Quality of ISM

Quality Policy

Quality at ISM is the quality culture and clearly defined processes of activities. Quality assurance is not a one-time activity. It is a continuous ongoing process, which determines trust in the study programmes of the university and other services rendered. It is of utmost importance that life of the university community is harmonious and conforms to the main principles guaranteeing the quality, which are based on the university community’s constitution – the ISM values.
The quality culture at ISM is the major priority, development of which helps to ensure not only the highest quality of the studies and scientific research, but also creates a unique culture of trust, professionalism, complaisance and positive changes in the organisation.

Quality assurance principles of ISM:

  • We aim not only to ensure but also to continuously improve the quality of studies.
  • The whole community is responsible for quality assurance and improvement.
  • Our students, lecturers, graduates and other social stakeholders’ opinion and their involvement in the quality assurance process are important to us.
  • We aim for alignment of external and internal quality assurance.
  • We guarantee transparency of the quality assurance procedures.
  • We are open to the quality assurance recommendations provided, we implement them and provide feedback.
  • The quality assurance system of ISM complies with national and international standards.

International Accreditations

ISM University of Management and Economics is now undergoing the process of receiving one of the most prestigious accreditation in the business school world –  AACSB accreditation. AACSB accredits the best business schools in the world and ISM University of Management and Economics is just about to become one. AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,600 member organizations and more than 800 accredited business schools worldwide​​.

External Quality Assessment

ACCREDITATIONS

An international group of experts of FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation, Germany) performed an external expert assessment of the Economics, Economics and Politics and Financial Economics study programmes of ISM University on 14-15 November 2018. The group of experts consisted of: Prof. Dr. Petra Jordanov, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jerger, Prof. Dr. Tomas Kačerauskas, Robert Kotal ir Sarae El-Mourabit.

During the visit, the experts met the social partners of ISM University: students, lecturers, employees of the administration, partners of the institution, and assessed the internal study quality assurance system of the university, compliance thereof with the qualitative and quantitative criteria, strategic management of the institution, scientific activities, consistency of the lifelong learning conditions with the provisions of higher education of Lithuania and Europe as well as the impact of the activities of the university on the country and region.

You are kindly invited to familiarize yourself with the experts’ conclusions:

Economics >>>>>>>

Economics and Politics >>>>>>>

Financial Economics >>>>>>>

An international group of experts of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (CQAHE) performed an external expert assessment of the Master’s of Innovation and Technology Management study programme of ISM on 13-14 December 2016. The group of experts consisted of: Prof. Dr. Csaba Forgacs, Prof. Dr. Pandelis Ipsilandis, Prof. Dr. Georgi Apostolov, Ugnė Bartašiūtė ir Eimantas Kisielius.

During the visit, the experts met the social partners of ISM University: students, lecturers, employees of the administration, partners of the institution, and assessed the internal study quality assurance system of the university, compliance thereof with the qualitative and quantitative criteria, strategic management of the institution, scientific activities, consistency of the lifelong learning conditions with the provisions of higher education of Lithuania and Europe as well as the impact of the activities of the university on the country and region.

You are kindly invited to familiarize yourself with the experts’ conclusions >>>>>>>

An international group of experts of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (CQAHE) performed an external expert assessment of the Bachelor’s of Finance Study Programme of ISM on 14 April 2014. The group of experts consisted of: Brian O’Connor, Prof. Dr. Andreas Dietrich, Prof. Dr. Daniel Havran, Stasys Švagždys, Monika Kavaliauskaitė.

During the visit, the experts met the social partners of ISM University: students, lecturers, employees of the administration, partners of the institution, and assessed the internal study quality assurance system of the university, compliance thereof with the qualitative and quantitative criteria, strategic management of the institution, scientific activities, consistency of the lifelong learning conditions with the provisions of higher education of Lithuania and Europe as well as the impact of the activities of the university on the country and region.

The Finance Study Programme was accredited for six years and received 23 points out of 24.

You are kindly invited to familiarize yourself with the official conclusions of the assessment of CQAHE >>>>>>>

An international group of experts of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (CQAHE) performed an external expert assessment of the Bachelor’s of International Business and Communication Study Programme of ISM on 13 November 2013. The International Business and Communication Study Programme was accredited for six years, i.e. an unlimited accreditation was granted.

You are kindly invited to familiarize yourself with the official conclusions of the assessment of CQAHE >>>>>>>

2013 – Business Management and Analytics – accredited without any restrictions

2013 – Management – accredited without any restrictions

2010 – International Marketing and Management – accredited without any restrictions

ISM University of Management and Economics was accredited for a period of six years on 14 August 2012. Accreditation term was extended until next periodical institutional review in 2021.

You are kindly invited to familiarize yourself with the order on accreditation >>>>>>> and the experts’ conclusions >>>>>>>

Internal Quality Assurance

The principle of subsidiarity is important for quality assurance; this principle means that the decisions concerning activities must be made at the level at which the solution of all problems and procedural issues is the most effective. In such a way, when the right to make decisions is delegated to the level where it is the most effective, responsibility for the quality of the activities is also divided among all levels:
  • Institutional level,
  • Programme level,
  • Subject / module level.​

Students’ Survey Results