International Business

Master’s programme 60 or 80 CP

This master’s programme prepares international business professionals and helps to develop the skills needed for the profession.

Accredited: until 14 October 2027


General information

  • Duration:
    1.5 years,
    2 years
  • Type:
    Full-time (evenings)
  • Language:
    English (full-time evening studies)
  • Credit points:
    60 CP / 90 ECTS (1.5 years) 80 CP / 120 ECTS (2 years)
  • Fee:
    For citizens and permanent residents of the Republic of Latvia:
    EUR 4620

    EU, EEA, CIS, Ukrainian, Georgian and Turkmen citizens:
    EUR 5620

    For non-EU citizens:
    EUR 5800

This master’s programme prepares international business professionals and helps to develop the skills needed for the profession: leadership, financial resource management, project management, managing cultural diversity, cultural tolerance, creativity, analytical thinking, etc. The quality of this programme is certified by the prestigious European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) accreditation EPAS.

The programme students have an opportunity to participate in a unique consulting practice programme that takes place every spring: European Human Resource Management Programme (EHRM) and receive an international diploma. More information here: and LinkedIn

The studies take place in person in the evenings. The lectures are conducted by lecturers from Latvia, Great Britain, Canada, Austria, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Germany, Czechia, France and other countries. The broad cultural spectrum represented by both the faculty members and the students is one of the strengths of the programme – it allows a student to work in an international environment and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and experiences in the international business environment.


International Business Environment and Sustainability

Leadership and Change Management

Cultural Diplomacy and Negotiation Management

International Strategic Management

International Business Law

Financial management and decision-making

Innovation and Business Models

Project Management: Personal Development and Problem Solving


International Business Operations

International Marketing and Communication

Strategic Human Resource Management

Strategic Branding

Organisational Design

Business Analytics and Research Methods

Digital Transformation and Social Media*

Management Psychology*

Project Management Systems and Approaches*

Internship I

*optional courses


Internship II (only for the 80 CP group)
Master’s thesis

Admission rules

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

Career opportunities

With a diploma obtained, a student can work in any field of business in Latvia and abroad, in both state and municipal institutions, as well as private business. There are also all the possibilities to set up his/her own company with international objectives. Graduates of this programme are also excellent HR specialists on an international scale.

Opportunities for further study

After graduation, a student can continue education in the doctoral programme “Business Management”.

International opportunities

Double degree study mobility

Students of this programme have the opportunity to participate in a double degree exchange programme and go to the partner universities:

ESC Group Troyes – Champagne School of Management, France
University of Applied Science Mainz, Germany
Normandy Business School, France
KEDGE Business School, France

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 master’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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