Doctor of Business Administration (PhD)


Qualification in business administration


Doctor of Business Administration (PhD)

3 sessions per year (1 week per session)
Study language


Accredited till




Tuition fees


EUR per year
(EU Applicants)


EUR per year
(Other Applicants)

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Program Overview

The inter-university doctoral study programme “Business Administration” is implemented in co-operation with Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration (RISEBA).

Upon successful completion, you will be awarded the degree: Doctor of Business Administration (PhD).
The study programme is mainly provided for the specialists having work experience in business administration and management of organizations. The study strategy is based on the students’ contribution in the learning process by sharing knowledge, as well as independent management of the learning process. Situation analyses and other materials are used in order to develop understanding concerning application of the theory in order to solve practical problems. In the framework of the programme the approach based on research is applied by considering the management problems.

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Learning goals and objectives

Specifically designed based on global trends and changes in the business environment, the program aims to deliver high value, both on academic and professional aspects in the field, within a global context.


Program objectives


  • Prepare highly qualified professionals – Doctors of Science in Business Administration
    Strengthen Management Science as a branch of science both locally and internationally
  • Facilitate the development of highly qualified researchers are substantially necessary who are able to create and develop the base
  • Promote and sponsor research initiatives related to business administration in a global context
  • Involve students in international conferences and seminars, as well as in scientific publications.
  • Deliver an inspiring and exciting study experience for students
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Mode of studies and tuition fees

This  program is designed as full time studies, at BA School of Business and Finance, and RISEBA University premises. Visiting lecturers and international study groups, gives you superior value and growth opportunities.


For international students, we can assist you through our local partners in the applications process, document accreditation as well as visa and immigration services. BA School of Business and Finance reserves the right to adjust the tuition fee by 10%.

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To apply for studies you will need the following documents:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma and Master’s Degree Diploma + transcript of records from previous studies (these documents should be translated into English and the translation should be notary attested)
  • ID or passport copy
  • Proof of English skills: IELTS 6.5+ or equivalent (required to apply for studies in English)
  • A report on the theme of a promotional thesis (up to 10 pages)
  • List and copies of research publications if applicable
  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

If you have a foreign qualification and you want to continue studies in Latvia, you should submit to the Academic Information Centre (AIC) the originals or certified copies of your educational document and diploma supplement (transcript of records). AIC evaluates the level of your qualification compared to the Latvian educational system and issues its statement. See also:

All applicants are required to pay the non-refundable application fee* of 100 EUR for EU applicants and 150 EUR for non-EU applicants  along with their application.

Documents regarding applicant’s previous education will be transferred to Latvian Academic Information Centre for verification.

Pay the application and diploma verification fees by bank transfer:


Subject: Application fee, AIC verification, name and surname of the applicant, date of birth of the applicant

Beneficiary: BA School of Business and Finance

Registration Nr.: 90000437699

Bank: The Treasury of the Republic of Latvia

Bank address: Smilsu str. 1, Riga, Latvia LV-1919


IBAN: LV08TREL9150150000000

Remember that you are responsible for paying all additional fees associated with the money transfer so that the final amount received by BA School of Business and Finance is 100 EUR for EU applicants and 150 EUR for non-EU applicants*.

* Fees for the academic year 2017/2018.

Tuition fee: 3850 EUR per year (EU applicants), 4620 EUR per year (non-EU applicants).

Modular (3 moduls during the academic year), workshop based programme.

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Additional information

Acquisition of the study programme takes place in lectures, seminars, practical classes, independent work classes and consultations with scientific advisors. Along with the traditional forms of work, the interactive study and research work methods are also practised which activate generation of new knowledge of the students, as well as acquisition of analytical and research skills: projects, group work, creative workshops, discussions, situation analysis, research.

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PhD in Business Administration, reflecting excellence in academic and professional growth

An inspiring international study experience

Modular, workshop based programme, designed for effective study process.


Enterprise internship

Completion criteria

Succesful completion of the study program, internship and thesis defense within the designated time period

Doctor of Business Administration (PhD)