Why Quantitative Economics Study Program at Vilnius University?
It is the only three-year English-taught bachelor program in Economics in the country.
Designed and delivered jointly with researchers at the Bank of Lithuania.
Taught by research-active lecturers and professors with PhDs from leading universities worldwide.
Combines the CORE project, OpenStax, and other state-of-the-art open-sources with quantitatively rigorous training in economics and finance.
Created in collaboration with the Bank of Lithuania, this English-taught bachelor‘s program in Quantitative Economics offers a unique blend of contemporary economics curriculum and quantitative methods. Designed using the best practices from top universities, the program will enable students to analyze economic processes in a quantitative manner, providing them with a set of highly valuable skills to succeed in the job market and with their further studies.
Benefits of Partnership with the Bank of Lithuania
state-of-the-art study program
research-active lecturers from the Bank of Lithuania
job opportunities after graduation
an award for the best thesis
1. Finance Analyst2. Economic Analyst3. (Big) Data Analyst4. Forecaster
Dr. Vitas Vasiliauskas, Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania
“We are after graduates with rigorous quantitative skills, economic intuition, and capacity to distill complex economic ideas into simple words.”
Dr. Marius Jurgilas, Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania
“For several years now the Bank of Lithuania participates in the joint policy decision making of the Eurosystem. At the round table discussions, it is the best and most convincing economic arguments that define the monetary stance of the Eurosystem, regulatory interventions, and the design of the future Eurozone. Thus, the Bank of Lithuania needs university graduates with broad, rigorous, and up-to-date training in economics.”
Sigitas Mitkus, Director of Financial Markets Policy Department at the Ministry of Finance of Lithuania
“Successful navigation within the financial services industry that has been rapidly changing due to financial technologies requires abstract thinking including an understanding of economics and finance theories, problem-solving and IT skills, and good intuition – all the competencies to be nurtured within the BSc in Quantitative Economics program.”
Dr. Povilas Lastauskas, Head of the Research Center (Bank of Lithuania) and Program Team Co-Leader
“After my experience as Director of Studies at the University of Cambridge, I am excited to see the best practices of undergraduate studies from leading universities being applied in this intensive and analytically demanding program that provides graduates with excellent preparation for top Master programs, business and finance industries as well as the public sector.”
Dr. Linas Tarasonis, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (Vilnius University) and Program Team Co-Leader
“This program is nothing less than a revolution of higher education in economics in Lithuania. It puts Vilnius University among the universities that provide the highest level of education on the topic in Europe.”
Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria
Grades in mathematics and English
Students can participate in the ERASMUS+ mobility program or use Vilnius University’s bilateral cooperation agreements to study at partner universities or to do internships abroad.