Faculty Mission Statement
The faculty strives to create, compile and disseminate knowledge of economics, management and business administration and adjacent fields of science needed for studies and agricultural and rural progress.
Faculty Vision Statement
An internationally recognized centre of competence in social science and studies focused on rural development, which
- delivers university education, which covers all three cycles;
- addresses scientific issues of agricultural and rural economic and managerial advancement;
- trains nationally and internationally competitive professionals capable of managing rural structural changes;
- promotes ethnocultural and general human values.
The start of economic studies dates back to 1924, when the subject of agricultural economics was introduced at the Academy of Agriculture. In 1927, an Agricultural Economics Section was established at the Faculty of Agronomy. The graduates of this section were awarded the qualification of economist-agronomist. The Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Manufacturing Process Management was opened at the Academy in 1948. However it did not start its operations before spring 1949, when 32 Year 1 students of the Faculty of Agronomy were transferred to the new faculty.
The full-time department repaired agronomists-economists. In 1958, it started training students to qualify as economists-accountants. A department of part-time extramural studies opened in 1958.
As a result of changing circumstances, the faculty was renamed several times. Since 2001 it is called the Faculty of Economy and Management.
The first dean assoc. Prof. Kazimieras Jasiūnas was in charge of the faculty in 1949–1950 and 1957–1971. The faculty was managed by Prof. Dr. Jonas Vainauskas in 1971–1990, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Milda Genienė in 1990–2000, Prof. Dr. Jonas Čaplikas 2000–2004 and Prof. Dr. Neringa Stončiuvienė 2005- 2012. Since 2013 the position of the dean of faculty is occupied by Prof. Dr. Astrida Slavickienė.
- Economics, accounting and finance
- Business and rural development management
- Practice firm (simulated company)