The program of the Doctorate in Business Economics falls under the aegis of the School of Business and Economics (FEN) through its Research Directorate. The main focus of the research conducted by the doctoral students is on business and the way in which it interacts with its surroundings, all from a microeconomic perspective.
The doctorate program is carried out jointly between the Research Center in Business and Society (CIES by the Spanish acronym) and the Institute of Entrepreneurship (IE) of the FEN, and the priority areas of specialization offered are entrepreneurship economics, applied business economics, business strategy, business financing, market organization, and business development, resources, and environment, topics in which these centers have a well-founded and extensive track record in research.
The Doctorate in Business Economics (DEN) is intended to contribute to the formation of advanced human capital in the area of business administration and entrepreneurship, characterized by solid training in microeconomics and empirical methods that allow graduates to understand, analyze, and generate new knowledge on issues related to business, its creation, management, development, and relationship with its environment.
We have academic staff with recognized national and international prestige in the areas of research offered, with doctors trained at prestigious universities in North America and Europe.
To train specialists to an advanced level who are capable of developing and carrying out original and autonomous research on topics related to entrepreneurship and the creation, management, and development of businesses and their relationship with the environment.
Graduates of the Universidad del Desarrollo’s Doctorate in Business Economics (DEN) are professionals characterized by having solid training in microeconomics and empirical methods that allow them to understand, analyze, and generate new knowledge autonomously through scientific research on topics related to entrepreneurship and the creation, management, and development of businesses and their relationship with the environment.
As a consequence of their rigorous training in empirical methods and their solid theoretical and methodological foundations in microeconomics, DEN graduates are not only trained in the application of economic principles and quantitative and qualitative tools for the analysis and solution of research problems in the area of business and entrepreneurship, but also the search for and development of new approaches to provide innovative and attractive answers to these types of problems. It is specifically this economic approach to research problems in business that differentiates DEN graduates from other professionals in related fields that address the problems of business and its relationship with the environment. Similarly, the orientation towards specific problems related to entrepreneurship and the creation, management, development, and relationship of businesses with their environment differentiates DEN graduates from professionals in the economic discipline.
Graduates of the Doctorate in Business Economics will therefore be researchers who are capable of:
DEN graduates will be able to work successfully as researchers in academic institutions (universities, research centers), as well as in private and/or governmental organizations. In these institutions, graduates will be able to develop and conduct research based on the application of empirical methods and microeconomic tools with the purpose of answering research questions related to business and/or entrepreneurship.
Graduates will also be able to work successfully in consulting associated with topics related to entrepreneurship and the creation, management, and development of businesses. In particular, DEN graduates will be able to apply and combine quantitative and qualitative methods for the identification, analysis, and solution of problems in these areas (data mining, econometric studies, etc.). Similarly, given their preparation in and knowledge of empirical and microeconomic methods, graduates will be able to conduct consulting studies in market analysis or investigate the strategic behavior of businesses and consumers.