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Executive
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The RBS Executive MBA (EMBA) Program equips C-suite managers with the skills, tools & confidence they need to accelerate their business, and lead by example.
The first RBS Executive MBA Program for top-level executives was launched in 2000 in collaboration with the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA).

The RBS EMBA Program is designed to empower and advance experienced executives to new leadership heights. Moreover, it adds new perspectives and tools to their existing management knowledge and embraces all aspects of contemporary management practice.

The North-American style management curriculum, complemented by the best European experience, provides leaders who want knowledge and excellence and a truly global executive learning with international networking opportunities.

Duration of the program:

2 years

divided into four semesters
of study

Program language:

English

Leadership
Development
Practicum

woven through the whole
program

Why choose the Executive MBA?

Leadership
Development
Practicum

a focused leadership skill development program delivered by recognized experts.
RBS uses “experiential learning”, meaning that our participants learn mainly “by
doing.” This approach is unique in the Baltic States.

Leadership Development Practicum

As a part of your Executive MBA experience, you will experience the Leadership Development Practicum (LDP). This is a one-of-a-kind program in Latvia that was developed using the experience and talent of  leading international professionals and is offered exclusively to our Executive MBA students. Leadership is quite broad and it is important to assess participant needs in order to focus on the most important issues for the participant’s company. RBS uses what is called “experiential learning”, meaning that our participants learn mainly “by doing”. Specifically, we use an intensive combination of lectures, case studies, assessments and “on the job” exercises. This is the most effective approach to leadership development.

During the Practicum, you and your colleagues develop a deep understanding of the main concepts (theory, methods and models) of leadership development and coaching as they are applied in a variety of business and social contexts.  The Practicum includes developing a coaching style that inspires, motivates and mobilizes others, mastering new personal leadership tools, and working individually with the executive coach, focusing on knowledge implementation. While addressing your own issues rather than case studies, you will be supported and coached to make the changes you need to get the results you want. You will work in a challenging environment that fosters development and uses peer review, quick feedback, personal journals and executive coaching, to assure that you acquire the necessary tools and frameworks to lead to positive change, and make you a more successful leader and person.

The RBS Leadership Development Practicum is an opportunity to recognize your strengths and weaknesses, become more aware of how your leadership strengths can impact others effectively, and track your progress over the course.

Distinguished
faculty

with international educational and/or professional experience from Europe, the USA,
Argentina, and more.

Case-based
learning

extensive use of case studies from Harvard Business School, IESE Business School,
and the Case Centre.

The Case Method requires active participation and discussion. Cases are also not only about individual learning or decisions, but also rely on the work of groups of co-learners. The case itself describes the scenario in the context of the events, people and factors that influence it within real business experiences.

Two study
trips

to our superb partner schools and organizations – a European and a
trans-continental study trip. Each trip is planned as a learning module focused on a
specific theme, such as technology & innovation, negotiation, inner workings of the
European Union, or global business.

The Global Study Experience is aimed at broadening the global perspective of students. This is an excellent opportunity to learn in  the global business environment. The Executive MBA program includes two Global Study Experience trips – European Union Study trip and a Trans-continental Study trip.

The up to five days long Study Experience trip will include carefully selected topics, enriching it with international case studies, seminars, conferences, company visits, interaction and networking with executives, entrepreneurs and leaders representing academic, governmental and global business communities.

Riga Business School has previously organized trips to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), BI Norwegian Business School (Norway), the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA), University of Stellenbosch Business School (South Africa), Westford School of Management (United Arab Emirates), and Jiao Tong University (People’s Republic of China in Shanghai).

Network
for life

study with ambitious and experienced fellow participants

Receive valuable experience, networking opportunities with local and global executives and insights to share with their peers, making the study process and discussion insightful and educational. Meeting experienced leaders from different industries is an advantage which is offered by the RBS Executive MBA Program.

Why choose the Executive MBA?

EMBA students are carefully selected, and they come from the private sector, governmental and non-governmental institutions. They are in senior positions in their institutions or are entrepreneurs. The size of the class allows for a more personal and student-centered approach, closer networking opportunities, and more effective learning from professors and other students.

From the first day, EMBA students take all classes together as a cohort, they build a tight network, meaningful connections and friendship that lasts beyond graduation day.

Program Format

The RBS Executive MBA program allows students to maintain their professional career while bringing real and immediate benefits to the student and their company’s growth.
The EMBA curriculum perspective about a diverse set of business areas, develop strategic thinking and the leadership skills that prepare you for effective organizational and operational development in the fast-changing and competitive global modern environment.

CLASSES HELD
once a month
Thursday – Saturday
9:00 am – 9:00 pm

DURATION
20 months

CONSISTS OF
4 semesters
15 core and advanced
courses

TWO STUDY TRIPS
European and Global

Core courses

Leadership Development Practicum
Daiga Ērgle, Claudio Rivera, Inese Muzikante, Greg Mathers

Behavioral and Organizational Concepts for Managers
Greg Mathers

Decision Making and Forecasting Using Statistical Methods
Andrejs Koliškins

Marketing Management
Inese Eglīte

Managerial Economics Macro Perspectives
Andrejs Jakobsons

Managerial Accounting
Edgars Voļskis

Financial Management
Raimonds Lieksnis

Human Resources Management
Ingrīda Blūma

Information Technology & Strategy
Sanita Meijere

Strategic Management
Andrejs Dzedons

Advanced courses

Leadership Development Practicum
Daiga Ērgle, Claudio Rivera, Inese Muzikante, Greg Mathers

AI & Strategy
Igors Rodins

Design Thinking
Kristiāna Roth

Operations and Service Management
Artūrs Pielēns-Pelēns

Power & Influence in Organizations
Inese Eglīte

Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Atis Zakatistovs

Business Law & Corporate Governance
Ieva Azanda

Study trips

European Union Study trip

Trans-continental Study trip

+ Capstone project

*Courses may change due to the interests, requests and dynamic of the group.

Your Degree

Upon successful* program completion, students are awarded an Internationally Accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Riga Business School at Riga Technical University.

The Program’s compliance with North American MBA standards is certified by all partner institutions and your diploma is accompanied with a Certificate of Recognition from University at Buffalo (USA) and University of Ottawa (Canada).

*To successfully complete their studies, students must receive an average grade of 8 or higher.

Your Degree

Upon successful* program completion, students are awarded an Internationally Accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Riga Business School at Riga Technical University.

The Program’s compliance with North American MBA standards is certified by all partner institutions and your diploma is accompanied with a Certificate of Recognition from University at Buffalo (USA) and University of Ottawa (Canada).

*To successfully complete their studies, students must receive an average grade of 8 or higher.