Business Informatics

Business Informatics

The study programme is an interdisciplinary programme that has been implemented since 2010/2011. study year. The study programme was developed in cooperation with the University of Buffalo (USA) and International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). The study language is English.
In the study programme “Business Informatics” (total 120 ECTS), 57 ECTS are allocated for compulsory study courses, 27 ECTS to compulsory limited choice study courses, 6 ECTS to free choice, and 30 ECTS to the Master Thesis.
There are three types of study courses: ICT study courses (for example, Advanced Data Technologies), business study courses (for example, Business Ethics) and integrated study courses (for example, Business Process Management and Engineering). Each study course has clearly defined learning outcomes and evaluation mechanisms. Various business and ICT issues are integrated in the study programme at the level of the study programme and at the level of individual study courses.
Local and international students study together in the study programme. The enrolment to the study programme occurs in summer and in winter. Students of the summer intake have Master Thesis as a separate semester in their study plan to facilitate their mobility. Winter intake students can develop their Master Thesis more gradually.

Short about programme
Faculty of Computer Science, Information Technology and Energy
Programme type and level
Academic Master (Second Cycle) Studies
Study field
Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electronics, Telecommunications, Computer Control and Computer Science
Study form
Full-time studies

Awarded degree and qualification
Master degree of engineering science in business informatics / –
Required previous education
Bachelor degree of engineering science or natural sciences, or social sciences (economics, management), or professional bachelor degree in the named fields of science, or comparable education
Price per year
€ 4 140 - EU countries
€ 4 140 - Non EU countries
Credit point/ECTS amount
Duration of studies
Full-time studies - 2 years
Autumn / Spring

The aim of the study programme is to prepare professionals with expertise in systems thinking and engineering sciences who are able to use, choose, develop, and acquire ICT solutions that enable enterprise development; who are able to design intra- and inter-organizational information systems and are capable of participating in corresponding interdisciplinary and international projects.


Tasks of the study programme:
- to develop students’ systems thinking ability and their skills to use systems theory in constructing solutions which promote the development of businesses and science;
- to integrate business in ICT topics at different levels of granularity (inside the courses and among the courses);
- to apply the newest ICT developments in the study process, facilitate self-organized studies and technology-supported as well as traditional teamwork/group work;
- to assure the learning outcomes defined for the programme;
- to prepare students for their doctoral studies;
- to assure the flexibility of the study programme and possibility to modify it in order to follow changes in the labour market and new developments in different ICT and business areas;
- to develop cooperation with similar or topic-related programmes in other countries within ERASMUS and other agreements.


Graduates of the study programme work for IT companies, public and private institutions using advanced ICT solutions, and consulting firms. They are qualified to fill the positions of Business Architect; Information Architect; Information Systems Architect; Information Engineer; Information Systems Engineer; Systems Analyst and Designer; Business Process Analyst, Engineer, and Manager; Business Analyst, Risk Manager, Requirements Engineer; Chief Information Officer; IS Manager; Business and IT Consultant, and the like.


Opportunity to continue doctoral studies in Latvia, for instance, in the following study programmes:
- Riga Technical University “Computer Science and Information Technology”;
- Riga Technical University “E-studies Technology and Management”;
- Riga Technical University “Environmental Engineering”;
- University of Latvia “Computer Science and Mathematics”;
- Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences “Socio-technical Systems Modelling”.
Students can continue their education in doctoral study programmes in the area of informatics in other EU countries.

Specific conditions

Basic requirements: Academic Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Natural Sciences or Social Sciences (Economics, Business Administration) or Professional Baccalaureate Named Branches of Science Related Fields, or the Equivalent Education.
Additional requirements: English language skills and the following University level competences: Databases (3 ECTS), Computer Networks (3 ECTS), Higher Mathematics (3 ECTS), Accounting (3 ECTS), Labour Safety (1 ECTS).