|Type of study programme||Doctoral degree|
|Degree||PhD in Business Management|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 31-Dec-2020|
|Duration||3 to 5 years (30 academic months) - full-time|
|Credit points||120 (ECTS: 180)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||During studies international students join groups of local students that follow the study program in English.|
|Fees||4500 EUR per year (2019/20)|
|Study programme description||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.
DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAMME
Limited Choice Electives:
Management and Organisational Theory
Risk Management and Crisis Management
Resource Development Management
Human Resources Management
Business in Various Spheres
Free Choice Electives:
Business Foreign Language
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
|Study programme link||www.riseba.lv/en/students/doctoral-programme-business-management
|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.
RISEBA is inter-disciplinary, multicultural university, which trains and develops intelligent, creative and independently thinking individuals for the global market. RISEBA stands for excellent education, internationally recognized degrees, high quality of the study processes, excellent scientific research base and highly qualified academic staff.
RISEBA have been awarded International Quality Accreditation by Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN).
Population in the city of Riga: 637 971
Total number of students: 2627 (2018/19)
Number of International students: 321 (2018/19)
Number of academic staff: 73 (2018/19)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: Accommodation for international students in hostels
of partner institutions. The prices are starting from 150 EUR per month.