International Business

 

The programme of International Business is aimed to deepen the knowledge in business management of students with management or any other speciality bachelor degree. This programme is unique in that it is one of the most popular KTU master study programmes among students. In the study programme, traditional subjects in international business management are in a harmony with advanced subjects in modern management with whose the programme is being continuously enriched. The programme is oriented to the preparation of management specialists for contemporary business enterprises by helping to develop the abilities to solve business management problems in active, responsible and competitive ways, to lead international multicultural teams and to be enterprising.

Ko išmoksiu?

Study program graduate will be able to work in management level jobs in a contemporary multicultural and innovative organisation that operates in international markets. He /she will be able to manage business processes at strategic and tactic levels and will know how to apply the most contemporary multidisciplinary management knowledge. The graduate will be able to manage the staff in order to achieve the tasks of ambitious organizational development and will be able to motivate and enable employees for obtaining results in professional, ethical and creative ways. Study program will help to learn how to collect data, which are relevant for organizational development, correctly and analyse them with foresight, to prepare a strategy and plans for action, organize their implementation while working not only in local but also in multicultural teams and markets.

Žiniomis dalinasi

Professor dr. Amran Bin Md. Rasli,  director of Innovation and Commercialization Centre (Malaysia)
Teaching subjects: the peculiarities of international business, creativity, strategy development, application of qualitative and quantitative research methods, analysis of statistical data

Dr. Fabian Sepulveda, lecturer at Aalto university, businessman
Teaching subjects: business models, market analysis, entrepreneurial marketing and finances, “Lean” manufacturing, negotiation in business

Dr. Stephan Buse, professor at Technical University of Hamburg (Germany)
Teaching subjects: competition in global markets, the concept of frugal innovations, its opportunities and challenges

Xavier Pavie , professor at KTU, Department of Strategic Management (Lithuania), and ESSEC Business School (France)
Teaching subjects: responsible innovation management

Prof. dr. Max von Zedtwitz, an expert of global R&D and innovation and managing director of research network GLORAD.
Teaching subjects: global R&D and innovation; research intenationalisation


Įgyjama kvalifikacija

Master of International Business Studies

Studijų kalba

Lithuanian, English

Studijų trukmė

Fakultetas

School of Economics and Business
Gedimino g. 50, 44239, Kaunas

Kontaktai

International Studies Office | Department of International Relations
Enrolment Manager Laura MICKEVIČIENĖ
Donelaičio St. 73, room 104, LT-44029 Kaunas
tel. +370 37 323 894
e-mail: international@ktu.lt

Knowledge and Its Application

A1Knows and understands major global economic, social, political, legal, ethical, and technological development tendencies; knows and understands driving forces and their impact upon national and international business, as well as upon its competetiveness.
A2Knows and understands organizational theories and concepts which ground the creation and functioning of a contemporary organization.
A3Knows and understands major theories and concepts underlying knowledge and innovation management, grounding the functioning and development of intellectual (knowledge) businesses and organizations.
A4 Know and understand the system of marketing and management scientific knowledge and business processes, know and understand their national and international determinants.
A5Know and understand major views on international management, the expression of national diversity, the dimensions of cultural and institutional variety; know and understand the principles of international communication and negotiation tactics.

Research Skills

B1 Able to carry out quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research on business systems and models, on market and social phenomena, when preparing new or adapting the existing research imstruments.
B2 Capable of creating future scenarios and insights.
B3Able to select, analyze, and systematize information, to master the methods and techniques which allow the creation of a reliable decision making basis.

Subject–Specific Skills

C1Able to identify new business possibilities through profound and entrepreneurial evaluation of economic, social, and other changes.
C2Capable of performing the strategic analysis of enterprise environment and performance with the help of relevant tools and techniques; able to assess strategic resources and challenges.
C3Able to entrepreneurially evaluate market variations, to identify new tendencies and solve problems when building enterprise competitiveness.
C4 Able to improve the practice of business and management in the context of contemporary knowledge economy requirements and according to global and regional business development tendencies.
C5Capable of creating innovative business models, processes of innovation implementation, and business intelligence systems.

Social Skills

D1Able to professionally communicate in the native language and at least one foreign language.
D2 Able to work in teams and to organize individual and group activities.
D3 Able to communicate with infividuals from other cultures; understand their mindset and respect their traditions.
D4Able to harmonize business development and the principles of sustainable development.

