The key feature of the International Business studies is a strong orientation towards real-life topics and problem-solving approaches, development of analytical and communication skills. Taught subjects are devised in such a way as to ensure active learning of both of the conveyed knowledge and of the essential skills. Weekly class time is typically divided into formal lectures and seminars or tutorials. In addition to class time, students are expected to undertake independent study preparing for lectures and seminars: doing homework, preparing class presentations, carrying out research assignments, and writing essays.
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In this program, you will get a broad education and the perception of the real business world. You will acquire knowledge in such fields as Economic analysis, Marketing and Sales, Accounting and Finance, Customer relationship management, Negotiation, Communication, Project management, etc. Here you will learn how to create and run a successful business. This program has a strong orientation towards real-life – real business stories and problems, real hunting for the best solutions.
During the last year of studies, all undergraduate students are required to complete a minimum of 12 weeks of practice placement, either abroad or in national business enterprises, gaining experience of putting the gained skills into practice and building upon the obtained knowledge and abilities.
Graduates of International Business studies have good career opportunities. From creating and running their own business to becoming valued professionals in any organization or company. From finance and insurance, trade and marketing to human resource management, e-business, private or public management.
While most of our program graduates enter the world of business either still studying or immediately after graduating, the sufficiently strong academic backing of the program enables students to pursue a Master's degree either in Lithuania or abroad.
Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria
Matura (high school leaving) certificate;
English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)*.
*Applicants from Belarus who do not have a test taken may apply without it because their language proficiency will be checked during an online interview.
Students can participate in the ERASMUS+ mobility program or use VU’s Bilateral cooperation agreements which give an opportunity to study at VU’s Partner Universities or do internships abroad.
Destination surveys show that graduates of International Business studies have good career opportunities in finance and insurance, trade and marketing, human resource management, e-business, private, or public management in general. Many program graduates start up their own business ventures. Independent surveys and interviews indicate clearly that employers in different areas of the labor market value students that have successfully completed our International Business program. While most of our program graduates enter the world of business either still studying or immediately after graduating, the sufficiently strong academic backing of the program enables students to pursue a Master's degree either in Lithuania or abroad.
Yunona Kondratyuk, an alumna from Ukraine:
If I were you, I would choose Vilnius University Business School (BS) with no doubts. First of all, I mean the lecturers’ attitude to students: you can easily reach understanding and support, overcome the language barrier in the class even if the discussed matter is not so clear in your mother tongue. I assure you that in every interactive lecture or seminar you will certainly feel that it helps you to obtain some new piece of knowledge. In addition, it is really exciting and advantageous to study in English and improve your language and oral skills, which will help you to be more successful and mobile hereafter.
Secondly, it is important to admit that BS is a very contemporary and well-equipped school which is situated in the student’s campus area. And the course offered there can be variable respectively to your future plans.
Moreover, people who work at BS are very polite and attentive to everybody and do their best to make you feel in a friendly international environment. Considering this fact your personal and professional development is amplifying as well
Finally, you can easily fell in love with Vilnius, the Lithuanian nation, and nature. I met many helpful people here, who sincerely helped me a lot. I really appreciate an opportunity to study in such a place.
Sivara Turdushadzhieva, an alumna from Kyrgyzstan:
I chose this university because I know that here I can get a decent education. Because at Business School (BS) I have a lot of opportunities for self-realization and self-development. At the school are very strong professors. I am sure these people know their job pretty well and I can learn a lot from them. I am sure that graduated from this university, I get stable, well-paid employment, and the title of "The Graduate of Business School at Vilnius University" will be appreciated by my future employers.
In my University, I keep getting the opportunity to develop not only my mind but also my personal development. I am surrounded by people of different cultures, talking with them, I get more and more adults and a worthy representative of modern society.
Five One-off Scholarships equal to 500 Euro each will be awarded for the most motivated and competent international students applying to the Bachelor's program of International Business. The Scholarship is payable directly to the successful applicant after their arrival to study at Vilnius University Business School.
Candidate can apply from any foreign country and has to be unconditionally accepted to study International Business Bachelor's study program at Vilnius University Business School. The applicant must submit a motivational letter explaining why he/she decided to study International Business and how these studies would contribute to his/her professional and personal growth.