Klaipeda Business Higher School
Klaipeda Business School was founded on the 11th of July 1997 as a non-profit public educational institution. In 2001 the school acquired the status of higher educational institution (School). The founder of the School is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Irena Sabaliauskaite.
Klaipėda Business School, as a higher education institution, commenced its activity on 1 September 2001 by implementing two higher education college study programmes. Currently, Klaipeda Business School is implementing nine higher education college study programmes in the study fields of Management, Business, Economics, Law, Finance, Accounting and Philology. Klaipėda Business School is implementing both full-time and part-time studies.
Today the School is well-known not only in Klaipeda region, but all over Lithuania. More and more students from different regions of Lithuania, as well as international students, come to study at Klaipeda Business School.
Klaipeda Business School is attempting to integrate international and intercultural aspects into the policy of studies, study programmes, study organisation process, i. e. into all the areas of studies in Klaipeda Business School. Such activities as curriculum internationalization, mobility of students and the academic staff, technical, social and academic support for students comprise an integral and purposeful part of Klaipeda Business School activities.
Internationalization of Klaipeda Business School studies is defined by student and staff mobility. Klaipeda Business School cooperates with 38 partners from 17 countries; therefore, students have all the opportunities to go for studies to higher education institutions abroad or / and for Professional Practice placement in foreign enterprises, to get acquainted with different cultures of the world, to broaden intercultural and professional experience, to improve their foreign language skills. The aims of the academic staff mobility are linked to the aims of the Bologna process. Attempts are made to promote the competitiveness and attractiveness of the study programmes, to enhance their transparency and flexibility, to upgrade the academic staff qualification through participation in the programme.
Considering the fact that generic personal and socio-cultural skills, such as international (intercultural) communication and cooperation, tolerance and flexibility are assuming greater importance in terms of other socio-cultural living and performance conditions, and the quality of development of students’ general knowledge and skills, needed for future graduates to work in an open, international (intercultural) working environment, requires a natural environment for international (intercultural) studies and practical training, it was decided to purposefully increase the participation of Klaipeda Business School in international projects. Over the last two years Klaipeda Business School participated or coordinated seven Erasmus intensive programmes (IP).
Klaipeda Business School has established strong relations with international and foreign companies, is an active member of international academic networks (SPACE, EURASHE, EAIE, BUSINET etc.). These memberships ensure the quality of studies at Klaipeda Business School, its modernity and added value for students.