SOCIAL BUSINESS

Objective(s) of the study program is to prepare qualified specialists with knowledge of social business based on the new discoveries, who are able to apply this knowledge in dealing with problems of social business creation and development, who are able to analyse and evaluate social business in management, economic, marketing, finance and legal aspects, capable to follow the principles of professional ethics and civic responsibility in collaboration with colleagues, in decision-making and career planning perspective, who are aware of the moral responsibility for the impact of their activities and their results on the socio-cultural environment.

Upon completion of this program students are awarded the professional bachelor’s degree in Business.


State code: 653N10013 Granted degree / professional qualification: Professional Bachelor of Business Management
Study area: Social sciences The program is registered: 
Study field: Business
Duration of studies: NL – 3 years, I – 4 years
Extent of the program in credits: 180

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES

Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Latvia, Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, South Africa.

Students also have the opportunity to practice in various global Kolping network organizations.


 

FURTHER STUDY AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates can continue their studies in the second cycle of studies, according to the procedures of the higher education institution.

Upon completion of the study program, graduates will be able to set up and work in the social business enterprise that will innovatively deal with social problems while applying market models. According to current trends, business that is generating significant added value wants to be seen in the community as its part; for this purpose, more and more companies allocate a share of their profits to social programs. Graduates of this program with knowledge of business principles and social problems will be able to organize social programs undertaken by socially responsible businesses. Graduates of the program will be able to work in non-governmental organizations and to help them not only in the field of entrepreneurship, but also in reducing dependence on sponsors, in raising public awareness of the importance of public spirit.

Study field subjects: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics,Management, Mathematics and Statistics, Fundamentals of Social Business, Social Economy, Social Development, Business Law, Business Strategy, Social Business Planning and Organization, etc.

General subjects – two foreign languages, Philosophy, Language Culture, Christian Social Teaching.

COMPETITIVE SCORE Mathematics (0.4), Lithuanian language and literature (0.2)
Maturity exams OR annual grade of the subjects History or Geography (0.2)
Annual grade of the subjects (only one of the listed subjects, which should not coincide with the previously selected subjects) Foreign language/Information Technology/Biology/Arts/Geography/History (0.2)

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • identify principles and types of social business, and their expression in the market;
  •  apply in practice the regulations governing the area of social business;
  • describe the social benefit and to foresee opportunities for its implementation in different contexts;
  • collect, analyse and summarize information about the company’s social activities, using various information sources and ICT tools;
  • analyse, organize and evaluate activities of a social enterprise on the basis of economic and social indicators;
  • analyse information on changes in the socio-economic environment and predict its trends;
  • examine and assess results of operations of a social enterprise with regard to the specifics of social business;
  • plan operations of a social business enterprise and its divisions;
  • develop innovations in services provided by a social business enterprise or its divisions;
  • prepare documents regulating internal and external operations of a social business enterprise;
  • provide services or goods to the target social groups in accordance with the principles of social business;
  • demonstrate management skills in collaboration with colleagues, partners and customers;
  • critically and constructively evaluate their own professional practice, knowledge and values, to reflect on their professional development;
  • take responsibility for their professional activities and identify training needs.

WHAT IS SOCIAL BUSINESS?

Social business was defined by Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Bangladeshi economist and social activist Muhammad Yunus. The main idea of such business is to achieve the social objective of resolving a specific social problem. Driving force of the social business are innovative methods, philanthropic nature, absolute sacrifice without concern for financial gain. This is a completely different business model compared to the capitalist free market. Constant rivalry, competition and reckless pursuit of profit become redundant because contribution to the society by investing all the generated profits into the sustention and expansion of business retention is considered to be the essence of social business.

WHO CAN CHOOSE SOCIAL BUSINESS?

If You care about our society and its well-being, if common problems of humankind motivate you to take action, then social business studies is Your vocation! Such businesses can be started by individuals who base their life decisions on core values, who fight for a better world without poverty, social exclusion, who support spread of renewable energy, promote principles of sustainable economy. Requirements for social business representative are very down to earth, but in today’s society are feasible certainly not for everyone – it’s dedication, empathy, desire to give rather than take. Only the society inspired by social consciousness will be able to achieve its objectives and preserve our planet for future generations.

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