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What is RBS Greenhouse?

RBS Greenhouse is a 3-week program taking place in January and February of 2023, and it prepares ambitious and motivated high school students for bachelor-level studies. It is a great opportunity to learn about studying at RBS to make a thoughtful choice when selecting a higher education institution. You will experience how we work, which is as practical as possible and involves many industry experts and leaders as well as compete for valuable prizes.

Apply for the RBS Greenhouse
program if you want to:

  • Explore the study process, methods, and courses;
  • Try out studying in the BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and/or BITL (Bachelor of IT & Leadership) to understand if studying business or business plus IT is for you;
  • Meet faculty members, current students, and alumni who will share valuable insights;
  • Learn from practitioners and experts from leading companies in the Baltics;
  • Get to know other like-minded students from all over Latvia;
  • Receive extra points for admission in RBS and compete for a scholarship as well as discounts for studying in RBS!

About the program

For two weeks you as a student will have lectures from RBS and workshops from the partner companies. You can choose the BBA track, BITL track or mix modules, attending those lectures and workshops you like the most to try out both bachelor programs.
The preparation session and week 3 are exactly the same for all students. After the preparation session, you will work on a Tietoevry business challenge in a randomized team with mentor (RBS students) support. You will be able to choose to work on one of the multiple challenges that are created based on real-life situations. The closing event of the program is a pitching session where the winner will be announced.

The winner will receive

scholarship*

4 top performing students

20% discount

for studying in RBS*

All participants will receive

15 extra points

for admission in RBS

*For the first year of studies at RBS.

Key dates

Program outline

Bachelor of Business
Administration (BBA) TRACK

  • Innovation
  • Problem-solving & leadership

Bachelor of IT & Leadership
(BITL) TRACK

  • Innovation
  • IT & project leadership in IT
Your MIX*
  • week 1: lecture from BBA or BITL + lecture & workshop day from BBA or BITL
  • week 2: lecture from BBA or BITL + lecture & workshop day, the same for all students

*this is minimum required attendance amount and students are welcomed to attend more lectures/ lectures & workshops

Week 1

Monday, 16.01.
evening, remote

BITL

16:30 – 16:40 Intro to Peero platform
16:40 – 17:00 IT leadership
17:00 – 17:30 What does IT mean to study IT for business & how it impacts the world?
17:30 – 17:40 Which are the key skills & subsets for BITL graduates
17:40 – 17:55 Break
17:55 – 18:45 Why is math important for IT? Real life applications

Tuesday, 17.01.
evening, remote

BBA

16:30 – 16:40 Intro to Peero platform
16:40 – 17:00 What does it mean to study management & how it impacts the world?
17:00 – 17:30 The profiles of business leaders for every company stage
17:30 – 17:40 Break
17:40 – 17:55 Leaders for startups
17:55 – 18:45 Managers that international companies want

Wednesday, 18.01.
all day, onsite

BITL @ Luminor / The topic of the day: data science

9:50 – 10:00 Luminor welcome
10:00 – 12:15 Layers of IT
12:15 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 15:45 Peero Worksho
15:45 – 16:15 RBS Student Union presentation
16:15 – 16:45 Get to know Luminor
16:45 – 17:00 Reflection on the day & final words

Thursday, 19.01.
all day, onsite

BBA @ Tet / The topic of the day: innovation

9:50 – 10:00 Tet welcome
10:00 – 12:15 Innovation & digital transformation with focus on finance industry
12:15 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 15:45 SEB Workshop
15:45 – 16:15 RBS Student Union presentation
16:15 – 16:45 Get to know Tet
16:45 – 17:00 Reflection on the day & final words

Monday, 23.01.
evening, remote

Week 2

BBA

16:30 – 18:45 Basics of leadership

Tuesday, 24.01.
evening, remote

BITL

16:30 – 18:45 Demo programming: from idea to prototype

25.01.
all day, onsite

BBA&BITL @RBS & @Radisson / Topic of the day: Pitching & Storytelling @RBS

10:00 – 12:15 Pitching
12:15 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 13:15 Elevator pitch preparation
13:30 – 17:00 Pitching sessions and inspirational stories

Saturday, 28.01.
online

BBA & BITL

9:30 – 10:00 What do you need to finish secondary school successfully?
10:00 – 13:00 “Ideation” – preparation session for the assignment

Monday, 30.01. –
Friday, 03.02.

