Management of Restaurants and Cafes
Study area: Social Sciences
Study field: Management
Study language: Lithuanian
To prepare qualified managers of restaurants and cafes, able to create, plan and manage the activity of restaurants and cafes, applying the provisions of a healthy and balanced nutrition, food culture and aesthetics, perceiving the innovative principles of attracting and retaining customers, and responsibly developing the business of restaurants and cafes under the changing conditions of the environment.
A graduate of studies will be able:
To apply the general modern theories and conceptions of economics, management, finance, marketing and other social sciences while managing the companies of restaurant and cafe business..
To apply theories and concepts of balanced nutrition and modern catering services, by developing catering business, as well as aiming for its sustainable expansion.
To apply quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as prepare research instruments, while performing research of areas relevant to business of catering services.
To perform market analysis, aiming to evaluate and forecast business changes, taking into consideration national and international business environment, as well as its impact for business development.
To apply the legal acts and other normative documents, regulating the establishment and activity of restaurants and cafes
To apply the principles of rational and balanced nutrition, while forming traditions and culture of healthy nutrition.
To organise multiple processes of catering business, by rationally using material and human resources, while applying the principles of environment-friendly management and socially-responsible business.
To design, organise and manage the activity of catering company (affiliate), by solving the questions of optimising company’s activity and reducing its costs, while applying modern management methods and leadership principles.
To manage design and sales processes of innovative catering services, taking into consideration the needs of the changing market and consumers, as well as seeking for competitiveness and sustainable growth of the company.
To think systemically, critically and creatively, initiate independently new ideas or make decisions in a teamwork, accepting the responsibility for the quality and results of an activity.
To communicate (orally and in writing) professionally in the field of specialisation with business partners and clients in one’s native and at least in one foreign language, applying the skills of cooperation and presentation, as well as using modern information technologies and informational sources.
To broaden constantly one’s knowledge and skills, by evaluating personal professional activity and experience; to foresee the directions of self-expression and self-improvement, and develop independently one’s professionalism, performing in the changing business environment.
Full - time - 3 years, Part - time - 4 years.
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Career Center is an SMK department, which provides individual career planning, work/internship search consultations, helps pupils to make independent, related to studies decisions, and for students – to integrate successfully into study process and labour market, coordinates Alumni Club activity and implements monitoring of graduates, communicates with social partners and representatives of the employers, organises seminars, courses and lectures.
Studies can be continued in Lithuanian and foreign higher schools, implementing II cycle study programmes in the group of Business and Public Management study field. Graduates, aiming at studying in the second cycle studies of business field must conform to the requirements pre-set by the higher school and in the descriptor of the group of study field or fields, have knowledge and abilities necessary for studies in accordance with the programmes of a certain field.