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									                            "School of Business Administration Turība" Ltd.
                       Reg. No. 40003135880, 68 Graudu St., Riga, LV-1058


                                                                              APPROVED
                                                                       by Republic of Latvia
                                                                        Cabinet of Ministers
                                                                13 June 2001 order No. 312
                                         With amendments, approved with 27 September 2006
                                                                             Order No. 736

                SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION TURĪBA LTD.
                                CONSTITUTION

                                        Preamble
 “School of Business Administration Turiba” Ltd. was founded on July 5, 1993. The school
license was received in 1995. The School Accreditation Certificate No. 002 was issued on
May 8, 1997.

                                     I. General Provisions
1. “School of Business Administration Turiba” Ltd., hereinafter referred to as the School, is
an educational and scientific institution founded by legal persons; in its activities, it observes
Constitution of the Republic of Latvia, Republic of Latvia Education Act, Law of Higher
School, “The Law of scientific activities“ ,"The Commercial Law", other regulatory acts as
well as Charter and Constitution of the School.

Promoters of the School are:
LKSCS "TURĪBA", Registration Certificate No. 000305508 issued on January 31, 1992,
legal address: 14 Terbatas St., Riga, LV-1011, Republic of Latvia;
ООО "Birznieka Biznesa Centrs", Registration Certificate No. 000312821 issued on May 5,
1993, legal address: 68 Graudu St., Riga, LV-1058, Republic of Latvia;
SIA “REINMAN”, Unified Registration Certificate No. 40103001199 issued on 12 March
1991, legal address at 59-45 Augusta Deglava Street, Riga, LV-1035, Republic of Latvia.

Full name of the School is:
in the Latvian language - SIA "Biznesa augstskola Turība";
in the English language “School of Business Administration Turiba” Ltd.;
in the German language - GmbH "Fachhochschule für Betriebswirtschaft Turiba";
in the Russian language - OOO "Высшая школа бизнеса Туриба".                                         Formatted: English (United States)
                                                                                                     Formatted: English (United States)
Abbreviated name of the School is:                                                                   Formatted: English (United States)
in the Latvian language - Biznesa augstskola Turība;
                                                                                                     Formatted: English (United States)
in the English language - School of Business Administration Turība;
in the German language - Fachhochschule für Betriebswirtschaft Turiba;                               Formatted: English (United States)
in the Russian language - Высшая школа бизнеса Туриба.

Legal address of the School: 68 Graudu St., Riga, LV-1058, Republic of Latvia.

2. The school has powers of an educational and scientific institution, which are
characterized by the School's autonomy and academic freedom.

3. For the purpose of educational and scientific activities, the School is entitled to establish
sections, groups of professors, scientific laboratories, institutes, colleges, departments and
faculties.
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4. The School shall determine independently the content and form of a program of studies,
supplementary regulations of enrolment, matriculation procedure as well as principal lines of
its scientific activities.

5. The School shall confer qualifications, issue the nationally acknowledged diplomas as
well as other education documents in accordance with the regulatory acts.

6. The School shall be entitled, in connection with its academic and scientific activities, to be
a member or participant as well as found partnerships, organizations or foundations,
organize courses, lectures, seminars, arrange congresses or conferences and provide other
education services, work in international or national foundations, conclude agreements with
other Republic of Latvia or foreign educational and scientific institutions. Above
partnerships, organizations or foundations shall be founded and operate in accordance with
the binding regulatory acts, Charter and Constitution of the School.

7. The School shall have a seal with the full name of the School. The School shall be
entitled to use historical symbols of the School in its seal. The School shall have its flag and
other attributes.

                    II. Objective, Tasks and Basic Principles of Activity
8. The main purpose of the School shall be to create an opportunity for the students to
acquire the higher education and qualification with the aim to preserve the required
intellectual potential for the Republic of Latvia and contribute to the development of the
national economy.

9. The School shall have its task to educate required specialists for the national economy,
provide for their professional development and re-qualification; to carry out scientific
researches, to publish textbooks and teaching aids.

