• Sólida formación en investigación y aplicación de metodologías en el quehacer de las organizaciones.
  • Altos valores éticos, amplia capacidad analítica y comprensión global de los negocios.

The creation of the Doctoral Degree in Strategic Business Administration (Online) responds to the need to satisfy the demand of those who need to study a doctoral program in Administration, have hourly restrictions and / or face-to-face availability. It is the only one in the region accredited by The Association of MBA-DBA (AMBA) in the United Kingdom.

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





MONTHLY Duration: 4 years
(2 years of lectures and 2 years of research and thesis development)
Class Schedule:
Face-to-face sessions:

The classes of the face-to-face teaching modules during the first two years are: Monday to Saturday from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. - 12 effective days
Online sessions:
Online classes are between Monday to Friday from 6:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (6 days of synchronous class and 6 days of asynchronous classes per course). A total of 6 courses of the curriculum are developed in the virtual modality.
Frequency: Approximately every 3 months (3 times a year).
Jul 2020
$ 23,500


You will obtain the academic degree of:

  • Doctor in Strategic Business Administration, by Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú


Direct with CENTRUM PUCP, interest-free.
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The investment does not include the following:
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Professionals with high-level academic background and work experience, interested in generating knowledge, who meet the following requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in any field
  • Five years of experience in executive, managerial or teaching positions
  • 25 years old as when beginning the process of admission to the program


  • To train Leaders with a global business vision, capable of generating knowledge, working under moral values, decency and good professional practices in the academic context
  • To train Leaders capable of integrating the acquired cognitive knowledge in order to identify knowledge gaps and/or solutions to problems in the business administration context, as from a scientific and research approach
  • To train Leaders capable of contributing to knowledge generation through their professional training experience, as well as their field of expertise or research thematic line in order to explain or understand a problem




Luz Marina García Solís
Phone: (511) 626 7112 / 996-575-031
E-mail: lmgarcias@pucp.pe

Mariela Salazar
Phone: (511) 626-7129 / 993-296-983
E-mail: msalazarc@pucp.pe


These are the advantages of following the Doctoral Program in Strategic Business Administration, Blended Learning Modality (Online):



  • You will obtain an academic degree and a diploma:
    • Doctor in Strategic Business Administration, by Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
    • Doctoral Candidature in Strategic Business Administration, after the research proposal has been approved and defended in the second year

(*) Graduates will obtain the valid degree, subject to Peruvian educational regulations, as per the Superintendencia Nacional de Educación Superior Universiaria (National Superintendence of College Superior Education –SUNEDU). Such degree is not subject to the educational regulations of countries outside the Peruvian territory. If the graduate wishes the degree to be valid in another country, he/she must follow the procedures provided by the law of the country where he/she wants to validate the degree.



  • You will be supported by CENTRUM PUCP, top Latin-American school, only one in Peru with Triple Crown accreditation
  • You will be guided by professors with a high academic level, continuous practice in academic papers publication in specialized academic journals and proven expertise in business
  • An advisor will be assigned once the research proposal has been approved, in order to guide the thesis development
  • Your schedules will fit your professional activities
  • You will expand your network by being part of a community that gathers leading professionals and executives
  • You will receive counseling from our professors and you will have access to specialized materials from our DOCIS Library
  • You will have the opportunity of being invited to Beta Gamma Sigma, the most important honorary society of students, alumni and professors of the world


  • A graduate from the Doctoral Program in Strategic Business Administration shall act closely to the ethic and humanistic research of the University, with social commitment and responsibility
  • He or she as well has specialized knowledge about pure and applied research in business administration. Thus, he or she may generate sustainable value to his or her organization
  • The graduate will be able to critically analyze a scientific publication, assessing its methodological strengths and weaknesses and determining its contribution to knowledge thanks to said analysis
  • The graduate shall be able to generate knowledge through scientific research, and he or she will be able of divulging it through teaching and through the publication of journals catalogued and reviewed by his or her peers
  • The graduate shall also master two foreign language, one of which must be English
    • He or she will have intellectual leadership capacity in order to generate changes in administration science and technology, with an ethical, innovative, critical and socially committed attitude


The program leads to obtaining the academic degree of Doctor in Strategic Business Administration, awarded by Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Additionally, participants that satisfactorily defend the first three chapters of their research proposal—after completing the courses of the first two years—will receive the Doctoral Candidature in Strategic Business Administration diploma.

