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UNIVERSITY OF WALES VALIDATED DEGREE SCHEME Programme Specification Lazarski School of Commerce and Law, Warsaw, Poland
1. Qualification 2. Programme Title

Master of Science
3. Programme Type Modular

MSc in International Business Economics

4. Main Purpose and Distinctive Features of the Programme Main purpose:

The Programme MSc in IBE aims at educating and training professionals who will:  be prepared for a career in business and management, especially in international corporations, in companies which have some of their operations abroad, or in firms involved, generally, in foreign trade  have an understanding of the structures, organisations and management of international firms  be able to think critically, to learn how to solve problems, and to acquire the analytical skills required to exploit market opportunities  have familiarity with the modern tools used in analysing the economic process, and the capability to improve their knowledge and skills through lifelong learning  gain practical knowledge and skills which would enable them to operate on the international market.

Objectives With the completion of this Programme, graduates should be able to:  implement theoretical knowledge into business practice in an international context  understand mechanisms of international financial operations, including underlying key decisions in project financing, risk management and financial logistics  analyse market tendencies and economic process  apply modern concepts and new methodologies to practical problems. They will also have knowledge of:  the organisation of the modern firm, its structure and management  current technological and legal business solutions  the principles, practices and procedures applied in EU policies.


Special features:

Today’s global labour market has increasingly led to greater competition among young professionals across borders, cultures and continents. Attractive jobs and positions are no longer reserved for nationals but are open to qualified candidates from around the world. Good education is the key which allows that this competition can be understood not as a threat but as a great opportunity. We, at LSC, believe that there is a growing demand for high quality education, and the MSc in IBE Programme is our response to that demand. We also believe that the increasingly global context for business activities, along with Poland’s entry into the European Union, makes the MSc in IBE a particularly attractive option for those who want to succeed in this new environment.
5. What a Graduate Should Know and be able to do on Completion of the Programme To gain the qualification the student will have demonstrated i) subject knowledge and understanding ii) cognitive skills iii) subject-specific practical and professional skills and iv) other general skills and capabilities specified in the learning outcomes for modules within the programme. i) Knowledge and understanding in the context of the subject ii) Cognitive skills iii) Subjectspecific practical\professi onal skills iv) General\transferable skills

1. Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of business economics. 2.Demonstrate knowledge of capital markets main instruments and institutions. 3. Demonstrate understanding of modern microeconomics and macroeconomics in the context of open economy. 4. Demonstrate understanding of the impact of EU regulations on the international and domestic business level. 5. Understanding the nature of business

1. Critical thinking, analysis, synthesis.

1. Ability to use and apply market risk analysis.

2. Critical evaluation of concepts and arguments.

3. Exercise appropriate judgments in selection and presentation of information and knowledge.

2. Diagnostic and decision making skills that address business needs and problems.

1. Communication skills, including the ability to present business data in an appropriate form for a target group. 2. Problem-solving and decision making skills

3. Recognise and anticipate the need for change in economic competitiveness and be able to master the 4. Locate, extract and plan and analyse of economic implemented it. and business information including 4. Formulate and acknowledgment and solve business and referencing of economics problems. information sources. 5. Identify, analyse and draw right

3. Mathematical and research skills with ability to collect date. 4. Innovation, economics and business skills, that allow for good judgment and for creative application in resolving business and economic problems 5. Personal and leadership skills, including the use of

5. Ability to use financial, capital

economics research, strategies and methodology.

conclusions from date and complex business situations.

market and economic data to extract meaning.

group initiative, independence, and team working.

6. Qualities, Skills and Capabilities Profile The educational and training goals of the programme seek to promote and demonstrate the following qualities, skills, capabilities and values in the student: A. Intellectual B. Practical C. Personal and Social

Creative thinking Critical reading of text Learning Analysis Synthesis

Research techniques Professional skills Use of computers and IT Excellent written and oral communication in English

Team work Leadership Managing time Self-motivation
Setting and meeting deadlines

7. Main Subjects, Levels, Credits and Qualifications

The MSc in International Business Economics is a full-time, three-semester-long Programme. It consists of two parts: 1. A two-semester course work (the Diploma) which includes seven obligatory (courses (together 80 credits), and four electives out of ten (together 40 credits) 2. A one or two semester thesis research and writing (the Dissertation), worth 60 credits. MSc Diploma: 120 credits___________________________________________________ Required Courses Modern Microeconomics, 15 cr Contemporary Macroeconomics, 15 cr Corporate Finance, 15 cr Research Methods, 10 ctr The Basics of Economics Modelling, 10 cr Critical Thinking for Leaders and Managers, 10 cr Academic Writing, 5 cr


Elective Course Globalization, Government and Business Strategy, China: Majesty and Mystery, Management of International Finance, International Capital Markets, Risk Reduction in Business: Macroeconomics Approach, EU Cohesion Policy as International Redistribution10 EU Policies, International Trade Regulations (Multilateral Trading System), International Marketing, E-business, Dissertation 60 cr

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8. Assessment i) Main Features of the Programme’s Overall Assessment Scheme

ii) Methods of Assessment

To be awarded an MSc in International Business Economics Degree students must pass both Part I and Part II of the scheme. Part I of the Programme (the Diploma) carries 120 credits, on the basis of 3 courses worth 15 credit hours each, 7 courses worth 10 credits each, and one worth 5 credits Part II of the Programme (the Dissertation) carries 60 credits, giving an overall total of 180 credits for the M.Sc. degree. LSC will assess students’ work using following scales established by the University of Wales: Distinction: 70% Pass: 40-69% Fail: 0-39% Candidate may not proceed to Part II (dissertation), but is eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Economics Compensation. If a student fails to pass a module there is a possibility to compensate lacking points provided that the overall number of points is higher than 45%. The compensation is possible only within the number of 2 points on any module. Re-examination. For the students who do not meet the compensation criteria there is possibility to take one examination for each failed module. Re-sitting module. For the students who are not able to pass the examination there is also a possibility to re-sit a module. There is a possibility to re-sit maximum two modules throughout the course. All requirements for the completion of a degree must be met within a thirty month period.

The accepted methods of assessment include:  Examination papers  Problem sets  Report on projects  Group work  Case studies  Essays  Oral and written tests  Quizzes  Participation  Thesis Project.


9. Benchmark Statements (i) List the QAA Benchmark Statement consulted as part of the programme design process

The benchmarks for the degree have been agreed as relevant by the University of Wales. They have been strongly influenced by following QAA Benchmark Statements:  General Business and Management  Economics


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