PhD IN BUSINESS

 

  • Director: Jaume Valls
  • Duration: 3 years full-time | 5 years part-time
  • Fee level (one academic year): €540.92
  • Applications: Until April 30th 2021

The PhD in Business programme is a unique programme within the Catalan university system aimed at any students seeking to embark on an international career in research in the area of business.

The aim of the PhD in Business at the University of Barcelona is to train researchers in the various areas of business management. Students in the programme undertake activities in fields such as accounting, finance, insurance, business strategy, operations, quality, marketing, entrepreneurship, human resources, innovation, the history of companies, game theory and uncertainty in decision-making.

The programme is three years in length if you study full-time or five years if you study part-time. Every student will have at least one thesis supervisor, who is assigned based on the student’s field of research.

Throughout the programme, doctoral students will take part in various additional activities, which include research seminars, workshops and courses. Students will also be encouraged to publish their research in specialist journals and pursue short stays at other universities or research centres.  

Student Handbook Academic Year 2020-2021

The doctoral programme in Business provides high-level training to researchers in the various aspects of business sciences. Preparation of a doctoral thesis is the main activity of students. The thesis must be a piece of original research carried out by the candidate in a specific area of specialization. Each student will have at least one thesis supervisor, who will provide guidance and support to the student. The university encourages students to publish their research work in specialist scientific journals. Students are also encouraged to pursue short stays at other universities or research centres.

The programme is structured administratively as a single line of research in Business, which is subdivided into ten major subject areas:

1. Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Innovation management; Knowledge management; Open innovation; Creative industries; International business; Multinational corporations; Alliances and networks; Entrepreneurial behaviour; New Venture and success;
PhD advisors: Achcaoucaou Iallouchen, Fariza ; Cruz Cazares, Claudio ; Hormiga, Esther ; Miravitlles Matamoros, Paloma ; Pareja-Eastaway, Montserrat ; Shijaku, Elio

2. Technology and Operations Management
Operations strategy; Global Supply chain management; Green supply chain management;  Quality management; Logistics outsourcing and 3PL;  Logistics Integration; Reverse logistics; Integration of management Systems; Social responsibility management
PhD advisors: Bernardo, Mercè ; Guitart Tarrés, Laura ; Núñez Carballosa, Ana María

3. General Management
PhD advisors: Aparicio Chueca, María Pilar ; Elgoibar, Patricia ; Presas Maynegre, Pilar ; Triadó Ivern, Xavier Maria ; Valls Pasola, Jaume

4. Marketing
PhD advisors: Forgas Coll, Santiago ; Gil Lafuente, Jaume ; Huertas García, Rubén ; Arroyo Cañada, Francisco Javier

5. Accounting
solvency analysis; consolidation of accounting statements; audit; cost behavior; failure prediction; management accounting and control; performance measurement; tax avoidance; earnings management; public procurement and accounting; social and environmental accounting; agricultural accounting
PhD advisors: Argilés Bosch, Josep Maria ; Garcia Castellví, Antoni ; Kasperskaya, Yuliya ; Martí Pidelaserra, Jordi

6. Business History
Family Businesses; Districts and Clusters; International Business History; History of Business Ownership and Governance Typologies; Gender in Business History; History of Entrepreneurship; Business Biographies; Business History in Developed and Emerging Markets; Preindustrial Businesses, Chandlerian corporations, SMEs and Multinationals
PhD advisors: Fernàndez Pérez, Paloma ; Sánchez Suárez, Alejandro

7. Mathematical Methods for Business, Finance and Insurance
Tariffication (“a priori” and “a posteriori”) and Provisions in non-life insurance; Solvency of insurers and risk theory models; Public and private social life and welfare insurance; Stochastic finances; Modelization of uncertainty
PhD advisors: Adillon Boladeres, Roman Jordi ; Boj del Val, Eva ; Claramunt, Mercè ; Gonzalez-Vila Puchades, Laura Maria ; Marín Solano, Jesús ; Ribas Marí, Carmen

