Doctorate in Business in Europe

EENI- School of International Business

Professional Doctorate in International Business Specialisation in Europe (e-learning, 180 ECTS, English)

The aims of the Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation in Europe (3 years, 180 ECTS Credits, distance learning), are to train the Doctoral students to be able to research on topics related to Business in Europe:

  1. The Intra-European Trade
  2. The European economy
  3. The regional integration processes in Europe
  4. The European Union (EU)
  5. The European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  6. The European Economic Area
  7. The Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)
  8. Transport and Logistics in Europe
  9. Russia and the Orthodox Economic Area
  10. The interconnections between the European markets...

Thus, the Doctoral student can apply creative solutions and take appropriated business decisions related to the European Markets.

Doctorate Business in Europe

A Professional Doctorate in Business in Europe that fits your schedule and helps you to get a better job.

The languages of the Professional Doctorate in Business in Europe.

All the subjects offered are available in English English. Approximately 60% of the subjects are also available in French, Spanish and Portuguese. Thus, the Doctoral student can perform this doctorate entirely in English (or French, Spanish or Portuguese); the student should have a sufficient level to study the subjects in these languages.

English Doctorat Europe Spanish Doctorado Europa Portuguese Doutoramento Europa.

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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 Europe.

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

Structure of the Professional Doctorate in International Business Specialisation in Europe

The Professional Doctorate programme in International Business Specialisation in Europe has three parts:

Structure Doctorate Business Europe

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

Coursework. Study of the Subjects (Training activity): minimum 20 ECTS, maximum 60 ECTS

  1. The Doctoral students receive training in relevant research methods and their subject areas core topics.
  2. The students are required to take a range of courses related to Europe

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. The Supervisor of the Doctorate determines the complementary training according to the field of investigation. The Doctoral students can choose the subjects from those offered by EENI with a minimum of 20 ECTS and a maximum of 60 ECTS.

The applicants who have completed the Master in Business in the European Union of EENI shall be exempt from any complement training, beginning the research phase directly.

Subjects related to Europe offered by EENI (School of International Business)

EENI provides a range of subjects related to Europe (more than 150 ECTS credits).

  1. The Doctoral student can select the most suitable subjects depending on the thesis.
  2. The minimum ECTS to be selected is 20, and the maximum is 60.
  3. The Doctoral student selects the subjects once formalised the enrolment

To facilitate the selection of the subjects related to Europe, these are organised into several blocks:

Doctorate Business in Europe

  1. The European Economic Area [2], the Orthodox [2] and the Eurasian [2]
  2. Christianity (Catholicism, Protestantism, Orthodoxy) and Business in Europe [6].
  3. The European Union (EU) [3]
  4. The Single Market of the European Union [4]
  5. Doing Business in the European Union Markets [37]
  6. The EU’s International Relations [8]
  7. Doing Business in Russia [12]
  8. Doing Business in the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Countries [9]
  9. Doing Business in the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) Countries [9]
  10. Doing Business in the Eastern Europe Countries and Turkey [7]

Notes:

  1. Below you can find the detailed information about the subjects of the Professional Doctorate in Business in Europe
  2. Brackets [] show ECTS Credits credits
  3. PDF: download the index and the objectives of the unit or module in PDF format

Markets analysed in the Professional Doctorate in International Business Specialisation in Europe:
Europe Trade Agreements

Duration: 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 (Doctorate Business in Europe): 5,220 Euros (all included)

  1. Scholarships. A 40% reduction for the students from Africa (and the African Diaspora) and Asia. Fees for these students: 3,132 Euros
  2. Please request for scholarships for other regions (Europe, the Middle East, Latin America...)

Education for all

Research areas of the Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation in Europe

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

BREXIT (UK's departure from the EU)

Module - European Economic Areas (6 ECTS)

  1. The European Economic Area of the Western Civilisation [2] (PDF)
  2. The Orthodox Economic Area [2] (PDF)
  3. The Central Eurasian Economic Area [2] (PDF)

The European Institutions

  1. The Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  2. The Regional Cooperation Council
  3. The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Module - Christianity (Catholicism, Protestantism, Orthodoxy) and Business in Europe [6]

  1. Christianity and Business (PDF)
  2. Catholicism
  3. The Anglican Church
  4. Protestantism
  5. Orthodoxy (PDF)
  6. Christianity in Europe

Christianity and Business

Catholicism and Business

Protestants and Business

Orthodox and Business

Module - The European Union (EU) (3 ECTS).

