Admission Criteria

The Riga Business School (RBS) admission process follows in the tradition of the leading American universities. We assess both the intellectual and personal capabilities of every candidate. To do this, we calculate the Riga Business School Admission Score: Previous Education Performance (25%) + English Proficiency (25%) + RBS Math Entrance Exam (25%) + Extra-curricular activities, Personal achievements, Interview (25%) = 1 to 100 Points.


1. Secondary Education (diploma and transcript)

In order to succeed in Riga Business School, candidates should have a good intellectual preparation and they should have faced  advanced level courses. We carefully study the transcripts of all candidates. On one hand we pay particular attention to specific subjects like Mathematics and English and other subjects more related to Economics and Business. On the other hand we also look at the overall performance of the students during the last two years of secondary education and the student’s performance on Central State Exams or equivalents.


2. English Proficiency (if English is not your native language)

This can be a TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT or IELTS.
Candidates should prove they have an adequate level of English, as all courses in RBS are taught in English and we have students and professors who do not speak the domestic language. To demonstrate proficiency, students should take an international language exam. Please find the necessary scores.

NB! Candidates can take TOEFL ITP at RBS for free. More information.


3. Extra-curricular activities, personal achievements

In order to assess the personality of our students, we review their extracurricular activities. Students are encouraged to inform the admissions officers in as much detail as possible inside the appropriate section of Admission Package. Example of extracurricular activities include Student Council, Sports, Volunteer activities, Internships, Cultural Activities, Hobbies, etc. These activities will be one of the subjects during the Admission Interview, therefore they impact the candidate's Riga Business School Admission Score.


4. RBS Math Entrance Exam (MEE)

Mathematical competency is a keystone for studying at RTU Riga Business School – all candidates must to have a good level of Math knowledge.

MEE tests a student’s depth of mathematical understanding and knowledge student in the last year of her high school studies. The exam focuses on the topics important for successful studies of mathematics in the RBS BBA and BITL programs. 

All students who apply to studies in RBS BBA and BITL programs will be automatically registered for the MEE.

The topics examples in the MEE include:

  • Revision of basic algebra;
  • Linear Algebra;
  • Quadratic equations;
  • Algebraic inequalities
  • Exponentials;
  • Logarithms;
  • Basic algebraic trigonometry.


MEE is on April 10, 2020 and all students who will submit documents will automatically be registered for the exam.

Before the MEE, all students are invited to participate in an MEE Advising Session. The MEE Advising session will help you to prepare for the exam so you can get the best score on the test day. It will also provide you with materials you will be able to use at home to prepare for the exam.

There are two days available for the MEE Advising Session:

March 6, 2020;

March 24, 2020.


We are looking for candidates who have the potential to develop during their study years the following skills:










We have chosen these components based on the global demands of the job market.


      THE DEADLINE for sending application documents to the RBS Admission office:

  • for international students: June 26, 2021
  • for local students: April 9, 2021

Let’s stay safe at home and be healthy – send us your application via e-mail: admissions [at] rbs [dot] lv

Have questions? Apply for individual consultation:

get a call from an Admissions Advisor within 12 hours (Monday-Friday)

       Apply now 

For more information, individual consultation please contact:

Paula Elksne
Assistant Director of Bachelor Programs
E-mail: paula [dot] elksne [at] rbs [dot] lv

Ph.: +371 67089800