• Business and Territorial Competitiveness, Innovation and Sustainability

The IQS School of Management, the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of Deusto (DBS Deusto) and the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences at Pontificia Comillas University (ICADE) have combined forces to offer a joint doctoral programme in Business and Territorial Competitiveness, Innovation and Sustainability (CETIS).


This programme has been created within the framework of the Aristos Campus Mundus 2015 Campus of International Excellence, whose initiative is the result of the strategic partnership between three socially committed universities (the University of Deusto, Comillas Pontifical University and Ramon Llull University). This alliance is also backed by advanced strategic cooperation agreements with Georgetown University, Boston College and Fordham University.

Number of spots available
Barcelona: 6
Bilbao: 4
Madrid: 12
San Sebastián: 8

The programme can be done entirely in English.

Business and territorial competitiveness
Organizational management and business competitiveness

Objectives

The PhD in Business and Territorial Competitiveness, Innovation and Sustainability enables students to delve into the various factors that impact competitiveness for companies and territories in order to contribute to the economic and social development of the world in which we live. The programme places a special emphasis on innovation as a critical factor for competitiveness and on sustainability as a key preservation element to ensure the well-being of future generations. To do so, the programme provides a solid and rigorous academic foundation in research methodology.

The search for better solutions to enhance competitiveness for companies and territories requires not only financial resources, but also – and above all – research and innovation capacities and the ability to manage research and innovation to facilitate the effective employment of financial resources to turn them into innovations that support sustainable competitiveness.

Within this context, students will strengthen their research skills based on the needs of business R&D departments and, from a more systemic perspective, the needs of the research centres or departments at universities, technology centres, consultancies and institutes, essential for meeting established objectives.

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