Faculty of Business, Management and Economics
Awards: Bachelor (Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Economics)
Accreditation: Study programme is accredited
The aim of the programme is to prepare highly qualified specialists who will be able to work in state, private and international institutions and will have good command in issues of international economy and commercial diplomacy, will be able to make independent decisions, handle everyday tasks and cooperate with Latvian and foreign organizations, offices and enterprises.
The planned results of the programme are the ensuring of the following general and specific competences:
orienting in the processes of the contemporary international economy and the ability to analyse them by using statistical, econometric and other methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis;
understanding about the basic conditions of commercial diplomacy in order to participate efficiently in the activities of international trade, finance and other, including negotiations, signing of agreements, representing national or corporate interests etc.;
abilities to orient in global economic environment and to take decisions in the circumstances of global competition.
General secondary high school diploma (both in original language and a notarized translation in English);
Transcript of grades or final examination results (both in original language and a notarized translation in English);
Grades in Mathematics must be no less than 4 in a 10 point grading system;
Diplomas and transcripts issued outside EU/EAA countries, United Kingdom or Switzerland must be legalized with a legalization stamp or Apostille. More information available HERE.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally arrive at the university.
Applicants must prove their English language proficiency. The University accepts the following international language tests:
TOEFL IBT – at least score 72
IELTS – at least score 5.5
PTE General – at least level B2
FCE – at least level B
CPE – satisfactory pass
CAE – satisfactory pass.
If you don’t have any chance to take English test, University of Latvia offers to take online Pearson test.
If your previous studies have been obtained in English but in the country where English is not native language, then you have to present an official letter from your previous educational institution (secondary school, etc.) where is stated that all your studies were in English (medium of instruction is English), and you have to pass interview where the University of Latvia will evaluate your language skills.
Applicants who have obtained previous education in English in one of the bellow listed countries do not need to provide separate language proficiency: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Internationally recognized foreign language certificate does not have to be presented if the applicant has acquired secondary education in a EU/EEA country, United Kingdom or Switzerland and in his secondary education certificate is included an assessment of foreign language skills, which are comparable to at least level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
As a part of the admission process applicants will be asked to participate in an online interview.
Graduates are working in the institutions of foreign affairs and economics in Latvia, as well as in the institutions of European Union and in international, state, non-governmental and private organizations, in multinational corporations, in embassies, and banks.