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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:4 / 6
Course supervisor:Romāns Putāns
Study type:Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Business Management
Branch of science:Economics; Other economic and management sub-sectors


To conduct independent research work on international business and start-up entrepreneurship topics, based on the knowledge and skills acquired during the 1st year of study, choosing the research topic, substantiating the research need, topicality, setting the research aim, tasks, hypothesis, and its findings in the conclusion.


IBSE courses mastered during 1st year of study.

Learning outcomes


Students are able to demonstrate knowledge of the necessity, nature and structure of the research.
Students apply knowledge of the principles of searching and structuring information sources.
Students are able to demonstrate knowledge of research work and methods used.
Students develop the ability to do independent research work in international business and/or start-up business, justifying the topicality of the topic, setting out the research purpose, tasks, hypothesis, using research methods.


Students acquire practical skills in the development of scientific work by extending and systematising (arranging) theoretical knowledge and acquiring the ability to apply it in the research of the chosen topic, formulation of problems and elaboration of reasoned conclusions and suggestions.
Students develop the skills to perform data analysis, as well as to summarise and formulate analytical views on different theories, as well as to formulate (formulate and present) conclusions on the research work done.
Students develop the ability to carry out analytical research.
Students develop skills to analyse business environment.
Students develop the ability to assess the risks and opportunities of starting a business.
Students develop the ability to identify changes and developments in economic trends.
Students improve their understanding of economic interconnections.


Ability to present and defend own work and to express analytical position on the questions asked.
Ability to develop logical and structured research in economics and management of international business and new entrepreneurship.
Students are able to compile, structure and present forecasts of industry developments and trends.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2023, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
International Business and Start-up Entrepreneurship, IBSEeng2Bachelor’sRequiredKristaps Zaļais, Romāns Putāns, Anželika Zorina, Kristīne Blumfelde-Rutka, Līga Briķena, Anželika Berķe-Berga, Ieva Kalve, Jekaterina Pankova, Marta Urbāne, Olga Leontjeva, Denīze Ponomarjova