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Academic Bachelor Study Programme

BUSINESS ECONOMICS

We want our graduates to become successful leaders and entrepreneurs!

Therefore, we created a study program that prepares specialists who would promote the development of their country′s economy, who are able to create new ideas, establish and manage small and medium-sized enterprises, professionally assess the company′s economic situation, analyze economic and financial performance, organize internal control, plan development strategy, develop and manage creative business projects, organize the company′s logistics activities, as well as conduct various research.

Degree to be achieved: Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics.

Acreditation: Study programme Business Economics is accredited until July 1, 2027.

Admission requirements

  • A general secondary education diploma.
  • First level professional higher education (for studies at a later stages).


Admission reguirements for foreign students are available HERE.

Aim and learning outcomes of the study programme

Aims of the study programme:

  • To provide students with a set of knowledge, skills and competence in business economics according to the 6th level of the framework defined in the Latvian education classification.
  • Educate specialists in business economics with analytical and systemic thinking, whose knowledge and skills enable analysing and planning economic processes.

Study programme objectives:

  • Provide a study process that complies with the laws and requirements of the labour market, as well as student-centred approach in higher education.
  • To promote qualification development of the teaching staff in educational and scientific fields.
  • To provide and develop research activities in the study programme.
  • To provide and develop infrastructure and facilities under the study programme implementation needs.
  • To develop international collaboration with related higher education institutions, enterprises and organizations.

Outcomes of the study programme:

Knowledge (knowledge and understanding)

  • Knows and understands the regularities of the economic theory.
  • Knows and understands the principles of the company’s activities and business performance indicators.

Skills(ability to apply knowledge, communication skills, general skills)

  • Is able to plan business activity using data on economic processes.
  • Is able to carry out research on economic processes at the enterprise and in economy and interpret their results.
  • Is able to present the results of the conducted research.
  • Is able to reasonably discuss economic processes and current events at the enterprise and in economy.
  • Is able to independently organise their work.
  • Is able to work in a team

Competence (analysis, synthesis, evaluation)

  • Is able to acquire and analyse information using a variety of methods and ICT.
  • Is able to use various types of information in decision-making about the activities of the enterprise.
  • Is able to find solutions to the problems identified during the research or analysis of the company performance.

Period of studies

Full time studies (3 years)

Day

Working days, usually 09:00 - 15:50

Study courses

A Obligatory courses

  • Introduction To Studies
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • The History Of Economic Thought
  • Regional Economics
  • Modern Economic Theories And Trends
  • Business Economics And Planning
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Regulatory Framework Of Business
  • Labour, Environmental And Civil Protection
  • Accounting
  • Financial Theory
  • Finansial mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Economic Informatics
  • Research Organization
  • Study paper


B  Limited option courses

B1  Internship

B2  Business Economics and Law 

  • Financial Accounting
  • Tax System
  • Innovation Economics
  • Intellectual Property Rights


B3  International Economics

  • International Economics
  • International Marketing And Trade
  • International Trade Law  


B4  The Economics of Logistics

  • The Economics Of Logistics
  • Purchasing Organization
  • Transport Logistics


B5  Courses in Humanities

  • Philosophy
  • The Psychology Of Communication
  • Sociology


B6  Foreign Languages

  • Professional Foreign Language I
  • Professional Foreign Language II


C  Free option courses

D  Bachelor paper

Opportunities after graduating

Where to Work?

Graduates of the EKA University of Applied Sciences (EKA) are able to sustain the highest level of competition in labour markets in Latvia and the European Union. Our graduates successfully take manager positions in the sphere of finance, economics, accounting, solve analytical and management problems.

On completing the EKA study programmes, our students find a job in the sphere of manufacturing, in service and trade sectors, tourism companies, banks, insurance and auditing companies, state and municipal institutions, companies and organizations, joint enterprises, braches of foreign companies etc.


Where to Continue Studies/International Studies:

After graduating from the EKA students are able to continue studies at Master degree programmes in Latvia and other countries. That is possible due to international students exchange projects.

The EKA has concluded ERASMUS cooperation agreements with higher educational institutions in France, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Germany, and Hungary. Every year list of the EKA University of Applied Sciences partners is expanded with new partners. Every year students and lecturers participate in exchange programmes.

The EKA University of Applied Sciences is a member of the Baltic University Programme that unites 160 universities in 14 countries of the Baltic Sea region.

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