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.

 

ABOUT THE STUDY PROGRAMME


Professional Bachelors degree


Full time 4 years


5000 EUR per year


Study language - English


Profession -Business Manager

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AIM OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME

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.

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STUDY PROGRAMME 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.
 

LAYOUT OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME

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 information technologies

  • 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 information technologies

  • 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 information technologies

  • 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
  • Industry professional specialization courses

  • Project 24
  • Internship

    Internship opportunities.

    Bachelor Thesis

    Each student must develop and defend a bachelor's thesis at the end of their studies.
     
    Why study at Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Management? Because it is an opportunity to get globally specific knowledge and skills in business management with a specialization in finance and accounting or marketing and logistics in an organized, friendly, creative environment that will enable you to achieve your highest goals.

    Dean of FOE Liene Resele

    Stop and look around carefully. How many of the objects and devices use some type of technology and software? Nowadays, more and more products need the technology to operate and someone needs to take care that these software and technologies are created and run correctly. However, IT work is not just about software development and testing. Someone needs to design these products, lead projects, support users and solutions, promote and sell.

    Ervīns Grīnfelds, Co-founder of TestDevLab

     

    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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