8. Decision-Making and Game Theory
Cooperative games: the Core, the Shapley value, the nucleolus; Rationing problems; Bankruptcy games; Assignment markets (games); Cost sharing problems
PhD advisors: Calleja, Pedro ; Izquierdo Aznar, Josep Maria ; Mártinez-de-Albéniz Salas, Francisco Javier ; Núñez Oliva, Marina ; Rafels Pallarola, Carlos

9. Risk in Finance and Insurance
Risk Quantification; Insurance rates; Generalized linear models; Multivariate distributions; Copulas; Non-parametric estimation; Analysis of data; Data mining
PhD advisors: Ayuso Gutiérrez, M.Mercedes ; Bolancé i Losilla, Catalina ; Guillén Estany, Montserrat ; Santolino Prieto, Miguel Angel

10. Models for Dealing with Uncertainty in Decision-Making
Decision making; economy of uncertainty; modeling; growth strategies; fuzzy logic; entrepreneurship; Innovation management; agreggation operators
PhD advisor: Gil Lafuente, Ana Maria

The programme is three years in length if you study full-time or five years if you study part-time. Below is an indicative timetable covering the research period:

First academic year Second and subsequent years Final year
Presentation of a detailed thesis proposal, which must include a draft work plan. The proposal will be presented publicly and evaluated by a panel of examiners. Approval of the research plan is an essential requirement to remain in the doctoral programme. The programme’s monitoring committee evaluates the development of the thesis proposal and the student’s progress in carrying out the research plan. A reading and defence of the doctoral thesis is the final step to obtain the doctoral degree. In their final academic year, students read their thesis before an appointed panel of examiners.

Throughout the programme, PhD students are required to participate in a number of complementary activities such as research seminars and the PhD in Business Workshop. They can also participate in the training activities offered by the University of Barcelona’s PhD School, the Faculty of Economics and Business and the PhD programme.

The PhD in Business Academic Committee actively supports PhD in Business candidates who wish to conduct research as a visiting PhD student at a university or research centre outside Spain. Research periods of more than three months may entitle the student to the international doctorate certification, which is added to the doctoral degree qualification following successful presentation and defence of the thesis.  Recent host institutions are HEC Montréal, Durham University, University of Chile, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, University of Minho, Arizona State University…

The programme is aimed at any students seeking to embark on an international career in research in the area of business. As a result, it is essential for candidates to have sufficient training to undertake a doctoral thesis. The university will also place particular value on previously acquired knowledge in the subject areas covered in the doctoral programme.

To be admitted to any doctoral studies at the University of Barcelona, students must have completed at least 300 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), of which at least 60 credits must correspond to an official research oriented master’s programme. 

Academic requirements

Admission to the PhD in Business programme is limited to students who have completed one of the following qualifications:

1. A university master’s degree in Business Research from the UB or a university master’s degree in Actuarial and Financial Sciences. In this latter case, the student must have taken the specialization in Advanced Actuarial and Financial Models.

2. A master’s degree issued by a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area, of the same academic level and offering equivalent research training to the master’s degrees indicated above, at the discretion of the Academic Committee. Candidates who obtained the advanced studies diploma (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados, DEA) as part of the UB’s doctoral programme in Business Studies and the university master’s degree in Research in Business, Finance and Insurance, taught at the Faculty of Economics and Business from 2007-2008 to 2011-2012, will receive the same consideration.

3. A qualification issued by an education system outside the European Higher Education Area, which shows that the holder has a level of education equivalent to the university master’s degree in Business Research or the university master’s degree in Actuarial and Financial Sciences (specialization in Advanced Actuarial and Financial Models).

Other requirements

1. Proof of proficiency in English. Unless you are a native English speaker or have undertaken a university study programme in English, you need to provide evidence of your English proficiency. Preferred certificates are the Cambridge, TOEFL (Code C086 for all UB Business School programmes) or IELTS. Please upload a copy of it in the application form. Additionally, you can also report the score to us directly via your test center.

2. References. Once your application is reviewed by the admissions team, you will receive an email to provide the name and contact email of two scholars that support your application. They will receive an automated email with general questions about your profile. Only references received before the 7th day after the corresponding period application deadline will be considered.

