On the 23rd of December 2020 the session of four online workshops on undergraduate programme „Enterprise Pathway“ – a part of project Joint Enterprise University Learning – started at Vilnius University with the last session taking place on the 8th of January 2021. Participants from both Vilnius and Jiangnan Universities took part in the workshop. The Entrepreneurial Pathway is an undergraduate programme designed to introduce university students to the world of business and to develop their interest in setting up their own business.
The aim of these workshops was to use the experience of the Vilnius University and assist Jiangnan University in preparation of the syllabus of the study module “Finance for non Finance Managers”. Also to help them to prepare teaching material and to develop the teaching and learning strategy based on a ‘blended learning’ approach - using traditional face-to-face delivery supported by the use of a virtual learning environment platform/ technology and up to date teaching methods.
The workshop has been opened by Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration prof. dr. Aida Mačerinskienė, who welcomed the participants of the workshop and wished interesting discussions, valuable experience and good emotions. The speech of the Dean was followed by introductory presentations of Vilnius and Jiangnan Universities.
During the four workshops various topics have been discussed. Study process organization at Vilnius University has been presented by the coordinator for international studies Gintarė Paulauskaitė, assoc. prof. dr. Laimutė Urbšienė has prepared presentations on a couple of topics, including „Finance module for non-finance students“ and „Practical application of Moodle functions“, assoc. prof. dr. Giedrė Dzemydaitė presented different methods applied for student involvement in remote study process and shared her experience on „Empowering virtual learning environment in study process“. Assist. dr. Julija Savickė has also shared her experience in remote teaching and student involvement.
„Finance for non-financial Managers“ syllabus was perfectly executed by the professors of Jiangnan University – assoc. prof. Jiaqi Chen and Zhen Liu. Associate dean dr. Yuhong Wang and Celia Tao have also contributed to the discussions of the workshop.
Prof. Petr Šulc from Škoda Auto University has shared the strategy of involving business organizations in the process of higher education that are exercised at Škoda Auto University.
During the last session of the workshop vice-dean for partnerships and projects of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (VU) dr. Gediminas Rumšashas joined the colleagues and presented cooperation channels between the Faculty and business.