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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 4.88k
  • Foreign: $ 8.05k
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 5 July 2019
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 3014pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years

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    The curriculum of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at Riga Business School (RBS) is based on the curriculum of the BBA programms of two of the leading business school in Europe and US - BI Norwegian Business School and University at Buffalo School of Management.

    The curriculum focuses on basic business related topics in Management, such as Finance, Economics, Methods, Law and Intercultural Communication. This program will give you a solid degree in international business with a distinct global approach and a solid knowledge how to build socially responsible business.

    The program offers three options: 

    • Study 3 years at RBS in Riga and get a nationally and internationally accredited and solid degree from the Riga Business School at Riga Technical University; 
    • Study 2 years at RBS in Riga, spend the 3rd in BI Norwegian Business School and get a double degree diploma from RBS and BI; 
    • Study 3 years at RBS in Riga, spend the 4th in University at Buffalo  School of Management (UB) and get a double degree diploma from RBS and UB.

    University requirements

    Based on the global demands of the job market, we are looking for candidates who have the potential to develop during their study years the following skills:

    •  IQ,
    •  HONESTY,

    The Riga Business School (RBS) admission process follows in the tradition of the leading American universities. We assess both the intellectual and personal capabilities of every candidate. To do this, we calculate the Riga Business School Admission Score: Previous Education Performance (30%) + English Proficiency (30%) + Silicon Valley Challenge Score (40%) or Interview for international candidates = 1 to 100 Points.

    1. Secondary Education (diploma and transcript)

    In order to succeed in Riga Business School, candidates should have a good intellectual preparation and they should have faced  advanced level courses. We carefully study the transcripts of all candidates. On one hand we pay particular attention to specific subjects like Mathematics and English and other subjects more related to Economics and Business. On the other hand we also look at the overall performance of the students during the last two years of secondary education and the student’s performance on Central State Exams or equivalents.

    2. English Proficiency (if English is not your native language)

    This can be a TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT or IELTS.
    Candidates should prove they have an adequate level of English, as all courses in RBS are taught in English and we have students and professors who do not speak the domestic language. To demonstrate proficiency, students should take an international language exam. 

    TOEFL (IBT): 70

    TOEFL (PBT): 523

    IELTS: 6,0

    PTE: 50

    NB! Candidates can take TOEFL ITP at RBS for free. 

    3. Extra-curricular activities, personal achievements

    In order to assess the personality of our students, we review their extracurricular activities. Students are encouraged to inform the admissions officers in as much detail as possible inside the appropriate section of Admission Package. Example of extracurricular activities include Student Council, Sports, Volunteer activities, Internships, Cultural Activities, Hobbies, etc. These activities will be one of the subjects during the Admission Interview, therefore they impact the candidate's Riga Business School Admission Score.


    RTU Riga Business School provides some form of financial assistance, including academic and talent scholarships as well as need-based grants, loans, employment and internship opportunities.

    1. RBS Excellence Scholarship

    RBS Excellence Scholarship covers the full tuition fee for the 3-year BBA program in Riga.

    This scholarship is available for students with:

    • Outstanding grades;
    • Significant extra-curricular activities;
    • Motivation and leadership.

    2. RBS Basketball Scholarship

    RBS Excellence Scholarship covers the full tuition fee for the 3-year BBA program in Riga.

    This scholarship is available for students with:

    • 5 year experience with the Latvian Youth Basketball League (LJBL);
    • Average grade (in form 11 and 12) – at least 7.0;
    • Active participation in LJBL activities.

    3. RBS Appreciation Discount

    The 10% discount is available to the children of RBS Alumni/Students of degree-granting programs (BBA, PMBA, EMBA).
    RBS reserves the right to exercise its discretion in decisions for any individual case.


    Professors at Riga Business School are researchers, consultants, and thought leaders in every aspect of business. They challenge and encourage students with a curriculum that offers knowledge, competence, freedom and passion for learning. The faculty body is composed of international and local professors, from a variety of backgrounds and with extensive experience in business.

    Our professors seek to support the development of our students' critical thinking and leadership skills. RBS professors ask students tough, probing questions, offer alternative points of view, and force students to look more closely at their own assumptions. They always strive to develop better and more innovative ways for students to learn and discover. They always have time for their students – as teachers, advisors and mentors.

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