|Type of study programme||Doctoral studies|
|Degree||Doctor of Business Administrator|
|Duration||3 years (6 semesters)|
|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; international students may study in English according to an individual plan.|
|Fees||3000 EUR/ 4450 USD per year|
|Study programme description||The 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 link||isma.lv/en/study-programs/doctor-s-degree-study-programme/business-administration/|
|Requirements||Entrance examinations for the doctoral programme are professional interviews organised by the Council of the Doctoral Programme. A candidate for the Doctor's degree shall submit a written substantiation of a selected theme and his or her research programme to the Council of the Doctoral Programme.|
ISMA is a higher educational establishment, which is well known both in Latvia and abroad. It has been accredited by Latvian Ministry of Education and Science. Through its adherence to the Lisbon Convention for the mutual diploma recognition, ISMA's Diploma is recognized internationally.
Today ISMA is a dynamically developing higher educational establishment with new educational programs, numerous international scientific and industrial, ties and the classrooms equipped with modern technological devices. However, the main pride of the institute is a creative and friendly group of scientists, lecturers and students.
Population in the city of Riga: 710 000
Total number of students: 2372 (2011./12.)
Number of International students: 171 (2011./12.)
Number of academic staff: 69
Accommodation possibilities and costs: 1) Renovated student residence right in front of the institute 150 EUR / 105 LVL / 220 USD per month
2) Student residence close to the institute about 50 EUR / 35 LVL / 73 USD per month