Executive
Education
Courses

Take Executive Education courses at Riga Business School to keep up with the latest developments in business education. Whether you’re a recent graduate or it’s been years since you called yourself a student, we welcome you to continue growing. This is an opportunity for you to develop and update your talents.

Registration for courses is open
until December 12, 2022.

APPLY

Executive
Education
Courses

Take Executive Education courses at Riga Business School to keep up with the latest developments in business education. Whether you’re a recent graduate or it’s been years since you called yourself a student, we welcome you to continue growing. This is an opportunity for you to develop and update your talents.

Registration for courses is open until December 12, 2022.

APPLY

Jan 2 – Apr 14

Mondays
18:00 – 21:00

IN-PERSON

MANAGERIAL STATISTICS

Led by Andrejs Koliškins

Statistical methods are widely used in accounting, finance, management and marketing. A manager needs to know how to use the available information to make better decisions.
The course objectives are to learn how to properly present and describe information, to understand how to draw conclusions about large populations based only on information available from samples, to learn how to improve processes, to understand how to obtain reliable forecasts.

Jan 2 – Apr 14

Mondays
18:00-21:00

IN-PERSON

POLITICAL RISKS FOR BUSINESS

Led by Daunis Auers

This course aims to equip students with the theoretical understanding, empirical skills, and knowledge of key sources that will enable them to undertake analysis of political risks to firms and investments. The first part of the course identifies different types of political risks – geopolitics, domestic instability, terrorism, corruption, expropriation, breaches of contract, social activism and cyber-threats among others – and discusses the available sources for measuring and evaluating these risks. The second part of the course introduces the basic concepts of managing political risk – managing, understanding, analyzing, mitigating and responding – and practices these skills through case-study exercises. Finally, the course concludes with students simulating client meetings highlighting political risks and opportunities for investors in concrete countries and regions.

Jan 2 – Apr 14

Mondays
18:00-21:00

IN-PERSON

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Led by Daiga Ērgle

The purpose of this course is to increase students’ understanding of the impact of HRM in an organization and the underlying principles of effective HR support in achieving an organization’s strategic goals. The course’s specific objectives are as follows: to develop students’ knowledge of key HRM functions and underlying theoretical concepts; to improve students’ analytical skills in relation to the implementation of HRM practices within various organizations; and to build a general understanding of strategic and operational HR processes, such as planning, selection, managing performance, motivating and rewarding, training, and developing employees

Jan 3 – Apr 11

Tuesdays
18:00-21:00

IN-PERSON

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Led by Greg Mathers

The course objectives are to focus on the continuous improvement of the effectiveness of organizations and their members, to understand why people and groups in organizations feel and behave the way they do, to identify processes and methods that can improve organizational members’ behavior and attitudes, and thus their effectiveness, and to develop and enhance your skills as an organizational member and a manager.

Jan 3 – Apr 11

Tuesdays
18:00 – 21:00

IN-PERSON

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Led by Andrejs Dzedons

Strategic Management is first and foremost about the policy-making, as well as the strategy formulation and execution aspects of the general manager’s job. General managers run businesses. They are responsible for the overall direction and success of their business units in a competitive environment. Therefore, the point of view taken in this course is that of a general manager.
This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to revise, integrate, and apply concepts, tools, and skills they have acquired in their past academic and practical experience to a variety of business situations. The focus is on making decisions, many of which are broad and strategic, from a holistic perspective.

Jan 3 – Apr 11

Tuesdays
18:00 – 21:00

IN-PERSON

CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

Led by Katrīna Jaunušāne

Ever wonder what makes you buy the things you do? If you knew that it would be so much easier to sell whatever you sell to more customers, right? Or even better maximize purchases that add to your happiness and well-being yet avoid those that you might regret later.

This course aims to explain the complexity of human nature and the decision-making process. It will be held mainly in class, yet some lectures might be held online. There will be used both passive (lectures, reading, podcast listening) and participatory (group discussion, debate, practice by doing and teaching others) teaching methods.

