RISEBA

Introduction

RISEBA is a university type private higher educational institution fully accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia.

Being one of the first private higher education institutions in Latvia, today RISEBA is among 10 largest higher education institutions in Latvia (both public and private) with almost 3000 students, including 200 international students, who attend 19 study programmes of different levels and directions, and more than 8000 alumni.

Over the last two decades RISEBA has gone through a substantial transformation from a small ambitious business school to the university that provides, in addition to business and management programmes, studies in communications, audiovisual media arts and architecture, thus transforming the institution into “the place where business meets arts”.

RISEBA stands out from the other higher education institutions as the one having clear international focus and is distinguished by the exclusivity of the study programmes offered and variety of languages of instruction.

RISEBA provides programmes which are either unique in the market or were first introduced to the market by RISEBA. It is one of the few institutions that offers full degree programmes in three languages – Latvian, English and Russian.

RISEBA is spread across five sites: three buildings of RISEBA main campus are located in Riga (the capital city), one regional branch is based in Daugavpils (the second largest city in Latvia).

RISEBA Mission, Vision and Values

Since its foundation in 1992, RISEBA has been guided by its mission “to be a gateway to international careers” stressing that the university aims to prepare its students and graduates for international careers and emphasizing that it does not mean that the students are taught “for export”.

The main idea behind the mission is that RISEBA wants to make sure that its students are competitive in international markets, are culturally aware, can work in international teams either in their home country or abroad and successfully compete in global markets.

RISEBA sees its graduates as potential employers who will contribute to Latvian, European and global economic growth, are able to work in international companies in Latvia and abroad, are sensitive and tolerant to cross-cultural differences, and are active contributors of multinational teams.

Responding to the changes in the external environment and pursuing new opportunities RISEBA expanded its activities into new areas – creative industries, i.e. communications, media and architecture, and in future sees itself as “a financially sustainable, internationally recognised university of business, arts and technology”.

Guided by its vision RISEBA comprises three major academic components or schools:

  • School of Business with Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes, which cover the areas of business, management and economics
  • School of Media and Communication with Bachelor and Master programmes in arts and communications
  • School of Architecture and Design, which currently offers a Bachelor programme in Architecture.

RISEBA is an inter-disciplinary, multicultural university providing the global labour market with intelligent, creative and independently thinking individuals. RISEBA stands for excellent education, internationally recognised degrees, high quality of graduates, excellent research base and highly qualified staff.

Five core values are at the heart of what RISEBA does:

  • Openness: RISEBA is known for its individual approach to students. The staff is committed to creating a study-friendly environment based on trust, respect and responsiveness.
  • Cooperation: RISEBA is actively involved in local and international business environment and promotes the professional growth of its staff and students. Together with its alumni and partners, the institution creates an excellent academic and work experience, which is an indispensable part of the study process.
  • Lifelong Learning: RISEBA promotes lifelong learning of students. Lifelong learning contributes to the development of Latvia and other European countries as contemporary knowledge society with steady economic development, more work places and greater social cohesion.
  • Diversity: RISEBA is a bridge between Western and Eastern Europe, which helps students make the first step on the way to international career. RISEBA ensures a multicultural environment by offering various study programmes, forms of studies and training in different languages.
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility: RISEBA trains socially responsible managers and makes every effort to help students understand the role of entrepreneurship in the creation and maintenance of highly ethical practice in the professional environment and society as a whole, whilst simultaneously ensuring proper protection of the environment for generations to come.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master

Master in Audio and Visual Media Arts

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Riga

Humanities Master Studies in Audiovisual Media Arts is one of the most innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary training in Latvia. It is rooted in the best traditions of Auteur Cinema and expanded across various specialties: filmmaking, directing of photography, animation, video and CG generated graphics, interactive 2D and 3D production, and game development... [+]

