1 Postgraduate study programme International Finance Degree Languages Study forms Study days Length of studies Fee Master degree in International Finance English Full time evening Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6 pm till 9.10 pm 1,5 years (professional higher education related to the chosen field) 2 years (academic higher education related to the chosen field) Fee per year 3000 EUR* *10% discount for the employees of JSC Swedbank, JSC Rietumu Banka, JSC SEB Banka, JSC PrivatBank, LF Eksperts Ltd Additional 10% discount for the first study year for the RISEBA graduates Why RISEBA, why International Finance? = internationally recognised academic staff members and branch professionals from all over the world = dual degree opportunities with the Kedge Business School possibility to spend one semester in France = full accreditation = international study environment, cross-cultural experience = studies in English = individual approach = modern teaching and active learning methods = possibility to combine work with studies = possibility to participate in international projects and conferences = new opportunities, extensive networks and good return on investment = wide offer of guest lectures in the fields on International Marketing, International Entrepreneurship, etc. Our graduates are employed in the leading positions in Latvia and abroad: Rietumu Banka, SEB Shared Service Center, Citadele bank, PrivatBank, Adidas, Olainfarm, Rimi, etc. The programme provides knowledge on finance and banking, as well as the nowadays changing environment of economy and business. Learn more:
2 Master degree in International Finance 60 Credit Points (CP) (previous education in the field of Economics and Management) Nr. Study courses CP Semester Faculty member STUDY YEAR 2015/ Induction 1 A.Smagina/A.Kalvina/I.Ludviga/P.N aidenko/i.brence 2 Financial Accounting 2 1 Ilze Palmbaha 3 Quantitative Methods in Economics and Finance I 1 1 Ali Ait Si Mhamed 4 Macroeconomic Environment 3 1 Aleksandrs Fedotovs 5 Corporate Finance 4 1 Andrejs Čirjevskis 6 Investments 3 1 Andrejs Limanskis 7 International Business Law 2 1 Andrew Gareleck International Banking and Financial Market Information Technologies and Risks Organisational Development and Sustainability International Project Management International Financial Regulation and Taxation International Financial Reporting Standards Quantitative Methods in Economics and Finance II Research Methods in Business Portfolio Management and Analysis Financial Market Analysis and Information Efficiency 2 1 John Joseph Burke, Ilmārs Kreituss 1 1 Tatjana Vasiļjeva 2 1 Jūlija Bulatova 2 1 Ivars Ruņģis 2 2 Kārlis Ketners 2 2 Kaspars Rutkis, Armine Movsisjana 2 2 Ali Ait Si Mhamed 2 2 Polina Naidenko 2 2 Ingus Grasis 18 Internship 6 STUDY YEAR 2016/ Master's Thesis Jānis Rozenfelds
3 Master degree in International Finance 80 Credit Points (CP) (previous education not in the field of Economics and Management) Additional possibilities to study the introductory module on the following disciplines: Economics (2 CP) Accounting and Finance (2 CP) Quantitative Methods (2 CP) Fundamentals of Management and Strategy (2 CP) Essentials of Marketing (2 CP) Nr. Study courses CP Semester Faculty member STUDY YEAR 2015/ Induction 1 A.Smagina/A.Kalvina/I.Ludviga/P.N aidenko/i.brence 2 Financial Accounting 2 1 Ilze Palmbaha 3 Quantitative Methods in Economics and Finance I 1 1 Ali Ait Si Mhamed 4 Macroeconomic Environment 3 1 Aleksandrs Fedotovs 5 Corporate Finance 4 1 Andrejs Čirjevskis 6 Investments 3 1 Andrejs Limanskis 7 International Business Law 2 1 Andrew Gareleck International Banking and Financial Market Information Technologies and Risks Organisational Development and Sustainability International Project Management International Financial Regulation and Taxation International Financial Reporting Standards Quantitative Methods in Economics and Finance II Research Methods in Business Portfolio Management and Analysis Financial Market Analysis and Information Efficiency 2 1 John Joseph Burke, Ilmārs Kreituss 1 1 Tatjana Vasiļjeva 2 1 Jūlija Bulatova 2 1 Ivars Ruņģis 2 2 Kārlis Ketners 2 2 Kaspars Rutkis, Armine Movsisjana 2 2 Ali Ait Si Mhamed 2 2 Polina Naidenko 2 2 Ingus Grasis 18 Internship 6 STUDY YEAR 2016/ Internship Master's Thesis Jānis Rozenfelds
4 REFERENCES: Jūlija Zarembo, Customer Service Officer at JSC "Citadele bank" RISEBA s Master in International Finance is a truly innovative and very useful programme! It is an ideal choice for those professionals who are willing to develop their career and deepen knowledge in the area of international finance. During my years of study I have gained considerable experience in analysing portfolio management operations and financial statements, working on financial project, developing macroeconomic reports, etc. This programme is perfectly in line with the most up-to-date knowledge of international finance! Sņežana Daļecka, Deputy Chief Accountant at JSC "PrivatBank" The programme International Finance will fully equip you with the analytical skills required to make good financial and investments decisions, enhance your core competencies and provide you with a solid foundation for your future career prospects in Latvia and abroad. Up-to-date information, a lot of practical training, highly qualified local and international academics delivering exciting and interactive lectures and workshops you will see all this and much more once you join International Finance programme. I was overwhelmingly surprised by the professors attitude towards the students we all were treated as colleagues! My expectations for this Master programme were rather high and so far they have been met and even exceeded! Studying at RISEBA University will build your confidence about yourself and your future!
