BA School of Business and Finance is one of the leading, self financing business schools in Latvia.
It was founded in 1992 as Banking College under the Bank of Latvia and in 1997 it was accredited as Higher Educational Institution, today known as BA School of Business and Finance offering studies to 1500 students. In 2012 BA School of Business and Finance is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
BA School of Business and Finance provides full cycle 14 higher education study programs at all levels – the first level higher education, Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral study programs focusing on the niche of financial education and business management. All study programs have incorporated company traineeship as a compulsory requirement. The study process has gained international dimension. Every year the School receives international students.
We are satisfied that the study programs of BA School of Business and Finance are gaining wider international recognition. In 2012 the Master’s study program „International Finance and Banking” was recognized as the 13 among the best in the Corporate Finance Master’s study program group in Eastern Europe in Eduniversal International Scientific Committee rating of 1000 the best business schools and universities, while the professional Master’s Study program „Business Management in Creative Industries” ranked 41nd among the best arts and culture management Master’s study program.
So far more than 8000 finance and business professionals have graduated from the School. Today they work for leading companies, banks, auditing companies and various government institutions contributing to the growth of the whole sector with their knowledge and expertise. Graduates are nationally and internationally recognized entrepreneurs, managers, consultants, experts and professionals working both in public and private companies.
BA School of Business and Finance that has obtained „Investors in Excellence” Quality Management Certificate by the British Quality Foundation thus proving that it meets the high internationally recognized standards (EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) Excellence model) is also going to offer qualitative, internationally competitive study programmes in the future.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) as a learner-centred credit system has been implemented. Credit allocation is based on the assessment of learning outcomes.