Bachelor's programme

Get to know the study programme

This programme erases the traditional boundaries between the disparate fields of economics, political science, and business.
English
3 years + 6 months bachelor thesis
Bachelor of Social Sciences
210 ECTS
Learn Game Theory: Economics and Politics
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At ISM I am surrounded by curious, positive students and dedicated, professional lecturers.
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Comparative politics focuses on a wide range of political aspects and processes that take place between countries, from dictators to political parties, from elections to revolutions. During lectures and seminars, students work with data and engage in simulation games, deepening their understanding of how different political institutions work and their impact.
In this course, you will uncover the secrets of government spending and taxes. The Public Finance/Economics course will provide the tools to critically analyze policy decisions from an economic perspective. Not only will you discuss politics, but you will also understand it. Public finance lectures will bridge the gap between politics and economics, providing knowledge on how to assess the real impact of political actions on economic systems. You will eventually master the art of policy making. By learning how economic theories shape political agendas and influence social outcomes, this knowledge will give you a competitive advantage in any political career or discourse.
Political economy is a cornerstone of the Economics and Politics program, representing the synthesis between economics and politics, which serves as a source of knowledge and a wellspring of inspiration for bachelor's thesis topics. Throughout this course, students not only delve into understanding why various economists proposed different solutions to economic growth, income inequality, and technological progress, but also explore the reasons politicians choose to adopt or disregard economists' recommendations. And, just to clarify, it's certainly not because politicians are unintelligent or irrational.
Your future specialty

What can I be?

Diplomat
International relations specialist
Politician
Economist
Project manager at EU institutions
Board consultant
Strategist
In my current job, I often use the intercultural communication skills acquired at the university, I also apply strategic thinking in developing a new refugee integration policy in Lithuania. Last year's course in Migration Economics and Politics has definitely paid off: it crystalized all my core values ​​on migration. I also find the knowledge of economics extremely helpful in many areas of my work.
Vilija Milčiūtė
Youth Volunteer Service Programme Leader at Jaunimo reikalų agentūra, ISM alumna
Bachelor's studies

Early admission for undergraduate studies has begun!

Secure your university spot through early admission, prepare for exams with more confidence, and enjoy exclusive benefits.
  • You will get to know the ISM community, future students, and teachers before the start of your studies. Familiarization sessions with program managers, a festival after matriculation exams, meeting future employers, and other VIP events await you.
  • You will have the opportunity to reserve a place even before the exams. And this means that you will go to the exams more confidently.
  • You can apply for a 25% scholarship covering the costs. This scholarship is available exclusively to those who apply through pre-admission.
  • We will evaluate not only academic results but also motivation. ISM meets those who strive for more. Therefore, not only grades are important to us, but also your desire to learn, act, and improve.

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More likely to go to university
Higher chance of getting a scholarship
Preliminary internship offer for university admission
Special ISM Insider Package

I felt calmer and more confident

Santa Kasperaitė
ISM International Business and Communication Program student, studying on the ISM '100 Talents' scholarship.
Bachelor's studies

Programme benefits

Integrative programme
A unique program combining economics and political sciences.
Game Theory
The programme is based on game theory, following the experience of New York University
Innovative learning methods
Simulations of domestic and foreign policy (wargaming), strategy modeling, and other innovative learning methods.
International accreditation
The programme is recognized with international FIBAA accreditation.

Opportunities abroad

Unique opportunity

Study tour to Brussels

It's a unique opportunity to get to know EU institutions!
Double degree program

Double degree with BI Norwegian Business School

Study in Norway, in one of the world's 1 percent of Triple Crown-accredited universities (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB).
Student exchange

100+ university exchange partners worldwide

One third of which have at least one prestigious business university accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA)
The ISM community speaks

At ISM I have met many personalities who constantly inspired me to seek more improvement.

