• Receive a doctoral degree awarded by the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
  • Create new business knowledge from research
  • Lead the decision-making and change in your organization

#1 in Latin America, DBAStudies.com 2014

The Doctoral Program in Strategic Business Administration LATAM program is the most senior in our school. It is designed to develop, create and master the theoretical knowledge in management through research and its efficient application in the companies.





MONTHLY 48 months
Classes every 3 months: Monday to Saturday from 09:30 to 18:00
Sep 2019
$ 25,200


8 trips to CENTRUM PUCP campus in Lima, Peru.


Professionals with work experience in public or private companies of the country or abroad. Professionals with academic training, interested in generating knowledge based on their experience and with decision-making ability in private or public activity.


  • To train the leaders of business management in Latin America.
  • To provide a solid training in research and application of methodologies in business activities.
  • To develop leaders with high ethical values, extensive analytical skills and comprehensive understanding of business.


Professors have doctor degrees and are active researchers. The thesis begins to develop from the first day of classes and parallel to the courses. The classes are discussions of academic articles and research methodologies. The process for the development of the thesis consists in the presentation of a research topic, literary revision, research design, fieldwork and conclusions.

Students must submit to the jury the first three chapters of the thesis, and receive the Doctoral Candidature Diploma before moving to fieldwork. The support of the doctoral dissertation leads to obtaining the degree of Doctor in Strategic Business Administration.


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Campus of CENTRUM PUCP in Lima.

These are the advantages of taking the Doctoral Program in Strategic Business Administration LATAM:

  • You will obtain an academic degree:
    • Doctor of Strategic Business Administration (DBA), from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
    • Doctoral Candidature in Strategic Management of Companies, after sustaining and approving the research proposal in the second year.

    (*) The graduates will obtain the title or degree valid and subject to the educational regulation of the foreign country from which the granting institution comes. This title is not subject to the educational regulation of the countries outside the Peruvian territory. If the student wishes that the credential is valid in their country of origin, they must follow the procedures provided in the law of the country of origin of the student.

  • You will receive a solid academic and practical training that will enable you to develop your skills, knowledge and abilities.
  • You will have a teaching staff of the highest academic level, proven expertise in business and magnificent personal qualities.
  • You will have the support of a top Latin American school and the only one in Peru with academic Triple Crown.
  • You will be guided by professors with a high academic level, proven expertise in business and magnificent personal qualities.
  • An expert advisor will be by your side from the first year to move your thesis topic forward
  • You will receive counseling by our professors and have access to specialized materials from our DOCIS Library.
  • You will have the chance to be invited into Beta Gamma Sigma, the honorary society of students, graduates and world’s most important professors.

The curricular structure of the Doctoral Program in Strategic Business Administration LATAM includes the areas of Finance, Marketing, Accounting and Economics, Management, and Strategy and Leadership. These materials are developed in a program that includes research and thesis sessions throughout its development. To graduate, you must successfully pass the courses and defend the doctoral thesis, which is the ultimate goal of the program.

CENTRUM PUCP 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 CENTRUM PUCP 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.

    • Thesis Seminar I – DBA(MNL)

      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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.


    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.


    • 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.

For Applicants Outside of Peru

Víctor Alarcón


For Applicants in Peru

Rosa María Rodríguez-Cadilla
6267104 – 997360622

Mariana Salmon
6267102 – 999142065

Roxana Murga

Giovanna Foullman
6267105 – 992270918


  • Master‘s Degree in any field.
  • Five or more years of experience in executive, managerial or teaching positions.
  • 25 years old, at least, to start the process of admission to the program.
  • Approval of the aptitude test (GMAT or equivalent).
  • Obtaining a favorable outcome in the personal interview.

Documents for admission to the seminary of Research Methods and Skills

  • 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 with photo, not documented.
  • 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.
  • 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

For Applicants Outside of Peru

Víctor Alarcón


For Applicants in Peru

Rosa María Rodríguez-Cadilla
6267104 – 997360622

Mariana Salmon
6267102 – 999142065

Roxana Murga

Giovanna Foullman
6267105 – 992270918

Achieving studies CENTRUM PUCP 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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