Information Technology

Course Info

PROFESSIONAL MASTER degree in Information Technology – Information Technology Project Manager qualification

About the programme:

The Professional Master’s study programme “Information technology” aim is to educate high qualification specialists for professional activity in the field of Technologies and Telecommunication with specialization in Management of Information Technology projects.

The student receives professional qualification of the professional Master degree, when he has fully acquired the study programme, has obtained practical skills during implementation of qualification and Master practices, has elaborated and successfully defended the diploma project and the master paper.

Information technology project manager acquires knowledge and skills, which are necessary for elaboration and introduction of the necessary software, planning, organizing and monitoring of maintenance projects, as well as for implementation of information technology consultations or system audit projects, and management according to the branch standards and quality requirements.. 

Career Opportunities:

AAfter obtaining Professional Master’s degree graduates can work in organizations that carry out software development, deployment, maintenance, providing information technology consulting and information systems audit. Graduates can continue their education in Liepaja University doctoral “E-learning technology and management” study programme or in other Latvian universities or abroad.


The size of the Professional Master’s study programme is 132 ECTS (88 CP) for 2 years.

  • A PART is formed by General education courses in the volume of 36 ECTS.

General education courses (36 ECTS): Study Project (IT project planning), General Quality Management, Project Management and Modelling of Business Processes, Latvian Language I, II.

  • B PART is created by branch professional specialization courses in the volume of 96 ECTS.

IT project management: Business Intelligence, Finansial Management, Human Resource Management, Study project (IT project implementation). Qualification practice I, II, Research practice.

  • Master thesis: 30 ECTS

Methods of teaching and learning: Acquisition of the study programme is organized in the form of lectures, seminars, practical classes and laboratory works, students’ independent assignment (individually, literary studies, development of a project in small groups). Implementation of each course envisages integration of knowledge, skills and abilities, succession of the courses in their relation to writing the students’ research project.

Individual planning: During the course students fulfill tasks of the practice, set up and present a term paper and the Master paper.

During the studies students have 2 practical works, where they strengthen the obtained knowledge and skills defined by the profession standards.