10. While implementing its objectives and tasks, the School shall adhere to the basic
principles as follows:
        10.1. academic and scientific freedom of cognition and studies, free choice of the
        content and teaching methods of educational courses, free publication (expression)
        of the scientific standpoint and results, if such freedom is not in contradiction with the
        Republic of Latvia laws;
        10.2. indivisibility of studies and scientific research;
        10.3. link of studies and scientific research with the public needs and demands.

11. In accordance with its objectives and tasks and subject to the basic principles, the
School shall:
       11.1. work out and improve educational programs, plans, course programs, equip
       lecture-rooms, laboratories, computer classes, library and other structures as well as
       carry out other activities so that an opportunity is created for the students to acquire
       necessary knowledge and skills, professional qualification, as well as organize the
       implementation of relevant stages of further education in accordance with the level
       of scientific development and Latvian cultural traditions;
       11.2. provide for the requirements and procedure of tests and examinations so that
       the conferred degrees and titles, received diplomas and obtained professional
       qualification as well as documents of study of educational program parts are in
       accordance with the knowledge and skills acquired by the students and recognized
       both in Latvia and abroad;
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       11.3. form the personnel;
       11.4. determine its scheme of organization and management;
       11.5. determine the pay rates to be not lower than the rates fixed by the Cabinet of
       Ministers;
       11.6. elect honorary members and honorary doctors.

                        III. Government and Structure of the School
12. The School's representative and governing institutions and bodies deciding on academic
and scientific issues shall be:
       12.1. Constituent Assembly;
       12.2. The Senate;
       12.3. The Rector;
       12.4. Auditing Commission;
       12.5.Academic Arbitration Court.

13. The Constituent Assembly shall be the supreme representative, governing and deciding
body of the School for the academic and scientific activities.

14. Elections to the Constituent Assembly shall be organized by the Board.

15. The Constitutional Assembly shall be formed by twenty representatives to be elected by
an open vote. Twenty representatives shall be elected from the teaching staff, four
representatives – from the students, three representatives – from the general personnel,
and one representative – from the Board of School.

151. The term of powers of the Constitutional Assembly representatives shall be four years.
A representative of the Constitutional Assembly can be dismissed before expiry of his/her
powers on the basis of decision of the given representative's electors to be passed in the
same manner as the decision of the representative election. The Constitutional Assembly,
the Senate and the Board of School shall be entitled to expel a person from the membership
of the Constitutional Assembly representatives in exceptional events, if the person ceases
to represent the teaching staff, students, general personnel or the Board of School.

16. The School Board shall decide on the establishment and liquidation of the school's
structural units and approve the documents regulating its standing order and structure.

17. The Board of School is an administrative and business management body established
and operating in accordance with the Constitution of School registered in the Commercial
register. The Board of School has all rights and obligations set in the School Statute and
this Constitution.

18. The Constituent Assembly shall:
       18.1. adopt and amend the School Constitution;
       18.2. elect and dismiss the Rector in compliance with the Constitution;
       18.3. hear the Rector's report;
       18.4. elect the Senate;
       18.5. elect the Academic Arbitration Court;
       18.6. approve the Senate and Academic Arbitration Court Regulations;
       18.7. elect the Chairman, Vice-chairman and Secretary of the Constituent Assembly;
       18.8. decide on dismissal of the Arbitrators on the employer's initiative.
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19. Chairman of the Constituent Assembly shall organize and lead activities of the
Constituent Assembly. Vice-chairman of the Constituent Assembly shall act as the
Chairman during his leave of absence, sick leave or business trip.

20. (Crossed out.)

21. Ordinary and extraordinary of the Constituent Assemblies shall be called. Once a year,
on Wednesday of the second week of October, Chairman of the Constituent Assembly shall
call the ordinary Constituent Assembly at which the Rector's report is heard. The Rector,
Senate and Board shall be entitled to call the extraordinary Constituent Assembly. Initiator
of the extraordinary Constituent Assembly shall submit its agenda and decision drafts to the
Chairman of the Constituent Assembly.

