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Course “Introduction to the European Union and their Institutions” (e-learning, 3 ECTS, Master in International Business in English).

The main objective of the e-learning course “Introduction to the European Union and their Institutions (3 ECTS, e-learning) taught by EENI Business School & HA Independent University is to understand the complex functioning of the European Union (EU): The largest market in the world.

Given the complexity of the EU, two modules compose this course:

  1. Introduction to the European Union
  2. EU Institutions

eLearning Course European Union and Institutions

  1. Credits of the course “Introduction to the European Union and their Institutions”: 3 ECTS
  2. Total Tuition Fees: EUR 72 (Pricing Policy)
  3. Duration: 3 weeks
  4. Download the syllabus of the course “Introduction to the European Union and their Institutions” (PDF)

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Aimed at all those who need to understand the complex functioning of the European Union.

Languages of study Master in International Business in English (Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Curso Unión Europea Study, Master in International Business in French Cours Union européenne Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Curso União Europeia).

The Online Course “Introduction to the European Union and their Institutions”, contains exercises that are evaluated, which the student must work out and pass to obtain the diploma of the course “Introduction to the European Union and their Institutions” issued by EENI Business School & HA Independent University.

The Online Course “Introduction to the European Union and their Institutions” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:

  1. Master: Europe, International Business, Foreign Trade
  2. Doctorates: Business in Europe, Foreign Trade

Oussama Bouaziz (Tunisia), Doctorate in International Business

Students who have taken this course (Introduction to the European Union and their Institutions) can validate and register for a Master or Doctorate at EENI Business School & HA University.

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Subjects and aims of the course “Introduction to the European Union and their Institutions” (eLearning)

Module one- Introduction to the European Union (EU): The largest market in the world

  1. Objectives of the EU
  2. Introduction to the budget and organisation of the EU
  3. European Union in figures
  4. European Union's Law
    1. EU Treaties: Rome, Maastricht, Lisbon...
    2. Regulations, Directives and other legislative acts of the European Union
  5. Functioning of the European Union
  6. Introduction to the economy of the European Union
    1. BREXIT
    2. Amancio Ortega, the third richest man in the world
  7. Working for the European Union
  8. The EU as a member of the European Economic Area of Western Christian Civilisation (PDF)
    1. Christianity in Europe

The specific aims of the module one “Introduction to the European Union” of the course are the following:

  1. To analyse the basic principles and functioning of the EU
  2. To understand the basic concepts of Community Law.
  3. To assess the impact and causes of the BREXIT
  4. To understand the importance of the European Union in the global scenario
  5. To analyse the structural and investment funds of the European Union

Module two- European Union Institutions (EU).

  1. European Council: political arm of the EU
    1. Council of the European Union
    2. Presidency of the Council of the EU
  2. European Commission: executing body of the EU
  3. European Parliament: legislative body
  4. Court of Justice of the European Union: guarantor of the EU legality
  5. European Court of Auditors (ECA): financial supervisor of the EU
  6. European Economic and Social Committee (EESC): consultative body
  7. European Committee of the Regions (CoR): assembly of representatives
  8. European Investment Bank (EIB): financial institution of the EU
  9. Decentralised EU Agencies
  10. European Central Bank

The specific aims of the second module of the course “Institutions of the European Union” are to learn about:

  1. Role of each of the European Institutions
  2. Role of the European Council as the political arm of the European Union
  3. EU's political priorities
  4. Strategic Agenda for the Union in times of change
  5. Role of the European Commission as an executing institution of the European Union
  6. Objectives, priorities and structure of the European Commission
  7. Implications of the White Paper on the future of Europe
  8. Key role of the European Parliament
  9. Parliament's legislative capacity and legislative procedures
  10. Role of the Court of Justice as guarantor of legality in the European Union
  11. Reports, regulations and jurisprudence of the Court of Justice
  12. Role of the European Court of Auditors as the EU's financial supervisor
  13. Role of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) as an advisory body to the EU
  14. Europe 2020 Multi-Year Program
  15. Role of the Committee of the Regions of the European Union and his relationship with EU policies and legislation
  16. Areas of cooperation, objectives and strategy of the European Investment Bank
  17. Specialised agencies of the EU
  18. Role of the European Central Bank in the financial and monetary stability of the European Union

Note: EU Foreign Policy is analysed in the course “International economic relations of the European Union.”

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Knowledge Area: Europe.

Examples - Introduction to the EU

BREXIT (UK's departure from the EU)

European Central Bank (ECB)

European Parliament

Court of Justice of the European Union

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