Doctorate in Ethics, Religions, and Business

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Professional Doctorate in Global Ethics, Religions, and International Business (e-learning, 180 ECTS, English)

The objectives of the Professional Doctorate in Global Ethics, Religions, and International Business (3 years, 180 ECTS, distance education, in English) are to train Doctoral students to be able to research on topics related to world religions (Christianity, Islam, Hinduism...) and its ethical principles, the development of a model of global ethics common to all mankind, and to analyse its influence on international business, the globalisation process and the economic areas of world’s civilisation (Western, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Orthodox, Sinic...)

Doctorate Religions Business

84% of humanity (6,000 millions of people) states belong to any religion. How does religion and ethics influence on global business?

Intended for graduates and working professionals who wish to continue their professional career in the field of International Business applying the principles of global ethics with a deep knowledge of religions and their influence on the way of doing business.

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

The languages of the Professional Doctorate in Global Ethics, Religions, and International Business. All the subjects offered are available in English and Spanish. Approximately 40% of the subjects are also available in 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.

Spanish Doctorado Ética English Doctorat Éthique mondiale Portuguese Doutoramento Ética

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Structure of the Professional Doctorate in Global Ethics, Religions, and International Business

The Professional Doctorate in Global Ethics, Religions, and International Business has three parts:

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  1. Coursework. Study of the Subjects of the Doctorate
  2. Research Work and Thesis Plan of the Professional Doctorate in Global Ethics, Religions, and International Business
  3. Thesis and Thesis Defense

Coursework. Study of the Subjects (Training activity) of the Professional Doctorate: 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 of the doctorate.

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. 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 Ethics, Religions and Business 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 Global Ethics, Religions, and International Business. The Doctoral student can select the most suitable subjects depending on the thesis. 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, these are organised into several blocs:

Doctorate Religions Business
  1. Introduction to global ethics, world religions, and international business (10 ECTS)
    1. Globalisation and international business
    2. Intercultural negotiation
    3. Introduction to the religions of the world.
    4. Civilisations, religions, and economic integration
    5. Principles of a Global Ethics Model
    6. International business without corruption
  2. Islam (19 ECTS)
    1. Sunnis and Shiites
    2. Islamic Economic Area
  3. Christianity (20 ECTS)
    1. Catholicism
    2. Protestantism
    3. Western Economic Area
  4. Religions of India (6 ECTS)
    1. Hinduism
    2. Jainism
    3. Zoroastrianism
    4. Sikhism
    5. Hindu Economic Area
  5. Buddhism (5 ECTS)
    1. Mahayana Buddhism, Theravada, Zen, and Vajrayana
    2. Buddhist Economic Area
  6. Religions of China (4 ECTS)
    1. Taoism
    2. Confucianism
    3. Sinic Economic Area
  7. Orthodoxy (3 ECTS)
    1. Orthodox Christianity
    2. Orthodox Economic Area
  8. Other religions and / or philosophies (1 ECTS)
    1. Judaism
    2. Agnosticism
    3. Bahá'í Faith
    4. Animism
  9. Research methodology
  10. Thesis of the Professional Doctorate in Global Ethics, Religions, and International Business

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Director of the Doctorate in Ethics, Religions and International Business:

Dr Fatos Beka Dr Fatos Beka

EENI Professors:
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Modules and subjects of the Professional Doctorate in Global Ethics, Religions, and International Business:

Module - Introduction to global ethics, world religions and international business (10 ECTS)

  1. Globalisation and International Business
  2. Intercultural negotiation
  3. World Religions
  4. Civilisations, religions, and regional economic integration

Civilisations and Economic Integration

International Business without corruption.

No to Corruption in Business

Business without Corruption

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Principles of a model of global ethics

  1. Harmony of Religions
  2. Ahimsa (Non-Violence)
  3. Why do we need a global ethics?

Global Ethics

Harmony of Religions Ahimsa Business Non-Violence

Download the module syllabus: “Global Ethics” (PDF)

Module - Islam (19 ECTS).

Islam and Business

Islam

The module “Islam: ethics and business” consists of 4 sub-modules:

Sub-module one- Introduction to Islam (5 ECTS)

  1. Islam.
  2. Prophet Muhammad. The Holy Quran
  3. Sunnis and Shiites
  4. Five pillars of Islam
  5. Human Rights in Islam (Cairo Declaration)
  6. Sharia and business, Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence), the Principles of the Islamic Economics, zakat, the role of the Islamic Banking, how to negotiate with the Muslims countries....
  7. The Ummah (Muslim Community) in Africa, Asia and Europe
  8. Muslim Businessman: Príncipe Bin Talal, Mo Ibrahim, Jeque Al Jaber, Bukhamseen, Al Amoudi, Dangote, Kharafi, Kanoo, Ghurair, Futtaim, Hamied, Barwani, Abdalla, Premj, Muhammad Yunus, Osama Latif...
  9. Arab woman: Al Qasimi, Al Rustamani, Al Kuwari, Al Maskari, Al Hashimi, Olayan, Al Bahar...

