Why Joint Degree project?

Internationalization has been treated as an integral part of the college broader mission from the foundation of the College of Social Sciences in 1994.
One of the main aims of internationalization has been adoption of European dimension to all Study programs.
The idea of development Joint Degree program was matured for a few years in the College of Social Sciences.
In February 2006 the application of the project was arranged and submitted to European Commission.

College of Social Sciences is the first Lithuanian non-university institution that in August 2006 received the financial support of European Commission for development and implementation of Bachelor’s Joint Degree Study Program.

Duration of the project

Since 1st October 2006 till 30th September 2009

Goal of the project

The goal of the 3-year project is to develop a first degree 3-year duration Joint study programme in International Business Management and begin its implementation in partner European higher education institutions.

The main activities of the project

  • Analysis of needs and requirements of professional competencies required for international business manager
  • Development of the program structure, content and assessment system
  • Creation of the joint quality assurance system
  • Formation of pilot group of students and pilot implementation of the program
  • Testing and external evaluation of the program
  • Improvement and legislation of the joint study programme
  • Admission of students in the partner institutions
  • Implementation of the joint study program at the partner institutions
  • Dissemination of the project results and good practices
  • The result of the project

It is considered not only developed and implemented joint curriculum of the course, but also created, acquired and collected means necessary for its implementation. Network of the program will integrate informational technologies as a mean for the smooth implementation of the program.

Impact of the project

Implementation of the developed program is particularly significant for non-university higher education institutions that train professionals for vocational activity and seek for their more successful integration into international European labor market.

Impact of the project: integrated international and cross-cultural dimension into curriculum and learning outcomes, increased mobility between partner institutions, enhanced internal joint quality assurance through cooperation between partner institutions, and increased employability of first cycle higher education graduates.