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  • Master of Social Sciences in Management

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    • Short information about the program

      Programme title: Master of Social Sciences in Management

      The awarded qualification: Master of Social Sciences in Management (Sociālo zinātņu maģistrs vadībzinātnē)

      Faculty: Faculty of Management and Economics 

      Study languages: English

      Duration of program: 2, 5 years (5 semesters)

      Programme volume: 80 credit points

      Cost of education (semester): 650 euro

      Requirements for the basic education: Bachelor of social science, Bachelor of natural science in computer science (specialisation – computer Technologies in business) or Higher professional education of the second level in economics, management, in transport or logistics.

      Programme DirectorProfessor. Irina Kuzmina-Merlino, Dr. oec.

      • Short annotation of the program

        The curriculum is aimed at developing the students’ analytical, communication and pedagogical abilities, mastering the skills of scientific work and scientific research, understanding the role of financial information in managerial decision making, and ability to interpret it. 


        Code of the Subject

        Subject

        Latvian Credit points

        ECTS

         

        Core courses: A Block

         

         

        05 M 202

        Strategic Management

        4

        6

        05 M 001

        Pedagogics and Psychology

        2

        3

        05 M 004

        Research Methodology

        2

        3

        05 M 106

        Management of Innovation

        4

        6

        M-04-Zs

        Research Seminar

        2

        3

        05 M 311

        Project Management

        4

        6

        05 M 350

        Business process management and modelling

        4

        6

        05 M 355

        Financial Management

        4

        6

        05 M 358

        Human Resources Management & Leadership

        4

        3

        05 M 357

        International marketing and advertising

        4

        6

        05 M m12

        Master's Thesis

        20

        30

         

        General courses: B block

         

         

        05 M 361

        Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

        2

        3

        05 M 260

        OperationsResearch

        2

        3

        05 M 339

        Methods of Data Analysis and Business Forecasting

        6

        9

        05 M 602

        English for Academic Purposes

        2

        3

        05 M 368

        International Business Law and Taxation

        2

        3

        05 M 356

        Business Information Systems

        4

        6

        05 M 359

        The Global Economy and International Business Environment

        4

        6

         

        Elective  courses

         

         

        05 C 000

        Subjects of Free Choice

        4

        6

        • What will student receive after graduation

          Managers today need multidimensional skills in finance, market analysis, project management and global economics. During the study process the students will learn how to understand the needs of customers; how to develop the strategy ensuring the strategic and operational goals of a modern company.

          The students will be able:

          1. Based on the theory of management, choose a management style that is adequate to the conditions of the company business activity, its organizational structure, organizational culture and behavior;
          2. To know the modern methods of management of information flows for solving managerial objectives;
          3. To be able to analyze and evaluate the theory of management, leadership and motivation;
          4. To explain and evaluate the impact of environmental factors on internal processes in the organization;
          5. To be able to prepare the master budget, using modern information technologies and methods of data processing;
          6. To master the skills of making managerial decisions, critically evaluating their ethical side;
          7. To be able to critically assess the consequences of management decisions and measure their projected results;
          8. To apply a scientific approach to solving a management problem and developing a management decision. 

          Learning outcomes:

          • Professional competences and values
          • Scientific research skills
          • Pedagogical skills
          • Analytical skills
          • Work in team and individual self-organization
          • Critical thinking
          • Communication, negotiation skills
          • Business process modeling and optimization
          • Сooperation and collaboration abilities
          • Adaptation in multicultural environment.

          • Career opportunities


            • Different levels of management in an organization   
            • Director of department
            • Commercial director
            • Project manager
            • Manager of department of Strategy and Development
            • Business processes organization manager
            • Human resource manager
            • Controller
            • Business analyst
            • Consultant

            • Some companies, where graduates of this programme work


              Tez Tour Latvija, airBaltic, Cargomax, SIA Deliar, A/S "BLB Baltijas Termināls”, SIA"4financeIT”, Wellness Travel Group, Diatom Enterprises, SGS Latvija Ltd., AS "NORVIK BANKA”, Dinotrans SIA, VCA Pavnieki, Media House, SIA Eltel Networks, AAS Baltikums, Latvijas pasta banka AS, EHR Mediju Grupa, Rīgas Centrālcietums, A/S Balticom, Pricewaterhouse, Coopers SIA, etc. 

              • Leading professors

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                Ishgaley Ishmuhametov,Dr.psych.

                Irina Kuzmina-Merlino, Dr.oec., Professor

                Kozlovska Ieva Ph.D. Oec. Can., Mg.oec.