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Sub-module two- Islamic Organisations Related to International Business and Islamic Integration (5 ECTS).

  1. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Affiliated institutions to the OIC (Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Islamic Centre for the Development of Trade...). Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)
  2. Islamic Development Bank
  3. Arab League
  4. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ECSWA)
  5. Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States
  6. Afro-Arab cooperation
  7. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA)
  8. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED)
  9. ...

Download the syllabus “Islamic Institutions” (PDF)

Sub-module 3- Arab Development Funds (1 ECTS)

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Sub-module 4- Economic Area of the Islamic Civilisation (8 ECTS)

  1. Islam as a common factor of the Islamic Civilisation
  2. The Economic Areas of the Islamic Civilisation:
    1. Arab Economic Area
    2. Central Eurasian Economic Area
    3. Malay Economic Area
    4. African Economic Area (*) (PDF)
      1. Maghrebian
      2. West Africa
      3. East Africa
  3. Economic Integration of the Islamic Civilisation
  4. Interactions of the Islamic Civilisation with the other civilisations

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(*) In the African Economic Area, Islam and Christianity are the two main religions, in addition to animism.

Module - Christianity (20 ECTS)

Christianity and Business

Christianity Ethics and Business

The module “Christianity: ethics and business” consists of 4 sub-modules:

Sub-module one - Christianity (5 ECTS)

  1. Christianity. Jesus of Nazareth
  2. Gospels. Dogmas of Christianity. Sins
  3. Christian Ethics. Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount. Christian Golden Rule
  4. Anglican Church
  5. Mormons
  6. Christianity in the World
  7. Christians Spiritual Leaders
  8. Christian Businessman: Carlos Slim, Lebedev, Amancio Ortega,  Sarmiento, Nadhmi Auchi, Anschutz, Onsi Sawiris, Cathy, Hunt, Ahmanson, Monaghan, Nayla Hayek...
  9. Christianity and the Western Civilisation

Sub-module two - Catholicism

Catholicism Ethics and Business

  1. Introduction to Catholicism
  2. The Pope of Rome and the Catholic Church
  3. The Doctrine of Papal Infallibility
  4. The Catholic Sacraments
  5. The Eastern Catholic Churches. The Maronites and the Chaldeans
  6. Catholicism in the world

Sub-module 3 - Protestantism

Protestants Ethics and Business

  1. Introduction to Protestantism. The reform of Luther and the "Five Solas"
  2. Justification by Faith
  3. The ethical principles of Protestantism. The Protestant Work Ethic
  4. Protestantism in the world
  5. Major Protestant churches.
    1. Presbyterians
    2. Calvinists
    3. Pentecostals
    4. Methodists
    5. Baptists
    6. Quakers

Sub-module 4 - Economic Area of the Western Christian Civilisation (15 ECTS).

  1. European economic area
  2. American economic area:
    1. North American
    2. Latin American
    3. Caribbean
  3. Oceania economic area
  4. African Economic Area
    1. West Africa
    2. Central Africa
    3. Southern Africa
    4. East Africa

Module - Religions of India: Hinduism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, and Sikhism (6 ECTS)

The module “Religions of India” consists of 4 sub-modules:

Sub-module one- Hinduism and Business

Hinduism Ethics and Business

  1. Hinduism
  2. Sacred texts. Bhagavad-Gita
  3. Path of Yoga. Four paths to God
  4. Ethical Principles of Hinduism: Ahimsa (Non-Violence), Tolerance, Detachment
  5. Spiritual Leaders of Hinduism: Sri Ramakrishna and Mahatma Gandhi
  6. Hinduism today
  7. Hindu Businessman: Kiran Mazumdar, Ambani, Hinduja, Birla, Gopalakrishnan...

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

Sub-module two - Jainism and Business

Jainism Business

  1. Jainism
  2. Philosophy of Jainism
  3. Twelve votes. Five pillars of Jainism.
  4. Ethics of Jainism.
  5. Non-violence (Ahimsa)
  6. Any living organism deserves respect
  7. Jain Businessman: Sahu Jain, Adani, Bhavarlal Jain, Ajit Gulabchand...

Sub-module 3 - Zoroastrianism and Business.

Zoroastrianism Business

  1. Zoroastrianism. Zarathustra
  2. Ethics of Zoroastrianism
  3. Good thoughts, words, and deeds
  4. Non-Violence
  5. Respect for animals and the environment
  6. Parsees in the World.
  7. Zoroastrian Businessman: Tata, Poonawalla, Godrej, Wadia...

Sub-module 4 - Sikhism and Business.

