Facts and Figures
Mission: To create a professional for a progressive society
Vision: A creatively thinking international organization for a new era
The International School of Law and Business (ISLB) is a modern and fast-growing accredited University of Applied Sciences providing professional Bachelor degrees (180 ECTS) that open up opportunities to pursue Master degrees in Lithuania and abroad. ISLB is the biggest private establishment of higher education in Lithuania.
ISLB follows a unanimous conception of a quality assurance system which is certified and meets the requirements of the international ISO 9001:2000 standard. ISLB is the leader in the area of quality management in education. In 2008 ISLB won the National Quality Prize.
Studies at ISLB
Studies at ISLB, which are conducted according to higher education study programmes acknowledged by the Ministry of Science and Education, are dynamic and highly oriented towards individual needs of students, the formation of their practical competence and provision of essential knowledge required for a working career.
The Faculty of Law and Management with a total number of 2,500 enrolled students and nearly 300 academics and practitioners, the majority of whom hold scientific degrees. The faculty implement seven study programmes, including Law, Tourism and Hotel Management, Business Management, Transport Management, Advertising Management, Accounting, and Finance, with a wide variety of business oriented specializations, such as Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Management of Beauty Services, Sales Management, Hotel Administration (also taught in English), Tourism Administration, Advertising and Communication Technologies, Advertising and Information Environment in Business, Logistics (also taught in English), and Organization and Management of Road Transport Companies.
ISLB offers 6 study programmes taught entirely in English language:
- Business Management
- Tourism and Hotel Management
- International Business Law
- International Finance
- Business Information Technology
ISLB offers three modes of studies: full-time studies (the duration is 3 years), distance learning studies (On-line, the duration is 3 years) and part-time studies (the duration is 4 years).
ISLB provides a range of market-oriented courses taught in English. They include courses in the area of business management, tourism and hotel administration, and international law. These courses are designed to offer students an opportunity to gain a broader knowledge and to receive specialized education in English provided by foreign and Lithuanian lecturers.
ISLB offers distance learning opportunities for students who does not have the time or the resources to travel to Lithuania and to attend classes there. It is new and modern e-learning platform Moodle adopted to suite the most up-to-date learning requirements to obtain an international degree. Our international students are able to complete learning modules online without even traveling to Lithuania.
Two degree programmes are offered on-line:
- Business Management
- Tourism and Hotel Management
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Professional Training and Career
ISLB places a great emphasis on the development of students professional skills and competence. A significant part of the study programmes is dedicated to professional training. ISLB cooperates with various science and educational institutions, enterprises and business organisations. These contacts facilitate traineeship placement in leading enterprises.
ISLB is successfully participating in the Extended Erasmus University Charter, which facilitates student placements abroad and offers a possibility to strengthen students skills in the international arena.
The study programmes implemented at ISLB meet the demands of a contemporary labour market. The Career Centre established at ISLB provides consultancy for students on career planning and job search strategies and tactics. With the help of the Career Centre, our students are better equipped to get a desired position and successfully compete on the labour market. According to statistics, 83% of ISLB graduates get employed in line with their speciality, and 71% of students get a job in the course of professional training, 5% have started their own business.
ISBL publishes two periodical journals of peer reviewed research papers: "Verslo ir teisės aktualijos / Current Issues of Business and Law", "Issues of Business and Law".
ISLB is conducting a number of international and national projects.
From the very beginning of studies the students are involved in scientific activities. ISLB organizes an annual conference Business from the Students Perspective. This event provides a platform for students and young scientists to present their research papers and hold discussions. A special publication offering conference proceedings and a compilation of student research papers is published.
ISLB`s students participate in an annual entrepreneurship contest PROFAS organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, leading business enterprises and a public institution Profat. The competition gives students an opportunity to generate business ideas and consult business professionals. ISLB`s students won the second place in the contest in 2008 and the first prize in 2009.
In 2007 ISLB established the Scientific Students Union, an organization that unites students and young scientists conducting R&D in the field of law, organizes conferences and advises students on research paper writing.
ISLB actively participates in international educational and project based programmes. The main priorities are integration into the European educational processes, the mobility of students, lecturers and administrative staff, implementation of international projects and participation in the activities of foreign higher education institutions.
ISLB has signed over 80 Bilateral Agreements with partner institutions in the frames of LLP/Erasmus programme and Nordplus Framework Programme as well as Master studies in Europe and South Korea.
ISLB`s lecturers are regularly invited for teaching visits by foreign higher education institutions. Thanks to a wide international cooperation, every year ISLB receives a number of visiting foreign lecturers and professors. ISLB is actively implementing student exchange projects via LLP/Erasmus programme. International full-time students may also use this unique opportunity and participate in Erasmus.
ISLB has signed an agreement on academic cooperation with the University of Wolverhampton, which will allow ISLB students to obtain one of the University's degrees and ISLB's Diploma. Joint study programmes and double diplomas are among key priorities of ISLB development.
ISLB offers an opportunity for its students to obtain a EuroBusiness Diploma and a EuroTourism Diploma with a European quality label offered by SPACE international association. A EuroBusiness Diploma provides a proof of international competence in business subjects, while a EuroTourism Diploma value adds studies through work placement opportunities abroad.