International Business

Successful business usually is developed abroad as well, which is why companies need specialists who are familiar with the peculiarities of international business. International Business Study Programme is designed to prepare qualified international business specialists, capable to analyze business environment and processes, to create and manage a business, to implement international business projects, to communicate and negotiate in foreign languages by focusing on the changing international business environment, consumer needs and company’s goals, apply the latest scientific knowledge and socially responsible business principles in national and international markets. This programme should be chosen by rational people who like rapid change of events, non-standard situations and intercultural communication.

Successful business people, teachers from higher education institutions in Lithuania and abroad work with students. The programme develops specific competences in business and partly skills in marketing and management study fields.

Studies at Šiauliai State College can be combined with work – both in full-time and part-time modes. Individual solutions are sought on a case-by-case basis.

Why at Šiauliai State College?

Particular attention is paid to the ability to communicate in several foreign languages, to create and manage international businesses, and to organise business internationally. Students choose to deepen their specific financial, marketing or business management competences. All possibilities are provided to study abroad under Erasmus+ exchange programme. International business practice is carried out abroad under this exchange programme or various projects. The practical skills of entrepreneurship, business organisation and management are developed through the Business Simulation Practice using a business simulation game. During the study process individual subject topics are delivered by social partners from advanced business companies and by teachers who have come from foreign higher education institutions.  

Further possible career paths

Access to professional activity

Innovative, capable of communicating in several foreign languages graduates of the study programme will be able to manage an international business, create their own business and organize it internationally, work in Lithuanian and international companies, work as logistics, sales managers, project managers and heads of functional branches.

Access to further study

Studies can be continued at universities following business and public management study field programmes.

Study programme information

Mode and duration Full-time – 3 years, Part-time – 4 years
Study Programme national code 6531LX082
Scope of the study 180 credits (ECTS)
Language of instruction English
Field of education Business and Public Administration
Group of study fields Social Sciences
Study field Business Studies
Qualification degree and (or) qualification to be awarded Professional Bachelor of Business Management
Chairman of the Study Programme Committee The Head of Business and Accounting Department lecturer Erika Jonuškienė, email e.jonuskiene@svako.lt, tel. (+370 41) 52 50 51.
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Objectives of a study programme and intended learning outcomes

Objective of a study programme – to train qualified international business specialists, capable to analyze business environment and processes, to create and manage a business, to implement international business projects, to communicate and negotiate in Lithuanian and foreign languages by focusing on the changing international business environment, consumer needs and company’s goals by applying the latest scientific knowledge and socially responsible business principles in national and international markets.

Learning outcomes

   
Knowledge and its application

 - Knows and understands classical and modern theories of social, humanitarian, other sciences, their principles and methods and is capable to apply all this for business creation, management and development in national and international markets.

 - Has knowledge which helps to identify businesses and their environment as a specific socio-economic phenomenon, based on classical and contemporary management and economic theories, business management methods and tools, and is capable to apply them for making business decisions.

Research skills

- Is able to carry out applied researches that allow to evaluate processes and phenomena in business and its environment, applies analytical methods, formulates reasoned conclusions and solves concrete international business problems.

- Collects, compiles and systematizes information from various sources, manages business data streams using modern information technologies.

Special abilities

 - Is capable to set up a company, plan, organize, manage, control and analyze business processes in a changing global business environment while seeking performance efficiency and quality.

 - Is capable to plan, manage and analyze financial, intangible and tangible international business resources.

 - Is able to organize international business logistic and sales processes and select innovative marketing tools.

 - Is able to forecast business trends, develop business projects,  manage and implement them, make suggestions for improvement of international business activity and innovation implementation.

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Personal abilities

- Communicates and cooperates with specialists and other individuals, discusses and is able to negotiate in multi-cultural space in Lithuanian and foreign languages.

- Works in a team while taking responsibility for his/her own and subordinate employees activity results and quality, follows principles of social justice, professional ethics and citizenship in professional activities as well as fosters ethnocultural and intercultural relations

- Develops knowledge and skills independently, innovatively and creatively  which are needed for continuous professional development as well as understands moral responsibility for impact of his/her activities results on society, economic and cultural development as well as for well-being and the environment.

Study subjects (modules) and practical training

Full-time study subjects and practices are presented here. Part-time studies last 4 years, the sequence of subjects may vary.

YEAR I  YEAR II  YEAR III 
Semester I Semester III Semester V
  • Communication Psychology
  • Economics
  • International Business Law
  • Management
  • Business Mathematics
  • Information Technology
  • Business Foreign Language I
  • Physical Education
  • Introductory Professional Practice at International Business Company
  • Applied Research Methodology
  • International Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • International Business Organization and Business Simulation Practice
  • Business Foreign Language I
  • Philosophy / Sociology
  • Free Elective Subject
  • Environmental and Human Safety
  • Innovation and Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Business Management Systems
  • Consumer Behavior / International Financial Settlements / International Business Company’s Risk Management
  • Foreign Business Language II
  • Free Elective Subject

 

Semester II Semester IV Semester VI
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Statistics
  • International Sales Management
  • International Logistics
  • International Marketing
  • Professional Language
  • Business Foreign Language
  • Physical Education
  • Course Paper
  • International Business Negotiations and Intercultural Communication
  • Business Management Practice at International Business Company Abroad / in Lithuania
  • Foreign Business Language II
  • Elective subject group: International Business Marketing
  • Internet Marketing
  • International Market Research
  • Elective subject group: International Business Finance
  • Financial Management of International Business Company
  • Financial Evaluation of International Business Company
  • Elective subject group: Management of International Business Companies
  • Production and Service Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Free Elective Subject
  • Pre-graduation Practice
  • Graduation Thesis

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