|Type of study programme||Doctoral degree|
|Degree||PhD in Business Management|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 30-Jun-2021|
|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 for EU/EEA, CIS countries, Georgia and Ukraine citizens; 5000 EUR per year for Citizens of other countries (2021/22)|
|Study programme description||Joint Doctoral programme in Business Management is implemented by two Latvian partner universities: RISEBA University and BA School of Business. The strategic partners are Stockholm School of Economics Riga and Kaiserslautern University of applied sciences (Germany).
The purpose of the doctoral programme is to educate students who could make essential contributions in the relevant fields through rigorous academic research that influences practice. Research conducted to obtain a doctoral degree is the highest level of research in academia. Our doctoral programme aims to produce researchers for universities, for employment in non-research industries, including the government and the private sector.
The programme includes a two-year taught stage during which they receive a thorough grounding in research design, skills and methods. This phase includes courses in Research Design, Strategic Management, Contemporary Research in Business, Data Mining, as well as a number of elective courses, all contributing to the development of students’ own research projects, for instance, Innovation Management, New Researcher’s Lab, Psychology of Management etc.
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 Ph.D. candidates utilize their career experience and industry knowledge in developing research projects, which not only tackle important unresolved problems in the real world but
Contemporary research in business management
Contemporary Research in Financial Management
Research Theoretical Part
Limited Choice Electives:
Organization efficiency management
Human Resources Management
New Scientists Lab – advancing skills for developing a doctoral thesis
Psychology of Management
Free Choice Electives:
Academic writing in English
Contemporary Entrepreneurship Research
Ph.D. level course at another University
Publications (minimum 3, for each 1-2 CP)
Participation in international conferences and workshops (minimum of three presentations included)
Preparation, design, and presentation of the doctoral thesis also make a significant contribution to their subject fields.
|Study programme link||www.riseba.lv/en/doctoral-programme
|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: 632 614
Total number of students: 2606 (2019/20)
Number of International students: 68 (2019/20)
Number of academic staff: 75 (2019/20)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: Accommodation for international students in hostels
of partner institutions. The prices are starting from 150 EUR per month.