RISEBA University

Riga, Latvia
RISEBA is a university type private higher educational institution fully accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia. The first higher education institution in the Baltic states awarded EPAS accreditation for the standard of excellence demonstrated by two of its business programmes. 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 17 study programmes of different levels and directions, and more than 8000 alumni. RISEBA comprises three major schools: School of Business, School of Media and Communication and School of Architecture and Design.
  • 12 Masters
  • 3000 Students
  • Private Institution Type

About

RISEBA in Brief

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) and one regional representative office operates in Cesis (Vidzeme region).

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.

RISEBA, a strongly research-led university, is about commitment and excellence in both research and education. Over the last two decades research at RISEBA has undergone considerable growth and now has reached a stage of notable diversity and internationalisation covering both in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary innovative approaches in social and economic sciences, entrepreneurship, communications, arts and architecture.

The mission of RISEBA research is to promote the recognition of RISEBA in the European and international research field through mutual cooperation between faculty and students; RISEBA is to bridge the gap between academic environment and business through collaborative research projects and various research partnerships at regional, national and international levels.

Research fields

Within business and economics, art, communication and architecture sciences, research is carried out in a number of different fields, like:

  • Strategic management, Public management, Strategic Business IT
  • Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Creativity and Innovation, Business Ethics and Sustainability
  • Economics, Finance and Banking
  • Research Into Creative Industries, Latvian audio-visual industry in transition
  • Architecture in transition towards new hybrid urban typologies
  • Social media, marketing, public relations and communication

Research pyramids

At RISEBA research is carried out through a number of individual projects as well as in research groups called Pyramids for Research. Each "pyramid in the fields of focused research is led by a professor and includes 2-3 academic faculty members, doctoral students, master and bachelor students working together. The researchers in the pyramid come from different fields such as Business, Economics, Arts, Communications and Architecture to the full potential of interdisciplinary research. The ambition is to develop a research model that will increase the amount of high quality research conducted by RISEBA researchers, facilitate excellence in teaching and make an outstanding contribution to the quality of student learning.

Recent international research projects

At RISEBA research is carried out in close collaboration with international partners, such as Agder University (Norway), BUW Wuppertal (Germany), COTEC (Portugal), Emerald Group Publishing Limited (UK), Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge (UK), Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Queen's University Belfast (UK), Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norway), the University of Salford (UK), Universidad Miguel Hernandez (Spain), and many others.

Recent RISEBA international research projects include:
  • CAL4INO: Creative Activities in Learning for Innovation (2010 2013);
  • DEPICT: Developing Employability Programmes Using Interactive Technologies (2012 2014). RISEBA applied research activities are focused on specific areas of expertise within the university, such as social entrepreneurship, administrative burden, experience economy, etc. Recent applied research projects include:
  • Economic Impact Assessment of Bioethanol Production in Latvia (2011);
  • Potential for Latvian Turkish Cooperation on the Fields of Economic Development and Trade: Feasibility of
  • Transport Routes and Latvian Transit Capability (2011-2012);
  • Expert services for career assessment methodology according to the ESF project State Employment Agency's capacity building (2011 2013);
  • Eco-SUP-Port: Sustainable Business for SMEs in European Harbours (2012 2014).

RISEBA conferences and publications

RISEBA University is keen to support academic staff in their research activities: staff members are encouraged to become more involved in research through new projects, resources, training courses and workshops; financial assistance and bonuses are provided for participation in international research conferences and publications in internationally recognised journals.

In cooperation with BA School of Business and Finance and Ventspils University College RISEBA hosts annual international research conferences, which gather together dozens of professors, PhD students, policy makers and practitioners, to share latest research experience, find applicable solutions to existing problems and foster international collaboration.

In 2014 April RISEBA hosts the 7th annual international research conference Business and Uncertainty: Challenges for Emerging Markets.

As part of CAL4INO Project activities, in November 2013 RISEBA led the 3rd International CAL4INO Conference Releasing Creative Energy: Towards a More Competitive Europe.

Since 2008 RISEBA in partnership with BA School of Business and Finance and Ventspils University College has been publishing the Journal of Business Management, ISSN 1691-5348, indexed in EBSCO database.

Research

RISEBA, a strongly research-led university, is about commitment and excellence in both research and education. Over the last two decades research at RISEBA has undergone considerable growth and now has reached a stage of notable diversity and internationalisation covering both in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary innovative approaches in social and economic sciences, entrepreneurship, communications, arts and architecture.

