SMK University of Applied Social Sciences

Introduction

SMK University of Applied Social Sciences

SMK is an educational institution, where significance is put on a human – one’s individual talent, potential, and intelligence that must be disclosed, developed and valued. Therefore we welcome every individual from all world to come, study and develop themselves here, in SMK together with us.

We aim to be the leading academic institution, where education and career building, as well as research, flourish together with the third academic mission – creation of economic and social value for the region and the country.

We strive to do everything what is worth for students, community and society. We act with a creative ambition and youthful spirit. We wish to create, educate and spread ideas. We want to change the world in a better way. With your help and engagement.

Nothing more gives a sense to our presence as the capacity to renew, and welcome each day realising the principles of the world’s development, improving daily and putting efforts to excess our potential. To learn from the past, to discover from our experience, to invent and develop – these are the routes to walk our Way and make a Change.

While implementing this mission we keep moving day-to-day responsibly and persistently, creating an advanced, open and progressively developing higher education institution – valued by students, recognised by businesses and acknowledged by society.

On behalf of SMK Community – President Gabija Skučaitė

Vision

Unique, Modern and Creative higher school inspiring for new ideas, meaningful discoveries and constant improvement.

Mission

to open and provide lifelong learning opportunities to people, to foster their intellectual and creative powers, to promote self-education, to prepare for a successful professional career and responsible, honest and social way of life. This mission requires us to serve the society by providing it with smart human capital that is able to generate new knowledge and innovations, understands responsible obligation to contribute to the creation of advanced, sustainable and safe future of Europe.

Facts and figures

SMK – Sense. Meaning. Knowledge

Three nouns that decrypt an acronym SMK, reflect as well the nature of our institution – the ability to stand out with own identity, the tendency to create and transform, and constantly evolve. SMK – an exceptional community, where everyone’s individuality and scope are respected, mutual values are cherished, as well as democratic and creative work culture is shaped.

Why SMK?

  • Most popular non-state higher education institution according to number of applications in Lithuania
  • The biggest non-state higher education institution in Lithuania
  • SMK University accredited by the international experts for the maximum period of activity
  • SMK building in Vilnius - the most advanced study environment in Lithuania
  • First non-state higher education institution, granted an ECTS Diploma Supplement
  • SMK Quality Management System certified according to LST EN ISO 9001:2008 standart

SMK Students

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Lithuanian

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Professional Bachelor in International Business

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Lithuania Klaipeda Vilnius + 1 more

The aim of International Business (Joint Degree) Study Programme is to prepare proactive and socially responsible entrepreneurs, demonstrating proficiency in business management and intercultural communication and able to create, manage and develop international business in Lithuanian and international markets. [+]

