?> Finances and Investment Management

Finances and Investment Management

Profession Bachelor in Business Management

  • Group of study fields - business and public management
  • Field of study - finance
  • Study language - Lithuanian
  • Study place - Vilnius; Klaipeda; Kaunas
  • Form of studies - full time; part time

The world of finance is like a treasure chest. If you open it, you must know how to manage, distribute and invest wealth properly. Awareness of these laws – is a real treasury of competences, giving possibilities to sensibly manage finance and investment.

After studies you will:

  • Have knowledge of bank products;
  • Be able to assess business environment, financial situation of organizations; 
  • Know how to prepare financial, tax and statistical reports; 
  • Be able to apply the main methods of assessing customer creditworthiness and risk when granting a credit; 
  • Know how to manage investment process and manage a portfolio of investment products, which conforms to the needs of a customer. 

You will study:

  • Economics, management and marketing;
  • Banking basics and bank products;
  • International bank operations and trade funding;
  • Financial accounting and finance analysis;
  • Basics of investment and management of business investments; 
  • Crediting systems;
  • Bank risks and their management and etc.

Career opportunities:

  • A financier in a company of business or public sector;
  • Investment and insurance specialist;
  • Personal banker;
  • A manager of private and business customers in banks, investment and insurance companies;
  • A specialist in native and foreign companies, implementing the activity of finance broker or insurance broker.

*The title of the Banking and Investment Management study programme will be changed and re-registered in the Register of Studies, Training Programmes and Qualifications to Finance and Investment Management within August 31, 2021

In the SMK University of Applied Social Sciences non-European students pay an annual study fee of € 2800. The entire study period is 3 years.

We welcome applications from students from all around the world and from a wide variety of educational systems. We do not take into consideration an applicant’s race, religion, national origin, sex, or country citizenship in determining admission to the college programs.

The application deadline for foreign students (except Erasmus) for Fall semester intake is the 30th of June, for Spring semester intake 1st of December. However, we strongly advise that those applicants who require visas to enter Lithuania should apply earlier since in some cases obtaining a visa might take up to 3 months.

If you wish to be admitted to SMK undergraduate programmes, you must have successfully completed 12 years (in some cases 11) of formal education (secondary education). Also, you should have sufficient knowledge of English (Upper-intermediate and higher) and be very motivated to study here.

Considering the fact that applying to university could be very stressful and confusing SMK International Office will be always available to help you, guide you, and assist you in submitting the required paperwork. To make it faster and easier for students, all documents could be submitted via e-mail, and if we find it necessary we will request originals.

We will be pleased to provide you with all necessary application materials as well as with any course or programme you may require. Please note, that students are coming from all over the world from different educational systems with different educational backgrounds therefore in some cases SMK admissions committee might request some additional documents in order to evaluate applications.

Application for admission to SMK University of Applied Social Sciences must be submitted online.

YOU CAN APPLY HERE

Below is the list of documents that you will need to submit together with your application:

  1. An Application Form;
  2. A receipt of the paid application fee (120 Euro);
  3. A Copy of a valid Passport;
  4. A Copy of a School Leaving Certificate or a College Diploma;
    Note: If your School Leaving Certificate or a College Diploma is in a language other than English, they have to be translated into English.
  5. Official recognition of the School leaving certificate obtained from the Lithuanian Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (CQAHE) more information and how to apply here 
  6. A Copy of the International English Language Test Certificate confirming the applicant’s knowledge of English at the Higher Intermediate level or its equivalent (5,5 and higher). Accepted proof of proficiency: FCE, IELTS 5+, TOEFL 59+ or LanguageCert IESOL B1+: www.languagecert.org/
  7. A Motivational Essay (Topic indicated in the application form).

Please have in mind that your application can be processed only when you submit all the required documents. After your application is complete it will take up to a week to receive the decision of the admissions committee. All accepted students will receive acceptance letters with detailed instructions on how to confirm their acceptance and prepare to travel to Lithuania.

