Management Science

Doctoral study program

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Degree awarded: Ph.D. in Economics and Business
Duration: 3 years
Study language: English

Management Science

Subfields: Business management, Education management, Corporate management.

By studying for a PhD in Economics and Business, it is possible to improve one's knowledge, determination, creativity and ability to analyze, developing new approaches to business management. The knowledge and skills acquired will significantly increase the value of the personal brand in the labor market and is an important prerequisite for receiving a competitive salary. A PhD in Economics and Business opens the door for you and your business in Europe, and significantly broadens your choice of career path in business, government, municipality or higher education institution.

The aim of the study program is to prepare highly educated and professional specialists, making a significant contribution to the development of business and enterprises in Latvia and worldwide.

Within the framework of the study program, you will acquire the latest competencies in business management, a critical creative approach to decision making and the ability to seek new knowledge, the ability to find causation, and thus new ways to develop business, experience and knowledge in development and implementation of new study program, A PhD in Economics and Business will also let you acquire competency of scientific research work, an approach of a new level of management, and original ideas for business development.

The program is implemented in cooperation with Daugavpils University.

The study program is accredited until August 5, 2027.

Lectures are held on individual schedules

Career opportunities

  • Opportunity to apply for the position of a docent, associate professor or professor;
  • Senior manager in state and municipal institutions;
  • Author of international research;
  • Business owner and manager.

Program content

Official content of the study program is available HERE.

Study year 1

In the first study year, you will gain new competencies in business management, a critical creative approach to decision-making and the ability to seek new knowledge.

Study year 2

The second study year will provide an opportunity to improve the skill of finding causation and, consequently, find new ways of developing business. To participate in the implementation of the study programs and to carry out a real research to test the hypothesis and to acquire the skill to prove the usefulness of the new values.

Study year 3

To acquire the competence of scientific research work, in the management of new level approach, new original ideas for business development, presenting it in the doctoral thesis, as well as proving its theoretical and practical value to entrepreneurship in general.

The content of the study program may be updated and altered during the studies, based on the requirements of the labor market and the regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Admission requirements

To apply for studies, the applicant has to provide master's or professional master's diploma in the thematic field of social and human sciences, business and administration, law or in another thematic field, if the person has at least 2 years of work experience in managerial work; as well as a report on the applicant's research interests and the possible dissertation topic.

Applicant is also required to provide one of the English language certificates mentioned within the Admission information. If the applicant does not have any of the respective English language certificates, however the medium of instruction of his/her master studies was English, he/she will receive a link to Turība University on-line English test after the registration. 

Information on the admission process and rules can be found in the section “Admission”.

Leading teaching staff

Ineta Lūka
Ineta Lūka


Rosita Zvirgzdiņa
Rosita Zvirgzdiņa


Velga Vēvere
Velga Vēvere


Ivars Godmanis
Ivars Godmanis


Zane Driņķe
Zane Driņķe

Rector of Turiba University

Director of the study program

Dr.oec., prof. Rosita Zvirgzdiņa

Phone: +371 67618746


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