LCC International University

LCC International University

1. Introduction

LCC International University is a nationally and internationally recognized liberal arts institution in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Established in 1991 by a joint venture of Lithuanian, Canadian and American foundations, LCC has distinguished itself in the region by offering a unique, future-oriented style of education and an interactive academic environment.

Our educational model places broad-based education within the context of a Christian academic community in order to extend education beyond the classroom. As a part of LCC’s vision to prepare students to participate actively in the life of their home communities, the role of each individual in the building of society is emphasized through active participation in community projects and hands on practicums.

 

Current student enrollment is around 550 (33% from Lithuania, 67% International), who come from more than 38 countries of the world. Each semester more than 30 Study Abroad students come to LCC from North American universities. One-third of LCC faculty are Lithuanian while two-thirds are from Western Europe, Canada, and the United States.

 

2. Study Programes

LCC International University offers accredited Bachelors and Masters programs in social sciences and humanities. LCC is a liberal arts university. Therefore, each program includes multidisciplinary core curriculum courses which affirm students’ critical thinking and conflict transformation skills while challenging students within a multicultural perspective and Christian worldview.

 

Throughout the programs, students grow in their communication and leadership competencies. Our graduates apply their analytical and transferable skills throughout their lives in graduate schools, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, while they also engage in community building and civic involvement.

In addition to taking foundational courses in the discipline, students may choose specialized modules within the discipline. Students may also choose to enroll in courses from other disciplines.

Double degree options are available for students in Business, Theology, and English programs.

LCC International University Masters programs are designed for working professionals to earn their degree through a blended learning model, which includes on-campus sessions and on-line sessions.

All study programs are externally evaluated and validated by an independent public agency, the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC).

North American and Lithuanian faculty work together to give you an education that will bridge the gap between the two different traditions of enterprise–those of the East and of the West. The expansion of the European Union is coming quickly. As the Eastern European community seeks integration, relationships with foreign partners become increasingly important. LCC will equip you with the skills needed to not only survive but also to be a step ahead in this transition. You will gain a broad understanding of Western business practices and learn to adapt these to the local business environment. Our international community of professors and students provides you with the perfect laboratory to prepare for the global economy.

A graduate in International Business Administration is prepared to pursue graduate studies in a wide range of areas including management, leadership, marketing, economics, entrepreneurship, and international business. A graduate may pursue a career in various types of management and leadership, accounting and finance, marketing and sales, and human resources. A graduate is also equipped to establish a new enterprise. A graduate is prepared for any career which requires a broad-based liberal arts education.

 

2-1-1- International Relations and Development
A graduate in International Relations and Development is prepared for further studies in political science subfields and related social science programs, eg. political sicence, international relations, political economy, comparative politics, regional studies and international development, public policy, administration and/or management of public and non-governmental organizations. They may also pursue studies in some interdisciplinary graduate studies, e.g. global studies, also in humanities. A graduate may seek employment in public institutions, political organizations, diplomatic missions, local and international non-governmental organizations, their coalitions and confederations, international cooperation organizations and research institutes, humanitarian and international aid providers and agencies, the departments of public sector organizations coordinating development cooperation activities, human rights organizations, social and corporate responsibility departments in the business sector. Depending on the type of organization and activities, graduates, for instance can work as analysts, commentators, coordinators, managers and/or project leaders.

 

Mission Statement

International Relations and Development Studies program aims at training broadly informed, globally minded, socially and culturally sensitive, ethically and civically responsible and engaged political science bachelors.

 

2-1-2- Contemporary Communication
Through training in oral, written and visual communication, media and technology systems, interpersonal communication and negotiation, persuasion and leadership, the Contemporary Communication program develops competent and ethical communicators who lead transformation in public, private and social enterprise, using the interrelated media of today’s global environment.

 

2-1-3- English
We encourage and welcome students to join us in the exciting adventures of international communications, education and literature in the English department. A degree in English is a valuable tool as you build your professional and academic career. Students of linguistics, literature, and education enjoy learning in an international setting. The LCC English department promotes learning, teaching and research of topics that emphasize the current global importance of the English language and its traditions.

The English Language and Literature program is designed for a wide range of future possibilities because it includes preparation in the fields of teaching, translation and interpretation, and literature. Students choose the English program because they wish to be involved in the international world of teaching, business, government, international affairs, peacemaking and any occupation that calls for highly-developed skills in oral and written communication.

 

2-1-4- Psychology
The Psychology program combines perspectives from both the social sciences and biological sciences in order to prepare students to understand human cognition, emotion, and behavior. Graduates will be prepared to continue their education in clinical or research programs, or to pursue careers in a variety of social service fields.

Students who have graduated from LCC with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology are prepared to pursue graduate studies in the Social Sciences. Graduates may also pursue careers in a variety of health and human service-related fields. In addition, graduates are prepared for any career that requires a broad-based liberal arts education.

 

2-1-5- Evangelical Theology
Why does human suffering occur? Is God relevant in today’s world? How shall I read Scripture and understand it? How ought I understand and live out the concept of divine mission? These are among many important questions, which are at the heart of our worldview and, thus, have an impact on our individual lives and the communities in which we live. The Theology department of LCC invites you to explore many questions, which we are either too afraid to ask or too busy to answer. In theology, we pause to think, interact, and attempt to understand the larger picture before we move into careers so that we might make a holistic, life-affirming, and God-honoring difference in this world.

