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HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Professional bachelor’s study programme

European Economics and Business”

(code 42345)

Self Evaluation Report

and

Accreditation Materials

Riga

2008

PSIHOLOĢIJAS AUGSTSKOLA

Lomonosova 4, Rīga, LV 1003, tālr. 7100608, fakss 7100219, e-pasts psa@psy.lv,

mājas lapa www.psy.lv, Reģ.Nr.40003261174, PVNNr.40003261174,
Norēķinu konts LV85PARX0000663551019, AKB “Parex Banka” “Laimdota” fil.,Kods 310101708

Rīga

2008.gada ___. _________ Nr.____________

LR Ministry of Education and Science

Department of Higher Education and Science

Higher Education Quality Evaluation Centre

Application for accreditation of the study programme

Name of the higher education establishment

Higher School of Psychology

Legal address and telephone number of the higher education establishment

Lomonosova 4, Rīga, Latvija, LV-1003, phone 7100628, fax 7100219, e-mails: rector@psy.lv , home page: www.psy.lv

LR MES registration certificate of the higher education establishment

Nr.3343801876

Study programme title

Professional bachelor’s study programme “European Economics and Business”

Study programme code

42345

Duration and credit value of the study programme

4 years 160 credit points full-time

4,5 years 160 credit points full-time and part-time

Requirements for the commencement of studies

Higher degree

Qualification and degree to be obtained

Professional bachelor in management, economist qualification

Location of the study programme implementation

Form of the studies under the programme

Higher School of Psychology,

Rīga, Lomonosova street 4;

Person responsible for the accreditation

Study programme director, g. Ž. Caurkubule

HSP Acting Rector. Ž.Caurkubule

Table of Contents

1.

Application

2

2.

Contents

3

3.

Extract from the protocols of HSP Senate conventions

5

4.

Documents of the HSP

6

4.1.

Registration certificate of the education establishment

7

4.2.

Registration certificate of the company

8

4.3.

Accreditation sheet of the HSP

9

4.4.

The Study Programme “European Economics and Business” licence

10

4.5.

The Study Programme “European Economics and Business”

accreditation sheet

11

5.

Applicant's guarantee

12

6.

Study Programme goals, objectives and outlined competences

16

7.

The study syllabus conformity to the aims and objectives

18

7.1.

The process of the Programme internal mechanism quality

19

8.

The study Programme content, volume, structure and outlined results

21

8.1.

The Programme Content Specifity

21

8.2.

The study Programme „European Economics and Business” volume, structure and outlined results

23

8.3.

The study Programme internship

27

9.

The Study programme’s practical realization

29

9.1.

The Study Programme Comparison with Accredited Programme in 2006

29

9.2.

Conformity of the study programme to the standard of the 2nd level professional higher education

30

9.3.

The Study Programme “European Economics and Business' Conformity to the standard of profession

31

9.4.

Comparison of the 2nd kevel higher education professional Bachelor’s study Programme “European Economics and Busines” with similar study programmes in Latvia and in the EU countries

34

10.

The study process organization and knowledge assessment

36

10.1.

The study process organization

36

10.2.

The study methods and forms

37

10.3.

Assessment of students’ knowledge .

39

10.3.1.

System of assessment of students’ knowledge

39

11.

Regulations of the matriculation

42

12.

Students

42

12.1.

The number of students of the Programme

42

12.2.

Studentu un absolventu aptaujas un to analīze

43

12.3.

The study Programme students' scientific work

47

12.4.

Students' involvement in the development of the process of studies

49

13.

The Programme academic staff assessment

49

13.1.

The number of the academic staff

49

13.2.

Composition of academic staff

50

13.3.

Scientific work of academic staff

53

13.4.

Policy of selection, renewal, training and development of academic staff

55

14.

Fund resources and infrastructure supplement

56

14.1.

The Programme resources and funding

56

14.2.

The study material technical resources

58

14.3.

The Higher School of Psychology library

58

15.

The Programme Management

60

16.

Public relations

61

16.1.

Employers

61

16.2.

Co-operation with organizations and other higher shools

63

17.

The study Programme assessment of prospects

65

18.

The study Programme development plan

66

19.

Advertising and Newsletters about Study Opportunities in the HSP

67

Appendices

  1. Decision of the Higher Educational study programme accreditation material approvement of Ltd “Higher School of Psychology” Programme “European Economics and Business” Commission

  2. Pattern of certificate on graduation from the Programme and his application.

  3. Plan of the study programme.

  4. Subjects description of the study programme.

  5. Agreements on internship places.

  6. Standard of the profession of economist.

  7. The comparision of the higher professional education study programmes with the standard of profession “Economist”according to duties, tasks and skills.

  8. Comparision of the study programme with the programmes of other higher educational establishments .

  9. Samples of the students’ survey.

  10. Samples of the graduates’ survey.

  11. List of themes of defended graduations papers of the study programme “European Economics and Business”

  1. CV’s of academic staff

  1. Publishing and scientific activity of the HSP lecturers

13.1 Research publications of the academic staff of the HSP in Latvia and abroad

13.2 Participation of the academic staff in conferences and seminars

13.3 Participation of the academic staff in projects and grants.

  1. The study Programme financing.

  2. The study Programme technical equipment.

  3. The HSP library stock composition and structure.

  4. Samples of the employers’ questionnaires

  5. Agreements on the cooperation.

  6. The HSP advertising in mass media.

Extract from the protocols of HSP Senate conventions

Extract from HSP (PA) Senate Meeting’s Minutes

Number PA 2008/2 09.04.2008.

Senate members participating: Dr.phil.,prof. V.Nikiforov, Dr.psych., doc. L. Kalinnikova, Dr.boil., doc. V. Yanson,.g., as.prof. Zh. Tsaurkubule, Ma.pol.sc., doc. A.Mite, PA studente D.Khaeva

Senate meeting leads: Dr.phil.,prof. V.Nikiforov

Meeting’s minutes keeping:. Ma.pol.sc., doc. A.Mite

WORK AGENDA:

2. Discussion of the HSP study programme “European Economics and Business” (42345) leading to Professional bachelor’s degree necessary to take up a professional position in the field of economic: self-evaluation report to be submitted to obtain accreditation.

g., as.prof. Zhanna Tsaurkubule

Decided:

Decision N.2

To approve self-evaluation report on study programme “European Economics and Business” (42345) leading to Professional bachelor’s degree necessary to take up a professional position in the field of economic and prepare it to be submitted to LR MES AIKNC. To authorize programme director g., as.prof. Zhanna Tsaurkubule to maintain continuous contacts with LR MES AIKNC (LR Ministry of Education and Science, Higher Education Quality Evaluation Centre).

HSP Senate Chairman Dr.phil.,prof. V.Nikiforov (signature)

Senate Secretary Ma.pol.sc., doc. A.Mite (signature)

Document

The document is not available in electronic form

The document can be viewed at Lomonosova ielā 4, Room 204.

1. Registration certificate Nr 3343801876 of the higher education establishment issued 19.12.2001, in Riga.

2. Registration certificate N 63414 issued June 25, 2001, in Riga.

3. Accreditation sheet N. 50, of 02.07.2004, Riga.

4. The Latvian Republic Ministry of Education and Science Commission decision Nr. 711 to issue a license on study programme work of June 17, 2005. in Riga.

5. The Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science Commission decision Nr. 1058 to issue the accreditation on study programme work of June 12, 2006. in Riga.

6. License N 04023-7 to implement study programme, issued June 28, 2005.

7. Accreditation sheet of study programme N. 050-1036, of 12.07.2006, Riga.

Registration certificate of the education establishment

The document is not available in electronic form

Registration certificate of the company

The document is not available in electronic form

Acreditation sheet of the HSP

The document is not available in electronic form

Decision No. 711 of the Higher Educational study programme licensing commission

The document is not available in electronic form

Decision No. 1058 of the Higher Educational study programme acreditation commission

The document is not available in electronic form

License

The document is not available in electronic form

Accreditation sheet of study programme

The document is not available in electronic form

Securities of the announcer

Agreements on studies continuation in other higher schools in case of liquidation

Higher School of Psychology

Riga

07.04.2006. n 089/06-i

Guarantees of the applicant

Professional bachelor’s studies programme “European Economics and Business

leading to professional bachelor’s degree

Provisions for the case of liquidation

.

Based on the agreement on cooperation made November 20.03.2006. the Higher School of Psychology guaranties to its students that in case of liquidation of Professional bachelor’s leading to professional bachelor’s degree required to fill in professional position in economics, in conformity with the LR Law on Education clause 55.paragraph 8 the students will be offered an opportunity to continue studies at Riga Stradina University under the higher academic education study programme “European Economics and Business” leading to professional bachelor’s degree in economic.

Higher School of Psychology Riga Stradina University

Acting Rector Rector

Zh. Tsaurkubule (signature) J.Vetra (signature)

Official seal Officila seal

Date Date

07.04.2006. 24.04.2006.

Agreements on studies continuation in other higher schools in case of liquidation

Higher School of Psychology

Rīga

15.04.2008. n. 020/08-i

Guarantees of the applicant

for the case of liquidation

of professional bachelor’s studies programme “European Economics and Business” in economic

Based on the agreement made 31.10.2006. the Higher School of Psychology guaranties to its bachelor’s students that in case of liquidation of the particular professional bachelor’s studies programme “European Economics and Business in economic in conformity with the Latvian Republic Law on Education clause 55, paragraph 8, the students are offered an opportunity to continue studies in Baltic International Akademy under the professional studies programme Entrepreneurship.

Higher School of Psychology Baltic Russian Institute

Rector Rector

Z.Tsaurkubule (signature) A.Votsish (signature)

Official seal Official seal

Date: 16.04.2008.. 16.04.2008.

6. The Study Programme Goals, Objectives and Outlined Competences.

The professional Bachelor study programme “European Economics and Business” is worked out according to the classification of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia (code 42345). It meets the regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia Nr 481 “The Regulations on the state standard of the second level professional higher education study programmes” and the 5th classification level standard of the economist's profession confirmed in the enactment Nr 241 on the 20th April, 2004 by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia.

The professional Bachelor study programme “European Economics and Business” gives the professional Bachelor degree in entrepreneurship and economist's classification. It was accredited in 2006 till 2008/12/31. (The accreditation document Nr 050 – 1036. The decision of the accreditation comission Nr 1058 of 2006/07/12).

The Programme Strategic Goal:

To train qualified specialists with all-round education in the field of European economics and business, using the results of the fundamental and practical research in the relevant science.

The Programme specific objectives:

  • to improve permanently the study content and organisation increasing the role of the individual studying and taking into consideration the students' individual peculiarities, giving the opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills of the professional study programme;

  • to create the positive atmosphere both students' and lecturers' personal and professional relations; develop students’ skills and abilities of the research work;

  • to induce lecturers to raise the levels of their skills, their co-operation with other Latvian and foreign educational institutions, scientific and research activitaties; to acquire skills in the field of modern technologies and their investment into the study process.

  • To enlarge the technically material study resources according to the level of the European developed countries.

The Programme objectives:

The Programme objectives cover three major aspects of the professional preparation organisation – general education, socially communicative and professional. Therefore, there are considered major objectives acquiring the economist's profession in the frames of the given programme:

1) The aspect of general education:

  • to develop general competences corresponding to standard of the profession „Economist”, which are required on contemporary labor market;

  • to consolidate the theoretical knowledge in practical work;

  • to encourage self-education and consolidation of the practical skills;

  • to develop the ability to use information resources in order to implement the study and professional objectives successfully.

2) The socially communicative aspect:

  • to enrich the communicative and economical experience;

  • to develop motivation to extend the culture level, erudition; to liberalize;

  • to develop the ability and motivation to build up the cross-personal and cross-cultural contacts and maintain them.

3) The professional aspect:

  • to ensure the latest novelties and awarness of discussions in economics and management;

  • to introduce to the problems and tendences of economical development in European countries; present the analysis of the European integration process, define the prospects of problems and development;

  • to provide with knowledge on business organisation, management and its specifity in Europe;

  • to ensure the Programme content, that will enable the graduates of the programme to solve complicated analytical tasks and to make decisions in the field of economics and businessas well as procede studies to achieve Master degree.

The outlined results of studies: a graduate, who have acquired the programme successfully, is a qualified economist in the field of European economics and business. A student is able:

Table 1

Professional economist's competences

- to research different economical problems, evaluate the entreprising environment and its feasible changes;

  • to collect, analyze and interprete the economical information, evaluate and compare alternatives of economical work, predict its feasible consequences;

- to make economical and financial analysis;

- to be aware of the field of banking, finances and tax system;

- to be aware of the accounting operations, economical opeartions and control;

- to evaluate the market situation and adjust the entrepreneurship in accordance with the relevant matket demands;

- to be aware of the methodology of decision making, manage processes and resources aimed to ensure their effective usage;

- to analyze processes and results of the economical work.

The communicative competences

- to be aware of listening, speaking, reading and writing culture;

- to respect and treat partners politely;

- to observe etiquette in different communication situations;

- to use skills and knowledge of communication psychology;

- to take into account a partner's peculiarities, communication intentions, and circumstances;

- to observe rules of general rhetoric and modern communication samples;

- to prepare and give presentations.

Language competences

- to use studied foreign languages in frames of professional work;

- to use different dictionaries, reference books, encyclopeadias;

- to use language knowledge collecting information on economics, researching, analyzing;

- to use language knowledge in communication with foreign partners;

- to develop language skills in the professional work

Legal competences

- to be aware of legislation process and its influence on economics;

- to orient in the field of European rights;

- to use legal norms of Latvian and European laws in practice;

- to consult in economics, politics, taking into account legislation norms.

Information technologies competences

- to use modern technologies in the frames of professional competences;

- to forecast and plan the economical work applying modern technologies

Culture competences

- to orient in the national and world culture news;

- to understand and respect the interlocutor's national and cultural peculiarities and onserve these factors in communication;

- to accumulate and improve experience in crosscultural communication;

- to observe ethical aspects in setting up goals and achieving them

Study competences

- to find and use the necessary information;

- to select and systemize the information in the frames of the professional work;

- to extend the knowledge in the field of economics, using different information resources;

- to follow the achievements in economics theory and pactice, use them in the professioanal work;

- to do scientific research, developing theories, conceptions and methodologies on economics;

- to set up problems, give tasks;

- to be aware of different memory trainings and development ways;

- to raise the level of skills constantly.

7. The Study Syllabus Conformity to the Aims and Objectives

The long-term aim of the Higher School of Psychology is to continue ensuring the educational development according to the increasing requirements of the Latvian and European 2nd level professional higher education, and to contribute students' and graduates' competitiveness on the European scale. The aim of the Higher School of Psychology conforms the idea of Bologn declaration that “in the result of the second cycle the grade obtained has to conform the European labour market, serving the corresponding qualification level”.

The Higher School minister's communiqué (accepted in Bergen, in 2005) states, that “it's necessary to create the relevant conditions in order student could graduate successfully...” These requirements of the EU are observed providing with different study ways, opportunities to continue postgraduate studies, in this way realizing flexibility and openness.

The aim and objectives of the second level professional study programme complitely conform to the development strategy of the Higher School of Psychology. Therefore, from the point of view of the Higher School of Psychology as well as Latvian interests this study programme is estimated as relevant for all economics and business experts due to the following:

  1. it gives the future economists to get the second level professional education, using modern study forms;

  2. it integrates the theoretical knowledge of economics, entrepreneurship, finances, countering, management, market management, computer science, jurisprudence and so on, as well as it develops practical skills;

  3. it is flexible, following the requirements of the Latvian and European labour market;

  4. it anticipates to involve the lecturers from the partner schools of the Higher School of the Psychology as well as guest lecturers.

7.1. The Process of the Programme Internal Mechanism Quality

The 2nd professional study programme “European Economics and Business” internal quality mechanism states the following criteria:

  • The HSP study process conformity to the strategy.

  • The study process quality.

  • The study programme quality.

  • The academic staff quality.

  • The quality of the co-operation with enrolees and graduates.

  • The quality of infrastructure.

  • The quality of financial and economic parts.

To characterize the study programme “European Economics and Business” internal quality mechanism, there are the following important criteria:

  • The study process quality.

  • The study programme quality.

  • The academic staff quality.

These assessments are controlled by the statutory acts (e.g. Law on Higher Education, Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia Nr. 481 “Regulations on the 2nd level professional higher education state standard”, Economist's professional standard and others). The HSP normative documents (e.g. PHS regulation on study rules, Regulations on Branches, Regulation on Internship and others, different Regulations and others), involved persons into the process of quality assessment (the HSP authority, academic staff, students, graduates, employers, Education state inspection and others), reveal the lecturers' and students' scientific work and results of the study process (student's progress, selection % etc).

The quality of different study forms is estimated according to the following criteria:

  • Provision of the students with the elements of the supporting system (study materials different internal consultations, in the electronical way, by phone etc).

  • The individual work organization – outlining, volume, ways of checking etc.

  • Innovation study process methods, statement of study expected results, solving problems, using modern information technologies (TV-bridges and others).

  • The objectivity of assessment of knowledge and skills and using these results to improve the study process.

  • Involvment of students into the practical research work (thematical relevance and connection with the study programme content).

  • The international co-operation, opportunities of study internship.

The HSP study programme quality is assessed according to the following criteria:

  • The clarity, attainability, conformity to the HSP development strategy and conception.

  • Conformity of the study content to the definite requirements of the educational statutory acts of the Republic of Latvia, the 2nd level of the professional education standard, the HSP internal statutory acts.

  • Democratic study programme management, co-operation of the HSP authority, academic staff, students and employers with the purpose of improvement of the programme.

  • The study programme methodological, informative and technical provision.

  • Annual self-evaluation of the study programme.

The HSP academic staff quality is assessed according to the following criteria:

  • Conformity of the academic staff to the definite requirements of the statutory acts.

  • The professional competence (skill to work with part-time study students, adults), creative abilities.

  • The scientific research and its results.

  • Work of participation organization structure of the HSP:

  • 1) The Programme council.

  • 2) Senate.

  • Students' participation in the PHS work of organization structure work.

  • The results of the students' questionnaire.

8. The Study Programme Content, Volume, structure and Outlined Results

8.1. The Programme Content Specifity

The accreditation study programme is original from the point of view of the HSP and higher educational establishments of Latvia. At first it is oriented on the preparation of the economics experts that are very necessary for economy labour market. The professional education study programme “European Economics and Business” offers all-round and sufficient professional knowledge in order the graduates of the programme successfully involve in the labour market not only in Latvia but also in the European Union. The programme provides the further study perspectives, giving opportunity to continue studies in the programmes of the professional master studies.

The urgency of the study programme “European Economics and Business” is also determined by contemporary tendences in the area of economics and politics.

The preparation of the economics experts conform to the demands of both Latvian and European labour market. Business development in Latvia, the development of the market infrastructure and accession to the European Union demand highly qualified specialists for important branches of economics both in Latvia and Europe.

The study programme “European Economics and Business” is worked out, firstly to develop students' professional skills and abilities, communicative abilities, stimulate studying economics at the high level.

Secondly, students acquire the theoretical and practical base for successful work in the different business organizations and professional fields.

The programme is organized with the aim, firstly, to establish communicative and entrepreneurship experience, to provide with scientifically based professional self-evaluation and self-development as a basis of the general professional competence. Secondly, it gives the opportunity to specilize in the definite field (finances, management, matketing, banking etc). The following professional field is systematically acquired in the action (look the Appendix Nr 2).

To achieve the Programme aims and objectives, there are fundamental economics courses and professional courses offered. Taking into account the modern economical and political situation as well as the programme title the big significance is given to the study courses dedicated to specific questions on European Union. However, the study Programme isn't limited with economics subjects only. Also, the following courses offered:

  • the educational subjects on development of the humanitarian and social personality as well as communicative culture;

  • subjects of the exact sciences, which allow students to acquire the latest methods of economical analysis, using the information system in economics;

  • languages. The higher school graduates should have a command of at least one foreign language at the necessary level to fullfil the professional duties. Improvement of the state language is of a great significance in this Programme;

  • the legal provision of the commercial work. There are labour, commercial and European economics rights taught, in order to the specialist could orient in legal science both in Latvia and Europe.

The specifity of the study Programme is in the opportunity given to become a wide profile expert, because according to the professional standard “Economist” the Programme graduates should have knowledge of:

  • micro- and macroeconomics, skills to analyze the economical situation, take qualified decisions concerning to the entreprise financial work; planning, economy management and personal management, entrepreneurship legal support;

  • using modern computer technologies and information system in entrepreneurship.

The Latvian economy development is closely connected with the integration in the EU. This is one of the most important reasons to prepare such specialists, which are able to work in the European entrepreneurship. Hence, the higher professional education study programme in the field of economics has to provide with the opportunity to acquire the courses of fundamental sciences as well as practice-oriented subjects, in order to prepare such specialists, who are able to work both in Latvia and abroad.

The mission of the higher school is to train the specialists with higher education in conformity with the demands of the European Union. At present the higher school has occupied a stable position in the educational system of Latvia. It is modern higher school, where students acquire not only the profession, but also they develop their creative intellect, skill to obtain their necessary knowledge independently and obtain practical skills for using.

That all confirms the point of view that students’ training in the framework of the HSP professional study programme “European Economics and Business” which provides the development of the above mentioned tasks is and will be for a long time very urgent and it will promote the development of Latvian society.

The request of Latvian society for specialists in the field of economics and business constantly grows both in public sector and in private sector. The opportunities to get acquainted with the contemporary development of business on a wide scale in the world given by the HSP , provide graduates’ opportunities to become a competitive specialist not only in modern Latvia but also in the European Union.

8.2. The Study Programme „European Economics and Business” Volume, Structure and Outlined Results

The study Programme duration: 4 years in full time studies

4,5 years in part-time studies)

The study Programme volume: 160 credit points (240 ECTS)

Credit points: 1 CP ir 40 academic hours a week

The state 2nd level professional higher education standards determine the educational programme compulsory content.

The study year is divided in two semesters, with examination period after that. There is professional internship during the studies. The starting of the programme, studies, the succession and preconditions of the courses and successful graduation of the study programme are regulated by the HSP normative documents.

The main parts of the programme are (Appendix 3):

  • study courses – 122 credit points or 76,25% of the volume;

  • internship – 26 credit points or 16,25% of the volume;

  • bachelor’s work – 12 credit points or 7,5% of the volume.

The courses of the study programme in accordance with LR Ministry Cabinet Regulations No 481 “Regulations on the second level professional higher education state standard” make 4 groups:

A I - Courses of general education – 20 credit points or 16,4%;

A II – special theoretical and informational technological study courses – 36 credit points or 29,5%;

B - optional professional courses – 60 credit points or 49,2%;

C - Free choice optional study courses – 6 credit points or 4,9%.(See the table2).

Table 2

Proportion of A, B and C Parts According to the Number of Credit Points and Subjects

Credit Points

Subjects

Number

%

Skaits

%

A-part

56

45,9

24

36,9

B-part

60

49,2

32

49,2

C-part

6

4,9

9

13,9

The Programme structure and outlined results given in the table

Table 3

The Programme Structure

Credit Points

The Study Programme Results of Components

Courses of general education

20 CP

Having acquired the part successfully a student raises the level of general education and culture, which is necessary for the professional work:

- is aware of the communication psychology, its ways, models, social norms;

- is able to establish business relations, keep them and behave in accordance as it is accepted in the society;

- is aware of the business communication specifity and able to observe it in the professional work;

- is aware of the methods of writing of research work;

- is good at standards of drawing up the documents and mails, organization of the keeping documents;

- is aware of skills and abilities of business language, skills of reading special texts, applying them for professional work;

- is able to do abstract judgements from compilation of concrete facts and apply these conclusions to investigate concrete facts.