By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand biases that influence human decisions and be able to mitigate their effect
  • Grasp the complexity of the human brain
  • Be aware of the latest trends in consumer behaviour such as web 3, NFTs and metaverse
  • Know how to influence people

Be quick to apply as there are only 15 seats available!

Jan 3 – Apr 11

Tuesdays
18:00-21:00

IN-PERSON

POWER & INFLUENCE

Led by Inese Eglīte

The purpose of this course is to explore the source and dynamics of power and influence. Organizations are fundamentally political entities, and power and influence are key elements of how things are done. The main aim of the course is to provide “political intelligence” where a savvy manager knows how to anticipate moves that other make, how to block or avoid them when they are undesirable consequences and how to help to succeed when their consequences are beneficial on both pragmatic and ethical grounds.

Jan 4 – Apr 12

Wednesdays
18:00-21:00

IN-PERSON

FINANCIAL MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

Led by Raivis Lucijanovs

To introduce the core concepts, basic principles, and practices of modern financial accounting and managerial accounting to provide a working ability of intelligent use of accounting reports.
The topics will be addressed from the point of view of the user of accounting information with a focus on what the user of accounting information needs to know about accounting.

Jan 4 – Apr 12

Wednesdays
18:00-21:00

IN-PERSON

AI & STRATEGY

Led by Igor Rodin

The course will prepare managers to face the challenge of implementing artificial intelligence to grow their businesses, reduce costs, and manage risks. In the context of such an effort, executives and managers face traditional challenges such as developing organizational culture and structures, selecting and motivating people, and making decisions in the face of difficult ethical and business quandaries. Despite the proliferation of AI methods and technologies, the course will primarily focus on AI as a “black box.” The course includes a comparative study of human and machine processes to teach participants how to extract high performance from organizational domains where activities and decisions are distributed among humans and machines. Participants will gain a critical understanding of the interpretability and accountability of AI in business contexts, as well as how to blend AI into business decision-making.

Jan 5 – Apr 13

Thursdays
18:00-21:00

REMOTE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Led by Zanda Vipule

International expansion, particularly through export, is a requirement for a successful Latvian company and a high-value addition to the entire economy, but it also necessitates changes in business models, new business practices, and more intensive experiential learning. The International Business course will guide you through the stages of development in international settings, combining institutional settings with the development of individual firms, with a focus on case study discussion and practical application.

Jan 5 – Apr 13

Thursdays
18:00-21:00

IN-PERSON

OPERATIONS AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT

Led by Artūrs Pielēns-Pelēns

This course is intended to prepare students for management opportunities in service firms, which represent the fastest-growing sector of the economy. The class will study service operations management from an integrated viewpoint with a focus on customer satisfaction. The material will integrate operations, marketing, strategy, information technology, and organizational issues. Beginning with the service encounter, service managers must blend marketing, technology, people, and information to achieve a distinctive competitive advantage. Outstanding service organizations are managed differently than their “merely good” competitors. Actions are based on totally different assumptions about the way success is achieved. The results show not only in terms of conventional measures of performance, but also in the enthusiasm of the employees and quality of customer satisfaction.

Jan 4 – Apr 12

Wednesdays
18:00-21:00

REMOTE

ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE

Led by Raimonds Lieksnis

The course is designed to teach students about the entrepreneurial finance process. It covers the entire spectrum of venture capital/private equity financing activities, focusing on a wide range of transactions – start-ups, growth investments, and buyouts – from both the entrepreneur’s and the investor’s perspectives. Class discussions will cover a wide range of topics, from evaluating investment opportunities to structuring financings, from dealing with entrepreneurial business issues to finally realizing one’s investment. The course will supplement the core Entrepreneurship PMBA course, which deals with, among other things, start-up financing, by focusing on later stage, private equity financing arrangements.

