The Bachelor of IT leadership program was established in 2019 and is a new level interdisciplinary program in the region where business administration knowledge is combined with technology management creating a strong professional advantage in the labour 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, University at Buffalo was chosen as the main cooperation partner for this program.
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.
To date, in the 2022/2023 academic year, yet another three providers of scholarships have joined – Squalio will offer an additional scholarship, IT company Uniso will join with new one-year scholarship and Sanda Liepiņa as an individual scholarship provider. Currently talks continue with yet another scholarship provider. 12 4th year students, two 3rd year students, as well as one 2nd year student and six 1st year students will be provided scholarships.
Scholarships from the finance and IT sectors have reached more than 210 000 euro. Scholarships for studies are offered for the 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 provide scholarships to eight students of the IT leadership program within a seven years period.