, Latin America)
Download the syllabus of the Doctorate in Business in Asia-Pacific (PDF)
Admission Criteria. To be admitted to the 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 Master in Business in Asia of EENI can
enrol directly on the Doctorate in International Business specialisation Asia-Pacific
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)
specialisation Asia-Pacific issued by EENI.
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 “Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation Asia-Pacific”
issued by EENI.
Graduates and professionals who wish to continue their professional career in the field of international business with an emphasis on Asia.
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: Asia.
Markets analysed in the Doctorate in International Business specialisation
EENI Asian Students
Research areas of the Doctorate in International Business (DIB)
- 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
Economy, Institutions, Integration, and International Relations of Asia.
Download the module syllabus: “Asian Institutions” (PDF).
- Asian Economy 
- Economic Integration in Asia-Pacific 
Asian Economic Organisations
- Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) 
- Asian Development Bank (ADB) 
- Colombo Plan [0.1]
- Boao Forum for Asia [0.1]
- Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
- Islamic Development Bank 
International economic relations, organisations and inter-continental
agreements related to Asia.
- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 
- Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) [0.5]
- Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) 
- Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation
- Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)
- Statistical, economic, and social research
- Islamic Centre for the Development of Trade (ICDT)
- Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Statistical, Economic and Social Research Centre for Islamic
- Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership [0.2]
- Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM) [0.1]
- Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) [0.1]
- Dialogue Asia-Middle East (AMED) [0.1]
- Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)
- Africa-BRICS [0.3]
- Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PEEC)
- Generalised System of Preferences (EU)
- European Investment Bank
- Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
Asian economic areas
- Hindu Economic Area 
- Sinic economic area 
- Buddhist Economic Area 
- Asian-Islamic economic areas.
- Arab Economic Area 
- Central Eurasian Economic Area 
- Malay Economic Area
- Economic Integration of the Islamic Civilisation
- Interactions of the Islamic Civilisation with other civilisations
- Economic Area of Oceania 
- Agreements between Asian economic areas:
- Asian Clearing Union (ACU) [0.1]
- South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) [0.1]
- Bay of Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC) [0.1]
- Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) [0.1]
- South Asia Subregional Economic
Cooperation (SASEC) [0.1]
- Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
- Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Programme
Free Trade Agreements (FTA) in Asia
India (26 ECTS/13 AC)
- Introduction to India [0.5]
- The States of India [0.5]
- Economy of India 
- FDI in India 
- Indian businesspeople 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
- New Delhi 
- Andhra Pradesh 
- Bangalore Karnataka 
- Haryana 
- Maharashtra 
- Gujarat 
- Tamil Nadu 
- Kerala 
- India's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
- Forum India-Africa [0.5]
Download the module syllabus “India” (PDF).
Economic Area of the Hindu Civilisation .
- Indian religions and the Economic Area of the Hindu Civilisation
- India as the Central State of the Hindu Civilisation
- Countries in the area of influence of the Hindu Civilisation:
- Mauritius: Indian gateway to Africa
- Nepal: strong economic relations with India
- Economic Integration of the Hindu Civilisation
- Economic relations of the Hindu Civilisation with other civilisations
- Diaspora of the Hindu Civilisation
Download the syllabus “Economic Area of the Hindu Civilisation” (PDF)
Indian religions and their influence on business in the Hindu economic area (4 ECTS).
Download the module syllabus: “Religions of India” (PDF)
China (22 ECTS/11 AC)
Business in China
- China [0.5]
- Chinese economy 
- Negotiation in China [0.5]
- Chinese companies [0.5]: Zhang Ruimin, Haier, Ali Baba, Huawei, and Galanz
- Customs of China [0.5]
- China's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
- FDI in China [0.5]
- Marine transport and ports [0.5]
- Shanghai 
- Guangzhou 
- Beijing 
- Greater Pearl River Delta 
- Hong Kong 
- China's International Economic Relations
- Africa-China [0.5]
Download the module syllabus “Doing Business in China” (PDF).
Economic Area of the Sinic Civilisation (2 ECTS)
Taoism and Confucianism (3 ECTS/1.5 AC).
- Download the module syllabus “Taoism and Confucianism” (PDF)
South-east Asia (ASEAN) (30 ECTS/15 AC).
- Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) 
- ASEAN Economic Community
- FDI in ASEAN countries
- ASEAN Free Trade Area
- Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT)
- Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS)
- East ASEAN Growth Area
- ASEAN's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
- Mekong River Commission
- Greater Mekong Subregion [0.5]
- Brunei Darussalam 
- Cambodia 
- Indonesia 
- Laos 
- Malaysia 
- Myanmar 
- Philippines 
- Singapore 
- Thailand 
- Vietnam 
- ASEAN Businesspeople: Kith Meng, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Tan Sri Mokhtar, and Thaksin Shinawatra
Download the module syllabus: “ASEAN markets” (PDF).
Business in South-east Asia
Buddhism (3 ECTS/1.5 AC).
Download the module syllabus: “Buddhism” (PDF)
Buddhist economic area
- Influence of Buddhism in the economic area of the Buddhist Civilisation
- Economic Profile of countries with Buddhist majorities
- Buddhist businesspeople
- Economic Integration of the Buddhist Civilisation
- Buddhist civilisation and ASEAN
- Interactions of the Buddhist Civilisation with other civilisations
- Download the module syllabus - Buddhist economic Area (PDF)
Islam (5 ECTS/2.5 AC).
- Introduction to Islam (Pillars, Sunnites, Shiites, Human Rights, Sharia, Fiqh)
- The Ummah (Muslim Community)
- Islam and business (Banking and Islamic finance, Muslim Businesspeople and businesswomen, Islamic economic areas)
Download the module syllabus: “Islam” (PDF)
Central Eurasia (22 ECTS/11 AC).
- Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) [0.4]
- Economic Cooperation
Organisation (ECO) [0.1]
- Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) [0.5]
- Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) [0.2]
- Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States [0.1]
- Relations with the EU: Black Sea Synergy, European Neighbourhood Policy, GSP
- Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation [0.2]
- Regional Organisation for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM) [0.2]
- Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) [0.2]
- Armenia 
- Azerbaijan 
- Georgia 
- Iran 
- Kazakhstan 
- Kyrgyz Republic 
- Pakistan 
- Tajikistan 
- Turkmenistan 
- Turkey 
- Customs Union
with the European Union
- Africa-Turkey Partnership [0.1]
- Uzbekistan 
Download the module syllabus “Central Asia” (PDF).
Islamic economic area of Central Eurasia (2 ECTS)
The Middle East (24 ECTS/12 AC).
- Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) [1.2]
- Saudi Arabia 
- Bahrain 
- Kuwait 
- Oman 
- Qatar 
- United Arab Emirates 
- Arab Countries not members of the CCG
- Jordan 
- Lebanon 
- Syria [0.5]
- Yemen 
- Arab businessperson 
- Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA 
- Arab League 
- Afro-Arab Cooperation [0.5]
- Eastern Catholic Churches (Maronites, Chaldeans)
Download the syllabus: “Middle East” (PDF)
Arab economic area (1 ECTS)
Arab Development Funds (1 ECTS).
Download the syllabus “Arab Development Funds” (PDF)
Other Asian Countries
- Bangladesh 
- Japan 
- Tokyo International Conference on African Development [0.2]
- Maldives [0.5]
- Mongolia 
- North Korea [0.5]
- South Korea 
- Africa-Korea Partnership [0.1]
- Sri Lanka 
- Taiwan 
- Businessmen: Muhammad Yunus, Muhammad Abdul Mannan, Salman F Rahman, Lee Kun-hee, Kazuo Inamori, Chang Yung-fa
Download the module syllabus: “Other Asian
Oceania (11 ECTS/5.5 AC)
- Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) [0.1]
- Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) [0.1]
- Australia 
- New Zealand 
- Papua New Guinea 
- Pacific island countries 
Download the syllabus “Oceania” (PDF)
Economic Area of Oceania 
Asian business without corruption (4 ECTS/2 AC)
Download the module syllabus “Not to Corruption” (PDF)
The main markets analysed in the Doctorate in International Business specialisation Asia-Pacific:
Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, South Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Iran, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan…
The main Institutions and organisations analysed in the DIB Asia: Asian
Development Bank, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Association of South-East Asian Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Asia-Pacific Trade
Agreement, Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement, Pacific
Economic Cooperation Council, Boao Forum for Asia, Bay of Bengal Initiative, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Ocean Rim Association for Regional
Cooperation, Asian Clearing Union, Economic Cooperation Organisation, Eurasian
Economic Community, Asia Cooperation Dialogue, Asia-Europe Economic Meeting, Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation, Asia-Middle East Dialogue, Colombo Plan…
Courses of Introduction to the major Asian languages: English, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Thai, Tagalog, Vietnamese.
Samples of the Doctorate in International Business (DIB)