Presentation of the Program

The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEN, as its Spanish acronym) of the Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), offers a Doctorate in Business Economics with the aim of contributing to research in the enterprise field from an economic perspective

Program Overview

The Doctorate program in Business Economics is under the auspices of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEN) through its Research Department. The main focus of the research carried out by the doctoral students is on the enterprise and how it interacts with its environment, from a microeconomic perspective.

The doctorate is developed jointly by the Centro de Investigación de la Empresa y Sociedad ([CIE] center for enterprise research and society) and the Instituto de Emprendimiento ([IE] institute of entrepreneurship) of the FEN, and its main areas of specialization are economy of entrepreneurship, economy applied to business, business strategy, financing for business, market organization, and business development, resources and environment, all topics where these centers have a solid and vast research trajectory in.

The Doctorate in Business Economics (DEN, as its Spanish acronym) aims to contribute to the training of advanced human capital in the field of business management and entrepreneurship, characterized by a solid training in microeconomics and empirical methods which allows you to understand, analyze, and generate new knowledge in topics related to the enterprise, its formulation, management, development and relationship with its environment.

We have an academic body of recognized national and international prestige in the lines of research offered, with doctors trained in prestigious North American and European universities.

What distinguishes us?

The Doctorate in Business Economics is distinguished from a Doctorate in Economics since its emphasis is not exclusively on the deepening of knowledge in the area of economic sciences, but rather on the development of models that improve our understanding on specific problems that affect the enterprise and its environment.

In turn, the DEN is distinguished from a Doctorate in Management because of its emphasis on the use of economic and quantitative analysis to understand, analyze and respond to problems in the business field.

We invite you to obtain information about this doctoral program, and if you are interested in being part of it and meet the requirements, apply for this full-time program. We have five scholarships for the candidates that best suit the program profile.

Main Objective

To train advanced-level specialists, trained for the development of original and autonomous research in themes related to the enterprise, its formulation, management, development and relationship with its environment.

Specific Objectives

  • To train doctors with a solid theoretical and methodological base in microeconomics that allows them to identify, structure, analyze and solve research questions related to the enterprise, its formulation, management, development, and relationship with its environment.
  • To provide necessary tools to the graduates for them to empirically analyze problems and research questions in the business field and entrepreneurship.
  • To enable graduates to develop frontier research in academic institutions (universities, research centers) and private and/or governmental organizations.

 

Profile of Graduation

The graduate of the Doctorate in Business Economics (DEN) of the Universidad del Desarrollo is a complete professional, committed to free thinking, characterized by a solid background in microeconomics and empirical methods, that allows him/her to understand, analyze, and generate new knowledge in a autonomous way through scientific research in themes related to entrepreneurship and enterprise’ formulation, management and development and its relationship with the environment.

As a result of its rigorous training in empirical methods and its solid theoretical and methodological basis in microeconomics, the DEN graduate is trained not only in applying economic principles and quantitative and qualitative tools to the analysis and solution of research problems in the area of business and entrepreneurship, but also in the search and development of new approaches that allow innovative and attractive responses to this kind of problems. It is precisely this combination of microeconomics and empirical methods that differentiates DEN graduates from other professionals in related disciplines addressing issues related to business and its relationship with the environment. Likewise, what differentiates the DEN graduate from a professional in the economic discipline, it is his/her focus towards specific issues related to entrepreneurship and enterprise, its formulation, management, development and relationship with its environment.

In this way, the graduate of the Doctorate in Business Economics will be a researcher who:

  • Applies economic theory as a conceptual and methodological basis for the analysis, study and solution of issues related to entrepreneurship and enterprise’ formulation, management and development and its relationship with the environment.
  • Devises and builds innovative empirical and/or theoretical models that allow an adequate response to relevant questions and/or research issues related to entrepreneurship and enterprise’ formulation, management and development.
  • Applies effectively empirical tools to the analysis and solution of issues arising in the field of entrepreneurship and topics related to the enterprises’ formulation, management, and development and their relationship with the business environment.
  • Manages autonomously the entire scientific knowledge production process, from the identification of relevant research questions and the methodology to solve them, to the way for disseminating this research’s findings and results.

 

International Partnership

The Doctorate in Business Economics is developed in collaboration with the prestigious Australian Macquerie University, which enables selected students to develop their doctoral thesis under a co-tutelage system. The students of the program have the alternative of applying to this modality, and therefore develop part of their doctoral research at said university, being able to obtain both Doctor degrees (from UDD and Macquarie). Admission to the co-tutelage program is granted by Macquarie University under the requirements established by this university and is not guaranteed for all students in the program.

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