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Economic Analysis and Planning
European Credit Transfer
and Accumulation System
(ECTS):

120 ECTS

Degree:

MA

Language of instruction:

English

Description:
The objective and tasks of the Programme derive from the global tendencies and needs of sustainable socio-economic development, i.e. from the ever-increasing necessity of comprehensive assessment and modelling of the complex issues of development, forecasting of development trends and potential impacts, providing analytical background for the policy and managerial decisions. The overall objective of the Programme is to train highly qualified and holistic-thinking economists able to apply and develop mathematical models and methods for the analysis, forecasting, planning and management of economic processes on both micro- and macro levels. However, the aims of the Programme are not limited to the professional training: another important objective is to nurture would-be society leaders – self-dependent, creative and enterprising persons, capable of innovative ideas and of leading teams. This objective is pursued by performing the following tasks: • Provide thorough knowledge about the global and regional development tendencies required for cognition and analysis socio-economic processes. • Inculcate holistic viewpoint towards the interface of social, economic and environmental issues of development. • Acquaint students with the latest trends in economic science and up-to-date instruments of analysis and modelling. • Ensure mastering of qualitative and quantitative economy modelling techniques, train students to employ it for empirical analysis of various social and economic processes, as well as forecasting, planning and policy decision making. • Nurture research skills and teamwork abilities. The distinctive feature of competencies rendered by the Programme can be summarized in two words: thoroughness and comprehensiveness. This is visibly reflected in the framework of the Programme as all subjects could be classified to one of the two main blocks of competence development. The first block heavily relies upon application of mathematical methods and models for economic analysis, forecasting and planning. It includes obligatory „in-depth” advanced courses of microeconomic and macroeconomics analysis, mathematical methods of economics analysis, applied econometrics and econometric analysis, as well as electives on economic forecasting and risk management. The second, “in width”, block is intended for introduction to the holistic and interdisciplinary approach towards socio-economic development and for acquaintance with the various sectors of economy where learned methods of analysis and planning can be successfully applied. This block includes courses on economic development, economics of EU integration and EU economic law, financial markets and derivatives, as well as a number of elective courses on such issues as comparative economics, economic globalization, cross-cultural management, environmental economics. Graduates of the Programme are expected to acquire relevant knowledge, cognitive, practical and transferable skills. In particular, they should be able: • To use contemporary economic paradigms and high level competence in both micro- and macroeconomics for the identification and interpretation of social and economic processes; • To build models of socio-economic processes, analyze their behaviour and draw conclusions; • To apply mathematical modelling and quantitative techniques for the analysis of economic sectors and subjects, forecasting, planning and management of their development trends. • To perform empirical research of economic problems on various levels –international, national, regional, municipal and firm- and to formulate recommendations for their solution. • To summarise and communicate their findings in coherent way.
Learning outcomes:
A graduate of the programme is able to explore and to thoroughly model the functioning and development of various level objects and subjects by using system analysis and modelling techniques, generate scientific hypotheses and test them. He/she can also prepare extensive studies of the activities of various fields and various levels of economic subjects, short-term and long-term development forecasts, development strategies and implementation plans.

International Business Economics and Management
European Credit Transfer
and Accumulation System
(ECTS):

90 ECTS

Degree:

MA

Language of instruction:

English

Description:
PROGRAMME AIMS: . to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge about regional and historical global economic changes and development, which are imperative for a proper understanding of the environment of international business and its analysis. • to provide students with methodological knowledge from which students will learn the skills needed to independently analyze the macro and micro environments of international business. • to provide the knowledge and practical skills in international business development and deci-sion making about competitiveness in the global marketplace. STUDENTS WILL ACQUIRE THE FOLLOWING SKILLS AND COMPETENCES: • Ability to critically analyze international business operations at the macro and micro lev-els. • Knowledge to successfully develop and implement strategies and plans of action for the expansion of international businesses. • Ability to take initiative and make their own management decisions in international busi-nesses and organizations. The compulsory courses in the first semester include Research Methods, Globalization, the Economics of European Integration, International Business Strategy. The choice of courses grows even wider in the second semester when students begin to specialize in different areas. Those students who choose the International Business Economics concentration will enroll in wide-ranging courses such as EU Economic Law, International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment, and Comparative Economics. On the other hand, those who the choose International Management concentration will attend such courses as Cross-cultural Comparative Management, Cross-cultural Marketing, International Human Resources Management. As students will discover, our programme offers a variety of elective courses to meet the interests of any learner. These include Macroeconomic Policy, Financial Markets and Derivatives, Regional Policy, EU Competition Policy, Entrepreneurship and Innovations in the Global Economy, Development Economics, Market Research, to name but a few. In short, your experience at Vilnius University will be one of intellectual stimulation not only because of the breadth of courses, but also because of the international and intercultural environment you will experience here.
Learning outcomes:
A graduate is able to carry out a search for theoretical solutions of international business problems, make an analysis, interpretation, and generalisation. He/she can also formulate, substantiate and select methods, models and alternatives of international business solutions, develop and implement international business strategies.

International Tourism Management
European Credit Transfer
and Accumulation System
(ECTS):

90 ECTS

Degree:

BA

Language of instruction:

English

Description:
The programme is developed in cooperation with HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences (Finland) and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). The International Tourism Programme is a double degree programme with Italy’s Venice Ca’ Foscary University. The double degree agreement between universities provides a possibility for students to obtain master degrees from two universities in 1.5 years. The first two semesters of the programme consist of both obligatory and optional courses. Among the optional courses, students will have an opportunity to choose courses according to their field of interest: either tourism operations or destination management. It is planned that students would be given an opportunity to study one semester abroad. Each semester, students will work on research projects in line with their selected topics. The third and final semester is meant for practical tasks and further specialization in the student’s area of interest and developing their master’s thesis. The scope of the programme is 90 ECTS credits. The obligatory courses in the first semester include International Tourism Policy and Planning, Strategic Management of Tourism, Financial Tourism Management, Tourism Marketing, and Research Methods. During the second semester there will be a possibility to study Service Quality Management and IT in Tourism as obligatory courses. Among optional courses, there will be a choice from: Sustainable Tourism, Hospitality Management, Niche Tourism, and Events Management. Your experience at Vilnius University will be intellectually stimulating not only because of the breadth of courses, but also because of the international and intercultural environment you will experience in Lithuania, locating in the very center of Europe.
Learning outcomes:
The graduates of the programme will obtain competencies in the following areas: tourism strategy and planning;management of tourism enterprises and organisations;application of information technologies in tourism; main principles of developing quality tourism products; activity efficiency evaluation/measurement methodology in tourism enterprises; sustainable (ecological, economical, social and cultural) aspects of tourism and impact evaluation methodology.

With the support of the Erasmus Mundus Programme of the European Commision
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