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Vilnius Gediminas Technical University implementing its mission as well as executing priority objectives in the field of studies, science and infrastructure, University developed and implements Quality Management System covering all its business processes in line with the international standard ISO 9001 and the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area. 
 
In order to implement Quality Management System functioning VGTU top management and the community commit to the following quality policy:
  • Develop qualitative content of studies and study methods. 
  • Expand opportunities for life-long learning. 
  • Ensure distance-learning access to engineering sciences.
  • Strive for unity of science and studies. 
  • Develop the system of quality assurance of studies. 
  • Focus scientific potential in priority areas of research, creating favorable environment for scientific creativity and interdisciplinary cooperation among scientists.
  • Develop internationalization of scientific activities and sustainability with the priorities of the European Research Area.  
  • Create modern infrastructure for science and studies optimizing and renewing the existing resources, modernizing the management of University campuses.
  • Train the personnel to achieve University’s objectives, improve the systems of academic career and professional development.
  • Nourish academic culture, ensure equal opportunities.  
  • Ensure that the quality policy and quality objectives are known and understandable to the University’s community. 
Pursuing the commitments in the field of quality management VGTU systematically establishes quality objectives for the University as well as for individual department and measures their implementation.
 
On May 2015 VGTU accomplished implementation of Quality Management System and has been evaluated by external auditors of certification body. Issued certificate states that Quality Management System of VGTU fulfils the requirements of international quality standard ISO 9001:2008 in Studies, Life Long Learning organization and implementation Research (Art) and Innovation Activities.
 

Implementation of Innovative Teaching Methods

The most attention is paid to improve student’s self-learning skills by expressing them in such learning outcomes as formation of functional analytical skills. Highlighting improvement methods of these skills in the context of gained knowledge, existing values are developed, the ability of continuously improving competencies is formed, knowledge of individual and group work techniques are gained, the ability of self-study and creativity are emphasised.
 
While orienting study programmes to a student’s self-learning and lifelong learning, such teaching forms as problem-solving skills, problem discussion as needed, case studies, problem-based tasks, and interactive tasks are developed. Consultations are provided for each study subject as one of the goals is better adaptation to individual student needs.
 
In order to make studies more international and to promote international student exchange programmes, there are two specialisation of business management study programmes which are conducted in English.
 

Study Quality Improvement in Faculty of Business Management (Study Programme Economics Engineering)

 
In May 2017, the students, teachers and employers’ opinion poll on the implementation of the Economics Engineering study programme was organized. 100 students, 106 teachers and 20 employers and social partners participated in the survey the results of which are representative and reliable. The analysis of the survey results reveals the popularity of the current study programme, public awareness and compliance of professional requirements with employer expectations.
 
The students of all courses rated the quality and organization of the Programme as very high. 100% of the respondents agree that teaching methods applied for course units allow achieving the learning outcomes of the study programme.99% of the respondents agree that the content of the study subjects taught in the programme is in the line to the today’s realities. 98% confirms that the content of the subjects taught in the programme meets their expectations and more than 95% of the respondents agree that teaching methods applied for course units allow achieving the learning outcomes of the study programme.
 
Students appreciate the teachers very well – an absolute majority of the surveyed participants state that the qualification of teachers is sufficient to convey the learning outcomes of the course units expected in the Programme. 97% of the students appreciate that teachers have sufficient expertise and knowledge. 99% of students’ state that the premises for studies are appropriate and suitable for use. The major part of students greatly appreciate equipment and methodological resources employed for studies. 99% of participants accept that methodological resources (books, periodicals, databases, etc.) are suitable, accessible and sufficient for studies. Also, total majority agrees that the students of the study programme have all conditions to participate in the mobility programmes.
 
Teacher evaluation of implementing the study programme is also very positive. 100% of teachers claim that Programme title, foreseen outcomes and content and awarded qualification are interrelated and course units are distributed consistently in the term. All surveyed teachers agree that goals of the study programme are based on professional and markets requirements and the teaching methods they use allows achieving the learning outcomes specified in the study programme. 100% of teachers agree that their teaching methods are oriented to student activity and initiative in the classroom. Teachers are very positive appreciative of the suitability of study rooms and methodological resources. Absolute majority states that the research carried out at the Faculty of Business Management is related to the implemented study program.
 
