Doctoral Degree

Christian Doctor of Philosophy in Theocentric Business and Ethics 

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Students with a master's degree in this area or related field can follow this Doctoral Program, a program of high graduation with a fascinating study plan of the theocentric and ethical dimensions of business activities, in contemporary capitalism and competitive ethical demands Related to such activities, management, business, and corporate governance.

The Doctoral Program (PhD) in Theocentric Business and Ethics, explores the frontier of the interfaces of philosophy, metaphysics, religious values, theocentric and business ethics. A study of religious values ​​and their influence on individual and social behavior in relation to modern commercial relations. This also implies the study of metaphysics, since it deals with spiritual laws and shows that if one understands correctly, and applies them, success in everything is what is going to follow.  Special emphasis is placed on the development of theocentric values and their application of these values to everyday life, business, ministry, government and entrepreneurship.

These study programs are managed entirely online and therefore students from all over the world will be able to do so from their country of residence. Participants should have a knowledge of English at a school level or their willingness to perfect it. Although some of the documents to be studied may appear in English, all instruction, exercises and exams will be taught in Spanish. Each student will be assigned an academic liaison assistant with the Academic Staff, who will assist him at all times by email and in Spanish.

General Composition of the Doctorate (60 credits): • Main Requirements of the Course (Study Plan to be completed): 36 credits (4 courses of 6 credits each + 12 credits Research methodology, project and thesis) that must be completed in TDU, from one of the two following ways: Normal (two courses per bimester); or intensive course per month, depending on the number of credits required to complete, prescribed by the Admissions Commission. The minimum period for the thesis work can not be less than six months. / • Electives: 24 credits (4 courses of 6 credits each), which can be transferred from their previous education, homologated or validated by previous studies and / or experiences, if they are duly supported, so that they can be admitted, otherwise they must be selected and taken from the list that the University will provide.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Graduated with Bachelor's degree and Master's degree from recognized university or TDU graduate, in a field related to the area under study. Internet connection.

The areas of employment or exits of the graduates of this doctorate are unlimited. Humanitarian Aid, Economic Development, Education, Community Disaster. Policy Development; Program Management; Volunteer Coordination; Maintenance of Peace or Consolidation of Peace; Conflict resolution; Diplomacy / Diplomacy based on Faith, Education, Social Work, Pastoral Work, Public Service, International Law, Foreign Affairs, CEO, General Manager, and others, in the categories of Ministry, Counseling, Education, Administration, and Social Work, among others.

Graduation Requirements:

Students with a Master's degree in the area under study or related, who have been selected to enter this Doctorate program, must take and approve the courses prescribed by the University in the admission process, since in each case the PLAN STUDY is adjusted by faculty based on a broad spectrum of study interests and background of each student.

Program Coursework

801 Advanced Introduction to Modern Philosophy; or 802 Philosophy and Political Theology
803 Advanced Introduction to Metaphysics; or 812 Religious Education 
804 Theocentrism, Religion, Culture and Values 
805 Ethics and Corporate Management 
806 Advanced Corporate Governance; or 807 Advanced Talent Management 
808 Advanced Emotional Intelligence; or 809 Negotiation Skills 
810 Conflict Management Mediation 
811 Leadership and Team Development 
999A Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation 

The academic work of the student consists of developing each Independent Research Course, based on bibliographic research, online resources, methodological guidelines of the program and other resources available for research. The final exam of each course consists of writing and approving the Final Investigation Report of 35 pages without counting preliminary or annex pages, original and authentic. The Research Report represents the final result of the research process of each course and must be structured and composed in accordance with the format required by the University.
The thesis or final project, will be undertaken prior approval of the proposal by the Academic Staff of the University, preferably no more than 100 pages without preliminary pages or attachments. Never less than 90 pages, original and authentic.

It is recommended that one of the approved research papers be published as Research Paper in refereed journals accepted by TDU. The University can manage aid for these publications through existing agreements.

All presentations will be made via the Internet.

CERTIFICATION: The degrees and certifications conferred by TDU are valuable and necessary credentials to accredit your education and academic record, either through our programs or through the transfer of credits from other institutions. Each of the titles comes completely in English as they are issued in the United States of America. Each title delivered has a TDU registration number in addition to being duly notarized and apostilled in the State of Florida which proves its validity and legality in all aspects. Consular legalization is only for countries that are not signatories to the Hague Convention. It has all the respective stamps and the signatures of the legal representatives of the University. These certificates are sent by certified courier to the address indicated by the graduate.

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Duration: Two months for each independent research course and six months minimum for the work of doctoral thesis. It may be earlier depending on the dedication to the study.