Special theoretical and informational technological study courses

36 CP

Having acquired the part successfully a student gets theoretical knowledge and practical skills in economics, that is necessary to be able set up and solve professional problems strategically and analitically:

- is aware of the main tendences in economics development;

- is able to forecast and plan the economic work in total and its stages;

- is able to analyze the situation at the entrepreneurship market;

- is aware of the demands established for the economist;

- is aware of the modern economics theories and is able to use them in the economist's work;

- uses mathematical mechanism analyzing economical problems at the macro- and micro- level;

- is aware of the commercial knowledge basics, concluding contracts, arrangement and responsibility;

- is aware of connection of the economics causes at he micro- level and the theoretical ground of the economical action;

- is aware of causal relationship of the economical micro- level process and its connection with development of national economical and social politics;

- is able to use opportunities of information technologies using economical calculations and diagrams.

Branch professional courses

60 CP

Having acquired the part successfully a student gets knowledge and skills, that are he basis of the economist's work and necessary to raise the professional skills:

- is aware of processes of economical work and analysis of results;

- is able to research different economical problems: macroeconomical processes, marketing of currency circulation, national and European econimical development tendencies, tax system and financial policy, price policy;

- evaluates and compares alternatives of the economical work, assesses their possible consequences;

- accumulates the experience in application of the professional knowledge;

- is able to make the economical and financial analysis;

- is aware of supervision and control of the economical work.

Optional study courses

6 CP

Having acquired the part successfully a student gets knowledge by own choice:

- improves skills of the second language acquired;

- liberalizes and extends knowledge on the main entrepreneurship fields;

- extends the knowledge on the professional etiquette application.

Internship

26 CP

Having passed the internship and defence a student gets an economist's qualification and develops skills:

- to establish relations with an employer;

- to get aware of an employer's requirements and try to execute an order according to them;

- to plan the time for the professional work;

- to extend knowledge on economics, using different information resources;

- to perfec skills in using different methods of economics analysis;

- to analyze and estimate the professional work results.

Graduation paper

12 CP

Having defensed the graduation paper a student is able :

- to define and solve professional problems; collect emirical material;

- to describe the research system;

- to summarize the research results;

- to set out the research material in the argumentative way.

The study programme “European economics and business” is worked out according to the legislation and statutory acts of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia and regulations onthe 2nd level professional higher education standard.

After graduation students get the qualification “Economist”.

To get an economist's qualification it's necessary timely to pass all checking forms provided on the relevant courses, work out and defend the graduation paper (Appendix 4)

The goal of the programme courses of general education is to give knowledge to students about the principles of the sciences, ensuring higher education demand to form young generation all-round developed with broad mental outlook, with internal and external culture harmony.

The goal of the programme special professional study courses is to give knowledge ensuring possibilities for students to obtain economist's qualification for successful professional activity.

These courses form the theoretical basis to develop the professional skills and abilities, perfect the professional experience as well as set up and solve professional problems in the strategical and analytical way. The economical theory knowledge help to develop the economist's evaluation skills, self-evaluation and self-control which are very important for the professional growth.

The free choice optional study courses give an opportunity to obtain thorough knowledge in the field of interest, they offer to specialize in the concrete professional field, give an opportunity to extend the necessary skills and knowledge.

By choice there are offered courses in volume 19 credit points. From which to accomplish the demands of the programme, students must obtain at least 6 credit points. The goal of these courses is to give students possibility to acquire additional knowledge in some else field of sciences or to acquire skills, which are useful for professional action.

During the courses general theoretical verities are interpreted with particular examples from professional action and from the real practice.

The study course is composed of lectures, seminars, practical works, tutorials, independent works and checking related on the content of the course.The volume of the students' individual work (seminaries, workshops) is 32% from the total volume of the study course.

The goal of the internship, study work and graduation paper is to apply the knowledge obtained, skills and abilities to solve professional practical and research objectives.

Internship is a compulsory study form, that has a place outside the educational establishment in the real place of work according to the profession or in the other way according to the programme of the concrete internship. The study establishment gives the objective to realize the programme goals as well as provides with tutorials and controls the internship.

The scientific work includes carrying out 3 study papers and a graduation paper. The research has several stages:

  • collecting the empirical material;

  • setting out the problem;

  • research and analysis of the relevant scientific literature;

  • systematization and analysis of the empirical literature;

  • conclusions on the feasible solutions of the problems.

8.3. The Study Programme Internship

Internship is one of the main components in training the professional economists, which helps student faster to adapt to practical activity, to acquire skills and abilities in chosen speciality.

The goal of the internship is to promote the consolidation and development of the theoretical knowledge, professional skills and abilities, to consolidate knowledge in the internship, to research and to analyse the place and the role of the company in economics, its directions of the development and to work out suggestions for raising the efficiency of company’s action.

Objectives of the internship:

  1. to improve the graduates’ situation on the European Union labour market; professional competences in gaining of experience;

  2. to systematize, improve and develop theoretical knowledge;

  3. to obtain practical skills, solving particular scientific, technical and economical objectives;

  4. to collect, process, to systematize and to analyse the information, working out course and bachelor’s papers;

  5. to test and use in the internship place (company, office and organization) the leading idea, conclusions and suggestions of the bachelor’s work.

Duration of internship for full time and part-time students in total is 26 weeks. The total number of credit points is 26.

Table 4

Internship

No

Type of Internship

Time

Volume

Duration

Goal of the Internship

1.

Study introduction internship

2nd sem.

2 CP

2 weeks

Introduction to the organization of production and commercial activity of the company.

2.

Basic internship

5th sem.

10 CP

10 weeks

Improvement of the theoretical knowledge and obtaining the work experience in the field of economics, solving questions, which are connected with economical process and the analysis of achieved results both in microlevel and in macrolevel.

3.

Projection internship

7th sem.

6 CP

6 weeks

Improvement of the professional knowledge, skills and abilities, working with real projects in the business field solving the relevant individual objectives.

4.

Pre-graduation internship

8th (9th ) semester

8 CP

8 weeks

Collecting, processing and analysis of the information for bachelor’s work and obtaining and consolidating the practical skills.

The internship is necessary to develop students' practical skills, apply practically theoretical knowledge as well as promote the choice of the base for students' course and bachelor's papers. The Internship is organized in accordance with the PHS Regulation on Study Internship and Programme of Study Internship.

With the goal to ensure organized practice out of educational establishment for students, Higher School of Psychology in accordance with LR Ministry Cabinet regulations No 276 “The Order of the Study Internship Organization” of 15 August, 2000, has worked out the order of practice organization and concludes tripartite co-operation contracts among higher school and company and student, who runs an internship.

Internship is performed accordingly the internship programme including the objectives out of almost all compulsory study courses. The programme before the concluding the contract is coordinated with an employer. Leading student’s internship at work place, employer ensures students with necessary consultations, involving company’s specialists in all questions, which are included in internship task; supervises the execution of students’ internship tasks, the compliance of safety and internal rules; at the end of the practice an employer writes a conclusion about student’s work, assesses student’s professional training, attitude to practice tasks and implementation of the programme. The programme director defines the internship place. In 2005/2006 and 2007/2008 academic year internship places were the following (Appendix 5): Ltd “Rīgas satiksme”, stock company “BTA apdrošināšana”, stock company “Aizkraukles banka”, stock company SEB Unibanka, stock company “Rietumu Banka”, Ltd “Ādažu glābšanas dienests”, stock company “Dzintars”, Ltd ”Energa Baltija”, Ltd “DTM-Service”, Ltd “Coca – Cola HBC Latvia, Ltd “Laura Auto”, Ltd “Nekustamo īpašumu apsaimniekošanas Fonds 2000”, Ltd “Lion+Co Latvia Ltd”, Ltd ”DISKONTS”, “Creditreform in Latvia”, Ltd “Turaidas Pils”, “Agrimatco Latvia”, Ltd “AVS Centrs”, Ltd“Baložu Celtnes”, Ltd “Chicko Restaurants”, Ltd “EUROTRANSVEGO”, Ltd “Floimpex”, Ltd “MAXIMA LATVIA”, “Reaton LTD”, RSK insurance stock company, ,, State Blood-Donars' Centre”, Ltd “VLADENTRANS” etc.

During the internship student must accomplish above mentioned programme and must prepare the report of the internship. Each student prepares a report individually and there must be reflected student’s individual work in accomplishment of the internship programme. Internship leader assesses students' achievments during the internship in the scale of 10 points:

  • student’s practical work skills and knowledge,

  • student’s attitude to discharge of duties,

  • report of the internship.

The report of the internship is examined by internship defence commission, which consists of at least 3 lecturers. The final assessment is influenced by the all assessments:

  • practice leader’s assessment;

  • practice report’s assessment;

  • practice report’s defence.

9. The Study Programme’s Practical Realization

9.1. The Study Programme Comparison with Accredited Programme in 2006

The higher education professional Bachelor's programme “European Economics and Business” was accredited in 2006 (The accreditation paper No 050-1036. The Decision of The accreditation Commision No 1058 of 2006.07.12).

The Programme Council pays big attention to the quality of teaching and programme development. The Accreditation commision's and experts' recommendations, changes in regulations No 481 of the Cabinet of Ministres of the Republic of Latvia of 20 November, 2001 “Regulations on the 2nd level higher education national standard” ( the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No 348 of 2007.05.29), as well as co-operation with employers stumulate to invest the changes in the programme contents. The following changes were performed:

  1. The new courses were included:

  • A I part “Study course of general education”: “General Psychology” (2 CP) and “Methodology of Graduation Paper Preparation and Defence”;

  • B part “Professional Optional Courses”: “The EU: Institutions, Politics, Economics”(2 CP).

  1. The titles of some courses were precised:

    • “Introduction to Economics Theory” into “History of Economics Theory” (2 CP);.

    • “Commercial Rights’ into “Organization and Legal Basics of Commerce” (3 CP)

    • “Basics of Research Work” into “Theory and Methodology of Scientific and Study Work”.

  2. The following courses were subsituted:

  • “International Economics” for “Economics of European Countries” (3 CP);

  • “Legal Regulation of International Economics Relations” for “Legal Regulation of the EU Market Circulation” (2 CP);

  • “Floater Market” for “European Floater Market” (2 CP);

  • “International Entrepreneurship” for “European Business” (2 CP);

  • “Monetary System and Currency Markets” for “European Monetary System and Currency Markets” (2 CP);

  • “Project Management” for “European Funds and Project Management” (2 CP);

  • “Social Pedagogics” for “Pedagogical Basics”, diminishing the number of the credit points from 2 to 1, transferring them to the part A I “The Study Courses of General Education”.

4. The volume of the introductory internship was diminished from 6 to 2 credit points. Also, the volume of basic internship was decreased from 12 to 10 credit points, including 6 credit points for projection internship.

In total, the changes in the study programme don’t exceed 20%.

In fact, changes in the study plan don’t concern to the organisation of the study process.

The great attention was paid to the increasing of the bibliographic and informational materials for the acquiring the programme “European Economics and Business”.

The programme was made in co-operation with the agents from companies and offices, assuring, that the programme will gain application in the real work environment and close contacts will develop to ensure the practice place. The higher school co-operation with employers gives possibility to form current themes for the course papers and qualification papers.

The programme is internationaly oriented, so that students can get acquainted with globalisation process of economics. There is intensive acquirement of the business foreign language (English and German) and there is offered the opportunity to acquire the second language, too.

9.2. Conformity of the Study Programme to the Standard of the 2nd Level Professional Higher Education

The educational Programme “European Economics and Business” provides with the 2nd level professional higher education. It is structured in order to students during four (full-time studies) or four and a half (part-time studies) could get not only necessary theoretical knowledge, but practical experience-oriented knowledge in accordance with Latvian and international contemporary requirements and recommendations. .

The Study Programme is worked out in accordance with the standard of the professional higher education (the Cabinet of the Ministers of the Republic of Latvia Regulations No 481 of 20 November 2001) and Law of Higher Education.

Table 5

The Comparison of the Programme Volume with the demands of the professional higher education standard

The Requirements of the 2nd Level Professional Higher Education Standard

The Study Programme “European Economics and Business” content

  1. The Programme structure components:

    1. study courses – 122 CP

    2. internship out of the educational establishment – 26 CP

    3. graduation paper – 12 CP

- study courses - 122 CP

- internship out of the educational establishment - 26 CP

- graduation paper - 12 CP

  1. The compulsory courses of the study course:

    1. study courses of general education - 20 CP

    2. theoretical basic courses and courses of information technologies – 36 CP

    3. professional courses on speciality – 60 CP

2.4. free choice study courses – 6 CP

2.1. study courses of general education – 20 KP

2.2. theoretical basic courses and courses of information technologies – 36 CP

2.3. professional courses on speciality – 60 CP

2.4. free choice optional study courses – 6 CP

3. The Programme volume should be 160 CP

The Programme: 160 CP

4. The study Programme has to be worked out according to the 2nd level professional higher education standard and profession standard

The study Programme has been worked out according to the 2nd level professional higher education standard and profession standard (confirmed by the order No 241 of the Ministry of Science and Education of 20 April, 2004, the registration number PS 0254)

9.3. The Study Programme “European Economics and Business' Conformity to the standard of professions

The 2nd level professional Bachelor's Programme is created according to the standard of the profession “Economist” (Appendix 6). The study disciplines provided with the Programme give the opportunity to get the qualified professional education corresponding to the statutory acts, time and the demands of the modern labour market.

The HSP Programme “European Economics and Business” conformity to the standard of professions is shown in the table.

Table 6

The Comparision of the Study Programme “European Economics and Business” with the Standard of the Economist's Profession 5th qualification level.

No

Knowledge

Level of Knowledge

Study Courses

Conception

Comprehension

Application

1.

Microeconomics

+

- Economics Theory History - Microeconomics

- Qualification internship

(study introduction internship, basic internship, projection internship, pre-graduation internship)

- Bachelor’s paper

2.

Macroeconomics

+

- Economics Theory History

- Macroeconomics

-Qualification internship

(study introduction internship, basic internship, projection internship, pre-graduation internship)

- Bachelor’s paper

3.

Higher mathematics

+

- Higher Mathematics for Economists

- Pprobability Theory and Mathematical Statistics

4.

Economic forecasting

+

- Economic Forecasting

5.

Economic analysis and planning

+

- Microeconomics

- Enterprise Economics and Organization

- Economic Analysis and Planning

- Qualification internship

(study introduction internship, basic internship, projection internship, pre-graduation internship)

- Bachelor’s paper

6.

Entrepreneurship economics

+

- Enterprise

economics and organization

- European Business

- Customs

- Regulations of External Economic Activities

- Enterprise Finances

- Qualification internship

(study introduction internship, basic internship, projection internship, pre-graduation internship)

- Bachelor’s paper

7.

Statistics

+

- Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics

- Economics statistics

8.

Finances

+

- Entrepreneurship Finances

- Financial Analysis

- International Finances and Financial Agencies

- Banking and Monetary System

- International Bank Accounts

- Floater Market

- Monetary Systems and Currency Markets

-Qualification internship

(study introduction internship, basic internship, projection internship, pre-graduation internship)

- Bachelor’s paper

9.

Information Technologies

+

- Computer Science

- Computer technologies in Economics

- Information systems in Economics

10.

Methodology of scientific research

+

- Theory and Methods of

- Methodology of Graduation Paper preparation and Defence

11.

Foreign language

+

-Business Foreign Language I Business Foreign Language II

12.

Accounting

+

- Basics of Accounting

- International Accounting Standards

- Basics of Auditing

- Auditing and

Inspection

-Qualification internship

(study introduction internship, basic internship, projection internship, pre-graduation internship)

- Bachelor’s paper

13.

Marketing

+

- Marketing

- International Marketing

- Advertisment and PR Technologies

- Qualification internship

(study introduction internship, basic internship, projection internship, pre-graduation internship)

- Bachelor’s paper

14.

Management

+

- Management

- Management Supervision

- EU Funding Project management

- Risk Management and Insurance

- Management of Human Resources

- Logistics

- Qualification internship

(study introduction internship, basic internship, projection internship, pre-graduation internship)

- Bachelor’s paper

15.

Quality management

+

- Quality management

- Qualification internship

(study introduction internship, basic internship, projection internship, pre-graduation internship)

- Bachelor’s paper

16.

Systems of taxes and duties

+

- Taxes and Duties

- Systems of Taxation in European Countries

- Qualification internship

(study introduction internship, basic internship, projection internship, pre-graduation internship)

- Bachelor’s paper

17.

Environment

Economics

+

- Environment Economics

18.

Jurisprudence

+

- Basics

of Jurisprudence

- Commerce Organization and Legal Basics

- Legal regulation of European Market Relations

- European Law

- European Labour Law-

19.

International Economic relations

+

- European Economics

- International Economic Relations

- Customs Regulations of External Economics

- The EU: institutions, politics, economics

- European Economical Integration

- International Corporations and Economic Unions

- Qualification internship

(study introduction internship, basic internship, projection internship, pre-graduation internship)

- Bachelor’s paper

20.

Industry technologies

+

- Latvia's Economy

- Entrepreneurship Innovations

21.

Innovations

+

- Entrepreneurship Innovations

22.

Labour and civil protection

+

- Labour and civil protection

23.

Businesslike communication

+

- Commercial documentation and constructive-like communication

- Business communication

- Logics

- Philosophy

- Pedagogical Basics

- General Psychology

- Social pedagogics

- Political Science

- Rhetoric

24.

Sociology

+

- Sociology

Comparison of the content of the Programme with profession standard “Economist” according to duties, objectives and skills is shown in Appendix 7.

Conclusions: the study programme “European Economics and Business” perfectly corresponds with the requirements of the professional higher education state standard and with the standard of the profession Economist fifth qualification level.

9.4. Comparison of the 2nd Level Higher Education Professional Bachelor’s Study Programme “European Economics and Busines” with Similar Study Programmes in Latvia and in the EU countries

The programme “European Economic and Business is compared with:

  • Ghent University (Belgium) study programme “Business Economics”;

  • University of Kiel (Germany) study programme “ European Regional Economics

  • Riga's Stradina University European Study department the second

level academic study programme “European Economic and Business”;

  • Higher School of Economics and Culture study programme “Entrepreneurship Economics and Administrative Work”.

The comparison of the programmes are carried out both by study volume and duration

(table 7) and by study programme content (Appendix 8).

Table 7

The Comparison of the Programme “European Economics and Business” with Other State Similar Programmes

Higher School

Higher School of Psychology

Ghent University (Belgium)

University of Kiel (Germany)

Riga's Stradina University

Higher School of Economics and Culture

Bremenes Augstskola

(Vācija)

Sociālo Tehnoloģiju Augstskolas

Programme

Professional Bachelor's study programme

European Economics and Business”

Academic Bachelor's study programme

Business Economics”

Professional Bachelor's study programme

European Regional Economics”

Academic Bachelor's study Programme

European Economics and Business”

Professional Bachelor's Study Programme

Entrepreneurship Economics and Administrative Work”

Eiropas reģionāla ekonomika

Uzņēmējdarbības ekonomika un administratīvais darbs

Study duration

4-4,5 years

3 years

3-4 years

3 years

4-4,5 years

3-4 gadi

4-4,5 gadi

Study organization

Classic

Classic

Classic

Modular system

Classic

Klasiskā

Klasiskā

Programme description

Many disciplines (Economics and Business)

Many disciplines

(Economics and Business)

Many disciplines (Business and Economics)

Many disciplines (Economics and Management)

Many disciplines (Economics, Management, Business)

Multidisciplināra (bizness un ekonomika

Multidisciplināra (ekonomika, vadība, bizness)

The main study subject blocks, which include the compulsory study subjects in the list

Economics,

Management,

Mathematics and Statistics,

Finances,

Marketing,

Counting,

Jurisprudence Basics,

Languages (2)

Economics,

Management,

Languages (3), Counting,

Finances, Mathematics, Marketing

Economics,

Management,

Counting,

Finances,

Marketing

Economics,

Management,

Mathematics,

Statistics,

Languages (3), Counting,

Finances,

Marketing,

Rights

Economics,

Management,

Counting,

Finances,

Marketing,

Statistics,

Rights

Ekonomika,

Vadība, Grāmatvedība, Finanses, Mārketings

Ekonomika, Vadība, Grāmatvedība

Finanses, Mārketings, Statistika,

Tiesības

Specialization

3rd study year

3rd study year

3rd or 3rd and 4th study year

2nd, 3rd and 4th study year

3rd study year

3. vai 3.un 4.studiju gads

3. studiju gads,

jeb pēdējais semestris

The major study subjects in specialization

European Economics, Integration,

European Business,

European Economics,

European Tax System,

European Law,

European Floater Market

Business Research Methods,

Modern Economics and Social History,

Central and Western European Economics

Introduction to the EU Jurisprudence

Corporative Finances

International Economics

Finances

Entrepreneurship Economics

Entrepreneurship Economics Basics

Introduction to National Economy

Introduction to Economic Policy

European Economic Integration,

Innovation in Europe,

Business in Europe, European Economics, International Financial Relations,

The EU: Institutions, Politics, Law and Economics etc

Regional Economics,

Entrepreneurship Strategic and Operative Planning,

International Economic Relations,

International Marketing and Advertising.

Investments

Starptautiskais bizness, Intelektuālais īpašums un projektu vadība, Praktiskā personāla vadība,

Biznesa finanses, MVU vadība u.c.

Eiropas integrācijas pamati,

Biznesa analize un stratēģija,

Mazā biznesa vadīšana starptautiskā ekonomikā,

Starptautiskās tirdzniecības tiesības

Comparing the programme to accredit with the similar foreign study programmes it's possible to find out their similarity. It allows making the following conclusions:

  • the HSP Programme is similar with the programmes of other Higher Schools in some courses and volume of credit points in some subject blocks;

  • the last study semester is dedicated to writing and defence of Bachelor's Paper.

Studiju programmu saturs ietver arī līdzīgus mācību priekšmetus, kā, piemēram, informācijas tehnoloģijas, lietišķā komunikācija, uzņēmējdarbības ekonomika, grāmatvedība, matemātika, statistika, uzņēmējdarbības likumdošana, mārketings u.c.

The 3rd - 4th study years are dedicated to the specialization in the chosen direction. Specialization directions in different countries are different, the most widespread are marketing, management, finances, accounting etc.

We can conclude that foreign higher education establishment and Latvian study programmes are very similar to the HSP programme “European Economics and Business” according to courses structure and in all these programmes specific stress is put on international (including the European Union) courses. Even though there are specific differences between higher educational establishments, however, in total comparable international (European) economics and business programmes according to their content give similar, high-quality education.

The accomplishment of professional programme of the HSP enables to ensure the achievement of the set study aim: to start professional independent work or continue Master Studies in Economics or Management. The programme to accredit ensures the high qualification level of students in order certified experts are able to work in the field of economics and business both in Latvia and labour market of the European Union.

10. The Study Process Organization and Knowledge Assessment

10.1. The Study Process Organization

The Higher School of Psychology is one of the higher education establishments in Latvia, in which students obtain choosen profession, which is offered in the study programme, develop creative skills to study without assistance and perfect necessary knowledge and obtain practical skills for practical using.

Study programme was activated according to researches of labour market, consultations with employers, graduates, students, lecturers and practised specialists with the purpose to ensure educated, competitive and professional European level economics specialists’ preparation with perspective to work both in Latvia and the European Union.

Creation of the programme is connected with necessity to promote the training of the business specialists in Latvia with specialization in European economics and business.

Basic documents and authorities, which regulate, lead and stipulate studying, order and organization are the following:

  • the HSP Constitution;

  • Constitution's meeting;

  • Rector and Senate;

  • the study Programme Council;

  • Students' self-government;

  • the study Programme;

  • study curricula.

The documentation of the Study Programme “European Economics and Business” is available in the study Programme Council, the documentation on the study organization could be found at the office of the head of studies.

10.2. The Study Methods and Forms

HSP regulations and proceedings regulate study process for students and pedagogical process for staff in professional study programme “European Economics and Business”.

The study programme is realized in accordance with the demands of LR normative documents. For realization the programme, various teaching methods are used, special attention is paid to interactive teaching methods. It is important to achieve balance in using various teaching methods.

Study programme’s main study forms are lectures, seminars and practical activities, tutorials and self-dependent work.

Lectures as teaching method is mostly used in those subjects, where it is necessary to activate theoretical knowledge. For example, microeconomics and macroeconomics. Success is ensured by the professional competence of lecturer. Lekcijas kā mācību metodi proporcionāli vairāk pielieto tajos priekšmetos, kuros ir nepieciešams aktualizēt teorētiskās zināšanas.

