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 + English Proficiency + RBS Math Entrance Exam + Extra-curricular activities, Personal achievements, Interview = 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 an 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.


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.


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.

       Please send in your application as soon as possible.

However, you are welcome to send in your documents for paid study places, which will be reviewed by the admission committee.


Admission process:



Step 1: Take the TOEFL or IELTS English proficiency test


Step 2: Submit the Online Application Package


Step 3: Take the RBS Math Entrance Exam


Step 4: Participate in an online interview


Step 5: Register for studies



Start your studies at the end of August 2022!

Please send in your application as soon as possible.


Have questions? Apply for an individual consultation:

(Apply for consultation with Admissions Advisor Monday-Friday)


Apply now 


For more information, individual consultation please contact:


Dana Spickus

Assistant Director Bachelor Programs

E-mail: dana [dot] spickus [at] rbs [dot] lv

Phone: +371 29364415