Personal Skills

E1Able to think sistemically, critically, and creatively; capable of communicating and presenting the acquired knowledge.
E2 Understand the importance of continuing education and capable of individually developing personal and organizational competence.
E3 Able to use new technologies, varied information sources, and databases.

„In the age of globalisation, internationalisation is one of the most valued traits in employees. The ability to recognize, understand and work with foreign clients and partners becomes a necessity. Master studies of International Business provided me an opportunity to go deeper in the specifics of business creation and development in an international context. During the master studies of International Business different competencies of a student are nurtured, and by adding these competencies to a whole, a future leader that possesses a wide portfolio of competences and is able fulfil the tasks formulated to him, is nurtured. During the studies, a student deepens his knowledge in finances, marketing, creative thinking, logistics, manufacturing management and in other fields through the lenses of internationalisation. By possessing a wide portfolio of competencies, an ability to work in intercultural teams and a good understanding of business processes, I am able to offer to my clients optimal decisions and provide additional business development consultations that help clients to grow up together with us“ – Aurimas Jozeliūnas, sales manager at JSC „ACC Distribution“

„Students that have finished KTU master programme International Business are acquired comprehensive knowledge in management and economics. Based on this knowledge they are able to understand international business environment, work in a team, organise personal and group activity. Graduates are able to collect, analyse and systematise information, allowing to create a trustworthy basis for solutions, and to think critically and creatively. International business students easily communicate and bravely adapt acquired knowledge in everyday life. Our enterprise constantly offers placement to students of the programme and employs graduates“ – Živilė Žalienė, plant director at JSC „Micro Matic

Karjera

From project manager, group manager, department manager, business consultant, enterprise manager, enterprise founder to enterprise owner.

Absolventai jau dirba

„SEB“. „Swedbank“. „Pricewaterhouse Coopers“. „Kitron“. „Lietuvos energija“. „Tamro Baltics“. „Audimas“. „Micro Matic“. „Suslavičius-Felix“. „Panevėžio statybos trestas“. „LOTOS Geonafta“. „Camelia“ („Nemuno vaistinė“, JSC). „Klaipėdos valstybinio jūrų uosto direkcija“. „Philip Morris Lietuva“. „Comfort Heat“. „Kautra“, etc.

Praktika

Any business and non-profit institution where the positions of manager, project manager, group manager exist.

Papildomos veiklos ir galimybės

1. An opportunity in the module Market Strategies to create common projects of new products’ideas with other teams from foreign universities (the most successful projects are presented to investors)
2. An opportunity to participate in a virtual and multicultural project X-Culture, in which the participants learn how to work in virtual multicultural teams
3. All additional activities of self-expression and learning, innovative business spaces and interdisciplinary activities provided by KTU are also available to the students of the programme

1 semester

CourseNational CreditsECTS
1International Business Management (S185M002)1010
2International Business Logistics (S190M018)55
3International Competitiveness (S189M014)55
4Electives 155
5Electives 255

2 semester

CourseNational CreditsECTS
1Social Research Methodology (S189M148)55
2International Value Chains (S190M125)55
3Strategic Management (S190M610)1010
4Electives 355
5Electives 355

3 semester

CourseNational CreditsECTS
1Research Project (S000M126)55
2Market Strategies (S191M137)1010
3Electives 41010
4Electives 555

4 semester

CourseNational CreditsECTS
1Final Degree Project (S000M009)3030

Electives 1

CourseNational CreditsECTS
1Business Models Innovation (S189M121)55
2Modern Management of Organization (S189M187)55

Electives 2

CourseNational CreditsECTS
1Corporate Finance (S181M541)55
2Financing of International Trade (S180M125)55

Electives 3

CourseNational CreditsECTS
1Business Process Management (S189M011)55
2Communication and Negotiation (S265M002)55
3Creative Decision Making (S189M035)55
4Service Development in Networked Economy (S185M620)55

Electives 3

CourseNational CreditsECTS
1Business Process Management (S189M011)55
2Communication and Negotiation (S265M002)55
3Creative Decision Making (S189M035)55
4Service Development in Networked Economy (S185M620)55

Electives 4

CourseNational CreditsECTS
1Business Intelligence (S189M012)55
2Innovation Management (S190M171)55
3Intellectual Capital Management (S189M104)55
4Management of Organizational Networks (S189M130)55

Electives 5

CourseNational CreditsECTS
1Economic Valuation of Innovations (S180M115)55
2Real Estate and Business Valuation (S190M136)55
3Strategic Finance Management (S181M118)55
4Strategic Management Accounting (S192M114)55
5Sustainable Development (S189M131)55