Bachelor's Degree in Economics in Latvia

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A bachelor's degree is a hallmark of higher education. It is given to those who dedicate three to seven years studying a specific program. A bachelor's degree can be earned in a variety of disciplines in the arts and sciences.

The purpose of Economics is to study how scarce goods are distributed and consumed. It studies markets, businesses, pricing or consumers in its realm of microeconomics. And it covers fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment or monetary policy in macroeconomics. Good economists are increasingly important in order to prevent and improve economical situations of different sectors and industries.

Latvia has both fee-paying and state-financed higher education. The country has two kinds of higher education courses. These include the academic and professional programs. There are three levels of academic higher education – bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral studies. The climate in the country favors various winter sports and recreation activities such as ice skating, skiing and ice hockey. International students prefer studying in Latvia due to its social life, arts and cultural institutions. The country’s culture is easy to adopt to.

Top Bachelor Programs in Economics in Latvia 2017

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BSc Economics

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

Economic problems are an ever-present and inherent part of our lives. If you wish to understand how to improve the living conditions of people in their everyday lives and how to solve economic issues in economic sectors, come and join us! [+]

Best Bachelors in Economics in Latvia 2017. BSc Economics Economic problems are an ever-present and inherent part of our lives. If you wish to understand how to improve the living conditions of people in their everyday lives and how to solve economic issues in economic sectors, come and join us! Degree: BSc in Economics Credits: 240 ECTS Duration of studies: full-time – 4 years Language of instruction: English Tuition fee per year: 2000 Eur Admission: twice a year Contact person: Dr.oec. Dina Popluga, Accredited until: June 4, 2019 Academic profile This programme is aimed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be work-ready and competitive economists in the national and international labour markets. The study programme consists of compulsory courses, elective courses and practical training, which gives you: analytical skills and knowledge to understand economic circumstances in micro and macro level; ability to analyse and critically assess processes and mutual relations of factors in agrarian and environmental economics, or in business process management; understanding of how to make decisions and manage resources rationally and sustainably; an opportunity to get interested in research activities and awareness of importance of lifelong learning. You will have the possibility to meet dynamic and experienced academic staff, to acquire unique knowledge in agricultural economics and to improve your knowledge abroad. The full – time Bachelor’s degree programme covers 4 academic years, where the 1st and 2nd academic years gives you general skills and abilities for an economist, but the 3rd and 4th academic years give you more specific skills in one of the following specialization directions: Agrarian and Environmental Economics or Business Process Management. Further is given short guide how to choose your specialization direction, where your choice highly dependent on your interest and what will be specific study courses within each specialization direction: This study programme is completed with the elaboration and defence of the Bachelor’s thesis. Admission Requirements Applicants with completed secondary education are approved for admission to the programme. Applicants must have at least a "Satisfactory" grade in Mathematics, must be able to present good English knowledge (minimum - CEFR level B2, IELTS score 5.0, TOEFL score 510, TOEFL-iBT score 64) and need to pass an aptitude test in social sciences. Career prospects and further studies The graduates are specialists who are able to assess a situation in the market, to organize and manage comprehensive entrepreneurship and implement innovative management ideas in rural and urban areas. Our recent graduates are employed in the companies of agricultural, banking and finance sectors, government institutions, academic and research organizations as well as self-owned companies. Bachelor’s degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective Master’s study programme at universities in Latvia or abroad. [-]