International Business

"To join Master of International Business programme is the best opportunity for students to get international experience without going abroad. I highly evaluate the professionalism of local and guest lecturers who made a truly international atmosphere during the programme – through various workshops, simulations, case studies etc. Here student’s interests and willingness to go deeper in a separate topic prevail over tedious theory. That makes each class special – intensive discussions and high involvement of students.

Would you like to be involved in an International atmosphere without going abroad? Join the RISEBA International Business programme! It is a great opportunity to get in touch not only with lecturers from different countries but also to establish contacts with students from all over the world. Individual approach, highly interactive workshops, practical cases, various projects and simulations and not only – it is all about the RISEBA International Business programme. Are you ready to join the club?"

jelena_polubotka.jpgJelena Polubotka 
Sales analyst 


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RISEBA Master programme in International Business offers ideal opportunities for ambitious candidates with an international leader’s mindset who are ready to pursue and seize the challenges of the global business environment.

European Foundation for Management (EFMD) akreditāciju EPAS

The International Business programme received a prestigious international accreditation EPAS by EFMD (the European Foundation for Management Development). More information here 



International Business is among the best Master and MBA programmes in Eduniversal Ranking 2017!

International Business is in the Top 200 of Best Masters in International Management in Eastern Europe - Ranked N° 13! More information here 

Degree awarded: Master in International Business
Professional qualification: Business Executive or Project Manager, or Human Resource Manager
The language of instruction: English
International opportunities: One semester abroad (ERASMUS+ Programme)
Double Degree opportunity:   Degrees from RISEBA and a partner university from France or Germany
Credit points: 60 ( + 80 or 90)
ECTS: 90 ( + 120 vai 135)

Form of study and tuition fees





Programme Director
Iveta Ludviga, Dr. sc. administr., Assoc. Prof.
Office: +371 67600688
Mobile: +371 29244831
[email protected] 



Programme in brief

Aimed to provide a solid academic foundation and professional competence the programme develops students’ ability to successfully operate in the international environment, set up and lead own businesses, expand internationally, manage organization`s human resources or projects, or finance.

This programme is primarily focused on developing students’ abilities to apply creative approaches, solve sophisticated problems, identify competitive opportunities and generate diligent decisions, thus enabling the students to persevere, advance and breakthrough in the fast-changing and unpredictable global business environment.

Enhanced by the combination of RISEBA academic, research and technical resources and it's international partner institutions the programme in International Business invariably accelerates a new synergy, ensures students’ successful participation in numerous international projects, exchange and double degree programmes.

Career prospects

Graduates have successful careers at such international companies as Statoil, Ernst&Young, Inserviss Credit, SEB, the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, and many other large and small companies in the UK, Switzerland, Gibraltar, Norway, France, Canada, and the USA.

Why RISEBA? Why International Business? 

  • Students can combine work with studies
  • Opportunity to choose one of four specialization areas – business management, human resource management, project management or international finance
  • Cross-cultural experience
  • International students and faculty from all over the world
  • An extensive range of international exchange programmes with international partner institutions
  • Double degree opportunities (two international diplomas)
  • Student-centered study environment
  • Modern teaching and active learning methods
  • Participation in international projects and conferences
  • New opportunities, extensive networks and a good return on investment

Programme curriculum*

Core curriculum:

International Business Environment and Sustainability
International Business Law
Leadership and Change Management
Cultural Diplomacy and Negotiations
International Strategic Management
Financial Analysis for Decision Making
Management Systems and IT Applications
Project Management
Innovation, Knowledge Management, and Business Models
Open innovation and Knowledge Management
Research Methods for Business and Organisations
Arts for Management and Personal Development
Business Analytics
Professional Internship
Master thesis

Specialization: Business Executive

Export Management
International Finance
International Business Operations
International Entrepreneurship
E-business and New Media
International Marketing and Communications

Specialization: Project Manager

Project Design and Communication Management
HRM and Project Change Management
Project Risk and Quality Management
Contemporary Tools and Approaches to PM
Programme and Project Portfolio Management

Specialization: Human Resource Manager

Human resource functions
Employee Strategic Resourcing and Recruitment
Labour Law
Training, Learning and Talent Management
HR processes and IT Systems Management
Organizational and Occupational Psychology
Employee relations and Employee Engagement
Coaching, Supervision, and Mentoring

Specialization: International Finance

Management Accounting
Corporate Finance and Managing for Value Creation
Portfolio Management and Analysis
International Banking and Financial Market
Financial Market Analysis and Wealth Planning

* RISEBA reserves the right to make adjustments up to 20 % of the programme contents.

Programme accreditation

Programme description 2017/2018

Admission requirements

Detailed information on documents to be submitted, application process and consultations are available in the Admissions section. Applicants who chose to study in English should submit a valid IELTS or TOEFL certificate or pass RISEBA English language test.