Study Process

Study Process

Earn the Executive MBA degree without taking a break in your career. The programme is designed to allow students to balance career, family and studies during two years of intensive Executive MBA studies.

The class size and class structure facilitate close interaction between faculty and participants. Students take only one course at a time. 

Student contributions to the discussions and sharing of knowledge, ideas and experience between the participants are very important elements of the Executive MBA programme. Therefore learning teams are formed – groups of 4-5 participants assigned for each semester – to provide a structured framework for mutual development and a core unit for the leadership development curriculum. 


The class meets once a month for an intensive four-day module from Wednesday morning to Saturday evening.


1st study year:

  • Autumn semester: late September to mid-December
  • Spring semester: early January to mid-June
  • Field project: late October to early June


2nd study year:

  • Autumn semester: mid-August to late December
  • Spring semester: early January to June
  • Executive Master Thesis: early December to mid-May


Educational Mission FREE

Being part of the SSE family, SSE Riga shares the same educational mission as SSE in Stockholm. SSE has formulated its overarching educational aims through the acronym FREE.

In this video below, Yuri Romanenkov, Chair of the Executive MBA programme will guide you through what FREE stands for.


for EMBA Studies

A successful combination of intensive classwork with additional reading and exercises provided a possibility to adjust the intensity of studies to my work calendar. Also, the diversity of study mates truly enriched my learning experience.

— Madara Juška
Latvia, Class of 2013

The programme opened a window to a network of like-minded and curious professionals with whom I was able to grow and develop. My first education is in law and this experience gave me a very good platform for becoming a business professional.

— Kristaps Tomsons
Latvia, Class of 2014

What makes the Executive MBA programme special is the people, who are already professionals and share their diverse experience. I enjoyed this the most, not just that
they come from different countries or companies.

— Pārsla Baško
Latvia, Class of 2014

Studies have helped me grow both as a person and an entrepreneur. Every module has given me ideas on improving my company and new knowledge to apply in the field I work in.

— Egle Klekere
Latvia, Class of 2012

Every single module we have had has taught me something new or broadened my existing knowledge – mostly thanks to good lecturers from different countries and backgrounds, all of them on the cutting edge of their field.

— Meelis Aus
Estonia, Class of 2015