Seminars let students to study both theoretical and practical aspects of various questions without assistance in this way giving chance for students to enter into issues, present them and express own opinion.

Problem seminar, as structured group discussion, is used in study subjects, in which a student has greater chance to carry out independent researches. During the seminars a student has an opportunity to analyse problems and defend own opinion.For example, in marketing, management, business and in the acquirement of other courses.

To develop students’ knowledge and skills to work and co-operate in team, in study process there is widely used group work: leading discussions, “round tables”, “brainstorming” and performing business-like researches, situation analysis, and working out various practical works within the framework of the study courses.

Group work is stressed in subjects, where it is necessity for team work to understand the essence of the theory in common co-operation and in joint theory of knowledge, to develop communicative skills: skill of dialogue, substantiation of opinion, defence, taking advice, making decisions and initiative. For example, psychology and management study courses.

The great attention is paid to students’independent work, during it students must prepare reports, projects, study works, course works and term papers, in fact, it is student’s research work.

Report is one of the regular tests, which promotes the qualitative acquirement of the study courses.

Controlworks, tests are used as a regular checking work, that motivates the qualitative studying.

Discussions let to establish the emotional contact between a student and lecturer.

Work in the library develops students’ ability for independent theory of knowledge.

Individual researches in the process of study activate students’ subjective interests and needs, ensuring the correlations of separate study courses.

Observation method gives a general opinion about the professional action in the company, organization during the practice.

For testing knowledge and forming feedback between a student and lecturer, there are used interviews, inquiries and surveys, which let students to acquire more information, give conception about problem’s progression and promote acquirement of the research process.

In order to acquire the facts for research work and get acquainted with various organizations’ work and economist’s professional activity, there are students’ internships provided.

Students’ independent works are peformed by supervision of lecturers or independently. The supervision of the students’ independent works expresses, mainly, as individual home works’ (reports, theoretical researches, tasks, business-like researches, projects etc.) formulation and consultation.Lecturers regulary work out such individual tasks. Their quality is good, however, the tasks could be be more problematical and have the wider formulation. Problematical and complex tasks would enable to activate the study process and also promote the efficiency of the lecturers’tutorials.

The goal of the course work is to promote student’s research work and acquirement of own opinion’s argumentation skills.

At the end of the study programme students must work out and defend bachelor’s work. The goals of this work are:

  • to confirm ability to use during study programme obtained methods, analytical work skills in the frameworks of the concrete choosen theme;

  • to confirm ability to understand and solve business economics and management problems;

  • to confirm ability to work out and present bachelor’s work successfully.

Bachelor’s work shows student’s ability to use obtained knowledge during the study programme both from academic and professional opinion.

Specialists from Latvian and foreign companies are involved in the commission of the bachelor’s work defence.

In total we can conclude, that active students’ involvement in the study process considerably allows to promote the efficiency of the contact. Higher school gradually refuses from testing students’ knowledge in narration form and tries to test their knowledge in ability to solve concrete problems and use knowledge in solving practical tasks. To achieve that, the great attention is paid to the content, form and structure of the study course examinations, it is, assession of the knowledge and skills, combined tests, practical tasks, problem situations, where students must model a situation and make a decision.

For preparing study courses are used the latest accessible literature sources, latest scientific and theoretical cognitions and practical examples, which are prepared in co-operation with employers. For methodological support of the study process in every study subject there were made systematic, purposeful and precisely designed handouts. In the most important study subjects are already published and prepared for publishing lectures’ courses – notes, which contain not only theoretical material but also practical tasks.

10.3. Assessment of Students’ Knowledge

10.3.1. System of Assessment of Students’ Knowledge

In the Higher School of Psychology the assessment of students’ knowlwdge is realised in accordance with the regulations No 481 (Part 4, Article 30) of 20 November, 2001 according to the 10-point system with the goal to improve the training quality of future specialists-economists constantly.

The basic principles of knowledge assessment in study programme are:

    • the principle of positive achievments summarization: obtained education is assessed by summarizing positive achievments;

    • the principle of compulsory testing: it is necessary to obtain positive assessement in the obtaining of the programme’s main part;

    • the principle of transparency and clarity of the assessement’s criterions: according to the programme’s goals and tasks there is appointed the totality of basic demands for assessement of acquired education;

    • the principle of the variety of assessement’s forms: in the assessement of programme’s acquiring various testing forms and kinds are used;

    • the principle of the availability of the testing: it is necessary to give a possibility for student to confirm analytical abilities, knowledge, skills and attitudes for all acquirement’s levels corresponding tasks and situations, the volume of educational content is in accordance with volume of the study programme content;

    • choosing and using of the study methods and forms are determined by study subject’s specific, content and its selection principle.

The volume of testing works’content is in accordance with the content of the courses programmes and in accordance with in professional standard determined demands of skills and knowledge.

In the HSP the system of assessement of students’ knowledges is worked out and operated, including such elements:

  • According to the study plan of specialists-economists training, the concluding stage of the students knowledge assessement is differentiated tests and examinations, which students must pass at the end of every study course. For the courses “ Foreign Language” and “ Higher Mathematics for Economists” can be differentiated test as interessessement and at the end of the course – examination. The form of the testing is determined in the study programme. Usually examination and differentiated test are examined by study course lecturer or as the case may be examined by other lecturer, who gives this course with the decision of programme’s director. In the test study course programme’s acquirement, the quality assessement is “passed”(test with a mark) or “failed”. .

  • At least 3 course works’ output and presentation in the main economical subjects;

  • The systematical output of the tests, home works and reports’ preparation. Without the final examination, in every study course there are also possible regular mid-term tests – control works, performance in the seminars and discussions, study’s other independent works (projects, group works etc.). These mid-term tests, if they are not stipulated in the study course programmes, a lecturer can stupulate and use them;

  • Regularly assessement of the students’ knowledge in seminars and practical works, orally or with help of the tests and computers.

  • Course paper and report of the internship after public defence are assessed according to 10 points system.

  • Credit points are accrued on every acquired study course, course paper and internship, if the assessement was not lower than 4 (almost satisfactory).

Every HSP teacher works out own critera to assess students’ achievments. They are used in the process of the assessement; to get an assessement, which is based on the assessement of knowledge and skills, also the assessement of personality growth.

To provide students’ awareness of requirements of study course mid-term tests and final examinations, course paper, about study practice programmes and internship reports’ presentation:

  • a lecturer explains it at the first course lecture, at the first course paper tutorial and the introductory instruction of the internship;

  • requirements of the study course final examination, course work and practices’ reports defences, requirements and questions are accessible at the course programme administration and at the corresponding study course lecturers.

The quality and structure of the course papers and internship reports and the presentation skills in 10 points system are assessed by the commission of the programme lecturers.

Finally, the students' knowledge, ability and skills are evaluated by the marks: 10 („outstanding”), 9 („excellent”), 8 („very good”), 7 („good”), 6 („almost good”), 5 („satisfactory”), 4 (“almost satisfactory”). The discipline followed by the final control form as a differentiated test should be evaluated as “passed” and a mark or “failed”. The final mark should be not less than 4.

  • a very high level (productive) 10 – outstanding, 9 – excellent;

  • a high level (reproductive level): 8 – very good, 7 – good;

  • a satisfactory level: 6 – almost good, satisfactory – 5, almost satisfactory – 4;

  • a low level: bad – 3, very bad – 2, very, very bad – 1.

The way of control is stipulated by the education Programme, and the form of control (written or oral) is defined by a subject lecturer or Programme Council. The exam is accepted by a discipline lecturer or if necessary Commission. A student can take an exam not more than twice without any Commission.

Credit point is accounted into the relevant course. Results are filled in the examination sheets, that is an official document.

Acquirement of the study programme is completed by defence of the bachelor’s work, which is assessed by 10 points scale.

Students are allowed to take a state examination, if such requirements are satisfied:

  • the assessement of every study programme courses is positive;

  • the assessement of course works and other independent works is positive;

  • the assessement of internship is positive.

Certificate verified the second level higher professional education is received by a student, who passed the final examination and presented bachelor’s at least for 5 (satisfactory).

If the Programme is successfully acquired and final examination (presented bachelor’s paper) is assessed, a student will receive the professional bachelor’s degree in business and the qualification of an economist.

11. Regulations of the matriculation

In accordance with the Ministry of Science and Education demands (Law on Higher education Article 46, Part 5) and Ministry of Science and Education Instruction No 8 of 27 November, 2003 “The regulations of enrolment the higher education establishments of Latvia” as a student of the Higher School of Psychology the second level professional study programme “European Economics and Business” is able to become the citizens of the Republic of Latvia and constant inhabitants, inhabitants from other countries and stateless persons, whose place of residence is LR, independently from sex, social and property situation, race and national identity, political views, religious conviction and occupation if they are acquired general secondary education. Persons with the secondary education obtained in Latvia or abroad can enrol this Programme. The Certificate should be admitted in Academic Information Centre of the Republic of Latvia.

Matriculation in professional study programme takes place in accordance with the HSP “Enrolment and Matriculation Regulations in the HSP”, which were issued in accordance with the Law on Higher Education of the Republic of Latvia, Article 46, Part 1, and Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers No “Requirements, Criteria and Matriculation in the Study Programme” of 10 October, 2006. The documents is available at the HSP homepage http://www.psy.lv.

12. Students

12.1. The Number of students of the Programme

The study programme “European Economics and Business” was licenced on 2005.06.28 and in 2005/2006 study year the first 30 students were enroled in the study programme. On 2 July, 2006 the study programme was accredited and in 2007/2008 study year there were 58 students enroled.

In 2007/2008 study year 91 students are studying in the higher education professional Bachelor’s Programme “European Economics and Business” (see the table):

    • I year – 19

    • II year – 22

    • III year – 38

    • V year – 13

T

able 8

Image 1. The Dynamics of Students' Number

12.2. Students' and Graduates' Surveys and Their Analysis

One of the students' involvement forms in the study process development is students’ surveys. In the HSP they take place regulary, every semester. During these surveys students express their assessement about teachers and about the HSP work in general.

The summarizing of the information is done by computers that facilitates and accelerates results’ achieving and decreases expenses.

The goal of the programme “European Economics and Business” students’ survey is to clarify, what are the reasons to choose this programme and how they assess the programme and the HSP in general according to various criteria: (Apendix 9):

  • training programme;

  • study contents’ training level;

  • timetable;

  • organization of studies;

  • technical provision for the study process;

  • provision with study literature, handouts and other methodological study aids;

  • possibility to work in computer rooms and use the internet;

  • attitude of authorities, lecturers and service personnel etc. to students.

The important criteria of the study programme assessement is the motivation to acquire offered study programme and satisfaction with chosen higher school and programme.The survey’s results testify that all programme students are satisfied both with higher school and programme (average assessment - 8.35):

Autumn 2007/08

Spring 2006/07

Image 2. Students' satisfaction level with studies at the Higher School of Psychology

The important index of the students' motivation is the frequency of studies attendance. The most part of students answered, that they attended studies from 70% to 100%.

One of the main components in the assessement of the study programme is the quality of teachers’ work and study technical provision. The results testify that students are absolutely satisfied with the quality of teachers’ work, knowledge, they obtain (average assessment - 8,45), and with the HSP technically material resources (average assessment - 8,31):

Autumn 2007/08

Spring 2006/07

Image 3. Students' Comparative Assessment of the HSP Teaching Quality



Image 4. The dynamics of Lecturers' Work Quality and Study Technical Provision

The final survey results testify that, in general, students are satisfied with the Programme content and teaching level. The attitude of lecturers to students and relations among students are also assessed positively.



I
mage 5. The Dynamics of Students' Survey Total Assessement

The results of students' surveys are used to improve the study programme and process.

With the students' surveys taken into account the following actions have been made to improve the Programme realization:

Attendance of lectures and analyzing results. Having drawbacks and proposals expressed by students into consideration lecturers were recommended to improve the contents of their courses.

The work on methodological material and handouts is being carried out.

Processing the higher school development plans there were students' recommendations to impove technical resources taken into account, including supplying with computers, study literature and other supplements.

Graduates' surveys. In autumn, 2007 and spring, 2008 there was a survey of graduates (Appendix 10) with the following results obtained:

1) the majority of the graduates (83,3%) work by their speciality;

2) at the moment due to obtaining an economist's qualification and certificate on the higher education each fourth student is planning to change the work;

3) all graduates feel competitive on the labour market;

4) the graduates admit the necessity to extend their knowledge in Master studies (91,7%);

5) 58,3% of the graduates consider that all knowledge and skills acquired are applicable in their current work and 41,6% think that only a part of them are applicable; u

6) the graduates suggest to increase the number of lectures in some courses, it's necessary to pay attention to analysis of the real situations and implemention of calculations;

7) 7,7% of graduates are studying in Latvia's Master syudies, many of them are planning to do it later.

12.3. The Study Programme Students' Scientific Work

The students' scientific work is planned according to the Programme requirements in the organization and contents with the aim the future specialists to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills. Within the study Programme there are 3 study papers and a graduation paper supposed to implement and defend. The other forms of students' scientific work are reports, projects, and researches within the framework of some study courses. Students have to do micro researches in connection with the objectives of the course developing skills of both empirical and theoretical work. Collecting, summarizing and analyzing all the information on the concrete question, students accumulate the experience of empirical work. Meanwhile, interpreting the material collected in accordance with experts' theoretical deductions and expressing their own conclusions in the reports, statements, articles, annotations etc. students develop skills of scientific work.

Within the 2nd and 3rd study years students write their course papers. The 2nd year themes are related to the basic courses on general economics and management, in turn, the 3rd year papers' themes are specialized and reflect the Programme orientation on European economic and entrepreneurship management problems to be observed.

Implementation and defence of a graduation's paper to certificate the professional competences in order to get the relevant qualification.

In 2006/2007 study year 14 students of the Programme defended their Bachelor’s papers and demonstrated good abilities of analysis of the scientific literature, theory investigation, setting up aims and objectives, empirical and practical implementation, which were corresponding to Bachelor’s paper requirements (Appendix 11). The average mark of the Bachelor's papers defended – 7,8.

In 2007/2008 study year 12 students of the Programme defended their Bachelor's papers, the average mark is 7,0. All the Bachelor's papers' teachers have Doctor's scientific degree.

The Bachelor's papers and their defence are evaluated by the defence Commision including the HSP lecturers as well as employers. The chairperson of the Bachelor's papers' Commision has stressed in his report, that the Bachelor's paper condition is met – the theoretical part is thoroughly worked out, and the theory is combined with the empirical research. The students' presenations are substantial and reflect the research essence and results. The list of the themes of the Bachelor's papers is shown in the Appendix 12.

To confirm the study Programme students' high motivation, it's worth to mention the fact that the 2006/2007 study year's graduates N. Celmiņa and O. Osipova currently study in the BIA Master studies. The 2007/2008 study year future graduates intend to enter Master studies.

The Programme students actively participate in the different academic activities in their higher school, often propose such activities and willingly organize them. In Higher School the annual students' conferences take place. On 22-23 November, 2006 the HSP international scientifically practical conference “Psychology, Business and Society Social Sphere: Modern Topical Problems” was held. 3 students V.Černišovs, E.Ivanovs, Ž.Jakubovska presented their reports at this conference. On 19 May, 2006 in Rezekne the Programme students Ž.Jakubovska and N.Rogova participated in the international scientifically practical conference “Latvia in Europe, Europe in Latvia. Patriotism, Regionalization, Globalization, Identity, Human Ecology”, where they observed the EU different political, economic, jurisprudential and social aspects.

On 9 November, 2006 the study Programme students participated in the seminar “Role of Culture Inheritance in Territorial Marketing: German and Latvian Experience” held in co-opearation with the BIA.

In co-operation with the confederation of Latvian small and middle enterprises and TTI programme students took part in enterprises' conference “EU Funding Enterprises” (2007.11.23).

In May, 2008 it's planned to organize the current conference “Psychology, Social Work, Economics in Transitive Society Conditions: Present Situation and Prospects”, as well as stimulate students to participate in other higher school conferences, where they could introduce their research results to the wider audience. It's planned to publish the students' reports in the collection of the scientific articles.

On 22-29 June, 2008, in Yalta, in co-operation with Crimean Humanitarian Institute the international students' summer camp was held, where the Programme students N. Vaļejeva, A. Vihristjuka, I. Bočarova un V. Nasonovs took place. In 2009 it's planned to organize the international summer camp in Latvia in co-operation with Crimean Humanitarian Institute, Belarus State Economic University and Wroclaw Economic Academy.

To realize the study Programme student's creative work we consolidate the connection among the studies, scientific work and future professional work.

12.4. Students' Involvement in the Development of the Process of Studies

In accordance with Constitution of the Higher School of Psychology and the Law on Higher education, the staff of the Higher school is formed by the full time students, too. The staff has the rights to take part in the election of self-government institutions and be elected. The HSP students are represented in Constitutional Assembly and Senate. Two students of the Programme “European Economics and Business” are represented in study Programme Council. Students’ self – government election takes place every year. Students in Senate and in Constitutional Assembly have oportunity to influence making decisions in questions, concerning to students’ interests.

Students participate in improvement of the Study Programme in the following way:

  • students' survey results on the study process, teaching level and wishes are taken into account, making the semester plans;

  • head of the groups take part in planning the examinations;

  • the students' Parliament organizes the students' life and provides with the information exchange between its authorities and students;

  • the students' Parliament organies the students' rest (discos, tourism trips, hikes).

The students' opinion is very significant in the studies organization. The survey results are discussed during the meeting of the study Programme meeting. If the students' survey reveals the problems, they will be discussed together with students. For instance, in case of students' unsatisfaction with two lecturers, and after attendance of these lecturers' lessons, one of the lecturer was changed, the second course was corrected.

Regulary the HSP students meet with the members of the administration (rector, programmes directors, head of the study programme) in issues, which apply to study development process. During these meetings every student is able to express own opinion, suggestions and motion. These suggestions are taken into consideration to improve study process.

13. The Programme Academic Staff Assessment

13.1. The Number of the Academic Staff

The total number of study programme teaching staff is 28 people, from them 16 lecturers elected by the HSP, it is 57.1% of total number of all lecturers. 12 people are guest lecturers who combine working for the HSP with other work, and it is only 42,9% of total number of staff (Appendix 13).

13.2. Composition of Academic Staff

Table 8

The List of Programme “European Economics and Business” lecturers who have the HSP as Their Main Place of Election

No

Lecturer’s name, surname

Academic degree

Study courses

1.

D. Bukele

Mg. jur.

Basics of Jurisprudence

Legal regulation of European Law

European Law

European Labour Rights

2.

Zh. Tsaurkubule

Dr. sc. ing., as.prof.

Marketing

Management

Quality Management

Internship

3.

S. Chchartishvili

Dr. oec., doc.

International Finances and Financial Institutions

Banking and Monetary Systems

International Bank Accounts

4.

V. Dinyevich

Dr. oec., prof.

Macroeconomics

Microeconomics

Entrepreneurship Innovations

5.

I. Gerchikov

Dr. oec., doc.

Marketing

International Marketing

6.

L. Goncharova

Mg. paed., lect.

Bisness Foreign Language (English)

7.

S. Grigoryeva

Dr. oec., doc.

Enterprise Economics and Organization

Economic Analysis and Planning

Management Supervision P

Entrepreneurship Economics and Management

8.

I. Grinberga

Mg. oec., lect.

Entrepreneurship Finances

Financial Analysis

International Finances and Financial Agencies

Auditing and Inspection

9.

L. Kalinnikova

Dr. psych., doc.

Social Psychology

10.

A. Mite

Mg. sc. pol., doc.

Computer Science

Commercial Documentation and Constructive-like Communication

11.

V. Morokhin

Dr. oec., doc.

EU: Institutions, Politics, Economics

European Business

European Economical Integration

The EU Funding and Project Management

Commerce Organization and Legal Basics

12.

O. Nikiforov

Dr. psych., as.prof.

Pedagogical Basics

General Psychology

13.

I.Plotka

Dr. psych., as.prof.

Pedagogical Basics

General Psychology

14.

Ļ. Rayz

Dr. sc. ing., doc.

Higher Mathematics

Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics

15.

A. Rubanovsky

Dr. oec., doc.

Taxes and Duties

System of Taxation in European Countries

International Economical Relations

Risk Management and Insurance

European Floater Market

16.

P. Tyurin

Dr. psych., doc.

Business Communications

To provide programme realization, lecturers from other higher schools and high qualified specialists were invited.

Table 9

The list of programme “European Economics and Business”lecturers, who

combine working for HSP with other work

No

Lecturer’s name, surname

Academic degree

Study courses

1.

V. Davydov

Higher Education, spec., lect.

Regulations of Agencies' Value

Monetary Systems and Currency Markets

2.

S. Jashkina

Mg.paed., lect.

Foreign Language (German)

3.

V.Kunicky

Dok. nauk.phil., doc.

Sociology

4.

A. Maurinsh

Dr. hab. biol., prof.

Environment Economics

Ekonomiskā prognozēšana

5.

V. Nechajev

Mg. Entrepreneurship managment and Administring, lect.

Customs Regulations of External Economic Activities

6.

V. Nikiforov

Dr. hab. phil., prof.

Philosophy

Logics

7.

L. Plevako

Dr. oec., doc.

Economics Statistics

8.

I. Stecenko

Dr. oec., doc.

International Corporations and Economic Unions

9.

N. Surin

Higher education, phil., spec., lect.

Rhetoric

10.

L. Umarova

Mg. paed., lect.

Labour and Civil Protection

11.

L.Verovska

Dr. oec., lect.

Basics of Accounting

International Accounting Standards

Auditing and Inspection

12.

J. Zhukovska

g., lect.

Information Systems in Economics

Computer Technologies in Economics

Table 10

Percentage of academic staff’s principal work and odd job

Total academic staff

Including work in the HSP

permanent work

combining work

Number of

lecturers

%

Number of

lecturers

%

Number of

lecturers

%

28

100

16

57,1

12

42,9

Table 11

Division of academic staff, having a principal job, according to the position taken

No

Position taken

Number of the people occupied in

the programme

1.

Professors

1

2.

As.prof.

3

2.

Docents

9

3.

Lecturers

2

4.

Assistents

1

Total

16

Table 12

Academic degrees of the lecturers working in the programme

Total

Habil. doc. and doc.

Master's degree

Other specialists

Total

Including working at principal work

Total

Including working at principal work

Kopā

Including working at principal work

Cilv. sk.

%

Cilv. sk.

%

Cilv. sk.

%

Cilv. sk.

%

Cilv. sk.

%

Cilv. sk.

%

28

18

64,3

12

44,4

8

28,6

4

14,3

2

7,2

-

-

Table 13

Academic degrees of the lecturers working at the principal work

Total

Habil. doc. and doc.

Master's Degree

Num.of peopl.

%

Num.of peopl.

%

16

12

75,0

4

25,0

More than a half of academic staff working at the principal work has academic degrees, but lecturers, who the HSP is main place of election, 40,7% have doctor's scientific degree.

In the development of the study Programme also academic staff from foreign countries (Poland, Austria and Germany) take place, in this way giving own contribution in developing study courses teaching quality.

The students' professional level is raised by the compulsory lectures read by guest Latvian and foreign known specialists, scientists, state institutions and international organization leaders. In 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 study years there were the lectures on the following themes read:

  • „Latvian Economics Development Problems and Perspectives“ – A. Kalvītis, President of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia;

  • “ EU countries and regions Cohesion Questions of Competitiveness” - V.Kosiedovsky – Toruna University head of reagional economics department Dr.hab. oec., prof. V. Kosiedovsky (Poland);

  • “Territorial Marketing: Experience, Problems, Prospects” – A. Pankruhin, Dr.oec., prof., Russian Academy of Russian President's State Service, Russian Marketologist's Association President;

  • “Management in XXI century – Prospects and Look-out” – W. Wereda (Poland).