The PhD in Business attracts young researchers from all over the world. Around two thirds of our students come from abroad. Although they constitute a diverse group in terms of academic background and research focus, there is a clear predominance of candidates with a university degree in Business Management. After the thesis defence, most PhD graduates pursue research careers, either in the academia, public or private sector.

The doctoral programme is the obvious step that young researchers would take after completing the Master in Business Research or the Advanced Actuarial and Financial Models specialisation of the Master in Actuarial and Financial Sciences. Currently, both programmes are taught at the University of Barcelona. Students enrolled on any of these master’s degrees acquire the knowledge and research skills needed to begin a doctoral thesis. That is why a significant share of our PhD candidates have gone through of one of these programmes. However, these are not the only way to gain admission to the PhD in Business. Many students also enter the doctoral programme after completing other research-oriented master’s degrees at other universities.

The doctoral programme in Business at the University of Barcelona is specifically intended for students seeking to embark on an international career in research. After successful completion of the programme, new PhD holders will be able to work as academics in universities, business schools or research centres. However, the academic arena is not only the career opportunity for students. The doctoral programme in Business also prepares them to work in fields like consulting.

At present, alumni of the doctoral programme in Business are working as lecturers and researchers in places like the EADA Business School, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the EAE Business School, the University of Chile, the University of Veracruz and the Technological University of Panama. Other alumni hold executive positions in companies like Bunge, Grupo Catalana Occidente and CaixaBank or hold analyst positions at international institutions such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The statistics show that doctoral studies today increase the employability of students. PhD holders can aspire to higher levels of pay. According to the data prepared by the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU), 95.4% of all PhD holders in the social sciences have entered the labour market within three years of completing their thesis, while their rate of unemployment is only 3.3%.

Tuition fees

Student’s fees for university doctoral degrees are decreed on an annual basis by the Catalan government. The tuition fees for the academic year 2020-2021 are €540,92. Additionally, there is a fee for the thesis defence (€156.87) and a fee for the diploma certificate (€218.15). Based on this year’s fees, the total amount that students should pay during their doctoral studies is:

  • Full-time PhD (3 years): €1,997.78
  • Part-time PhD (5 years): €3,079.62

More information (in Catalan and Spanish): http://www.ub.edu/acad/es/matricula/precios.html

Funding

Information on funding and grants is available at the following link to the webpage of the University of Barcelona. In addition, the University of Barcelona provides students with information on new opportunities as and when calls are announced.

Scholarships

Full scholarships are awarded competitively and require the submission of a separate application. They are offered by public or private institutions and have different starting dates and deadlines. Scholarships characteristics may vary in terms of duration (three or four years), total amount of the grant, extra funding for mobility stays and training activities, and specific requirements (i.e. graduation dates). In most cases, tuition fees are covered.

Your chances of being awarded one of the scholarships depend greatly on your track record, thus having high grades in your bachelor’s and master’s degrees is crucial. You are also encouraged to apply for external support for which you may be eligible.

Our admissions team works closely with all admitted students who need financial assistance, supporting them to evaluate their options and eligibility, and helping them with the scholarship applications.

Fariza Achcaoucaou Iallouchen

farizaa@ub.edu

MSc in Business Research LecturerPhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Roman Jordi Adillon Boladeres

adillon@ub.edu

MSc in Business Research LecturerPhD in Business Advisor

María Pilar Aparicio Chueca

pilaraparicio@ub.edu

PhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Josep Maria Argilés Bosch

josep.argiles@ub.edu

MSc in Business Research LecturerPhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Francisco Javier Arroyo Cañada

fjarroyo@ub.edu

PhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Mercedes Ayuso Gutiérrez

mayuso@ub.edu

PhD in Business Advisor

Merce Bernardo

merce.bernardo@ub.edu

MSc in Business Research LecturerMSc in International Business LecturerPhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Eva Boj del Val