In recent decades business is increasingly taking an international character and pace, and international commerce now captivates a large and constantly growing proportion of overall commercial activities. An increasing number of companies, small, medium-sized and large, are now affected by international events and competition, therefore this active business development demands innovative knowledge and professional expertise in the field of international business. Studies purpose The aim of International Business (Joint Degree) Study Programme is to prepare proactive and socially responsible entrepreneurs, demonstrating proficiency in business management and intercultural communication and able to create, manage and develop international business in Lithuanian and international markets. Studies results Learning outcomes To be able to develop business in an international business environment applying fundamental knowledge of social sciences (economics, business management and quality management theories and methodology) using systematic approach to business. To know international trade, tax and legal systems, related European Union directives, Lithuanian basic regulations governing the legal forms of business and corporate activities and be able to apply them in practice. To be able to assess the international companies' business environment, business development trends, information and data related to business management by applying social research methods. To be able to establish and develop international business companies, be able to organize activities and conduct business operations to ensure proper functioning of international organizations of international company in multicultural environment. To be able to plan activities of international business company, to prepare and implement business projects and innovations related to the strategic development. To be able to organize and to manage human resources of the company, to coordinate teamwork, to select effective motivation methods and to carry out the assessment of a professional activity of employees. To be able to use advanced marketing and sales techniques to ensure business performance. To be able to control material and financial resources of international business company, to know how to apply advanced analytical tools for management solutions. To know how to apply scientific and technical innovations for developing company’s activities and creating new products (services). To be able to prepare international business development strategy, to make strategic business solutions and to manage change effectively, integrating principles of sustainable development. To be able to evaluate global business environment and to assess main risks of international business development using information communication technologies, to take effective and responsible solutions. To acquire skills necessary for assessment of own professional activity, knowledge and experience, to determine self-expression and self-development directions and to develop professionalism in the changing international business environment. Studies content General course units of studies (18 ECTS): Business English, Advanced Information Technologies, Personality and Communication Psychology, Sociology, Entrepreneurship and Leadership, Personal Management and Career. Course units of the study field (138 ECTS): Globalization and Global Market, Economics, Management, International Business, Intercultural Communication, Economics for Business Enterprise, Business Law, Marketing, Quantitative Methods for Business, Business Finance and Accounting, Operations Management and Logistics, Research Methodology in Social Sciences, Human Resource management, Sustainable Business Development, Business Information Systems, International Finance, Organizational Behaviour, Quality Management, Strategic Management, Business Projects Management and other. Course Units of Deepening Knowledge in Study Field (15 ECTS): International Trade, Import & Export Management, Business Innovations, E-Business, International Marketing, Digital Marketing. Two professional activity internships are performed (training and final internships), volume – 33 ECTS. Final Thesis – 9 ECTS. Career Career opportunities Middle or high level manager, Head of marketing, Head of human resources, Head of project implementation department, Head of international company, Owner of the enterprise. [-]

Professional Bachelor of Programming

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius Klaipeda + 1 more

The aim of Programming and Multimedia study programme is to prepare the IT specialists of high qualification, who are able to apply knowledge acquired in an area of mathematics and physical sciences while designing, exploiting and administrating computer systems, creating applied programmes, multimedia and/or online media products. [+]

Studies purpose The aim of Programming and Multimedia study programme is to prepare the IT specialists of high qualification, who are able to apply knowledge acquired in an area of mathematics and physical sciences while designing, exploiting and administrating computer systems, creating applied programmes, multimedia and/or online media products. Learning outcomes After graduating from the studies, a person: Will be able to apply the fundamental basic knowledge and skills of physical and social sciences, necessary in order to creatively and responsibly implement professional activity. Will be able to apply the knowledge of computer hardware and software, necessary in order to model and design the means of human and computer interaction. Will be able to analyze the needs of potential customers and users of software, necessary in order to design and introduce programme systems in various fields of activity. Will be able to apply the mechanisms of operational systems, web equipment management and protection in order to ensure the safety of information. Will be able to apply digit methods and algorithms, mathematical, statistical, data collection and analysis methods, necessary in order to determine the need for programme systems and their components. Will be able to apply analysis and modeling methods and means of information processing when designing programme systems. Will be able to apply programme design principles, requirements, programming languages, when developing programme products. Will be able to develop and manage databases, through application of database management systems. Will be able to develop applied programmes, webpages, products of multimedia and animation, corresponding to the needs of organizations. Will be able to apply testing methods, when doing independently the works of programme system development and maintenance. Will be able to apply the principles of computer graphics and information visualization, multimedia technologies when developing programme systems. Will be able to assess the made decisions on the development of programme systems on legal, economic, safety and technological approach. Will be able to apply the knowledge, means and skills of law, communication, technology management when working in a team and communicating with customers. Will be able to assess one’s professional activity, knowledge and experience, to foresee the trends of self-expression and self-development, and to develop one’s professionalism in a constantly changing society. Studies content General course units of studies: Professional Foreign Language (English), Professional Communication, Personal Management and Career/Communication Psychology, Basics of Law, Basics of Management and Economics and etc. Course units of the study field: Information and Communication Technologies, Mathematics, Basics of Programming, Discreet Structures and Mathematical Logics, Computer Architecture and Operation Systems, Computer Networks and Protection of Information, Data Structures and Algorithms, Object Programming C++, Computer Statistics, Numerical methods, Java Technologies Modern Databases, Web Design and Programming, Computer Graphics and Design, Multimedia Technologies, Computer Game Programing, Programme System Engineering, Information System Engineering. Students perform three professional activity internships (training, cognitive and final internships). Specializations. Students are suggested optional specializations: System Programming: Software Design Technologies, Programming Visual Basic, Accounting and its Computerization. Systems of Electronic Business: Designing Business Information Systems, E-Business Technologies and Online Marketing, Interactive Multimedia. Elective course units (EUC): Elective course units are appointed to interdisciplinary studies or educating general competencies from the list of college elective course units. The study evaluation: Cumulative assessment and a ten-scale assessment system are applied. In subject and module programmes, concrete evaluation structural elements are foreseen, their weight in final evaluation, the content of concrete evaluation tasks, criteria and requirements. When applying cumulative assessment the learning outcomes are evaluated by interim assignments. Studies of each subject end with an examination. Student knowledge and skills are evaluated during the exam session only then, if during semester a student satisfies the requirements and tasks of interim evaluation foreseen in the programme of a course unit. Achieved results of study programme students demonstrate while Final thesis – programming project. Career Graduate may work as a programmer, IT specialist, IT service administrator, project manager of product development in the field of IT. Also they can create and set up businesses which would be dedicated for the improvement, creation and application in the market of created, during their studies, innovative programs and computer games, animation, application programs and other IT products. [-]

