Transport & Management Faculty

The role of transport, logistics and management in contemporary economy can hardly be overestimated. The Faculty of Transport and Management is actively integrated into the current trends of the global economy and meet modern challenges: management in the context of digitalization, financial technologies, transport and logistics based on high technology and innovation. Collaboration with professionals from the industry, with representatives of business structures, academic staff from foreign universities, synergy of knowledge in the field of management and technological processes allows us to prepare highly qualified, in-demand specialists in the labor market.

Inna Stecenko

Professor Dr. oec.

Inna Stecenko

Dean

Transport and Management Faculty

Study Programmes

Master

Credit points: 80 CP | 120 ECTS / 60 CP | 90 ECTS
Duration: 
1.5 - 2
 years

Bachelor

Credit points: 160 CP | 240 ECTS
Duration: 
4
 or 5
 years

Bachelor

Credit points: 120 CP | 180 ECTS
Duration: 
3
 or 4
 years

Master

Credit points: 62 CP | 93 ECTS / 82 CP | 123 ECTS
Duration: 
1.5/2
 or 2/2.5
 years

Master

Credit points: 80 CP | 120 ECTS
Duration: 
2
 or 2.5
 years

PhD

Credit points: 120 CP | 180 ECTS
Duration: 
3
 or 4
 years

Dean

Professor 

Dr. oec.
Inna Stecenko
Dean
Transport and Management Faculty
Inna Stecenko
+371 67100613

Vice Deans

Professor 

Dr. sc. administr.
Yulia Stukalina
Transport and Management Faculty
Yulia Stukalina

Academic degree and current position in TSI: Professor, Leading Researcher of the Faculty of Transport and Management, Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Transport and Management.

Previous experience: 30 years’ experience in Higher Education, 10 years’ experience of working as the Head of the Department (The Department of Linguistics and the Department of Management and Economics) at Transport and Telecommunication Institute.

Membership: Since 2016 – Programme Committee Member of the International Scientific Conference “Reliability and Statistics in Transportation and Communication” (RelStat); since 2016 – Programme Committee Member of the International Scientific Symposium “Economics, Business and Finance”; 2012-2015 –  Programme Committee Member of the Scientific and Educational Conference “Actual Problems of Education”; since 2020 – Member of Editorial Board of the “Journal of Business, Management and Economics Engineering”/Vilnius Gedminas Technical University (WoS, Scopus); since 2019 – reviewer of the “Journal of Marketing for Higher Education”/Routledge (Scopus).

Academic experience: Author of more than 40 publications, incl. six textbooks and book chapters. An Expert in Management (since 2014-2020); Educational Sciences (since 2020); Economics and Business (since 2020) of the Latvian Council for Science; Member of the Joint* Professors’ Council in Economics and Business, incl. Management Sciences (TSI, Turiba University and BA School of Business and Finance).

Teaching activity: Academic English (Master of Social Sciences in Management); Human Resource Management and Leadership (Master of Social Sciences in Management); Organizational Behaviour and Leadership; Strategic Management (Master of Social Sciences in Management); SMART administration (Master of Social Sciences in Management); Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (Master of Social Sciences in Management), etc.

Participation in projects: a national representative and Management Committee Member of COST Action CA19102 “Language In The Human-Machine Era”, COST Action CA18236 “Multi-disciplinary innovation for social change”, COST Action 15221 “Advancing effective institutional models towards cohesive teaching, learning, research and writing development”, COST Action CA15137 “European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and the Humanities” – ENRESSH, leader of the ERASMUS+ KA2 “SPREAD YOUR WINGS” 2017-1-PL01-KA203-038782 Project and ERASMUS+ “LEARN IT – Learning with ICT use” (2014-1-PL01-KA200-003353) Project, participant of the ESF project 2007/0010/VPD1/ESF/PIAA/06/APK/3.2.6.3./0110/0139 – “Professional Higher Education: TSI students practice in Transport and Logistics Enterprises”.

Research Interests: Strategic Management, Educational Management, Marketing Management and Branding in Higher Education, Human Resource Management, Corporate Social Responsibility.   

Supervised Doctoral, Master and Bachelor Theses (number): Supervision of the Master’s Theses (22: Master of Social Sciences in Management; Professional Master’s Degree in Aviation Management), an official reviewer of four PhD theses at the University of Latvia.

Awards: Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Research Excellence (2019, TSI); Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Teaching Excellence (2019, TSI); Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of the Contribution to the Interdisciplinary Approach to Research (2019, TSI).

Motto: “Motivation is a fire from within”.

Assistant to the Dean

Lecturer 

Mg. oec.
Oksana Skorobogatova
Transport and Management Faculty
Oksana Skorobogatova

Current position – Lecturer of the Faculty of Transport and Management, Dean’s assistant of the Faculty of Transport and Management.

Experience – more than 13 years of academic and research experience.