Sikhism Business

  1. Sikhism
  2. Ethical Principles of Sikhs
  3. Moral rectitude and honesty
  4. Five Articles of Faith
  5. Sikhism today
  6. Sikhs Businessman

Sub-module 5- Economic Area of the Hindu Civilisation

  1. The religions of India and the economic area of the Hindu Civilisation
  2. India as the Central State of the Hindu Civilisation
  3. The countries of the area of influence of the Hindu Civilisation: Bhutan, Mauritius, and Nepal
  4. The economic integration of the Hindu Civilisation
  5. Interactions of the Hindu Civilisation with the other civilisations
  6. The Diaspora of the Hindu Civilisation

Download the syllabus “Economic Area of the Hindu Civilisation” (PDF)

Module - Buddhism: ethics and business (5 ECTS)

Buddhism and business

Buddhism Ethics and Business

The module “Buddhism: ethics and business” consists of 2 sub-modules:

Sub-module one- Introduction to Buddhism

  1. Buddhism. Buddha
  2. Buddhist texts
  3. Four Noble Truths
  4. Buddhist ethics
  5. Noble Eightfold Path
  6. Buddhist schools: Mahayana, Theravada, Vajrayana and ZEN Buddhism.
  7. Buddhism in the World
  8. Buddhist leaders: Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi...
  9. Buddhist Economics
  10. Buddhist Businessmen: Kith Meng, Thaksin Shinawatra, Jyoti, Lee Kun-hee, Kazuo Inamori...

Download the module syllabus: “Buddhism” (PDF)

Sub-module two- Economic Area of the Buddhist Civilisation

  1. The Economic Profile of the Buddhist Countries
  2. Economic Area of the Buddhist Civilisation
  3. Asian economic integration of the Buddhist Civilisation
  4. Buddhist Civilisation and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  5. Interactions of the Buddhist Civilisation with the other civilisations (Islamic, Western, African...)

Download the module syllabus - Economic Area of the Buddhist Civilisation (PDF)

Module - Religions of China: Taoism and Confucianism (4 ECTS).

The module “Religions of China” consists of 3 sub-modules:

Sub-module one - Confucianism and Business.

Confucianism Ethics and Business

  1. Confucianism. Confucius
  2. Analects
  3. Confucian Ethics: Ritual, Humanity, Superior Man, Power, Arts of Peace
  4. Confucian Middle Way
  5. The Golden Rule of Confucianism.
  6. Confucianism today
  7. Businessperson and Confucianism: Zhang Ruimin, Chang Yung-fa. Galanz.

Sub-module two - Taoism and Business.

Taoism Ethics and Business

  1. Taoism. Laozi.
  2. Tao Te Ching
  3. Tao and Te. Yin Yang
  4. Taoist Ethics
  5. Non-Action (Wu Wei)
  6. Non-violence
  7. Prominent Taoist
  8. Companies and Taoism

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

Sub-module 3 - Economic Area of the Sinic Civilisation

  1. China as the central state of the Sinic Civilisation
  2. Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism in the Sinic Civilisation
  3. The area of influence of the Sinic Civilisation: Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, North Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore
  4. Economic Integration of the Sinic Civilisation
  5. Economic relations of the Sinic Civilisation with the other civilisations

Module - Orthodoxy (3 ECTS)

The module “Orthodoxy: ethics and business” consists of 2 sub-modules:

Sub-module one- The Orthodox Christianity

Orthodox Ethics and Business

  1. Introduction to Orthodoxy
  2. Pillars of the Orthodox Christianity
  3. Orthodox Christian Church
  4. Orthodox hierarchy in society
  5. Influence of the Orthodox Ethics on Business
  6. Orthodox businessmen
  7. Leo Tolstoy: Leader of non-violence (Ahimsa)

Download the syllabus “Orthodoxy” (PDF)

Sub-module two- Economic Area of the Orthodox Civilisation

  1. Russia: the Central State of the Orthodox Civilisation
  2. Economic Area of the Orthodox Civilisation
  3. The Economic Profile of the Orthodox countries
  4. Economic Integration of the Orthodox Civilisation
  5. Interactions of the Orthodox Civilisation with the other civilisations

Download the syllabus “Economic Area of the Orthodox Civilisation” (PDF)

Module - Other religions and / or philosophies: Judaism, Agnosticism, Bahá'í Faith, and Animism (1 ECTS)

The module “Other religions” consists of 4 sub-modules:

Sub-module one - Judaism and Business.

Judaism Business

  1. Judaism.
  2. Ethical Principles of Judaism. Ten Commandments
  3. Judaism today
  4. Richest Jews in the World
  5. Jewish Businessman

Sub-module two - Agnosticism

Sub-module 3 - Baha'i Faith

Sub-module 4 - Animism

Download the syllabus “Agnosticism, Judaism and Baha'i” (PDF)

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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 may authorise an extension of up to two years.

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

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Admission Criteria. To be admitted to the Professional Doctorate in Global Ethics, Religions, and International Business, 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 Ethics, Religions and Business of EENI can enrol directly on the Professional Doctorate in Global Ethics, Religions, and International Business 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 Global Ethics, Religions, and International Business issued by EENI (School of International Business).

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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, Doctoral students will receive the diploma of “Professional Doctorate in Global Ethics, Religions, and International Business” 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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