Digital Economy and Business

Awarded academic degree: Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in economics and business
Complete study program volume:
120 CP | 180 ECTS
Possible forms of education and study languages:
  • Full-time - 3 years (Latvian)*
  • Part-time - 4 years (Latvian)* Courses available during Saturdays
  • * In the frame of the programme, foreign lecturers, highly qualified specialists will be invited to teach the courses of the programme, who, in accordance with Section 56, Paragraph 3 of the Law on Higher Education Institutions, will teach no more than one-fifth of the amount of credit points of the study program in English. The seminars included in the program are provided in English.
    Enrolment requirements:
    • Master's degree in management, economics and business or the equivalent education
    • Master's degree in other social sciences, educational sciences, or the equivalent education, for a person with at least two years of professional work experience in the management of companies and institutions
    • Master's degree in natural sciences, engineering, or the equivalent education, for a person with at least two years of professional work experience in the management of companies and institutions
    "In order to develop digitalisation, we intend to prepare a new generation of leaders who want to arrange business for digital transformation and is capable of fast transfer and adaptation of foreign technological solutions, generates public demand for digital technologies."
    Inna Stecenko
    Professor, 
    Dr. oec.
    Inna Stecenko
    Director of the Programme

    About the Programme

    License number 04038-25

    TSI offers PhD studies that will expand knowledge in the field of economics and business, as well as will also identify and predict patterns in the development of technology and socio-economic environments, accelerate the transfer and market uptake of digital products and services, and more. The studies will open new opportunities for PhD students in the field of research and will allow them to improve their pedagogical skills in a multinational scientific environment, providing an opportunity to become a leader in the age of digital transformation.

    Key Opportunities:

    • A wide range of topics for PhD research in various fields
    • Scientific supervisors and teaching staff – experts with experience in large international projects
    • An Industrial PhD approach - an opportunity to propose your research topic in accordance with PhD student's current tasks and challenges in career
    • Research support environment - modern labs, research advisors, e-library

    Admission to PhD Programme

    • An applicant must have a master’s degree or higher education, equated to a master’s degree
    • The applicant must pass the entrance exam and the English language exam
    • There must be at least one scientific article or thesis on participation in an international conference
    • Admission to PhD studies is open throughout the year
    • For international PhD applicants: copies of diplomas or a copy of the diploma supplement must be in English

    Contact Information:
    Director of the programme: Professor, Dr. oec., Inna Stecenko
    E-mail: Stecenko.I@tsi.lv

     Tuition Fee

      Full time Part time Distance learning
    Duration 3 years 4 years 4 years
    EU residents EUR/year 2200 EUR * 1700 EUR * -
    Residents of the CIS and Central Asian countries EUR/year 2800 EUR - -
    Non-EU residents EUR/year 2800 EUR - -

    * If the tuition fee of semester is divided into monthly payments (5 payments), the amount of the tuition fee increases by 100 euro per semester.

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