International Law Study Course

Study Subjects Delivered in English (Autumn)

The course is designed for undergraduate students who study full time or come on exchange programmes to the Faculty of Business. Exchange students have to choose 24 ECTS in core subjects and free electives according to the needs of their study plans.

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6 50% – Mid-semester tests; 50% – Case analysis (project) To provide the necessary knowledge on regulatory and application practices in the field of institutional and material law of the European Union, focusing on the European Union’s policies on freedom, security and justice. To this end, after analysing the development of the EU, its fundamental objectives, its institutional structure, its functions and activities, the focus is on the general themes of EU law that the practitioner can meet most often: the historical development of EU integration, the principles of EU law, the peculiarities of the EU legal system and Peculiarities of the functioning of EU law in national law, legal remedies provided by EU law, mechanisms of functioning of the European Union fundamental freedoms, problems of European Union law and harmonization of national law, European Union cooperation in foreign and security policy, Principles and procedures of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters , an analysis of the information, control and management systems used in this activity. During theoretical lectures and practical workshops, students will develop appropriate skills in EU legislation, national legislation and other legal instruments and special measures to make decisions and appropriately formalize them, and to acquire theoretical knowledge in practical activities. The student must be able to identify sources of EU law, the relationship between this jurisdiction and national law, to analyse EU and national case law.

 

EU history, citizenship;
EU competence and its principles;
EU legal sources;
EU institutions;
Court of Justice of European Union;
Free movement of goods;
Free movement of persons. Right of establishment;
Free movement of capital;
Free movement of services.
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6 50% – Mid-semester tests; 50% – Case analysis (project) The course offers the students the theoretical and practical knowledge of the institute of International human rights law. The main theories and documents regarding the concept of human rights and the list of human rights will be discussed. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and European Convention on Human Rights will be discussed, as well as the activity of the Human Rights Committee and European Court of Human Rights will be explained. The students will be able to evaluate different situations and legal acts in reference with human rights. The concept of human rights;
UN system of the protection of human rights;
The Human Rights Committee of the UN and its jurisprudence;
European Convention on Human Rights and its protocols;
Discussion of individual rights guaranteed by European Convention on Human Rights;
Activity of European Court of Human Rights;
Discussion of particular cases of ECHR.
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6 50% – Mid-semester tests; 50% – Case analysis (project) During the studies of the subject of international law, students will examine the aims, purpose, sources, institutes and norms of international law and, in accordance with the law, examine and analyze the essence of international law, the main features and principles of international public law, major international organizations, their structure and functions, international legal acts regulating international public and private legal relations, peculiarities of diplomatic and consular law and will be able to properly apply the acquired knowledge of public international law in practice, determining the place of international law in the national legal system.

 

The features and sources of public international law;
The subjects of international law;
Principles of international law;
Use of force among states;
Law of responsibility;
Law of treaties;
Law of diplomatic relations;
Human rights;
Law of armed conflict.
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6 50% – Mid-semester tests; 50% – Case analysis (project) The goal of the course is to provide the students with the basic systems, terms and concepts of intellectual property law, to introduce with the main international, European Union and Republic of Lithuania legal acts, regulating intellectual property, also to present students the main theoretical problems in that sphere of law and to make them able to use and handle the provided concepts in their prospective legal practices  The conception intellectual property law. Lithuanian and foreign intellectual property protection system;
Law on Patents;
Law on Trademarks;
Law on Designs;
Law on Copyright and Related Rights;
Law on the Protection of Plant Varieties;
Law on Fees for the Registration of Industrial Property Objects;
Law on the Legal Protection of Topographies of Semiconductor Products;
Legal responsibility for infringements of intellectual property.
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6 50% – Mid-semester tests; 50% – Case analysis (project) Aim of the study subject: Analyzing the sources of Internet technologies, cyber violation cases, to correctly and impartially evaluate in the legal context the peculiarities of various transactions performed in cyberspace and to interpret and identify problematic situations of public activity in cyberspace in accordance with EU directives and regulations.  Brief description of the study subject: During the study of the subject Internet and Technology Law, students will examine the diversity of various transactions (commercial, private) in the electronic space, the importance of cyber security and personal data protection in society. Practical aspect of Internet law;
E-commerce;
GDPR Data protection;
E-proof;
Technical issues of data protection system;
E-property;
Electronical crimes;
Cybernetic security;
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3 50% – Mid-semester tests; 50% – Case analysis (project) International Labour law is the subject is meant to provide deeper understanding of the essence and meaning of the international labour law, to analyse and assess the relations regulated by labour law, and distinguish them from other legal relations. Students will analyse general features of foreign countries’ labour law, it’s main sources, the basis and procedure for the origin, change and ending of the employment legal relations, ways for the solution of collective and individual labour disputes, peculiarities of regulating working and rest time, disciplinary and material responsibility, and supervision and control of the adherence to the labour laws. Further to the provisions of the Labour Code of the Republic of Lithuania as well as other legal acts the students will engage in solving problematic situations, analyse the problems associated with the application of national labour laws as well as similarities and differences with other foreign countries.

 

Law, applicable to the international labour relations. General features of labour law in foreign countries. Labour law development in foreign countries;

Regulation of individual labour relations in foreign countries: types of employment contracts; contents; procedures of concluding and termination of employment contracts; conditions of prohibition of competition; work and rest time;
Regulation of collective labour relations in foreign countries: collective agreement; employee right to take part in the control of a company; collective labour disputes;
Origin and development of European Union labour law. Key features of European Union labour law;
The aims of establishment of         International Labour Union, and         principles of its activity;
Problems of national labour law application, similarities and differences between those in other foreign countries;
Sources of labour law.