Teaching activity – Business Activity Fundamentals (6ECTS, bachelor level), Operation Management (6ECTS, bachelor level), Business Process Reengineering (3ECTS, bachelor level), Resource Planning and Control (3ECTS, bachelor level), etc. From 2011. more than 10 distance courses

Publication activity – Author/co-author of more than 10 research publications in journals and conference proceedings

Projects – for the last years participated in Erasmus+ and Training school “Urban and transportation planning” +Young Research Seminar. University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece; International Spring School Logistics. Institute of Logistics and Material Handling Systems, Magdeburg; The first summer school in the framework of the ALLIANCE project: “Sustainable Transport Interchanges”. Riga. Latvia. Student Business Project competition organization.

Supervised theses – more than 70 bachelor thesis supervision with successful defence

Research fields/domains – marketing activities, customer behaviour, personnel management

Motto – Live in the present moment

Hobby – photography

Transport & Management Faculty Staff Members

Professor 

Dr. oec.
Irina Kuzmina-Merlino
Transport and Management Faculty
Irina Kuzmina-Merlino

Academic degree and current position in TSI: Professor, Leading Researcher of the Faculty of Transport and Management, Director of study program MSc in Business and Management.

Previous experience: 41 years’ experience in Higher Education teaching Accounting and Finance; managing of high educational departments, and more than 25 years’ experience in industry as a consultant and professional advance qualification trainer.  

Membership: Since 2014 – Programme Committee Member and since 2018 vice-chair of the International Scientific Conference “Reliability and Statistics in Transportation and Communication”, RelStat (Scopus, WoS); Since 2006 – Member of the Advisory Committee of the Annual International conference, Bulgarian Association for Management Development and Entrepreneurship; Since 2015 – reviewer for the Emerald’s Emerging Markets Case Studies, EMCS, and 2018 member od editorial board (Scopus); Since 2020 – Reviewer of The Central European Business Review Journal, CEBR (Scopus, WoS); Since 2015 – International Strategic Management Conference, Peer-Review Committee (WoS); Since 2015 – The Clute Institute, Journal of Business Case Studies, member of Editorial Board (WoS); Since 2018 – the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, The University Yearbook, member of the Editorial Board; in 2012 – vice-chair of the 9th International Conference in Accounting and Finance in Transition, ICAFT-2012; 2011 – 2013 – The European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, ECSB Country Vice President for Latvia.

Academic experience:

Author more than 80 publications, incl. 2 study books, 3 monographs and book chapters.  An Expert in Economics and Business of the Latvian Council for Science; 2013–2020 – Member of the Joint Professors’ Council in Economics and Business (RISEBA, BA School of Business and Finance, Ventspils University); Member of the Joint* Professors’ Council in Economics and Business, incl. Management Sciences (TSI, Turības University and BA School of Business and Finance); Since 2016 –  Research and PhD Council at TTI; 2005-2007 – Latvian Association of Certified Auditors, LZRA – member of examination commission in Financial Accounting.

Teaching activity: Bachelor programme: Accounting, Management Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Financial Reporting and Analysis. Master programme: Financial Management, International Financial Reporting Standards, IFRS; Financial and Management Analysis; Research Seminar. Doctoral programme: Financial Management.

Professional advanced qualification: Corporate Financial Management; Management Accounting; Business Plan preparation; Financial Reporting and Analysis based on IFRS.

Participation in projects: ERASMUS+ „Spread Your Wings” Nr. 2017-1-PL01-KA203-038782 project (2018-2020). ALLIANCE – Enhancing excellence and innovation capacity in sustainable transport interchanges. Grant agreement Nr. 692426 (2016–2018). ERAF project, VIAA, State Education Development Agency project “Development of institutional capacity of TSI Scientific Institution” Project Nr. 2.DP/2.1.1.3.3./15/IPIA/VIAA/006 (2015). ESF project nr. 1DP/1.1.2.1.2./09/IPIA/VIAA/011 for the year 2009-2014 „Doctoral study support programme”. The Economics and Law Sciences Expert’ Commision of the Latvian Council of Science: The main directions of Research in Economics and Law Sciences in 2003 – 2011 by LCS (different projects)

Research Interests: Financial and Management Accounting, International Reporting, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, Digital Techniques in Management and Finance.

Supervised Doctoral, Master and Bachelor Theses: Supervision of the Master’s Theses (average 5 works per study year) Master of Social Sciences in Management; an official reviewer of PhD thesis; Supervision of the Doctoral Theses.

Awards: LR Ministry of Education and Science, Certificate of honour of the Ministry of Education and Sciences, Minister Baiba Rivža (26.10.2007). Latvian Academy of Sciences, Certificate of honour of the Ministry of Sciences, LZA president Ojārs Spārītis (06.09.2019). Nomination in ‘The best tutor of the Year 2008’ from Latvia. The Institute of Certified Financial Management, ICFM (10.12.2008), London, the United Kingdom.

Motto: “Do what you love, and do it with love”.

