ISMA - Business Administration - Doctoral studies

Business Administration
Last updated on:2015-09-28
Type of study programmeDoctoral studies
DegreeDoctor of Business Administrator
Licence/accreditationStudy programme accredited until 13-Jun-2019
Duration4 years (full-time), 5 years (part-time)
Study typeFull-time/Part-time
Credit points160 (ECTS: 240)
Study languageEnglish (EN)
Study arrangementsDuring studies international students join groups of local students that follow the study program in English; international students may study in English according to an individual plan.
Fees3000 EUR per year (2015/16)
Study programme descriptionThe programme aims to provide to the doctoral students further acquisition of theoretical knowledge and research skills. The structure and content of the study programme promotes the acquisition of scientific knowledge, expanded skills and competences to be applied in scientific research.

The content of the programme comprises of theoretical study courses, in the amount of 40 credit points, as well as research work, which results in elaboration of a promotion thesis in the amount of 80 credit points. A promotion thesis can be elaborated in the following ways: dissertation; set of thematically common scientific publications; monograph.

The mission and role of Doctors of Business and Administration can be performed in the following three areas: first - education and science, second - entrepreneurship, third - state government. Being the highest level of education in business administration and a successive stage of scientific research, all the three areas are interrelated and are the part of the European model.

New Doctors of Business Administration are highly required in private and state higher education institutions of Latvia and Europe, in state institutions and private firms, in state administration and nongovernmental organizations.
Study programme
RequirementsMaster’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Management, or Education Management, or professional Master’s Degree in Business Administration, or Master’s Degree in other fields of science if their working experience in the field of entrepreneurship management is not shorter than two years.
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