Lead the Future

Advance your career to the highest level with a PhD in Business Management

Full-time doctoral studies that could be combined with professional career in your motherland


PhD programme in EU


Years of experience


Possible remote participation


Exchange programme


The joint doctoral program is implemented in cooperation with RISEBA University and the BA School of Business and Finance, the main strategic partners are SSE Riga and Kaiserslautern University.

About the studies

Accredited Doctoral Programme in Business Management

Lectures are organised in sessions (6-8 days) three times per year: October, February and May.
Blended learning approach for theoretical studies / Joint doctoral council meetings remotely. Promotional council meetings remotely. PhD thesis defense remotely.
Duration of the programme: 3 years.
1st and 2nd study year – lectures, seminars and research work. 3rd study year – completing the PhD thesis and approbation (publications, conferences).
Participation at Annual RISEBA Scientific Conference, publication in Journal of Business Management as a part of study process.

What Our Graduates Say


Anzelika Smagina

Studying in this PhD programme allowed me to meet people from various cultural and professional backgrounds and establish many new connections while expanding my professional network.

Umer Shahid

For doctoral students I would like to say that PhD is more than just a degree rather it’s a very unique experience of life, so try to make it a good one. 


What You Will Get

Publication in Journal of Business Management

Journal of Business Management, ISSN 1691-5348 is published jointly by RISEBA University of Applied Sciences and BA School of Business and Finance.

The journal publishes papers which contribute to an understanding of business management and provides readers with a fresh look at emerging business management practices and research. The journal particularly encourages academics, researchers and doctoral students to share their experience, knowledge and practices with an international audience.
The journal contains only primarily original scholarly material.
 The publication in JBM for doctoral students is free of charge.

Participation at Annual Scientific Baltic Business Management Conference

The ASBBMC provides an excellent opportunity for the academic and business communities to share cutting[1]edge research in all areas of management, business, finance, entrepreneurship, innovations, technology, multimedia, architecture and related fields.

This conference aims to bring together researchers, faculty, professionals, and doctoral students so that they may share their experiences, ideas, and research results to predict future opportunities and discuss practical challenges and their solutions.

The conference is held every year, making it an ideal platform for strategic international networking and the perfect place to present your research results, innovations and projects in various areas. The organizers of the Conference: RISEBA and BA School of Business and Finance in partnership with SSE Riga.

The participation for Doctoral students is free of charge.

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Do You Have Any Questions?

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the admission requirements?

Application 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.

Detailed information about the application process is available here.

2. How much does it all cost?

Tuition fee for 2023/2024 study year: 5640 EUR per year (for citizens of EU, EEA, CIS countries, Georgia, Ukraine and other countries); 6280 EUR per year (for citizens of other countries).

3. How long will it take to get a decision on my application? 

The application process can take up to three month.

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