• Receive three academic degrees from prestigious business schools
  • Develop new knowledge from a demanding research project

#1 in Latin America, DBAStudies.com 2014

Doctorate in Business Administration program is the most senior of our school. thanks to a partnership with Maastricht School of Management (Netherlands) is provided and is aimed at developing knowledge creation from research as the basis for a successful application in business.






Courses with professors from CENTRUM Católica and Maastricht School of Management
Monday to Saturday from 8:45 hasta las 16:45

Courses in the Netherlands with professors from Maastricht School of Management
Monday to Saturday from 8:45 hasta las 16:45
Each course will last one week

28 Sep 2018
$ 39,050


Trip to Holland to bring instructional program modules in Maastricht School of Management (MSM).


Professionals with high-level academic training , interested in generating based on their experience and decision-makers in the private or public knowledge.


  • Train leaders of business management in Peru.
  • Provide a strong background in research and application of methodologies in business activity.
  • Develop leaders with high ethical values , extensive analytical skills and comprehensive understanding of business.


You will be admitted to the program with a topic for doctoral research.

Over four years of academic work, this idea will become an academic doctoral dissertation, which will be supported by training workshops and seminars on research progress.

At these meetings, you will receive comments and suggestions from your colleagues and doctoral community CENTRUM Católica, for your progress.


Investment: US$39,050

Examination fee: S/.330

Direct with CENTRUM Católica and interest-free

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  • CENTRUM Católica Campus (Lima)
  • Maastricht School of Management Campus (Netherlands)

These are the advantages of following the DBA CENTRUM Maastricht, the most prestigious doctoral program in the region:

  • You’ll get a triple degree:
    • Doctor of Business Administration (Ph.D.) from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), by Maastricht School of Management.
    • Master of Philosophy, by Maastricht School of Management.
  • You will receive a strong academic and practical training, which will improve your knowledge in strategic management.
  • You have the backing of a top school in Latin America and the only one in Peru with academic Triple Crown.
  • You will be guided by teachers of high academic level, expertise in business and personal qualities magnificent experience.
  • You will have schedules that fit your professional activities.
  • You can expand your network of contacts to belong to a community that brings together leading professionals and executives.
  • You will have two expert advisors, one CENTRUM Católica and one Maastricht to guide and direct your doctoral work.
  • You will receive counseling by our teachers and have access to specialized materials of our DOCIS Library.
  • You have the possibility of being invited to Beta Gamma Sigma, the honorary society of students, graduates and world’s most important teachers.

The DBA CENTRUM Maastricht comprises in its curricular structure the areas of Finance, Marketing, Accounting and Economics, Management and Strategy and Leadership. These materials are developed in a program that includes along its development sessions and thesis research. To graduate, you must successfully pass the courses and support the doctoral thesis, which is the ultimate goal of the program.

Here is the curriculum:

CENTRUM Católica may make changes in the curricula, or sequence of courses or teachers, according to its policy of continuous improvement. Failure to comply with the required quorum Catholic CENTRUM reserves the right to postpone the start of courses and programs.

  • YEAR I

    • Epistemology and Research Ethics

      The course analyzes the logic and ethics of knowledge. It aims to discuss and analyze the main paradigms of research and how they bring us knowledge, understanding and rationality. The course seeks that the doctoral student is able to explain, criticize and defend, clearly and concisely, the philosophical positions in the discussion and development of his research during the doctoral program and his research career.

    • Research Proposal Seminar I

      The course presents the main guidelines and regulatory standards that are useful to doctoral students, as guidelines to follow for proper presentation of their research, both for their thesis and for publication in academic journals. The course introduces the doctoral student to the management of technological tools for finding specialized information and explains the APA format, BOLD software and the structure of the research proposal.

    • Quantitative Research Methodology I

      The course presents the various quantitative and analytical tools that help the process of the doctoral student’s research during the program and in his professional career. It is intended that the participant is able to understand which methods are applicable in the problems to make the extension of his global business vision feasible.

    • Qualitative Research Methodology I

      The course prepares the doctoral student conceptually to structure and design a qualitative research project. Thus, the course presents various approaches and methods of data analysis that will be needed during and after the doctoral program; it permits discussion of topics of the presentation of research results for its publication in various media; and enables the discussion of the strategy, design and methods of qualitative research.

    • Industrial and Service Organizations

      The course enables theoretical and empirical examination of the problems emerging from the activities of industrial and service organizations. The course provides the necessary guidelines to analyze and develop an understanding of game theory, the theory of contracts and the principal agent theory as well as concepts underlying market structure and the behavior of organizations. Also, given the importance that emerging markets understanding of their own industries; the course includes topics on the formation of companies and the role of international corporations.

