Business Management

Professional bachelor’s programme 160 KP / 240 ECTS

The programme “Business Studies” is an opportunity to acquire organisation management skills in a modern study environment, combining business management, management studies, economic and financial principles, marketing and logistics topicalities, skills and competences in a digital environment.

The opportunity to get a double degree.

Accredited: until 14 October 2027


General information

  • Duration:
    4 years (full-time)
    4.5 years (part-time)
  • Type:
    Distance learning, Full-time, Part-time in person (evenings and Saturdays) every other week
  • Language:
    English (distance learning), Latvian (full-time, part-time, distance learning)
  • Credit points:
    160 KP / 240 ECTS
  • Programme degree:
    Professional bachelor's degree in business management / qualification – business executive or e-business manager
  • Fee:
    For citizens and permanent residents of the Republic of Latvia:
    2900 EUR (full-time in Latvian)
    2600 EUR (part-time in Latvian)
    2200 EUR (distance learning in Latvian)
    3000 EUR (distance learning in English)

    EU, EEA, EU candidate countries:
    3000 EUR (distance learning in English)

    Other countries:
    3700 EUR (distance learning in English)

The programme “Business Management” is an opportunity to acquire organisation management skills in a modern study environment, combining business management, management studies, economic and financial principles, marketing and logistics topicalities, skills and competences in a digital environment. The study programme strengthens the skills required for a manager: leadership, project management, financial resource management, strategic thinking, human resource management, etc.

There are plenty of lectures in both full-time and part-time studies, and the teaching staff uses the latest IT technologies, which ensure convenient and interactive study methods. In order to develop the communication and teamwork skills that are necessary in business, practical work (discussions, study tours, practical sessions in companies, as well as the INTOPIA game, where students have the opportunity to manage the operations of a multinational company for two years on an interactive platform, analysing financial performance on a quarterly basis) plays a major role in studies.

In the 3rd year of study, a student has the opportunity to choose one of two specialisations:

  1. Business Management – Business on the Internet, Management Decision Making, Executive Professional Development, Business Coaching, International Business.
  2. Business Management in a Digital Environment – Multimedia Technologies, Electronic Commerce and Payment Systems, Social Media Marketing, Internet Marketing Methods, Information Security Solutions.

1st year

Personality Growth and Team Building
Study Skills Development
Business English
Introduction to International Politics
Information Technology and Data Analysis
Civil and Environmental Protection
Business English II
Applied Mathematics
Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
Course Paper on Entrepreneurship 1

2nd year

Human Resource Management
Social Psychology
Marketing Research
Business English III
Mathematical Statistics
Internship in a Business Incubator
Business Modelling
Business English IV
Business Law
Global Sustainability and the Green Economy
Financial Accounting
Office work and business correspondence
Course Paper on Entrepreneurship 2
Internship in Entrepreneurship 2

3. year

Role of Banks in Business
Intellectual Property Protection
Management Accounting
Risk and Quality Management
Strategic Management
Specialisation course I
Free choice course 1
Operations Management
Information Systems in Business
Financial Markets and Investments
Project Management Basics
Psychological Aspects of Group Management
Specialisation course II
Specialisation course III
Free choice course 2

4th year

Ethics and Social Responsibility
Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
Research Methodology
Specialisation course IV
Specialisation course V
Free choice course 3
Innovation Management
Financial Management
Course Paper on Entrepreneurship 3
Business Simulation
Research internship
Bachelor’s thesis

Optional course

Employee Engagement and Motivation
Cyberpsychology and Society
Diversity Management
Stress and Burnout Management
Business on the Internet
Presentation Skills
Computer Graphics and Graphics Packages
Business Process Modelling
Personality Growth and Professional Development
Tax Policy
Creative Process
Another course from another specialisation
Another course at other faculties of the university
Another course offered by the Lifelong Learning Centre
Another course at another university

Faculty members

Admission rules

Please read the admission rules published on our website under Study at RISEBA -> Admission rules

Career opportunities

Graduates of this study programme become managers of Latvian and international organisations, heads of divisions or departments. The knowledge a student gains also enables him/her to set up and run his/her own business. With a diploma in “Business Studies”, there are plenty of career opportunities in projects where it is necessary to develop and manage business processes in a digital environment.

Opportunities for further study

After graduation, a student can continue its education in the following programmes:
International Finance
Business Studies
Strategic Business Management
International Business

International opportunities

Double degree study mobility
3rd and 4th year students have the opportunity to participate in a double degree exchange programme and go to the partner university Haaga Helia University of Applied Science in Finland. Students are selected on the basis of their academic results and their English language skills.
Find out more about the double degree exchange programme here!

Any student of the bachelor’s programme who has completed at least one year of study can participate in the Erasmus+ exchange programme.
A student can study for 1 or 2 semesters at one of RISEBA’s partner universities. The duration of study mobility is 2–12 months.
The student does not have to pay for the period spent in the study and internship exchange programme abroad; the tuition fee is covered by the partner university, but the student continues to pay the RISEBA tuition fee. For the period spent abroad during mobility, the student is awarded an Erasmus+ scholarship to cover the costs of transport and accommodation.
* Erasmus+ internship mobility provides that a student can undergo an internship in one of the companies of interest in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries. For this internship period, the student receives an Erasmus+ scholarship. The duration of internship mobility is 2–12 months.
Find out more about Erasmus+ and how to apply here!

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