Short Cycle

1st level study programmes

  1. Real Estate Entrepreneurship
  2. Entrepreneurship in the Restaurant Business
  3. Applied Information Technology

Irēna Germane

Director of the study programme:
Mg.oec., Mg.paed. Irēna Germane

Duration of studies: Full-time intramural - 2 years; Part-time extramural – 2,5 years
Qualification: House manager (4th level Professional qualification, 5th level. NQF/EQF)

To prepare competent, socially responsible house managers, who are open to self-development and who, in the interests of real estate market participants, are able to ensure real estate management, maintenance and development in accordance with real estate management requirements and market development trends.Aim of the study programme

Objectives of the study programme:

  • To provide students with comprehensive knowledge in real estate management, ensuring the development of professional and social competencies necessary for the activity of house manager in accordance with the requirements of the corresponding occupational standard and respecting the role of the profession in the social context.
  • To provide a modern and open organization of the study process, which is oriented on students' interests and values, respecting the principles of mutual tolerance, interaction and democracy, and to motivate students for further professional development and self-development.
  • To organize and develop cooperation with other educational institutions in Latvia and abroad, as well as with professional organizations and employers in order to improve the quality of the study programme.

Description of the study programme

Modern and dynamic real estate market has been developing in Latvia since 1990. Today this market attracts the attention of both local and foreign investors. In the conditions of economic and social growth the demand for qualified house managers is growing in Latvia.

The First-level study programme “Entrepreneurship in the Field of Real Estate”, which is licenced in 2004, ensures the training of specialists who are in demand on the labour market and are authorised to perform the duties of house managers in compliance with the Law on Administration of Residential Houses.


The study programme has been developed in cooperation with the industry specialists to bring the study content as close as possible to the actualities of the real estate market. Special attention is paid to employers' demands for real estate management, commercial understanding of real estate development and value creation, and the right of residents to live in a safe and orderly environment. The study programme combines theoretical knowledge and practical approach. The graduates of the study programme have the opportunity to continue their studies at ISMA Professional Bachelor study programme “Business Administration”.

Learning outcomes:

Learning outcomes are specified taking into account the competence approach and the requirements of the NQF/EQF framework, as well as the demands of the real estate market.

  • Is able to demonstrate the comprehensive and specialised knowledge in the field of real estate management.
  • Based on the analytical approach, is able to perform practical tasks in real estate management.
  • Is familiar with the problems of the field and is able to solve the related issues.
  • Is motivated to seek effective solutions, is open to discussion and negotiation of real estate management and development strategies.
  • Understands and implements, in the bounds of one's professional duties, a socially responsible approach to real estate management.
  • Is able to ensure coordination and control of real estate management projects and is ready to develop his / her knowledge, skills and competences.
  • Is able to evaluate and improve one's own and other persons' activities, work in cooperation with others, plan and organize work to perform the tasks required in the house management profession.
  • Is able to formulate, describe and analyse practical problems of house management, select the necessary information and use it to solve clearly defined problems.
  • Is able to set and achieve the aims of real estate management and development and understand the role of the profession of house management in a broader social context.

Career opportunities

Having acquired ISMA First-level vocational higher education study programme “Entrepreneurship in the Field of Real Estate” and being conferred the diploma of 4th level Professional qualification you will be able to pursue the career of house manager:

  • To establish an enterprise, to select appropriate strategy and client group.
  • To cooperate with apartment owners’ associations.
  • To work in Latvian and international commercial companies managing residential, office and industrial, as well as entertainment, recreation, etc. buildings.
  • State, municipal and non-governmental organizations operating in the field of management, administration and activities of residential public buildings maintenance.

Stanislavs Miscenko

Director of the study programme:
Stanislavs Miscenko

Duration of studies: 2 years
Qualification: Organisation of Catering Services


The only programme of this level in the field of restaurant business in Latvia! The programme is designed for current and aspiring owners and managers of catering businesses. Lecturers – the practitioners of the best enterprises in the industry.

Gastro studija ISMA

Specialists preparation, who are able to establish, develop and effectively operate an enterprise in the field of restaurant business.The aim of the study programme



    Unique opportunities:
  • To combine work with studies from anywhere in the world. Video training allows to master both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, as well as to pass examinations and tests;
  • To receive internationally recognized certificates of professional development on the field of restaurant business;
  • Career Centre will help you with employment;
  • Your professional experience can be recognized as the part of professional study practice;
  • Everyone interested can gain international experience and knowledge in catering industry through internship and student mobility programmes;
  • With the assistance of Business Incubator you can develop a business plan to improve operations of the existing enterprise or to set up a new business;
  • You can continue studies at the programme Restaurant and Club Business Management, starting with the 3rd year of studies.
    The study programme graduates:
  • are able to manage a catering enterprise, to plan, organise and control manufacturing and service processes;
  • know how to develop and implement customer oriented service culture standards, as well as to motivate the involved personnel to apply sales promotion techniques;
  • are able to perform accounting, control, and to prepare reports on the operations of a catering enterprise using advanced information technology, as well as to assess the obtained indicators and to perform necessary changes to business processes;
  • know how to develop and use cooking technological maps and to develop a self-control system of a catering enterprise (HACCP);
  • know how to describe the aims and operational plans of a catering enterprise and to implement them in compliance with the regulatory requirements establishing an enterprise in the field of restaurant business.
    Main study courses:
  • Catering Business Organisation
  • Service Standards and Regulations
  • Cooking Technology
  • Accounting and Control at Catering Enterprises
  • Catering Business Planning

Igors Babics

Director of the study programme:
Igors Babics
+371 26015278

ITPreparing specialists in the field of computer disciplines, who are capable to apply various tools for the development and improvement of information technology: administration of computer network, software development for information technology and WEB-design.The aim of the programme

Main study courses: Algorithmization and Programming, Computer graphics, Computer Networks and Telecommunications, Computer Networks Architecture and Operating Systems, Data bases technologies, Electrotechnics and Electronics, Business english, Applied Communications, Mathematics, Software, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Safety Management

Duration of studies: 2 years.
Qualification: Specialist in information technologies.