Admission to Doctoral Programme in Management

Candidates to the Doctoral studies can apply for the following scientific research areas:




Consumer attitudes and decision making

Consumer attitudes: advancing the knowledge

Prof. dr. Justina Gineikienė

Decreasing materialism, urban environments and consumer behavior

Prof.dr.Yannick Joye

International markets and consumers

International consumer behavior

Prof. dr. Justina Gineikienė


International HRM

Prof. dr. Rūta Kazlauskaitė

Leadership and organizational development

Leadership, motivation and performance

Prof.dr. Ilona Bučiūnienė

Leadership and wellbeing

Prof. dr. Rūta Kazlauskaitė

Physical work environment, employee wellbeing and behavior

Prof. dr. Rūta Kazlauskaitė

Innovations in organizational behavior and HRM

Emerging technologies, innovations and HRM

Prof.dr.Ilona Bučiūnienė

Hard and soft systems’ approaches to innovation ability management of global network organizations

Prof. dr.Vida Škudienė


Internationalization, ownership and company performance

Prof.dr.Tadas Šarapovas

Sustainable and healthy consumption

Novel approaches to foster sustainable and healthy consumption

Prof. dr. Justina Gineikienė

Sustainable HR and diversity management

Sustainability of third sector and social business organizations

Prof.dr.Ilona Bučiūnienė

Strategy and business innovations

The impact of industry 4.0 (Automation) on the multinational firms

Dr. Maik Huettinger

Firm strategies, innovations and sustainability

Prof.dr.Valdonė Darškuvienė

Micro foundations of business strategy

The impact of economic systems on the CSR policies of corporations

Dr. Maik Huettinger

The competitive score of applicants is generated in respect to the following criteria:

  • Scientific publications

  • Research proposal project

  • CGPA of Master studies (grades in the supplement to a Master’s or any other equivalent diploma)

  • Interview

  • English language skills


2019 Preliminary Admission deadlines:


• Doctoral Studies Information Day: 2019 04 09
• Seminar: How to write a research proposal?: 2019 05 15
• Submission of applications:  2019 07 22 – 2019 08 14 
• English test (if required): 2019 08 20
• Individual motivation interviews: 2019 08 21 – 2019 08 23
• Decision of Admission Committee communicated to the applicants: 2019 08 27



Applicants must submit an online application Documents for application: 

1. Completed application form (in English, according to the form).

2. Master’s degree diploma and its supplement (submit copies and show original).

3. Applicants who have earned their degrees abroad must submit original notarised translations (into English) of the Master’s degree diploma and its supplement.

4. Enveloped and sealed recommendations from two scholars (in English; according to the form).

5. Curriculum vitae (CV) (in English).

6. Research proposal (in English; according to  the form; to be submitted in both hard and electronic (Word format, copies).

7. Motivation letter explaining the reasons of applying to doctoral studies (in English).

8. Proved English language skills (for non-native speakers), which should meet the requirements of Upper Intermediate level or higher. Valid results of TOEFL, IELTS are accepted of the last 2 years. Minimum test scores are: TOEFL - a score of 70 points; IELTS academic - a score of 6.0. If none of these tests has been taken, a test will be organised at ISM.

9. List and copies of publications (if applicable; list of publications in English).

10. Digital photo (3x4 cm).

11. Copy of passport or ID card (copy of the page of passport with the photo and personal data) (submit copies and show original).

12. Applicants whose documents presented for admission are issued under different surnames must submit a copy of the document confirming the change (submit copies and show original).

13. Bank statement confirming the payment of the application and English language test (if applicable) fee.



Targeted grant for research is dedicated to a Doctoral student applying to targeted research topic "The Influence of Soviet Imprint on Third Sector Organizations in Post-Soviet Countries Context". The admitted doctoral student will receive a Lithuanian state scholarship which covers the tuition fees and provides a student grant (722 EUR/month). Supervisor: prof. dr. Ilona Bučiūnienė.

Targeted grant for research is dedicated to a Doctoral student applying to targeted research topic "Consumer decision making in the health- and sustainability related domains: Factors fostering efficient change". The admitted doctoral student will receive a Lithuanian state scholarship which covers the tuition fees and provides a student grant (722 EUR/month). Supervisor: prof. dr. Justina Gineikienė.

State scholarships for full time studies (4 years)*

The scholarships will be offered to full time doctoral students in Management and Economics. A scholarship covers the tuition fee and provides a student grant ( 722 EUR/month). Candidates to the state doctoral study scholarships are selected by means of competition according to the results of the competitive entry score.



Annual tuition fee

4724,5 EUR per semester (full-time studies, 4 years)

3149,5 EUR  per semester (part-time studies, up to 6 years)


Admissions fee

Admission fee is 100 € (EU citizens), 150 € (non-EU citizens), English language test price is 30 €.
Admission fee and English language test shall be paid according to the ISM Procedure for Payment for University Services by filling out a payment slip of a template format.

Admission fee payment information:

Payment code: 190 Study code: 140 Payer‘s code: 11999998
Recipient: ISM University of Management and Economics
Address: Aušros Vartų g. 7A, Vilnius, Lithuania
Registration number / VAT number.: 111963319 / LT119633113
Bank: SEB Bank AB
Account No.: LT36 7044 0600 0516 8580
Bank code: 70440

100 € (payment of admission fee only)

130 € (payment of admission fee and English language test fee)


Regulation documents:


*Citizens of EU and EEA countries are eligible for the state funding.


More information:


Doctoral Studies Manager
Kamilė Šermukšnė
Tel. +370 6 125 9672

Contact hours: 9.00-16.00 / lunch break 12.00-13.00