Assoc. prof 

Dr. sc. ing.
Genadij Gromov
Transport and Management Faculty
Genadij Gromov
Assoc. prof 

Dr. oec., Ek. zin. kand.
Natalja Podolakina
Transport and Management Faculty
Natalja Podolakina
Assoc. prof 

Dr. oec.
Jelena Popova
Transport and Management Faculty
Jelena Popova

Academic degree and current position in TSI: Associate Professor, the Faculty of Transport and Management

Experience: 20 years’ experience as a university lecturer, several years of experience as a scientific translator at Scientific Research Institute “Micropribor”, several years worked as a school teacher

Membership:

Expert of Latvian Council for Science in Business and Economics field;

Editor of Scientific Journal Cultural Heritage & Tourist Destinations: Creative Approaches in Development, ISSN 2592-8449.

Peer reviewer of the International Scientific Journal Tourism and Innovations, University of Economics, Varna, Bulgaria. Member of Editorial Board.

Peer reviewer of the Journal of Tourism and Services, Prague, Czech Republic, ISSN 1804-5650

Member of Scientific and Editorial Committee of the Journal of scientific articles of students and young scientists Development of Modern Business within the Concept of Green Economy

Organiser of Students’ Practical Conference Students’ Practice as the Basis of Professional Competence. Organiser and moderator of working sections and workshop within the frameworks of the project Enhancing Green Economy in 3 countries of Asia, Grant agreement 598470-EPP-1-2018-DE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP – ENV2.

Teaching activity: Economic Theory; Advanced Microeconomics; International Economic Relations; Global Economy; Corporate Finance; Financial Management; Strategic Management; Project Management; Marketing; Business English.

Publication activity:  Author and co-author of scientific publications for 6 years: 57 scientific articles in indexed and peer reviewed scientific journals and proceedings of scientific conferences, participated in 27 scientific conferences and round tables with reports.

Participation in projects: the European grant 1.1.1.2. “Post-doctoral Research Aid” Project id. N. 1.1.1.2/16/I/001) of the Republic of Latvia, funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Research project No. 1.1.1.2/VIAA/3/19/458 “Development of Model of Smart Economy in Smart City” the European Project Enhancing Green Economy in 3 countries of Asia, Grant agreement 598470-EPP-1-2018-DE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP – ENV2

Research Interests: The scientific interests are in the area of Smart economy, Sustainable Economy, International Economics, Human Capital, Intellectual Capital, Waste Management.

Supervised Doctoral, Master and Bachelor Theses (number): Supervision of the Doctoral Thesis; Master’s Theses; Bachelor Thesis.

Awards: three awards as the best professor of the university (Baltic International Academy, Latvia).

Award as the best presenter at the International Scientific Conference Economics and Management

Motto: “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one”.

Maxima for teaching: People who know what they’re talking about don’t need PowerPoint

Assoc. prof 

Dr. psych.
Isgalej Ismuhametov
Transport and Management Faculty
Isgalej Ismuhametov
Assoc. prof 

Dr. sc. ing.
Andrejs Zvaigzne
Transport and Management Faculty
Andrejs Zvaigzne

Research Projects

We offer the opportunity to students to participate in various European and International projects, generate ideas and to come up with creative solutions to problems during their studies!

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Project "Innovation Grants for Students at the Institute of Transport and Communications" / iDEAHUB (Nr.1.1.1.3/21/A/006)

Project “Model of Smart Economy in a Smart City” (1.1.1.2/VIAA/3/19/458)

Project "Model of Smart Economy in a Smart City" (1.1.1.2/VIAA/3/19/458)

Partners

Cooperation with employers is invaluable, because it is they who give students first insights into their professional lives. We offer continuous growth for students and maintain long-term relationships with its partners, as a result, the institute creates an environment in which students have the opportunity to develop themselves and meet with industry representatives.

Alumni Success Story

Vyacheslav Cheglatonyev
I liked the optimally selected list of subjects in the study programme
"In honor of the Winter Graduation at TSI, we present a series of mini-interviews with some of the alumni.
This time our hero is Vyacheslav Cheglatonev, a graduate of the “Aviation Management” master’s programme, which is unique in scale of the Baltic States. Vyacheslav successfully defended his master’s thesis on the topic “Development of Strategy of a Regional Airport”.
– Vyacheslav, how long have you been working in the aviation industry and what position you acquire?
– I have been working in the aviation industry, in the field of airport management, for about 10 years. At the moment I am the Director of Marketing and Commerce at the Odessa International Airport. Previously I held the positions of commercial director of the largest airports in Ukraine – Boryspil and Lviv.
– Why did you choose the “Aviation Management” programme at TSI for your further professional development?
– First of all, I was attracted by the program itself and the optimally selected list of courses. Also, my choice was predetermined by the presence of lecturers and graduates of Cranfield University among the teachers, because it is one of the best universities in the world that trains specialists in the field of aviation management.
– What did you like about the study process?
– I liked the organization of the process itself, the online Moodle platform, the prompt reorientation to online learning during the lockdown, the high level of lecturers and programs’ key subjects. I would especially like to note the high level of professionalism of the scientific supervisor of my master’s thesis — professor, Dr. sc. administr. Yulia Stukalina.
– What will be most useful in your daily work? – The knowledge gained in the fields of strategic management, change management, marketing and leadership will be very useful in my work."
Vyacheslav Cheglatonyev, 
Commercial Director of Odessa International Airport

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