To promote the international turnover of BA students that is an essential precondition of the development of professional competences and skills as well as ensuring effective competitiveness students are offered studies and internship opportunities at partner universities and enterprises abroad.
The students have the opportunity to study as exchange Erasmus students within undergraduate and postgraduate programmes under LLP-Erasmus programme in partner universities. The students do placements in international companies abroad as part of their study programme.
BA continues cooperation with partners abroad not only in Europe, but also other regions of the world. The number of BA partners increases every year proving its professionalism and the ability to function facing stiff competition. BA has signed 129 international cooperation agreements with partner universities in 36 countries.
Diversity and international environment is ensured by international guest lecturers and entrepreneurs who lecture alongside with local academic staff. Every year BA School of Business and Finance organizes a special international week which is designed so that international guest lecturers complement the study courses with international and global issues.
Within the signed agreements BA students studying at one of five foreign higher educational establishments have the opportunity to obtain not only the diploma of BA, but also the diploma of the foreign higher educational establishment.
Cooperation with foreign higher educational establishments facilitates the movement of BA to internationalization and opens study opportunities to students as well as the international recognition of BA. It is an essential precondition for its further development.
Double diploma award
In 2006 School of Business and Finance and SBS Swiss Business School agreed to provide in Latvia joint master program „International Finance and Banking”. Graduates obtain degrees of Master of Business Administration and Master of Finance. The main goal of the program is to prepare highly qualified professionals in investment, finance and banking.
In 2012 both schools agreed to provide the bachelor program „Finance”. The program is designed to prepare analytically-minded financial economists who are able professionally and systemically apply financial analysis and management methods in an ever changing global environment.
In cooperation with International Business Academy, Kolding, Denmark, SBF students studying at Bachelor’s degree programme on graduation receive also professional AP Diploma in Marketing Management of International Business Academy.