evaboj@ub.edu

PhD in Business Advisor

Catalina Bolancé i Losilla

bolance@ub.edu

PhD in Business Advisor

Pedro Calleja Cortés

calleja@ub.edu

PhD in Business Advisor

M. Mercè Claramunt Bielsa

mmclaramunt@ub.edu

PhD in Business Advisor

Claudio Cruz Cazares

claudio.cruz@ub.edu

MSc in Business Research LecturerPhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Patricia Elgoibar

patriciaelgoibar@ub.edu

MSc in Business Research LecturerMSc in International Business LecturerPhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Paloma Fernández Pérez

palomafernandez@ub.edu

MSc in International Business LecturerPhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Santiago Forgas Coll

santiago.forgas@ub.edu

MSc in Business Research LecturerPhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Antoni Garcia Castellví

a.garcia.castellvi@ub.edu

PhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Anna Maria Gil Lafuente

amgil@ub.edu

MSc in Business Research LecturerPhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Jaume Gil Lafuente

j.gil@ub.edu

MSc in Business Research LecturerPhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Laura Maria Gonzalez-Vila Puchades

lgonzalezv@ub.edu

PhD in Business Advisor

Montserrat Guillén Estany

mguillen@ub.edu

PhD in Business Advisor

Laura Guitart Tarrés

laura.guitart@ub.edu

MSc in Business Research LecturerPhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Esther Hormiga

ehormiga@ub.edu

MSc in Business Research LecturerMSc in International Business LecturerPhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Rubén Huertas García

rhuertas@ub.edu

MSc in Business Research LecturerPhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Josep Maria Izquierdo Aznar

jizquierdoa@ub.edu

PhD in Business Advisor

Yuliya Kasperskaya

yulia.kasperskaya@ub.edu

MSc in Business Research LecturerPhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Jesús Marín Solano

jmarin@ub.edu

PhD in Business Advisor

Jordi Martí Pidelaserra

2marti2@ub.edu

PhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Francisco Javier Mártinez-de-Albéniz Salas

javier.martinezdealbeniz@ub.edu

PhD in Business Advisor

Paloma Miravitlles Matamoros

paloma.miravitlles@ub.edu

MSc in Business Research LecturerMSc in International Business LecturerPhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Ana María Núñez Carballosa

ana.nunez@ub.edu

PhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Marina Núñez Oliva

mnunez@ub.edu

PhD in Business Advisor

Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway

mpareja@ub.edu

MSc in International Business LecturerPhD in Business Advisor

Carlos Rafels Pallarola

crafels@ub.edu

PhD in Business Advisor

Carmen Ribas Marí

cribas@ub.edu

PhD in Business Advisor

Martí Sagarra

martisagarra@ub.edu

MSc in International Business LecturerPhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Alejandro Sánchez Suárez

alex.sanchez@ub.edu

MSc in Business Research LecturerPhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Miguel Angel Santolino Prieto

msantolino@ub.edu

PhD in Business Advisor

Elio Shijaku

elio.shijaku@ub.edu

MSc in Business Research LecturerMSc in International Business LecturerPhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Xavier Maria Triadó Ivern

xtriado@ub.edu

PhD in Business AdvisorResearcher

Jaume Valls Pasola

jaume.valls@ub.edu

MSc in Business Research LecturerPhD in Business AdvisorResearcherSummer School Lecturer

