New academic scholarships
to Bachelor of IT Leadership program students

Starting with the next academic year, Httpool, representative of global digital media platforms in Latvia, will join the ranks of Riga Business School scholarship providers. They have established their scholarship with the aim to support one young adult in obtaining interdisciplinary education in IT and business administration during the academic year. The scholarship during the 2022/2023 academic year will be equal to one year of tuition and the scholarship will be awarded to a Riga Business School first-year student in the Bachelor of IT leadership program. The Vītols Fund administers this scholarship.

The Bachelor of IT leadership program was established in 2019 and is a next-level interdisciplinary program in the region. The program combines business administration knowledge with technology management to give graduates a strong professional advantage in the labor market. Considering the long-standing successful cooperation of Riga Business School as a structural unit of RTU with the University at Buffalo State University of New York, USA, both in terms of program development, further education of academic staff and offering of the double diploma, the University at Buffalo was chosen as the main cooperation partner for this program.

The Httpool team has always had a long-term vision in all of our activities. Investments in the future have long been important to us. Our vision is to inspire digital growth in developing countries, promoting business and economic achievements. Education is one of the components of this growth.

In order for us to experience the successful development
of the Baltic region, we must ensure significant financial and non-financial investment in education and also promote the

further development of talents. Considering the role of Httpool in the development of digital marketing, we want to improve the readiness of young professionals to transition from conservative and slow methods and tools to the solutions required for conquering new, international markets.

Our support for the scholarship will help both to improve talents for the needs of the labor market, and also ensure up-to-date solutions for our clients through the perspective of these experienced specialists. In order to strengthen the pool of young professionals, we are establishing close cooperation with the best educational establishments in the region. Our aim is to help students here in Latvia while at the same time allowing them to shine globally. The possibility to ensure a scholarship initially for one student is the road towards the development of the best talents; it is the support we are providing for the growth of young adults in the field of digital marketing.

Arnis Ozols
Regional Director at Httpool in the Baltic’s

I am grateful to every company that provides the opportunity for outstanding young adults to study. In the perception of Riga Business School, studies are the time exclusively devoted to research, reading, inquiry of various forms, and development of teamwork skills. You cannot do it in a quality manner, if at the same time you are working and funding the studies yourself. I would like to thank the team of Httpool for their decision to provide a scholarship for the growth of Riga Business School students.

Claudio Rivera
Riga Business School Deputy Director, Bachelor Program Director

Currently, the students of the Bachelor of IT leadership program have been accepted in internships or jobs in various intensity in companies like Citadele bank, Deloitte, EY, Giraffe 360, KPMG, Luminor, LVRTC, Nasdaq, TietoEvry, SEB, Uniso and others.

In cooperation with RTU Development Foundation and Vītols Fund, currently, scholarships to 14 Riga Business School students are provided by SEB bank, Swedbank, Luminor, BluOr Bank, Citadele bank, TietoEvry, WeAreDots and Squalio. Starting with the 2022/2023 academic year, Uniso, Squalio, Sanda Liepiņa and Httpool join the scholarship providers.

The total amount of tuition in the form of scholarships from the finance and IT sectors has reached more than 210 000 euros. Scholarships for studies are offered to students whose results and academic achievements are of a high level. The largest scholarships provider to Riga Business School up to now – SEB bank – in 2019 confirmed their commitment to offering scholarships to eight students of the IT leadership program within a seven years period.