22. On assignment of the initiator of the Constituent Assembly, Chairman of the Constituent
Assembly shall send a notice of convocation of the extraordinary Constituent Assembly to
the representatives five working days in advance. The notice should be delivered to the
Constituent Assembly representatives not later than twenty days before the Constituent
Assembly.

23. Convocation of the Constituent Assembly shall include the assembly announcement and
running. In the notice of the Constituent Assembly, its Chairman shall designate the time,
venue and agenda of the assembly. The announced agenda could be only adjusted during
the assembly, if all elected representatives of the Constituent Assembly are present who
agree unanimously to the agenda adjustment.

24. If the Rector, Senate or Board want to supplement the announced agenda, extra items
of the agenda and decision drafts should be produced in writing to the Chairman of the
Constituent Assembly fifteen days in advance. Chairman of the Constituent Assembly must
notify the other representatives of the Constituent Assembly of the submitted extra items at
least ten days before the Constituent Assembly convocation date. No adjustment of the
agenda of repeated Constituent Assembly shall be allowed, unless all representatives are
present at the repeated assembly and agree unanimously to the agenda adjustment.

25. The notice of the Constituent Assembly convocation as well as any other notice in
writing to the representative of the Constituent Assembly shall be deemed delivered if sent
in writing to the stated address of each representative.

26. Venue of the Constituent Assembly shall be determined by the Chairman of the
Constituent Assembly upon coordination with the Board.

27. The Constituent Assembly shall be competent when more than a half of representatives
of the Constituent Assembly are present, including representative of the School Board. To
pass decisions on making amendments to the Constitution and election or dismiss of the
Rector, at least three fourths of the total number of representatives of the Constituent
Assembly, including representative of the School Board, should be present. Each
representative of the Constituent Assembly shall have one vote in the voting.

28. If it appears that the timely called Constituent Assembly is not competent due to the lack
of a quorum, the Constituent Assembly shall be called repeatedly within fifteen days with the
same agenda, of which representatives of the Constituent Assembly should be notified at
least ten days before the repeatedly called Constituent Assembly date. The repeatedly
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called Constituent Assembly shall be competent to pass decisions irrespective of the
number of representatives, if representative of the School Board is present.

29. Decisions of the competent Constituent Assembly to make amendments to the
Constitution shall be passed if voted for by at least three fourths of the representatives of
the Constituent Assembly present. Other decisions shall be passed if voted for by at least
half of the representatives of the Constituent Assembly present. To dismiss the Rector, it is
necessary to have more than half of votes of the representatives of the Constituent
Assembly present. Decisions passed by the Constituent Assembly on strategic, financial or
business matters shall become effective upon approval by the School Members' Meeting.

30. In case of repeated assembly, any decisions shall be passed if voted for by at least half
of the representatives of the Constituent Assembly present. Decisions passed by the
repeated Constituent Assembly on strategic, financial or business matters shall become
effective upon approval by the Members' Meeting.

31. If no decision is made on the same item of agenda at two consecutive Constituent
Assemblies or if decision is made but fails to become effective, powers of representatives of
the Constituent Assembly shall cease and new elections of representatives of the
Constituent Assembly shall be announced. Powers of representatives of the Constituent
Assembly shall also cease if no decision is made on either submitted issue during two
months upon its submission. Until new Constituent Assembly is called, the School Board
shall have all rights and obligations of the Constituent Assembly. The Board shall organize
elections of new Constituent Assembly not later than in four months.

32. Constituent Assembly shall be only competent to consider and decide on the issues
stipulated in the Constitution.

33. An open vote shall be taken the Constituent Assembly on passing decisions. A secret
vote shall be taken if so demanded by more than one third of the representatives of the
Constituent Assembly present.

34. Minutes of the Constituent Assembly shall be made in writing and signed by the
Chairman and Secretary of the assembly.

35. The Senate shall be a collective governing and deciding body of the School personnel,
which approves the documents regulating the School's academic and scientific activities.
Subjects of the Senate's activities that are not stipulated in the Constitution could be
stipulated in the Senate Regulations approved by the Constituent Assembly.

36. Composition of the Senate and procedure of election of senators shall be stipulated in
the Senate Regulations to be approved by the Constituent Assembly.