Week 3

Work in groups on the the Tietoevery challenges;
each group has a mentor – RBS student

Tuesday, 31.01.

17:00 – 18:00 Support session

Saturday, 04.02.
onsite at RBS

Final event: team assignment presentations,
winner announcement and celebration

Monday, 16.01. evening, remote BITL
16:30 – 16:40 Intro to Peero platform
16:40 – 17:00 IT leadership
17:00 – 17:30 What does IT mean to study IT for business & how it impacts the world?
17:30 – 17:40 Which are the key skills & subsets for BITL graduates
17:40 – 17:55 Break
17:55 – 18:45 Why is math important for IT? Real life applications
Tuesday, 17.01. evening, remote BBA
16:30 – 16:40 Intro to Peero platform
16:40 – 17:00 What does it mean to study management & how it impacts the world?
17:00 – 17:30 The profiles of business leaders for every company stage
17:30 – 17:40 Break
17:40 – 17:55 Leaders for startups
17:55 – 18:45 Managers that international companies want
Wednesday, 18.01. all day, onsite BITL @ Luminor / The topic of the day: data science
9:50 – 10:00 Luminor welcome
10:00 – 12:15 Layers of IT
12:15 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 15:45 Peero Workshop
15:45 – 16:15 RBS Student Union presentation
16:15 – 16:45 Get to know Luminor
16:45 – 17:00 Reflection on the day & final words
Thursday, 19.01. all day, onsite BBA @ Tet / The topic of the day: innovation
9:50 – 10:00 Tet welcome
10:00 – 12:15 Innovation & digital transformation with focus on finance industry
12:15 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 15:45 SEB Workshop
15:45 – 16:15 RBS Student Union presentation
16:15 – 16:45 Get to know Tet
16:45 – 17:00 Reflection on the day & final words
Monday, 23.01. evening, remote BBA
16:30 – 18:45 Basics of leadership
Tuesday, 24.01. evening, remote BITL
16:30 – 18:45 Demo programming: from program to prototype (1st year seminar)
25.01.
all day, onsite
BBA&BITL @RBS & @Radisson / Topic of the day: Pitching & Storytelling @RBS
10:00 – 12:15 Pitching
12:15 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 13:15 Elevator pitch preparation
13:30 – 17:00 Pitching sessions and inspirational stories
Saturday, 28.01. online BBA & BITL
9:30 – 10:00 What do you need to finish secondary school successfully?
10:00 – 13:00 “Ideation” – preparation session for the assignment
Monday, 30.01. – Friday, 03.02. Work in groups on the the Tietoevery challenges; each group has a mentor – RBS student
Tuesday, 31.01.
17:00 – 18:00 Support session
Saturday, 04.02. onsite at RBS Final event: team assignment presentations, winner announcement and celebration

Participant selection

Ambitious and motivated students from 10th to 12th grade from all over Latvia are invited to participate. The program will be entirely in English; thus, it is important to be able to communicate in English. To become a participant of the program, you must submit:

  • Motivational letter in English not exceeding 350 words, answering
    the question “why do you want to participate in the RBS Greenhouse?”
  • Grade transcript from the first semester (the latest available)

Please take into account that the number of seats is limited, therefore think carefully about your motivational letter. If you have any questions about the application process, feel free to contact Alina via alina.birnika@rbs.lv.

Faculty

Claudio A. Rivera

Peter Young

Greg Mathers

Inese Muzikante

Jānis Lazovskis

Marta Jaksona

Aldis Greitāns

Gundega Dēķena

Viesturs Sosārs

Agnese Strazda

Faculty

Claudio A. Rivera

Peter Young

Greg Mathers

Inese Muzikante

Jānis Lazovskis

Aldis Greitāns

Gundega Dēķena

Viesturs Sosārs

Marta Jaksona

Agnese Strazda

Partners

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Where did you find out about the RBS Greenhouse? *

Established in 1991 in cooperation with the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, and the University of Ottawa, Canada, Riga Business School (RBS) is a management–education institution within Riga Technical University (RTU).

Riga Business School offers MBA programs in English, granting its graduates an internationally recognized Masters of Business Administration degree. Since 2012, Riga Business School has been offering a Bachelor of Management in International Business program in collaboration with BI Norwegian Business School and University at Buffalo, the USA. There are two bachelor programs available in RBS: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of IT & Leadership (BITL).

Questions about the application?
Contact Alina Anete Birnika,
Student Engagement Manager

+371 256 111 01
alina.birnika@rbs.lv

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