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A =   100, Outstanding - 4.00 points
A- =  95, Very Good - 3.67 points
B+ = 90, High Good - 3.33 points
B =   85, Regular Good - 3.00 points
B- =  80, Low Good - 2.67 points
C+ = High Regular - 2.33 points
C =   70, Regular - 2.00 points
C- =  65, Low Regular­ 1.67 points
D =   60, Deficient - 1.33 points
D- =  55, Very Deficient - 1.00 points
F =   50, Failed- 0.00 points

Honors Program:
Students that have maintained high grades from 3.71, deserve the graduation with honors.  Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Suma Cum Laude:
3.91-4.00 GPA, Summa Cum Laude
3.81-3.90 GPA, Magna Cum Laude
3.71-3.80 GPA, Cum Laude


801 Advanced Introduction to Modern Philosophy
Philosophical concepts, subjects and systems of modern era. Modern philosophical thinking and its fundamental works. Sense and scope of the main philosophical problems developed in the  XVII and XVIII centuries. The history of Philosophy and the great aspects of modernity: rationalism, empiricism, transcendental idealism and absolute idealism. Critical analysis of Genesis, the development and the incidence of the different philosophical conceptions of the most outstanding modern thinkers. Their similarities and dissidences.

802 Philosophy and Political Theology
Study of the major philosophical-political currents of the  XX th century. Steps from the political theology to the political philosophy. Descriptive political theory and normative-prescriptive political philosophy. Theories of Justice and Human Rights as great contents of political philosophy.

803 Advanced Introduction to Metaphysics
Approximation to the amplitude of  philosophical knowledge in its different traditions, from one of its fundamental disciplines. General vision of the history of philosophy and specially the theoretical philosophy  through  its great systematic exponents. Metaphysics -- different traditions. Systemic view of metaphysics themes as the act, the substance, the causes, the world and the problem of divinity.

804 Theocentrism, Religion, Culture and Values
Theocentrism and its doctrine. Anthropocentrism. Present-day religious problems. The Science of Religion. Religion and what is sacred. Rational justification of religious attitude. The History of  the religions. Religion and its pathologies.

805 Ethics and Corporate Management
Introduction, definition and history of ethics. Limits with other disciplines. Areas of ethics. Applications of ethics. New trends. The ethics problem and the personal, professional, management and corporate development. Reflection on ethical problems: identification, concept and legality. Determination of criteria before the ethical problems. The ethical dilemma: types of dilemmas. Moral temptations and correct-incorrect elections. Proposals for ethical decision making. The importance of individual reflection: the autonomous moral. Ethics and corporate social responsibility. Ethics in the future of Society, as well as any other aspect considered relevant by the postgraduate to include in or expand the research.

806 Advanced Corporate Governance
Board of Directors and its role in the strategic design of companies. Principles of corporate governance. The analysis of the economical scenarios. Board of directors´ responsibilities and how they should  be handled. Board of Directors elements, financial information evaluation and management committees, results assessment, organizational analysis, assessment and compensation of top administration and directors. Social responsibility and ranking.

807 Advanced Talent Management
Introduction to human talent management. Leadership. Motivation. Teamwork. Human talent management indicators.  Organizational culture and climate. Competences development. Industrial hygiene and occupational health.

808 Advanced Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence. Various approaches. Affective intelligence: allowing oneself to be affected. Emotions management: its importance in health and in the different areas of life. Role of  perception and the personal history in the emotions management. Emotional memory. Beliefs. Change. Structure and performance of the person: transactional approach. Personal responsibility. Moods management: in and out of moods. Motivational intelligence. Exploration of vital interests at an individual level. Energy management. Interpersonal relations. Empathy. Assertiveness. Work with goals as in alternative for overcoming difficulties founded on the emotional intelligence area. Consciousness of failure as a learning source.

809 Negotiation Skills
Negotiation theory and processes. Successful negotiation in different contexts. General approach to negotiation. Preparation to negotiate. Distributive and integrative negotiation. Team negotiation. Collisions analysis. Multiple negotiation. Social dilemmas. Agents.

810 Conflict Management Mediation
Conflicts and management of the same. Methods and procedures of its resolution. Negotiation and mediation. Mediation principles and phases. The praxis of a good mediator.

811 Leadership and Team Development
Organizational behavior. The human element in organization. Motivation and feedback. Teamwork and meeting management. Management and leadership styles. Change of management.

812 Religious Education
Presents a general vision of the function and the place of Education in the local religious organization, that summarize the biblical, theological, historic and philosophic foundations, as well as the basic objectives of the theocentric education. The course examines the materials and methods of religious teaching.

999A Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation
The Doctoral thesis is a work based on the scientific research methodology, carefully argued, of approximately some 90-100 pages. An original argument must be presented, which has been carefully documented from primary and/or secondary sources. The Thesis must have an important component of research and a focus related to the arts and the science of  the specialty being studie. It must be in writing, under the guidance of the University´s Academic Staff. As a final phase of the Doctorate is drawing near,  the thesis gives the student the opportunity to demonstrate his experience in the selected research area, which must be performed according to the University methodology and standards, to be opportunely provided. 


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