The study programme is regulary controled (attendance of the classes, students’surveys). Analysis shows that the most lecturers work responsibly, honestly and teach their subjects at high methodological and scientific level.

13.3. Scientific Work of Academic Staff

Academic staff carries out scientific researches, regularly reads scientific reports in conferences, seminars and symposiums both in Latvia and at the international level. Usually lecturers carries out scientific-research work on their subjects and involves students in the research, too.

The main directions of the scientific researches:

  • contemporary economic situation in Europe and Latvia;

  • economical forecasting of the Latvian national economic development;

  • researching the development of business prospects in Latvia;

  • investment and management of business projects;

  • researching the regional economics and marketing;

  • researching the role of banks in the business development

  • quality management in small and middle business.

The Higher School of Psychology pays great attention on lecturers' scientific and publishing activities (Appendix 13.1).

The lecturers have actively been improving their qualification, attending different seminars, courses and conferences both in Latvia and other countries, also, they have actively been participating in mobilities on the European scale (Appendix 13.2).

The number of lecturers - practitioners involving in the study Programme testifies about powerful lecturers-professionals team. They have a great pedagogical and practical experience:

  1. Dr. oec. S. Grigoryeva – Ltd “Aseg Consulting” trustee;

  2. Dr. oec. I. Gerchikov – stock company “Dzintars” board chairman;

  3. Mag. oec. I. Grinberga – Ltd “Iterinfo Latvija” finance manager;

  4. Mag. jur. D.Bukele – “Skrastiņš un Dzenis” Advocatory Agency lawer;

  5. Dr. g. Zh. Tsaurkubule – European Social Fund Department Project Expert, Ltd “Almia”expert-consultant in marketing issues, Ltd “MR partneri marketing consultant etc.

In te HSP the further education of academic staff is worked out and realized. The system of lecturers’ qualification improvement and education continuation includes:

  • discussions and consultations at the board meetings and at daily work;

  • interprogramme seminars;

  • seminars in Latvia;

  • international seminars;

  • courses of professional skills development;

  • studies in doctoral programme.

To promote scientific action in higher school and in Latvia, the HSP in co-operation with

the BIA every year organizes international scientific conferences and seminars. On 22-23 October, 2006 the HSP organized the conference “Psychology and Business: Contemporary Topical Problems”, including the workshop “Problems of Private Business at Present” On 12 September, 2007 in co-operation with the BIA and magazine “Baltic Course” the seminar “Higher Education Export: Realias and Prospects” was held with participation of the Programme director Zh.Tsaurkubule. On 22-23 May, 2008 in co-operation with the BIA the international scientific conference “ European Higher Education: Present Situation, Problems, Prospects.” will be held with participation of the study programme some lecturers. In April, 2009 the conference “Psychology and Business: Present Topical Problems” to be organized. Programme lecturers take part in scientific researh projects and grants (Appendix 13.3).

The Programme lecturers have been preparing and publishing teaching material on their courses, lectures' courses, collections of practical activities, methodological guidelines and tasks for individual work for full-time or part-time students.

13.4. Policy of Selection, Renewal, Training and Development of Academic Staff

Forming staff the HSP takes into consideration its goals and objectives. Staff policy goal: to provide the HSP with higly qualified staff, form permanent staff, provide staff with qualification improvement and realization of creative potential.

The HSP holds the following development staff policy objectives:

  • to promote the study course with qualified lecturers, good methodologists, who use in their work modern scientific methods and have good knowledge of business practice;

  • to promote that at least 60% of lecturers to be at principal work;

  • to promote that at least 40% of lecturers to have doctor’s degree;

  • to provide the HSP lecturers further professional qualification improvement; to promote staff with realization of creative potential and qualification improvement.

Employing additional staff, development and replacement in it occur in the following way. The HSP employs the lecturers who applied for this job unsolicited , as well as according to the recommendations of the HSP staff. The HSP concludes contracts with foreign and local higher educational establishments on academic staff replacement, therefore extending and changing the staff of guest lecturers. The HSP has demands to the staff regarding their level of education and qualification, work experience. The HSP does not discriminate anybody according to gender, age, nationality, political views and religious beliefs. The HSP supports staff in further training:

  • at the courses of qualification improvement,

  • participation in seminars, conferences, trainings, projects, research work both within the HSP and organised by other higher educational institutions;

  • participation in international conferences;

  • experience exchange between the HSP lecturers and foreign higher school lecturers;

  • continuation of education in Doctoral studies.

The lecturers of the programme constantly improve their professional competence:

    • Doc. A.Mite is studying in the RSU Doctor's studies;

    • Lecturer J.Zhukovska is studying in the RSU Doctor's studies;

    • Having obtained the Master's Degree in Riga Graduate School of Law assistant D. Bukele plans to enter the Doctor's Studies.

Two Programme lecturers I. Grinberga and V. Morokhin imlemented their professional improvement in the programme “Higher School Didactics”. I. Grinberga has attended the qualification courses “Enterprise Income-tax Declaration and its Preparation Problems”.

The Programme lecturers D.Bukele and I. Grinberga plan to perfect their education in Doctor's studies, lecturers S. Grigoryeva and V. Nechajev plan to enter the professional improvement programme “Higher Education Didactics” in 2008/2009 study year. Each Programme lecturer should take different qualification courses in their teaching field within the next few years.

The basis of the academic staff selection is criterions on assessment of the work quality. The assessements main goals are:

  • to assess lecturers work quality within half a year and how this activity is connected with the goals of higher school and concrete structural unit;

  • to underly the motivation to work responsibly and with interest;

  • to be aware of the lecturers' weaknesses and strengths (it is necessary improvement of competence or concrete training);

The work on the development of staff management is made more active:

  • primary situation is studied and data base about every lecturer’s participation in futher education events (seminars,courses), conferences, publications, researches etc. is formed. Using them, it will be possible to plan further staff’s development.

  • various organizing documents’ projects (for example, about academic staff elections, lecturers’ duties, administrative staff’s duties etc.) are worked out; the work at assessement system’s development is started, many descriptions of posts are worked out;

  • the new payment system for academical staff is worked out and also forms staff’s work motivation system is being formed.

14. Fund Resources and Infrastructure Supplement

14.1. The programme Resources and Funding

According to analysis of financial resources and basic expenses dynamics from 2003 to 2007, it is possible to make conclusions about the increase of the number of higher school students. Students tuition fee is the HSP basic financing. The facts mentioned below testify about the increase of expedient investment in the development of the study process. The purchase of study literature constantly has been increasing, material technical recources are constantlybeing improved and added. The HSP expenses for the development of the material technical resources are displayed in the table 14.

Table 14

The HSP Joint Income and Expenses from 2003 to 2007 (LVL)

Indicator

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Incomes from tuition fee

201512

225079

267822

284303

405895

Incomes from the EU funds financing studies

25870

58410

Expenses, LVL

156703

171854

246383

335492

351733

Salary

95604

112539

150391

194453

217321

Social tax

22446

26334

34733

43265

49059

Subsistence expenses

4708

4528

4815

5417

4717

Rental pay

2917

3030

2817

7055

7044

Purchase of books and magazines

3887

6255

4934

3207

2685

Other expenses

25746

17068

32698

82 095

70907

Purchase of basic resources and extending material technical resources

27823

2100

15995

9894

695

The HSP finances are formed by:

  • students' tuition fee (natural l and legal persons’ financial resources);

founders' finances;

  • the EU funds financing incomes studies

  • scientific activity financing (projects financing);

  • incomes from scientific papers;

  • donations and charity.

The main financial source, which provides the HSP present and further development is students tuition fee (Appendix 14).

Table 15

Tuition fee in the HSP in 2008/2009study year

1 year

Semester (LVL)

Full-time day department

500

Full-time night department

450

Part-time department

400

14.2. The Study Material Technical Resources

Realization of the study programmes is caried out in the auditoriums at Lomonosova street 4 in Riga. The Higher School owns computers, photocopying equipment, overhead projectors (Appendix 14). The HSP has the library in Riga and in branches. The HSP students can use Informational centre, as well as Internet.

Table 16

Description of the HSP premises

Riga

Study premises, their function

Number of

premises

Space, m²

Number of

people.

Study auditoriums

14

450

Study rooms

2

24

Library reading rooms

2

80

Computer rooms

2

50

Administrational office

2

50

Cafe

2

50

Technological and auxiliary rooms

5

45

In February, 2004 multimedia bridge was incorporated in the study process which has connected Riga in interactive mode with branch offices of the HSP in Daugavpils and Liepaja. In the system there are computer centres and cameras with multimedia projects as well as interactive boards. The current Project has been developed in collaboration with the Baltic International Academy and common capital investments in this Project are estimated in more than 6000 LVL. In 2009 the other HSP branch offices will be connected to the Project what will facilitate the level of teaching, broaden the increase of guest lecturers participation facilities in the study process. With help of media bridge the translation of lectures of guest professors, as well as organization of video conferences and seminars are available.

14.3. The Higher School of Psychology Library

The HSP library stock on 2008.04.01 is in total (books, booklets, journals) 36437 pieces, 4493 out of them in Latvian, 1392- in English, 30552 – in Russian.

In accordance with the contract students have an opportunity to use the BIA library stock in the branches of economics, law and culture.

Sources for complecting the library stock:

  • Bookselling firms “Janus”, “Polaris”, “LV – Akademiska gramatnica, “J. Rozes gramatnica”, “Valters un Rapa”.

  • Moscow bookselling stocks: “Гардарика”, “Infra – M”, “КноРус”.

  • Riga libraries, municipal libraries.

  • Private libraries.

  • Foreign publishing houses – “PEARSON”, “WILEY”, “OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS”, “THOMSON wadsworth”, “ELSEVIER”, “OXFORD university press”, “European Journal of Psychology”.

Subscription to newspapers and magazines:

  • Subscription to journals takes place in the following firms: “Latvias pasts”, “Merion – Press”, “Aboneshanas centrs “Diena”, “Preses apvienība P.K.S.”

  • In 2007 over 165 pieces were subscribed.

Table 17

Subscription to newspapers and magazines

No

Branches

Pieces

Russian

Latvian

English

1.

Jurisprudence

 23

 20

 3

2.

Economics

 55

 36

 12

3.

Advertising. PR.

 7

 7

 -

 -

4.

Philosophy. Politics

 12

 10

 2

 -

5.

Psychology

 22

 16

 5

 1

6.

Education

 14

 13

 2

 -

8.

Linguistics

 6

 6

 -

 -

Methodological management of the HSP library is done by:

  • Latvia Scientific library (systematization and making stock catalogue according to Latvian UDK system;

  • Riga CBS methodological office;

  • LU Scientific library;

  • LU Eurodepartment library.

Informational work of the library:

  • Thematic catalogue of the library stock;

  • Electronic thematic catalogue;

  • Catalogue E-biblio – 168 pieces;

  • Catalogue CD-biblio – 82 pieces;

  • English books in electronical catalogue – (home page www.psy.lv, www.bsa.edu.lv ;

  • Master paper catalogue – (home page www.bsa.edu.lv);

  • Electronic catalogue – Internet – www.psy.lv , www.bsa.edu.lv/biblio/ ;

  • Catalogue of periodicals;

  • New book fund bibliographic register in all branches (home page www.psy.lv, www.bsa.edu.lv);

  • Differentiated informational work with the rector, study programme director and teachers;

  • Audio and video cassette stocks;

  • The HSP Homepage at www.psy.lv ;

  • Thematical register of English books: economics, psychology, interior, design (home page www.psy.lv, www.bsa.edu.lv );

  • English magazines database “EBSCO”;

  • Database “NAIS” and “Кодекс”.

Service for the HSP library readership:

  • The library stock is in the library reading rooms of the HSP and BIA;

  • The open hours of the library are suitable both for the day and night department students;

  • Library regulations determine borrowing books;

  • Informational booklets;

  • Students' surveys.

The composition and structure of the HSP library stock are shown in Appendix 16.

15. The Programme Management

The director of the professional study programme “European Economics and Business” is Dr. sc. ing., as. prof. Zhanna Tsaurkubule.

The director of the programme, Study programme Council provide management of the professional study programme.

The study Programme Council composition:

  • Dr. sc. ing., as prof. Zh. Tsaurkubule

  • Dr. oec., as. prof. A. Rubanovsky

  • Dr. oec., as. prof. S. Chkhartishvili

  • Dr. oec., docents V. Morokhin

  • Mg.oec., lecturer I.Grinberga

  • Student V. Riekstinya

  • Student V. Nasonov

Co-operation with professional study programme lecturers take place once in three months at the study programme Council meetings, also in daily ideas exchange process.

Such issues are discussed:

  • organization and management of the study work;

  • actual changes of the study plan;

  • organization and management of the internships;

  • scientifically methodological work;

  • issues of theory and methodology;

  • preparing, discussing and confirming of the programme self-assessement;

  • lecturers’ classes attendance plan.

16. Public relations

16.1. Employers

The HSP keeps up relations with potential employers - managements of those organizations where the HSP students internship proceeds. Observing student’s work during the internship and taking into consideration the references about students from the internship managers, potential employer can choose the necessary specialist.

The HSP co-operation with employers mainly takes place in such directions:

  • study practice ensuring, including ensuring the internship place;

  • participation in the commissions of the internship reports' and bachelor’s papers' defence;

  • suggestions and recommendations for students’ research direction- themes of business-like researches, themes of bachelor’s papers;

Employers are members of the qualification commission, they take part in the defence of the bachelor’s works. An employer can assess students' professional training from the view of practical knowledge, ask specific questions about the specialization chosen .

Part-time study students’ internship place mostly coincide with the real work places.

In 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 the HSP concluded 57 co-operation contracts on internship places with employers.

The HSP carried out emloyers' surveys in order to get a feedback on graduates' professional work (Appendix 17).

Employers can assess the study Programme, basing on its results – analysis of graduates' and working specialists' work quality. Therefore, employers are invited to evaluate the study Programme trainee and graduates working in the relevant intitutions and establishments, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as to forecast which qualification, skills and abilities to be needed in nearest and further future on the labour market. The questions asked to employers covered the following topics:

  1. The volume of theoretical knowledge and quality of the economics study Programme graduates and their conformity to the requirements of organizations and establishments, their necessity in practical work;

2) Conformity of the economics study Programme graduates' practical skills and abilities to empleyers' requirements.

Having summarized the employers' opinions, the following conclusions can be made:

1) Employers are absolutely satisfied with the volume and quality of the theoretical knowledge of the economics study Programme graduates.

  • Graduates, who have started to work in enterprises and institutions, are aware of economics, management, marketing as well as special subjects – finances and accounting, entrepreneurship rights, tourism and hotels entrepreneurship, management of commercial service;

  • Employers admit, that students/graduates have “good theoretical base” to run practical work, moreover, students/graduates are able to apply theoretical knowledge in practice;

2) The economics study Programme graduates' practical skills and abilities conform to employers' requirements.

  • Students' internship was assessed positevely. Employers admit that during internship students get acquinted with organizations, and employers often notice the most successful students whom they can employ in future. It occurs in this way very often, many students keep co-operation after the internship, contact with employers and after graduation start working;

  • Assessing students' skills and abilities, employers indicate the necessity to develop and improve students' communication skills and abilities, such as team work, development of creativity and initiative;

Employers suggest that within the nearest time demand of economics specialists will not be decrease. Moreover, many specialists need the professional higher economic education, who work in state institutions and establishments, as well as people need additional speciality or qualification. The big number of part-time students at economic study Programme confirms this necessity.

Employers assess the Economics study Programme positively and predict that in future with developing and improving the study programme, focusing even more on students' internships, foreign languages, computer programmes, application of theoretical knowledge the Economics study programme graduates have all opportunities to be employed on the labour market. Also, it has been stressed, that with Latvia's joining the EU and access to fundings demand for project implementing as well as knowledge and skills on investment and managing to be increased.

16.2. Co-operation with Organizations and Other Higher Shools

Lately the HSP has rapidly been developing the international co-operation with educational institutions from many countries. The urgency of the globalization process in the world of today, international co-operation and importance of integration in its development, determine that information exchange process no more happen within the framework of one country, but the broad international co-operation is necessary. Adaptability to demands on labour market, development of intercommunication and confidence building measures among the higher educational establishments are the essential preconditions of the higher education establishments development.

The HSP co-operates with higher education institutions in Latvia and also with foreign education institutions. Co-operation is prescribed in exchange of students and teachers, in exchange with information and mutual consultation, in preparing study methodological, special literature and common publications. From 2005 European Commission has awarded the HSP with Erasmus University charter and Erasmus code LVRIGA35, which gives the HSP the greater mobility possibilities in common space of the European Union higher education institutions. Membership in EU study programme ERASMUS gives possibility to develop in common European context, including it provides students exchange between European countries and it gives possibility for teachers to share experience.

The HSP emphasizes the development and stabilization of public relations in Latvia and out of its borders. Presently co-operation agreements are concluded with several education institutions in Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Belarus, Russia (Appendix 18):

  • Wroclaw Economic Academy (Poland);

  • Granada University (Spain);

  • Uludag University (Turkey);

  • Oviedo University, (Spain);

  • Madrid University, (Spain);

  • Rostok University, (Germany);

  • Podlaska Academy, Siedlce, (Poland);

  • Humanitarian Economical Higher School, Wroclaw, (Poland);

  • Warsaw Higher School of Social Psychology, (Poland);

  • University of Social Sciences, Neubrandenburg, (Germany);

  • Haute Ecole de Namur, (Belgium);

  • Lessius Hogeschool 2018 Antverpen, (Netherlands);

  • Tallin Institute of Economics and Management (Estonia);

  • Crimean Humanitarian Institute (Ukraine );

  • St. Petersburg State University (Russia);

  • Belarus Economic University (Belarus);

  • Vladimir University (Russia);

  • Riga Stradina University (Latvia);

  • Rezekne Higher School (Latvia);

  • Daugavpils University (Latvia);

  • Riga Higher school of Pedagogs and School Management (Latvia);

  • Liepaja Pedagogical Academy (Latvia);

  • Baltic International Academy (Latvia);

  • Higher School of Information System Management (Latvia).

On 22-23 November, 2006 the Higher School of Psychology organized the international scientific practical conference “Psychology, Business and Society Social Sphere: Present Topical Problems.”where within framework of co-operation contract scientists and lecturers from Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine participated. The Higher School of Psychology regularly issues collections of scientific articles written by lecturers from the national and foreign higher schools – co-operation partners.

The Programme lecturers actively collaborate with the European Union Information Agency (ESIA) and regularly participate in relevant for the ESIA questionsof function and development.

There are concluded contracts and planned the joint activities with European Research Institute and Confederation of small and middle enterprises.

The Programme lecturers work in Latvian European Community Studies Association (LECSA). It helps to build contacts with experts and organizations, which are involved in the European Studies programmes. The Programme lecturers participate in discussions organized by the LECSA, as well as in round-table discussions.

It has been continuing co-operation with Riga Stradina University, European Studies Faculty (Bachelor’s study programme “European Economics and Business”, Transport and Telecommunication Institute (the programme “Economics”), Baltic International Academy (the programme “Entrepreneurship”, as well as Riga Technical University, Production and Entrepreneurship Department. Co-operation is carried out in the way of lecturers' exchange, as well as organization of the scientific conferences and at the publishing level.

With the aim to train students - future economists there are councluded co-operation contracts between Higher School of Psychology and Riga State Vocational School, as well as between Higher School of Psychology and Albert College. (Appendix 6).

17. The Study Programme Assessment of Prospects

On 25 May, 1998 Sorbonna Declaration declared European higher education space forming as a main means for mobilities to develop the continent.

In 1999 it was accepted Bologna Declaration, which declares constant application of educational system for changing needs, society demands and modern scientific achievements.

The HSP Programme provides with the most important 21st century requirements:

  • The 2nd level professional study Programme “European Economics and Business” is oriented on development on those competences needed for Latvian and European labour market.

  • The study process qualitative organization and portfolio obtained within studies give an opportunity to study in Master studies, in this way ensuring education course, succession and lifelong direction.

  • After Latvian joining the EU Latvian labour market has increased and the number of enterprises with foreign capital or mixed capital is still increasing, therefore, there is an increase of the demand for highly qualified economics and business specialists, which are able to organize their work and contribute significantly in development of an enterprise.

Several essential factors define the Programme popularity:

  • Rapid investment of electronical techologies into office work of institutions and enterprises as well as electronis documents (The HSP Programme suggests the study courses to improve competences of work with computer-based systems).

  • As most students work in the fields of economics and business, the form of part-time studies enables to develop existed competences and acquire new ones, as well as apply theory in practice.

The facts mentioned above testify prospects for long-term development.

18. The Study Programme Development Plan

Planning the Programme development prospects for future 6 years the HSP pays particular attention on involvement of Latvian inhabitants of small towns and villages into the study process. That is why there were meetings with potential students, local municipalities' workers, and leaders of small and middle enterprises organized.

Planning measures for study programme “European Economics and Business” successful development are the following:

  1. to improve the programme’s structure justified on study courses logical sequence;

  2. to improve study courses teaching methods;

  3. to promote study courses provision with methodological materials and handouts;

  4. to carry out students survey about programme concrete course, its successful sides and lacks and summary materials are used for the further development of the study programme;

  5. to promote lecturers’ and students’ research activities, especially in those directions, which are important for the further development of Latvian national economy;

  6. to provide qualification improvement for the staff ( by expanding knowledge in foreign countries, taking part in conferences, organizing seminars etc.

  7. to carry out necessary activities for study programme’s actualization according to international standards;

  8. to create special modules for international students’ exchange programmes;

  9. to involve students in the output of EU structural funds’ projects.

In 2006/2007 study year there are envisaged such activities within the frameworks of the programme “European Economics and Business”:

  1. programme Council will take part in the preparing and organizing the international scientific practical conference

  2. programme academic staff will take part in the preparing of the IV international scientific complete works “The actual problems of psychology, business and social sphere: theory and practice”;

  3. preparing and writing the course notes in the study professional courses;

  4. organizating of the further education courses (S. Grigorjeva, V. Morohins etc.);

  5. programme students participation in the students' scientific conferences;

  6. realization of the students international exchange programmes “ERASMUS SOCRATES”

Long-term plan includes the following directions:

  1. To extend the HSP co-operation opportunities with other higher schools comparing the study courses and extend opportunities of the programme graduates.

  2. To extend using information technologies to provide the Programme. With the aim to supervise conformity of the Programme content to demands of Latvian and European labour markets, to continue co-operation with employers, local municipalities, non-government professional organizations.

  3. To stimulate experience exchange of the Programme “European Economics and Business” among other Latvian and foreign higher schools with the purpose of improvement.

  4. To extend co-operation with the confederation of Latvian small and middle enterprises, European Research Institute, European Union Information Agency, Latvian European Community Study Association, inviting members of the organizations mentioned as guest lecturers, Programme experts, reviewers of graduation's papers.

  5. To continue organizing employers' surveys to develop and improve the Programme.

  6. To promote students’ ability to adapt to the changeable labour market;

  7. To develop the quality of teaching constantly;

  8. To stimulate lectures to raise their professional skills, involve new highly qualified staff;

  9. To renew the contents of study materials, analyzing the existed information;

  10. To extend the library stock

To promote qualitative study process and competitive specialists’ training, the HSP in the future will give special attention to the control of the study work quality.

In order to successfully continue developing the programme’s competitiveness on education market, it is necessary to advertise the possibilities of students’ professional competences, in this way forming all higher school image.

19. Advertising and Newsletters about Study Opportunities in the HSP

HSP programme “ European Economics and Business” as other programmes has been advertising in various mass media (Appendix 19).

In 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 study years the following advertisements were performed on purpose to inform the society:

  1. Commercials in Riga also in regional televisions in Livani, Daugavpils, Dagda, Smiltene, Ogre, Jekabpils, Dobele, Talsi, Malpils.