If you have any specific questions in regards to the application procedure please contact

Samson Toye
International Studies Manager
Email: toye.samson@smk.lt
Phone: +370 601 78237

Akvile Ceponiene
International Studies Manager
Email: akvile.ceponiene@smk.lt
Phone: +370 601 74926

Study at SMK

YOU CAN APPLY HERE

We welcome applicants from all around the world and from a wide variety of educational systems. We do not take into consideration an applicant’s race, religion, national origin, sex or country citizenship in determining admission to the college programs.

The application deadline for foreign students (except Erasmus) for Fall semester intake is the 30th of June, for Spring semester intake 1st of December. However, we strongly advise that those applicants who require visas to enter Lithuania to apply earlier since in some cases obtaining visa might take up to 3 months.

If you wish to be admitted to SMK undergraduate programmes, you must have successfully completed 12 years (in some cases 11) of formal education (secondary education). Also you should have sufficient knowledge of English (Upper intermediate and higher) and be very motivated to study here.

Considering the fact that applying to university could be very stressful and confusing, SMK International Relations Office will be always available to help you, guide you and assist you in submitting the required paperwork. To make it faster and more easier for students, all documents could be submitted via e-mail and if we find necessary we will request originals.

We will be pleased to provide you with all necessary application materials as well as with any course or programme you may require. Please note, that students are coming from all over the world from different educational systems with different educational backgrounds therefore in some cases SMK admissions committee might request some additional documents in order to evaluate applications.

Application for admission to SMK University of Applied Social Sciences must be submitted online APPLY HERE

Bellow is the list of documents which you will need to submit together with your application:

- An Application Form;
- A receipt of the paid application fee (120 Euro);
- A Copy of a valid Passport;
- A Copy of a School Leaving Certificate or a College Diploma (Note: If your School Leaving Certificate or a College Diploma is in a language other than English, they have to be translated into English);
- An official recognition of the School leaving certificate obtained from the Lithuanian Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (CQAHE) (find more information and how to apply here: http://www.skvc.lt/default/en/60/apply/documentation_requirements);
- A Copy of the International English Language Test Certificate confirming the applicant’s knowledge of English at Higher Intermediate level or its equivalent (5,5 and higher);
- A Motivational Essay (Topic indicated in the application form).

Please have in mind that your application can be processed only when you submit all the required documents. After your application is complete it will take up to a week to receive the decision of the admissions committee. All accepted students will receive acceptance letters with the detailed instructions how to confirm their acceptance and prepare to travel to Lithuania.

Process of recognition of foreign qualification

UNCLASSIFIED STUDENTS

The Unclassified Student is an individual who studies separate course units or groups of units (modules) in the study programmes of SMK.


The Status of the Unclassified Student:

- The unclassified student shall exercise the same rights, responsibilities and obligations as the student of SMK, however, the unclassified student shall not have the status of the student and shall not be entitled to the privileges and benefits that only the individual bearing the status of the student of SMK has.

- The unclassified student cannot be eligible for social or economic benefits, financial aid, social assistance available to students as prescribed by the laws of the Republic of Lithuania (such as the orphan’s pensions and social grants, reimbursement of the cost of studies, state-supported student loans to cover the costs of studies and living expenses provided by the State Studies Foundation of Lithuania, the unclassified student shall not be entitled to take academic leave, etc.).

- The unclassified student shall bear the responsibility of paying mandatory health insurance contributions.

- The unclassified student shall not be eligible to participate in mobility programmes or to apply for different targeted or state issued grants awarded for outstanding achievements.

- The unclassified student shall not receive a student’s card (certificate).

- Depending on the regulations issued by the state, there may be more differences between the status of the unclassified student and the student, other than those included in this Description.

- The following individuals may be accepted to SMK as unclassified students:

- Current students of SMK who would like to additionally take (a) course unit(s)/ module(s) that are taught in other SMK study programmes.
- Students of other higher education institutions who would like to additionally take (a) separate course unit(s) / module (s) based on the course units taught in the study programmes of SMK.
- Other individuals who would like to take (a) separate course unit(s) / module(s) taught in the study programmes of SMK.

Full description of admission and study procedures of unclassified students

If you have any specific questions in regards to application procedure please contact
International Relations Department:
Manager of International Studies
Samson Toye
Kalvariju 137E, Room 102
LT-08221 Vilnius
E-mail: admission@smk.lt
Phone: +370 601 78237

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