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B.Sc.Economics and Politics

Tuition fee €1,925.00 per semester
Application fee €50.00 one-time


The programme is among the most popular programmes at the best universities in the UK, Ireland and the USA. This integrated study programme is for those who wish to acquire not only a deeper
understanding of economic processes but also have a closer look at society and politics.
Studying economics combined with politics does have a point, as economics and creation of business-friendly environment are closely related with politics, and many of political decisions rely on economic
thinking and economic arguments.

Programme structure

Autumn semester
- Macroeconomics
- Mathematical Methods in Economics
- Principles of Economics, Business and Management
- Mathematical Analysis
- Extended Mathematical Analysis
- Global Economics
- Introduction to Politics
- English for Economics and Politics I
- Quantitative Decision Making
- Statistical Data Analysis
- Econometrics
- EU Economics
- EU Politics
- Welfare Economics
- History of Political Ideas
- International Relations

Spring semester
- Bachelor thesis
- Internship
- Academic Writing and Presentations Skills
- Finite Mathematics
- Managerial Economics
- Microeconomics
- Political Sociology
- English for Economics and Politics II
- History of Economic Theories
- Introduction to Finance
- Comparative Politics
- Public Finance
- Political Economy
- Social Research Methods
- Public Speaking and Argumentation
- Political Communication

Elective courses

Group A
- French Language I, II, III
- German Language I, II, III
- Russian Language I, II, III
- Spanish Language I
- Spanish Language II
- Spanish Language III
- Norwegian Language I, II, III
- Business German language II

- Cross- Cultural Communication
- Logics
- Contexts of Politics
- Management Theories
- Creative Inteligence and Innovation
- Ideas, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Group B
- Personal Finance
- Economic Forecasting
- Normative Economics
- StrategicManagement
- Communist Legacies and Politics in Eastern Europe
- Comparative Data Analysis: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
- Organizational Leadership
- Doing Business in BRIC Markets
- Data Mining for Business Intelligence
- Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecasting
- How Washington Works? American Policymaking

Career opportunities

- Experience of other countries shows that upon completion of a similar programme students successfully pursue career in the banking sector, international companies, business consulting firms, public and the European Union’s institutions;

- Many prominent politicians and businessmen have completed an economics and politics programme, such as David Cameron, current British Prime Minister, Ian Davis, Managing Director of the US leading consulting firm McKinsey & Co. and many others.

Apply now! Fall semester 2017/18
Application deadline
Aug 30, 2017 23:59
Europe/Riga time
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2017

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States