PhD Degree in Business Studies in Latvia

Compare PhD Programs in Business Studies in Latvia 2017

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The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.

Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia, to the south by Lithuania, to the east by Russia, and to the southeast by Belarus. The Latvians are a Baltic people, culturally related to the Lithuanians. Capital is Riga which is home to University of Latvia with more than 23,000 enrolled students.

Top Doctoral Programs in Business Studies in Latvia 2017

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PhD in Business Management

RISEBA
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years January 2017 Latvia Riga + 1 more

This inter-university Doctoral programme in Business Administration is implemented by two Latvian partner universities: RISEBA University and BA School of Business. This programme will serve as an incubator for future thought leaders in academia and in practice by immersing them in substantial research and allowing them to work closely with senior faculty... [+]

Best PhDs in Business Studies in Latvia 2017. This inter-university Doctoral programme in Business Administration is implemented by two Latvian partner universities: RISEBA University and BA School of Business. This programme will serve as an incubator for future thought leaders in academia and in practice by immersing them in substantial research and allowing them to work closely with senior faculty. All doctoral students undergo a two-year taught stage during which they receive a thorough grounding in research design, skills and methods. This phase includes courses in Strategic Management, Finance Management, Research Methods, as well as a number of elective courses, all contributing to the development of students’ own research projects. The research stage of the programme usually takes three years to complete. Having developed research proposals in consultation with their supervisors, students conduct their own research. RISEBA DBA candidates utilise their career experience and industry knowledge in developing research projects, which not only tackle important unresolved problems in the real world, but also make a significant contribution to their subject fields. Degree: PhD in Business Management Language of instruction: Latvian, Russian, English Duration of the programme: Full time studies last for 3 years, part time studies - 4 years (the maximal term of studies – 5 years). The studies start in January 2017. Required documents Application form Certified copy of academic qualification (master degree) Curriculum Vitae Description of potential doctoral thesis topic (10 -15 p.) Copy of passport Registration payment - 30.00 EUR 2 colour passport photos Enrollment requirements for the doctoral programme Applications to the doctoral programme can be submitted by persons having Master’s degree in social sciences or persons with Master’s degree in humanitarian and technical sciences if they have at least a 2-year experience in Business Administration, Public Management or Management of Educational and have sufficient knowledge in the field of Management sciences. Foreign applicants must have education that is equivalent to the Master’s degree in Latvia. Conformity of the degree is determined by experts of the Centre of Academic Information. Compulsory modules Strategic Management Data Mining Finance Management Marketing Management Research Methods Limited Choice Electives Management and Organisational Theory Risk Management and Crisis Management Resource Development Management Human Resources Management Business in Various Spheres Project Management Innovation Management Free Choice Electives Business Foreign Language Globalization processes Research work Publications (minimum 3, for each 1-2 CP) Participation in international conferences and workshops (minimum three presentations included) Preparation, design and presentation of the doctoral thesis [-]

Doctor of Engineering Science - Food Science

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava + 1 more

The Programme is designed to be dynamic, and doctoral students, in the study process, obtain knowledge on how to research and present changes in the economy, so that the most urgent problems regarding the economic and international situation in the country are tackled. [+]