The mission of RISEBA research is to promote the recognition of RISEBA in the European and international research field through mutual cooperation between faculty and students; RISEBA is to bridge the gap between academic environment and business through collaborative research projects and various research partnerships at regional, national and international levels.

Research fields

Within business and economics, art, communication and architecture sciences, research is carried out in a number of different fields, like:

  • Strategic management, Public management, Strategic Business IT
  • Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Creativity and Innovation, Business Ethics and Sustainability
  • Economics, Finance and Banking
  • Research Into Creative Industries, Latvian audio-visual industry in transition
  • Architecture in transition towards new hybrid urban typologies
  • Social media, marketing, public relations and communication

Research pyramids

At RISEBA research is carried out through a number of individual projects as well as in research groups called Pyramids for Research. Each "pyramid in the fields of focused research is led by a professor and includes 2-3 academic faculty members, doctoral students, master and bachelor students working together. The researchers in the pyramid come from different fields such as Business, Economics, Arts, Communications and Architecture to the full potential of interdisciplinary research. The ambition is to develop a research model that will increase the amount of high quality research conducted by RISEBA researchers, facilitate excellence in teaching and make an outstanding contribution to the quality of student learning.

Recent international research projects

At RISEBA research is carried out in close collaboration with international partners, such as Agder University (Norway), BUW Wuppertal (Germany), COTEC (Portugal), Emerald Group Publishing Limited (UK), Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge (UK), Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Queen's University Belfast (UK), Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norway), the University of Salford (UK), Universidad Miguel Hernandez (Spain), and many others.

Recent RISEBA international research projects include:
  • CAL4INO: Creative Activities in Learning for Innovation (2010 2013);
  • DEPICT: Developing Employability Programmes Using Interactive Technologies (2012 2014). RISEBA applied research activities are focused on specific areas of expertise within the university, such as social entrepreneurship, administrative burden, experience economy, etc. Recent applied research projects include:
  • Economic Impact Assessment of Bioethanol Production in Latvia (2011);
  • Potential for Latvian Turkish Cooperation on the Fields of Economic Development and Trade: Feasibility of
  • Transport Routes and Latvian Transit Capability (2011-2012);
  • Expert services for career assessment methodology according to the ESF project State Employment Agency's capacity building (2011 2013);
  • Eco-SUP-Port: Sustainable Business for SMEs in European Harbours (2012 2014).

RISEBA conferences and publications

RISEBA University is keen to support academic staff in their research activities: staff members are encouraged to become more involved in research through new projects, resources, training courses and workshops; financial assistance and bonuses are provided for participation in international research conferences and publications in internationally recognised journals.

In cooperation with BA School of Business and Finance and Ventspils University College RISEBA hosts annual international research conferences, which gather together dozens of professors, PhD students, policy makers and practitioners, to share latest research experience, find applicable solutions to existing problems and foster international collaboration.

In 2014 April RISEBA hosts the 7th annual international research conference Business and Uncertainty: Challenges for Emerging Markets.

As part of CAL4INO Project activities, in November 2013 RISEBA led the 3rd International CAL4INO Conference Releasing Creative Energy: Towards a More Competitive Europe.

Since 2008 RISEBA in partnership with BA School of Business and Finance and Ventspils University College has been publishing the Journal of Business Management, ISSN 1691-5348, indexed in EBSCO database.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (9)
Journalism & Media (2)
Medicine & Health (1)
Social Sciences (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at RISEBA University!

Student Life

RISEBA Student Council serves as the bridge between RISEBA students and administration to safeguard students interests, enhance student life and create opportunities for personal growth and development. The Student Council's motto is "Be active and you will get noticed" its and mission is to assist students in almost every aspect of student life during their studies at RISEBA.

The Student Councils work is coordinated by the regulations developed by the students and approved by the Senate. In accordance with RISEBA's Constitution the Student Council has the right to participate in all levels of RISEBA's decision-making institutions, which deal with academic questions. The Student Council also has the veto power over the issues that directly affect students interests.
RISEBA student council runs a variety of different events from sports competions to RISEBA themed parties gathering together more than 800 attendees.

Tuesday afternoons are for RISEBA Discussion club established for students to debate and discuss social and political issues and develop they communication skills.
You will never be bored here!

Accreditation

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

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