RBS, EY and the SEAL Cooperate in the Study Process

Since the beginning of the new semester RTU Riga Business School (RBS), in cooperation with Ernst & Young Baltic (EY) and the Social Entrepreneurship Association of Latvia (SEAL), have started the study course “Social Consulting Club” for bachelor degree students, focusing on the main management consulting methods and approaches.


RBS, in cooperation with EY and SEAL, have created the “Social Consulting Club” study course for bachelor degree students. The course focuses on the main management consulting methods and approaches with practical application included in the course outline. Students will be introduced to the standard methodology used in management consulting (e.g. structured problem solving) and will analyze existing entrepreneurs, as well as provide suggestions for business development, all under the guidance of professionals in the field. Several companies (BlindArt, Kaņepes Laikmetīgās kultūras centrs, Berga Bergs, Otrā elpa, Poga, OWA, TUVU, Buysocial.lv and Sv. Lūkas biedrība) will cooperate with students and experts in the practical part of the course.


“RBS provided business studies in Latvia that are equal in quality to the top universities in the world. It is achieved by paying attention to the fields of politics, economics and social tendencies, and by continuous quality control. The graduates and their input is important to the development of society and business in the region, so we are truly grateful to EY and SEAL for the implementation of our new study course,” says RBS Associate Professor Claudio Rivera.


“Social entrepreneurship has the potential to create positive, persistent change in the society. However, for it to happen, maximum cooperation must be achieved. That’s why the universities and experts are prerequisites to the development of social entrepreneurship as a business field. Our goal is to introduce practical, effective business solutions, which are based in previous experience, to the field of social business. That’s why we see such study course as beneficial to the whole industry,” says SEAL executive director Madara Ūlande.


“By participating in the realisation of the course, we, to benefit the students, aim to create an environment which helps to understand the work routine – to provide methodological support in problem-solving, at the same time viewing the student input from the perspective of a client. EY sees it as an opportunity to both help students to form understanding of work in consulting and possibly interest them in a career option, as well as to support social entrepreneurship and in such way, the society as a whole,”EY partner Nauris Kļava points out.