The doctoral study programme was elaborated based on the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia and in accordance with the Law on Institutions of Higher Education, the Law on Scientific Activity, regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Statute of the State Scientific Qualification Commission, recommendations or instructions of the Council of Higher Education and the Latvian Council of Science, as well as the Standard of Doctoral Studies of LLU, the Regulation of Doctoral Studies of LLU, and international scientific qualification standards. Aim and tasks of the Programme The aim of the doctoral study programme “Agrarian and Regional Economics” is to promote the formation of a new generation of scientists, which have qualifications meeting international standards, in economics, especially in the sub-branches of agrarian economics and regional economics by enabling doctoral students to acquire theoretical knowledge of higher level, learn methods of research work and principles of management of it, and produce a doctoral dissertation and obtain an internationally recognised doctoral degree (Dr.oec). The Programme is designed to be dynamic, and doctoral students, in the study process, obtain knowledge on how to research and present changes in the economy, so that the most urgent problems regarding the economic and international situation in the country are tackled. The tasks of the doctoral study programme are to provide comprehensive knowledge to doctoral students, so that they develop the skill to use classical and newest qualitative and quantitative economic research methods and receive in-depth theoretical training in macroeconomics, company economics (microeconomics), agrarian and regional economics, finance and banking, entrepreneurship and management, and issues of national economy; in the result, they would: be able to complete the Programme’s theoretical courses and pass promotional examinations; develop skills to use foreign languages in their research and further education and in international cooperation; be able to conduct research according to their research schedule and programme; be able to elaborate their doctoral dissertation and present it for defence; be able to publish their research findings in high-level international scientific publications; be able to present their research findings at international and national scientific conferences. Content of doctoral studies Theoretical studies with an extent of 30 CP consist of the following courses: A special course in the branch or sub-branch of science – Agrarian and Regional Economics – 8 CP. A special course in the research direction – 10 CP; A special course in a professional foreign language (English or German) – 4 CP. Research Methodology in Economics – 8 CP. Research work with an extent of 90 CP consists of the following activities: Elaboration and formatting of a doctoral dissertation – totally 60 CP, including: elective courses 3…7 CP Writing Research Papers – 3 CP Applied Multivariate Methods – 2…4 CP elaboration of a doctoral dissertation, Chapter 1 (25…30 pages) – 6…10 CP, maximally 40 CP; studies of bibliographic sources (at least 200), maximally 8 CP; approbation and formatting of the doctoral dissertation in accordance with the Guidelines 9…12 CP. Publication of research findings (at least 6 research papers) – totally 21 CP, including: research papers published abroad (at least 2) – 4 CP (at least 8 CP); research papers published in the Proceedings of LLU (at least 1) – 4 CP (at least 4 CP); research papers published in Latvia (at least 3) – 3 CP (at least 9 CP); Presentation of research findings (at least 4 presentations) – 9 CP, including: at a conference abroad (at least 1) – 3 CP (at least 3 CP); at a conference in Latvia (at least 3) – 2 CP (at least 6 CP). Evaluation of the Programme After a doctoral student is admitted to doctoral studies, within 2 months and thereafter – with the beginning of the next study year –, the doctoral student designs, together with the scientific supervisor, an individual schedule of studies for the next study year. An evaluation of the doctoral student takes place twice a year when the doctoral student submits a report and evidence proving the information provided in the report. Evaluations are expressed in credit points. Examinations of promotional courses are taken before an examination commission approved by the LLU Pro-rector of Science that consist of three doctors of science who represent each department. The approbation of the doctoral dissertation takes place at an informative seminar, a meeting of the leading department, an inter-departmental meeting, and at a meeting of the Promotional Council. If the State Scientific Qualification Commission makes a positive decision, the doctoral dissertation is presented for defence at a meeting of the Promotional Council. Expected and achievable results While studying and conducting research, the doctoral student has obtained the following knowledge and skills: tackling scientific problems independently and competently; competences in the methodology of scientific and research work; employing classical and newest qualitative and quantitative economic research methods; profound theoretical knowledge in international and global economics, macroeconomics, company economics (microeconomics), entrepreneurship, and agrarian and regional economics and related fields; extended knowledge in the selected branch of science and the skill in making an original contribution to this branch of science; working independently and the skill to cooperate by engaging in a team of researchers for scientific projects in Latvia and abroad; presenting a research and scientific findings at international and national scientific conferences; publishing research findings in high-level scientific publications; elaborating a doctoral dissertation to obtain a scientific degree. 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Doctor of Economics - Agrarian and Regional Economics

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava + 1 more

The aim of the doctoral study programme “Agrarian and Regional Economics” is to promote the formation of a new generation of scientists, which have qualifications meeting international standards, in economics, especially in the sub-branches of agrarian economics and regional economics by enabling doctoral students to acquire theoretical knowledge of higher level, learn methods of research work and principles of management of it, and produce a doctoral dissertation and obtain an internationally recognised doctoral degree (Dr.oec). [+]

