Vilnius University Of Applied Sciences VIKO

Introduction

Vision and Mission

Vision for the future at Vilniaus kolegija /University of Applied Sciences

  • Vilniaus kolegija /University of Applied Sciences is open to novelties. It is a flexible and continually changing higher educational institution that is harmoniously combining labor market needs with the development of promising areas of science and art.
  • The educational institution has been encouraging the teachers and students’ creativity and responsibility likewise the requirements for a high-quality performance.
  • Vilniaus kolegija /University of Applied Sciences has gained its international recognition and is successfully integrating into the common field of European higher education.

The mission of Vilniaus kolegija / University of Applied Sciences

  • To prepare practice-oriented specialists with Vilniaus kolegija /University of Applied Sciences degree of higher education in biomedicine and natural, humanitarian, social and technological sciences and arts, who meet economic and social needs of Vilnius region and the entire Lithuania.
  • To ensure that the study process would be modern and in compliance with European standards as well as develop an effective cooperation with representatives from the business world.
  • To develop the students’ general abilities and civil values, necessary for the future work of Vilniaus kolegija /University of Applied Sciences graduates and their continuing studies.

Values

Vilniaus kolegija /University of Applied Sciences values are permanent and long-term and they make up the basic principles of our daily work and future development. These values are closely linked to each other and equally important since they form Vilniaus kolegija /University of Applied Sciences culture.

Strategy

A new long-term strategic planning document, Strategy 2020, which replaced the previous College strategic action plan for 2009–2013 (hereinafter referred to as SAP for 2009–2013), was approved in 2012. The demand for the renewal of the strategy has arisen for the College in order to meet the national interests and to become an equal participant in the global competition, therefore a long-term strategy document has been drawn up.

Rector

Ph.D., docent Gintautas Bražiūnas was born on 5 September 1949 in Vilnius. In 1967 he finished Vilnius A. Vienuolio secondary school, in the years 1967-1972 studied at Kaunas Polytechnic Institute at the Dept. of Radioelectronics. In 2000 G. Bražiūnas graduated from the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Dept. of Management) and received Master’s degree. In 2004 he successfully defended his doctoral dissertation and became a Ph.D. of physical sciences.

In 1972-1975 G. Bražiūnas was a lecturer at Vilnius Polytechnic, in 1976-1986 he worked as Deputy Director for academic affairs at Vilnius Polytechnic and in 1986-1991 he became a director of Vilnius Electronics Technical School.

After the restoration of Lithuania independence new type institutions – higher schools were founded on the base of technical schools. In 1992 G. Bražiūnas has been appointed a director of the Higher School of Electronics.

The transformation of higher education started in Lithuania in 1999. In 2000, the best higher schools were merged into one large higher school – Vilniaus kolegija/ University if Applied Sciences. G. Bražiūnas became a temporary rector and in 2008 G. Bražiūnas was elected as the first rector of Vilniaus kolegija/ University of Applied Sciences. On the 14th of March 2013, The College Board has elected G. Bražiūnas for the second term as the rector of Vilniaus kolegija/University of Applied Sciences.

G. Bražiūnas is active not only in studies but also in the area of science: scientific presentations were made at conferences held in Latvia, Hungary, Belgium, he also participated in internships in Finland, Germany, and Belgium. In 2007-2010 he was the member of European Higher Education Quality Register (EQAR) Committee, the member of Expert Council on Science and Study institutions, the member of the Bologna process follow-up group in Lithuania, as well as the expert of European University Association (EUA) Institutional evaluation programme.

In 2000-2004 G. Bražiūnas was vice president of European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE), is now elected as a member of the board of the association. In 2010-2013 G. Bražiūnas was a president of Lithuanian University College Rectors Conference.

In 2001, G. Bražiūnas was awarded the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas I rank medal and in 2008 he was awarded an honorary doctorate at the Tallinn University of Applied Sciences.