APPLY

Participation fee for one course EUR 660 + VAT*
*RBS Alumni, American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia, British Chamber
of Commerce in Latvia, Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia, Latvian
Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Startin.LV, Social Entrepreneurship
Association of Latvia members get a 10% discount!

For more information and consultation please contact:
Elza Priede
Assistant Director for MBA Programs
elza.priede@rbs.lv / +371 26349393

Jan 2 – Apr 14

Mondays
18:00 – 21:00

IN-PERSON

MANAGERIAL STATISTICS

Led by Andrejs Koliškins

Statistical methods are widely used in accounting, finance, management and marketing. A manager needs to know how to use the available information to make better decisions.
The course objectives are to learn how to properly present and describe information, to understand how to draw conclusions about large populations based only on information available from samples, to learn how to improve processes, to understand how to obtain reliable forecasts.

Jan 2 – Apr 14

Mondays
18:00-21:00

IN-PERSON

POLITICAL RISKS FOR BUSINESS

Led by Daunis Auers

This course aims to equip students with the theoretical understanding, empirical skills, and knowledge of key sources that will enable them to undertake analysis of political risks to firms and investments. The first part of the course identifies different types of political risks – geopolitics, domestic instability, terrorism, corruption, expropriation, breaches of contract, social activism and cyber-threats among others – and discusses the available sources for measuring and evaluating these risks. The second part of the course introduces the basic concepts of managing political risk – managing, understanding, analyzing, mitigating and responding – and practices these skills through case-study exercises. Finally, the course concludes with students simulating client meetings highlighting political risks and opportunities for investors in concrete countries and regions.

Jan 2 – Apr 14

Mondays
18:00-21:00

IN-PERSON

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Led by Daiga Ērgle

The purpose of this course is to increase students’ understanding of the impact of HRM in an organization and the underlying principles of effective HR support in achieving an organization’s strategic goals. The course’s specific objectives are as follows: to develop students’ knowledge of key HRM functions and underlying theoretical concepts; to improve students’ analytical skills in relation to the implementation of HRM practices within various organizations; and to build a general understanding of strategic and operational HR processes, such as planning, selection, managing performance, motivating and rewarding, training, and developing employees

Jan 3 – Apr 11

Tuesdays
18:00-21:00

IN-PERSON

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Led by Greg Mathers

The course objectives are to focus on the continuous improvement of the effectiveness of organizations and their members, to understand why people and groups in organizations feel and behave the way they do, to identify processes and methods that can improve organizational members’ behavior and attitudes, and thus their effectiveness, and to develop and enhance your skills as an organizational member and a manager.

Jan 3 – Apr 11

Tuesdays
18:00 – 21:00

IN-PERSON

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Led by Andrejs Dzedons

Strategic Management is first and foremost about the policy-making, as well as the strategy formulation and execution aspects of the general manager’s job. General managers run businesses. They are responsible for the overall direction and success of their business units in a competitive environment. Therefore, the point of view taken in this course is that of a general manager.
This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to revise, integrate, and apply concepts, tools, and skills they have acquired in their past academic and practical experience to a variety of business situations. The focus is on making decisions, many of which are broad and strategic, from a holistic perspective.

Jan 3 – Apr 11

Tuesdays
18:00 – 21:00

IN-PERSON

CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

Led by Katrīna Jaunušāne

Ever wonder what makes you buy the things you do? If you knew that it would be so much easier to sell whatever you sell to more customers, right? Or even better maximize purchases that add to your happiness and well-being yet avoid those that you might regret later.

This course aims to explain the complexity of human nature and the decision-making process. It will be held mainly in class, yet some lectures might be held online. There will be used both passive (lectures, reading, podcast listening) and participatory (group discussion, debate, practice by doing and teaching others) teaching methods.

By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand biases that influence human decisions and be able to mitigate their effect
  • Grasp the complexity of the human brain
  • Be aware of the latest trends in consumer behaviour such as web 3, NFTs and metaverse
  • Know how to influence people

Be quick to apply as there are only 15 seats available!