Professional Bachelor of Tourism and Leisure

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Lithuania Klaipeda Vilnius + 1 more

Develop tourism and recreation professionals, who are able, independently, create and manage a tourism business, organise the hotel activities, responsibly act in national and international tourism markets. [+]

Studies purpose Develop tourism and recreation professionals, who are able, independently, create and manage a tourism business, organise the hotel activities, responsibly act in national and international tourism markets. Studies results After graduating from the studies, a person: Will understand tourism theories, typology, will be able to apply the acquired knowledge of the social sciences organizing the tourism business. Will be able to describe forms of tourism and recreation, also to apply then following assessment of users' expectations and needs. Will understand the core of tourism set, will know the elements of it, the development and marketing principles and techniques. Will be able to perform the tourism market and hotel business research, analyze the results and use them for a successful tourism business organization. Will know how to set up a tourism enterprise and will be able to control it using the principles of ethics and innovation Will be able to develop the tourism business plans, will base them on financial calculations and resource needs. Will be able to recruit and manage a team of staff using motivation theories, modern management techniques and leadership principles. Will apply the internal, external and cross-cultural communication patterns in communication with business partners and customers. Will be able independently and in a team to develop tourism and recreation project for each client according to their needs and preferences. Will apply the quality of service and hospitality standards in the development and selling tourism services. Will assess changes in the market and will be able to make the right decisions in the tourism business and hotels development activities. Studies content General course units of studies: Business Communication; Information and Communication Technologies; Basics of Law; Communication Psychology; Basics of Sociology and other. Course units of the study field: Management, Theory of Economics, Tourism Recourses and Geography; Tourism Typology; Business Ethics; Professional Foreign Language, Intercultural Communication, Hospitality Services, Tourism Marketing, Tourism Business Organisation, Services Quality Management; Tourism Service Pricing, Food Service Organisation, Sales Management, Tourism Service Pricing, Company Economics and Finance, Accommodation Services, Tourism Informational Systems, Tourism Project Management and etc. Students perform training and final professional internships, the total volume of which is 30 credits. Optional modules for deepening knowledge of the study field: Tourism offers in the differentiated needs market or Hotel business diversification Elective course units (EUC): Elective course units are appointed to interdisciplinary studies or educating general competencies from the list of college elective course units. The study evaluation: Cumulative assessment and a ten-scale assessment system are applied. In subject and module programmes, concrete evaluation structural elements are foreseen, their weight in final evaluation, the content of concrete evaluation tasks, criteria and requirements. When applying cumulative assessment the learning outcomes are evaluated by interim assignments. Studies of each subject end with an examination. Student knowledge and skills are evaluated during the exam session only then, if during semester a student satisfies the requirements and tasks of interim evaluation foreseen in the programme of a course unit. Achieved results of Tourism and Hotels study programme students demonstrate while defending thesis. Career Graduates will be able to handle different types of tourism enterprises, providing accommodation and catering, travel, tourism, information, entertainment, and other services required to meet the needs of tourists, to lead the company's marketing, sales, customer service, travel, lodging and other units as well as to establish tourism businesses and hotels. [-]

