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 it was accredited as Higher Educational Institution, today known as BA School of Business and Finance offering studies to 1622 students. In 2012 BA School of Business and Finance is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • BA School of Business and Finance – credible and internationally recognized partner for the development of personality.
  • SBF offers accredited higher education study programmes of all levels, which confers the right to issue State-recognized diplomas.
  • SBF is located 15 minutes from the Old Town, the heart of Riga, which ensures easy access and convenient infrastructure.



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 it was accredited as Higher Educational Institution, today known as BA School of Business and Finance offering studies to 1622 students. In 2012 BA School of Business and Finance is celebrating its 20th anniversary.


BA School of Business and Finance offers high quality studies and research in business and finance. Our international cooperation, professional and creative staff, working closely with the business world, and achievements of our students and graduates earn our excellent reputation.


Research carried out by the teaching staff and the integration of the research into the study process plays an important role at SBF. The professional development and competence of the teaching staff is the main priority and it is facilitated. The Research Centre was founded on 24 May 2007 by School of Business and Finance.

The main research areas:

  • Development of entrepreneurship
  • Competitiveness of business
  • Development of financial service sector
  • Business management, financial, human resources, quality, innovation management, etc.
  • Educating society on financial issues,
  • Creative economy
  • Other entrepreneurship and finance-related areas.
  • Andris Natrin, Inga Rone, Liga Peiseniece are Board members of the Research Centre.

Master's Programmes

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at BA School of Business and Finance!


Housing services

BA SBF provides the housing at BA SBFStudent Hostel which is located at the same building where the classes are held. The prices range from 70 EUR to 100 EUR per month (depending on the room).

  • Shared rooms with shower and sanitary facilities
  • All rooms are furnished
  • A fridge in each block or room
  • Common room with table games and TV
  • Shared kitchen
  • Canteen
  • Free Wifi
  • Laundry and drying

Student Life

Campus life

Service and Facilities

  • Modern library with the most updated resources
  • A wide range of sports activities
  • Canteen
  • Free Wifi


Eduniversal Ranking

Since 2008 BA School of Business and Finance has been among the best 1000 business schools and universities in the world in the nomination Outstanding Business Schools.

Eduniversal is an organization of French company SMBG which specializes in higher education and career issues and it creates annually the rating of the best 1000 business schools and universities. During the last 18 months Eduniversal International Scientific Committee has summarized data about more than 12 000 Masters study programmes of 1000 leading business schools in the world. Relying on ten year experience in assessing Masters study programmes Eduniversal as a market leader decided to create a global map with 4000 leading Masters study programmes in 30 areas of studies in 153 countries.

In 2012 the Masters study program International Finance and Banking was recognized as the 13 among the best in the Corporate Finance Masters study program group in Eastern Europe in Eduniversal International Scientific Committee rating of 1000 the best business schools and universities, while the professional Masters Study program Business Management in Creative Industries ranked 41nd among the best arts and culture management Masters study program.

Eduniversal International Scientific Committee assessed the programmes according to three criteria: reputation of the programme, the salary of the graduates in their first job and student satisfaction. The most essential is student satisfaction and at the same time it is a unique assessment criteria. Almost 100 000 graduates participated in Eduniversal survey evaluating their study programme. Eduniversal Masters study programme evaluation provides a serious and unique information source for other students, professionals and employers as well as higher educational establishments and universities in the world. The progress of BA in international market has been one of the strategic priorities for several years. Eduniversal evaluation of BA two study programmes ranking them among 50 the best Masters study programmes in the world is not only the evidence of the quality of educational services, but also an achievement related to the development of Latvia education system.

Latvia rating of higher education establishments

The role of BA in Latvia education system is proved by the fact that BA ranks immediately after the large universities in Latvia Rating of Higher Educational Establishments.

In 2012 BA ranked the eighth in Latvia Rating of Higher Educational Establishments prepared annually by Latvijas Avize in cooperation with Latvia University and experts from different sectors as well as the market and public opinion research centre SKDS. The rating includes all 33 Latvia higher educational establishments founded both by state and legal entities. In this rating BA ranks the seventh among state-founded higher educational establishments and the sixth among Riga higher educational establishments. It is a significant achievement taking into account that BA is a single profile higher educational establishment and in rating are compared higher educational establishments irrespective of their size, number of profiles and functions. At the same time for all the five years since the higher educational establishment rating was created BA has pointed out that the assessment criteria and the methodology applied does not reflect completely the operation quality of higher educational establishments and it is important to include relevant criteria in the assessment. For instance, business higher educational establishments would need a completely different assessment system than arts and technical higher educational establishments. In spite of the high evaluation, BA administration believes that these ratings cannot serve as an objective tool for choosing the study area and the higher educational establishment.

Praise good service

To prove the desire to provide an outstanding service BA participated in the campaign Praise Good Service in 2011. BA was recognized as the most praised higher educational establishment in Latvia.

This campaign has been annually carried out in Latvia for eight years. It is run for more than two weeks every March. team in cooperation with Swedbank and Lattelecom invites all inhabitants to participate in the campaign Praise Good Service and to evaluate good service or express their satisfaction to any employee working in the service sector. The essence of the campaign is to invite the society to appreciate positive things around us and praise good service. You can praise the company providing service or an employee who has provided good service, good emotions and a smile. During the campaign enterprises and the society are invited to pay more attention to the customer service culture and the most praised enterprises as well as state and municipality institutions in Latvia are brought to the front. Among them were enterprises which had received the largest number of positive comments from their customers as well as received the highest evaluation in the TNS Latvia customer service quality assessment research.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Other Degrees

Need more information? Visit University Website