Free Electives:

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3 50% – Mid-semester tests; 50% – Case analysis (project)

 

The aim of the study subject is introduce the students with the basic principles and differences of management and leadership. This subject is designed to help students to develop their personal leadership skills.The course provides theoretical basics of leadership: management and leadership of organizations, personal leadership effectiveness, the methods to get high performance in leading people and transformational results. The students would learn to inspire and lead others by understanding themselves, they would know how you relate to other people of the work team and the leadership challenges they might get. The concept of leadership. Leader’s personality;
Skills for the efficient time use;
Typical leader’s traits and personal qualities. Leader’s behaviour;
Differences of male and female leadership; Leaders’ types using personal powers; Charismatic leadership. Machiavelism;
Leader’s image and public speaking skills; Case analysis (project).
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3 50% – Mid-semester tests; 50% – Case analysis (project) The aim of the study subject is to apply negotiation skills in the professional field based on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills. To improve cooperation skills, to develop communicative and intercultural competence, to understand intercultural differences in negotiation, to use the main strategies at every stage of negotiations, to apply the principles of harmonious verbal, non-verbal and written communication in the negotiations. Business communication. First Image. Business Image;
Negotiating strategies and the application of their contexts;
The concept of negotiations. Scenarios;
The goals of negotiations. Negotiation positions;
The content of negotiations: interests: interests, criteria, decision;
Negotiation Psychology. The negotiators’ roles;
The emotional preparation of a negotiator for different scenarios;
The price negotiations;
The preparation for negotiations and implementation of their results;
Case analysis (project). 
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3 50% – Mid-semester tests; 50% – Written quiz The aim of the study subject is to develop students’ abilities to understand the quality management principles and methods. After the completion of the subject, students will perceive acquired knowledge in quality management in a changing business environment. Students will understand the principles of quality management system functioning and will be able to select the appropriate quality management methods. Quality management concepts and principles. Process approach;
The importance of quality management to improve the efficiency of company’s activities. Evolution of quality management;
Total quality management. Quality management methods. Quality management standards; Fundamentals of Lean management (philosophy, principles and methodology);
Quality culture;
Written quiz.
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3 50% – Mid-semester tests; 50% – Project (practical task) The aim of the study subject is to acknowledge students about importance of consumer behaviour in the marketing studies. After graduating course, students will be able to recognize and apply methods and instruments that make influence and attracts attention of consumer. Students will learn how to understand consumers and their attitude to products and they will understand the change possibility of consumer’s attitude. Consumers and their perception;
Consumer learning and memory;
Consumer motivation and values;
personality and lifestyle; Consumer attitude. Change and intercommunication of consumer attitude; Individual consumer’s choice. Purchasing and consuming;
Group influence and leadership;
Organisational and family decisionmaking;
Project (practical task). 
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4 50% – Mid-semester tests; 50% – Case analysis (project) After completing this course, students will be able to understand and realize the importance of Intercultural Communication in a global world, to understand basic communication process, models, types and principles, to understand the concept of culture and its influence in both verbal and non-verbal communication, to understand and identify the intercultural situations, to understand intercultural relationships, to realize and understand the importance of intercultural communication in business, to understand the barriers to effective intercultural communication, and gain knowledge about other cultures; Essence of communication process and its models; Verbal and Non-verbal Communication;
Basics of business communication and its importance;
Cultural Understanding; Cultural Differences in Communication; Intercultural Communication in Business; Intercultural sensitivity & Communication; Communication and Intercultural Competence; Communicating in Intercultural relationships; Prevention of Conflicts in Intercultural Communication. 
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3 40% – Mid-semester tests; 30% – Self-study assignment; 30% – Written/oral quiz

 

The aim of the study subject is to introduce the students with the basic Business English terminology and theory of business management, necessary to start a business or work in the company doing business internationally. The course provides theoretical basics of business management key fields: career management, starting business, company and product types, marketing and logistics.  The professional practical training is based on business communication. After completion of the Business English course the students will be able to use the English language in business related international environment. Business correspondence in English;
Professional dialogues: making business contacts, business meetings, negotiations, trade fairs, job interviews. Business presentations;
Career and leadership;
Starting business;
Companies;
Products and services;
Trade;
Basics of marketing;
Basics of logistics.
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4 40% – Mid-semester tests; 30% – Self-study assignment; 30% – Written/oral quiz

 

The aim of the study subject is to introduce the students with the basic Business Russian terminology and theory of business management, necessary to start a business or work in the company doing business internationally. The professional practical training is based on business communication. Introductory course: phonetics, intonation patterns and graphics;
Family photographs. Professions;
Students and studying, getting to know each other; At the supermarket, theatre. Nationalities;
My neighbours, at restaurant; About myself. Work and leisure;
Months, weeks and days. Russian names, patronymic names and surnames;
My company. Directive and negative pronouns. Ordinal numbers.
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8 50% – Practical assignments in departments; 50% – Project. The aim of the study module is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire practical skills while organizing and analysing performance of a simulation enterprise. After the completion of the international business process simulation, students will be able to analyse and evaluate the business environment, to understand principles and methods of international business management and the in-house processes. The concept of a modern BSC. Peculiarities of a BSC network.
Presentation of work organisation in the BSC; Work in a Human Resources Department;
Work in a commerce department;
Work in a marketing department;
Project.

For more information, please, contact:

Modestas Riauka, International Coordinator

Faculty of Business, Kaunas UAS

Pramonės pr. 20, LT 50468, Kaunas, Lithuania

E-mail: modestas.riauka@go.kauko.lt ; Phone + 370 37 75 11 46