About ISM

ISM University of Management and Economics is dedicated to be a step ahead, recognized for innovation, focus on future competences and thought leadership.

Meet ISM

Welcome to a special place.

It’s special not because of auditoriums, geographic location, or learning tools (although we should admit that our auditoriums are nice, location – admirable, and lecturers – exceptional). No, it’s special because of students like you.

Those, who graduate from school and are ready to dive. Dive into new experiences, competencies, or skills. Dive, in order to go into the world in a few years with their head held high, and proudly say “I’m stronger and I’m ready”.

“Ready for what?”, people will ask you. And you will have an answer as ISM is the place where you learn to ask and answer, to develop your ideas, to empower them and to leave a mark.

ISM addresses you in English, how else since it’s an international university. It says “Learn to impact”. Learn to make changes, learn influence and persuasion. You want a better world, your own startup, fresh career global success? “Learn to impact”.

It’s a special place. Take as much of this specialness for yourself as you can.
ISM is a platform, where motivated students meet experienced academics and successful business leaders. A place where future leaders learn together. In order to fulfill this mission, the ambition of ISM has to go far beyond classroom walls and academic papers. University has to be an active member of international academic and business community, a respected voice in the society. In order to help leaders grow, ISM has to be the leader itself.
Dr. Dalius Misiūnas
President of ISM university

Information about the University

Mission, strategy and vision
Values
Accreditations
Social responsibility

ISM strategy 2025 – one step ahead

ISM University of Management and Economics is dedicated to be a step ahead, recognized for innovation, focus on future competences and thought leadership.

Mission

Challenge present. Inspire future. Empower change.
To serve as a platform dedicated to high-quality business education for students, current and future leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, experts. Together with business and societal partners, we co-create knowledge for critical thinking to challenge the status quo, inspire to make an impact and empower a sustainable change. Our community – students, faculty, staff, alumni, businesses partners – are contributing to society by taking leadership in shaping our shared future.

Vision

Business University of Northern Europe recognized for one step ahead mindset.
To serve as a platform dedicated to high-quality business education for students, current and future leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, experts. Together with business and societal partners, we co-create knowledge for critical thinking to challenge the status quo, inspire to make an impact and empower a sustainable change. Our community – students, faculty, staff, alumni, businesses partners – are contributing to society by taking leadership in shaping our shared future.

Community built on trust and collaboration.

We consider our community – students, faculty, staff, partners, alumni – to be the most important asset in achieving university’s strategic goals. We believe in personal and shared responsibility: we hold ourselves personally accountable to deliver on the commitments we have made and to extend help and support to whoever in need: a colleague, a student, or an alumni. We treat each other with respect, keep open minds and value diverse opinions as they provide opportunities for learning and growth.

Excellence in all what we do.

Excellence means that we pursue individual, communal, and societal development, and strive for continual improvement in the process of lifelong learning. We set high standards for ourselves, as well as for others with a commitment to become better in everything we do. For us, excellence represents a journey to mastery – a mindset that we have ourselves and inspire in others.

Courage to challenge status quo and think one step ahead.

A courageous community is not afraid to criticize constructively, and not afraid to tell an authority figure they are wrong. We desire to create a safe environment for dissent. This includes fostering a culture of risk taking and learning to be comfortable with failing. We strive to reduce the risk of innovating by giving more leeway to courageous actors.

Responsibility to respect and deliver.

Responsibility means taking care of our students from the minute they enroll until they graduate, and guiding them on their journey of lifelong learning. We feel responsible for financially challenged and motivated students and provide support in financing their studies. We respect our community by openly sharing information, asking for feedback and reacting quickly. Our rules apply to everybody – from a student to the president.

We respect the environment and have a plan how to reduce waste, energy, CO2 emissions, and commit to educate students and society about sustainability and social responsibility.

4 Palmes

ISM is the only university in Lithuania that holds 4 out of 5 palmes of excellence

AACSB member

ISM University is now undergoing the process of receiving one of the most prestigious accreditation in the business school world.
ISM University of Management and Economics became one of the first 100 business schools to join the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative of the United Nations. Its members promised to introduce the ideas of social responsibility and sustainable development to their students and thus promote the development of responsible leadership in society.

ISM is also one of the first Lithuanian universities to become a member of the Global Agreement initiated by the United Nations, thus joining the National Network of Responsible Business Companies. This network unites business companies and organizations, the United Nations Organization (UN) and civil society to act together, based on ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, workers' rights, environmental protection and the fight against corruption.

The university has already done a lot to promote responsible and ethical leadership. Business ethics courses are taught to students of all levels, and several students or doctoral students choose this topic for their final theses every year. ISM shares its experience and knowledge with others. The university cooperates with the Alma Adamkiene Charity and Support Foundation and gives lectures at the Leadership School initiated by the foundation. The university has also supported the National Academy of Schoolchildren established by M. Rostropovičius Charity and Support Fund. The purpose of the Academy is to support and help highly talented students, future leaders of science, politics, and culture.
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ISM management

The board
The Senate
Honorary doctors
ISM Board is a collegial management body elected for the period of 4 years. The Board is formed of 7 members. The Board elects the President, considers and approves the university’s strategy, examines and assesses information on the organisation of activities of the university and its financial status.

Members of the ISM Management Board, 2018–2022:

The Senate advises the President in shaping the University’s strategy for studies and research. The University’s researchers, acknowledged artists and/or students, as well as researchers and acknowledged artists from other higher education and research institutions may be elected as, or delegated to be members of the Senate. The Senate is elected by lecturers and researchers of the University. Students are delegated to the Senate by the students’ representative body.

The Senate consists of: 4 professors from ISM faculty, 4 representatives from other higher education institutions and/or businesses, 3 professors from other higher education institutions, 3 ISM employees, assigned by the Rector, 3 ISM students, delegated by the Student Association for one year.

The ISM Senate members for the term of 2019 – 2022:

The honorary doctor’s title is being granted in ISM University of Management and Economics as of 2008 for the contribution to development of management competences of ISM and formation of positive image of the university both in Lithuania and abroad. The honorary doctor’s title of ISM may be granted to representatives both of science and business.

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