ITA702 Placement

Code ITA702
Name Placement
Status Internship
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Economics
Faculty
Academic staff Maija Šenfelde, Līga Kamola, Aleksandra Mihņenoka
Credit points 6.0 (9.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation During the internship the focus should be on the opportunity to apply student`s knowledge in practice and to implement student`s ideas in placement, as well as to compile the necessary data for Bachelor Thesis. .
The general aim of the internship is to promote the strengthening of theoretical knowledge and skills related to the practical work of an economist..
In order to achieve the goals of placement, it is very important to involve students in the new project development, assessment of the organisation`s performance, and identification of problems and development of their alternative solution. During the placement students develop a placement report in accordance with the requirements of the internship program. Students have to present the report at the end of the placement..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal of the placement is to systematize the acquired theoretical knowledge and be able to apply it in the practical environment of the chosen field of studies. During the placement students: ? get acquainted with the organisation and describe it, its structure, functions and importance at the industry, regional, national level; ? collect, summarize and systematize materials, documents, statistical and other information about the organisation; ? analyse the activity of the organization, using quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, and identify the actual problems and/or shortcomings; ? prove the relevance and significance of the particular problem in the organization; ? develop the solution of the chosen problem applying theoretical knowledge acquired during the studies; ? display the impact of the solution proposed to the organisation's performance, using economic calculations; ? draw conclusions and makes proposals
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Knowledge in microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic statistics, public economy and business - 1) Placement report 2) Presentation of the report 3) References from the organisation
Student will be able to collect, summarize and systematize materials, documents, statistical and other information about the performance of an organisation. - 1) Placement report 2) Presentation of the report 3) References from the organisation
Students will be able to perform economic calculations to evaluate the performance of an organisation and to assess its impact. - 1) Placement report 2) Presentation of the report 3) References from the organisation
Student will be able to identify the range of research problems at a particular organisation. - 1) Placement report 2) Presentation of the report 3) References from the organisation
Student will be able to prove significance and show importance of the problems being studied, applying economic calculations. As well as, using theoretical knowledge acquired during the studies, students will be able to develop alternative solutions of the identified problems,e.c. - 1) Placement report 2) Presentation of the report 3) References from the organisation
Student will be able to prove significance and show importance of the problems being studied, applying economic calculations. - 1) Placement report 2) Presentation of the report 3) References from the organisation
As well as, using theoretical knowledge acquired during the studies, students will be able to develop alternative solutions of the identified problems, taking into account the economic, social, engineering, ecological, etc. interests of an organisation. - 1) Placement report 2) Presentation of the report 3) References from the organisation
Student will be able to publicly present the placement report and explain the conclusions. - Presentation of the placement report
Course prerequisites Knowledge in microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic statistics, public economy and business

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