Adeline Abou-Ali

aabouaab7@alumnes.ub.edu

Elio Shijaku

Carlos Alberto Acuña Gonzalez

cacunago7@alumnes.ub.edu

Catalina Bolancé i Losilla, | Salvador Torra

Ansari Saleh Ahmar

aahmarah9@alumnes.ub.edu | ansarisaleh@unm.ac.id

Eva Boj del Val

Juan Rodrigo Alvarado Martinez

jalvarma72@alumnes.ub.edu

Mercè Mach Piera

David Anaya

danayalu7@alumnes.ub.edu

, Lluís Bermúdez Morata | Jaume Belles Sampera

Estefaní­a Arbós Rivera

earbosri7@alumnes.ub.edu

, Joan Ramon Borrell

Laura Arenas

laura.arenas.dreger@gmail.com

Anna Maria Gil Lafuente

Lizbeth Elaine Arroyo Carrasco

larroyca8@alumnes.ub.edu

Esther Hormiga

Marc Blanch Casadesús

mbcasadesus@gmail.com

María Pilar Aparicio ChuecaXavier M Triado Ivern

Albert Carnero Esturi

acarnees8@alumnes.ub.edu

Eva Boj del ValM. Mercè Claramunt Bielsa

Cesar Castillo Lopez

ccastilo7@alumnes.ub.edu

Anna Maria Gil Lafuente

Xiaochen Chang

xchangch17@alumnes.ub.edu

Elio ShijakuFariza Achcaoucaou Iallouchen

Raúl Escalante Álamo

rescalal8@alumnes.ub.edu

Merce Bernardo

Adriana Espinet Patcho

aespinpa9@alumnes.ub.edu

Paloma Miravitlles Matamoros

César Luis Fernández Llano

cfernall27@alumnes.ub.edu

Alina Fesenko

alina.fesenko@ub.edu

Claudio Cruz CazaresYuliya Kasperskaya

Anton Figuerola Wischke

afiguewi8@alumnes.ub.edu

Anna Maria Gil Lafuente, | José María Merigó Lindahl

Selena Freml

sfremlfr7@alumnes.ub.edu

Paloma Miravitlles MatamorosVesna Vlaisavljevic

Esther Galindo Batanero

egalinba7@alumnes.ub.edu

Jaume Valls Pasola, | Ana Ines Fernandez Renna

Alejandro García

agarcicr8@gmail.com

M. Mercè Claramunt Bielsa, | Sebastia Joan Santaeugenia Gonzalez

José Facundo García

jgarciga204@alumnes.ub.edu

Josep Maria Argilés Bosch

Xavier Garcia Marimón

xgarcima7@alumnes.ub.edu

Alfredo Rocafort Nicolau

Rodrigo Hernan González González

rgonzago22@alumnes.ub.edu

Jordi Martí Pidelaserra, | Onofre Martorell Cunill

Alberto Lempira Guevara

aguevach18@alumnes.ub.edu | me@albertolempira.com

Francisco Javier Arroyo Cañada

Anabel Guzmán

anabelguzmano@gmail.com

Francisco Javier Arroyo Cañada

Bernardo Hargous Pretel

bhargopr7@alumnes.ub.edu

Laura Guitart Tarrés

Theresa Hecht

thhechth22@alumnes.ub.edu

Montserrat Crespi Vallbona

Tabitha Aude Ilboudo

sid.ilboudo@ub.edu

Josep Maria Argilés Bosch

Behnoush Kangarlou

Rubén Huertas García

Yanina Kowszyk Bergesio

ykowszko7@alumnes.ub.edu

, Marc Badia Miró | Mariana Walter

Maria Eugenia Laureckis Molla

mlauremo7@alumnes.ub.edu

, Inés Küster Boluda | Natalia Vila López

Nuria Louzao

nuria.louzao@gmail.com

Montserrat Crespi Vallbona

Natalia Mandirola

nmandifa20@alumnes.ub.edu

Jaume Valls Pasola

Ahmad Maraqa

amaraqma7@alumnes.ub.edu

Josep Maria Argilés BoschYuliya Kasperskaya

Mohamed Mehdi Hijazi

M. Mercè Claramunt Bielsa, | Laura Maria Gonzalez-Vila Puchades

Mario Mendocilla

mariomendocilla@gmail.com

Paloma Miravitlles Matamoros, | Jorge Matute

Vahid Minaei

vminaemi7@alumnes.ub.edu

Esther Hormiga

Luis Francisco Miranda

lmirante8@alumnes.ub.edu

Claudio Cruz Cazares

Natalia Muñoz

namuroagencia@gmail.com

Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway

Sara Pahlevan

spahlepa7@alumnes.ub.edu

Rubén Huertas García

Albert Pitarque

albertpitarque95@gmail.com

