|Study location||Latvia, Riga|
|Nominal duration||4 years and 10 months (160 ECTS)|
|Awards||Phd (Doctor of Economics)|
|Tuition fee||€3,000.00 per year|
|Application fee||€300.00 one-time|
|Registration fee||€100.00 one-time
Baltic Center Registration Fee Includes:
Postgraduate diploma (or higher)
Enrolment in the Doctoral study programme “Business Administration” is available for the persons who have Master’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.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
Application for the theme of promotional thesis providing the rationale for choosing the research topic and research program. If the alleged supervisor is not involved in the implementation of this Doctoral study programme, his CV should be attached to the application form.
Doctor’s degree study programme in the field of business administration, which is awarded by the degree of Doctor of Economics (Dr. oec.) provides for further acquisition of theoretical knowledge and research skills preparing the students for independent research activities. The structure and content of the doctor’s degree study programme promotes the acquisition of scientific knowledge, extended skills and competencies to be applied in scientific research.
Currently and in perspective, the mission and role of business administration and Doctors of Business 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 organisations.
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.
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 120 credit points. A promotion thesis can be elaborated in the following ways: dissertation; set of thematically common scientific publications; monograph.
The doctoral programme full-time studies duration – 4 years, half-time studies duration – 4 years and 10 months.
The program covers a wide range of economics and management courses: business administration, economics of firms, finance management, information systems management, marketing, methodology and researcher methods etc.