Big data analytics


The objective of the academic master study programme Big Data Analytics is to provide studies that correspond to the newest technological solutions, recommendations of professional organisations and the demand from IT and ICT companies, banks, trade and public sectors for specialists in the new Big Data analysis field, as well as to prepare highly skilled and competitive specialists for the Latvian and global labour market.

Benefits of the programme

  • The only programme in Latvia offering to study Big Data analytics in the field of economic processes.
  • RISEBA studies provide practical experience and the opportunity to learn from professionals of their respective fields.
  • The subjects of the programme will prepare students for employment in several economic sectors where there is an aggregation of a large amount of data.
  • Case studies, problem-solving and analytical research are all a part of the RISEBA learning process.
  • The programme has been developed in collaboration with employers and market requirements of several industries.
  • Field professionals contribute to the study process.
  • Individual approach to each student.
  • Flexible study and payment schedule.
  • A wide range of discounts.


Degree awarded

Social sciences master's degree in economics



60 CP / 90 CP



Until 2027


Study form


Full time evening studies




Latvian or English


Tuition fee per year


4520 EUR (for citizens of EU, EEA, CIS countries, Georgia, Ukraine)

5020 EUR (other countries)


Programme length


1,5 year


Programme director

Ivars Godmanis

Dr. phys., doc. Ivars Godmanis

Phone: +371 26626187; e-mail: [email protected]

Programme curriculum

Module No. 1: Economic and Business Processes 12 credits (18 ECTS) Module No. 2: Big Data Management 14 credits (21 ECTS)

Introduction to Big Data Analysis: 1 credit

EU Politics and Economy: 1 credit

Strategic Management: 2 credits

Business Optimisation and Decision-Making: 2 credits

Project Management in Organisations: 2 credits

Economic and Mathematical Modelling: 2 credits

Business Risk Management: 2 credits

Big Data Acquisition Methods: 2 credits

Data Management and Usage: 2 credits

Big Data Research Methods: 2 credits

Data Security Management: 2 credits

Open Innovation and Protection of Intellectual Property: 2 credits

Data Visualisation Methods: 2 credits

Artificial Intelligence in Business: 2 credits
Module No. 3: Methods of Big Data Analysis, 16 credits (24 ECTS)  

Information System Requirement Analysis: 2 credits

Multivariant Models of Static Analysis: 2 credits

Blockchain Technologies: 2 credits

Forecasting and Modelling: 2 credits

Practical Project. Using data analysis software: 6 credits 

The curriculum of Study Programme

Self assessment of the programme



Graduates of the master’s programme will:

- be able to use different data acquisition and management methods; 

- know the newest technological solutions;

- be able to use methods of Big Data analysis and visualisation;

- be able to use the acquired knowledge for economic process analysis and business growth.

Click here and see application requirements for international students

International opportunities

Erasmus+ study mobility

* Any full-time student of the Master's programme in Big Data Analytics who has completed at least one year of study can go to the Erasmus+ exchange programme.

* A student can go to study for 1 or 2 semesters at one of the RISEBA 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 practice 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 the mobility, the student is awarded an Erasmus+ scholarship to cover transport and accommodation costs.

* Erasmus+ Internship Mobility means that a student can do an internship in one of the companies they are interested in in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries. The student receives an Erasmus+ scholarship for this internship period. The duration of the internship mobility is 2-12 months.


Find out more about Erasmus+ and apply here!


RISEBA main campus: Meža str. 3, Riga, LV-1048, tel. +371 67500265, [email protected]