Doctorate in Law, Economics and Business

Presentation

The Doctorate in Law, Economics and Business promotes, through rigorous and advanced training, legal research in the economic and business fields. The academic program is designed to train professors, researchers and professionals who are qualified to respond to the global realities, complex and changing needs of the business-economic regulations at a national and international level.

The Doctorate program allows to take subjects and perform the Doctorate research within one of the lines of research that are offered, in accordance with an on-line education model. In this way, the Doctorate student takes part of an advanced postgraduate study that can adapt to one’s learning pace and working style.

During the program, the Doctorate student will have the support and advice of professors, tutors and thesis directors who will ease the learning and academic performance in the subjects, research papers, and in the thesis thanks to the new technologies.

Structure

1st Phase: Introductory Courses
The student will take the subjects Scientific Research Methodology and Research Seminar. These subjects enable the student to acquire the necessary knowledge on the main tools used for scientific research and to be familiar with the general guidelines for preparing a Doctorate thesis.
2nd Phase: Modular Courses
This phase is divided into two sections:
Compulsory Modules

This section includes the subjects corresponding to the Scientific Methodology Module on Law. The student will take these subjects: Research Method in Comparative Law; Methodology, Interpretation and Reasoning for Advanced Legal Research; Contemporary Legal Thinking; and•Legal Logic.

Through an advanced teaching, the student will consolidate knowledge on legal logic, reasoning and research techniques, developing competencies and skills needed for working in the business or educational field.

Elective Modules
The student must choose a line of research in this second phase of the Doctorate program.
  • Line of research in Economic Law
    The Doctorate training in economic law wants to guide the student to a further reflection on the current economic system and the necessary involvement of the legal research applied to economics. The Doctorate thesis, in this line of research, pursues that the student focuses the research on the resolution and satisfaction of specific needs, taking into account the scarcity of resources, equity and justice, as to carry out a Doctorate project that promotes the social, economic, corporate and financial regulation. In this module, the student will take these subjects: Financial Management, International Economic Law, Economic Analysis of Law and Finance and International Taxation.
  • Line of research in Business Law
    The line of research in business law seeks to ensure that the student develops an analytical reflection on the company’s situation in the globalized world, as well, the student should contextualize its elements and resources. The legal research in this area is part of the business operators and agents’ work, looking for profitability, sustainability and competitiveness of the business projects while promoting a general social welfare and a sustainable development. In this module, the student will take these subjects: Business Management and Administration, Legal Aspects of the Business, International Contracts and Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility.
3rd Phase: Research
In this phase, the student will take the subjects of Research Work I, Research Work II and Doctorate Thesis’ Proposal. This phase will be developed with the constant advice of the Thesis Director, in order to collect the relevant information so that the project is made with rigor and efficiency.
4rth Phase: Doctorate Thesis’ development
Finally, in the development phase of the Doctorate Thesis, the student will take two subjects: Doctorate Thesis’ Development and Doctorate Thesis’ Dissertation. During this phase, the candidate will draw up the Doctorate thesis and will be able to argue and defend logically and systematically the results of the research to a group of doctors who are specialists in the field.

Educational Methodology

The educational model promotes collaboration and cooperation to enhance people’s education. This ensures a process that provides effective results with regard to the educational investment assumed versus the return in knowledge, personal and organizational learning. Nowadays, the educational model consists of many educational and pedagogical innovations that facilitate, strengthen and drive a formative process in a quality learning environment. This includes:

  • Making it easy for students, professors and both groups to be in contact.
  • Fostering cooperation and reciprocity: learning as a collective effort.
  • Considering the student as the center of the learning process in which the student actively participates.
  • Encouraging and promoting the continuous communication and interaction between professors and students.
  • Instilling that the training process implies and requires temporary dedication and continuous effort.
  • Using motivation as a constant stimulus so the student perceives that the expected learning results are achievable.
  • Personalizing the learning, taking into account the differences between students and their different ways of learning.

Diploma

The Doctorate student who meets the academic requirements and passes the Doctorate thesis’ defense in accordance with the rules of the universities which offer the Doctorate program, will get the following diploma:

  • Doctorate in Law, Economics and Business in the International Iberoamerican University (Mexico), indicating the line of research of the thesis.

Study Plan

Doctorate in Law, Economics and Business > Teaching

The Doctorate program in Law, Economics and Business aims to respond to the demands of current research in the legal field of the global economy and the domestic and international markets. To this end, it provides a rigorous study plan that includes a variety of materials and methodologies.

The teaching phase of the Doctorate in Law, Economics and Business is based on a collaborative training model. All the subjects include group tasks and discussion forums from a reflexive perspective and research-oriented.

These pedagogical actions have as one of its main objectives to take advantage of the possibilities that the virtual education offers to Doctorate students from different educational and researching traditions to enrich their learning process and help them to deepen cooperatively in their line of investigation.

  • (a) Knowledge generation,
  • (b) Production and use of scientific-research methodologies, and
  • (c) Production of solutions through networks of agents.

