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Online Course: The European Union

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

The main objective of the Professional Course “Introduction to the European Union and their Institutions” (3 ECTS, Online) taught by EENI Global Business School 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

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E-learning Courses, Diplomas (Global Business, Foreign Trade)

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  1. Credits: 3 ECTS
  2. Duration: 3 weeks. Requires an average dedication of 12 hours per week
  3. Total Tuition Fees: EUR 72
  4. The Student can begin the Course at any time (Online Enrolment) and study from anywhere in the world without any displacement
  5. Download the syllabus of the Course (PDF)

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

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English

  1. Also, available in 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
  2. For improving the international communication skills, the student has free access to the learning materials in these languages (free multilingual training).

The course contains exercises that are evaluated, which the student must work out and pass to obtain the Diploma of the Professional Course: “Introduction to the European Union and their Institutions” issued by EENI Global Business School.

Diploma of Master, Doctorate in International Business

The Online Professional Course “Introduction to the European Union and their Institutionsbelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

  1. Masters: Business in Europe, International Business, Foreign Trade
  2. EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in International Business for the Students from the European Union, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade European Union
  3. Doctorates: European Business, World Trade

Students who have taken this Professional Course (Introduction to the European Union and their Institutions) can validate and register for a Master or Doctorate at EENI.

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Subjects and aims of the Professional Course

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. The 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 the Western Civilisation (PDF)
    1. Christianity in Europe

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

  1. To analyse the basic principles and functioning of the EU
  2. To understand the basic concepts of the 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- Institutions of the European Union (EU).

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

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

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

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

Knowledge Area: Europe.

Examples - Introduction to the EU

BREXIT (UK departure from the EU)

European Central Bank (ECB). Eurozone. EU Economic and Monetary Union

European Parliament

Court of Justice, European Union, Procedures, Principles established by jurisprudence



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