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International Business and Export Management

Ventspils University of Applied Sciences
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

International Business and Export Management

This study program gives the opportunity to obtain two master's degrees simultaneously. Master's degree in social sciences from Ventspils University of Applied Sciences as well as master's degree in management science from IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems. In Austria, this is one of the employers' most valued study programs.

Aim of the Study Program

  • To prepare high-level specialists who are able to carry out research work, which is based on the theoretical basis of entrepreneurship and business management in different types of Latvian and foreign institutions and companies;
  • On the basis of the acquired educational and methodological base, as well as acquired skills and competences, to compete in the labor market and react promptly to changes in it;
  • To successfully acquire further education in doctoral programs.

Study Program Tasks

  • To provide students with the theoretical knowledge and skill set of export management, international business management, strategy, business and economic process analysis, as well as in other areas that would allow to compete successfully and as soon as possible to adapt to the business environment or into the work of Latvian, European Union or other institutions;
  • To promote the competitiveness of graduates in the international labor market;
  • To provide students with practical application of the acquired knowledge and skills by analyzing various problem situations, case examples and solving practical tasks.

Application Deadline : July 30, 2021 for the citizens of the European Union (EU), member states of the European Economic Area (EEU) and Swiss Confederation. Please contact us for more information.

Admission requirements

Before you apply, make sure you meet our minimum admission criteria:

  • The average grade should be at least 60%.
  • The grade in core subjects (Mathematics and English) should be above minimum passing grade.

The English proficiency document shall not be attached if:

  • The candidate has acquired secondary or higher education in English;
  • The certificate of the Secondary education completion of a foreigner who has completed secondary education in a country of the European Union and the European Economic Area or in Swiss Confederation contains an assessment of English language proficiency, which is comparable to at least level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages detection system.
  • The candidate has passed VUAS English test reaching at least B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages detection system.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Study Courses that Provide the Latest in Theory and Practice in the Industry

  • Strategic Management and Planning
  • Recent Foreign Trade Techniques
  • Strategic control and reporting
  • Strategic Purchases and Global Outsourcing
  • International Market Management
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Corporate Strategies
  • International Business and Strategic Change
  • E-marketing and the latest trends in selling techniques
  • Merge, Acquisition, and Trust
  • International Accounting Principles and Taxes

Courses in Research, Innovation, Design and Management

  • Change Management and New Management Techniques
  • International Finance, Investment and Budget
  • International Consulting
  • Corporate Governance and International Code of Ethics
  • Business and Project Management
  • Structured Exports and Project Finance
  • International Institutions and Strategic Relationships
  • European Union legislation, including EU integration
  • Research Methods

Year 2

Study Courses that Provide the Latest in Theory and Practice in the Industry

  • Individual Specialization Subjects

Courses in Research, Innovation, Design and Management

  • International Consulting
  • International Management Simulations


  • Each student must complete an internship in a company.

Master's Thesis

  • Each student must develop and defend a Master's thesis.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • EU/EEA students: 2310€ per year
  • Non EU/International students: 3300€ per year


Degree Obtained

Master of Social Sciences in Business Management

    Career opportunities

    The study program is designed to meet the requirements of the labor market not only in Latvia but also elsewhere in Europe. This program develops students' strategic vision and promotes international relations skills. After graduation, students have opportunities to work in areas such as marketing and purchasing, finance and insurance, risk management, market research, logistics, project management, financial consulting, quality management, supply chain management and more.

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    Ventspils University of Applied Sciences

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    • Great opportunity for study and/or internship exchange (Erasmus+ programme)
    • Internship opportunities in local companies
    • Modernised laboratories
    • Staff and students from various countries
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