Montserrat Guillén Estany

Carlos Politi

cpolitpo7@alumnes.ub.edu

Elio ShijakuPatricia Elgoibar

Sergi Pons

sergi.pons@ub.edu

Jaume Gil LafuenteJavier Manuel Romaní Fernandez

Julie Preaux

jpreaupr7@alumnes.ub.edu

Merce Bernardo, | Martí Casadesús

Matheus Provinciali

mprovinciali@ub.edu

Xavier M Triado Ivern

Caesar Marga Putri

caesarmarga.putri@gmail.com

Josep Maria Argilés Bosch, | Diego Ravenda

Sachin Raut Kumar

srautkum43@alumnes.ub.edu

Rubén Huertas GarcíaSantiago Forgas Coll

Yanqiu Ren

yrenrenx8@alumnes.ub.edu

Martí Sagarra, | Min Zhang

Anna Roca

arocacastello@gmail.com

Fariza Achcaoucaou IallouchenPaloma Miravitlles Matamoros

Louis Maximilian Ronalter

lronalro7@alumnes.ub.edu

Javier Manuel Romaní FernandezMerce Bernardo

Laura Sáez

laurasaez@ub.edu

Rubén Huertas GarcíaSantiago Forgas Coll

Tugce Nuray Saka

tugcesaka@ub.edu

Esther HormigaJaume Valls Pasola

Irene Sanchez

isanchtu7@alumnes.ub.edu

Claudio Cruz CazaresPatricia Elgoibar

Maria Gloria Sanmartin Antolin

glsanmaa8@alumnes.ub.edu

Laura Guitart Tarrés

Adriana Santos Caballero

asantoca11@alumnes.ub.edu

Jaume Gil Lafuente, | Maria Ángeles Revilla Camacho

Enzo Shijaku

diametri@gmail.com

Claudio Cruz CazaresYuliya Kasperskaya

Chrislyn Tang

chtangta26@alumnes.ub.edu

Josep Maria Argilés BoschYuliya Kasperskaya

Dídac Traserra Escarramán

dtrasees7@alumnes.ub.edu

Anna Maria Gil Lafuente, | José Merigo Lindahl

Iñaki Vázquez Álvarez

ivazqual7@alumnes.ub.edu

Jordi Martí Pidelaserra

Juan José Vidal

juanjose.vidal@ub.edu

Montserrat Guillén Estany, | Jorge M. Uribe

Carlos Yance Carvajal

cyanceca16@alumnes.ub.edu

, Pilar Presas Maynegre | Pilar Marquès Gou

Exploring what disruptive innovation is and its influence on Spanish incumbents

Sucet Jimena Martínez Vergara

Jaume Valls Pasola

Orientation towards Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Empirical evidence on SMEs

Paúl Oswaldo Sarango Lalangui

Esther Hormiga | José Álvarez Garcia

The role of responsible innovation in increasing firm performance in small and medium-sized enterprises and increasing their sustainability

Carla Tattiana Gonzales Gemio

Claudio Cruz Cazares | Mary Jane Parmentier

Análisis de las relaciones interfirmas en el clúster del turismo de intereses especiales de la región de Los Lagos, Chile

José Ricardo Vera Garnica

Jordi Martí Pidelaserra

The role of Personal Values in the Entrepreneurship Research. An analysis of new trends, decision making and success of entrepreneurs

Karla Paola Hernández del Valle

Esther Hormiga

Spanish Muslims’ halal food purchase intention

Mahir Pradana

Rubén Huertas García | Frederic Marimon Viadiu

Essays on Regional Management Centres: Subsidiary management at the crossroad of psychic distance and regionalization

Nina Magomedova

Fariza Achcaoucaou Iallouchen | Paloma Miravitlles Matamoros

Análisis de la implantación de la estrategia de servitización en las empresas manufactureras españolas

Helen Castellón

Laura Guitart Tarrés | Natalia Jaría Chacón

Organizational behavior in Ecuadorian SME’s. An analysis of leadership, trust and conflict management

Eduardo Espinoza Solís

Patricia Elgoibar

La influencia de los contenidos publicitarios en el engagement hacia las comunidades virtuales de marca

