Doctoral programme "Business Management"

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About programme

Aim of the programme is to prepare doctors of science and highly qualified researchers and specialists in the business management sub-branch of management science, thus strengthening management science as an academic field in Latvia and making a significant contribution to the development of business and enterprises in Latvia and Europe. Joint Doctoral programme is implemented by RISEBA University of Applied Sciences and BA School of Business and Finance.


Objectives of the programme
     1.To provide students with high-quality doctoral education, ensuring them the opportunity to develop research competencies in their chosen field
     2.To carry out and approbate research significant to management science theory and practice: prepare Promotion Theses, monographs, textbooks and teaching materials, and scientific publications, incl.:
          • developing and carrying out a doctoral research programme
          • discussing the results of doctoral research (including approbation of results: publications and presentations at conferences and seminars)
          • ensuring preparation and defence of Promotion Theses
     3.To present and discuss the results of scientific research at international conferences and seminars as well as in popular science publications

The programme is implemented in Latvian and English language. In addition, studies in English are organized in the form of sessions (three sessions per year), allowing foreign doctoral students to continue their professional activities in their home country, combining them with studies in Latvia. International students can also participate in program meetings remotely (Moodle, Skype, Zoom, etc.) and discuss the dissertation at various stages of its development.

Taking into account the declared state of emergency in the country, in connection with the spread of COVID-19, studies in the new study year (admission in September 2020) will be organized remotely.

 

Study direction Management, administration and Real Estate management
Degree awarded Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) in Economics and Business
Credit Points 120 CP / 180 ECTS
Accreditations  until December 31st,202
Study form

Full time

Part-time

Language

Latvian and English

Tuition fee

In Latvian: 4000 EUR/ per year (12000 EUR)
In English:
for EU residents 4500 EUR/ per year(13500 EUR)
for non-EU residents 5000 EUR/per year (15000 EUR)

Please follow the link to find more information: http://www.jointphd.eu/

 

Programme director
Prof. emeritus, Dr.habil.oec. Vulfs Kozlinskis

Doctoral programme administrator
Anna Strazda
Phone: +371 67807234, +371 25619870
E-mail: [email protected]

 

Content of the programme

 

1st  Study year

Compulsory study courses (A Part)
Strategic Management
Contemporary research in Business. Different industry perspectives
Research Design
Contemporary research in financial management
Research work (D Part)
Development and defence of the research proposal and research design;
Publication or participation in conference

2nd Study year

Compulsory study courses (A Part)
Research Theoretical part
Data mining
Optional study courses (part B):
Organization efficiency management
Human resources management
Innovation management
New Scientists Lab
Work and organization psychology
How to write academic article for scientific journal
Optional study courses (part C):
English for specific purposes
Contemporary entrepreneurship research
Free choice course at another university
Research work (D Part)
Development of the theoretical part of promotional thesis;
Publication or participation in conference

3rd Study year in full-time programme (4 study year in part-time programme)

Publications
Participation at Conferences
Doctoral Seminars
Development and defense of the PhD thesis

 

 

*RISEBA is entitled to make adjustments in the content of the program subjects and in the amount of hours up to 20%.

 

 

Study methods

To achieve the intended outcomes of the study courses, the doctoral programme uses lectures, seminars, discussions, guest lectures, group analysis of doctoral students’ independent work, and practical lessons, including work using software.
The implementation of the study courses also adheres to the principles of the student-centred approach, continuously ensuring a scientific environment in both seminars and councils, inviting doctoral students and lecturers from other courses as well as leading researchers, including from other higher education institutions in Latvia and abroad, to participate in discussions.
Students also have the opportunity to influence study course content by choosing topics of interest to them, or to select issues for discussion that are most relevant to their research interests.
Course lecturers take into consideration and respect student diversity and the variety of students’ needs, using different types of programme implementation according to students’ capacities. Students have the opportunity to study in different formats – full-time, part-time, distance learning – and to switch from one study format to another, or from one study programme to another.
Communication between students and teaching staff is characterised by mutual respect, creating a positive emotional background for creative collaboration. RISEBA has an Ethics Committee, which considers any ethical complaints.
Studies are based on student autonomy, at the same time ensuring lecturers’ guidance and support. Lecturers are encouraged to regularly evaluate and improve teaching formats and methods, and they receive university support to develop their skills in this area.

 

Career opportunities

Doctoral studies are the highest possible level of education, and the graduates of the program are employed in higher level positions in public administration and business, in the academic environment - leading researchers, professors and experts of the Latvian Council of Science. Many of the graduates are employers themselves.

 

3 Meža street, Rīga, LV-1048 
Landline: + 371 67 500 265 
Phone: + 371 26465351
E-mail: [email protected]
 

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