    • Financial Systems

      The course presents the relationship between strategic decisions and financial performance. It analyzes and elaborates on the following topics: capital markets and valuation, budgeting of capital, cost of capital, cost structure, risk management with derivatives, the value of growth, the relationship between financial policy and corporate strategy.


    • Quantitative Research Methodology II

      The course permits a deepening of knowledge on the use of quantitative techniques. Doctoral students will be able to use advanced quantitative methods, using specialized technological tools such as Excel, SPSS, EVIEWS and online analysis websites.

    • Qualitative Research Methodology II

      The course strengthens doctoral student’s preparation to be able to structure and execute a qualitative research study. Thus, the focus of the course is the presentation and advanced use of qualitative techniques for collecting and analyzing data and allowing the doctoral student to progress towards meeting the requirements for publication and for the defense of the program’s doctoral thesis.

    • Organizational Behavior Sciences

      The course aims to familiarize the doctoral student with the approaches for research in the behavioral sciences, since there is virtually no aspect of business or management research without a socio-psychological dimension. In the behavioral sciences, we can distinguish different levels of research. In this regard, the course looks at three of them: the level of the individual worker; the level of work, considering the career path; and the level of the organization. At the level of the individual worker, performance evaluation and the balance between home and work is analyzed; at the work level, research on employability and changes in the employment relationship is reviewed. Finally, at the level of the organization, organizational change, innovation and knowledge management are analyzed.

    • Modern Management Systems

      The course develops in the doctoral student a new way to visualize the management of complex organizations, emphasizing corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. With new trends, modern management systems that can cope successfully with new challenges should be centered on the essence of management: strengthening of the organizational culture.

    • Strategic Marketing – DBA

      The course provides an overview of the marketing discipline. It aims to present the state of art in each of the major areas of discipline and promotes a critical analysis of the aspects observed from three perspectives: analysis discipline from a general point of view, the implementation of those aspects to the countries of Latin America and the generation of ideas and methodologies for the development of future research.

    • Strategic Management and Leadership – DBA

      The course aims that the doctoral student review strategic thinking through history, starting this analysis with the classical thinkers of the strategy, mostly military world, reaching even the most modern, who, in the second half of the twentieth century, they began to apply this thinking to the business world.

      The course allows analysis of the main items written and its application to the world of organizations that want to project forward thinking long term.

      The course also provides information about the different approaches for the development of the strategic process and shows that leadership and organizational culture are two key aspects to succeed in this process.

    • Research Proposal Seminar II

      The working module provides the doctoral student the opportunity to defend the academic and doctoral character of his research proposal, both in its theoretical and methodological aspects, with a view to obtaining the status of doctoral candidate.

      This module seeks to achieve the following objectives: to develop, efficiently and effectively, the research proposal in terms of time available and the communication of its contents in a rigorous and convincing manner; defend the doctoral research proposal in theoretical and methodological aspects, arguing its relevance and doctoral level; establish an academic dialogue between the candidate and the doctoral committee in establishing the rigor of the arguments and counter-arguments in favor of academic and doctoral level research proposal; and evaluate and grade the defense of the research proposal with a view to obtaining the status of doctoral candidate.


    • Thesis Seminar I – DBA

      The working module consists of a series of activities which will help the doctoral student in the design of the sample and the systematic collection of data used in his doctoral research.

      This module seeks to achieve the following objectives: to define the specific population for the research study, operationally define the terms that will be used in the research, review the variables to be measured, set the sampling framework, design the sample, prepare the documentation about informed consent and confidentiality of information, and apply the techniques on data collection.

    • Thesis Seminar II – DBA

      The working module consists of a series of activities that will help the doctoral student in the application of quantitative and qualitative techniques for the analysis of data in his doctoral thesis.

      This module seeks to achieve the following objectives: to perform exploratory data analysis, propose statistical hypotheses (in the quantitative case), select the techniques or procedures for data analysis, choose and apply the tools of data processing to obtain results (including selecting the right software or other tools), analyzing the results and proposing adjustments or reformulating the model (if necessary).


    • Thesis Seminar III

      The working module permits the academic ordering of the results of the doctoral research and the writing of the conclusions generated in the work.

      This module seeks to achieve the following objectives: to structure a document of scientific rigor in order to transmit the findings of the investigation and ensure that the contribution to knowledge made by the doctoral student is at the level of international standards.

    • Thesis Seminar IV

      The working module enables the doctoral candidate to prepare and present the dissertation and defend his thesis before the CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School - PUCP and Maastricht doctoral committees in an illustrative, explanatory, convincing, concise and rigorous, intelligent, effective manner, and adjusted to the established time.