Barbora Dulkytė
Senior Pricing Associate at Moody’s, ISM alumna
Price, financing, and admissions

Studies at ISM - accessible to everyone

Price
Half a year
Year
With the ISM Scholarship
0
Eur
2990 Eur
Assigned taking into account:
Motivation while studying
Grade point average
School exams
Active social activities
More about the scholarship
With a state scholarship
1557,5
Eur
2990 Eur
Assigned taking into account:
State matriculation exam results
More about the scholarship
Full semester price
2990
Eur
Studies can be financed with:
A state-sponsored student loan
More about the scholarship
With the ISM Scholarship
0
Eur
5980 Eur
Assigned taking into account:
Motivation while studying
Grade point average
School exams
Active social activities
More about the scholarship
With a state scholarship
3115
Eur
5980 Eur
Assigned taking into account:
State matriculation exam results
More about the scholarship
Full annual tuition fee
5980
Eur
Studies can be financed with:
A state-sponsored student loan
More about the scholarship
You have time before early admission begins
Admissions
At ISM University of Management and Economics, you can apply for studies three times a year during the preliminary, main, and supplementary admissions.
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FAQs
Admission to the ISM University of Management and Economics takes place in three stages.
• Pre-admission takes place from 1 January to 30 April. In this way you can reserve a spot at ISM University with a higher chance of receiving a scholarship and other additional benefits.
• ISM’s internal admission takes place from 1 May to mid-August, during which you must submit an application in the ISM admission system, thus reserving a place at the university.
• From 1 June to the end of August, you can apply through general admissions to higher education institutions (LAMA BPO).
You can learn more about ISM admissions here: https://www.ism.lt/priemimas/.
ISM pre-admission is a unique opportunity to reserve a study place even before the exams and to have a greater chance of receiving 25%, 75% and 100% ISM scholarships. ISM pre-admission is special in that it evaluates not only academic achievements, but also the applicant’s motivation and extracurricular activities.
The following exams are required for admission to any ISM BA programme:
• Mathematics (0.4 points)
• Lithuanian language (0.2 points)
• History/Geography/IT/Foreign language/Economy (0.2 points)
• Any subject not overlapping with other subjects or annual grade (0.2 points)
State scholarship (vnf/st) is a place with a study scholarship not funded by the state. Students who have passed the exams with the highest scores can receive this scholarship during general admission. At the time of 2023 admission, the state scholarship amounted to EUR 2865 per year. In order to get a vnf/st study place, this must be selected in the general admission (LAMA BPO) system. It is important to mention that the ISM 75% and “100 Talents” scholarships comprise a state scholarship (vnf/st) and an additional scholarship awarded by the ISM University. Therefore, if a vnf/st study place is not selected during the general admission, applicants will lose the opportunity to receive both the 75% and “100 Talents” scholarships. If you have a sufficient score and want to secure the opportunity to enter ISM University, we recommend that you choose a vnf/st study place in the LAMA BPO system as the first priority, and a vnf (non-state funded) study place as the second priority.
Applicants who completed their secondary education in foreign educational institutions should apply to the Study Quality Assessment Centre (hereinafter SKVC) regarding the recognition of the education received in foreign institutions and the determination of subject equivalents. If the diploma is recognised and after receiving the subject equivalents the applicant collects a minimum competitive score of 5.4, the applicant has the right to study at ISM University.
If you studied at another Lithuanian or foreign university and want to continue your studies at ISM University, please contact us by e-mail at bs@ism.lt. Admission to higher academic years takes place twice a year. Admission to the autumn semester studies is carried out from 1 July until 15 August. Admission to spring semester studies is carried out from 1 January until 15 January. Together with the application, please submit an academic certificate stating the subjects you studied at the university. Since each case is individual, we will personally provide you with the exact information.
The Career Centre operating at ISM helps each student take firm steps towards a fulfilling career. Meetings with business representatives are organised in cooperation with the best Lithuanian and international companies, and during individual consultations assistance is provided in choosing an organisation according to each student’s personal aspirations, needs and strengths. Every year we can offer students as many as 300 internships in the largest international companies. More information about the ISM Career Centre here: https://www.ism.lt/karjeros-centras/.
Most of the lectures at ISM University are held in English, with the exception of the Business Management and Marketing and Economics and Data Analytics programmes, where part of the lectures are also held in Lithuanian.
We do not offer remedial studies, but we can offer additional studies, upon completion of which you can enrol in MA studies. For detailed information contact us at bs@ism.lt.

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+370 697 57 586
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