Introduction to the European Union and their institutions (PDF)

Course European Union and Institutions

1- Introduction to the European Union

  1. Aims, organisation and functioning of the European Union
  2. Principles of the EU Law
  3. Economy of the European Union
  4. Economic impact of the BREXIT
  5. The EU Structural and Investment Funds

2- The EU’s Institutions

  1. The European Council
  2. The European Commission
  3. The European Parliament
  4. The European Investment Bank
  5. The European Economic and Social Committee
  6. Decentralised EU Agencies
  7. The Court of Auditors
  8. The Court of Justice
  9. The European Committee of the Regions

Module - The Single Market of the European Union (4 ECTS).

The Single Market of the EU (PDF)

Course European Single Market

  1. The European Single Market
  2. The EU Services Directive
  3. The Digital Single Market
  4. Taxation in the European Single Market
  5. The Economic and Monetary Union
  6. The European Central Bank
  7. The EU Customs Union

Module - Business in the European Union Markets (37 ECTS).

Note: the student can select any combination of the countries of the European Union

1. The Economic Profile of the EU member states (PDF)

2. The five largest economies of the European Union

  1. Germany: the leading European economy and political leader of the European Union [3]
  2. The United Kingdom: How will the BREXIT affect the second EU economy? [3]
  3. France: the third European economy, the importance of the Francophonie [3]
  4. Italy: the fourth largest EU economy [2]
  5. Spain: the fifth European economy, a gateway to Latin America [2]

3. The EU Scandinavian countries

  1. Sweden: a service economy based on the technological innovation [1]
  2. Finland: one of the highest welfare system in the world [1]

4. Other continental Countries of the European Union

  1. Austria: one of the richest nations in the world [1]
  2. Belgium: Brussels, the political centre of the EU [1]
  3. Denmark: one of the least corrupt countries [1]
  4. The Netherlands: the Port of Rotterdam, the largest in the EU [1]
  5. Luxembourg: one of the biggest financial centres in Europe [1]

5. The case of Portugal: a service-oriented economy, the connection with the Lusophony [1]

6. The case of Greece: the country with the largest merchant marine in the world [1]

7. The EU Island countries

  1. Ireland: the Celtic Tiger [1]
  2. Cyprus: the world's fourth largest ocean fleet [1]
  3. Malta: a strategic position between Europe and the MENA Region (the North of Africa and the Middle East) [1]

8. The countries of the European Union that belonged to the former Soviet Union

  1. Bulgaria: an economy based on the metallurgical sector [1]
  2. Slovakia: an automotive economic power [1]
  3. Hungary: the largest producer of mobile phones in the European Union [1]
  4. The Czech Republic: a highly exporting Central European country [1]
  5. Poland: the largest market in Central Europe [1]
  6. Romania: one of the largest exporters of agricultural products of the EU [1]

9. The countries of the European Union of the former Yugoslavia:

  1. Croatia: the last country to join the EU [1]
  2. Slovenia: an exporter of winter sports goods [1]

10. The Baltic Tigers of the European Union

  1. Estonia: the most digital country of the EU [1]
  2. Latvia: a very high human development country [1]
  3. Lithuania: one of the countries of the European Union with the largest economic growth [1]

Module - International Relations of the EU (16 ECTS)

International Economic Relations of the EU (PDF)

1- The EU Foreign Policy

Course Foreign Policy of the EU

  1. The European foreign policy
  2. The European External Action Service
  3. The EU Enlargement
  4. The Neighbourhood Policy
  5. The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED)
  6. The Eastern Partnership
  7. The EU and the South Caucasus
  8. The EU and the Western Balkans
  9. The Black Sea Synergy
  10. The Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  11. Foreign Trade of the EU
  12. ...