Employers and social partners evaluate the Economics Engineering study programme very positively, participate in the process of this study Programme as participants’ in practical works or lectures and intend to continue wide cooperation.
All of them agree that the goals and learning outcomes of the study programme are based on professional requirements. 100% of employers and social partners admit that the goals and learning outcomes of the study programme satisfy requirements for the Bachelor’s/Master's degree qualification in Management and would accept the students involved in the programme for introductory and training practice.
 
The international peer review of the study programme of economics engineering will be held 17th of October.

Study Quality Improvement in Faculty of Business Management (Master study programme Engineering Economics and Management and Bachelor study programme Organization Management)

In March 2016, the students, teachers and employers’ opinion polls on the implementation of the Engineering Economics and Management and Organization Management study programmes were organized. 19 students, 25 teachers and 11 employers and social partners participated in the survey of Engineering Economics and Management programme and 31 students, 55 teachers and 10 employers and social partners participated in the survey of Organization Management programme. The results of both surveys are representative and reliable.
 
The students rated the quality of programmes as very high. 74 % and 90 % of the respondents agree that teaching methods applied for course units and the content of course units allow achieving the learning outcomes of the study programmes. Students appreciate teachers, all of them agree that teachers have sufficient expertise and knowledge. 90 % and 95 % of the surveyed participants state that the qualification of teachers is sufficient to convey the learning outcomes of the course units expected in the programmes. 92 % and 97 % of students state that the premises for studies are appropriate and suitable for use. The major part of students greatly appreciates equipment and methodological resources employed for studies. 92 % and 97 % of participants accept that methodological resources (books, periodicals, databases, etc.) are suitable, accessible and sufficient for studies.
 
Teacher’s evaluation of implementing the study programme is also very positive. 100 % of teachers of both programmes claim that programmes’ titles, foreseen outcomes, contents and awarded qualifications are interrelated. Course units are distributed consistently in the terms. All surveyed teachers agree that goals of the study programmes are based on professional requirements and satisfy the qualification degrees, and the teaching methods they use allows achieving the learning outcomes specified in the study programmes. 100 % of teachers agree that their teaching methods are oriented to student activity and initiative in the classroom.
 
Employer evaluation of the implementing of the study programmes is also very positive. All of them agree that the goals and learning outcomes of the study programmes are based on professional requirements. 92 % of employers and social partners admit that the goals and learning outcomes of the study programmes satisfy requirements for the Master’s or Bachelor’s degree qualifications in Management and would accept the students involved in the programme for introductory and training practice.
 
The international peer review of Organization Management and Engineering Economics and Management study programmes will be held on the 7th of February. Schedule.

Study Quality Improvement in Faculty of Business Management (Master study programme Finance Engineering)

In February - April 2016, the students, teachers and employers’ opinion poll on the implementation of the Finance Engineering study programme was organized. 35 students, 16 teachers and 13 employers and social partners participated in the survey the results of which are representative and reliable.
 
The students rated the quality of the Programme as very high. 94% of the respondents agree that teaching methods applied for course units allow achieving the learning outcomes of the study programme. 91% of the students acknowledge that the content of course units is sufficient to achieve the learning outcomes of the study programme. Students appreciate teachers, all of them agree that teachers have sufficient expertise and knowledge. 100% of the surveyed participants state that the qualification of teachers is sufficient to convey the learning outcomes of the course units expected in the Programme. 100% of students state that the premises for studies are appropriate and suitable for use. The major part of students greatly appreciate equipment and methodological resources employed for studies. 97% of participants accept that methodological resources (books, periodicals, databases, etc.) are suitable, accessible and sufficient for studies.
 
Teacher evaluation of implementing the study programme is also very positive. 100% of teachers claim that Programme title, foreseen outcomes and content and awarded qualification are interrelated and course units are distributed consistently in the term. All surveyed teachers agree that goals of the study programme are based on professional requirements and satisfy the Bachelor’s qualification degree, and the teaching methods they use allows achieving the learning outcomes specified in the study programme. 100% of teachers agree that their teaching methods are oriented to student activity and initiative in the classroom.
 
Employer evaluation of implementing the study programme is also very positive. All of them agree that the goals and learning outcomes of the study programme are based on professional requirements. 100% of employers and social partners admit that the goals and learning outcomes of the study programme satisfy requirements for the Bachelor’s degree qualification in Management and would accept the students involved in the programme for introductory and training practice. 
 
The international peer review of the study programme of finance engineering will be held 28th of October.
Schedule.