The Joint Degree of Professional Bachelor in International Marketing

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius Klaipeda + 1 more

Joint Degree in International Marketing and Branding is implemented together with the partner in Poland University of Economy in Bydgoszcz (WSG). The programme requires the student to spend all second year of study in Poland and at the end receive joint degree of Professional Bachelor in International Marketing. [+]

Joint Degree in International Marketing and Branding is implemented together with the partner in Poland University of Economy in Bydgoszcz (WSG). The programme requires the student to spend all second year of study in Poland and at the end receive joint degree of Professional Bachelor in International Marketing. Studies purpose To train skilled specialists of International Marketing and Branding, who can independently perform marketing research, develop marketing strategy, plan and implement solutions for marketing of enterprises in international market, also to create for enterprise or product branding, positioning it in international markets. Learning outcomes After graduating from the studies, a person will be able: to apply knowledge of practice, applied theory and methods in marketing and branding in multicultural business environment; to achieve an understanding of advertising, brand semiotics, awareness and media selection concepts and application; to understand and reflect upon central theories and models of business–to-customers and business-to-business marketing; to perform marketing and market research to determine consumer behaviour differences in foreign markets also to process and evaluate research results; to assess the competitive position of a business or product as a basis for the preparation of the company's marketing mix with a focus on international market; to analyse, assess and apply legal methods and tools to support the sales performance in an international markets; to develop, assess and implement international marketing and branding strategies for different size and type enterprises with various amount of resources and strategic goals; to indentify product development opportunities and to prepare the plan for entering international markets; to develop, implement and maintain enterprise, product or service branding, according to the factors of the company's brand identification in international markets; to assess the company's international marketing and branding actions effectiveness; to make effective decisions on the marketing mix changes in order to solve real problems implementing the company's strategic plans; to cooperate and collaborate with people having diverse educational, language and cultural backgrounds; to attain competencies for further education; to develop independence, the ability to cooperate and the ability to create something new. Studies content General course units of studies: Information Technologies; Business English; Creative Thinking/ Creative Industries/ Guerilla Marketing. Course units of the study field: Economics; Fundamentals of Management; Principles of Marketing; Business Communication; Multicultural Communication; Consumer Behaviour and Psychology; Visual Semiotics; International Trade; Brand Management; Business Law; International Marketing (B2B, B2C); Marketing Research; Sales Management; Corporate Finance; International Marketing Strategies; Positioning and Branding Strategies; Product Adoption and Development, Practice, Higher education Final Pape and other. Optional course units for deepening knowledge of the study field: Students may choose from study field knowledge deepening course units: : Marketing Campaign Planning; Event Marketing Planning; ICT in Marketing; International Logistics in Marketing. Elective course units (EUC): are appointed to interdisciplinary studies or educating general competencies from the list of college elective course units. The study evaluation: cumulative assessment and a ten-scale assessment system are applied. Programmes of course units foresee certain structural elements of assessment, their weight in the final assessment, the content of certain assessment tasks, criteria and requirements. When applying a cumulative assessment the learning outcomes are assessed by interim assignments. Studies of each course unit end with an examination. Student knowledge and abilities are assessed during the exam session only if during a semester a student implements the requirements and tasks of interim assessment foreseen in the programme of a course unit. Achieved learning outcomes of the study programme students demonstrate while doing a final thesis by the Joint Qualificative Committee. Career International Marketing and Branding specialists will be able to work as marketing either branding consultants in small, medium and large enterprises, working in service, production or sales companies. Also as specialists, marketing either branding managers in marketing departments of international enterprises either companies, preparing to enter international markets; to work in advertising or marketing agencies, which are working with international projects or supplying branding services for their customers companies either products. [-]

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