Ph.D. in Business Administration

Promote progress and social benefit through business innovation with a comprehensive and highly respected academic experience as a researcher. 

4 years
Spanish / English
Full time
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Be part of our leading-edge research groups

Take a significant leap in your academic training and join the group of EGADE Business School graduated doctors, leading scientific research in Latin America and the world.

This doctorate will give you the tools to develop the unimaginable potential you carry within; conducting original and innovative research, relevant to academia and the business world.



Partial or Complete (* Requires postgraduate degree)

Midweek full time Monterrey
Weekends Mexico City


Monterrey and Mexico City

Social Innovation: Bryan Husted
Organizational Strategy in Emerging Economies: Anabella Dávila
Macroeconomics and Finance: René Cabral
Business Analytics: Raúl Montalvo
Entrepreneurship: José Ernesto Amorós

Dual recognition. One commitment to excellence

80% of the Faculty is a member of the Mexicos's National System of Researchers, SNI. The PhD program is accredited by Conacyt (National Council of Science and Technology) within the National Program of Quality Postgraduate Programs (PNPC in Spanish).



Pioneers in impact research

The Ph.D. in Business Administration prioritizes research with global impact and with access to global academic networks.

A wide range of possibilities

Leave a mark as a researcher in several areas, such as: entrepreneurship, strategy, business, leadership, organizational behavior, economics and company finances and marketing.

International stays

Feed your experience and training ranging from brief research stays, to exchanges with prestigious academic partners.

Full-time format

Live the exciting task of researching for four years and a half. Be part of the next generation of researchers

Research Groups with strategic approach

Become a leader in research by participating in the research areas promoted by the School and expand the scope of your findings through publications and participation in national and international congresses.

A global network

Be part of a powerful global network of contacts through the synergy and collaboration EXATEC-EGADE Business School to increase growth opportunities.

How to apply.
Requirements and Admissions
Admission to this program is highly competitive. EGADE Business School Admissions Committee comprehensively evaluates the academic and professional experience of each applicant.

We are a community of outstanding minds that change the business reality with their leadership.

Are you ready to be a part of EGADE?

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Santa Fe:
    Ph.D. In Business Administration. (Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, Business Analytics, Strategy and Management of organizations in Emerging Economies).
    Ph.D. in Financial Science. (Macroeconomics and Finance, Business Analytics).
  • Monterrey:
    Ph.D. In Business Administration (Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, Business Analytics, Strategy and Management of organizations in Emerging Economies).

4 years.


The first year comprises the heaviest academic load, and the greatest number of courses will be taught. After the first year, the academic load will be reduced and the research load, the writing of papers in prestigious journals, international programs, and the preparation and development of the project.

Your advisor will always guide you and together you will organize follow-up schedules.

It has an approximate cost of 970,000 MXN depending on the number of units paid per subject registered.

If you have already taken a PAEP test, we must validate the score you were admitted to for your master’s program. If this score was less than 600 points, you must retake the test.

If your previous studies, "Undergraduate or Graduate" were done abroad, there is no need to take the test, as long as the program was studied in English in an English-speaking country.

  • Santa Fe: Ph.D. In Business Administration 10 places and Ph.D. in Financial Science 10 places.
  • Monterrey: Ph.D. In Business Administration 10 places.
  • Note: This may change depending on the need of assigned advisors.

June 1st with accredited test scores.

Validate in the admission process documents.

Yes, once admitted into the program you will need to apostille the following: Birth certificate, academic transcript, and professional diploma or degree. If your documentation is in a language different from Spanish, you must get a translation into Spanish by a Mexican official translator. To apply for the admission process you only need copies of the documents without apostilles.

  • Ph.D. In Business Administration: To have a master’s degree program.
  • PhD. in Financial Science: To have a master’s degree, preferably in Economics or Finance. If your degree is in another area, it is important to have a bachelor's degree in economics, finance, or professional experience in the field.

No. Although these will help you have the foundation, the level of the subjects on the Ph.D. is higher.

Yes, the time will depend on the development of the project, sometimes you can advance up to 1 year.


These can be addressed to EGADE Business School. There must be 3 letters. They do not have to be enveloped. Simply uploading the 3 letters in a single file on the platform is enough.

Given the circumstances now, they don’t have to be on letterhead. If it is not possible to obtain the signature of the person issuing it, contact information such as e-mail and telephone number must be included. Letters can be written in Spanish.

It can be addressed to EGADE Business School. The format is free, it is recommended to be 1 page long and to describe the objective of why you want to enter the program. It is important to be written in English.