37. The Senate shall be competent to pass decisions if more than half of senators are
present at the Senate meeting. The Senate decision shall be passed by a working majority
vote and become effective upon approval by the Board.

38. The Senate shall:
       38.1. elect professors, associate professors, readers, lecturers, assistants, leading
       researchers, researchers with whom it can conclude labor agreements upon
       election;
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       38.2. approve educational plans, programs and schedules;
       38.3. decide on issues of the academic and scientific activities of the School and its
       structural units;
       38.4. approve regulations of academic ranks and their election procedure;
       38.5. approve documents regulating the educational process;
       38.6. decide on establishment of the Counselor Convention, the composition of
       which shall be proposed by the Board and approve the Counselor Convention
       Regulations;
       38.7. approve the Rector's Administration Council Regulations;
       38.8. decide on other issues within competence of the Senate in accordance with
       this Constitution and Regulations approved by the Constituent Assembly.

39. On passing decisions, the Senate shall keep to the budget of academic and scientific
activities approved by the Board.

40. The Counselor Convention shall consult the Senate, Rector and Board on the School
development strategy issues. The Counselor Convention shall be entitled to make
proposals to be considered by the Senate and Constituent Assembly. The Counselor
Convention Regulations shall be approved by the Senate.

41. The Rector shall provide for the School's academic and scientific activity administration
and, without special authorization within his competence, represent the School in all matters
of the academic and scientific activities.

42. The Constituent Assembly shall elect the Rector on proposal of the Board for the period
of five years, but not more than twice in a row. The Rector elected at the Constituent
Assembly shall be approved in accordance with the regulatory acts. The Constituent
Assembly shall be entitled to dismiss the Rector. The Senate, Counselor Convention or
Board could suggest that the Constituent Assembly should dismiss the Rector. The Rector
shall be relieved from his duties by the Cabinet of Ministers.

43. The Rector shall assure and be responsible for the compliance of the education
certificates issued by the School with the education quality and compliance of the School's
academic and scientific activities with the School Constitution as well as binding regulatory
acts. The Rector's rights and obligations shall be stipulated in the labor agreement,
Constitution and other regulatory acts.

44. On making decision, issuing orders, concluding contracts or performing any activities in
the name of the School, the Rector shall keep to the budget of academic and scientific
activities approved by the Board and adhere to the procedure determined by the Board and
Members' Meeting.

45. The Board shall be entitled to conclude a labor agreement with the Rector and terminate
thereof in the events stipulated by law. In that case, the Board shall suggest that the Senate
should call the Constituent Assembly to decide on the election of a new rector. Until the
newly elected Rector is approved, the Cabinet of Ministers shall appoint a person proposed
by the School founder to perform functions of the rector.

46. The Rector's Administration shall function in subordination to the Rector. The Rector's
Administration Council shall be an advisory body of the Rector's Administration. The
Rector's Administration Council Regulations shall be approved by the Senate.
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47. Compliance of the School's academic and scientific activities with the binding regulatory
acts, School Constitution and decisions of the governing institutions shall be controlled by
the Auditing Commission.

48. The School Auditing Commission shall be elected and operate in accordance with the
School Charter. The Auditing Commission shall have all rights and obligations stipulated in
the regulatory acts, School Charter and School Constitution.

49. The Academic Arbitration Court shall operate in accordance with the Regulations
approved at the Constitutional Assembly, in the composition of three arbitrators to be
elected for three years. Two representatives from among the School teaching staff shall be
elected on proposal of the Board of School by an open vote at the Constitutional Assembly.
A representative of the students in the Academic Arbitration Court shall be elected by the
Students' Self-government.

50. The School Academic Arbitration Court shall accept and consider applications in the
following matters following from the School's academic and scientific activities:
        50.1. claims of the students and academic staff for the restriction or infringement of
        academic freedoms and rights set forth in the Higher School Act;
        50.2. claims for disputes between officials, heads of the School structural units and
        subordinate personnel as well as disputes between the School structural units being
        in the subordination relations.

