|Type of study programme||Professional master degree|
|Degree||Professional Master Degree in Finance (MF) with a professional qualification of Financier|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 10-Apr-2023|
|Duration||1,5 years (with a professional bachelor degree);
2 years (with an academic bachelor degree)
|Credit points||60 (1,5 years) or 80 (2 years) (ECTS: 90 (1,5 years) or 120 (2 years))|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||During studies international students join groups of local students that follow the study program in English. International students can learn Latvian language as an optional course (3ECTS).|
|Fees||1,5 years - 9000 EUR per full programme; 2 years - 9626 EUR per full programme; (2020/21).|
|Study programme description||The aim of the study programme is to develop a global understanding of relevant finance trends as well as global business changes. By focusing on theoretical concepts and their practical applications, students will receive a cross-domain understanding on challenges, opportunities and winning strategies within a global context.
Conducted in co-operation with SBS Swiss Business school, the Professional Master’s degree programme was ranked 13 by Eduniversal best masters ranking
under section “Corporate Finance in Eastern Europe”. Upon successful completion, students receive two degrees
Professional Master Degree in Finance (MF) with a professional qualification of Financier – awarded by BA School of Business and Finance
Master of Business Administration (MBA) – awarded by SBS Swiss Business School
Studies are organised in the form of modules and group work.
Main study courses include International Financial Institutions and Markets, Financial Accounting and Analysis, New Venture Creation, Managerial Economics, International Financial Management and others.
Students in this programme acquire knowledge of key trends and strategies in the global business and finance environment. The main goal of the programme is to prepare highly qualified professional specialists for the leading/managerial positions in the fields of international business and finance. The graduates of this programme are usually employed in international business and finance organisations.
|Study programme link||www.ba.lv/studies/program/mba-international-finance-and-banking/
|Requirements||Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Finance or Economics;
2 years of work experience in a company/ organization or position related to finance are required (In case previous education is obtained in another field);
English proficiency. : IELTS (minimum 6.0 points) or other certificate confirming English language level.
For detailed admission requirements click here:http://www.ba.lv/studies/how-to-apply/
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. At present BA School of Business and Finance implements accredited professional study programs in 2 directions: the study direction “Economics” and the study direction ”Management, administration and real estate management”.
For more than 25 years, BA School of Business and Finance has been one of Latvia's leading business education universities, which can be proud of its stable high employment rates of graduates and wide opportunities for international cooperation and career growth.
• MORE THAN 11 500 GRADUATES
• 98% GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT
• MORE THAN 1600 STUDENTS
• MORE THAN 100 FOREIGN GRADUATES
• 128 PARTNER UNIVERSITIES IN 36 COUNTRIES
Since 2008 BA School of Business and Finance each year participates in Eduniversal Best Masters and MBA program rankings. Professional Master’s degree program” International Finance and Banking” was ranked 14 by Euniversal Best masters ranking under section” Corporate Finance”/Eastern Europe (2018/2019 academic year).
BA School of Business and Finance that has obtained „Investors in Excellence” Quality Management Certificate (IiE Standard). The certificate serves as a roadmap for further high performance achievement. It is a Quality Management Certificate issued by the British Quality Foundation thus proving that it meets high internationally recognized standards of EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management Excellence model).
In 2013, BASBF was granted the status of a certified center of Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) UK, and since then it allows to prepare specialists in Financial Management and award additional professional qualification of a Financial Manager SQA.
Accommodation possibilities: BA School of Business and Finance offers its student hostel- it’s located in the main buildings top floors (7th-10th floor) offering a wide view of the surroundings. More information at School of Business and Finance Student Hostel BA
BA SBF graduates work for leading companies, banks, auditing companies and various government institutions contributing to the growth of the whole sector providing their knowledge and expertise. Graduates are nationally and internationally recognized entrepreneurs, managers, consultants, experts and professionals working both in public and private companies.
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Population in the city of Riga: 637 971
Total number of students: 1371 (2019/20)
Number of International students: 85 (2019/20)
Number of academic staff: 41 (2019/20)