Sociology of Organisation and Management

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The Bachelor’s programme of Sociology of Organisation and Management is open to students who wish to gain theoretical and practical knowledge that would serve as the basis for further studies in related Master’s degree programmes as well as the basis for professional work in various state, municipal and private enterprises, institutions and agencies.

Title of Study Programme: Sociology of Organisation and Management
Head of Study Programme:

Ritma Rungule, PhD, Associate Professor

Form of Study Programme:

Full-time studies

Length of Study Programme and ECTS:

6 semesters, 3 years, 180 ECTS

Degree Awarded:

Bachelor’s degree of Social Sciences in Sociology

Aim of Study Programme:

The aim of the programme is to prepare academically well-educated and professionally qualified specialists in the area of organisational and management sociology, corresponding with the requirements of the Bachelor’s level and European labour market.

Main objectives of Study Programme:

  • Provide students with knowledge of classic and contemporary theories of sociology, emphasising the dimension of sociological analysis of organisations and management.
  • Acquaint students with methodology of sociological research and analysis of organisational functioning problems and implementation of successful management.
  • Help students develop an understanding of the types and structures of organisations, specifics of their management and decision making in the global environment, characterising specifics of supranational (EU), state, municipal and private sector organisations and possibilities for their sociological research both theoretically and empirically.

Assessment methods:

At the Faculty of Communications the module system is used. The length of a course is 5 weeks; usually amounting to 10 classes (6 lectures and 4 seminars). Upon a successful completion of a course, at the end of the 5th week the student takes an exam. An important part of the evaluation and assessment system is participation in lectures, quality of answers in seminars, writing problem essays, passing tests and exams.