The academic curriculum of the BSc programme covers areas of both economics and business, thus allowing students to get a wider perspective and thus have more career options after graduation.


Timetable 2023/2024

Fall Semester from August 21
November Holiday November 20 
Christmas Break December 23 - January 2
Spring Semester from January 8
Easter Break March 29 - April 1
May Holidays May 1 and 6
Graduation June 8
End of Year June 21




Given the student body of 450 students and the comparatively small size of the School, staff and lecturers are able to work closely with students.

The core courses combine mainstream economics with various aspects of business. The five main blocks are as follows:

  • Economics Courses: Learn theory, application, and quantitative aspects, including international and European economics. Gain insight into decision-making for individuals, households, businesses, and organizations.
  • Finance and Accounting Courses: Explore capital markets, finance, management accounting, and financial management.
  • Business Administration Courses: Gain insights into business, organization, and strategy. Includes courses on ethics, sustainable business, and economic anthropology, addressing the growing focus on ethical business practices.
  • Data Analysis and Business Intelligence Courses: Develop advanced skills in data management, visualization, storytelling, and data-driven decision-making. Learn to use digital tools like MS Excel, Power BI, and R programming for data analysis and reporting automation.
  • Communication Courses: Enhance communication skills for academic and professional success, with a strong emphasis on English language proficiency and teamwork.

Get insight into some of the courses. - Academic Studies and Critical ThinkingMarketingEconometrics, International Finance and Artificial Intelligence.


Specialisation Courses

In the beginning of the last study year students should choose from the four specialisation courses offered.

  • Economics: Focuses on an in-depth analysis of the role of the banking system in the economy from micro and macroeconomic perspectives.
  • Finance: Starts with topics on financial markets, including market design, price discovery, liquidity, informational efficiency and bubbles.  This is followed by behavioural finance and portfolio management, corporate valuations and private M&A. The course emphasises empirical finance research methods that are relevant for the various topics.
  • Retail Management: Offers a general management view, covering a broad range of functional topics including strategy, online and offline marketing, operations and supply chain.
  • Entrepreneurship: Designed to teach students how to think and act entrepreneurial, how to start new venture and operate a business.




Students should have two internships during the summer breaks after the first and the second year of studies. Internships usually last from 4 to 8 weeks.

In total, all students must obtain at least 10 weeks of internship experience in order to graduate. The search process for internship placements is fully under student control. 

Due to the fact that SSE Riga maintains close relationships with its alumni, quite a lot of job advertisements arrive via e-mail straight to students’ inboxes. Furthermore, many get in touch with their future employers during the SSE Riga career fair, Days of Opportunities, which takes place every Spring and attracts more than 40 companies from the Baltics. 

Very often, students receive full-time job offers from their internship companies upon graduation.


Further opportunities

Further opportunities for an SSE Riga graduate are broad even during an economic downturn – students are appreciated by the top companies in the Baltics, and are welcome to pursue their academic interests in top-notch universities all over the world.

About half of SSE Riga recent graduates have found employment in consulting, accountancy, auditing and banking. During the last five years, there has been a growing interest in IT, sales, HR and marketing-related jobs. A significant number of students start their own businesses not only after graduation but also during their studies. A few students undertake further choose to study for a Master’s degree right after graduation, but the majority prefer working for a few years and then pursuing graduate studies. 


Course List


  • Financial Accounting
  • Academic English
  • Academic Studies and Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Microeconomics
  • Data Analysis
  • Economic Statistics
  • Business and Leadership Skills
  • Managerial Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Organization and Management
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Economic and Consumer Behaviour
  • Business Ethics and Sustainability
  • Management Accounting and Finance
  • Civil Protection
  • Business and Leadership Skills


  • Business Law
  • Public Policy
  • Econometrics
  • Market Research
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Finance
  • Business and Leadership Skills
  • Financial Economics
  • Economic Anthropology
  • Business Valuation
  • Research Methods for
  • Bachelor Thesis
  • International Economics
  • Business and Leadership Skills


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Strategy
  • Business and Leadership Skills
  • Specialisation: Finance
  • Specialisation: Economics
  • Specialisation: Entrepreneurship
  • Specialisation: Retail Management
  • Bachelor Thesis


  • CS50’s Introduction to Computer Science
  • Introduction to Quantitative Finance
  • Practical Real Estate
  • Latvian for Beginners
  • Critical Thinking and Argumentation
  • Population Analytics for Economics and Business
  • Auditing and Taxation
  • Business Intelligence 
  • Fundamental Principles of Sales
  • Contract Law
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Circular Economy in Fashion Industry
  • Speech and Accent Training
  • Climate Change
  • Business Organizations
  • Governance-Risk-Compliance in Banking
  • Future of Europe: Reform, Enlargement and Transformation of Economic Policies
  • Personal Finances and Investments
  • Introduction to Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Business Analytics
  • Speech and Accent Training
  • Game Theory
  • Understanding and Preventing Corruption

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— Marija Melnika
Latvia, Class of 2024

I chose to study at SSE Riga because I believed it would be a significant challenge for me, and I don't like to take the easy path. If you enjoy a good challenge, this is the spot for you!

— Luize Staskevica
Latvia, Class of 2024


Approximately one-fifth of recent graduates were offered a job after completing their internship. As an intern you have the opportunity to get your foot in the door with a company.