Established in 1991 in cooperation with the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, and the University of Ottawa, Canada, Riga Business School (RBS) is an internationally recognized management-education institution within Riga Technical University (RTU) and has more than 20 years of experience in business education. Riga Business School is the only school in the Baltics offering North-American style studies, both in teaching standards and in structure, containing intensive case studies, group work, and active classroom involvement.

The Faculty

Professors at Riga Business School are researchers, consultants, and thought leaders in every business aspect. The faculty from five continents challenges and encourages students with a curriculum that offers knowledge, competence, freedom, and passion, for teaching. The faculty includes both international and local professors, from a variety of backgrounds and with extensive experience in business.


Students at Riga Business School are handpicked by the program directors, therefore students at RBS are not one of the crowd. Everyone here has a strong personality and the faculty and staff of the school do their best to develop these students into leaders. RBS has a strong, individual approach toward their students, therefore there are never more than 50 students in one class. And approximately 10% of all students are the brightest minds from all over the world: Azerbaijan, Brazil, Germany, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Belarus, and the USA.

The Campus

Riga Business School is located in the heart of Riga – a city that has always been a hub of business. See for yourself! The school is located close to everything, with a busy city center always full of life, the old part of the city with beautiful Art Nouveau buildings, multiple shops, bars, restaurants, theatres, concert halls and everything else a student needs to enjoy his or her studies.

Accreditations and awards

PRME initiative. RBS is a member of PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education). The PRME initiative encourages and facilitates the movement of business schools toward approaches that meet the new needs and expectations of the business world and the demands of a new generation of students with regard to sustainability and good corporate citizenship. CEEMAN award. RBS is the first state institution of higher education in Latvia to receive the CEEMAN (Central and Eastern European Management Development Association) IQA Accreditation award. We pursued and obtained this accreditation because it mirrors our commitments to growth, development and rigorous quality. Institutional accreditation. The Republic of Latvia Ministry for Education and Science has awarded Riga Technical University full and unlimited accreditation. The accreditation does not have an expiration date, thus reflecting the confidence of the Ministry. This accreditation certifies Riga Technical University as an institution that can provide higher education and award state recognized degrees in Latvia. Program accreditation. RBS programs have the highest possible accreditation awarded in Latvia. Our six year accreditation period began in 2013. This accreditation certifies that our management programs comply with the highest academics standards. Eduniversal ranking. RBS has been announced as the best business education in Latvia by Eduniversal ranking. The 3 Palms of Excellence award is awarded to schools that are excellent business schools with international reinforcing Influence. This school offers programs in:

  • English

This school also offers:

  • Executive MBA (1)
  • Professional MBA (1)
  • BBA (1)
Programmes taught in:
  • English (US)

Riga Business School