Aleida López Julià

Santiago Forgas Coll & Ramon Palau Saumell

Evolving to Digital and Programmable Value Based Economy: General Prospect and Specific Applications over Sustainability

Ferran Herraiz Faixó

Francisco Javier Arroyo Cañada

An analytical study about the relationship between Green Supply Chain Management practices and Organizational Performance

Keivan Amirbagheri

Laura Guitart-Tarrés & Ana Núñez-Carballosa

Las estrategias de financiación de las empresas de biotecnología, con referencia al caso español

Ernest Solé Udina

Oriol Amat Salas & Montserrat Casanovas Ramon

Characterization and measurement of social responsibility in micro, small and medium enterprises of the Caribbean Region of Colombia

Guillén León

M. Mercè Claramunt

Strategic Interactions in Marketing: A Dynamic Approach

Lijue Lu

Jorge Navas Ródenes

How does the store flyer design and content features influence consumer behavior?

Maciel Prediger

Rubén Huertas García & Juan Carlos Gázquez Abad

Historical cost versus fair value of biological assets: Relevance of accounting information

Meritxell Miarons Blanco

Josep Maria Argilés Bosch

Understanding Innovation within the context of the Integration of Management Systems

Alfonso Antonio Hernández Vivanco

Mercè Bernardo & Claudio Cruz Cázares

The processes of knowledge management: A bibliometric evolution and assessment models based on ICTs for SMEs

Maria Magaly Gaviria Marin

Claudio Cruz Cazares

Building knowledge in performance measurement and management: A critical realist approach

Ryan Armstrong

Laura Guitart Tarrés

Innovation processes in creative industries: new practices and the use of technology in the digital entertainment industry

Cristian Granados Sánchez

Montserrat Pareja Eastaway & Mercè Bernardo

ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022

Applications period for the academic year 2021-2022 will be open from November 4th 2020 until April 30th 2021.

  • First period: Applications received from November 4th, 2020 to January 31st, 2021 > Resolutions on February 26th, 2021.
  • Second period: Applications received from February 1st to March 31st 2021 > Resolutions on April 28th, 2021.
  • Third period: Applications received from April 1st to April 30th 2021 > Resolutions on May 28th, 2021.

Notice about the COVID-19: Please note that the admissions calendar remains unchanged. To date there have been no changes to the postgraduate degrees schedule for the 2021/22 academic year. Should the COVID-19 health emergency force us to make any changes, we will inform you as soon as possible. For more information, please visit the “Information on COVID-19” section of the University of Barcelona webpage.

To apply for the doctoral programme in Business at the University of Barcelona, a candidate must follow these steps:

FIRST

Confirm that you meet the admission requirements (Who should apply?)

SECOND

Fill in the online application form and upload supporting documents:

  1. ID/Passport
  2. CV
  3. Bachelor’s degree transcript of grades and diploma certificate
  4. Master’s degree transcript of grades (provisional or final version) and diploma certificate (if you have it)
  5. Letter of motivation (description of your background; your motivation to pursue the PhD in Business programme at the UB; your academic interests; your research and teaching experience; your professional and academic goals. You can also indicate the name of potential advisor/s at the UB that fit with your interests)
  6. Research proposal (maximum 3 pages)
  7. Master thesis (if you are currently working on your Master thesis, please send an extended abstract in English — typically around 3 pages)
  8. Proof of English level (not compulsory if you are a native speaker or you hold a university degree taught in English)

THIRD

Once your application is reviewed by the admissions team, you will receive an email to provide the name and contact email of two scholars that support your application. They will receive an automated email with general questions about your profile. Only references received before the 7th day after the corresponding period application deadline will be considered.

FOURTH

Academic resolutions will be notified by email. If you are admitted, you will be required to submit your documents to get the final administrative approval and formalize the enrolment. Students in possession of academic documents issued outside Spain will be required to pay a fee of €218.15 for the administrative review.  More information will be provided to admitted students.

Admission deferment policy

Students admitted to the programme that are unable to attend may request a deferment of the admission to the following academic year (only once).

Requests must be send by email to business.school@ub.edu before October 31st. Each request is reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Please note that deferments are not guaranteed.