The Theology department provides instruction in the Bible as the authoritative Word of God, and in Christian history, thought, and practice with the purpose of commending Christ as Lord and Savior and so contributing to the formation of Christian character, worldview, and service.

 

2-2- Double Degrees

2-2-1- International Business Administration & Evangelical Theology
A double degree in International Business Administration and Evangelical Theology is a program designed for students who are interested in having a solid understanding of practical business concepts required for today’s work world and additionally developing their understanding of Christian worldview and the relationship between faith and culture. The students in this program will study the major business disciplines in order to prepare for careers in marketing, management, finance, or other business fields, and their insights into theology will also allow them to better connect with churches, non-profit organizations, or missions organizations furthering their ability to reach their goals.

 

2-2-2- English Language and Literature & Evangelical Theology
A double degree in English Language and Literature and Evangelical Theology is an asset for graduates who are interested in honing strong skills in English while complimenting their studies with courses in theology, both theoretical and practical. This degree offers a solid foundation in English studies that propels students to graduate school or into careers in teaching or translating. Additionally, students will take courses that go beyond the foundational biblical studies to include theology and philosophy. Having courses in both theology and English expand employment opportunities.

 

2-2-3- Evangelical Theology & English Language and Literature
A double degree in Evangelical Theology and English Language and Literature is a program designed for students who are interested in working in service to the church or missions in international settings and careers in teaching, translating, public relations, or any area where a strong working knowledge of English, practiced communication and critical thinking skills, and cultural sensitivity are required. This broad course of study in a liberal arts model equips a student for English language graduate studies in either theology or philosophy. The double degree aspect solidifies the student‘s academic English usage and provides basic studies in teaching or translation. Having courses in both theology and English expands employment opportunities.

 

2-2-4- Evangelical Theology & International Business Administration
A double degree in Theology and International Business Administration is a program designed for students who are interested in working or serving in the church or for non-profit or mission organizations in international settings where a foundational working knowledge of business, marketing, accounting, economics, or management is required. This broad course of study in a liberal arts model prepares a graduate for further studies in theology or philosophy and/or for career service in public or private institutions where a basic knowledge of business management and organization with sensitivity to international contexts is needed. Business administration courses provide students with foundational studies and skills in the field of international business. Having courses in both theology and international business expand employment and service opportunities.

 

2-2-5- Evangelical Theology & Psychology
A double degree in Theology and Psychology is a program designed for students who are interested in working in service to the church or for non-profit or mission organizations in international settings and careers in teaching, public relations, or any area where a strong working knowledge of psychology, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills are required. This broad course of study in a liberal arts model equips a student for English language graduate studies in either theology or pastoral care and couseling. The double degree aspect solidifies the student’s academic English usage and provides basic studies in pastoral care and communication. Having courses in both theology and psychology expands employment opportunities.

 

2-2-6- Evangelical Theology & Contemporary Communication
A double degree in Evangelical Theology and Contemporary Communication is a program designed for students who are interested in working or serving in the church or for non-profit or missions organizations in international settings and careers in public relations, or any area where a strong working knowledge of communication and critical thinking skills, ethics and cultural sensitivity are required. This broad course of study in a liberal arts model equips a student for English language graduate studies in theology and ministry. The communication coursework develops competent and ethical communicators who lead transformation in public, private and social enterprise, using the interrelated media of today’s global environment. Having courses in both theology and communication expands employment opportunities.

 

2-3- Master
2-3-1- TESOL (teaching of English to speakers of other languages)

 

 

Do you have a passion for teaching?
Are you interested in taking your teaching career global?
Are you empowered by international connections?

Consider LCC’s MA TESOL program.

 

Our TESOL program consists of a two (2) week Summer Residency Sessions followed by online instruction delivery throughout the year. The program focuses on three key principles: theoretical knowledge, applied research, and practice. The goal of this program is to equip graduates for both teaching and leadership positions within the field of TESOL. With this degree, you will be able to teach adults, teenagers, or children all around the world in both public and private schools and program.

 

The M.A. in TESOL program at LCC International University is geared to a wide audience of language practitioners. It is specifically designed for those who are looking to deepen their knowledge of applied linguistics through concentrated studies and research as well as those who want a thorough knowledge of language teaching methods and their practical application in international contexts.

 

In particular, the program is designed for:

Individuals serving in missions as English language teachers
English teachers who are teaching in an increasingly multilingual world
Leaders who are interested in language program administration and management
Individuals who are interested in research in the field of applied linguistics.
High school teachers eager to enrich their professional competence
Individuals who have received their Bachelor’s degree and want to pursue a career overseas

2-3-2- International Management
prepares qualified, adaptable, and flexible specialists of management who possess a deep knowledge of modern management theories and methods, and are able to assess and apply acquired knowledge in order to make enterprise-level decisions and implement strategies required in today‘s dynamic business and global economic environment;
delivers management theories and exposes their practical application in today‘s dynamic international business and global economic environment. The program is designed to meet the 21st century needs by addressing the organizational and global business such as intercultural mindset, global engagement, diversity, respect and sustainability;
creates conditions for independent and innovative research, which impacts communities, organizations, and ministries globally. Program focuses on the most relevant knowledge in international management based on fundamental and applied scientific research;
develops ethical and effective business leaders emphasizing the importance of moral standards and principles of business and management in decision-making, especially in regard to the effective use of human resources;
creates an environment of self-learning and evaluation that fosters ongoing personal and professional development.

 

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