Faculties

Faculties in Vilniaus Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences

Facts and Figures

  • Students – 6793 (Oct. 2015)
  • Teaching Staff ~460
  • Study Programmes – 45
  • Faculties – 7
  • Business Practical Training Firms – 5
  • Practical Training SIMULITH Centre
  • Central library and 7 faculty libraries, reading rooms
  • Student hostels – 8
  • Student canteens – 7
  • Folk dance and music band VORUTA
  • Sports Center with training gyms
  • Sports Club VIKAS
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Bachelor

Banking

Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Lithuania Vilnius

The Banking program teaches students how to plan, organize, manage and control business processes in the bank or in the other financial institution, to manage banking products and services, to serve clients. [+]

STUDY PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES To communicate both in Lithuanian and foreign language by integrating into a multicultural environment, ethically and professionally solve the activities. To develop individually professional competence in response to market changes. To learn basic concepts by assessing external business and enterprise environmental factors. To apply properly the bank‘s business legislation and other regulatory documents. To use modern tools, organize, summarize the economic and financial data, manage the documentation of organization. To use modern information technologies for electronic banking services management. To know banking products and services and be able to manage them and offer to customers. To consult customers on bank financing, investment and risk factors management issues and questions. To apply methods of financial professional activity analysis. To evaluate results of financial state and activity of the bank. To perform an empirical study, using quantitative and analytical methods. To understand the responsibility for their activities and their results in potential positive and negative effects. To make the inspection of decisions in financial activities. A GRADUATE WILL BE ABLE To plan, organize, manage and control business processes in the bank or in the other financial institution, to manage banking products and services, to serve clients. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Acquired skills allow opportunities to get a managerial, economic, financial or accounting job position in the banks or in the other credit and financial institutions. Description of study program: Banking [-]

Business Economics

Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Lithuania Vilnius

The program teaches how to process and evaluate economic information, to identify business entity’s economic problems and justify their decisions and make suggestions for improvement in the global and constantly developing business environment. [+]

OUTCOMES OF THE STUDY PROGRAM To make decisions evaluating their impact on the economical and cultural development of society, welfare, and environment. Critically evaluate and reflect one’s activities, being aware of the importance of lifelong learning. To communicate in writing and orally, by conveying the professional knowledge in Lithuanian and in a foreign language. To cooperate, to work in a team, taking responsibility for one’s and colleagues work. To learn the research methods and forecast models of economic analysis. To collect, systematize and evaluate the economic information, using a range of methods of analysis, in accordance with the principle of confidentiality. To know the main economic concepts, principles, theories and apply them in practice. To perform an empirical study which is orientated into business entity’s activities, using modern information technologies and economic information systems. To analyze and evaluate the entity’s environment internal and external economic processes and events. To formulate economic analysis conclusions, to find and prove the solutions to common problems based on the business entity. To plan, organize and run an entity or its division economic, financial and investment activity. To evaluate business entity’s economic, financial and investment activities. To make suggestions for economic development and innovation in economic matters. GRADUATES COMPETENCES To process and evaluate economic information, to identify business entity’s economic problems and justify their decisions and make suggestions for improvement in the global and constantly developing business environment. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Having acquired the degree of Professional Bachelor in Economics the person is competent to work... [-]

Creativity and Business Innovations

Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Lithuania Vilnius

J.S.P. graduates will be able to apply the "Creative Platform" methodology to create and expand new businesses, products, and services. It should be noted that graduates J.S.P. graduates will be able to organize teamwork for new products, services, and businesses creation, by the experience of various sectors, areas, and skills. Graduates will moderate the activities of the new product or service development groups, initiating a new business creation and development by themselves. [+]

ANTICIPATED STUDY PROGRAM OUTCOMES

1.1 Use innovative thinking techniques and implement individual, group and organizational creativity strategies;

1.2 Identify personal learning needs and structure learning in different learning environments and seek necessary knowledge acquisition.

2.1 Master and develop innovative ideas to improve products, services, and strategic business operations and handle complex intra- and entrepreneurial situations creatively.