51. Awards of the Academic Arbitration Court should be approved by the Senate. Execution
of the Academic Arbitration Court awards approved by the Senate shall be provided by the
Board.

52. The Senate or the Board of School shall be entitled to expel a person from the
membership of the Academic Arbitration Court in exceptional events, if the person ceases to
represent the teaching staff or students. In that case, the Constitutional Assembly shall be
called to decide on the election of a new arbitrator from among the teaching staff. A new
representative of the students in the Academic Arbitration Court shall be elected by the
Students' Self-government.

53. The Rector, the Senate and the Board of School shall be entitled to raise questions of
establishment of the structural units stipulated in clause 3 of the School Constitution.
Regulations of the structural units shall be approved by the Senate and the Board of School.

                                  IV. The School Personnel
54. Personnel of the School shall consist of:
       54.1. teaching staff – persons appointed to the academic positions in the School;
       54.2. general personnel;
       54.3. full-time students, including those studying for the master's or doctor's degree
       and residents.

55. The School personnel should contribute to the freedom of learning, studies and
research as well as perform their obligations fixed in the contracts.
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56. The School personnel shall be entitled in accordance with this Constitution to take part
in the School management, be elected to the School governing institutions as well as have
other rights stipulated in the regulatory acts and labor agreements. If labor relations of the
School and a person elected to either of the School representative, governing or deciding
institutions cease or the person is sent off, the person's powers in relevant institutions shall
cease as well.

57. Students and academic staff of the School shall be formed in accordance with
regulatory acts, and they shall subordinate to the Rector in their academic and scientific
activities.

58. To study in the School, at least the secondary education is required. Foreigners could
study in the School with regard to the requirements set forth in the regulatory acts. A person
graduating from the School shall acquire the higher education and qualification in a relevant
specialty.

59. The School students shall be entitled:
       59.1. in the fixed order, to use the School premises intended for studies and
       scientific activities, equipment, library, facilities and other property of the School;
       59.2. in the fixed order, to interrupt and resume learning and studies;
       59.3. to elect or be elected to the students' self-government;
       59.4. to participate in the operation of the School governing and management
       institutions of all levels, in which decisions on the academic and scientific activities
       are made;
       59.5. to found partnerships, clubs and other organizations;
       59.6. to other powers stipulated in the Constitution and regulatory acts.

60. The School students shall have their self-government. The School students' self-
government shall function in accordance with the Regulations worked out by the students
and approved by the School Senate.

61. The students' self-government shall:
       61.1. represent the School students in Latvia and abroad;
       61.2. protect and represent the students' interests in the School and other public and
       private institutions and organizations;
       61.3. stipulate the procedure of election of the students in the Collegiate Institutions
       of the School.

                    V. The School Property and Operation Financing
62. The School guarantees with all its property that, in case of liquidation of a particular
educational program, students of the relevant educational program shall be given an
opportunity to continue education either under other program or in other higher school.
Costs of the education continuation shall be covered by the student.

63. The School property is formed by the movable and immovable property belonged to the
School as well as financial assets. The School property shall be managed by the School
Board in accordance with the School Charter and with regard to the regulatory acts. The
School institutions governing its academic and scientific activities shall dispose of the
School property to the extent and in order stipulated by the School Board.
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64. Budget of the School academic and scientific activities and its use shall be approved by
the School Board.

65. Earnings of the School shall be formed by:
       65.1. tuition fee for studies;
       65.2. tuition fee for re-qualification, qualification development and self-education
       organized by the School in the form of courses;
       65.3. payment for other education-related services;
       65.4. incomes from the School property use;
       65.5. endowment and donation of individuals and legal entities;
       65.6. state financing received in accordance with the regulatory acts;
       65.7. other sources of income that are not prohibited by law.

66. The School property shall be used in order to assure the School's academic and
scientific as well as business activities.

                                   VI. Final Provisions
67. Decision to terminate or reorganize the School's academic and scientific activities shall
be made by the School Members' Meeting.

68. The School Constitution and amendments thereto shall be approved in accordance with
the regulatory acts.


Chairman of the Constituent Assembly                                     A.Kiscenko

								
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