Humanities Master Studies in Audiovisual Media Arts is one of the most innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary training in Latvia. It is rooted in the best traditions of Auteur Cinema and expanded across various specialties: filmmaking, directing of photography, animation, video and CG generated graphics, interactive 2D and 3D production, and game development. While comprehensive in its structure to train the future executives in film and television studios, ad agencies, animation studios, creative departments of social networking, and SFX and post-production houses, the program offers its students to specialize in a chosen field via Independent Studies cycle. The minor is declared by a student under auspices of an esteemed faculty member and, generally, in the areas of film directing, art directing, animation, and post production supervising. Degree awarded: Master in Audio and Visual Media Arts Language of instructions: English Study environment Auditorium Theoretical lectures are usually held in auditoriums. All auditoriums are equipped with computers and projectors for lecturers’ and students’ presentations. The biggest auditorium is also equipped with large screens in order to provide better visibility. Video studio Students learn the crafts of camera operator and lighting in a 300 sqm big video studio. Students can also take advantage of this studio for their own academic projects outside the lectures. Studio is equipped with a full featured black and green screen backgrounds and floor. Cameraperson’s special machinery, such as camera crane and steadicam, is also available. In 2013/2014 academic year studio will be equipped with a stationary lighting system. Next to the studio there is a green room, storage for costumes and stage property, and a recording studio. Mounting studio Architecture and Media Centre H2O6 has two big and two small editing studios. Both big editing studios are equipped with 15 – 20 iMac desktops. In these studios audiovisual editing lessons and practical workshops are being held. Small editing studios are meant for students’ unsupervised work after the lectures. All computers for video editing are equipped with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium, Logic Studio and other editing software. Why RISEBA, why Audiovisual Media Arts? aesthetic, philological, and technical approach of the programme is instilled by the best Russian and American film school traditions, the only Master Studies programme in Latvia where additional coursework in art theories and a selected course load in advanced workshops may be undertaken at the Latvian Academy of Art, the only program where the graduates are offered a business module to increase their effective competitiveness in the global audiovisual market sectors, a number of courses, be it Game Design, Film Narratology or Dramatic Construction via on-line with Hollywood Industry professionals, to name a few, are unique in the Baltic States, a very individual approach to every student and instructed by the international group of accomplished artists and academics, a flexible study schedule and a flexible payment schedule, an effective ERASMUS exchange with similar programs at TAMK University of Applied Sciences, the School of Art and Media, the Academy of Visual Arts, Design and Pop Culture, MINERVA, Netherlands an effective network with similar programs worldwide that conduct cutting edge workshops throughout the academic year, technically best equipped infrastructure in media studies in the Baltic States. Programme entry requirements Copy of previous education certificate/diploma + transcript of records CV in English Creative portfolio (photo, video, design, script or similar) Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5+, TOEFL 69+ or equivalent) Copy of Passport Programme content Cross-Media Technology and Integration Cinematography Photography New Media and Film Editing and Aesthetics Screenwriting Stereoscopic 3D and Virtual Reality Documentary Film Production Visual Semiotics in Media Design Game Analysis Motion Graphics and Design in Cinema 4D Interactive Cinema Advanced Soundscapes Directing for Stage, TV, and New Media Distribution and Niche Marketing Advanced Directing of Photography Animation and SFX Producing Conformity of Cultures Pipeline Route in Autodesk Smoke Filma Narratology Intellectual Property and Legal Aspects in Creative Industries Modular Synthesis in Post Production Sound Mobile Game Technologies *RISEBA reserve rights to make adjustments up to 20 % of the programme content. For more specific information about the study course qualifications, please contact programme creative director. Admission requirements 1. Copy of previous education certificate/diploma + transcript of records 2. CV in English 3. Creative portfolio (photo, video, design, script or similar) 4. Proof of English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5+, TOEFL 69+ or equivalent) 5. Copy of Passport [-]

Master in International Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Riga

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... [+]

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. Degree awarded: Master in International Business Professional qualification: Business Executive, Project Manager or Human Resource Manager Language of instruction: English Form of study: Full time evening studies International opportunities: One semester studies abroad (ERASMUS Programme) Double Degree opportunity: (Degrees from RISEBA and a partner university) 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, innovate and foster continuous growth. This programme is primarily focused on developing students’ abilities to think critically, 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 its 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 MIB 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 USA. Why RISEBA, why International Business? Students can combine work with studies 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-centred study environment Modern teaching and active learning methods Participation in international projects and conferences New opportunities, extensive networks and good return on investment Programme content *RISEBA reserve rights to make adjustments up to 20 % of the programme content International Business Environment International Business Law International Marketing and Communications Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Entrepreneurial Finance Research Methods for Business International Business Operations International Entrepreneurship and Innovation Knowledge Creation and Management E-commerce and New Media International Finance International Strategic Management Service Management Master Thesis Admission requirements Detailed information on documents to be submitted, application process and consultations is available in the Admissions section. Applicants who chose to study in English should submit valid IELTS or TOEFL certificate, or pass RISEBA English language test. [-]

Contact

Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration (RISEBA)

Address 3 Meža Street 3
Riga, LV-1048 , Latvia
Website http://www.riseba.lv/en/
Phone +371 67 500 265