BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT ADMINISTRATION

OVERVIEW

The programme prepares highly competent top level managers for work in both, public and private sector organisations and equips students with the skills necessary to succeed in the rapidly changing business world. 

Particular emphasis is placed on providing learners with practical experience and competences in the management of business environment. This is achieved through practical classes, applied and scientific research, research and live projects, a study internship and a master's thesis.


CAREER PROSPECTS 

Graduates of the programme secure roles in various fields of business administration in Latvia and worldwide or continue their academic career in PhD study programmes.

The curriculum was created at a time when Latvia had just entered the EU and there were real opportunities for enjoying the freedom of mobility, which is at the core of the European Union. The students' interest in this study programme was great. After a couple of years the students already had the opportunity to follow the programme in the English language. This approach made it possible to attract students from other EU countries, and local students had the opportunity to learn professional English and also improve the conversational skills. All graduates of the study programme have succeeded in finding a job, as well as have had the opportunity to pursue a career, thanks to the obtained professional degree.
Dr.oec. Maira Leščevica
STUDY PROGRAMME DEVELOPER
DEGREE TO BE ACQUIRED

Professional Master’s degree in Business Administration

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION

Company Manager (in 4 semester programme)

ACCREDITATION

Until October 14, 2027

PROGRAMME DURATION

1,5 years or 3 semesters (with previously acquired professional qualification);

2 years or 4 semesters (with no professional qualification).

STUDY LANGUAGE

English

SCHEDULE OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME

Lectures are held on Fridays and Saturdays.

TUITION FEES 2023./2024. ACAD.Y.

Tuition fees can be found here. 

NUMBER OF SUPPORTED STUDY PLACES IN 2023/2024

15 (fifteen) study places on state budget resources (according to chosen study programme) are available for intake 2023.*

Citizens of the European Union countries, the European Economic Area, the Swiss Confederation and permanent residents of the European Union who hold a valid residence permit may use the right to study on state budget resources.

All the students that are eligible, are invited to apply for Latvian State Scholarship. Application deadline for academic year 2023/2024 is 1st of April, 2023www.viaa.gov.lv/en/studies


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent*
  2. Online entrance examination: applicants will be given more information after the application deadline
  3. In order to prove the English language competence, the applicants are required to submit a confirmation of the English language knowledge:
    • TOEFL certificate with a minimum score of 500 points in paper based test or 70 points in internet- based test;
    • IELTS certificate with score at minimum 5.5;
    • other documents confirming the knowledge of English;
    • Diploma or document attesting that previous education has been completed in English;
    • Applicants with no corresponding English language certification document are required to take an exam of English in Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences.

*Students can apply for master's programme even if they have not yet completed the studies required. They must however have completed the relevant degree before the enrolment deadline in the programme. If the diploma is not provided or not recognised at this later stage, the admission can be cancelled.


 APPLICATION DEADLINES 2024

Non-EU, Non-EEA applicants:  March 1 - May 31.

EU/ EEA/ Swiss Confederation applicants: March 1 - August 18 (students are eligible to apply for Latvian state funded study placements).

All the students that are eligible, are invited to apply for Latvian State Scholarship. Application deadline for academic year 2024/2025 is 1st of April, 2024.

For further information, get in touch with International Office at [email protected].

 

ADMINISTRATION

Global marketing and client services management, business and public finances, modern logistic systems, human resource development, project management strategies and innovative management processes. Organisational psychology, business process imitation and modelling, long-term business relationship development, planning and management.


 BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Business management environment, advertising trends, e-commerce and business, regional development trends, social media for business, international bookkeeping systems, corporate social responsibility, the EU politics in business administration, international legal environment, cross-cultural communication, research methods in social sciences.


 PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

All of our students have to intern or gain work experience whilst working towards their degrees. The aim of the internships is using their study knowledge and theory in sync with their practical skills in solving various operational problems for a vast array of businesses. Internships can take place outside Latvia.


 COURSE CATALOGUE

To view in depth descriptions of the courses for this study programme, see ViA Course Catalogue. For instructions, view its user guide.

*Please note that our course catalogue is currently being redeveloped so if you have any questions, please get in touch with our team. 

DEVELOPING INTERESTS

An opportunity to specialise in a field of your interests – business export, employee motivation, creative industries, remote working and others.


CURRENT STUDY METHODS

Study course content and group work further ability and skills to discuss and argue complex points on various business administration issues as well as build up the ability to formulate and critical look at various problems.


INDUSTRY COLLABORATION

Industry professionals are involved in the study process who boast experience in international business, offering students an opportunity to test their skills on different projects at their enterprises.


INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

ViA lecturers and professors have gained education and experience abroad and we welcome guest lecturers from all over the world, including United States and Asia.


INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Graduates have a unique opportunity to receive globally recognised BUSINET network certificates and diplomas to recognise the programmes’suitability to meet the needs of international markets.


STUDIES IN ENGLISH

Strenghtens English language skills, making graduates more competitive in the job market.

 

 

TUITION FEES
 

The tuition fee is outlined in the individual agreement between the student and the university. The student receives the agreement together with the admission letter. Accepted students must pay the tuition fee in advance for the full academic year.

CitizenshipPer year EURFull programme cost EUR
Tuition Fees for  the citizens of the EU, EEA, Swiss Confederation 2023/2024 2445

3667.50 for 3 semesters

4890 for 4 semesters

Tuition Fees for others 2023/2024 2810

4215 for 3 semesters

5620 for 4 semesters


APPLICATION FEES 2023/2024
 

Application fee (non-refundable) must be paid before the application is submitted (confirmation of payment must be included in the application):

Citizenship

Application fee amount EUR

Estonia, Lithuania, Georgia and Moldova 50

EU*, EEA countries, Swiss Confederation, USA, Australia, Azerbaijan, Japan, Canada, Kazakhstan, Russia, Macedonia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

150

International applicants from other countries

250

Applicants from Ukraine are exempt from application fee

Application fee must be paid to the following bank account:

Bank: AS Swedbank
Bank code: HABALV22
Bank account number: LV78HABA0551027191593
Bank payments should be marked: “Study registration fee: your name”

Bank: AS Citadele banka
Bank code: PARXLV22
Bank account number: LV74PARX0006876240003
Bank payments should be marked: “Study registration fee: your name”

Bank: AS Luminor banka
Bank code: RIKOLV2X
Bank account number: LV90RIKO0002013197983
Bank payments should be marked: “Study registration fee: your name”


 OTHER COSTS

To have and overview of the costs involved in studying in Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, please see the indicative list of costs:

Costs per monthEUR
Rent of room in student hostel  (double rooms available)

115 double room

170 single room

Local transportation costs 25
Food, other personal costs (minimum) 200
Total of other costs (average) ~350

The cost of living in Valmiera can seem rather inexpensive for students from some other countries. 

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Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

Cēsu street 4, Tērbatas street 10, Valmiera, LV-4201, Latvija

Company reg. Nr. LV90001342592

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