      This module seeks the following objective: to train doctoral student to be able to be admitted as a doctor, DBA, by the international academic community in the area of Strategic Business Administration.

About Maastricht

Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is a leader in professional business training school. Headquartered in the Netherlands, it offers programs that contribute to enhancing the capabilities of the participants, through research and innovation. Its programs aim to put students to the complex challenges of today’s business administration, seeking to develop capabilities applied from a rigorous investigation, with a global vision.

International travel

The DBA CENTRUM Maastricht includes a trip to Holland two weeks, intensive courses to develop two programs, each one week on the campus of MSM. In this period, you will receive teaching classes by renowned professors of MSM. You can share with them your experiences and consultations that contribute to complete your research.

International travel conditions

  • The cost of the program includes classes and academic materials used in MSM
  • It does not include the cost of airfare, accommodation and meals during the two weeks in the Netherlands
  • It does not include the visa arrangements, medical insurance, airport taxes and personal expenses in the Netherlands

Asks all the information you need , we take care to ensure you reach the academic and professional success.

Giovanna Foullman
Telephone 626-7105
Email: gfoullman@pucp.edu.pe

Yesica Siu
Telephone: 626-7162/ 937723458
Email: ysiu@pucp.pe

Mariana Salmon
Telephone: 626-7102
Email: msalmon@pucp.edu.pe


  • Duly accredited Bachelor’s and Master’s academic degrees in any specialty.
  • Registration of the academic degree of Bachelor and Master in the National Superintendence of Higher Education University (SUNEDU), for applicants who have studied in Peru.
  • Degree Registration in SENESCYT (Secretariat of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation), for applicants who have studied in Ecuador.
  • Copy of the degree certificate of the Professional Title and Master’s degree, for applicants who have studied in Colombia.
  • Five or more years of experience in executive, managerial or teaching positions.
  • 25 years of age, at least, when beginning the process of admission to the program.
  • Approval of the aptitude test (GMAT or equivalent).
  • Accredit your level of Intermediate English language through Certificate or Diploma from the following institutions, ICPNA, British, EUROIDIOMAS, Catholic Languages, TOEFL, TOEIC, CAMBRIDGE, with an age not exceeding 3 years. The result of such evaluation is solely and exclusively referential.
  • Obtain a favorable result in the personal interview.

Documents for admission

  • Sheet duly filled Registration. Start registration
  • Copy of Diploma of Magister.
  • Copy of National Identity – ID card (both sides) or identity card in case of foreign applicants.
  • Curriculum vitae in English, not documented. Download
  • Printing/screenshot or scanned copy of the payment voucher proving the right of the respective examination.
  • Digital Printing “Consultation on the National Register of Degrees and Titles” of the National Superintendency of Higher Education University (SUNEDU) for applicants who have studied in Peru.
  • Two letters, signed by representatives of the respective employer, to sustain five years of work experience (excluding pre professional practices). Download.
  • Four (4) passport sized photographs, in color, with white background and formal attire.
  • DBA booklet duly completed. Download
  • Knowledge foreign language commitment. Download

Important information:

  • Prices and conditions of the program are subject to variation.
  • The program cost does not include outstanding academic rights and the costs of international travel.
  • It is mandatory proof of proficiency in two, in addition to the mother, to graduate languages.

Documents Reception

Giovanna Foullman
Phone: 626-7105
E-mail: gfoullman@pucp.edu.pe

Yésica Siu
Phone: 626-7162
E-mail: ysiu@pucp.pe

Rosa María Rodríguez-Cadilla
Phone: 626-7104
E-mail: rrodriguezcadilla@pucp.pe

Mariana Salmon
Phone: 626-7102
E-mail: msalmon@pucp.edu.pe

Contacto: Rossana Murga
Phone: 626-7115
E-Mail: rmurga@pucp.edu.pe

Achieving studies CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School is a very important personal decision that involves evaluating, known and accepted, among others, academic, economic, administrative and disciplinary conditions to be met throughout their period of studies, the degree of commitment and dedication necessary to successfully complete this great professional project. That is why, it is necessary to know the content of the following standards as well as take into account its importance, before starting the admission process. With the start of the admissions process, you acknowledge and accept this standard, and that from that moment can not be alleged ignorance of it.


Daniel Guevara

Professor Guevara holds a PhD and a MA in Psychology from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, an International Master’s Degree in Leadership from EADA, Spain, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Education with a focus on Psychology and Religious Sciences from Universidad Marcelino Champagnat, Peru.

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