Study Quality Improvement in Faculty of Business Management (Bachelor study programme Organization Management)

 
In January – March 2016, the students, teachers and employers’ opinion poll on the implementation of the Programme was organized. 31 students, 55 teachers and 10 employers and social partners participated in the survey the results of which are representative and reliable.
 
The students rated the quality of the Programme as very high. 90% of the respondents agree that teaching methods applied for course units allow achieving the learning outcomes of the study programme. 90% of the students acknowledge that the content of course units is sufficient to achieve the learning outcomes of the study programme. Students appreciate teachers, 94% of them agree that teachers have sufficient expertise and knowledge. 90% of the surveyed participants state that the qualification of teachers is sufficient to convey the learning outcomes of the course units expected in the Programme. 97% of students state that the premises for studies are appropriate and suitable for use. The major part of students greatly appreciate equipment and methodological resources employed for studies. 97% of participants accept that methodological resources (books, periodicals, databases, etc.) are suitable, accessible and sufficient for studies.
 
Teacher evaluation of implementing the study programme is also very positive. 92% of teachers claim that Programme title, foreseen outcomes and content and awarded qualification are interrelated and course units are distributed consistently in the term. All surveyed teachers agree that goals of the study programme are based on professional requirements and satisfy the Bachelor’s qualification degree, and the teaching methods they use allows achieving the learning outcomes specified in the study programme. 100% of teachers agree that their teaching methods are oriented to student activity and initiative in the classroom. Most of teachers suggest that the research carried out at the FBM is related with the implemented programme. Teacher evaluation of premises and methodological resources is very good.
 
Employer evaluation of implementing the study programme is also very positive. All of them agree that the goals and learning outcomes of the study programme are based on professional requirements. 100% of employers and social partners admit that the goals and learning outcomes of the study programme satisfy requirements for the Bachelor’s degree qualification in Management and would accept the students involved in the programme for introductory and training practice. 

Study quality improvement in Faculty of Business Management (Master study programme Engineering Economics and Management)

 
During February-March, 2016 a survey on the opinions of students, teachers and employers regarding the implementation of the Master study programme Engineering Economics and Management (Programme from this point onwards) was carry out. 19 students and graduates, 25 teaching staff, 11 employers and social partners participated in this survey.
 
The students evaluate the implementation of the Programme as very positive. The majority (84 %) of students agree, that the aims and potential learning outcome of the Programme is based on requirements for professions, the study subjects are taught in a coherent manner. 89 % of students state that the topics of study subjects are not repeating. Students also view the qualifications of the teaching staff with 84 % saying that the lecturers have enough subject-specific knowledge. Also 89 % students say that the teaching staff has specious qualifications to convey the results of study subject due to the study programme. Most students agree that the teaching methods (e.g. discussion, presentations prepared by students, group work and etc.) are oriented to activity during lectures and practical work (seminars, practice). 95 % of students think that the current facilities are appropriate and sufficient for the studies. Most of students are especially positive on the use of equipment and methodical sources for the studies. 84 % of the students say that methodical resources (e.g. manuals, books, databases) are proper, available and it’s enough for the studies.
 
The teaching staff also views the implementation of the Programme in a positive way - 92 % say that the Programmes name, potential learning outcomes, content and awarded qualifications fit each other well, the subjects of study are consistently and coherently presented during the courses. All lecturers agree, that the content of their respective study subject is appropriate for the management Master’s qualification degree. The most of lecturers (96 %) think that the content of Programme suits the modern science and technology researches. 92 % of the teaching believe that the research projects being carried out at the Faculty of Business Management are connected with the Programme. The lecturers are especially positive on the use of equipment and methodical sources for the studies. 98 % of them say that currently used equipment (laboratory, computer, supplies) are suitable, methodical resources (manuals, books, databases) are available and it’s enough for the studies.
 
Employers also view the Programme in a very positive way. The majority (92 %) agree that the aims and perceived learning outcomes are based on the needs professional demands. 75 % of employers and social partners agree that the aims and perceived learning outcomes are appropriate for the management Master’s qualification degree, that the content of Programme suits the modern science and technology researches. 100 % of respondents would agree to accept a student of this Programme into an introductory or professional practice.

Study quality improvement in Faculty of Business Management (Master Degree Studies)

During meetings the Head of study programme’s committee doc. dr. Jurgita Raudeliūnienė introduced the results of the self-evaluation and pursued survey.
 
