VERN’ University of Applied Sciences started operating as a higher-educational institution in 2000. and it is the oldest and the biggest private higher institution in Croatia. Today VERN’ has: more than 2.100 students and 4.000 alumni; around 200 lecturers and 13 study programs. In cooperation with international partner UBI from Brussels we preform joint international MBA study.
VERN’ has 7 undergraduate programs: Entrepreneurship Economics; Tourism and Hotel Management; Business IT; Journalism; Technical Management; The Public Relations and Media Studies; Film, television and multimedia, and 6 specialist professional graduate study programs: Accounting and Finance; Entrepreneurial Management; Managing Business Communications; Managing Sustainable Tourism Development; IT Management; Human Resources Managment.
As the first Croatian private business school of higher education, VERN’ has started its academic existence with the professional studies of Entrepreneurship Economics, a study program that today represents the backbone of VERN’s undergraduate study programs and business culture promoted by the VERN’s educational programs. VERN’s target product is the transferred knowledge; knowledge that can be highly applied in business practice. Namely, these are applicable multi-disciplinary business skills based on economic, legal, communications and other theories of essential significance for business practice, which are acquired through interactive study in one of the undergraduate and graduate studies through problem-solving concept of teaching in small study groups.
Our general and particular as well as educational, business and institutional goals are inspired and harmonized with the declared vision, mission and values. VERN’ is strategically focused on education that gives values and competences needed for students and teachers in the accomplishments of their personal life aspirations and career potentials, as well as the social community’s well-being. It is our institutional goal to enable good-quality, efficient and international higher education which contributes to competitiveness of the Croatia society.