In order to graduate, you must successfully pass the courses, your Research Proposal must be approved, and you must defend your doctoral thesis, which must be published through an academic paper in a specialized academic journal. Additionally, you must comply with foreign language requirements as set forth in the Program Standards Guide.

CENTRUM PUCP may make changes in the curriculum, or sequence of courses, or teachers, according to its policy of continuous improvement. In the event that the required quorum was not met, CENTRUM PUCP reserves the right to postpone the start of the courses and programs.

  • YEAR I

    • Epistemology and Research Ethics (Lima)
      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 close to knowledge, understanding and rationality. The course seeks for the doctoral student to be able to explain, criticize and defend—clearly and concisely—the philosophical positions in the discussion and development of his/her research during the doctoral program and his/her research career.
    • Research Proposal Seminar I (Lima)
      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 projects, both for their thesis and for publication in specialized 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.
    • Modern Management Systems (Online)
      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.
    • Financial Systems (Online)
      The course presents the relation between strategic decisions and financial performance. It analyzes and goes in depth in the following topics: capital markets and valuation, capital budget, capital cost, cost structure, risk management with financial derivatives, growth worth, relation between financial policy and corporate strategy.
    • Qualitative Research Methodology I (Lima)
      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 allows 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.
    • Quantitative Research Methodology I (Lima)
      The course presents the various quantitative and analytical tools that support 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 to the problems in order to make the extension of his/her global business vision feasible.
    • Research Proposal Seminar II – Auto-study (MNL)
      Thesis Seminar: This course provides the doctoral student with the opportunity of defending the academic and doctoral character of his/her research proposal, both in its theoretical and methodological aspects, in pursuit to achieve the condition of doctoral candidate. This course aims to meet the following objectives: efficiently and effectively elaborate the research proposal in terms of available time and the rigorous and convincing communication of its content; defend the theoretical and methodological aspects of the doctoral research proposal, arguing its appropriateness and doctoral level; establish an academic dialogue between the doctoral student and the doctoral committee so as to establish the rigour of the arguments for and against, in benefit of the academic and doctoral level of the research proposal; and evaluate and qualify the defense of the research proposal in pursuit of to achieve the condition of doctoral candidate.

    • Organization Behavior Sciences (Online)
      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.
    • Industrial and Service Organizations (Online)
      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.
    • Strategic Marketing (Online)
      The course presents a global vision of marketing. It aims to present the state of the art in each of the important areas, and promote a critical analysis of observed matters as from three points of view: general point of view, the application of such matters to Latin-American countries, and the generation of ideas and methodologies for future research development.
    • Strategic Management and Leadership (Online)
      This course aims for the doctoral student to review strategic thinking throughout history, from classic strategy thinkers—mostly military—to most modern ones, who started to apply this thinking to the corporate world in the twentieth century. The course allows analyzing the main articles and their application to organizations that wish to plan for a long-term future. Furthermore, the course provides information about different methodologies for developing the strategic process, and shows that leadership and culture of organizations are fundamental to succeed in such process.
    • Qualitative Research Methodology II (Lima)
      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.
    • Quantitative Research Methodology II (Lima)
      The course allows 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.

    • Thesis Seminar I (CNL)
      Field investigation: The working module consists of a series of activities that will help the doctoral student in the design of the sample and systematic data collection to be used in his/her doctoral research. This module seeks to achieve the following objectives: to define specific population for the research study, to operatively define the terms to be used in the research, to review variables that will be measured, to establish the sampling frame, to design the sample, to prepare documents regarding the informed consent and confidentiality of information, and to apply data collection techniques.
    • Thesis Seminar II (MNL)
      Data Analysis: 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).This seminar comprises chapters I, II, III and IV of the Doctoral Dissertation, which are to be presented up to nine months after defending the Research Proposal.