5 LEADING FACULTY MEMBERS: ALI AIT SI MHAMED Research Methods in Economics and Finance PhD from the State University of New York (SUNY), USA Dr. Ali Ait Si Mhamed has an extensive teaching experience internationally (USA, Morocco, etc.). Moreover, he is a World Bank Consultant on issues of finance of higher education. He has examined financial aid systems in Latvian higher education. Dr. Ali Ait Si Mhamed was a Fulbright Scholar from the USA to Latvia in Dr. Ali Ait Si Mhamed has presented in many international conferences, has conducted many seminars in finance, distance learning, and many other related university education topics. He has served in many committees and boards to help develop courses, assessment tools in class and university partnership programs. ANDREW GARELECK Founding member of LexTech Associates (Lyon, France and Buffalo, New York) Member of the New York State Bar International Business Law Juris Doctor, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont; Master in Law - Université de Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France; Bachelor of Arts with concentration in Political Science- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Mr. Andrew Gareleck is a native of the New York State. He has much experience assisting corporations and individuals in the areas of U.S. corporate, commercial, and immigration law. Prior to joining LexTech Associates, Mr. Gareleck worked in New York City for a prominent midtown Manhattan law firm and in Lyon, France, for a law firm directed by a member of European Parliament. He subsequently spent three years, from , leading the U.S. Desk of Ernst & Young's French law practice. Mr. Gareleck regularly advises clients on business development and strategies for entering the U.S. market. He has assisted clients with the creation of corporations and limited liability companies (LLC) including foreign-owned subsidiaries and joint venture companies. Business entities formed by Mr. Gareleck can be found throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Gareleck also has extensive experience negotiating and drafting of various types of contracts including license, distribution, merger, and cession agreements. Among his clients are the Presidents, Senior Managers, and employees of some of the world's largest multinational corporations. His expertise was the subject of a French national newspaper article that appeared in the Le Figaro on September 22, 1997, entitled "Etats-Unis: l'école de la motivation". He also worked for the Office of Special Investigations of the United States Department of Justice, the office responsible for investigating and prosecuting persons who entered the United States in violation of U.S. immigration laws. Mr. Gareleck is active in educational field and his teaching experience includes universities in France, Germany, UK, etc. ALEKSANDRS FEDOTOVS Macroeconomic Environment Dr.oec., Doctor of Economic Sciences (Moscow, 1990)Candidate of Economic Sciences (Riga, 1982) Economist Engineer (Riga, 1977) 36 years of teaching economics at various universities in Riga At present: Professor of Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration (RISEBA) : Associate Professor of BA School of Business and Finance (Riga) : Professor of Riga Aviation University
6 : Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor of Riga Technical University Full member (academician) of Baltic Informatization Academy (1996); member of Latvian Economic Association (2009) and Latvian Professors Association (2012) ANDREJS CIRJEVSKIS Corporate Finance; International Financial Management Prof; Dr.oec Doctor of Economic Science - Riga Technical University, degree of Candidate of Economic Science of Russian Federation Master in International Management, Degree of Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Paris (HEC/ESCP) Diploma of Economist with Knowledge of Foreign Languages (English, French) of Russian Academy for Foreign Trade Diploma of Engineer-Economist of Moscow Institute of Food Staff Industry Training for Teaching Staff in Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK (2008) Salford University, Manchester, UK (2007) Bled School of Management, Slovenia (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010) Full Professor of RISEBA, business consultant and trainer He has consulted public and private sector of organizations and he led more than 10 years executive finance functions within Latvian and International companies. He is now Board Member of SIA Sinergija, Management Consultants. Andrej s expertise lies in corporate strategy development and implementation, corporate financial management, business valuation and project management. He worked as a trainer of Strategic Management Training of Latvian Business School, ANS Training Centre, Rigas Menedžeru Skola, as a trainer of Financial Management Training of GrossBuh Invest and Latvikon (AFW, PMI). He is now a trainer of Project Management program of AFW Academy of Bad Harzbug, Germany, he posses Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate in good standing and he is a trainer of PMP Prep course of PMI, USA. He started his teaching career as a lector of Strategic Management program of RISEBA in His international teaching experience spans lecturing in Ecole Superieur du Commerce Exterieur (ESCE) Paris; Ecole de management, Lyon (ESDES); Normandy School of Management Kaen, France; University of Applied Science in Mainz, Germany; Estonian Business School, MBA programme in Tallinn and INHOLLAND University, Rotterdam. He lectures Strategic Management; Managing for Financial Value Creation; Finance and Financial Management disciplines in RISEBA on MBA program of Salford Business School (UK) since ANDREJS LIMANSKIS Investments Dr.oec., Asoc.prof. Moscow State University CEEMAN Salford University Andrejs Limanskis worked as an assistant professor in Latvia and associate professor in Eritrea. He undertook further study in Moscow State University, CEEMAN, Bled and Salford University (UK). His research interests include valuable securities, banks and other financial institutions, corporate financing and competitive recovery issues. Tutor of Bachelor, Master and Doctor dissertations. ILMARS KREITUSS RISEBA Vice Rector of Teaching and Learning, Associate Professor International Banking and Financial Market