Jan 3 – Apr 11

Tuesdays
18:00-21:00

IN-PERSON

POWER & INFLUENCE

Led by Inese Eglīte

The purpose of this course is to explore the source and dynamics of power and influence. Organizations are fundamentally political entities, and power and influence are key elements of how things are done. The main aim of the course is to provide “political intelligence” where a savvy manager knows how to anticipate moves that other make, how to block or avoid them when they are undesirable consequences and how to help to succeed when their consequences are beneficial on both pragmatic and ethical grounds.

Jan 4 – Apr 12

Wednesdays
18:00-21:00

IN-PERSON

FINANCIAL MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

Led by Raivis Lucijanovs

To introduce the core concepts, basic principles, and practices of modern financial accounting and managerial accounting to provide a working ability of intelligent use of accounting reports.
The topics will be addressed from the point of view of the user of accounting information with a focus on what the user of accounting information needs to know about accounting.

Jan 4 – Apr 12

Wednesdays
18:00-21:00

IN-PERSON

AI & STRATEGY

Led by Igor Rodin

The course will prepare managers to face the challenge of implementing artificial intelligence to grow their businesses, reduce costs, and manage risks. In the context of such an effort, executives and managers face traditional challenges such as developing organizational culture and structures, selecting and motivating people, and making decisions in the face of difficult ethical and business quandaries. Despite the proliferation of AI methods and technologies, the course will primarily focus on AI as a “black box.” The course includes a comparative study of human and machine processes to teach participants how to extract high performance from organizational domains where activities and decisions are distributed among humans and machines. Participants will gain a critical understanding of the interpretability and accountability of AI in business contexts, as well as how to blend AI into business decision-making.

Jan 5 – Apr 13

Thursdays
18:00-21:00

REMOTE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Led by Zanda Vipule

International expansion, particularly through export, is a requirement for a successful Latvian company and a high-value addition to the entire economy, but it also necessitates changes in business models, new business practices, and more intensive experiential learning. The International Business course will guide you through the stages of development in international settings, combining institutional settings with the development of individual firms, with a focus on case study discussion and practical application.

Jan 5 – Apr 13

Thursdays
18:00-21:00

IN-PERSON

OPERATIONS AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT

Led by Artūrs Pielēns-Pelēns

This course is intended to prepare students for management opportunities in service firms, which represent the fastest-growing sector of the economy. The class will study service operations management from an integrated viewpoint with a focus on customer satisfaction. The material will integrate operations, marketing, strategy, information technology, and organizational issues. Beginning with the service encounter, service managers must blend marketing, technology, people, and information to achieve a distinctive competitive advantage. Outstanding service organizations are managed differently than their “merely good” competitors. Actions are based on totally different assumptions about the way success is achieved. The results show not only in terms of conventional measures of performance, but also in the enthusiasm of the employees and quality of customer satisfaction.

Jan 4 – Apr 12

Wednesdays
18:00-21:00

REMOTE

ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE

Led by Raimonds Lieksnis

The course is designed to teach students about the entrepreneurial finance process. It covers the entire spectrum of venture capital/private equity financing activities, focusing on a wide range of transactions – start-ups, growth investments, and buyouts – from both the entrepreneur’s and the investor’s perspectives. Class discussions will cover a wide range of topics, from evaluating investment opportunities to structuring financings, from dealing with entrepreneurial business issues to finally realizing one’s investment. The course will supplement the core Entrepreneurship PMBA course, which deals with, among other things, start-up financing, by focusing on later stage, private equity financing arrangements.

APPLY

Participation fee for one course EUR 660 + VAT*
*RBS Alumni, American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia, British Chamber
of Commerce in Latvia, Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia, Latvian
Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Startin.LV, Social Entrepreneurship
Association of Latvia members get a 10% discount!

For more information and consultation please contact:
Elza Priede
Assistant Director for MBA Programs
elza.priede@rbs.lv / +371 26349393