Report
On the
2nd semester of the
Doctoral Programme in Entrepreneurship and SME Management

 

After the successfuly accomplished 1st semester of the PhD programme in Entrepreneurship and SME Management,  the second semester lectures started on 14th of September with the first compulsory course –seminar.

The Second semester Classes
The Second semester is consisted of Elective courses – 3 out of 6 are elected by the candidate and 2 compulsory courses:


Second Semester

Elective courses – 3 out of 6 are elected by the candidate

ESMP 3211
SMEs Growing and Internationalisation
1. Joan Lluis Capelleras (UAB)
2.Donika Kercini (AUT)

8 ECTS

ESMP 3212
The Role of SMEs in Networks and Clusters
1. Laura Tampieri  (UNIBO)
2. Avdulah Hoti (Dardania)

8 ECTS

ESMP 3213
Venture Capital
1. Muriela Dalpont (UNICE)
2. Abdylmenaf Bexheti (SEEU)

8 ECTS

ESMP 3214
Digital Business Models 
1.Ngomai Stefhane (UNICE)
2. Gjorgji Mancheski (UKLO)

8 ECTS

ESMP 3215
Small Business Marketing Strategies
1.Nadine Tournois (UNICE)
2. Vasilika Kume (UT)

8 ECTS

ESMP 3216
Human Resources Management
1. Rebecca Levy Orelly   (UNIBO)
2. Miroljub Shukarov(SEEU)

8 ECTS

Compulsory

 

ESMP 3201
Skills for Scientific Writing

3 ECTS

ESMP 3202
Seminar – teaching methods

3 ECTS

The following table shows the preferences of the students regarding the elective courses.


Elective courses – 3 out of 6 are elected by the candidate

Number of students
who chose the appropriate course

SMEs Growing and Internationalisation

17

The Role of SMEs in Networks and Clusters

14

Venture Capital

5

Digital Business Models 

10

Small Business Marketing Strategies

13

Human Resources Management

4

The lectures were realised through 8 weeks intensive joint lectures and 11 weeks on-line lectures of both professors – one from EU university and one professor from WB University on each elective course. Seminars were run by one professor (per course) from EU Universities. Detailed study programmes were distributed to the students. (Anex 2)
The second semester classes were realized according to the schedule http://www.docsmes.edu.mk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=101&Itemid=105&lang=en  ) (Anex 3)
In order students to became more familiar with the other partner universities from WB one  of the classes was  organized at the premises of AUT University – Tirana, Albania, one at the premises of Dardania University – Prishtina, Kosovo and two classes at SEEU, Tetovo Macedonia.

During the second semester lectures , prof. Baseska organized students to attend lecture given by the representatives of  SEAVUS –company that is partner in the project and Ms Vesna Ivanoska had a presentation on the following topic:

  • “IT Resources Capacity Building Project” Project of Seavus education and development center in cooperation with Cluster 55 and Lund University, Sweden

The presentation aimed to describe “IT Resources Capacity Building Project” as a good practice of successfully implemented pilot project between Seavus education and development center, Cluster 55 and Lund University, Sweden.
The project presented, was about replicating the Swedish experience with adjustments to the local conditions in order to provide qualified  and immediately employable profiles.
The methodology used was a unique combination of  classroom-lead training conducted by highly competitive trainers and professionals from the industry, self-study and internship periods.
The end result were  75 ‘graduated’ trainees with theoretical and on-the-job training knowledge, with relevant practical experience, ready for immediate employment and productive engagement within the companies – participants in the project.

 

E-learning
Teachers and students who are a part of the Doctoral programme in Entrepreneurship and SME management for Western Balkan countries used the e-learning system at the Faculty of economics in Prilep. This e-learning system is a software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites, called Moodle. To each of the users of Moodle, professors and students, was sent materials with detailed instruction for using this e-learning tool. In that way, through this e-learning system was enabled continuous communication between students and professors and availability of all necessary materials and contents for students of this PhD Programme. 
Beside this communication tool, during this semester three courses of EU professors were realized only through e-learning software. These three lectures were organized virtually because of the fact that these courses were chosen by small number of students and it was possible to organize this kind of lecturing, to save the money for traveling of both –professors and students. This was also a good experience for further cycles of the Programme.

 

 

Exams

According to the schedule given bellow the exams of the courses were realized:

Date

Time

 

Subject

21.12.2012

11h

Skills for Scientific writings

24.12.2012

11h

Digital Business Models

25.12.2012

11h

Teaching methods

26.12.2012

11h

Venture Capital

27.12.2012

11h

The Role of SMEs in Networks and Clusters

28.12.2012

11h

SMEs Growing and Internationalization

23.01.2013

11h

Small Business Marketing Strategies

25.01.2013

11h

Human Resource Management

QA

QA is a very important issue that takes part throughout PhD implementation.  According to the created procedure for the doctoral programme as a whole, student survey was conducted after each professor lectures was finished. Results of the surveys are processed and analyzed. They will be part of the entire process of Self-evaluation of the PhD Programme. (Anex 4 – Questionnaire )

 

Anexes

(Anex 1 –
Anex 2   Detailed study programmes
Anex 3   Second  Semester Schedule
Anex 4   Survey Questionnaire