  2. It is advertized in radio PIK, European Hit Radio.I

  3. Participation in Latvian Information Agiencies “Rosbalts”, at assemblies “Rosbalta trešdienas”

  4. The HSP and study programme advertisment in the press publications: “Diena”, “Dienas bizness”, “Izglitiba un kultura”, “Izglitiba arzemes”, “Majas viesis”, “Neatkariga Rita avize”, “Latvijas Avize”, CITADEL, “Digital Time”, “МК Латвия Бизнес”, “ Балтия”, “Вести сегодня”, “Деловые вести”, “Суббота”, “7 секретов”, “Вести”, “Телеграф”, “Час”, “ Даугавпилс”, “Образование и карьера” and regional papers in Yelgava, Yekabils, Daugavpils, Liepaya. .

  5. Advertisment in journals “Psihologija mums”, “Izglitiba”, “Communicator”,“Психология нам”, “Пятница”.

  6. Advertisment is inserted in catalogue “ Izglitibas celvedis 2005”, “Izglitibas celvedis 2006”, “Kur macities talak?”, “Privata augstaka izglitiba”, “Katalogs 118”, “Kontakti”, “Musu Latvija”, “Visa Latvija”, “Izglitiba 2007”.

  7. Avertising booklets, leaflets, posters.

  8. Presentation in the exhibition “Skola – 2006”, “Skola – 2007”, “Skola – 2008”, exhibition “Izglītības Informācijas Diena” ( “Dole” 09.06.2007) .in the regional exhibitions, in the informational actions in school etc. Piedalīšanās izstādē “Skola – 2006”, “Skola – 2007”, “Skola – 2008”, izstādē), reģionālās izstādēs, informatīvajos pasākumos skolā un citur.

  9. petitions.Opened door days. Information days.

  10. Annual international conferences.

Internet home page: www.psy.lv

www.augstskolas.lv .


HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Professional bachelor’s study programme

European Economics and Business”

(code 42345)

profesionala bachelor degree economy

and economist obtain

Appendices

Accreditation Materials

Riga

2008

Appendix N 1

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY” programs the “European economies and business” the Advice decision for programs of studios of the professional highest education of a second level the “European economy and business” an akreditacijas material confirmation

EXTRACT from HSP Programs the “European economy and business”

Advice meeting

09.04.2008. protocol n. 8

Advice members participating: g., as.prof. Zh. Tsaurkubule, as.prof. banovskiy, as.prof. S. Chkhartishvili, doc. V.Morokhin, lekt.I.Grīnberga, student V.Riekstinya, student V.Nasonov.

Conducted a council-board program : g., as.prof. Zh. Tsaurkubule

Meeting’s minutes keeping:. Program director secretary N. Grosberga

WORK AGENDA:

2. Consideration and claim of report of self-appraisal of the program " European Economics and Business " (42345) for accreditation.

Decided:

Decision N.2

To confirm Programs the “European economy and business” pasvertejuma report and to give akreditacijas materials confirmation Psychology University Senate.

HSP Programs the “European economy and business”

Advice Chairman g., as.prof. Zhanna Tsaurkubule (signature)

Program director secretary N. Grosberga

(signature)

Appendix N 2

Pattern of certificate on graduation from the Programme and his application

PSIHOLOĢIJAS AUGSTSKOLA

THE DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT (PD C No )

This Diploma Supplement follows the model developed by the European Commission, Council of Europe and UNESCO/CEPES. The purpose of the supplement is to provide sufficient data to improve the international “transparency” and fair academic and professional recognition of qualifications (diplomas, certificates etc.). It is designed to provide a description of the nature, level, context and status of the studies that were pursued and successfully completed by the individual named in the Diploma to which this supplement is appended. It should be free from any value judgments, equivalence statements or suggestions about recognition. Information an all eight sections should be provided. Where information is not provided, the reason shall be explained.

1. IDENTITY INFORMATION OF THE HOLDER OF THE QUALIFICATION

1.1. First name:

1.2. Family name:

1.3. Date of birth (day/month/year):

1.4. Student identification number or code (if available):

2. INFORMATION IDENTIFYING THE QUALIFICATION:

of qualification and title conferred,

ifapplicable (in original language):

economist

2.2. Main field of study for the qualification:

entrepreneurship

2.3. Name (in original language) and

status of awarding institution:

Psihologijas augstskola, State-accredited 07.09.2006., private non-university type higher educational institution.

2.4. Name (in original language) and

status of institution (if different

from 2.3) administering studies:

same as in point 2.3

2.5. Language(s) of instruction/examination:

Russian, Latvian

3. INFORMATION ON THE LEVEL OF THE QUALIFICATION

3.1. Level of qualification:

second-level higher professional education diploma, see p. 6.1.

3.2. Official length of programme:

4,5 years of part-time studies, 160 Latvian credit points, 240 ECTS credits

start date:

Psiholoģijas Augstskola

end date:

Psiholoģijas Augstskola

3.3. Access requirements:

general secondary education or 9-year basic education plus 4-year secondary professional education

4. INFORMATION ON THE CONTENTS AND RESULTS GAINED

4.1. Mode of study: part-time studies

4.2. Programme requirements:

to obtain fundamental knowledge in such general subjects as Latvian, English, Logics, the History of World Culture, Philosophy, Sociology, Informational technologies, commercial paperwork and business communication, higher mathematics, etc.;

to obtain fundamental theoretical knowledge in economics in its major directions: History of economic theories, microeconomic, macroeconomics, the economics of European countrie, environmental economics, economic statistics, informational and computer technologies in economics, commercial law, etc.;

to obtain extensive knowledge in the following subjects of business administration professional specialization: taxes and duties, marketing, accountancy, management, finance, financial analysis, administrative inventory-making, finance and banking systems, economic analysis and planning, company assets evaluation, securities market, risk managements and insurance, innovations in business administration, etc.;

to obtain extensive knowledge in the following subjects of international and European business administration professional specialization: European national state tax system, European economic integration, European law system, international economic communication, international accounting standards, international marketing, international bank accounting, international finance and financial institutions, etc.

to obtain economist professional skills by way of participating in introductory study practice in the scope of 2 credit points, economist fundamental practice in the scope of 10 credit points, project practice in the scope of 6 credit points and preparatory diploma practice in the scope of 8 credit points;

to obtain scientific research methodology skills, quantitative and qualitative data processing skills, through conducting independent scientific research in the frame of course papers and qualification papers.

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4.3. Programme details (e.g. modules or units studied) and the individual grades/marks/credits obtained:

Subject

Latvian credit-points

ECTS credits

Grade

Courses of general education A Part I

20

30

1

1,5

Basics of jurisprudence

1

10,5

Business foreign language I

7

0

Labor protection and civil defence

0

3

General psychology

2

3

Social psychology

2

3

Logics

2

Theory and methodology of scientific and study work

0

3

Philosophy

2

1,5

Commercial documentation and business-like communication

1

3

Sociology

2

1,5

Basics of pedagogics

1

0

Special theoretical and information technology courses A II Part

36

54

Higher mathematics for economists

5

7,5

History in economic theory

2

3

Microeconomics

3

4,5

Informatics

2

3

Environmental Economics

2

3

Macroeconomics

3

4,5

Commerce organization and legal basics

3

4,5

Economics of the European countries

3

4,5

Theory of probability and Mathematical statistics

3

4,5

Computer technologies in Economics

2

3

Economic statistics

2

3

Information systems in Economics

2

3

Quality management

2

3

Economic forecasting

2

3

Professional choice optional courses (modules) B Part

Economy and enterprise (module)

18

27

The EU: institutions, politics, economics

2

3

International economic relations

2

3

Enterprise Economics and organization

3

4,5

Business in Europe

2

3

European Economic integration

2

3

Economic analysis and planning

3

4,5

Innovations in business

2

3

Estimate of the cost of the company

2

3

Accounting and taxes (module)

11

16,5

Taxes and duties

2

3

Basics of Accounting

3

4,5

Systems of taxation in European countries

2

3

Audit and revision

2

3

International accounting standards

2

3

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Management (module)

11

16,5

Management

3

4,5

Risk management and insurance

2

3

The EU funds and project Management

2

3

Entrpreneurship Economics and Management

2

3

Managerial accounting

2

3

Finances (module)

8

12

Entrpreneurship Finance

4

6

Financial analysis

2

3

International Finance and Financial institutions

2

3

Banks and securities (module)

8

12

Banks and monetary systems

2

3

Securities market in Europe

2

3

European monetary systems and exchange markets

2

3

International bank accountings

2

3

Knowledges about trade (module)

7

10,5

Marketing

3

4,5

Advertisement and PR technologies

2

3

International Marketing

2

3

Law (module)

6

9

Legal regulation of the EU market circulation

2

3

European Law

2

3

Customs regulations of external economic activities

2

3

Free choice optional courses C Part

6

9

Business foreign language II

6

9

National economy of Latvia

2

3

Logistics

2

3

Rhethoric

2

3

Business communications

1

1,5

Politology

1

1,5

European Labour law

1

1,5

International corporations and economic unions

2

3

Human resources management

1

1,5

Course paper I

1

1,5

Course paper II

1

1,5

Course paper III

1

1,5

 

 

 

 

Practice I - 2 credit points - 3 ECTS credit points - Grade - pass (if pass/fail) -

Practice II - 10 credit points - 15 ECTS credit points - Grade - pass (if pass/fail) -

Practice III - 6 credit points - 9 ECTS credit points – Grade - pass (if pass/fail) -

Practice IV - 8 credit points - 12 ECTS credit points – Grade - pass (if pass/fail) -

Preparation and defence of a bachelor's paper -

- 12 credit points – 18 ECTS credit points - Grade - pass (if pass/fail) -

Theme of bachelor work:

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4.4. Grading scheme and grade distribution guidance:

Grade

Meaning

Grade distribution

10

With distinction

%

9

Excellent

%

8

Very good

%

7

Good

%

6

Almost good

%

5

Satisfactory

%

4

Almost satisfactory

%

3-1

Unsatisfactory

%

4.5. Overall classification of the qualification (in original language): not established

5. INFORMATION ON THE FUNCTION OF THE QUALIFICATION

5.1. Opportunities to further study: access to Maģistrs programmes and to professional programmes designed for studies after award of bachelor’s degree.

5.2. Professional status (if applicable): not established.

6. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

6.1. Additional information:

Psiholoģijas Augstskola second-level higher professional education study programme “European economics and business” is accredited 12.07.2006. for accredited period – 2 years.

6.2. Further information sources:

Psiholoģijas Augstskola

Lomonosova ielā 4, Rīga, Latvia, LV-1003,

Phone +371-7-100608,

Fax +371-7-100219,

e-mail: info@psy.lv

Academic Information Center

Vaļņu ielā 2, Rīga, Latvia, LV-1050,

Phone +371-7-225155,

Fax +371-7-221006,

e-mail: ieva@aic.lv

7. CERTIFICATION OF THE SUPPLEMENT

7.1. Date:

7.2. Signature: Z.Caurkubule __________________

7.3. Capacity: Rector

7.4. Official stamp or seal:

8. INFORMATION ON THE NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM

See the Appendix

Page 4 of 4

Appendix N 3

Plan of the study programme

Higher professional educational

Study programm “European economics and business”

Spec. code 42345

Duration of Study - 4 years

(full time Study)

No

Subject

credit-points

years and semesters

form of control

1 year

2 year

3 year

4 year

examination

test

1 sem.

2 sem.

3 sem.

4 sem.

5 sem.

6 sem.

7 sem.

8 sem.

 

Courses of general education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Part I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Basics of jurisprudence

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

Business foreign language I

7

3

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

Labor protection and civil defence

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

General psychology

2

2

1

5

Social psychology

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

6

Logics

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Theory and methodology of scientific and study work

0

0

8

Philosophy

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Commercial documentation and business-like communication

1

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

1

10

Sociology

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

11

Basics of pedagogics

1

1

1

12

Methodology of graduation paper preparation and

defence

0

0

 

A Part I total

20

6

3

4

2

2

 3

 

 

3

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special theoretical and information technology courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A II Part

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Higher mathematics for economists

5

3

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

2

History in economic theory

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

3

Microeconomics

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

4

Informatics

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Environmental Economics

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

6

Macroeconomics

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

7

Commerce organization and legal basics

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

8

Economics of the European countries

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

9

Theory of probability and Mathematical statistics

3

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

10

Computer technologies in Economics

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

11

Economic statistics

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

1

 

12

Information systems in Economics

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

1

13

Quality management

2

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

1

 

14

Economic forecasting

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

A Part II total

36

12

11

5

2

2

4

 

9

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional choice optional courses (modules)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Part

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Economy and enterprise (module)

18

1

The EU: institutions, politics, economics

2

2

1

2

International economic relations

2

2

1

3

Enterprise Economics and organization

3

3

1

4

Business in Europe

2

2

1

5

European Economic integration

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

6

Economic analysis and planning

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

1

 

7

Innovations in business

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

1

8

Estimate of the cost of the company

2

2

1

2.

Accounting and taxes (module)

11

1

Taxes and duties

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

Basics of Accounting

3

3

1

3

Systems of taxation in European countries

2

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

4

Audit and revision

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

5

International accounting standards

2

 

 

 

 

 

 2

 

 

1

3.

Management (module)

11

1

Management

3

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

Risk management and insurance

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

1

3

The EU funds and project Management

2

2

1

4

Entrpreneurship Economics and Management

2

 

 

 

 

 

 2

 

1

 

5

Managerial accounting

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Finances (module)

8

1

Entrpreneurship Finance

4

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

Financial analysis

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

3

International Finance and Financial institutions

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

1

 

5.

Banks and securities (module)

8

1

Banks and monetary systems

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

2

Securities market in Europe

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

3

European monetary systems and exchange markets

2

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

4

International bank accountings

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

1

6.

Knowledges about trade (module)

7

1

Marketing

3

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

Advertisement and PR technologies

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

3

International Marketing

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

7.

Law (module)

6

1

Legal regulation of the EU market circulation

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

European Law

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

3

Customs regulations of external economic activities

2

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

8.

Course paper

3

 

1

1

1

3

 

Part B in total

60

2

4

11

14

4

11

14

 

17

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free choice optional courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C Part

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Business foreign language II

6

 

 

 

2

2

2

 

 

 

1

2

National economy of Latvia

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

1

3

Logistics

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

1

4

Rhethoric

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

5

Business communications

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

6

Politology

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

7

European Labour law

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

8

International corporations and economic unions

2

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

9

Human resources management

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

Part C in total

6

 

 

 

2

2

2

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Practice

26

 

 

10

 

 6

8

 

3

2

Preparation and defence of a bachelor's paper

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

160

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

29

37

Higher professional educational

Study programm “European economics and business”

Spec. code 42345

Duration of Study - 4,5 years

(part time Study)

No

Subject

credit-points

years and semesters

form of control

1 year

2 year

3 year

4 year

5 year

examination

test

1 sem.

2 sem.

3 sem.

4 sem.

5 sem.

6 sem.

7 sem.

8 sem.

9 sem.

 

Courses of general education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Part I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Basics of jurisprudence

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

Business foreign language I

7

3

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

Labor protection and civil defence

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

General psychology

2

2

1

5

Social psychology

2

 

 

 2

 

 

 

 

 

1

6

Logics

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Theory and methodology of scientific and study work

0

 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Philosophy

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1

9

Commercial documentation and business-like communication

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

10

Sociology

2

 

 

 

 

 

 2

 

 

 

1

11

Basics of pedagogics

1

1

1

12

Methodology of graduation paper preparation and

defence

0

0

 

A Part I total

20

6

3

4

2

 

 

3

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special theoretical and information technology courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A II Part

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Higher mathematics for economists

5

3

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

2

History economic theory

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

3

Microeconomics

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

4

Informatics

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Environmental Economics

2

 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

6

Macroeconomics

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

7

Commerce organization and legal basics

3

3

1

8

Economics of the European countries

3

 

 

 3

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

9

Theory of probability and Mathematical statistics

3

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

10

Computer technologies in Economics

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

11

Economic statistics

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

12

Information systems in Economics

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

1

13

Quality management

2

 

 

 

 

 

 2

 

 

1

 

14

Economic forecasting

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

1

 

A Part II total

36

10

8

3

7

2

 2

2

 

9

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional choice optional courses(modules)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Part

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Economy and enterprise (module)

18

1

The EU: institutions, politics, economics

2

2

1

2

International Economic relations

2

 

 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

3

Enterprise Economics and organization

3

3

1

4

Business in Europe

2

2

1

5

European Economic integration

2

 

 

 2

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

6

Economic analysis and planning

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

7

Innovations in business

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

8

Estimate of the cost of the company

2

2

1

2.

Accounting and taxes (module)

11

1

Taxes and duties

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

Basics of Accounting

3

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

3

Systems of taxation in European countries

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

4

Audit and revision

2

 

 

 

 

 

 2

 

 

 

1

5

International accounting standards

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

1

3.

Management (module)

11

1

Management

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

Risk management and insurance

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

3

The EU funds and project Management

2

2

1

4

Entrpreneurship Economics and Management

2

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

1

 

5

Managerial accounting

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2

 

4.

Finances (module)

8

1

Entrpreneurship Finance

4

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

Financial analysis

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

1

 

3

International Finance and Financial institutions

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

1

 

5.

Banks and securities (module)

8

1

Banks and monetary systems

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

Securities market in Europe

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

3

European monetary systems and exchange markets

2

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

1

4

International bank accountings

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

1

6.

Knowledges about trade (module)

7

1

Marketing

3

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

Advertisement and PR technologies

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

3

International Marketing

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2

 

1

 

7.

Law (module)

6

1

Legal regulation of the EU market circulation

2

 

 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

European Law

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

3

Customs regulations of external economic activities

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

8.

Course paper

3

 

1

1

1

3

 

Part B in total

60

4

11

6

4

10

8

15

 

17

17

 

Free choice optional courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C Part

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Business foreign language II

6

 

 

 

2

2

 2

 

 

 

1

2

National economy of Latvia

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

3

Logistics

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

4

Rhethoric

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1

5

Business communications

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

6

Politology

1

 

 

 

 

 

 1

 

 

 

1

7

European Labour law

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

8

International corporations and economic unions

2

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

1

9

Human resources management

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

Part C in total

6

 

 

 

 2

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Practice

26

 

 

10 

 6

 

8

 

3

2

Preparation and defence of a bachelor's paper

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

160

18

17

18

17

18

17

18

17

20

29

37

Appendix N 4

Subjects description of the study programme

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Approved

The Programme “European Economics

and Business” director

__________________________

Zhanna Tsaurkubule

“____”_______________2008

The study Programme discipline

Customs regulations of external economic activities

(full-time/part-time)

The professional higher education study programme

“European Economics and Business” (42345)

professional Bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and qualification of

economist

Speciality - Economics

RIGA, 2008

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Professional programme of bachelor studies “European Economics and Business”

Course title: Customs regulations of external economic activities

Credit value – 2

Course by: V. Nechajev, MBA

Assessment: differentiated test

Course aims:

Giving students systematic knowledge on the role of customs regulations regulating external economic activities in the operation of Latvian and EU customs.

Course objectives:

  • To acquire knowledge about the Latvian and EU legislation in the field of customs and application thereof in the course of customs regulation of international trade.

  • To get acquainted with relevant legislation regulating application, execution and control of customs procedures and regimes. To give information on application of customs legislation upon customs clearance of the Latvian, EU and third country goods.

Course description:

No

Subject

1.

Subject – matter of the customs regulations of external economic activities

2.

Most important acts of Latvian and EU legislation in the field of customs. Structure of the EU customs management.

3.

Latvian law “On State Revenue Service”, “Structure and tasks of the State Revenue Service”. Tasks and functions of customs.

4.

EU Common customs tariffs: customs tariff management system TARIK; customs duties (customs duty, excise duty, value added tax and agricultural payments).

5.

Latvian Customs Act and EU Customs Code – structure and contents. Limits of Latvian Customs Act competence.

6.

SRS instruction No. 658, 2004.06.27.

Filling in declarations of customs quota (united administrative document). Review of SRS instructions and relevant EU legislation.

7.

Importation of goods into the Community customs territory prior to customs procedure. Procedure of collecting customs duties in the EU.

8.

Customs procedures and regimes:

  1. Internal transit;

  2. Clearance of goods for a free regime;

  3. Importation to a customs warehouse;

  4. Temporary importation;

  5. Importation of goods into free ports and special economic zones.

9.

Customs procedures:

● External transit;

● Importation for processing;

● Export of goods.

10.

Customs procedures and regimes:

● Importation for processing under customs control;

● Importation to tax-free shops;

● Re-importation of goods.

11.

Customs regimes:

● Giving up goods for state;

● Destruction, abandonment of goods.

12.

Kyoto Convention on the simplification and harmonization of Customs procedures.

Requirements to obtain credits:

Scope of the course is expressed in credits. A credit is an accounting unit corresponding to 40 working hours of a student. For the full time studies two credits correspond to 32 contact hours and 48 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 40% to 60%. In part time studies two credits correspond to 20 contact hours and 60 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 25% to 75%.

To obtain two credits a student has to pass a test (40%), take part in seminars (30%) as well as to write a paper (30%) on a subject-related topic

Independent studies: studying relevant literature

Basic study literature:

        1. Gulbis, A. Muitas darbības pamati: mācību līdzeklis / A. Gulbis, A. Čevers. - Rīga: RTU, 2006. - 234 lpp.

        2. Gulbis A., Muitas darbības pamati: mācību līdzeklis / A. Gulbis, A. Čevers. - Rīga: RTU Izdevniecība, 2007. - 234 lpp.

        3. Eiropas kopienas muitas kodekss. - Riga: T &T C, 2003. - 83 lpp.

        4. WCO Customs Data Model Handbook. – 2003., 800 p.

        5. H. Asakura. World History of the Customs and Tariffs. – 2000., 405 p.

        6. Нечаев В. Административная ответственность за совершение правонарушений таможенных правил. Рига, БРИ, 1999.-120с.

        7. Māris Ankalninš. Muitas procedūru rokasgrāmata. Ievešana pārstrādei. - Rīga: ZA Ekonomikas institūts, 2000. - 101 lpp.

        8. Muitas likums. Ar groz. lidz 2001.01.05.- R.: KIF “Biznesa komplekss”, 2001.- 103 lpp.

        9. Muitas likums.-R.: KIF "Biznesa komplekss", 1997.-86 lpp.

        10. В. Нашениекс. Определение таможенной стоимости товара и тарифы. ЕКА 2002 г. Рига.

        11. Сборник нормативных актов по таможенному законодательству: сборник. - Рига: BIB, 2005. - 116 с.

        12. Сборник нормативных актов по таможенному законодательству ЛР. - Рига: BIB, 2007. - 192 с.

Additional literature:

  1. Ministru Kabineta noteikumi Nr. 28 “Muitas vērtības noteikšanas kārtība”, “Latvijas vēstnesis”, 97., 336 / 340.

  2. Valsts ieņēmumu dienesta ģenerāldirektora rīkojumi, publicēti 2000 – 2006 gados “Latvijas Vēstnesī”.

  3. Administratīvo pārkāpumu kodekss (20110 – 20118 panti).

  4. A. Niedre. Krimināllikums. Tiesu nama aģentūra, 2002 g.

  5. Ministru kabineta noteikumi Nr. 441, 2002.06. 1. oktobrī “Par muitas galvojumiem”

  6. Starptautiskā koncepcija “Par starptautiskajiem pārvadājumiem TIR CARNET režīmā.

  7. Incoterms. – 2000.

  8. World Economic Outlook. – UNISTAD, 2001.

  9. World Investment Report. – UNSTAD, 2003.

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Approved

The Programme “European Economics

and Business” director

__________________________

Zhanna Tsaurkubule

“____”_______________2008

The study Programme discipline

AUDIT AND REVISION

(full-time/part-time)

The professional higher education study programme

“European Economics and Business” (42345)

professional Bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and qualification of economist

Speciality - Economics

RIGA, 2008

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Professional programme of bachelor studies “European Economics and Business”

Course title: Audit AND REVISION

Credit value – 2

Course by: I.Grinberga, mg. oec., L.Verovska, dr.oec.

Assessment: differentiated test

Course aims:

To get aware of theoretical, methodical and organisational aspects of auditing; mastering practical methods to be applied in the course of auditing of production, economic and financial activities of different subjects.

Course objectives:

  • To view the main point of audit and inspection as well as inspetion service.

