Economics and Data Analytics

Tasks of a modern economist include collection and analysis of economic information, simulation and projection of economic processes, selection of economic management instruments. For this, intuition or experience gained in an organisation is not enough – one has to have a good understanding of modern qualitative and quantitative economic analysis and management methods.
As Lithuania is integrating into the EU, there is a growing need for economists who can analyse and simulate economic processes in a complex manner both on macro and micro level.
The Economics and Data Analytics study programme, which becomes increasingly popular, is designed for future specialists in modern economics with analytical thinking. The Programme focuses much on mathematics, financial and general economic subjects. The students are taught to learn and understand economic processes ongoing in the country and in the world – to analyse and forecast the development and dynamics of economic indicators such as unemployment, gross domestic product and others. The Programme places much focus on public and corporate finances, also on corporate economics. The Economics studies are for those with sharp and analytical thinking and those who are interested in finances and economic analysis. Studies are conducted in Lithuanian and English, length of study is 3,5 years.

Economics and Data Analytics programme director

Prof. Dr. Tadas Šarapovas


Distinctiveness of the Programme:
  • Possibility to choose from among three fields: macroeconomic analysis, financial markets and organisational economics;
  • The Programme covers both theoretic studies of economics and development of practical skills;
  • Lecturing by acknowledged academicians and practicing economists from Lithuania and abroad.

Programme learning outcomes

Knowledge and its application

  • To describe the main economic as well as financial theories and models, to apply them to practical issues;
  • To demonstrate the knowledge of the basic functioning of the national and global economy.

Research skills

  • To conduct a literature analysis appropriate for the discipline of economics;
  • To individually perform basic quantitative and qualitative research using tools appropriate for the discipline.

Special abilities

  • To explain the link between economic theory and practice on both micro- and macroeconomic level;
  • To explain and to analyse the economic policy as well as the effect of institutional factors on individuals, companies and other entities;
  • To describe and to analyse financial management and economic decision making processes and to forecast the influence of economic and financial decisions.

Social abilities

  • To apply ethical principles in academic and professional environment;
  • To communicate and to work effectively in the intercultural and interdisciplinary teams.

Personal abilities

  • To apply systematic, critical and constructive thinking in problem solving;
  • To use personal and inter-personal skills for effective communication with professional and other audiences;
  • To develop independent learning skills necessary to continue studies on a graduate level.