DESCRIPTION OF DEGREE PROGRAMME (Admission year: 2017-2018)


1.

Title of the degree programme

National Code

Electronic Business Management Master`s Degree Programme

621N20018


2.

Official name of the awarding institution(s)

Language of instruction

Mykolas Romeris University

English, Lithuanian


3.

Kind of study

Cycle of studies

Level of qualification

University studies

II cycle

VII level


4.

Mode of study and length of programme in years

Length of the degree programme in ECTS credits

Student's workload

Contact work hours

Independent work hours

Full-time study 1,5 years

99

2673

454

2219


5.

Study area

Field (branch) of the programme

Social sciences

Management


6.

Degree and/or qualification awarded

Master of Management


7.

Programme Director

Contact information

Assoc. prof. dr. Jūratė Antanavičienė

Institute of Digital Technologies, Ateities st. 20, Vilnius, jurates_a@yahoo.com, +370 5 271 4571


8.

Accreditation organization

Period of reference

Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education

2019.08.31


9.

Purpose of the programme

To prepare qualified business administration specialists, training their abilities and knowledge of new and distinctive socio-economic processes in knowledge economy’s cyberspace, modern information and communication technology’s (ICT) impact on traditional business models, and to develop practical skills of management needed for successful application of ICT potential to develop, design and manage business in cyberspace.


10.

Profile of the programme

Study content: discipline(s)/subject area(s)

Orientation of the programme

Distinctive features

This study program includes management, economics disciplines and interdisciplinary subjects analyzing key aspects of cyberspace in knowledge-based society, among them – the legal environment of e-business, models and strategies of knowledge management, e-services, entrepreneurship in cyberspace, Internet law, etc. This study program also includes disciplines that provide fundamental knowledge about the information environment and processes of knowledge-based society.

Interdisciplinary extending studies programme, combining social science (management, economics, law) and technological aspects of cyberspace.

This study program is unique and has no analogues in the higher education of Lithuania and neighboring region (Latvia, Estonia, Poland). At the moment other e-business and similar programs are based on technology science programs, and are narrowly focused on information technology specialists. This e-business master’s program is designed to prepare highly qualified management and business administration specialists. You can select related studies, see http://www.mruni.eu/lt/studijos/studiju_programos/gretutines_studijos/

Qualification requirements and regulations

According to the Description of the Lithuanian Qualifications Framework, level VII qualifications are acquired through graduate university (II cycle) studies. The qualification provides for complex activities consisting of different interrelated tasks which may cover several related areas of professional activities. That is the reason why the performance requires expert evaluation of the most recent knowledge in the close and more distanced areas of activities; discovery of new facts in applied research of the professional activity area, creative theoretical knowledge and application of the results of scientific research. The activities are performed independently, by way of setting prerogatives of an activity area, making independent decisions, which are oriented towards improvement and perfection of the activities. The activities imply managing the activities of other employees, thus qualifications of this level include abilities to independently carry out applied research, to provide consultations in an area of activities, to coordinate projects related to the upgrading of other individuals’ qualifications and implementation of innovations, to analyse and present activity results. As the technological, management and organizational progress is witnessed in all areas of activities, the activities and their environment are subject to constant change, the changes are difficult to anticipate, the activities consist of volatile combinations of tasks. The activity change requires the ability to make innovative decisions based on research results, to assess alternative solutions and possible social and ethic consequences of the activities.

Description of the Lithuanian Qualifications Framework
Description of General Requirements for the Master‘s Study Programs
Procedure for Assessment of Mykolas Romeris University Learning Outcomes


11.

Admission requirements

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

Specific requirements for graduation

To study this program individuals must have a bachelor degree in law, economics, management, public administration or some kind of informatics. The competitive score is a sum of an average of diploma annexgrades and final exams grades and (or) graduation paper grade, multiplied by coefficient of 0,8.

Prior study subjects are recognized according to the "Recognition of academic credits at the University procedure". Details: http://www.mruni.eu/en/university/organizational_structure/akademiniu_reikalu_centras/lifelong-learning/nefor_ir_savaim/ ) The Procedure for Recognising Academic Credits at Mykolas Romeris University establishes the crediting of studying results achieved in other higher education schools and international academic organisations and the principles of issuance and formal execution of certificates about the studying results achieved at the University intended to be transferred to other higher education schools. Details: http://www.mruni.eu/mru_lt_dokumentai/centrai/akademiniu_reikalu_centras/teises_aktai/Recognition_of_acad_credits_AV_2013_09_23_1.pdf

Students should have 90 ECTS, to accomplish field placement, to write and to defend Master thesis.


