Customs Process Management (online, 1-year duration)

This is an intensive online one-year MBA programme Customs Process Management which focuses on the preparation of high-level managers for business and public sector organizations operating in the field of customs. The studies are distance learning and are adapted to students working in business. Part of the study courses are taught by foreign teachers, so students will study the field of customs in a global context. Students studying in this program will gain a greater understanding of business processes management in the field of customs, will be able to solve practical management problems of business cooperating with customs, to suggest and implement innovations in business, taking in account new risk arising in customs area, environmental requirements and sustainable development of customs; will acquire the tax competencies required for the administration and management of customs duties; will be able to know and evaluate business models, including the supply chains required to manage international trade and anticipate the specifics of the taxation of international transactions. After graduation, you will be awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

The study programme Customs Process Management is unique and is characterized by interdisciplinarity, as 40 % courses bring together the disciplines of taxes, customs, supply chains and communications. Other study courses are focused directly on customs, tax policy, business development. The study programme was prepared considering global changes. The report "The Future of Customs in the EU 2040" shows that the need to adapt to the transformation of global trade is increasing. Multidisciplinary between customs processes, tax administration is an integral part of any forecasting process. New legislation fills the customs policy with new obligations. A growing world population, increasing climate change pressures and a global situation where exports and imports cannot be taken for granted have led to greater urbanisation, greater competition for land and greater demand for local resources, leading to more pollution and loss of biodiversity. The customs authorities of some Member States are experiencing difficulties in carrying out their functions in accordance with European Union standards as set out in the Union Customs Code, mainly due to a lack of resources. Difficulties are experienced due to incompletely implemented common policies and barriers. Therefore, the aim of 2040 is that there are not separate customs offices in the European Union, but rather the European Union customs office.

Why Customs Process Management programme?

  • Future-oriented strategic managers-professionals in customs field.
  • Managing imports and exports in response to climate change.
  • Better cooperation between business and customs.
  • Part of the international customs community.
  • New job positions and new career prospects in the private and public sectors.

Why should you choose this study programme?

  • The first MBA study programme in the field of customs in Lithuania.
  • Covers the areas of customs, taxation, and supply chains.
  • International teachers who have practical experience.
  • Online studies – lectures are held in the evenings. Although, the first lectures and final exams of each semester's study courses are held by contact (face-to-face).

What are the key benefits you will receive after completing studies?

  • Improving intercultural and English communication skills.
  • New job positions and new career prospects in the private and public sectors.
  • Improved professional skills and a potential increase in earnings.
  • The opportunity to expand your professional network in the international level.


Prof. dr. Karlis Ketners (Latvia)
He has more than 20 years of experience in public administration and academic affairs. Majority of taught courses covers Tax Policy, International taxation, Tax Administration, Tax Planning, Transfer Pricing, International taxation. Also, he has extensive practical experience in the public sector including director of State Budget Department of Ministry of Finance the Republic of Latvia, Director General of State Revenue Service of the Republic of Latvia. He is a certified tax consultant, a member of the International Institute of Public Finance (Munich) and the International Fiscal Association (Rotterdam).

Prof. dr. Astrida Miceikienė (Lithuania)
She is chancellor of Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy. She is a foreign Member of the Latvian Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences. She is an accredited consultant on the handling of accounting of economic activities at the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania; and an expert on taxes at the same Ministry. She is an expert on 2 H2020 projects; a leader of one of them; an expert on 2 FP7 programs; an expert on 2 projects on the development of cooperation in foreign countries; an implementer of 18 national and outsourced research projects, working as implementer at 9 of them, and at 8 - as an expert. She is a member of 8 editorial boards of scientific journals, chairman of 13 conference organizing committees, and member of 16 organizing and scientific committees.

Assoc. prof. dr. Ilona Mischchenko (Ukraine)
She has 18 years of experience in research work on customs-related issues (customs rules in Ukraine, EU, UK). Member of the editorial board of the Customs Compliance & Risk Management journal. Member of CustomsClear team. Author of about 70 scientific and other papers on various customs issues.

Assoc. prof. dr. Milita Vienažindienė (Lithuania)
She has more than 18 of experience working in high education institutions courses of International Logistics, Warehousing and Inventory Management, Logistics Systems Design and Modelling. Milita has published more than 20 articles in scientific journals, presenting research results in the fields of green logistics, supply chain management, sustainable behaviour of organisations and individuals, flexible work organisation, implementation of the Lean concept, etc. She has co-authored an international monograph, 2 textbooks and 4 educational books.

Lect. Anthony Buckley (Ireland)
He is operating his own consultancy company and he is Customs&Trade course leader in Chartered Accountants Ireland, Customs Knowledge Institute. He led Brexit planning for Irish Customs up to mid-2018.  In his Customs role, he represented Ireland at EU discussions, and in the World Customs Organisation.

Career Opportunities

Areas of professional activity are distinguished as follows:

  • To work in private sector organizations cooperating with customs, managers, project managers, process organization analysts, consultants, development managers, import-export managers, import-export coordinators, heads of customs brokerage organizations, customs warehouse managers, AEO responsible specialists, etc.
  • Work in public sector organizations as managers, project managers, process organization analysts, consultants, development managers, structural unit managers, advisers, experts, administrators, program coordinators, consultants, evaluators, public relations specialists in customs offices and other authorities responsible for customs development of activities.
  • To continue doctoral studies or conduct research.

Contacts of Bioeconomy Development Department (inquiries regarding study programme)

Contact person of the programme

Erika Besusparienė,


Studentų g. 11, LT-53361 Kauno raj., Lithuania

Contacts of International Cooperation Department


Visiting Address

V. Putvinskio g. 23, room 211-215, LT-44249 Kaunas, Lithuania


  • Faculty Agriculture Academy
  • Group of Fields of Study Business and Public Administration (L)
  • Lenght of Programme 1 year
  • Tuition fee per year: 4 384 Eur
  • ECTS credits 60
  • Name of Qualification Master of Business Administration