    • Thesis Seminar III (CNL)
      Thesis Writing: The working module allows 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 (CNL)
      Preparation for Thesis Defense: The working module enables the doctoral candidate to prepare and present the dissertation and defend his thesis before the Doctoral Jury of CENTRUM PUCP Business School 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.


  • Once a year, in September, CENTRUM PUCP organizes the International Week (SI for its acronym in Spanish), in which researchers, doctors and PhDs present their latest projects. All students of the doctoral program are expected to actively participate in the SI. Additionally, during the year, renowned academic exhibitors visit our campus to give talks to our students.
  • CENTRUM PUCP is part of three international consortia of schools that offer doctorates in Administration. Our students are invited to participate in the congresses and events that they organize:
    • EDBAC: Executive DBA Council. EUA and Europe Schools
    • DBA Symposium: England
    • DBA Consortia: CLADEA



  • Master’s Degree in any field
  • Five or more years of experience in executive, managerial or teaching positions
  • 25 years old, at least, as when beginning the process of admission to the program
  • Pass the aptitude test (ECAP)
  • In the event that the Program’s Direction needed an interview, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule a date



  • Registration Sheet duly filled
  • Simple copy of Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree diplomas
    (*) For applicants who have studied abroad, a copy of the Professional Degree is required
  • Simple copy of National Identity Card (both sides). DNI, or Alien Card or Passport for foreign applicants
  • Curriculum vitae (with no attachments) in English with scanned photo (passport size, resolution of no less than 300 dpi, wearing a suit and a tie, white background). Download



  • Register of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the Superintendencia Nacional de Educación Superior Universitaria (National Superintendence of College Superior Education – SUNEDU), for applicants who have studied in Peru
  • Register of the degree in the Secretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (Secretary of Superior Education, Science, Technology and Innovation – SENESCYT), for applicants who have studied in Ecuador
  • Copy of the act of the Professional and Master’s Degree, for applicants who have studied in Colombia
  • Work certificates that support five years of work experience (without considering internships)
  • Write an essay about your possible doctoral research topic. Such essay must have a minimum of 1000 words, and will be consider as part of your admission file

*In order to opt for the academic degree of Doctor in Strategic Business Administration, awarded by the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, you must accredit two foreign languages. Advanced proficiency of English is required (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level C1). Regarding the second language, an intermediate proficiency is required (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B2). For applicants whose native language is English, an advanced proficiency of another language is required (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level C1), as well as an intermediate proficiency of a second foreign language (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B2).



Achieving studies CENTRUM PUCP is a very important personal decision that involves having evaluated, known and accepted, among others, academic, economic, administrative and disciplinary conditions to be met throughout the period of studies—in addition to 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 REGULATIONS, as well as to take into account their importance, before starting the admission process. With the start of the admission process, you declare to acknowledge and accept these REGULATIONS. From such moment, you may not allege lack of awareness.


Ask for all the information you need, we care about ensuring you achieve academic and professional success.

Luz Marina García Solís
(511) 626 7112 / 996-575-031
Mariela Salazar
(511) 626-7129 / 993-296-983


Percy Marquina

Professor Percy Marquina holds a Doctor in Business Administration degree from Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands, a Doctorate in Strategic Business Administration from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, a Master of Philosophy from Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Universidad del Pacífico, Peru, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Universidad del Pacífico. Professor Marquina completed the Executive Development Program at Wharton School of Business, United States. He completed the Business Leadership Program at Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil, and the Colloquium on Participant Centered Learning program at Harvard Business School, United States. Professor Marquina has also pursued specialized course studies at the World Bank, the UNDP, and Wilson Learning.

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Jaime Rivera

Professor Rivera is Doctor in Psychology, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas-Spain. Doctor in Economics Applied Sciences, Universite Catholique de Louvain-Belgium. MBA in Management, Universite Catholique de Louvain-Belgium. Master in Business Administration, School of Business Administration graduate, ESAN.

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