Phases, modules and subjects

Phase I (Introductory Courses)
Scientific Research Methodolgy (5 credits)
Research Seminar - Doctorate Thesis (3 credits)
Phase II (Modular Courses)
Compulsory modules: Scientific Methodology in Law
Research in Comparative Law Method (5 credits)
Methodology, Interpretation and Reasoning for Comparative Legal Research (5 credits)
Contemporary Legal Thinking (5 credits)
Legal Logic (5 credits)
Elective Modules
Economic Law’s Module
  • Financial management (4 credits)
  • International Economic Law (4 credits)
  • Economic Analysis of Law (4 credits)
  • International Taxation and Financing (2 credits)
Business Law Module
  • Business Administration and Management (4 credits)
  • Legal aspects of the Company (4 credits)
  • International Contracts (2 credits)
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (4 credits)
Phase III (Research)
Research work I (5 credits)
Research Work II (5 credits)
Doctorate Thesis’ Proposal (20 credits)
Phase IV (Doctorate Thesis’ Development)
Doctorate Thesis’ Development (20 credits)
Doctorate Thesis’ Dissertation (15 credits)

Lines of Research

Below are the possible lines of research related to the Doctorate program, derived from the two general lines in Economic Law and Business Law. To access other possible lines, the candidate must consult with the Doctorate’s Committee.

LINES OF RESEARCH
Legal Reasoning Bankruptcy Law
Tort Law Commercial Law
Industrial Property Law European Union Law
Company Law Labor Law
Maritime Law Securities Market Regulations
Roman Law of Inheritance International Environmental Law
Family Business International Taxation
Conflict of Laws in the Globalization Era The Conscience Clause of Information Professionals
International Financial Markets Legal Methodology
Intellectual Property and New Technologies The Legal Regime of Risk Prevention
The Information Society and Conflict of Laws Proof Theory Philosophical Aspects
Law Theory and Philosophy Private Law and Market Economy
Integration Law Securities Law
Internet Law Contract theory

Direction

  • Dr. Eduardo Silva. PhD in Projects by the International Iberoamerican University. Master’s Degree in International Business Administration from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Lawyer and Notary by the Rafael Landívar University. Lawyer of the Legal Department of the Iberoamerican University Foundation. Executive Director of the Iberoamerican University Foundation, at headquarters in Guatemala.
  • Dr. Silvia Aparicio Obregón. PhD in Economics and Business Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. International Academic Director of the Management Development, Business Organization and Human Resources Area of the Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER). Director of the Undergraduate in Business Administration and Management at the European University of the Atlantic, Spain.
  • Dr. Ana Rodríguez Zubiaurre. PhD in Applied Econmics, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University, Spain. Academic dean of the International Iberoamerican University (Puerto Rico) She has been teaching at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Univeristy and is a former researcher in the SICTUR project (Information System of Scientific Research in Tourism).

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dr. Carmen Rita Román Rosario. PhD in Business Administration, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. Chancellor of the International Iberoamerican University (Mexico).
  • Dr. Rubén Calderón Iglesias. PhD in Education Economics, Universidad Antoniod e Nebrija, Spain. Chancellor of the European University of the Atlantic, Spain.
  • Dr. Cristina Hidalgo González. PhD in Business Sciences from the University of Leon, Spain. Holder Teacher of the Applied Economics Department at the University of Leon.
  • Dr. David Barrera Gómez. PhD in Engineering and MBA, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Business, technology and business solutions consultant. Teacher at the International Iberoamerican University.
  • Dr. Roberto M. Álvarez. PhD in Project Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain. Teacher at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Director of the Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER) in Argentina.
  • Dr. Alina Celi Frugoni. PhD in Law, the University of Alicante, Spain. Teacher at the International Iberoamerican University.
  • Dr. Luis Dzul López. PhD in Projects Engineering: Environment, Safety, Quality and Communication, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Civil engineer, expert in international cooperation projects. Chancellor of the International Iberoamerican University (Mexico).
  • Dr. Fermín Ferriol Sánchez. PhD in Education Sciences, University of Havana. Teacher at the International Iberoamerican University.
  • Dr. Eduardo García Villena. PhD in Projects Engineering: Environment, Safety, Quality and Communication, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Academic Director of the Environment Area of the Iberoamerican University Foundation.
  • Dr. Alberto Gaspar Vera. PhD in Integration and Economic, Territorial and Architecture Development, University of Buenos Aires. Holder teacher of Urban Environmental Management at the National University of Lanús, Argentina.
  • Dr. Victor Jiménez Arguelles. PhD in Projects Engineering: Environment, Safety, Quality and Communication, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Teacher at the Metropolitan University of Mexico.
  • Dr. José Antonio Trigueros Pina. PhD in Economics and Business Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. Holder teacher at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain.

Scholarships

The Doctorate scholarship program for the Doctorate in Law, Economics and Business sponsored by the Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER) is aimed at those who have an excellent academic record. The objective is to train Doctorate students that can contribute relevantly to human development, the scientific and technological development of society and also in the own Doctorate student’s line of research.

This Doctorate scholarship program, with the participation of other foundations, institutions and universities, is aimed at university teaching staff, with the objective of contributing to an increase in the percentage of doctors in universities, as well as it is aimed at professionals from the business and public administration world, in order to contribute to the R+D departments and to generate innovation.