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Program description

Start-Up Management

Starting your own business from an idea to a profitable one is a great adventure and hard work that requires a lot of knowledge and experience. From the very beginning of the company, it is very important to choose the most advantageous location, the legal form of the company and choose the right company strategy. Ventspils University of Applied Sciences is a place where you will not only acquire knowledge about starting a company, but with the help of mentors you will practically develop your company to become a successful entrepreneur.

Aim of the Study Program

Prepare a comprehensive, ambitious and, with practice, gain experience and future competencies endowed business management professionals with the ability to create innovative solutions and sustainable enterprises, as well as to adapt to the dynamic business environment and technology trends.

Study Program Tasks

  • To provide knowledge and practical skills in entrepreneurship, innovation, technology and emotional intelligence development;
  • Ensure practice-based learning;
  • Apply non-traditional knowledge acquisition through team self-study, in combination with discussion panels and workshops;
  • Provide individual sessions with mentors for students' personal development plan creation and skills development;
  • To provide conditions for earning money in the study process;
  • Ensure participation in industry conferences and hackathons.

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

General Study Courses

  • Personal growth
  • Professional English in the labor market
  • Professional Russian in the labor market
  • Professional Latvian language in the labor market
  • Communication skills

Basic Theoretical Courses of the Field and Courses of IT

  • Information communication technologies for entrepreneurs
  • IT entrepreneurship
  • Basics of Economics
  • Business Management
  • Legislation and administrative management
  • Statistics and data interpretation

Industry Professional Specialization Courses

  • Marketing in the 21st Century

Elective Courses

  • You will be able to choose one of the following courses
    • Financial markets
    • The Sharing Economy

Year 2

General Study Courses

  • Personal growth

Basic Theoretical Courses of the Field and Courses of IT

  • Accounting
  • Legislation and administrative management
  • Statistics and data interpretation

Industry Professional Specialization Courses

  • Financial management
  • Service design
  • Future leadership
  • Sales and customer relations
  • Practical marketing of the company
  • Product development through experimentation

Year 3

General Study Courses

  • Personal Growth

Basic Theoretical Courses of the Field and Courses of IT

  • Management of the company
  • Civil and environmental protection
  • Sustainability and Green Thinking

Industry Professional Specialization Courses

  • Financial management
  • Future leadership
  • Sales and customer relations
  • Practical marketing of the company
  • Product development through experimentation
  • Content creation and media
  • Innovation management
  • Production

Elective Courses

  • You will be able to choose one of the following courses
    • Platform business model
    • Gaming theory

Year 4

General Study Courses

  • Innovation Week

Basic Theoretical Courses of the Field and Courses of IT

  • Project 24

Internship

  • Internship opportunities.

Bachelor's Thesis

  • Each student must develop and defend a Bachelor's thesis at the end of their studies.

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

  • EU/EEA students: 3000€ per year
  • Non EU/International students: 5000€ per year

Qualification

Degree Obtained

Bachelor in Business Administration

Career opportunities

  • Graduates can continue to grow their own business or open another one;
  • Perform research and consultancy;
  • Work as managers in both manufacturing and services;
  • To become the head of state and municipal institutions and their structural units
  • Become a leading specialist in various fields (HR, Marketing, Project Management, etc.)

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Ventspils University of Applied Sciences

Ventspils University of Applied Sciences is a modern state higher education institution, which is developing in a dynamic manner, guaranteeing the possibility for students to acquire qualitative higher education and professional skills, and carrying out significant research work, for which...


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Why study at Ventspils University of Applied Sciences

The university is a fertile ground for new, innovative and exciting ideas, plans and projects. Be it a book club, a charity project or a start-up idea - only the sky is your limit!

VUAS is located near the Baltic Sea in a clean and beautiful city where everything is within walking distance:  • Beach • Parks/green spaces • Cinema • Restaurants • Water attraction park, etc.

Why choose VUAS?

  • Individual approach for every student
  • Modern study environment
  • Study programmes are highly demanded in the labour market
  • Studies in small groups
  • Low average living cost
  • Great opportunity for study and/or internship exchange (Erasmus+ programme)
  • Internship opportunities in local companies
  • Modernised laboratories
  • Staff and students from various countries
  • Recreation, sports and cultural opportunities
  • Renovated dormitory

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90%+ practice-based technology entrepreneurship bachelor program with a focus on emotional intelligence & competencies. I loved it.
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