Business Management - Phd doctorate doctor's

Business Management
Last updated on:2021-02-24
Type of study programmeDoctoral degree
DegreePhD in Business Management
Licence/accreditationStudy programme accredited until 30-Jun-2021
Duration3 to 5 years (30 academic months) - full-time
Study typeFull-time
Credit points120 (ECTS: 180)
Study languageEnglish (EN)
Study arrangementsDuring studies international students join groups of local students that follow the study program in English.
Fees4500 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 descriptionJoint 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

Compulsory modules:
Strategic Management
Contemporary research in business management
Data Mining
Contemporary Research in Financial Management
Research Design
Research Theoretical Part

Limited Choice Electives:
Organization efficiency management
Human Resources Management
Innovation 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

Research work
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
RequirementsApplications 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.
Higher Education Institution
Previous name:Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration
Meža iela 3, Riga, LV-1048, Latvia
Phone:+371 67500265