During March-April, 2014 a survey on the opinions of students, teachers and during January, 2015 a survey on the opinions of employers regarding the implementation of the Programme was carried out. 139 students, 32 teaching staff, 18 employers and social partners participated in this survey.
 
The majority (95 %) of students agree, that the aims and potential learning outcome of the Programme are based on requirements for professions, the study subjects are taught in a coherent manner. 98 % of the students agree that the content of the study subjects allows to achieve the learning outcomes. Students also view the qualifications of the teaching staff with 90 % saying that the lecturers have enough subject-specific knowledge. 95 % of the students say that the teaching staff has specious qualifications to convey the results of study subject due to the study Programme. 90 % of students think that the accommodation are appropriate for the studies. 96 % of the students say that the currently used equipment (laboratory, computer, supplies) are appropriate and sufficient. Summarizing the results of the survey, we see that students greatly appreciated the master’s Programme execution.
 
The teaching staff also views the implementation of the Programme in a positive way: 99 % say that the Programmes name, potential learning outcomes, content and awarded qualifications fit each other well, the subjects of study are consistently and coherently presented during the courses. All lecturers agree, that the content of their respective study subject is appropriate for a business master’s qualification degree, the methods they are focused on the active participation of students during the lectures and practical activities (seminars, practices), encouraging research and consultation process, and applied teaching methods preconditions to achieve the expected results of the course. 98 % of the teaching believe that the research projects being carried out at the Faculty of Business Management are connected with the master Programme. The teaching staff (98 %) is also very positive on the state of facilities and methodological materials.
 
91 % of employers agree that the aims and perceived learning outcomes of the Programme are based on the needs of society and the labour market. 93 % agree that the content of the Programme is in line with the newest achievements of science and technology. 90 % of social partners would agree to accept a student of this Programme into an introductory or professional practice.
 
During meetings the Head of study programme’s committee doc. dr. Jurgita Raudeliūnienė invited the members of faculty community for discuss about the possibilities and perspectives of the study programme development and encouraged to be active and participate in the meeting with experts on 23 October 2015.
 

Study quality improvement in Faculty of Business Management (Bachelor Degree Studies)

During September-October, 2015 meetings with Faculty community were arranged to discuss the self-evaluation results of the Bachelor study programme Business Management (Programme from this point onwards).
 
During meetings the Head of study programme’s committee doc. dr. Jurgita Raudeliūnienė introduced the results of the self-evaluation and pursued survey.
 
During January-April, 2014 a survey on the opinions of students, teachers and during January, 2015 a survey on the opinions of employers regarding the implementation of the Programme was carried out. 286 students, 64 teaching staff, 18 employers and social partners participated in this survey.
 
The students evaluate the implementation of the Programme as very positive. The majority (95 %) of students agree, that the aims and potential learning outcome of the Programme are based on requirements for professions, the study subjects are taught in a coherent manner. Students agree that the content of the study subjects allows to achieve the learning outcomes. Students also view the qualifications of the teaching staff with 91 % saying that the lecturers have enough subject-specific knowledge. Also students say that the teaching staff has specious qualifications to convey the results of study subject due to the study programme. 96 % of students think that the current facilities are appropriate and sufficient for the studies. Students are especially positive (97 %) on the use of equipment and methodical sources for the studies. Most of the students say that the currently used equipment (laboratory, computer, supplies) are appropriate and sufficient.
 
The teaching staff also views the implementation of the Programme in a positive way. 95 % say that the Programmes name, potential learning outcomes, content and awarded qualifications fit each other well, the subjects of study are consistently and coherently presented during the courses. All lecturers agree, that the content of their respective study subject is appropriate for an business bachelor’s qualification degree, the methods they are focused on the active participation of students during the lectures and practical activities (seminars, practices). 99 % of the teaching believe that the research projects being carried out at the Faculty of Business Management are connected with the Programme. The teaching staff (98 %) is also very positive on the state of facilities and methodological materials.
 
Employers also view the Programme in a very positive way. The majority (92 %) agree that the aims and perceived learning outcomes of the Programme are based on the needs of society and the labour market. 91 % believe that the content of the Programme is in line with the newest achievements of science and technology. 100 % of social partners would agree to accept a student of this Programme into an introductory or professional practice.
 
 
During meetings the Head of study programme’s committee doc. dr. Jurgita Raudeliūnienė invited the members of faculty community for discuss about the possibilities and perspectives of the study programme development and encouraged to be active and participate in the meeting with experts on 23 October 2015.
 
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