BA School of Business and Finance
BA School of Business and Finance is one of the leading, self financing business schools in Latvia. It was founded in 1992 as Banking College under the Bank of Latvia and in 1997 accredited as Higher Educational Institution.
In 2012 BA School of Business and Finance celebrate its 20th anniversary. It supports United Nations initiative and follows the Principles for Responsible Management Education. On December 2011 BA School of Business and Finance announced its decision to achieve Investors in Excellence Standard (a national standard which is based on the concepts of Excellence and the nine criteria of the widely used European Excellence Model (EFQM)). In 2007/2008 BA School of Business and Finance has been recognized as one of 1000 world’s best Business Schools!
Today it offers undergraduate, graduate and post - graduate programmes in Economics and Entrepreneurship, Business Administration and Finance. The study processes have gained an explicit international dimension. Graduates are nationally and internationally recognized entrepreneurs, managers, consultants, experts and professionals.
BA School of Business and Finance is located in Riga which is a very exciting and interesting place to pursue studies and gain an insight into the whole Baltic region!
SBF places special emphasis on international dimension. Exchanges are administered by International Study Department. The students have the opportunity to study as exchange Erasmus students within undergraduate and postgraduate programmes under LLP-Erasmus programme in partner universities in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and UK amd other. The students do placements in international companies abroad as part of their study programme. The number of students studying abroad increases with each year.
Diversity and international environment is ensured by international guest lecturers and entrepreneurs who lecture alongside with local academic staff. Every year SBF organizes a special international week which is designed so that international guest lecturers complement the study courses with international and global issues.