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FacultyFaculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Programme Duration3 years
Programme Workload120 CP / 180 ECTS CT
Forms of the Programme ImplementationFull-time studies
Obtainable DegreeDoctor of Science (Ph.D.) in Economics and Entrepreneurship
Admission Requirements– Master’s degree or professional master’s degree in social and humanities, business and administration, thematic area of law science or other thematic areas if the person has at least 2 years of work experience in business management, public management or education management.
– Document confirming English language knowledge at B2 level.
Entrance ExaminationResearch project, which is related to applicant’s research interests and potential theme of the doctoral thesis (up to 10 pages).
Language of teachingLatvian and English
Study course descriptionsStudy course descriptions

The aim of the doctoral study programme is

to provide high-level studies and active research work of doctoral students, to enable doctoral students to acquire in-depth competences necessary for independent research work and its completion with original and empirically proven results in the field of economics and business, testifying the use of international experience in research work and in its organization and management. To provide science-based studies, after which students would be able to fully implement sustainable management of state, municipal institutions and various types of enterprises both locally and internationally and to promote the development of this science in Latvia.

As a result of the programme’s acquisition, the young scientist will acquire and be able to demonstrate

  • ability to demonstrate extensive research knowledge and skills, to independently, systematically find, analyse and synthesize information using scientific databases and other sources of information;
  • ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the latest scientific theories and concepts, to communicate orally and in writing on current research in the field of economics and business;
  • ability to demonstrate mastery of research methodology and modern research methods;
  • ability to solve industry related problems and make complex decisions using design thinking principles and knowledge of education, society and business administration.

Programme Director

Dr. psych., assoc. prof. Irēna Kokina