• Program Objectives

The PhD in Business and Territorial Competitiveness, Innovation and Sustainability provides insight into the different factors that affect the competitiveness of companies and territories with a view to contributing to the economic and social development of the world we live in. Particular emphasis is placed on innovation as an essential factor for competitiveness and on sustainability as a key element to guarantee the well-being of future generations. With these objectives in mind, the programme delivers a sound rigorous background in research methodology. 

The search for better solutions to organise the competitiveness of companies and territories demands not only financial resources but above all, research and innovation capacities. Furthermore, it calls for proper management of said research and innovation that enables financial resources to be effectively translated as innovations that underpin sustainable competitiveness.

Within this context, the development of research competencies in accordance with the needs of the business R&D departments and, from a more systemic perspective, with the needs of research centers or departments of universities, technology centers, consultancies and institutes, it is fundamental to reach the last objectives.

Number of places

  • Barcelona: 6
  • Bilbao: 4
  • Madrid:12
  • San Sebastian: 8



The program can be done entirely in English