The best Doctoral studies in Lithuania preparing international level researchers and the leaders of the academic and business world in the field of Management and Economics.
International studies alongside the world-renowned scientists and researchers, stimulating environment encouraging professional and personal development.
ISM University has a doctoral program in economics together with Vytautas Magnus University and Mykolas Romeris University.
Doctoral Programme in Management is organized by ISM University of Management and Economics in partnership with BI Norwegian Business School, Norway, Aarhus University, Denmark, and University of Tartu, Estonia.
Information for Citizens of the Republic of Ukraine wishing to Study or Transfer
ISM University of Management and Economics is expressing support and solidarity for the students from Ukraine. Our University is expanding the ISM Fund by adding the new initiative “Support Fund for Students from Ukraine“.
ISM is inviting all members of its community – faculty, staff, students, alumni, and business partners – to contribute. We will dedicate all the donated funds for scholarships that will cover the living expenses of students that will come to study at ISM from Ukraine. Also, the University will double the amount contributed to this fund and dedicate its contribution to cover tuition fees.
For 2022 Spring intake
Students can study free of charge during the spring semester of 2022.
For 2022 Autumn intake (studies starting from 1st of September)
ISM‘s Fund is creating a new initiative – “Support Fund for Students from Ukraine“. All donated money will be dedicated to scholarships that will cover the living expenses for students that will come to study at ISM from Ukraine. Also, the University will double the amount contributed to this fund and dedicate its contribution to cover Ukrainian students’ tuition fees.
Lithuanian language courses
If a group of students, interested in learning the Lithuanian language, will be formed, ISM University will offer language courses.
Every case is evaluated individually and we will try to offer online learning if needed.
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+370612 59 672
If you have any questions regarding the admission’s procedure, financial support or study programs, feel free to contact us!
“ISM University offers international studies, with a large number of incoming lecturers. Because I wanted to stay in Lithuania, it was a great choice.”
Dr. Žygimantas Mauricas
“Luminor“ Chief Economist
“Doctoral studies are invaluable personal growth experiences that allow you to share knowledge, experience and broaden perspectives .“
Dr. Audronė Nakrošienė
Director of Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at ISM University of Management and Economics
“Achieving a PhD is like preparing for a marathon. Doctoral studies are a big investment, and I wish that it paid off for you”
Dr. Aras Zirgulis
Associate professor at ISM University
“The most valuable – systemic thinking, wide field of knowledge, excellent colleagues in Lithuania and abroad”
Dr. Alisa Miniotaitė
Founder and CEO of ALISA MANAGEMENT LABORATORY, Certified ICC Coach for Baltic Countries, Member of Academy of Management and International Leadership Association, Lecturer at ISM University
“Doctoral studies are tough in their own right and provide sufficient competencies even in challenging research situations.”
Dr. Saulius Olencevičius
Head of UAB “Prime Consulting”
Doctoral students and their research
Doctoral students studying at the ISM University if Management and Economics, and their research fields
52 Doctoral dissertations defended at ISM University of Management and Economics (Social sciences, Management and Economics) since 2004
Admission to Management:
Admission is underway
Admission to Economics:
2022-07-01 – 2022-08-31