7 Dr.chem. University of Latvia Moscow State University University of Notre Dame Chartered Institute of Bankers Ilmars Kreituss graduated from the University of Latvia and earned a doctorate degree in physical chemistry. Ilmars Kreituss worked as associated professor at the University of Latvia and enhanced his knowledge working at the Notre Dame University in the United States. Later he turned to banking and financial sphere. He holds a professional banker s certificate from The Chartered Institute of Bankers in London. After 15 years of working in the executive position in banking and finances, Ilmars Kreituss returned to the field of education. He started working at BA School of Business and Finance and at RISEBA in POLINA NAIDENKO Research Methods in Business Professional Master s Degree RISEBA (Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration), Latvia currently: Head of RISEBA External Relations Department 1999 currently: RISEBA lecturer (Presentation Skills, Marketing, Marketing Communications, Marketing Research, Research Methods in Business) ILZE PALMBAHA International Financial Reporting Standards International Finance RISEBA, Professional Master s degree in Business Management University of Latvia, Bachelor s degree of Social Sciences in Management University of Latvia, Faculty of Economics and Management, Specialist in accounting control 2015 currently: Senior Expert of Methodology and Accounting Policy Unit, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia 2004 currently: Board member and the partner of LF Eksperts (accounting and tax advisory services) : Chairwoman of the Board, Latvian Accounting Outsourcing Association : Chief accountant at GRK Ltd, : Chief accountant at Quercus Ltd Member of the Accountants Club (United Kingdom), Latvian Accounting Outsourcing Association,, Latvian Tax Consultant Association, British Chamber of Commerce in Latvia, Latvian Tax Payers Rights Association,, Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Accountants' Association of the Republic of Latvia, Association of Accountants of the Republic of Latvia (Associate of IFAC, FEE). JANIS ROZENFELDS Financial Market Analysis and Information Efficiency MBA, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, USA 2000 Bachelor of Science in Economics, Saint Peter's College, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA 1995 Jānis Rozenfelds is an experienced investment management professional responsible for more than EUR 800 million in assets under management at SEB Wealth Management, Latvia one of the
8 leading asset management companies in the country. Jānis manages a number of diverse mandates including pension funds, institutional portfolios and a money market mutual fund. Prior to joining SEB in 2003 Jānis has held several positions at Deutsche Bank s US oprations, Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd. of Toronto, Canada and Bank of Latvia the country s Central Bank. Jānis broad experience as well as his international academic background enable him to share a valuable mix of theoretical and practical knowledge about global financial markets. Chief Investment Officer, Member of Management Board SEB Wealth Management, Latvia TATJANA VASILJEVA Information Technology / Systems Information Technology and Risks in Finances, E-Commerce Dr.oec. University of Latvia Leningrad Institute of Finance and Economics Association Commercial Banks of Latvia and Institute of Financial Services Tatjana Vasiļjeva earned a doctorate degree in the field of application of mathematical calculation methods in economics; worked for State Plan Research Institute. She s been working as an IT executive in leading Latvian banks since She holds a Latvian Bank Specialist Diploma issued by Association Commercial Banks of Latvia and Institute of Financial Services (UK); a Quality Systems Manager diploma issued by Latvian Society for Quality. She began working for RISEBA in October T. Vasiljeva was chosen as an alternate member from Latvia of European Commission s Information and Communications Technology Standardization platform. An individual member of the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA). IVARS RUNGIS International Project Management Master s Degree in Project Management (Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, Ukraine). Bachelor s Degree in Organizational Psychology (Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy). Diploma of 1st Level Higher Professional Education in Banking (BA School of Business and Finance) Certified Project Director (IPMA Levels A, B, C and D). Has consulted and taught courses in the field of lean management and project management at the Centre of Commercial Education Ltd. (SIA Komercizglītības centrs). Has worked as the Head of Process and Project Management Department at Citadele banka JSC. Prior to this, was responsible for managing projects on constructing transportation infrastructure as the Director of IT and Project Management Department at Riga Municipality. For 14 years has been involved in finance management, last 9 years - in IT projects management both at the organizational and international levels. Has successfully worked as Group Projects and Programs Manager at Hansabanka JSC. COB of Latvian National Project Management Association; Member of International Project Management Association