Business Psychology

"Nowadays, there is no doubt that every business is based on its own psychology.  By understanding the psychological aspects of every business process, you can choose the most efficient managerial decisions and double your company’s ability to generate profits. Choose to study Business Psychology at RISEBA and you will be able not only to find all the secrets of human resource management, but also to achieve stunning success in business!"

Andris Lāriņš, student,
Head of inancial market department A/S “SEB banka”

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About

RISEBA Bachelor’s programme in Business Psychology is the first programme of this kind in Latvia and is one of the few programmes offered in Europe. Students who choose this programme will gain a comprehensive understanding of business and management combined with a profound knowledge of psychology. This unique blend will enhance students’ marketability and give them a considerable advantage as they enter the labour market.

Business Psychology programme will provide its students with the skills and knowledge to apply psychological principles to business problems in the workplace. Different career paths are open to the programme graduates – from running small and medium enterprises to starting, running and growing own companies in any business setting.   Programme graduates are effective managers and responsible business people who make decisions based on financial and economic indicators and also consider the psychological aspects of specific business functions and processes.

Degree awarded: Bachelor of Science in Business Management (programme accreditation)
Language of instruction: Latvian and English
Form of study: Full time day studies, distance learning studies
Admission requirements

Centralized examinations in Latvian language and a foreign language.

International opportunities: one or two semester studies abroad (ERASMUS Programme)
Accreditation: According to changes in the Higher Education Law, the study programme has been accredited until December 31, 2020
Credit points: 120
ECTS: 180
EKI: 6
 
 

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Programme in brief

The programme curriculum is designed recognizing the value of two disciplines – business management and psychology. From the very first-day students are exposed to a unique blend of business and psychology courses as they attend Management, Marketing, Economics, Finance and other courses and become familiar with the psychological aspects of doing business.

On the one hand, the programme encourages students to learn to develop themselves and use these skills and abilities in their professional lives.  On the other hand, it provides a detailed understanding of various aspects of psychology relevant to the workplace - the way people in organisations behave, their emotions and motivation, effective negotiation and sales strategies - helping students become successful business leaders and management professionals.

Strategic Management, Business Consulting, Business Coaching and Business Psychology courses combine theory and practice and provide students with the knowledge of theoretical aspects of entrepreneurship and essential practical skills they need  when setting up and running a company, preparing strategic and marketing plans, performing expert diagnostics, consulting  companies and viewing business processes from the psychological perspective.

Career prospects 

Business Psychology programme produces small and medium business managers, who are capable of taking non-standard managerial decisions, which are based on a profound understanding of the psychology of doing business and enterprise economic efficiency. Programme graduates can also work as business consultants helping companies deal with psychological dimensions of human resource management, marketing and advertising, organizational climate, corporate culture, etc.

Key programme Strengths 

  • Interdisciplinary programme – Business and Psychology
  • A unique programme of this kind in Latvia
  • Programme Duration – 3 years
  • Lecturers with extensive practical experience
  • International learning environment
  • The diversity of approaches and teaching methods
  • A personalized approach to every student
  • Flexible payment plans
  • Scholarships and discounts for best students

Career prospects

Business Psychology programme produces small and medium business managers, who are capable of taking non-standard managerial decisions, which are based on a profound understanding of the psychology of doing business and enterprise economic efficiency. Programme graduates are specifically required in human resource, management, learning and development, marketing and sales positions. They make a career in consultation firms, financial institutions, marketing research companies, public administration, with the provision of services related to companies, production support, and elsewhere. Programme graduates can assume diverse roles in various sectors.

A form of study and tuition fee 

 Form of study Duration Language Fee per 2019/2020 year, EUR (for EU citizens)  
Full time day studies 3 years Latvian 2240 EUR per year  
Part time studies 3.5 years Latvian 1920 EUR per year  
Distance learning 3.5 years Latvian 1800 EUR per year  

DISCOUNTS

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Programme description 2017/2018

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