EMBA Programme

EMBA Programme

The Executive MBA is a challenging, small, and exclusive 2-year programme that prepares you to take on new leadership challenges.

The overall aim of the programme is to provide individuals who have already shown potential in their professional careers with the knowledge, skills, and tools to develop their capacity for further success in a fast-changing local and emerging global environment.

1s Number 1 in the region
As part of the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE)
group, SSE Riga is the #1 business school in the
Nordic and Baltic regions according to the Financial
Times Ranking of Top European Business Schools.
2s International faculty
SSE Riga’s Executive MBA programme prioritises
international faculty, with 70-80% of visiting lecturers
bringing a global perspective to the classroom.
3s Global study experience
Executive MBA students gain a greater global
perspective through international modules and electives at our international partner universities.
5s Influential alumni network
Students benefit not only from great coursemates but also from access to our alumni network, which provides the added value of a large pool of contacts.
6s Best value for the price
More study days and lower tuition fees than other high-profile business schools. Riga airport is a major air traffic hub and accommodations are available in the city at a reasonable cost.


Cohorts comprise up to 30 students from various academic and professional backgrounds who have had several years of management experience, allowing them to share their expertise and debate practical concerns in addition to academic learning.

The small class size and study format result in close study interaction between faculty and participants.

The average age of our students in the programme is 37. Cohorts typically have a 2:1 ratio of Latvian to international participants. The gender distribution is 60% male and 40% female. More than half of all professional positions are in the C-suite, with others in different senior management positions such as Division head or Business unit manager. The average age of management experience is 8 years. There are no industry requirements; all are welcome and represented.

The two-year module-based curriculum is taught in English four days per month in in-person classes and two mandatory international trips, letting executives continue their studies while working.

In addition to the core curriculum, students have the opportunity to attend electives at SSE Sweden or other high-profile business schools around the world during GNAM week, as well as participate in real-life field practice in well-known companies in Baltic states, where they work with management on problem-solving and solution creation for the specific company's business needs.

  • Studies start in September
  • In-person classes once a month from Wednesday to Saturday
  • Mandatory study trips to Singapore and Sweden
  • International elective courses with SSE Sweden, GNAM or in Riga
  • 8 months field project with the company in the Baltics

The programme is accredited by the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science, and eligible for PhD studies in other universities. Diploma of Executive Master of Business Administration issued by SSE Riga.

The entire programme tuition is EUR 37,000, or EUR 18,500 per year, which may be paid in up to four payments. The fee does not include personal study costs such as accommodation and travel.


Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the SSE Riga Executive MBA programme, you must have the following:

  • A bachelor's degree (or university degree equivalent) in any field
  • A minimum of five years of managerial experience
  • A high level of proficiency in spoken and written English



There are two application deadlines  by the 1st of March and by the 1st of June. Regardless of which term you apply for and are accepted, your studies will begin in one cohort in September.

To begin the admissions process or if you have any questions or concerns, we recommend that you sign up for an individual consultation with our Programme Advisor. This informal meeting has no obligations and is a discussion to help you understand if this is the programme for you, as well as to get a better understanding of the application, admissions, and study processes.



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SSE Riga together with its students is shaping the study model of the future, and being part of it is both challenging and exciting. I am having a life-time journey of two previously uncombined experiences simultaneously.

— Roberts Eberliņš
Class of 2022

I like to be a driver, not a passenger, and high-quality business education gives a set of tools for steering not only the digital transformation of business but also self-transformation. I value international experience, experimentation, and learning from entrepreneurial-minded professionals with team spirit.

— Inga Tralla-Kancāne
Latvia, Class of 2022

The programme provides you not only with the mindset, skillset and toolset for modern business management but also connects you with different talents and personalities.

— Andris Gribusts
Latvia, Class of 2019

I truly enjoyed the world-class lecturers of diverse backgrounds from Scandinavia, Europe and the US. Each and every one of them had unique practical experiences to share with us as already experienced managers. 

— Janno Kuusk
Estonia, Class of 2016

My 10th grade teacher of economics told me that what you study in school for 3 years will be covered in a bachelor's degree in one course. In the Executive MBA courses, I have noticed that what I learned during my bachelor studies is covered in the first two hours. 

— Zeev Strutsovski
Estonia, Class of 2015

Diversity of experiences

The great diversity of backgrounds and traditions among the students and teaching staff is one of the most exciting aspects of studies at SSE Riga EMBA programme.
Inga Spriņķe
Executive MBA Development Director. Read More
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