  • To view issues, connected to SRS audit for legal and natural persons.

  • To get acquainted with principles of financial statements, Iepazīstināt ar finanšu pārskatu revīzijas veikšanas pamatprincipiem, auditors' work documents, control of inspection quality, planning inspection, procedures with audit evidence, documents of audit conclusion and kinds of auditor's reports.

Course description:

No

Subject

1.

Basics of Audit

  1. Concept and purpose of audit, legal basis for auditing activities.

  2. Auditing standards.

  3. Mandatory and initiative audit, other types of auditing services.

  4. Preparation and planning of revision. Letter of commitment and audit agreement. Planning of a revision. Risks associated with audit.

  5. Conducting revision. Evidence used by auditors. Drafting audit documentation. Audit selection.

  6. Audit conclusions and types thereof.

  7. Ethics of auditing activities and auditors’ qualification requirements.

  8. Liability of an auditor. Rights, obligations and liability of auditor firms, auditors and companies.

2.

Applied audit

1. Normative basis for auditing accounting sections and work subject to auditing and implementation methodology. Revision of foundation documents, share capital accounting and settlements with founders.

2. Revision of fixed assets, non-tangible assets and long term financial investments; revision of accounting of production stock; revision of production and management expenses accounting.

  1. Revision of cash and monetary instruments. Payments’ audit.

  2. Audit of financial results accounting and use of profit, revision of credits and loans accounting.

  3. Revision of economic subject’s reports.

  4. Internal audit and evaluation thereof.

  5. Financial analysis in auditors’ company.

Requirements to obtain credits:

Scope of the course is expressed in credits. A credit is an accounting unit corresponding to 40 working hours of a student. For the full time studies two credits correspond to 32 contact hours and 48 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 40% to 60%. In part time studies two credits correspond to 20 contact hours and 60 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 25% to 75%.

To obtain two credits a student has to pass a test (40%), take part in seminars (30%) as well as to study independently the relevant literature (30%) on a subject-related topic.

Independent studies: reading the recommended literature sources.

Basic study literature:

  1. Mālderis, Guntis. Grāmatvedība. Audits. Revīzija / Guntis Mālderis. - 2. papild. izd. - Rīga: Turība, 2004. - 128 lpp.: tab., sh.

  2. Starptautiskie revīzijas standarti. – Rīga: Latvijas Zvērinātu revidentu asociācijas Izglītības centrs, 2004. – 874 lpp.

  3. Daņēviča Dagnija. Finansu pārskatu revīzija: starptaut. revīzijas standarti. – Rīga, Turība, 2003. – 124 lpp.

  4. Mālderis G. Grāmatvedība. Audits. Revīzija. – Rīga, Turība, 2002. 125 lpp.

  5. Mālderis G. Revīzija un audits. – Rīga, Turība, 2001, 90 lpp.

  6. Starptautisko revīzijas, apliecinājuma pakalpojumu un ētikas oficiālo paziņojumu rokas grāmata, Latvijas zvērinātu revidentu asociācijas Izglītības centrs, Rīga, 2003. -742 lpp.

  7. D.Daņēviča Finansu pārskatu revīzija. Starptautiskie revīzijas standarti. Rīga, Turība, 2003.

  8. Handbook of International Auditing, Assurance and Ethics pronouncements 2003, International Federation of Accountants, New York, 2003.

  9. Gotthilf, Daniel L. Treasurer's and controller's desk book. - New York: AMACOM, 2001.-723 p.

  10. Hart, Norman The Public Relations Audit: Evaluation Checklists to measure the Impacct of Every Message you send to Costomers, shareholders and the public. - London: Pearson Education, 2000.-121 p.

  11. Alvin A. Arens, Randal I.Elder, Mark S.Beasley Auditing and Assurance Services an integrated approach. - Pearson Edication, 2003.-765 p.

  12. Шеремет, А.Д. Аудит: учебник / А.Д. Шеремет, В.П. Суйц. - 5-е изд., перераб. и доп. - Москва: ИНФРА, 2005, - 448 с. - (Классический университетский учебник).

  13. Mālderis G. Grāmatvedība, audits, revīzija. Rīga: Turība, 2004.-128 lpp.

  14. Хмельницкий, В.А. Ревизия и аудит: учебный комплекс / В.А. Хмельницкий. - Минск: Книжный Дом, 2005. - 480 с.: ил.

Additional literature:

    1. Аудиторский словарь / Под. ред. В.Я. Соколова – Москва: Финансы и статистика, 2003 – 190 с.

    2. Ievads auditā. LU, Rīga, 2000.

    3. Arens A., Elder R., Beasley M. Essentials of Auditing and Assurance Services. An integrated approach. New Jersey, Prentice Hall, 2003.

    4. Dan. M. Guy, D.R.Carmichael Guide to International Standards on Auditing and Related Services 2002, Practitioners Publishing Company, 2001.

    5. Pany K., Whitington R.O. Principles of Auditing and other Assurance Services. Thirteen Edition, Singapore. McGraw, Hill Book, 2001.

    6. Вахрушина, М.А. Учет на предприятиях малого бизнеса: учебное пособие /М.А. Вахрушина, Л.В. Пашкова; под общей ред. М.А. Вахрушиной. - Москва: Вузовский учебник, 2006. - 368 с.

    7. Мерзиликина, Е.М. Аудит: учебник / Е.М. Мерзиликина, Ю.П. Никольская. - 3-е изд., перераб. и доп. - Москва: ИНФРА-М, 2006. - 368 с. - (Высшее образование).

    8. LRMK 1999. gada 5. oktobra noteikumi Nr. 342 “Noteikumi par iekšējo auditu”. “Latvijas Vēstnesis”, 1999., Nr. 331/332.

    9. Šeremet. Audit. M., 2002.

Recommended periodicals:

      1. Grāmatvedība un revīzija. Latvijas Zvērinātu revidentu asociācijas izglītības centra periodisks izdevums

      2. The Economist, UK, periodisks izdevums angļu valodā

      3. "Kapitāls"

      4. "Bilance"

      5. Finance&Development"

      6. Saldo

      7. Latvijas Ekonomists

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Approved

The Programme “European Economics

and Business” director

__________________________

Zhanna Tsaurkubule

“____”_______________2008

The study Programme discipline

Higher mathematics FOR ECONOMISTS

(full-time/part-time)

The professional higher education study programme

“European Economics and Business” (42345)

professional Bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and qualification of economist

Speciality - Economics

RIGA, 2008

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Professional programme of bachelor studies “European Economics and Business”

Course title: Higher mathematics FOR ECONOMISTS

Credit value – 5

Course by: L.Raiz, dr. sc. ing.

Assessment: 1sr semester – differentiated test, 2nd semester - examination

Course aims:

Digestion of mathematical apparatus applied in disciplines of economics and economic literature; digestion of mathematical methods of economic analysis, development of students' intellect.

Course objectives:

  • To develop students' logic and algorithmic thinking.

  • To assimilate basic calculation methods, basic methods of investigating mathematical tasks and calculation.

  • To master knowledge necessary to study fundemental, engineering and special subjects.

  • To extend students' independent mathematical knowledge and skills.

Course description:

No

Subject

1.

Elements of financial mathematics

2.

Determinants

3.

Matrices. Systems of linear equations

4.

Systems of linear inequalities

5.

Functions. Limits

6.

Derivation

7.

Functions study

8.

Vectors, vector spaces

9.

Straight line

10.

Straight line and plane in space

11.

Integral calculus

12.

Multi argument function

13.

Differential equations

Requirements to obtain credits:

Scope of the course is expressed in credits. A credit is an accounting unit corresponding to 40 working hours of a student. For the full time studies five credits correspond to 80 contact hours and 120 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 40% to 60%. In part time studies five credit points correspond to 50 contact hours and 150 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 25% to 75%.

To obtain five credits within a course a student has to pass a differentiated test and examination (40%), take part in seminars (30%) as well as to write two control tests (30%).

Independent studies: reading recommended literature, preparation of home works.

Basic stydy literature:

  1. Labejevs V., Mendelsons V. Augstākā matematika. Lineārā algebra un analitiskā ģeometrija. Rīga, TSI, 2007.- 72 lpp.

  2. Siliņa, Biruta. Rokasgrāmata matemātikā. Elementārā matemātika, augstākā matemātika / Biruta Siliņa, Kārlis Šteiners. - Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2006. - 367 lpp.: sh.

  3. Māris Buiķis. Finanšu matemātika. - Rīga: RSEBAA, 2004. 125 lpp., sh.

  4. Gringlaz L., Kopitovs J. Augstākā matemātika ar datoru lietojuma paraugiem uzdevumu risināšanai. No krievu val. tulk. Buiķis M., Smotrovs J. - Riga: RSEBAA, 2003. 380 lpp.

  5. Steiners K. Augstākā matemātika V. Lekciju konspekts inženierzinātņu un dabaszinātņu studentiem. 20.-23. nodala. - Vairākargumentu. 24.-25. nodaļa. - Lauka teorijas elementi. - Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2000. 130 lpp.

  6. Sydsæter, K. Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis / Knut Sydsæter, Peter Hammond. - Prentice Hall, 2002. – 684 p.

  7. Нарусберг В., Шарапов В., Жуковская Е., Каган-Барский Л. Высшая математика. Часть 1. Элементы линейной алгебры, аналитической геометрии и математического анализа. Курс-конспект лекций и контрольные задания для дистанционного обучения. Рига: БМА, 2007.- 140 с.

  8. Нарусберг В., Шарапов В., Жуковская Е., Каган-Барский Л. Высшая математика. Часть 2. Дифференциальное и интегральное исчисление функции нескольких перемен. Курс-конспект лекций и контрольные задания для дистанционного обучения. Рига: БМА, 2007.- 168 с.

  9. Гринглаз Л. Высшая математика для экономистов: учебное пособие. Часть 1. - Рига: РМВШЭиУ, 2003. 225, [5] с.

  10. Гринглаз Л., Копытов Е. Высшая математика для экономистов: учебное пособие. Часть 2. - Рига: РМВШЭиУ, 2003. 180, [4] c.

  11. Пономарёв В. Высшая математика. Ч.1. Курс конспект. – БРИ, 2005.

  12. Швитра Д.И., Практикум по высшей математике. Рига, БРИ, 2002. 302с.

  13. Четыркин Е.М. Финансовая математика : учеб. по специальностям "Финансы и кредит", "Бухгалт. учет, анализ и аудит" и "Мировая экономика" - 3.изд., испр. - Москва : АН хоз-ва при Правительстве РФ : Дело, 2003. - 396, [1] с. ил., табл.

  14. Грес П.В. Математика для гуманитариев : учебное пособие. - Москва: Логос, 2003. - 120 с.

  15. Красс М.С., Чупрынов Б.П. Математика для экономистов: учебное пособие - Санкт - Петербург: Питер, 2004. - 464 с.: ил. - (Учебное пособие).

  16. Хазанова, Л.Э. Математические методы в экономике: учебное пособие / Л.Э. Хазанова. - 3-е изд., стереотип. - Москва: Волтерс Клувер, 2005. - 144 с.: ил. - (Библиотека студента).

Additional literature:

  1. Matemātikas uzdevumi augstskolu reflektantiem. / Red. Siliņa B.- Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1998.- 192. lpp.

  2. Uzdevumu krājums matemātika ekonomistiem.- R.: Zvaigzne ABC, 1997.- 168 lpp. Автор: Revina I., Gulbe M., Pelna M. u.c.

  3. Matemātika. Definīcijas, formulas, aprēķinu algoritmi.- R.: Zvaigzne ABC, 1997.- 288 lpp. Автор: Buiķis M., Silina B.

  4. Augstākā matemātika II. 3. Analītiskā ģeometrija. 4. Lineārās telpas. 5. Lineārās transformācijas / K. Steiners, B. Siliņa. - Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1998. - 115 lpp. Автор: Steiners, K.

  5. Augstākā matemātika III. 6.Viena argumenta funkcija. 7.Funkcijas robeža. 8.Funkcijas atvasinājums. 9.Atvasinājuma lietojumi. 10. Vairākargumentu funkcija. 11.Diferenciālģeometrijas elementi / K. Steiners, B.Siliņa.- R.: Zvaigzne ABC,1998.-192 lpp. Автор: Steiners, K.

  6. Н.Кремер, Б.Путко, И.Тришин, М.Фридман. Высшая математика для экономистов : Учебное пособие для вузов / -2-е изд., пререраб.и доп.-М.: Банки и биржи, ЮНИТИ, 2000. 471с.

  7. Математика в экономике: Учебно-методическое пособие для вузов/Под ред. Н.Кремера; ВЗФЭИ.-М.:Финстатинформ,1999.-94с.

  8. Высшая математика для экономистов : Учебное пособие.-2-е изд., перераб.и доп.-Рига,1998.-389с. Автор: Гринглаз Л.

  9. Математика для экономических специальностей : Учебник.-М.:ИНФРА-М,1999.-464с.-(Сер."Высшее образование"). Автор: Красс М.

  10. Математика в экономике: Учебник.В 2-х частях.- М.: Финансы и статистика, 2000. Часть 1. - 224с.: ил. Автор: Солодовников А.С., Бабайцев В.А., Браилов А.В.

  11. Математика в экономике: Учебник.В 2-х частях.- М.: Финансы и статистика, 1999. Часть 2. - 376с.: ил. Автор: Солодовников А.С., Бабайцев В.А., Браилов А.В., Шандра И.Г. УДК: 330+51.

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Approved

The Programme “European Economics

and Business” director

__________________________

Zhanna Tsaurkubule

“____”_______________2008

The study Programme discipline

BANKS AND MONETARY SYSTEMS

(full-time/part-time)

The professional higher education study programme

“European Economics and Business” (42345)

professional Bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and qualification of economist

Speciality - Economics

RIGA, 2008

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Professional programme of bachelor studies “European Economics and Business”

Course title: BANKS AND MONETARY SYSTEMS

Credit value – 2

Course by: S. Chartishvily, dr. oec.

Assessment: examination

Course aims:

To ensure students with theoretical basics of monetary, banking and credit policy, extend students' knowledge on banking system operating in Latvia.

Course objectives:

  • To introduce students to to views of different scholars and schools in the field of monetary, banking and credit policies.

  • To give insight in the following concepts: financial system, money, interest rate, financial institutions, central banking work and monetary policy.

  • To clarify present monetary and credit policy, problems of its formation and application thereof.

Course description:

No

Subject

1.

Monetary systems

2.

Latvian banking system, functions and tasks of the Central bank

3.

Characterisation of commercial banks activity

4.

Passive operations of commercial banks

5.

Active operations of commercial banks

6.

Profit and liquidity of commercial banks

7.

Banking risks management

Requirements to obtain credit points:

Scope of the course is expressed in credits. A credit is an accounting unit corresponding to 40 working hours of a student. For the full time studies two credits correspond to 32 contact hours and 48 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 40% to 60%. In part time studies two credits correspond to 20 contact hours and 60 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 25% to 75%.

To obtain two credits a student has to pass an examination (40%), take part in seminars (30%) as well as to write a course paper (30%) on a subject-related topic.

Independent studies: reading recommended literature sources, preparation of a home work.

Basic study literature:

    1. Monetārie apskati, Latvijas Banka.

    2. Latvijas Komercbanku Asociācijas materiāli.

    3. Latvijas bankas normatīvie dokumenti.

    4. Vaidere, Inese. Banku sistēmas attīstība Latvijā 1987 - 1997 / Inese Vaidere. Rīga: LU Akadēmiskais apgāds, 2006. - 104 lpp.

    5. Saksonova, Svetlana. Banku darbība / Svetlana Saksonova; red. L. Vjatere. - Rīga: Latvijas Komercbanku asociācijas, 2006. - 197 lpp.

    6. Kudinska, Marina. Komercbanku riski un to atbilstība pašu kapitālam: monografija / Marina Kudinska. - Rīga: Datorzinību centrs, 2005. - 296 lpp.

    7. Saksonova S. Latvijas komercbanku aktīvi – attīstība, struktūras pārvaldības iespējas – Rīga: 2003.

    8. Zvirbule D., Žagare J. Banku grāmatvedības pamati – Rīga: 2003.

    9. Rupeika-Apoga R. Valūtas tirgus un valūtas darījumi – Rīga: 2003.

    10. Walsh, C.E., Monetary Theory and Policy. The MIT Press, Cambridge, 2003.

    11. Mishkin F.S. The Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets- 6th edition, Addison- Wesley: 2001.

    12. Решина Г. Банки и денежное обращение. Курс-конспект лекций и контрольные задания. Рига: БМA, 2006.- 102 с.

    13. Деньги, кредит, банки: учебник / под ред. О.И. Лаврушина. - 3-е изд., перераб. и доп. - Москва: Кнорус, 2005. - 560 с. - (Финансовая академия при Правительстве РФ).

    14. Петров, А.Ю. Комплексный анализ финансовой деятельности банка / А.Ю. Петров, В.И. Петрова. - Москва: Финансы и статистика, 2007. - 551 с.

    15. Хабаров, В.И. Коммерческие банки. Стратегии институционально-сетевого развития / В.И. Хабаров. - Москва: Маркет DS, 2004. - 206 с. - (Академическая серия).

Additional literature:

        1. Torgāns K. Norēķinu tiesiskais regulējums – Rīga: 2004.

        2. Zubkova J. Procentu likmju termiņstruktūra Latvijā monetārās politikas kontekstā – Rīga: 2003.

        3. Banking and monetary policy in Eastern Europe: the first ten years – Basingstore: 2002.

  1. Financial sector policy for developing countries – Washington: 2002.

  2. Banking and monetary policy in Eastern Europe: the first ten years. Basingstore. 2002. 225 p.

  3. Financial sector policy for developing countries. Washington. 2002. 250 p.

  4. Lawrence S. Ritter, William L. Silber, Gregory F. Udell Principles of Money, Banking & Financial Markets, 1999.

  5. Решина Г.А. Деньги и денежное обращение (вопросы теории и практики): Учебное пособие. Рига, БРИ, 1998.-226с.

  6. Ширинская Е. Операции коммерческих банков и зарубежный опыт. – Москва: Финансы и статистика, 1997.

  7. Жуков. Деньги, банковское дело. – Москва: Финансы и статистика, 1997.

  8. Решина Г.А. Бюджет и бюджетная деятельность в Латвийской Республике. Рига, БРИ, 2000.-207с.

Recommended periodicals:

● LB monetārie biļeteni

● http://www.bank.lv

● http://fktk.lv

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Approved

The Programme “European Economics

and Business” director

__________________________

Zhanna Tsaurkubule

“____”_______________2008

The study Programme discipline

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

(full-time/part-time)

The professional higher education study programme

“European Economics and Business” (42345)

professional Bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and qualification of economist

Speciality - Economics

RIGA, 2008

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Professional programme of bachelor studies “European Economics and Business”

Course title: BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

Credit value – 1

Course by: P. Tjurin, dr. psyh.

Assessment: differentiated test

Course aims:

To get acquainted with aspects of business communications, level and its peculiarities.

Course objectives:

  • To give insight in theoretical specifity of business communication and its practical application in entrepreneurship.

  • To introduce students to effects of psychical regularities of conflict situations and resolution methods thereof.

  • To increase participant’s professionalism in pedagogic and interpersonal communications, develop ability of effective interrelations with surrounding individuals and building active social position.

Course description:

No

Subject

1.

Components, levels and peculiarities of business communication.

2.

Verbal and non-verbal communication.

3.

Public speech: types of preparation and speech.

4.

Using technology of negotiations in business parley.

5.

Characteristics of communication tension phenomenon.

6.

Resolution of conflicts. Methods and instruments.

Requirements to obtain credit points:

Scope of the course is stated in credits. A credit is an accounting unit corresponding to 40 working hours of students. For the full time studies two credits correspond to 32 contact hours and 48 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 40% to 60%. In regard of part time studies two credits correspond to 20 contact hours and 60 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 25% to 75%.

To obtain two credits a student has to pass an examination (40%), take part in seminars (30%) as well as reading of recommended literature (30%) on a subject-related topic.

Independent studies: reading literature on a subject-related topic.

Basic study literature:

        1. Veics, Voldemārs. Uzvedības kultūra saskarsmē. 3. daļa / Voldemārs Veics. - Rīga: RaKa, 2005. - 134 lpp.

        2. Egidess, Arkādijs. Saskarsmes labirinti. Kā iemācīties sadzīvot ar cilvēkiem / Arkādijs Egidess; no krievu val. tulk. Ilmārs Briška. - Rīga: JUMAVA, 2006. - 405, [1] lpp.

        3. Fosters, Dīns. Lietišķā etiķete Eiropā / Dīns Fosters; no angļu val. tulk. Jānis Markots; red. Leo Skulte. - Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2005. - 400 lpp.

        4. Psiholoģija. Izturēšanas un tas kontekts. 3. daļa.- motivācija un emocijas, attīstības psiholoģija, sociālā psiholoģija, veselības psiholoģija, personība./ No angļu val. tulk. I.Kalnciema.- R.: RaKa, 2001.- 220 lpp.

        5. Garleja R., Vidnere M. Psiholoģijas un sociālās uzvedības aspekti ekonomikā. R.: Raka, 2000.

        6. Pļaviniece M.: Škuškovnika D. Sociālā psiholoģija. R.: Raka, 2002.

        7. Reņģe V. Sociālā psiholoģija. R: Zvaigzne, 2002.

        8. Thill, J.V. Excellence in Business Communication / John V. Thill, Courtland L. Bovée – 5th ed. - Prentice Hall, 2002. – 112 p.

        9. Гутброд, Ганс. Профессиональное деловое общение / Ганс Гутброд; пер. с англ. И.В. Козырь. - Москва: Волтерс Клувер, 2007. - 136 с.

        10. Сурин Н.А. Имиджелогия. Рига, БРИ, 2001.- 192с.

        11. Сурин Н.А. Мультикультурные коммуникации. Теория и практика: Курс лекций. Рига, БРИ, 1999.-339с.

Additional literature:

1. Omarova S. Cilvēks dzīvo grupā. Sociālā psiholoģija. Rīga, 2001.

2. Vorobjovs A. Sociālā psiholoģija. Teorētiskie pamati: eksper. māc. līdz. / Aleksejs Vorobjovs. - Rīga: Izglītības soļi, 2002. - 340 lpp.

3. Reņģe V. Psiholoģija. Personības psiholoģiskās teorijas. R: Zvaigzne ABC, 1999.

4. Karpova A. Personība. Teorijas un to radītāji. Rīga, 1998.

5. Renģe V. Organizāciju psiholoģija. Rīga, Kamene, 1999.

6. Atkinson, T.D. International Business Communications / Toby D. Atkinson. – 2nd ed. – Merriam-Webster Inc., 1996. – 412 p.

7. Тюрин П.Т. Поведенческие альтернативы в условиях нормативных и ситуативных требований. – В сборнике научных трудов «Актуальные проблемы психологии: теория и практика», т.1, Рига, изд. Высшей школы психологии, 2001.

8. Битянова М. Социальная психология. – М., 2001.

9. Karnegi D. Kā iegūt draugus un iepatikties cilvēkiem. R., 1990.

10. Karnegi D. Kā attīstīt pašapziņu un ietekmēt cilvēku publiskas runas. R., 1992.

11. Фишер Р., Юри У. Путь к согласию, или переговоры без поражения. М., 1990.

12. Хьюсман Р., Хэтфилд Д. Фактор справедливости или «и это после всего, что я для тебя сделал...». М., 1992.

Web-resources:

● proects/list/4

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Approved

The Programme “European Economics

and Business” director

__________________________

Zhanna Tsaurkubule

“____”_______________2008

The study Programme discipline

Business foreign language

(full-time/part-time)

The professional higher education study programme

“European Economics and Business” (42345)

professional Bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and qualification of economist

Speciality - Economics

RIGA, 2008

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Professional programme of bachelor studies “European Economics and Business”

Course title: Business foreign language

(English, German)

Credit value – 7

Course by: L. Goncharova, mg.phil., S.Jashkina, mg.paed

Assessment: a differentiated test/an examination.