Best PhDs in Business Studies in Latvia 2017. The doctoral study programme was elaborated based on the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia and in accordance with the Law on Institutions of Higher Education, the Law on Scientific Activity, regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Statute of the State Scientific Qualification Commission, recommendations or instructions of the Council of Higher Education and the Latvian Council of Science, as well as the Standard of Doctoral Studies of LLU, the Regulation of Doctoral Studies of LLU, and international scientific qualification standards. Aim and tasks of the Programme The aim of the doctoral study programme “Agrarian and Regional Economics” is to promote the formation of a new generation of scientists, which have qualifications meeting international standards, in economics, especially in the sub-branches of agrarian economics and regional economics by enabling doctoral students to acquire theoretical knowledge of higher level, learn methods of research work and principles of management of it, and produce a doctoral dissertation and obtain an internationally recognised doctoral degree (Dr.oec). The Programme is designed to be dynamic, and doctoral students, in the study process, obtain knowledge on how to research and present changes in the economy, so that the most urgent problems regarding the economic and international situation in the country are tackled. The tasks of the doctoral study programme are to provide comprehensive knowledge to doctoral students, so that they develop the skill to use classical and newest qualitative and quantitative economic research methods and receive in-depth theoretical training in macroeconomics, company economics (microeconomics), agrarian and regional economics, finance and banking, entrepreneurship and management, and issues of national economy; in the result, they would: - be able to complete the Programme’s theoretical courses and pass promotional examinations; develop skills to use foreign languages in their research and further education and in international cooperation; - be able to conduct research according to their research schedule and programme; - be able to elaborate their doctoral dissertation and present it for defence; - be able to publish their research findings in high-level international scientific publications; - be able to present their research findings at international and national scientific conferences. Content of doctoral studies Theoretical studies with an extent of 30 CP consist of the following courses: A special course in the branch or sub-branch of science – Agrarian and Regional Economics – 8 CP. A special course in the research direction – 10 CP; A special course in a professional foreign language (English or German) – 4 CP. Research Methodology in Economics – 8 CP. Research work with an extent of 90 CP consists of the following activities: Elaboration and formatting of a doctoral dissertation – totally 60 CP, including: elective courses 3…7 CP Writing Research Papers – 3 CP Applied Multivariate Methods – 2…4 CP elaboration of a doctoral dissertation, Chapter 1 (25…30 pages) – 6…10 CP, maximally 40 CP; studies of bibliographic sources (at least 200), maximally 8 CP; approbation and formatting of the doctoral dissertation in accordance with the Guidelines 9…12 CP. Publication of research findings (at least 6 research papers) – totally 21 CP, including: research papers published abroad (at least 2) – 4 CP (at least 8 CP); research papers published in the Proceedings of LLU (at least 1) – 4 CP (at least 4 CP); research papers published in Latvia (at least 3) – 3 CP (at least 9 CP); Presentation of research findings (at least 4 presentations) – 9 CP, including: at a conference abroad (at least 1) – 3 CP (at least 3 CP); at a conference in Latvia (at least 3) – 2 CP (at least 6 CP). Evaluation of the Programme After a doctoral student is admitted to doctoral studies, within 2 months and thereafter – with the beginning of the next study year –, the doctoral student designs, together with the scientific supervisor, an individual schedule of studies for the next study year. An evaluation of the doctoral student takes place twice a year when the doctoral student submits a report and evidence proving the information provided in the report. Evaluations are expressed in credit points. Examinations of promotional courses are taken before an examination commission approved by the LLU Pro-rector of Science that consist of three doctors of science who represent each department. The approbation of the doctoral dissertation takes place at an informative seminar, a meeting of the leading department, an inter-departmental meeting, and at a meeting of the Promotional Council. If the State Scientific Qualification Commission makes a positive decision, the doctoral dissertation is presented for defence at a meeting of the Promotional Council. Expected and achievable results While studying and conducting research, the doctoral student has obtained the following knowledge and skills: tackling scientific problems independently and competently; competences in the methodology of scientific and research work; employing classical and newest qualitative and quantitative economic research methods; profound theoretical knowledge in international and global economics, macroeconomics, company economics (microeconomics), entrepreneurship, and agrarian and regional economics and related fields; extended knowledge in the selected branch of science and the skill in making an original contribution to this branch of science; working independently and the skill to cooperate by engaging in a team of researchers for scientific projects in Latvia and abroad; presenting a research and scientific findings at international and national scientific conferences; publishing research findings in high-level scientific publications; elaborating a doctoral dissertation to obtain a scientific degree. 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