12.

Access to further studies

Access to the third cycle studies


13.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Graduates can gain employment in managerial positions in large-scale companies, as well as smaller private business sector ones, in firms and consulting agencies, as well as in various government offices and ministries or work in private business.


14.

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Lectures, seminars, workshops, discussions, independent work, independent analysis of cases and scientific sources, group discussions, individual research project work, preparation of reports and their deliberations, individual and group work, networked learning, demonstration, illustration.

Examination, test, colloquium, accounting for seminars, individual research course paper. Anonymous team projects with a cumulative score, a consultative examination. Assessment of case studies and presentation of information. Feedback from practice supervisor.

Procedure for Assessment of Learning Outcomes
Description of the System of the Assessment of Learning Outcomes


15.

Generic competences

Programme learning outcomes

1.

Acquisition of knowledge that makes up a basis of the profession

1.1

Students understand the development of e-business solutions, their importance. They know the arising issues and global trends and understand the principal of e-business models (business to business, business to consumer, consumer to consumer, government to business, government to consumer, government to government).

2.

Abilities to produce high levels of proficiency in evaluating theoretical texts, applying concepts to relevant case studies and developing systematic knowledge in independent research

2.1

Students understand e-business technologies, the principles of organizing infrastructure for information management, technologies of knowledge management for e-business.

3.

Creativity, critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluating skills including abilities to comprehend assumptions, reasons or consequences, ability to evaluate statements based on proof and facts, to identify problems and suggest solutions

3.1

Students are capable to evaluate opportunities for business expansion caused by e-business implementation and to select, evaluate and adapt e-business solutions and tools for business activities.

4.

Abilities to organize and plan

4.1

Students are capable to evaluate opportunities for business operation caused by e-commerce implementation and to select and evaluate e-commerce tools for business activities.

Subject specific competences

Programme learning outcomes

5.

Abilities to work independently

5.1

Students understand the legal environment of e-commerce: e-contracts and their legal regulation, the use of e-signature, the taxation of e-commerce models in Lithuania and other countries.

6.

Abilities to work in interdisciplinary teams

6.1

Students perceive the concept of e-services and public e-services, their differences and importance. Students also perceive the influence of information and communication technologies on improving the quality of e-services. Additionally, students perceive models of e-services and changes of internal and external, administrative and functional processes within governmental organizations because the provision of public services is altering.

7.

Decision-making

7.1

Students perceive e-marketing as a part of e-business, which reveals the principals, characteristics and methods of marketing activity using information and communication technology tools and are able to develop and implement e-marketing strategies.

8.

Abilities to apply knowledge in practice

8.1

Students are able to apply qualitative and quantitative market research methods, prepare and implement a research plan, process results with special methodologies for research result analysis.


16. COURSE STRUCTURE DIAGRAM WITH CREDITS

Code

Course units

ECTS credits

Student's workload

Contact work hours

Independent work hours

1st YEAR

60

1620

400

1220

1 SEMESTER

30

810

200

610

Compulsory course

30

810

200

610

SN217M093404

E-Business Strategies and Solutions

6

162

50

112

SN217M093411

Enterpreneurship in Cyberspace and E-Sales

6

162

50

112

SN217M093402

6

162

50

112

SN217M093412

Master Thesis

6

162

0

162

SN217M093417

Research Methodology

6

162

50

112

2 SEMESTER

30

810

200

610

Compulsory course

30

810

200

610

SN217M093401

Electronic Business Information Systems

6

162

50

112

SN217M093403

E-Marketing and Marketing Investigations

6

162

50

112

SN217M093414

Intellectual Property

6

162

50

112

SN217M093405

Master Thesis

6

162

0

162

SN217M093413

Technology Innovation Management and Communication

6

162

50

112

2nd YEAR

30

810

68

742

3 SEMESTER

30

810

68

742

Compulsory course

18

486

0

486

SN217M093406

Master Thesis

18

486

0

486

Optional course

12

324

68

256

SN217M093409

Electronic Services

6

162

34

128

SN217M093410

E-Payment Markets

6

162

34

128

SN217M093415

Management of IT Projects

6

162

34

128

SN217M093416

Modeling of Electronic Information Security

6

162

34

128