Course aims:

  • to develop and perfect skills necessary to use the foreign language effectively with both study and professional purposes;

  • to develop and improve awareness of general language.

Course objectives:

  • To develop main language skills (language, listening, vocabulary in use etc.);

  • to learn and extend professional terminological thesaurus;

  • to assist students to apply skills of individual language learning and knowledge strategy.

Course summary:

The study course develops reading skills, ensures skills to use professional terminology in the related context, enables practical skills to translate terms and definitions from the foreign language into mother tongue and vice versa; reference material application; keeping professional contacts and implementing professional studies.

Course description:

No

Subject

1.

Business specializations and carreer opportunities. People in business. Customers.

2.

History, structure and activities of companies.

3.

New ideas and progress in business

4.

Personnel and its management. Recruitment.

5.

Business communication. Corporative entertainment.

6.

Demand and choice. Marketing.

7.

Planning

8.

Market and monopolies.

9.

Conflicts in business. Cross cultural communication. International business styles.

10.

Development of new business. Solving problems.

11.

Production, producing and advertising.

12.

Banks, money, finances

13.

Wholesale trade. Retail trade. Franchising.

14.

Business and environment

15.

Stock exchange work

16.

Import and export

17.

Resources and sources of business information

18.

Corporate bodies, sites and incomes.

19.

Business trips

20.

Competitiveness

Requirements to obtain credit points:

● To obtain credit points students have to pass a test or exam (30% from the total assessment).

● To fulfill all practical tasks and home works (20% from the total assessment).

● To pass 4 progress tests (20%).


Basic study literature:

        1. English Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy. - Cambridge University Press, 2006.

        2. Trappe Tonya, Tullis Graham. Intelligent Business; Longman, 2005.

        3. Mascull Bill. Business Vocabulary in Use; Cambridge University Press, 2003.

        4. David Cotton, David Falvey, Simon Kent. Market Leader. Pre-intermediate Business English. Longman, Pearson Education, Ltd., 2002.

        5. Grammar is easy. Riga, Zvaigzne ABC, 2001.

        6. Sue Robbins. First Insights into Business. Longman, Pearson Education, Ltd., 2000.

        7. Graham Tullis, Tonya Trappe. New Insights into Business. Longman, Pearson Education, Ltd., 2000.

Additional literature:

1. J.H.Adam. Longman Concise Dictionary of Business English. Longman York Press, 2003.

2. English Dictionary for Advanced Learners, International student Edition, Macmillan, 2002.

3. Oxford Dictionary of Business English, Oxford University Press.

4. Mackenzie Ian. Financial English; LTP Business, 1999.

The recommended periodicals:

● The Financial Times

● The Economist

● EBSCO funds at BIA library

Web-sites:

www.letonika.lv

● .

● .

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Approved

The Programme “European Economics

and Business” director

__________________________

Zhanna Tsaurkubule

“____”_______________2008

The study Programme discipline

Business in EUROPE

(full-time/part-time)

The professional higher education study programme

“European Economics and Business” (42345)

professional Bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and qualification of economist

Speciality - Economics

RIGA, 2008

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Professional programme of bachelor studies “European Economics and Business”

Course title: BUSINESS IN EUROPE

Credit value – 2

Course by: V. Morokhin, dr. oec.

Assessment: examination

Course aims:

Acquainting students with peculiarities of European business, international entrepreneurship and teaching skills necessary for conclusion of international contracts.

Course objectives:

● to overview the role of external environment in business system;

● to get acquainted with peculiarities of international business in Europe, opportunities and problems thereof;

● to overview types of international business and mastering selected types;

● to overview the role and place of international projects and contracts in business;

● to make activities related to conclusion and review of international contracts, mastering several techniques thereof;

● to give insight about the role of government and the EU in facilitation of international business.

Course description:

No

Subject

1.

Business and environment

2.

The EU politics and business.

3.

Business in the EU countries.

4.

Peculiarities and restrictions of business environment in Europe.

5.

Latvian business after entry in the EU.

6.

International business in Europe.

7.

Business schools in Europe.

Requirements to obtain credit points:

Scope of the course is stated in credits. A credit is an accounting unit corresponding to 40 students working hours. For the full time studies two credits correspond to 32 contact hours and 48 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 40% to 60%. In regard of part time studies two credits correspond to 20 contact hours and 60 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 25% to 75%.

To obtain two credits a student has to pass a test (40%), take part in seminars (30%) as well as to study independently the relevant literature (30%) on a subject-related topic.

Independent studies: reading relevant literature sources; preparing and writing reports or a course paper.

Basic study literature:

1. Ball, Donald A International Business. The Challenge of Global Competition / Donald A. Ball, Wendell H. McCulloch, Paul L. Frantz, J. Michael Geringer, Michael S. Minor. - 10th ed. - McGraw-Hill, 2006. - 693, [72] p.

2. Johnson, D. European Business / Debera Johnson, Colin Turner. - 2nd ed. - Routletge, 2006. - 456, [24] p.

3. McCormick John. The European Superpower / John McCormick. - Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. - 212 pp.

4. Kas Latvijas uzņēmējam jāzina par Eiropas Savienību? / Eiropas Kustība Latvijā ; Artis Birzins ... [u.c.] ; sast. Tatjana Volkova. - Rīga : Apg. "Rasa ABC", 2002. - 238, [2] lpp.

5. Kodoliņa-Miglāne, Ieva. Latvijas nodokļi pēc iestāšanās Eiropas savienībā: mācību līdzeklis / Ieva Kodoliņa-Miglāne. - Rīga: Turība, 2005. - 103 lpp. - (Uzņēmējdarbības bibliotēka).

6. Гриффин, Р. Международный бизнес: учебник / Р. Гриффин, М. Пастей; под ред. А.Г. Медведева. - 4-е изд; пер. с англ. Н.Г. Яцюк. - Санкт-Петербург: Питер, 2006. - 1088 с.: ил. - (Классика МВА).

7. Инкотермс 2000. Официальный перевод. Вступили в силу с 1 января 2000 года. Из публикации МТП № 560.- СПб.: МТП, 2001.- 80с.

8. Мировая экономика и международный бизнес: учебник / под общей ред. В.В. Полякова, Р.К. Щенина. - Москва: КНОРУС, 2005. - 656 с.

9. Johnson, D. European Business / Debera Johnson, Colin Turner. - 2nd ed. - Routletge, 2006. - 456, [24] p.

10. Морохин В. Европейский бизнес. Курс-конспект лекций и контрольные задания для студентов очного, заочного и дистанционного обучения. Рига: БМА, 2008.- 145 с.

Additional literature:

  1. Rugman, A.M. International Business / Alan M. Rugman, Richard M. Hodgetts. – 3rd ed. - Prentice Hall, 2003. – 628 p. + CD

  2. Morohins, Viktors. Eiropas Savienība: institūcijas, ekonomika un politika. Lekciju kursa konspekts un eksaminācijas uzdevumi klātienes, neklātienes apmacības formai un tālmācībai. – Rīga: BSA, 2007. – 192 lpp.

  3. Белланже, Лионель. Переговоры / Лионель Белланже; пер. с фр. И.В. Андреевой. - 5-е изд. - Санкт-Петербург: Нева, 2002. – 122 с.

  4. Круминьш, Н. Логистика в Восточной Европе: справочник / Н.Круминьш, К. Витолиньш. - Рига: Petrovskis un Ko, 2007. - 191 с.

  5. Самое главное о переговорах: учебник / Р. Левицкий, Д. Сондерс, Б. Барри, Д. Минтон. - Москва: Форум, 2006. - 320 с.

  6. Малый бизнес. Организация, экономика, управление: учебное пособие / под общей ред. В.Я. Горфинкеля, В.А. Швандара. - 3-е изд., перераб. и доп. - Москва: ЮНИТИ, 2007. - 495 с.

  7. Морохин В. Международная предпринимательская деятельность. Курс-конспект лекций и контрольные задания для студентов заочного и дистанционного обучения. Рига: БРИ, 2006.- 139 с.

  8. Спинелли-мл., Стивен Франчайзинг - путь к богатству / Стивен Спинелли-мл., Роберт Розенберг, Сью Берли; пер. с англ. Н.Ю. Скачек, Н.Г. Яцюк. - Москва: Вильямс, 2007. - 384 с.: ил.

  9. Стеценко И. Управление внешнеэкономической деятельностью предприятия. Курс-конспект лекций и контрольные задания. Рига: БРИ, 2005. – 83с.

  10. Прескотт, Джон Е. Конкурентная разведка: уроки из окопов / Джон Е. Прескотт, Стивен Х. Миллер; пер. с англ. А. Лисовского; под общей ред. А. Куницына: Альпина, 2004. - 336 с.

  11. Трамп, Дональд Дж. Искусство заключать сделки / Дональд Дж. Трамп; пер. с англ. Н. Зарахович; ред. А. Васильев. - Москва: Альпина Бизнес Букс, 2005. – 282 с.

Web-sites:

Latvijā :

  • http://www.esia.gov.lv/

  • http://www.em.gov.lv/

  • http://www.eiropainfo.lv/

  • http://www.liaa.gov.lv/lat/

  • http://www.esfondi.lv/

  • novation.lv/

Ārvalstis:

  • Eiropas Savienības portāls: t/

  • Eiropas Komisija: t/comm/

  • Ekonomikas un sociālo lietu komiteja: t/

  • Reģionu komiteja: t/

  • Eiropas Centrālā Banka: t/

  • ES ziņu portāls: /

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Approved

The Programme “European Economics

and Business” director

__________________________

Zhanna Tsaurkubule

“____”_______________2008

The study Programme discipline

LABOUR PROTECTION AND

CIVIL DEFENCE

(full-time/part-time)

The professional higher education study programme

“European Economics and Business” (42345)

professional Bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and qualification of economist

Speciality - Economics

RIGA, 2008

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Professional programme of bachelor studies “European Economics and Business”

Course title: LABOUR PROTECTION AND CIVIL DEFENCE

Credit value – 2

Course by: L. Umarova, mag.paed.

Assessment: differentiated test

Course aims:

To provide students with sound knowledge on features of ambient environment, human survival abilities including peculiarities of human field of activities, knowledge on potential health and life hazards, prevention of the mentioned hazards and adequate reaction in case of hazardous and dangerous events.

Course objectives:

  • To introduce students to the LR legislation in civil protection.

  • To introduce students to the LR legislation in labour protection.

  • To provide with recommendations in life extreme circumstances, including force majeur, how to protect life and health.

  • To provide knowledge on necessary assistance to other people and first aid methodology to casualties.

Course description:

No

Subject

1.

Classification of basic types of human action

2.

Hazards of techno sphere and impact on human and its habitat, comfort supply

3.

Methods of protection and remedies against hazards posed by technical systems and technological processes

4.

Technogenical impact on nature, environment protection and eco-bio protection technique

5.

Human safety in social environment

6.

Emergency situations in state of peace and peculiarities thereof in state of war

7.

Human protection in emergency situations

8.

Legal basis for labour protection

Requirements to obtain credit points:

Scope of the course is stated in credits. A credit is an accounting unit corresponding to 40 students working hours. For the full time studies two credits correspond to 32 contact hours and 48 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 40% to 60%. In regard of part time studies two credits correspond to 20 contact hours and 60 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 25% to 75%.

To obtain two credits a student has to pass a differentiated test (40%), take part in seminars (30%) as well as to study recommended literature (30%) on a subject-related topic.

Independant studies: studying relevant literature.

Basic study literature:

  1. LR likums “Par civilo aizsardzību”. Rīga, 05.10.2006.

  2. LR likums “Par vides aizsardzību”. Rīga, 15.11.2006.

  3. Darba aizsardzības likums, 20.06.2001.

  4. MK noteikumi "Par apmācību darba aizsardzības jautājumos" № 323. 17.06.2003..

  5. MK noteikumi "Darba aizsardzības prasības, strādājot ar displeju" № 343. 06.08.2002.

  6. MK noteikumi "Kārtība, kādā nodrošināma izglītojamo drošība izglītības iestādēs un to organizētajos pasākumos" № 492. 20.11.2001.

  7. R. Ozoliņš. Civila un darba aizsardzība. SIA Baltijas drošības skola. 2004.

  8. Darba aizsardzības likums 20.06.2001 Latvijas vēstnesis, 06.07.2001.

  9. Darba aizsardzības prasības darba vietās 19.03.2002 Latvijas vēstnesis, 20.03.2002 Nr. 125.

  10. Brigers I. Darba aizsardzība: lekciju komplekts/ Rīga: RTU, 2001 - 2002.

  11. Beder, Sharon. Selling the work ethic: from puritan pulpit to corporate PR/ London, New York: Zed Books, 2000. VIII. - 292 p.

  12. Encyclopedia of occupational health and safe tv/ ed. - in chief J. M. Stellmann. - Geneva: International Labour Office, 1998. 4 vol.

  13. Darba aizsardzība un darba attiecības: LR normatīvo dokumentu krāj. - 2 d. - Rīga: darba medicīna, 2002.

  14. Darba drošības un darbinieku veselības aizsardzības sistēma uzņēmumā: normatīvie akti, skaidrojumi, instrukciju paraugi, uzziņas. Rīga: KIF Biznesa komplekss. 2002. - 127 Ipp.

  15. Darba aizsardzības prasības drošības zīmju lietošanā 03.09.2002 Latvijas Vēstnesis, 06.09.2002 Nr. 400.

  16. Darba aizsardzības prasības, lietojot individuālos aizsardzības līdzekļus 20.08.2002 Latvijas Vēstnesis, 23.08.2002 Nr. 372.

  17. Darba aizsardzības prasības, saskaroties ar ķīmiskajām vielām darba vietās 03.09.2002 06.09. Latvijas Vēstnesis, 2002 Nr 399.

  18. Darba aizsardzības prasības, strādājot ar displeju 06.08.2002 Latvijas Vēstnesis, 09.08.2002 Nr. 343.

  19. Epizootiju uzliesmojuma likvidēšanas un draudu novēršanas kārtība 19.03.2002 Latvijas Vēstnesis, 26.03.2002 Nr. 127.

  20. Bīstamās iekārtas, vielas un kravas: LR normatīvie akti ar grozījumiem un papildinājumiem, kas izstrādāti līdz 2000. g. 1. dec. Rīga: KIF Biznesa komplekss. 2001.-307 Ipp.

  21. Darba aizsardzība. Spānijas Nacionālais darba drošības un higiēnas institūts. 2002. – 288 lpp.

  22. Jemeļjanovs A., Jemeļjanovs O., Pālītis Ē. Civilā aizsardzība. Rūpniecisku avāriju risku novērtēšanas kārtība un to pazemināšanas pasākumi: Mācību līdzeklis. Rīga.: RTU īzdevniecība, 2004. – 103 lpp.

  23. Mūsu pasaules izredze: pārspīlētā ekoloģija, izsīkstošā atomenerģija, kosmosa filosofija, naftas krīze / Sastādītājs un redaktors Arnis Terzens. Rīga.: Arte, 2006.

Additional literature:

    1. Darba aizsardzība, ugunsdrošība un darba vide: Normatīvo aktu un dokumentu krājums burtnīcās un sējumos, Rīga: Lanateks, 1998.

    2. Darba aizsardzība / red. Kaufmanis A. Rīga: Lanateks, 1998.

    3. Darba vides riska faktori un strādājošo veselības aizsardzība: raksturlielumi, ietekme uz organismu, aizsardzība, profilakse, normatīvi, mērīšanas metodes, riska faktori un arodveselība atsevišķās nozarēs/V. Kaļķa un Ž. Rojas red., LU u.c./ Rīga: Elpa, 2001. - 500 Ipp.

    4. Informatīvi skaidrojošs materiāls par drošības zīmju lietošanu darba vietās. Rīga: VSAA, 2000. - Jelgava, 12 Ipp.

    5. Kaļķis V. Riska faktori darba vidē: raksturlielumi, iedarbība uz organismu, normēšana, aizsardzība, profilakse: rokasgrāmata/ Riga: Elpa, 2001. - 49 Ipp.

    6. Par darba aizsardzību. Rīga: KIF Biznesa komplekss, 2001. - 200 Ipp.

    7. Pirmā palīdzība. No angļu valodas tulkojis prof. M.Baltiņš. Rīga, Apgāds Zvaigzne ABC, 2003.g.

Web-sites:

● www.webct.lanet.lv

● www.piapa.lv

● www.vugd.gov.lv

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Approved

The Programme “European Economics

and Business” director

__________________________

Zhanna Tsaurkubule

“____”_______________2008

The study Programme discipline

Computer technologIES in Economics

(full-time/part-time)

The professional higher education study programme

“European Economics and Business” (42345)

professional Bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and qualification of economist

Speciality - Economics

RIGA, 2008

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Professional programme of bachelor studies “European Economics and Business”

Course title: Computer technologIES in Economics

Credit value – 2

Course by: A. Mite, mg. sc. pol., J.Zhukovska, g.

Assessment: examination

Course aims:

To learn how to use popular information systems, deeply master and learn to use Microsoft Office in the professional level.

Course objectives:

● To acquire skills in creation and using data base.

● To acquire simple canculations, diagram making, statistical data in MS Excel 2000 and STATISTIKA environment.

● To acquire skills in using the system MS Access data base management.

Course description:

No

Subject

1.

Electronic tables in MS Excel

2.

Statistical data processing in MS Excel 2000 environment

3.

Statistical data processing in STATISTIKA environment

4.

Data base management system MS Access

5.

Optimisation packages

Requirements to obtain credit points:

Scope of the course is stated in credits. A credit is an accounting unit corresponding to 40 students working hours. For the full time studies three credits correspond to 48 contact hours and 72 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 40% to 60%. In regard of part time studies three credits correspond to 30 contact hours and 90 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 25% to 75%.

To obtain three credits a student has to pass an examination (40%), take part in seminars (30%) as well as to write a course paper (30%) on a subject-related topic.

Independent studies: studying relevant literature, preparation of independent works.

Basic study literature:

    1. Simonovičs, S.V. Datorgrafika / S.V. Simonovičs, G.A. Jevsejevs, A.G. Aleksejevs. - Rīga: Kamene, 2005. - 143 lpp.

    2. Frolova, Ludmila. Matemātiskā modelēšana ekonomikā un menedžmentā. Teorija un prakse / Ludmila Frolova. - otrais izd., papild. un pārstrādāts. - Rīga: SIA Izglītības soļi, 2005. - 438 lpp.

    3. Dukulis I. Apgūsim jauno Excel!: Microsoft Office Excel 2003. – Rīga: Turība, 2007., 173 lpp.

    4. Datormācība ekonomistiem: mācību līdzeklis/ V. Jansons, K. Kozlovskis, A. Fiļipovs.- Rīga: RTU. 1.grāmata. - 2004. - 124 lpp.

    5. Datormācība ekonomistiem: mācību līdzeklis/ atb.red. V. Jansons; - Rīga: RTU. 2.grāmata. - 2004. - 118 lpp.

    6. Kņazevs V. Datortehnoloģijas ekonomikā: māc. līdz./ V.Kņazevs, G.Gromovs - Rīga: EKA, 2003. - 94 lpp.

    7. Beattie Rob. Computer Handbook, the Windows Vista./ Anglija. Dorling Kindersley. 2007., 512 lpp.

    8. Tarrant Jon. Understanding Digital Cameras./ Focal Press. 2007., 347 lpp.

    9. Powel Matt. Brilliant Computer Bacics./ ASV. Prentice Hall. – 2006., 258 lpp.

    10. Johnson Steve. Brilliant Microsoft Windows XP./ ASV. Prentice Hall. 2004., 478 lpp.

    11. J. Zommers. Datorizēta projekta vadīšana. Mācību līdzeklis. - Rīga: Biznesa augstskola Turība, 2000.- 116 lpp.

    12. Microsoft Word 2000: Mācību līdzeklis. - Sast. I. Dukulis. - Jelgava, 2001. - 112 lpp.

    13. Kalve, Ieva. Dokumentu datorizēta sagatavošana: mācību līdzeklis / I. Kalve, J. Augucēvičs. - Rīga: Biznesa augstskola Turība, 2002. - 76 lpp.

    14. Князев В.М. Компьютерные технологии в экономике: учеб. пособие/ В.М.Князев, Э.В.Зиновьев. - Рига: Высшая школа экономики и культуры, 2003. - 128 с.

    15. А. Дубина и др. Excel для экономистов и менеджеров. Питер, Москва-Санкт Петербург, 2004., 294.стр.

    16. Сергей Березин, Игорь Шапошников. Ваш выход в Интернет. Секреты эффективной и безопасной работы. Санкт – Петербург, 2004., BHV-Пербург , 590 стр.

    17. В.Пасько. Эффективная работа в Интернете. Москва - Санкт-Петербург, BHV -издательство ПИТЕР, 2003., 543 стр.

Additional literature:

      1. Datortīkli un interneta pakalpojumu izmantošana. - red. V. Vēzis. - Rīga: mācību grāmata, 2000. - 117 lpp.

      2. Microsoft PowerPoint 2000: Mācību līdzeklis. - Sast. I. Dukulis. - Jelgava, 2000. - 88 lpp.

      3. Murāne, I. Pāvilsone. Microsoft Word 2000 no A līdz Z. – Rīga: Datorzinību Centrs, 2000.

      4. Ķiņķere, S. Narņicka. Microsoft Excel 2000 no A līdz Z. – Rīga: Datorzinību Centrs, 2000.

      5. Бакаревич Ю. Б., Пушкина Н. В. MS Access 2000 за 30 занятий. – СПб.: БХВ – Санкт-Петербург, 2000.

      6. Dukulis I., Gultniece I., Ivane A., Kuriloviča L., Vēzis V., Žodziņa A. Teksta redaktors Microsoft Word // Datorzinību pamati. - R.: Mācību grāmata, 2000. - 256 lpp.

      7. Dukulis I., Gultniece I., Ivane A., Kuriloviča L., Vēzis V., Žodziņa A. Elektroniskās tabulas Microsoft Excel // Datorzinību pamati. - R.: Mācību grāmata, 2000. - 160lpp.

      8. V. Žemaitis, A. Jurēnoks. Microsoft Office 2000. – Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2001.

      9. Access 2000. No A līdz Z. – Rīga: datorzinību centrs, 2001.

      10. Дж. Куртер, А. Маркви. Microsoft Office 2000: учебный курс. – СПб: Питер, 2001.

      11. Aizpuriete V. Microsoft Excel profesionālai izglītībai. - Rīga: Mācību grāmata, 2002. - 252 lpp.

Recommended periodicals:

  • e-Pasaule

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HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Approved

The Programme “European Economics

and Business” director

__________________________

Zhanna Tsaurkubule

“____”_______________2008

The study Programme discipline

METHODOLOGY OF GRADUATION PAPER

PREPARATION AND DEFENCE

(full-time/part-time)

The professional higher education study programme

“European Economics and Business” (42345)

professional Bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and qualification of economist

Speciality - Economics

RIGA, 2008

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Professional programme of bachelor studies “European Economics and Business”

Course title: METHODOLOGY OF GRADUATION PAPER PREPARATION AND DEFENCE

Course by: V. Nikiforov, hab. fil. dr., professor

Course aim:

To help student in preparation and defence of the graduation paper.

Course objectives:

● to extend stidents; knowledge in theory and methods of the scientific and study work.

● To get acquainted with structure of bachelor paper and plan implemention the paper.

● To give insight in specifity of communication in higher schools and basics of scientific work.

Course description:

No

Subject

1.

Structure of bachelor paper. Planning work. Process of bachelor paper implementation.

2.

Concept of scientific research. Issue on importance of bachelor paper's theme. Setting hypothesis.

3.

Paper's aims, objectives and methods.

4.

Work on theoretical part. Compilation of material. Peculiarities of the scientific text.

5.

Information sources. Work with resources and writing the text. Quoting.

6.

Approbation of scientific research results at seminars and conferences.

7.

Theses and annotation. Bibliography.

8.

Completion and preparation for defence.

Participating in pre-defence students approve their bachelor papers that gives a possibility to identify deficiencies. In result, the bachelor paper has been worked out and prepared for defence.

Students' independent work: reading literature.

