The aim of the doctoral study programme “Economics “is to train highly-qualified specialists for independent academic, research and practical activities in the science of economics, in its sub-branches “Regional Economics” and “Finance and Credit”.
The major tasks of the doctoral study programme (further DSP) are:
to give students of the programme knowledge corresponding to the contemporary level of economics in the sub-branches of regional economics and finance and credit
to acquire contemporary research methods in economics;
to create optimal conditions for doctoral students’ research – opportunities to work in the library, to use modern information and communication technologies, regularly participate in scientific conferences in Latvia and abroad, have in-service training in other universities and research centers, publish their papers in internationally reviewed scientific editions;
to have practical training in conducting scientific research and teaching in a higher education establishment;
to provide conditions for developing and defending the doctoral thesis;
to promote the introduction of the latest findings and theories in economics in state and local government institutions, organizations and commercial companies.
As a result of the programme’s acquisition, the graduate will acquire and be able to demonstrate:
Students are able to demonstrate that they:
know and understand topical scientific theories and findings in economics;
know research methodology and contemporary research methods in the branch of economics, including sub-branches of regional economics, finance and credit;
know terminology of economics in English.
Students are able to:
independently evaluate and select methods adequate for the scientific research in economics;
apply the acquired theoretical knowledge to the particular research theme;
at conducting an original research, contribute to expanding the scope of knowledge or to creating a new understanding about the current knowledge in economics;
critically analyze the obtained research results, prepare them for the presentation at international conferences and publications in internationally reviewed editions;
regularly improve scientific qualification, implement scientific projects, carry out research and development tasks in various institutions and organizations.
Students are able to:
solve important tasks relating to research or innovations in the branch of economics by making independent, critical analysis, synthesis and evaluation;
independently put forward the research idea and relate the research theme to topical development tendencies in theory of contemporary economics;
use the opportunities provided by modern information and communication technologies to achieve the research goals;
plan, structure and manage large scope scientific projects, including international ones.
Doctoral students have possibilities:
to publish their articles in the journal “Regional Report”, „Social Sciences Bulletin” and the annual collections of research articles;
to participate in annual Doctoral students’ scientific conferences:
in 2011 on the theme “Development Strategy of Inter-Regional Economic Integration in the EU Conditions”;
in 2012 on the theme “Influence of Financial Capital on the Improvement of Competitiveness of Regional Economics”;
to have in-service training in the universities and research institutes in Lithuania, Poland, Germany and other countries;
to receive scholarship if the student studies for the state budget means.