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Learning Opportunity: Business Management - Doctoral studies

Business Management - Doctoral studies

Course Information

Winter 2018/2019 admission (studies in Russian or Latvian): Documents accepted from November 1, 2018 to December 17, 2018.

This inter-university Doctoral programme in Business Administration is implemented by three Latvian partner universities: RISEBA University, BA School of Business and Finance and Ventspils University College. This programme will serve as an incubator for future thought leaders in academia and in practice by immersing them in substantial research and allowing them to work closely with senior faculty.
All doctoral students undergo a two-year taught stage during which they receive a thorough grounding in research design, skills and methods. This phase includes courses in Strategic Management, Finance Management, Research Methods, as well as a number of elective courses, all contributing to the development of students’ own research projects.
The research stage of the programme usually takes three years to complete. Having developed research proposals in consultation with their supervisors, students conduct their own research. RISEBA DBA candidates utilise their career experience and industry knowledge in developing research projects, which not only tackle important unresolved problems in the real world, but also make a significant contribution to their subject fields.

Compulsory modules:
Strategic Management
Data Mining
Finance Management
Marketing Management
Research Methods

Limited Choice Electives:
Management and Organisational Theory
Risk Management and Crisis Management
Resource Development Management
Human Resources Management
Business in Various Spheres
Project Management
Innovation Management

Free Choice Electives:
Business Foreign Language
Globalization processes

Research work
Publications (minimum 3, for each 1-2 CP)
Participation in international conferences and workshops (minimum three presentations included) **
Preparation, design and presentation of the doctoral thesis

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Duration Information: 

3 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time)

Access requirements: 

Applications to the doctoral programme can be submitted by persons having Master’s degree in social sciences or persons with Master’s degree in humanitarian and technical sciences if they have at least a 2-year experience in Business Administration, Public Management or Management of Educational and have sufficient knowledge in the field of Management sciences.
Foreign applicants must have education that is equivalent to the Master’s degree in Latvia. Conformity of the degree is determined by experts of the Centre of Academic Information.


3850 EUR or 4235 EUR (non-EU) per year (2018/19)


ECTS 180

Provider Information

Provider Name: 
“RISEBA” University of Business, Arts and Technology
Provider Contact Info: 

Meža iela 3, Riga, LV-1048, Latvia
Ella Kalniņa
+371 67500265

Qualifications Awarded

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Qualification Awarded:
PhD in Business Management