Doctorate in Business in Europe

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Professional Doctorate in International Business Specialisation in Europe (e-learning)

The aims of the Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation in Europe (3 years, 180 ECTS Credits, distance learning), are to train Doctoral students to be able to research on topics related to Business in Europe: Intra-European trade, the European economy, regional integration processes in Europe, the European Union, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the European Economic Area, the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA), Transport and Logistics in Europe, interconnections between the European markets... Thus, a Doctoral student can apply creative solutions and make 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.

Languages of the Professional Doctorate in Business in Europe. All 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); students should have a sufficient level to study the subjects in these languages.

English Doctorat Spanish Doctorado Europa Portuguese Doutoramentos.

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Intended to: 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 Professional Doctorates in International Business (DIB), which have 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 Defence of the Thesis

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

The Doctoral students receive training in relevant research methods and their subject areas core topics.

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 research area selected. 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 Europe 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). The Doctoral student can select the most suitable subjects depending on the thesis to be realised. The minimum ECTS to be selected is 20, and the maximum is 60. The Doctoral student selects the subjects once formalised the enrolment.

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

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.

  1. Tuition fees of the Doctorate Business in Europe: 5,220 Euros (all included)
  2. Scholarships. A 40% reduction for students from Africa (and the African Diaspora) and Asia. Fees for these students: 3,132 Euros
  3. 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 subjects

BREXIT (UK's departure from the EU)

European Economic Areas (6 ECTS)

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

European Institutions

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

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

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

Christianity and Business

Catholicism and Business

Protestants and Business

Orthodox and Business

The European Union (EU) (3 ECTS).

Introduction to the European Union and their institutions

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. The Economy of the European Union.
  4. The economic impact económico of the BREXIT
  5. EU Structural and Investment Funds

2- The EU’s Institutions

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

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

The Single Market of the EU

Course European Single Market

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

Business in the European Union Markets (37 ECTS).

Note: any combination of the EU countries can be selected.

1. The Economic Profile of the EU member states

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 technological innovation [1]
  2. Finland: one of the highest welfare system in the world [1]

4. Other continental European Union countries

  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 European Union countries that belonged to the 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 European Union countries of the former Yugoslavia:

  1. Croatia: the last country to join the EU [1]
  2. Slovenia: an exporter of winter sports products [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 EU countries with largest economic growth [1]

International Relations of the EU (16 ECTS)

International Economic Relations of the EU

1- The EU Foreign Policy

Course Foreign Policy of the EU

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

2- Trade agreements of the European Union

EU Trade Agreements (course)

  1. EU Strategic Partners: the United States, Canada, India, China and Korea
  2. Agreements with Africa: 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: European Free Trade Association, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey (Customs Union)...

Business in Russia (12 ECTS)

Doing Business in Russia (PDF)

Doing Business in Russia

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

International Relations of Russia

  1. Estado of the Unión Belarus-Russia
  2. Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC)
  3. Eurasian Economic Union
  4. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  5. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
  6. Commonwealth of Independent States (CEI)
  7. EU-Russia
  8. Andean Community-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. ASEAN-Russia Business Forum

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

Business in the EFTA Countries

Business in EFTA countries

  1. The European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  2. Iceland: the 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...

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

Business in the CEFTA Countries

Business CEFTA Countries

  1. The Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)
  2. Albania: 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 aluminium.
  8. Serbia: an emerging country in Central Europe
  9. Economic Relations of the countries of the Central European Free Trade Agreement with the European Union
  10. Free trade agreements related to CEFTA Countries

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

Business in the Eastern Europe Countries and Turkey

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. Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO)
  3. Regional Organisation for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM)
  4. Commonwealth of Independent States (CEI)
  5. Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)
  6. Eurasian Economic Union
  7. Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC)
  8. Regional Organisation for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM)
  9. Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States
  10. Council of the Baltic Sea States

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Examples of the Professional Doctorate in Business in Europe

Admission Criteria. To be admitted to the Professional Doctorate in International Business Specialisation in Europe, 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 the European Union of EENI (School of International Business) can enrol directly on the Doctorate in International Business Specialisation in Africa validating all the subjects already studied on the master.

Diploma of the Professional Doctorate in Business in Europe

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 defence of the thesis

Once defended and overcame the thesis, Doctoral students will receive the diploma of “Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB) specialisation in Europe” 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.

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