Basic study literature:

    1. Gorsāne I. Studentu pētniecisko darbu struktūra un noformēšana.- R.: BKI, 2005.

    2. Ņikiforovs V. Diplomdarbu izstrādes metodika, noformēšanas noteikumi un aizstāvēšanas kārtība Baltijas Krievu institūtā. Otrais izdevums izlabots un papildināts. Rīga: BKI, 2005. – 36. lpp.

    3. Никифоров В. Е. Требования и рекомендации по подготовке дипломных работ: Методика написания, правила оформления и порядок защиты. Издание 2-е, испр. и доп. Рига: БРИ, 2005.

    4. Spata, Andrea. Research Methods. Science and Diversity / Andrea Spata. - JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC, 2003. - 336, [10] p.

    5. Šneidere R., Brūna I. Metodiskie norādījimi diplomdarba izstrādāšanai un aizstāvēšanai profesionālo studiju programmā. Ekonomists grāmatvedis. - LU, Grāmatvedības institūts. Rīga, 2007. – 26 lpp.

    6. Vucenlazdāns P. Darbmācības metodikas pamati.- RA., 2002., 147. lpp.

    7. Сондерс, Марк. Методы проведения экономических исследований / Марк Сондерс, Филип Льюис, Эйдриен Торнхилл; пер. с англ. В. Лавриненко. - 3-е изд. - Москва: Эксмо, 2006. - 640 с. - (Профессиональные издания для бизнеса).

    8. Никифоров В. Е. Логика и методология научных исследований. Курс-конспект лекций и контрольные задания. Рига: 2005.

    9. Zelgalvis, E. Bakalaura, maģistra darbu, diplomdarbu un kursa darbu izstrādāšanas un aizstāvēšanas metodiskie norādījumi. Rīga: LU, 1999.

    10. Roomets, S. Studenčeskije raboty i ih oformļeņije. Tallina: TU, 2000.

    11. Eko, U. Kak napisatj diplomnuju rabotu. Gumanitarnii nauki. Maskava, 2004.

    12. Kolesnikova, N. Ot konspekta k dissertacii: Učebnoje posobije po razvitiju navikov pismennoj reči. Maskava, 2002.

    13. Voroncovs, G.A. Pisjmennie raboti v vuze. Učebnoje posobije dlja studentov. Rostova, 2002.

    14. Volokovs, J.G. Kak napisatj diplom, kursovuju, referat. Rostova, 2001.

Additional literature:

1. Mūrnieks E. Projektu metode studiju procesā. - R.: RTU, 1999. - 42 lpp.

Latvijas valsts standarts: bibliogrāfiskais apraksts, vispārīgie principi.- R.: LNSMC, 1998.

  1. Никифоров О. Психология и педагогика. Рига, 2007.

  2. Андреев А. А., Троян Г. М. Основы Интернет-обучения. – М., 2003.

  3. Никифоров В. Е. Методика дискуссии: анализ проблемной ситуации и постановки проблемы. Рига, 1990.

  4. Никифоров В. Е. Теоретические основы педагогики высшей школы. Рига, 2003.

  5. Семушина Л. Г., Ярошенко Н. Г. Содержание и технология обучения. – М., 2001.

  6. Трайнёв И. В., Горнштейн М. Ю. Организация контроля качества учебного процесса/ Под общей ред. Проф. И. М. Ващенко. – М., 2003.

  7. Трайнёв И. В. Оптимизация структуры учебной информации. – М., 2003.

  8. Трайнёв В. А., Матросова Л. Н., Бузукина А. Б. Методы игрового обучения и интенсивные учебные процессы. – М., 2003.

  9. Селевко Г. К. Современные образовательные технологии: Учебное пособие. – М., 1998.

  10. Гузеев В. В. Педагогическая техника в контексте образовательной технологии. – М., 2001.

  11. Загвязинский В. И. Теория обучения. Современная интерпретация. – М., 2001.

Recommended periodicals:

● Izglītība un kultūra

● Skolotājs

● International Journal of Consumer Studies and Home Economics

● Journal NICE-Mail, News and Information about Consumer Education

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Approved

The Programme “European Economics

and Business” director

__________________________

Zhanna Tsaurkubule

“____”_______________2008

The study Programme discipline

SYSTEMS OF TAXATION IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

(full-time/part-time)

The professional higher education study programme

“European Economics and Business” (42345)

professional Bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and qualification of economist

Speciality - Economics

RIGA, 2008

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Professional programme of bachelor studies “European Economics and Business”

Course title: SYSTEMS OF TAXATION IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

Course value – 2

Course by: A. Rubanovsky, dr. oec.

Assessment: differentiated test

Course aims:

Providing students with theoretical knowledge on taxation systems in European countries as well as training practical skills in European taxation.

Course objectives:

  • to get acquainted with European taxation systems, studying differences between Latvian and European taxation systems.

  • To explore possible application options of positive European experience in improving Latvian taxation system.

Course description:

No

Subject

1.

Basic taxation theories and contemporary interpretation thereof

2.

Peculiarities of modern tax policy

3.

Tax statistics in European countries

4.

Basic categories of European Tax law

5.

Basic tax types in EU member states

6.

Taxation system in the UK

7.

Taxation system in Denmark

8.

Taxation system in Sweden

9.

Taxation system in Germany

10.

Taxation system in Italy

11.

Taxation system in Ireland and Netherlands

Requirements to obtain credit points:

Scope of the course is expressed in credits. A credit is an accounting unit corresponding to 40 working hours of a student. For the full time studies two credits correspond to 32 contact hours and 48 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 40% to 60%. In part time studies two credit points correspond to 20 contact hours and 60 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 25% to 75%.

To obtain two credits a student has to pass a test (40%), take part in seminars (30%) as well as to write a paper (30%) on a subject-related topic.

Independent studies: studying relevant literature, preparation of home works.

Basic study literature:

    1. Kodolina J. Nodokļi Latvijā ' 2004: mācību līdzeklis / Ieva Kodoliņa. - Rīga: Turība, 2004. - 64 lpp.

    2. Eiropas nodokļi Latvijā / Kristīne Jarve, Ilona Butāne, Irēna Zīrape. - Rīga: Latvijas Ekonomists, 2004. - 189 lpp.

    3. Lukašina O. Nodokļi Latvijā. Analīze un praktiski ieteikumi / Olga Lukašina. - 2- is parstrad. un papild. izd. - Rīga: Merkurijs LAT, 2002. - 263 lpp.

    4. Nekustamā īpašuma nodoklis - normatīvie akti. / O. Lukašinas likuma skaidrojumi. - Rīga: Kamene, 2003. - 66 lpp.

    5. Budžeta reformas. Valsts budžeta veidošanas attīstības tendences Latvijā un pasaulē. Valsts Kanceleja.2003.

    6. Rešina.G.Latvijas Republikas budžets: vakar, šodien, rīt. Rīga.2003.

    7. Public Finance. Harvey S.Rosen,2000.

    8. Managing Public Expenditure. A Reference Book for Transition Countries. Edited by Richard Allen and Daniel Tommasi.2001.

    9. Atsevišķu Latvijas nodokļu prakses skaidrojumi. O.Lukašina. Rīga. 2003.

    10. Кучеров, И.И. Международное налоговое право: курс лекций / И.И. Кучеров. - Москва: ЮрИнфор, 2007. - 452 с.

    11. Захаров, А.С. Налоговое право Европейского союза. Действующие директивы ЕС в сфере прямого налогообложения = European Union Tax Law. ES Directives on direct taxation in force / А.С. Захаров. - Москва: Волтерс Клувер, 2006. - 144 с.

    12. Тютюрюнов Н.Н. Налоговые системы зарубежных стран: Европа и США – М., 2002.-174с.

Additional literature:

      1. Beļakovs N. Iesniedz deklarāciju un saņemsi pārmaksāto nodokli! - Rīga : Mans īpašums, 2003. - 61, [3] lpp.

      2. Zvejnieks, A. Nodokļi un nodevas: mācību grāmata / A. Zvejnieks; Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte. Inženierekonomikas fak. - 2. izd. - Rīga: RTU, 1998. - 412 lpp.

      3. Par uzņēmumu ienākuma nodokli.- Rīga: Biznesa informācijas birojs, 2000.-40 lpp.

      4. Kodolina I. Latvijas nodokļi nerezidentiem. Metodiskais mācību līdzeklis. - Rīga: Biznesa augstskola Tūrība, 2000. - 96 lpp.

      5. Pamatlīdzekļi un nodokļi: uzskaite, nolietojuma aprēķinašana, pamatlīdzekļu izslēgšana. – Rīga: Mans īpašums, 2000. - 48 lpp.

      6. Par pievienotās vērtības nodokli.- Rīga: Biznesa informācijas birojs, 2000.-56 lpp.

7. Frencel I. International faxation in an integrated world. – Cambr., 1991.

      1. Fuest W., Krouker R. Die Finanzpolitk nach der Wiedervereinigung. – Koln.: st. – Berl., 1993.

      2. Батнева А. Что мешает платить налоги?// Вопросы экономики.- 2001.- №9.- С.72-82.

    1. Кашин В. Налоги и регулирование лизингового предпринимательства.// Финансы.- 2001.- №11.- С.40-44.

    2. Сергеев В. Налоги - это поборы с предпринимателя для оплаты нужд тех, кто эти деньги собирает.// Современное право.- 2001.-№3.- С.9-15.

    3. Болтинова О., Чернобровкина Е. Международная научно-практическая конференция по проблемам финансового права (бюджет-налоги-банки) // Гос-во и право.- 1998.- №10.- С.5-14.

    4. Цыгичко А. Рационализация ставки налоги на имущество предприятий // Экономист. -1998. -№12. -С. 71-74.

    5. Громов Н. Толкование и аналогия в уголовном судопроизводстве // Журнал российского права.- 2000.- №5/6.- С.115-120.

    6. Никитин С., Глазова Е., Степанова. Косвенные налоги : опыт развитых стран // МЭ и МО. -1999.

The recommended periodicals:

● „Kapitāls”

● „Latvijas Ekonomists”

Web-sites:

● www.fm.gov.lv

● www.vid.gov.lv

● www.saeima.lv

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Approved

The Programme “European Economics

and Business” director

__________________________

Zhanna Tsaurkubule

“____”_______________2008

The study Programme discipline

European Labour law

(full-time/part-time)

The professional higher education study programme

“European Economics and Business” (42345)

professional Bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and qualification of economist

Speciality - Economics

RIGA, 2008

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Professional programme of bachelor studies “European Economics and Business”

Course title: European Labour law

Credit value – 1

Course by: D. Bukele, mg. jur.

Assessment: differentiated test

Course aims:

To provide students with basic knowledge on legal regulations of the European labour market, social partnership and the role of ILO in regulating social and employment relationship.

Course objectives:

● to get acquainted with provisions of European labour law and selected types of economic activities;

● to study analysis and methods of norms labour law;

get acquainted with sources of European labour law, nature and characteristics thereof;

● to find out the common concept and term of European law.

Course description:

No

Subject

1.

Employment, employment relationship, labour market, labour force Latvian, European and international interpretation of law.

2.

Subjects of employment relationship, rights and obligations thereof. Role of trade unions and non-government organisations in labour of law.

3.

Labour law in the context of civil rights.

4.

Position and role of International Labour law provisions in Latvian domestic law

5.

Regulation of social and employment relationship in conventions and recommendations of International Labour Organisation

6.

Significance of ILO conventions and recommendations, new tasks of ILO in the age of globalisation

Requirements to obtain credits:

Scope of the course is stated in credits. A credit is an accounting unit corresponding to 40 students working hours. For the full time studies two credits correspond to 32 contact hours and 48 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 40% to 60%. In regard of part time studies two credits correspond to 20 contact hours and 60 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 25% to 75%.

To obtain two credits a student has to pass a test (40%), take part in seminars (30%) as well as reading of recommended literature sources (30%).

Independent studies: reading of recommended literature sources.

Basic study literature:

1. Darba likums. Darba aizsardzības likums. - 4. izdevums. - Rīga: Latvijas Vēstnesis, 2007. - 96 lpp.

2. Bluzma V. un citi. Eiropas tiesības. – Rīga, 2003.

3. Eiropas cilvēktiesību tiesa. Spriedumu izlase I. – Rīga, Latvijas Vēstnesis, 2003.

4. Siegbert G., Broks E., Bule Z. Eiropas tiesības. – Rīga, 2003.

5. Основы права Европейского Союза: Учебное пособие / Под. ред. С.Ю. Кашкина. – М., 2005.

6. Право Европейского Союза: Документы и комментарии / Под. ред. С.Ю. Кашкина. – М., 2002.

7. Введение в право Европейского Союза / Под. ред. С.Ю. Кашкина. – М., 2005.

8. Европейское право. Право Европейского Союза и правовое обеспечение защиты прав человека / Отв. ред. Л.М. Энтин. – М., 2005.

9. SDO konvenciju teksti: /actrav/english/about/about fundamentals.html (angļu valodā).

10. Дэйвис, Кэрен. Право Европейского Союза / Кэрен Дэйвис. - пер. со 2-го англ. изд. - Киев: Знання, 2005. - 406 с. - (Европейское право).

Additional literature:

1. Eiropas Padomes līgumu izlase. – Rīga, 2000. – 616 lpp.

2. Arnull A., Dashwood A., Ross M., Wyatt D. European Union Law. – London: Sweet & Maxwell. 2000.

3. Barnard C. The Substantive Law of the EU. Oxford, 2004.

4. Craig P., de Burca Gr. EU Law. Texts, Cases, Materials. – Oxford: Clarendon Press. 2004.

5. Cuthbert M. European Union Law. – London, 2003.

6. Deards E., Hargreaves S. Europian Union Law Textbook. Oxford: Univ. Press. 2004.

7. Grabitz E., Hilf M. Das Recht der Europäischen Union. – München. 2000.

8. Hartley T.C. European Union Law in Global Cotext: Texts, Cases and Materials. – Cambridge. 2004.

9. Kent P. European Union Law. – London: Sweet & Maxwell. 2003.

10. Mathijsen P. Guide to European Union Law. – London: Sweet & Maxwell. 2004.

11. Reich N. (ed.) Understanding EU Law: Objectives, Principles and Methods of Community Law. – Antwerpen. 2003.

12. Shaw J. Law of the European Union. – London. 2000.

13. Право Европейского Союза в вопросах и ответах: Учебное пособие. / Под. ред. С.Ю. Кашкина. – М., 2004.

14. Основы права Европейского Союза: схемы и комментарии: Учебное пособие. / Под. ред. С.Ю. Кашкина. – М., 2002.

15. Дейвис Г. Право внутреннего рынка Европейского Союза. – Киев, 2004.

16. Суд Европейских сообществ: избранные решения. – М., 2001.

17. Хартия Европейского Союза об основных правах: Комментарий Под. ред. д.ю.н., проф. Кашкина С.Ю. – М., 2001.

18. Шенгенские соглашения / Кашкин С.Ю., Четвериков А.О. – М., 2000.

Documents:

1. Romas līgums, 1957.

2. Eiropas Kopienu dibināšanas līgums, 1957.

3. Maarstrihtas līgums par Eiropas Savienības dibināšanu, 1992.

4. Amsterdamas līgums, 1997.

5. Nicas līgums, 2001.

6. Lisabonas līgums, 2007.

7. Starptautiskās Darba organizācijas 1948. gada Konvencija par biedrošanās brīvību un tiesību apvienoties organizācijās aizsardzību (C87) (pieņemta 1948. gada 9. jūlijā).

8. Starptautiskās Darba organizācijas 1949. gada Konvencija par tiesībām apvienoties organizācijās un sarunām par darba koplīguma slēgšanu (C98) (pieņemta 1949. gada 1. jūlijā).

9. Starptautiskās Darba organizācijas Konvencija (Nr.122) par nodarbinātības politiku (Nodarbinātības politikas konvencija) (pieņemta 1964. gada 9. jūlijā).

10. Starptautiskās Darba organizācijas konvencija (Nr.168) par nodarbinātības veicināšanu un aizsardzību pret bezdarbu (pieņemta 1988. gada 21. jūnijā).

11. Deklarācija par sieviešu diskriminācijas izskaušanu (pieņemta 1967. gada 7. novembrī).

12. Eiropas Cilvēktiesību un pamatbrīvību aizsardzības konvencija. Redakcija stājusies spēkā 1998. gada 1. novembrī (parakstīta 1950. gada 4. novembrī).

13. Projekta LĪGUMS PAR EIROPAS KONSTITŪCIJU otrā daļa SAVIENĪBAS PAMATTIESĪBU HARTA.

14. Eiropas Sociālā harta ar papildprotokoliem (atvērta parakstīšanai 1961. gada 18. oktobrī).

19. ANO Vispārējā Cilvēktiesību deklarācija (1948. gada 10 decembris).

20. Starptautiskais pakts par ekonomiskām un sociālām tiesībām 1966.g.

21. Starptautiskais pakts par pilsoņu tiesībām un politiskām tiesībām 1966.g.

Web-sites:

● - Law Department of the EU law

● t - site of the EU

● t/eur-lex/en - Home page of the EU law

● t/pol/index-e.htm - Description of basic directions of the EU work

● t/comm/index-e.htm - home page of the EU Commision

● t - Europrean Agency of official publications

● t/sg/tree/en – the EU parliament

● t/en/sum.htm - the EU Council

● t/en - Eiropas kopienu tiesa Court of the European Community

● t/eur-lex/en/oj - home page of last issues of the EU Official magazine

● - Representation of the European Community in Russia

● www.wkap.nl/journalhome.htm/0377-0915 - Aspects of law of European integration”

● www.wkap.nl/journalhome.htm/0959-6941 - Magazine of the European business law

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Approved

The Programme “European Economics

and Business” director

__________________________

Zhanna Tsaurkubule

“____”_______________2008

The study Programme discipline

EUROPEAN Economic integration

(full-time/part-time)

The professional higher education study programme

“European Economics and Business” (42345)

professional Bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and qualification of economist

Speciality - Economics

RIGA, 2008

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Professional programme of bachelor studies “European Economics and Business”

Course title: EUROPEAN Economic integration

Credit value – 2

Course by: V. Morokhin, dr. oec., I. Stecenko, dr. oec.

Assessment: examination

Course aims:

To acquaint students with mechanisms and means of economic integration as well as with options and peculiarities of entrepreneurship opportunities within the European Union.

Course objectives:

  • Giving overview of EU history, structure and law as well as teaching several elements related to economic integration;

  • Studying mechanisms and means of EU economic integration;

  • Overview of EU business environment peculiarities;

  • Formulating an idea of business opportunities and related problems in European Union;

  • Collecting information about structures fostering economic integration and supporting of entrepreneurs.

Course description:

No

Subject

1.

Introduction. History of the European Union and stages of economic integration.

2.

Institutions of the European Union, role and duties in regard to the economic integration.

3.

Means and mechanisms of economic integration in the European Union.

4.

Peculiarities and restrictions of the business environment in the process of the economic integration process in the European Union.

5.

Ways to increase economic competitiveness of the European Union.

6.

Competitiveness of the Baltic states (Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia) and ways of fostering it in Latvia.

7.

Problems in the European Union and prospects for further economic integration.

8.

Ways to make use of opportunities given by European economic integration.

Requirements to obtain credit points:

Scope of the course is stated in credit points. A credit point is an accounting unit corresponding to 40 students working hours. For the full time studies two credit points correspond to 32 contact hours and 48 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 40% to 60%. In regard of part time studies two credit points correspond to 20 contact hours and 60 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 25% to 75%.

To obtain two credit points a student has to pass an examination (40%), take part in seminars (30%) as well as to study recommended literature (30%).

Independent studies: reading of recommended literature sources.

Basic study literature:

  1. Gillingham, John European Integration, 1950 - 2003. Superstate or New Market Economy? / John Gillingham. - Cambridge University Press, 2003

  2. McCormick John. The European Superpower / John McCormick. - Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. - 212 pp.

  3. Kodoliņa-Miglāne, Ieva. Latvijas nodokļi pēc iestāšanās Eiropas savienībā: mācību līdzeklis / Ieva Kodoliņa-Miglāne. - Rīga: Turība, 2005. - 103 lpp. - (Uzņēmējdarbības bibliotēka).

  4. Морохин В. Европейская экономическая интеграция. Курс-конспект лекций и экзаменационные задания для студентов заочного и дистанционного обучения. Рига: БМА, 2006.- 155 с.

  5. Семенов К.А Международная экономическая интеграция. Учеб. пособие. – 2-е изд., переработ. и доп. - М.: Логос, 2001.- 128с.

  6. Шемятенков В.Г. Европейская интеграция. – М., Международные отношения, 2003

  7. Pelkmans, J. European Integration. Methods and Economic Analysis / Jacques Pelkmans. - 3rd ed. - Pearson Education Ltd., Prentice Hall, 2006. - 480, [24] p.

  8. Zervoyianni, Athina. European Integration / Athina Zervoyianni, George Argiros, George Agiomirgianakis. - Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. - 431, [8] p.

Additional literature:

    1. Гагарина Г.Ю Экономика Европейского союза: учебник / Г.Ю. Гагарина, В.В. Громыко, З.М. Окут и др. - Москва: Экономист, 2003

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    3. Morohins, Viktors. Eiropas Savienība: institūcijas, ekonomika un politika. Lekciju kursa konspekts un eksaminācijas uzdevumi klātienes, neklātienes apmacības formai un tālmācībai. – Rīga: BSA, 2007. – 192 lpp.

    4. Стеценко И. Управление внешнеэкономической деятельностью предприятия. Курс-конспект лекций и контрольные задания. Рига: БРИ, 2005.- 83с.

Web-sites:

Latvian

● http://www.esia.gov.lv/

● http://www.em.gov.lv/

● http://www.eiropainfo.lv/

● http://www.liaa.gov.lv/lat/

International sources

● European Union web-page: t/

● European Parliament: t/

● Council of European Union: t/

● European Commision: t/comm/

● Court of European Community: t/

● Court of European Revision: t/ 

● Committee of Economic and Social Affairs: t/

● Regional Commitee: t/

● European Central Bank: t/

● The EU news homepage: /

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Approved

The Programme “European Economics

and Business” director

__________________________

Zhanna Tsaurkubule

“____”_______________2008

The study Programme discipline

EUROPEAN MONETARY SYSTEMS AND FINANCIAL MARKETS

(full-time/part-time)

The professional higher education study programme

“European Economics and Business” (42345)

professional Bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and qualification of economist

Speciality - Economics

RIGA, 2008

HIGHER SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Professional programme of bachelor studies “European Economics and Business”

Course title: MONETARY SYSTEMS AND FINANCIAL MARKETS

Credit value – 2

Course by: V. Davidov, higher ed., specialist

Assessment: differentiated test

Course aims:

Acquainting students with theoretical knowledge in foreign exchange rates and financial markets in order to get comprehension on the role of foreign exchange rates as well as essence of monetary systems in formation of the financial market.

Course objectives:

  • Developing thorough analytical skills in forming methods for solving investment problems;

  • Forming an understanding of evolution stages and principal tendencies of the modern international currency system development;

  • Understanding the currency markets and regulation of exchange rates.

Course description:

No

Subject

1.

Currency exchange rates

2.

Fixed exchange rate system

3.

Currency management

4.

Dollarisation

5.

Transition from fixed to floating exchange rate

6.

Purchasing power parity

7.

Balance of payments and currency exchange rates

8.

Interest rate parity

9.

Gold parity and arbitration

10.

Bretfouvund monetary system

11.

European Economic union

12.

Currency crisis and monetary systems

Requirements to obtain credit points:

Scope of the course is stated in credit points. A credit point is an accounting unit corresponding to 40 students working hours. For the full time studies two credit points correspond to 32 contact hours and 48 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 40% to 60%. In regard of part time studies two credit points correspond to 20 contact hours and 60 hours of independent studies, which amounts to a proportion of 25% to 75%.

To obtain two credit points a student has to pass a differentiated test (40%), take part in seminars (30%) as well as to study recommended literature (30%).

Independent studies: reading recommended literature sources.

Basic study literature:

    1. Rubanovskis, Aleksandrs. Starptautiskā ekono