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Latvia – School of Business Administration Turiba

  1. 1. Business education opportunities in Latvia <ul><li>School of Business Administration Turiba </li></ul>
  2. 2. Latvia: essential facts <ul><li>Latvia is one of the three Baltic States (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia), located in North Eastern Europe , on the shore of the Baltic Sea. </li></ul><ul><li>Latvia borders on : Estonia, Russia, Belarus and Lithuania. </li></ul><ul><li>Population : 2.27 million </li></ul>Climate : moderate, continental climate with the influence of the Baltic Sea. During the year, there are 4 seasons; temperature fluctuations between –5 C in winter and +20 C in summer.
  3. 3. Riga - the capital of Latvia <ul><li>Riga is the geographical centre of the Baltic states. </li></ul><ul><li>The biggest Latvian city, being its economic, cultural and scientific centre . </li></ul><ul><li>The city with developed cultural life and beautiful architecture and developed infrastructure . </li></ul>
  4. 4. School of Business Administration Turiba <ul><li>Vision – a major business education centre in the Baltic States. </li></ul><ul><li>Mission – to provide business-oriented education in order to achieve student goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Year of foundation: 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of students: 7550 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of alumni: 7500 </li></ul>
  5. 5. International cooperation <ul><li>The School has been a member of LLP/Erasmus student mobility program . Students may study in one of 50 universities/colleges throughout Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>Double diploma programs with European partner schools in France, the UK and Taiwan. </li></ul>Bilateral exchange program offers students to study in South Korea, the Netherlands, Russia or Switzerland for one semester during Year 2 or 3.
  6. 6. International membership World Tourism Organization accreditation ( WTO TedQual certificate ) for Tourism and Hospitality Management Bachelor Program. The School is now a member of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business . Tur i ba is also a member of EURASHE – European Association of Institutions in Higher Education .
  7. 7. Scientific achievements <ul><li>In 2008, the School participated in 15 projects and grants , having prepared 73 publications , 7 books published. </li></ul><ul><li>Research projects , which have received funds from the Latvian Council for Science: </li></ul><ul><li>The Market and Target Audience of Latvia’s Russian-language Mass Media ; </li></ul><ul><li>Formation of Tourist Territorial Units and Tourism Spacious Systems in Latvia ; </li></ul><ul><li>Intercultural Aspects of Corporative Social Responsibility in Latvia . </li></ul>
  8. 8. Scientific achievements <ul><li>School of Business Administration Turiba has 39 PhD students studying in our School and in other Latvian universities and universities abroad. </li></ul><ul><li>The School holds scientific conferences , e.g. in 2008, it held the research and practice conference Business Intelligence: Solutions for Successful Communication and Entrepreneurship ; IX International research conference Social and Economic Challenges of the Labor Market , etc. </li></ul>
  9. 9. International Projects <ul><li>Leonardo da Vinci project Cultural and Economic Aspects of Inbound Tourism in New EU Countries . </li></ul><ul><li>Grundtvig project Adults Learning Languages and Intercultural Awareness . </li></ul><ul><li>Leonardo da Vinci Online Distance Learning Module in European Union Basic Law Education . </li></ul><ul><li>Leonardo da Vinci The Rural Tourism Project AMBER . </li></ul><ul><li>Within the framework of INTERREG program Baltic Business Development Network . </li></ul>
  10. 10. Why choose to study in the School of Business Administration Turiba ? <ul><ul><li>Studies in a major North European universities offering tourism education. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduation degree recognized throughout the European Union. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education adjusted to the market requirements assisting in career promotion . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internship opportunities in tourism and hospitality companies in the European Union, Switzerland, USA: Hilton (Greece, Italy), Grand Resort Lagonissi , Elounda Bay Palace (Greece), Amathus Beach Hotel (Cyprus), The Broadmoor (USA) etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational trips and practical training in Latvia and elsewhere in Europe. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecturers are tourism professionals . </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Bachelor in Tourism and Hospitality management <ul><li>Obtained degree : professional Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Qualification : company and institution executive </li></ul><ul><li>Accredited by : </li></ul><ul><li>UN World Tourism Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science </li></ul><ul><li>Studies : starts on September 1 each year, duration – 4 years </li></ul>
  12. 12. Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Tourism Strategic Management <ul><li>Obtained degree : professional Master’s degree in Business Administration ( MBA ) </li></ul><ul><li>Qualification : company and institution executive </li></ul><ul><li>Accredited by : Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science </li></ul><ul><li>Studies : starts on September 1 each year, duration – two years </li></ul>
  13. 13. Library <ul><li>Over 100 000 books . </li></ul><ul><li>80 workplaces and computer stations with internet connection . </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband wireless internet connection. </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic data bases , electronic catalogs of books and periodicals, online electronic and local data bases . </li></ul>
  14. 14. Facilities <ul><li>Well equpied conference halls and auditoriums. </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband wireless internet connection. </li></ul><ul><li>Student Information Center – frequently available service and support point for students. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Student Campus <ul><li>Cozy and well-furnished dormitories with broadband wireless internet access, laundry rooms and kitchens </li></ul><ul><li>Convenient location just 10 minutes away from city center by train </li></ul><ul><li>Sport hall for physical activities like basketball, voleyball, climbing wall </li></ul>
  16. 16. Student Council <ul><li>The students Council operates in the School of Business Administration Tur i ba , it representing the students’ interests both concerning academic and entertainment issues. </li></ul><ul><li>The students Council holds interesting events for all students ( Swim into the Exams , Skate into the Exams , Love Festival etc.), as well as special entertainment events, excursions for foreign students. </li></ul>
  17. 17. How to apply? <ul><li>Application form ( </li></ul><ul><li>A photocopy of the secondary school graduation diploma ( Documents should be translated into the Latvian, English or Russian language) </li></ul><ul><li>Photo ( size 3 x 4 cm) </li></ul><ul><li>Registration fee 100 EUR </li></ul><ul><li>Photocop y of the passport (all pages) or another valid travel document </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Vitae </li></ul><ul><li>Certified photocopy proving the passing of Cambridge examination, TOEFL, IELTS or Turiba test. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Contact Information: School of Business Administration Turiba Address : 68 Graudu iela, Riga, Latvia, LV 1058 Phone : +371 6 7625371; Fax: +371 6 7619152 Email : [email_address]