Unused ideas / zaniechane pomysły: 4 degrees at 4 schools

NOTA: W czasie tworzenia ten pomysł (wynik “wieczornych” rozmow z Rektorem) był najbardziej zaawansowanym programem w Europie srodkowo-wschodniej. Szkoda, że sie nie udał. Nadal wierze, że doprowadziłbym ten pomysl do konca gdyby go mnie nie odebrano i…zaniechano.
NOTE: At the time of its creation, this idea (a result of “evening” discussions with the Rector) was the most advanced programme in Central and Eastern Europe. Pity it did not work out. I still believe that I would have delivered a successful solution if the programme was not taken away from me and..abandoned.

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INTERNATIONAL MASTER PROGRAM IN EUROPEAN BUSINESS (IMPEB)
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1. Outline:
– 4 participating institutions;
– similar 4 masters degrees (with common core modules);
– students spend ONE semester at each institution;
– students gain FOUR degrees;
The goal of participating Universities was to prepare and implement the common Master degree program in European Business and by that achieve competitive advantage in Europe.
The students from all 4 Universities together with the students from the third countries (special focus on South-East Asia, Ukraine, USA and West Africa) will study in 4 countries during 2-years programme. Partners are going to apply together for the Erasmus Mundus funds to support first phase of the project implementation.
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2. Objectives of the Master Course
IMPEB believes an MA in European Business is about more than acquiring skills and knowledge. It’s about community. So in designing the program, we created the European Campus platform along with a structure that fosters the unique sense of community one finds on our 4 campuses (France, Germany, Italy and Poland) and in our alumni network. Diversity of the students participating in the project is a strong asset and a base for a common cultural and civic European identity. Partner Universities want to be active and competitive on a global scale. Their diversity and cultural heritage can enhance the social cohesion in the European Higher Education Area, characterised by networking across Europe creating excellence in teaching and research. Students at this programme need to have BA degree or the equivalent lasting at least 3 years in Marketing and Management or related subjects.
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Specific objectives of the project:
– strengthened position of the partner Universities on the European educational market,
– create and support learning networks,
– promote flexible and individualised learning paths,
– introduce new subjects/curricula to all partner Universities students and third-country students,
– strengthen the European internal quality culture including human resource development considering gender perspectives,
– promote mobility within Europe.
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3. Structure and the content of the study program.
Target groups:
The programme is the common property of all 4 partner Universities. The programme is aimed at students from all around the world interesting on working in the Euro-zone in a variety of organisations and institutions representing EU business interests outside the continent, working on improving business processes within the EU, and in companies of all sizes, both European and external ones wishing to enhance their European presence. Students from all around the world will be invited to the programme. Students from other then partner Universities will be obliged to take part in Summer School before starting the first semester of Master program (for the quality assurance the level of their previous education will be verified and the necessary gaps will be eliminated).
All partner schools gather group of 36 students, divided into 3 sub-groups, each of 12 students. Each of the 4 partner schools offer 4 courses in every semester. Courses must be the same resulting from the division among the partners.
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The programme was divided into five major areas:
1. Fundamental skills subjects, which provide the students with in-depth graduate-level knowledge, and are a prerequisite for receiving the Polish MA title.
2. Global awareness subjects, which provide the students with up-to-date information on the global forces operating around us. Such information can then be used to enhance business performance and institutional activity.
3. Europe-specific subjects, which provide the students with information about the structure and inner workings of the European Union. Such information will enhance business operations within the EU.
4. Business-specific subjects, which provide the students with information about specific areas of business activity. Such information will be beneficial in daily operations.
5. National culture and national language subjects thought at all partner Universities

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