2- Trade agreements of the European Union

EU Trade Agreements (course)

  1. The EU Strategic Partners: the United States, Canada, India, China and Korea
  2. Agreements with Africa: the EU-Africa Strategic Partnership, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Agadir Agreement...
  3. Agreements with America: Central America, Chile, MERCOSUR, Mexico, Andean Countries, CARIFORUM
  4. Agreements with the Arab Countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Gulf Cooperation Council...
  5. Agreements with Asia: the ASEAN, Singapore, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Papua...
  6. Agreements with Europe: the European Free Trade Association, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey (Customs Union)...

Module - Business in Russia (12 ECTS)

Doing Business in Russia (PDF)

Doing Business in Russia

  1. The Russian Federation
  2. The Russian economy
  3. The Foreign Direct Investment in Russia
  4. The Russian payment system
  5. The ports of Russia
  6. Analysis of the Russian companies and entrepreneurs: Vladimir Potanin, Elena Baturina, Alexander Lebedev

International Relations of Russia

  1. Belarus-Russia (Union State)
  2. The Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC)
  3. The Eurasian Economic Union
  4. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  5. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
  6. The Commonwealth of Independent States (CEI)
  7. The EU and Russia
  8. The Andean Community and Russia
  9. Africa-BRICS Countries (Russia is a member of the BRICS)
  10. Russia has free trade agreements with Armenia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Moldova, Ukraine and New Zealand as well as a trade agreement with Cameroon
  11. Russia-Belarus-Kazakhstan FTA
  12. The Customs Union Russia-Vietnam
  13. The ASEAN-Russia Business Forum

Module - Business in the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Countries (9 ECTS)

Business in the EFTA States (PDF)

Business in EFTA States

  1. The European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  2. Iceland:  post-crisis economic recovery
  3. Liechtenstein: a tax haven
  4. Norway: the third World oil exporter
  5. Switzerland: the second most competitive economy in the world
  6. The European Economic Area with the EU
  7. The EFTA’s Free Trade Agreements with Colombia, Chile, Mexico, India, Peru...

Module - Business in the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) Countries (9 ECTS)

Business in the Countries of the EFTA (PDF)

Business Countries of the EFTA

  1. The Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)
  2. Albania: the third world chrome producer
  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina: towards a market economy
  4. Kosovo
  5. Macedonia: important economic growth
  6. Moldova: one of the poorest European Countries
  7. Montenegro: the importance of the aluminium
  8. Serbia: an emerging country in Central Europe
  9. The Economic Relations of the countries of the Central European Free Trade Agreement with the European Union
  10. Free trade agreements related to the countries of the EFTA

Module - Business in the Eastern Europe Countries and Turkey (7 ECTS)

Business in the Eastern Europe Countries and Turkey (PDF)

Business in Eastern Europe and Turkey

  1. Armenia: major economic reforms
  2. Azerbaijan: an economy based on oil
  3. Belarus: the strategic importance of the State of the Union with Russia
  4. Georgia: significant economic growth
  5. Ukraine: an emerging country, conflict with Russia
  6. Turkey: the Customs Union with the European Union. A key player in the region
  7. International Relations of the Eastern Europe Countries with the European Union

Economic Organisations and trade agreements in the region:

  1. Free trade agreements of the Eastern Europe Countries and Turkey
  2. The Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO)
  3. The Regional Organisation for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM)
  4. The Commonwealth of Independent States (CEI)
  5. The Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)
  6. The Eurasian Economic Union
  7. The Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC)
  8. The Regional Organisation for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM)
  9. The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States
  10. The Council of the Baltic Sea States

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Admission Criteria. To be admitted to the Professional Doctorate in International Business Specialisation in Europe, the 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.

The graduate students in the Master in Business in the European Union of EENI (School of International Business) can enrol directly on the Doctorate in International Business Specialisation in Europe validating all the subjects already studied on the master.

Diploma of the Professional Doctorate in Business in Europe

The students who pass the assessments and thesis will receive the Diploma of Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation in Europe issued by EENI.

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 the thesis, the Doctoral students will receive the diploma.

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

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