European Business Studies

“European Business Studies at the RISEBA University College is a unique programme delivered in English, leading to the International qualifications and Diplomas alongside degree from RISEBA. French is learnt in all 4 years of studies and leads you to the International qualification as well. Placement in France, after the second year lets you boost your French and experience French business environment and culture.  Moreover, you will have an opportunity to study one year at a RISEBA University College partner institution abroad and graduate with two degrees, from RISEBA and the partner university you choose to attend. The best European Business Students are highly praised by employers and enjoy their fast and successful career growth. We are proud of being the only bachelor’s programme in Latvia holding the European Foundation for Management (EFMD) accreditation EPAS”.

Ieva Brence,
EBS Programme Director


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The Programme European Business Studies at RISEBA, the pioneer in the Baltics, was designed in response to extensive globalisation trends and Latvia integration in Europe. Boosting the gateway to international careers for young managers RISEBA takes a special pride in EBS graduates’ unrivalled network continuously advancing in their ambitious careers and reaching corporate top positions in an array of leading companies locally and abroad.

With its strong international insight the EBS programme challenges students from the first day of studies exposing them to an overwhelmingly international setting. Studies entirely in English, mixed groups of local and overseas students, international projects, events and competitions create an ideal inter-cultural, highly motivating and competitive learning environment. Fundamental business backgrounds enhanced by the fascinating linguistic opportunities to learn Latvian, Russian, English, French and even Spanish create an added value to ensure EBS students’ success in exchange programmes internships abroad, international research projects.

European Foundation for Management (EFMD) akreditāciju EPAS     Eduniversal Ranking 2015


European Business Studies is among the best Bachelor programmes, awarded from EFMD (The Management Development Network) with EPAS accreditation.

RISEBA became the first and only Baltic Higher Education Institution, that received the second prestigious EPAS accreditation of European Foundation for Management (EFMD). This accreditation has been awarded for three years to professional undergraduate programme „European Business” and professional postgraduate programme "International Business". Read more.

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European Business Studies is among the best study programmes in Eduniversal Ranking 2015
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Professional degree awarded: Bachelor of European Business (programme accreditation)
Qualification awarded: Business Executive

Specialisation: Business Administration
Specialisation: Digital Marketing
Specialisation: Business Psychology
Specialisation: Start-Up Acceleration

Language of instruction: English
Credit points: 160
ECTS: 250
EKI: 6

Form of study and tuition fees



Programme Director
Ieva Brence,, 
Phone:+371 67500261 +371 26363506
E-mail: [email protected]


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Programme in brief 

EBS Programme Comprehensive and up-to-date syllabus rears high calibre specialists possessing a sound expertise and technical knowledge of management disciplines, combined with practical managerial skills and experience. Students will develop a set of transferrable skills and insights into the key business areas, such as Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Law, Leadership, and Cross-cultural Communications, with the focus on the European market. It is the variety and highly integrative nature of the EBS programme that instils the spirit of diligence, ambition and strives to benefit students in their lifetime.

Programme is unique

  • Language of instructions-ENGLISH
  • Top-rank international accreditation from EPAS, EFMD.
  • Modern business fit syllabus - ensures excellent employment prospects in Latvia and abroad
  • High-calibre local and international teaching staff
  •  Double degree opportunity- France, Finland, Sweden (no additional fee).
  • Wide International opportunities- student exchange programmes(ERASMUS).
  • Extensive business communication in English - leads to International Qualifications from LCCI (up to C2 level) and Cambridge (BEC B2-C1)
  • Intensive 4-year course of French- leads to “Diplôma Français Professionnel affairs”
  • Wide language and professional internship opportunities: France, Latvia, UK, USA
  • Variety of elective courses, e.g. Spanish, Latvian, Russian, Negotiations
  • International environment- students from different countries and cultures.
  • Small and friendly groups, interactive and personalised approach.
  • International projects, research, contests, conferences, simulation games etc.
  • Excellent research opportunities: industry demand – based and CFA initiative, read more about CFA (

Key programme strengths 

  • Excellent reputation in the industry
  • Highly professional academic personnel
  • Practically oriented study courses
  • Excellent technical facilities
  • Cooperation and joint projects with leading creative HEIs
  • Powerful and extensive alumni network

International qualifications 

The degree is enhanced by the internationally recognised qualifications from the London Chamber of Industry and Commerce (LCCI) and the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris (CCIP). Prestigious international diplomas, CI and C2 professional qualifications obtained during their studies ensure EBS students’ strong competitive advantage, guaranteed further international education and employability, recognition and fast career growth.

International opportunities: intensive language training in France; Internship abroad; one semester studies abroad (ERASMUS Programme); Double Degree opportunity (degree from RISEBA and a partner university); international qualifications from London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI); participation in International Projects.

Career prospects 

The international experience in both work and study, together with language and cultural competences, takes EBS graduates to highly valued positions in the corporate world. EBS graduates are successful in developing careers in various roles, from market research to financial analysis and management, to consulting at the top level in Europe and beyond. Some graduates choose to continue their studies locally in the International Business Master’s Programme, while others successfully continue in Europe or become entrepreneurs.

EBS graduates are currently working with global brands such as Ernst&Young, Tefen, CYTEC, airBaltic, Rietumu Bank, and others.

Entry requirements 

Centralized examinations in Latvian language and English language (for Latvia nationals only).
English language level A, B or C is required; applicants with English language level D or lower must pass English language examination at RISEBA* or IELTS, or TOEFL certificate.
English language examination at RISEBA or IELTS, or TOEFL certificate (for all applicants).

Bachelor degree from RISEBA qualifies you for Postgraduate studies at the best European Universities.

More about entry requirements for international students read here

Applicants with an international previous education need to pass an RISEBA Admission’s test. 

Programme curriculum*

Specialisation: Eusiness Administration
Specialisation: Digital Marketing
Specialisation: Business Psychology
Specialisation: Start-Up Acceleration

Programme description 2017/2018* RISEBA reserve rights to make adjustments up to 20 % of the programme content
** Offered only to students studying with LCCI qualifications

Self-assessment of study programme

**London Chamber of Commerce and Industry qualifications and Diploma (Diploma in Business Studies)

Project Management
Leadership and Organizational Behavior
International Business and Management
Research Methodology and Design
Financial Management and Risk

Ethics and Social Responsibility
Business Simulation "Intopia"


EU language: Spanish Intermediate 
LCCI Level 4: English for Business

LCCI exams