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HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM OF LATVIA

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    BALTIJAS STARPTAUTISKĀ AKADĒMIJA

    DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT

    THE DIPLOMA Serial PDE No. XXX 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 independent data to improve the international “transparency” and fair academic and professional recognition of qualifications (diplomas, degrees, 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 on the original qualification to which this supplement is appended. It should be free from any value judgements, equivalence statements or suggestions about recognition. Information in all eight sections should be provided. Where information is not provided, the reason should be explained.

    1. INFORMATION IDENTIFYING THE HOLDER OF THE QUALIFICATION

    1.1. Family name: X

    1.2. Given name: X

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

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

    2. INFORMATION IDENTIFYING THE QUALIFICATION

    2.1. Name of qualification and (if applicable) title conferred (in original language): X 2.2. Main field(s) of study for the qualification: X

    2.3. Name (in original language) and status of awarding institution: BALTIJAS STARPTAUTISKĀ AKADĒMIJA, State-

    accredited (12.11.1999.), private nonuniversity 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 years, 160 Latvian credit points, 240 ECTS credit.

    Start date of the acquisition of the programme X end date: X

    3.3. Access requirements: general secondary education or 9-year basic education plus 4-year secondary vocational education.

    4. INFORMATION ON THE CONTENTS AND RESULTS GAINED: 4.1. Mode of study: full-time studies

    4.2. Programme requirements:

    -theoretical proficiency, enabling one to analyze the tendencies in human behavior in a range of various organizations both in

    internal and external environments, as well as to foresee the outcomes of those, and first of all, the conflicts in the social

    structures in general context, in the context of social groups and in the context of possible social situations;

    -theoretical proficiency, skills and abilities, including the abilities to apply the methods, allowing to conduct monitoring of

    public opinion (including the polls of groups of public), surveys of the trends in the changes occurring to the opinions of

    the customers and other social groups, as well as to analyze the content of publications in various media and elicit urgent

    information on trends in legislation;

    -to conduct analysis of economic and financial condition of an organization, appraise its internal and external environment,

    thus ensuring in cooperation with relevant specialists the forecast of possible impact of economic and financial factors on

    behavior of internal and external social groups;

    -theoretical knowledge of the organizational types, of theories of management, including the forms and methods of staff

    management, which are applicable with the aim to improve the corporate culture, to reduce the staff turnover, to improve

    the management - employees relations and realization of innovative ideas;

    -acquisition of the principles and methods to be applied in order to maintain links between the organizations and various

    internal and external social groups, in the course of preparation of the events within the frameworks of the marketing

    communications complex;

    -acquisition of the methods of planning and implementation of informative campaigns, based on full and true information on

    the organization, understanding of its social responsibility, while observing the professional ethical norms, allowing to

    prevent contradictions and misunderstandings, to harmonize the interests of the organization and the society, which serves

    the basis to perfect the corporate image and reputation;

    -acquisition of theoretical knowledge, methodological principles and approaches, including methods of journalism, which are

    necessary to professionally conduct mass communications and work in the sphere of public relations, to build the

    communication technologies applying new multimedia and computer means.

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

    Latvian credit Study course ECTS credits Grade points

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    4.4. Grading scheme and, if available, grade distribution guidance:

    Frequency of the grade among the Grade Meaning graduates of the programme in question (%)

     10 with distinction X

     9 excellent X

     8 very good X

     7 good X

     6 almost good X

     5 satisfactory X

     4 almost satisfactory X

     3-1 unsatisfactory 0.00

    4.5. Overall classification of the qualification (in original language): not established. 5. INFORMATION ON THE FUNCTION OF THE QUALIFICATION

    5.1. Access to further study: access to Maģistrs (master) programmes and to professional programmes designed for studies

    after award of bakalaurs (bachelor) degree

    5.2. Professional status (if applicable): is not granted.

    6. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    6.1. Additional information: BALTIC INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY second-level higher professional education programme

    in public relations is accredited till 31.12.2013

    6.2. Further information sources:

     BALTIC INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY Academic Information Centre (Latvian ENIC/NARIC)

     Lomonosova iela 4, Riga, Latvia, LV-1003, Valnu iela 2, Riga, Latvia, LV-1050,

     telephone: +371-67100601, fax: +371-67112679, telephone: +371-67225155, fax: +371-67221006,

     e-mail: info@bsa.edu.lv e-mail: diplomi@aic.lv

7. CERTFICATION OF THE SUPPLEMENT

    7.1. Date: X

    7.2. Signature: X ________________________

    7.3. Capacity: Study programme director

    7.4. Official stamp or seal:

8. INFORMATION ON THE NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM

    See the next two pages

    HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM OF LATVIA Higher education (HE) GENERAL EDUCATION

    The secondary education is required for the admission

    to studies in a university/college. All holders of

    certificates and diplomas the general secondary

    education or vocational secondary education meet the

    general admission requirements. However, the

    universities/colleges are free to set specific admission

    requirements e.g. additional subjects that had to be

    taken at the school level to quality for admission to a

    particular programme.

