The doctorate has arisen from the merging of two doctorates awarded Quality Certifications by the Ministry of Education (Doctorate in Banking and Quantitative Finances and Doctorate in Economic Analysis and Policies). The Doctoral Program is inter-universitary (Complutense University of Madrid, University of Castilla-La Mancha, University of Valencia, University of the Basque Country). The academic activity of the Departments taking part in the program includes periodical research seminars and courses which doctoral students must attend as part of their research training.
Collaborating Bodies: Ahorro Corporación Financiera, S.V., S.A. Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa BBK Gestión, S.G.I.I.C., S.A. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) Intermoney Valora Consulting, S.A. Serfiex, Servicios Financieros Experimentales, S.A. Banco Sabadell, S.A. Fundación Cajas de Ahorros (FUNCAS) Consulnor Servicios Financieros SV, S.A.
-Systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of the skills and research methods related to the said field
-Ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial research or creation process
-Ability to contribute to expanding the frontiers of knowledge by means of original research
-Ability to perform a critical analysis and the evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas
-Ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and society in general with regard to fields of knowledge in the usual forms and languages of use in the international scientific community
-Ability to promote, within academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural advances within a knowledge-based society
This qualification is recognised at level 4 in the Spanish Framework of Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and corresponds to level 8 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), according to Royal Decree 22/2015 of 23rd January 2015 (BOE Spanish Official Gazette 07/02/2015).