2.2 Apply sustainable business principles to foster economic growth and competitiveness

3.1 Understand, develop and implement business management models.

3.2 Gain in-depth understanding of economic, financial and legal conditions and be able to launch and run business... [-]


International Business

Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Lithuania Vilnius

Graduates of this program will learn how to design enterprise activity; set up and manage an enterprise; research market and run business in accordance with the research outcomes, and many other important business aspects. [+]

GRADUATES WILL BE ABLE TO Design enterprise activity; set up and manage an enterprise; research market and run business in accordance with the research outcomes; negotiate; organise purchasing and sales; guarantee quality of business activity in multicultural environment; manage change; compile enterprise (division) business development plans; make decisions; be aware of international business particulars; manage and control available material and financial resources; conclude the international business transactions. ANTICIPATED STUDY PROGRAMME OUTCOMES Assess business environment; apply management principles in international business; set up a company and manage it; make decisions of international business; organize sales using marketing techniques; organize the logistics process of international company; communicate with business partners, socialize and collaborate in intercultural environment; manage financial, material resources and their changes CAREER PROSPECTS Students successfully completed International Business studies programme will be awarded a degree of Professional Bachelor in business. Graduates will be able to work for international business, manage an enterprise or its divisions, as well as to set up an enterprise. Further studies can be continued according to a university degree programmes. STUDENTS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THIS STUDY PROGRAMME ARE AWARDED A PROFESSIONAL BACHELOR’S DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS (VK/UAS, LT). ... [-]

Software Engineering

Campus Full time 42 months September 2019 Lithuania Vilnius

The program prepares well-qualified specialists, meeting the needs of Lithuanian sectors of industry and the level of the latest technologies and science, being able to work under conditions of rapid technological changes, being prepared to integrate into the Lithuanian and international community. [+]

LEARNING OUTCOMES OF STUDY PROGRAMME To be able to communicate in official and foreign languages; To be able to share professional knowledge; To be able to work in multicultural environment; To be able to follow ethical and professional behavior; To be able to evaluate and adapt to market changes; To be able to apply quality management methods; To be able to study individually, deepen and renew knowledge, improve qualification; To be able to analyze and design data structures; To be able to design and implement algorithms using programming tools; To be able to select and apply testing tools and methods; To be able to prepare software user manual and its technical documentation; To be able to design, create and modify databases; To be able to design, create and modify software user interfaces; To be able to design, create and modify software; To be able to analyze, select and implement information security solutions; To be able to create and modify data processing solutions; To be able to administer database management systems; To be able to create and modify Web-based services solutions; To be able to administer Web-based services systems. THE AIMS OF STUDY PROGRAMME To prepare well-qualified specialists, meeting the needs of Lithuanian sectors of industry and the level of the latest technologies and science, being able to work under conditions of rapid technological changes, being prepared to integrate into the Lithuanian and international community GRADUATE WILL BE ABLE TO create, design and implement software and information systems; analyze and understand... [-]

Tourism Management

Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Lithuania Vilnius

The program teaches the students how to organize, plan and administer a tourist enterprise activity; analyze business environment and make appropriate decisions for the tourism business. [+]

ANTICIPATED STUDY PROGRAMME OUTCOMES Organise, plan and administer a tourist enterprise activity; analyse business environment and make appropriate decisions for the tourism business; implement modern sustainable development principles in the business; control and evaluate the state of the tourism business and manage changes; create tourist products and introduce them into the market; communicate and collaborate in the national and intercultural business environment; form abilities and skills according to the personal interests and needs. GRADUATES WILL BE ABLE TO Practically and innovatively analyse and use the knowledge; manage projects; consider the needs of the clients; permanently evaluate the state of business; analyse the impact of the changing economic and social environment on the results of the enterprise; solve problematic situations; work in a team and supervise employees; communicate in a foreign language; use the computer and reservation systems; start and organise one‘s own business. CAREER PROSPECTS Graduates will be able to work in tourist companies and their branches providing services for tourists, manage divisions of the enterprises and establish their own businesses. Further studies can be continued according to a university degree programmes. STUDENTS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THIS STUDY PROGRAMME ARE AWARDED A PROFESSIONAL BACHELOR’S DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS (VK/UAS, LT). ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL: BACHELOR’S DIPLOMA IN INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY AND SERVICES MANAGEMENT (UCN, DK) Description of study program: Tourism Management [-]

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