    Bachelor (bakalaurs) and master (maģistrs) degrees

    are awarded in both, in academic and professional

    higher education programmes.

    The objectives of academic higher education (HE) The objectives of professional HE are to provide in-are to prepare graduates for an independent research, depth knowledge in a particular field, preparing as well as to provide theoretical background for graduates for desing or improvement of systems, professional activities. products and technologies, as well as to prepare them Academic programmes, leading to a bachelor degree, for creative, research and teaching activities in this field.

    1comprise 120 - 160 credits: compulsory part - > 50 (75 Professional HE programmes, leading to a professional ECTS) credits, electives >20 (30 ECTS) credits, bachelor degree, are designed to ensure professional thesis >10 (15 ECTS) credits, and the rest is left for competence, they comprise at least 160 (240 ECTS) students as free choice. Duration of full-time studies is credits and they consist of: general courses >20 (30

    6 - 8 semesters. ECTS) credits, theoretical courses of the chosen

    field >36 (54 ECTS) credits, specialization courses >60 Academic programmes, leading to a master degree,

    (90 ECTS) credits, optional courses >6 (9 ECTS) comprise 80 (120 ECTS) credits, of which > 20 (30

    credits, practical placement >26 (39 ECTS) credits, and ECTS) credits are allocated for thesis, compulsory part

    state examinations including thesis >12 (18 ECTS) of the programme includes theoretical aspects of the

    credits. specific field of scientific discipline > 30 (45 ECTS)

    credits and their practical application in solving of actual Professional HE programmes, leading to a professional problems >15 (22,5 ECTS) credits. master degree, comprise no less than 40 (60 ECTS)

    credits: up-to-date achievements in the field - in theory Academic education programmes are implemented

    and in practice >7 (10,5 ECTS) credits, practical according to the state standard of academic education.

    placements >6 (9 ECTS) credits, state examinations

     including thesis >20 (30 ECTS) credits as well as

    research training, courses of design, management,

    psychology etc.

    Graduates of both types of the bachelor degree have access to master studies, graduates of the master

     degree - to doctoral studies.

     Studies in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy

    professional studies (5 and 6 year studies), are equal to

    the master degree and the graduates can continue their studies in doctoral level programmes.

    Approx. Apart from the programmes, leading to bachelor and Achieve-Grade Meaning ECTS master degrees, there are other types of professional ment level grade higher education programmes. 10 izcili (with distinction) A very high 9 teicami (excellent) A • first-level professional HE (university college)

    8 ļoti labi (very good) B programmes comprise 80-120 (120-180 ECTS) credits high 7 labi (good) C and lead to the 4th level professional qualification.

    6 gandrīz labi (almost good) D These programmes are targeted mainly to the labour 5 viduvēji (satisfactory) E market. Yet, the graduates of the first-level programmes medium gandrīz viduvēji (almost 4 E/FX can continue their studies in second-level professional satisfactory)

    programmes negatīvs vērtējums low 3-1 Fail (unsatisfactory) • second-level professional HE programmes lead to the

    5th level professional qualification. Such programmes

    can comprise either at least 40 (60 ECTS) credits for holders of the bachelor degree or at least 160 (240 Quality assurance. According to the Latvian legislation, ECTS) credits for secondary school leavers. In both state-recognized degrees/diplomas may be awarded cases programmes should include a practical upon completion of an accredited programme in an placement of at least 26 (39 ECTS) credits and accredited HE institution holding a state-approved graduation examinations including thesis >10 (15 ECTS) Satversme (By-law) or college statute. Decisions on credits. Graduates of programmes including the 70 (105 programme accreditation are taken by the Accreditation ECTS) credits compulsory part of the bachelor Board, while those on institutional accreditation - by the programme, have access to master studies. Higher Education Council. Doctoral studies More information: From January 1, 2000 a single type of doctoral (doktors) 1. On educational system - http://www.izm.lv; degree is being awarded in Latvia. The degree of http://www.aic.lv; www.eurydice.org master is required for admission to doctoral studies.

    2. On status of programmes/institutions: Doctoral degree is awarded after public defence of

    http://www.aiknc.lv doctoral thesis and successfully passed exams in the

    chosen scientific discipline. The doctoral thesis has to 1 Latvian credit point is defined as a one-week full-time include original results of the research and new study workload. An average workload of a full-time cognitions in the scientific discipline and may be a study year in most HE programmes is 40 credits. result of three to four years of doctoral studies at a Latvian credit point system is compatible with ECTS. higher education institution or an equivalent amount of The number of ECTS credits is found by multiplying the independent research. The doctoral thesis may be a number of Latvian credit points by a factor of 1.5. dissertation, assemblage of topically single peer

    reviewed publications or monograph. The rights to award the doctoral degree are delegated by decision of

    the Cabinet of Ministers to promotion councils

    established at the universities. The procedure for

    awarding the doctoral degree is controlled by the

    Commission of the Scientific Qualification.

    Grading system: a 10-point grading scheme for

    knowledge assessment.

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