Libertas International University

Introduction
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DIU Libertas International University is the first Croatian private university. Following the ancient tradition of Dubrovnik, the founders of DIU Libertas have designed its study programs as a modern version of diplomacy, international relations, international business and economics. Since its beginnings, the university has been focused on educating young experts in the fields of international relations and diplomacy, and international business and economics. Due to its commitment and an outstanding staff selection, and by adopting the most up-to-date forms and methods of teaching, the university educates professionals who are ready to take the leading roles in the globalized world.

At DIU Libertas classes are taught in small groups, and knowledge is acquired through an active approach to relevant topics. Students are equal participants in the process of education, and not mere passive observers that reproduce other people's knowledge and ideas.

Team work is emphasized, but at the same time special attention is paid to an individualized approach to every student, his or her intellectual needs, and affinities. Debates, problem solving, and simulations of real diplomatic or business problems are what makes the classrooms at DIU Libertas different, and what attracts more and more Croatian as well as foreign students.

DIU Libertas diploma is a passport that allows its students to continue their studies at any of European or the world universities. DIU Libertas alumni are successful people who either continue their studies abroad or work for world renowned organizations.

The biggest strength of DIU Libertas are its distinguished professors who possess outstanding academic and professional experience. DIU Libertas team of renowned international scholars includes professors that have taught or are currently teaching at Harvard University, Princeton University, Georgetown University, London School of Economics, Sorbonne University, New York University, Virginia School of Law, and other leading institutions of higher education in Europe, the United States and other parts of the world. Besides, it includes present and former Ambassadors, Ministers, economists, executive directors, experts in international law, military generals, artistic directors, representatives to the UN, OSCE and IMF, and other prominent international institutions. This combination of academic excellence and real-world experience ensures that our study programs balance the theoretical with the practical.

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Values

DIU Libertas International University is an independent institution founded under the auspices of The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, aiming at providing top quality education to students at all study levels. The mission of DIU Libertas:

  • to ensure top quality education in international relations and diplomacy, international business and economics, theatre, and health science;
  • to provide an individualized approach, encourage independent work and research, and develop analytical and critical thinking skills necessary for success in today's world;
  • to carry out scientific research and projects on current global political and economic issues;
  • to organize international workshops, symposiums, and conferences in the field of international relations and diplomacy, and international business and economics;
  • to organize events that promote positive values such as world peace and cross-cultural dialogue;
  • to educate young leaders in an environment that encourages dialogue and respect for differences, and mutual solidarity.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Bachelor of Science International Business

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Croatia Dubrovnik

The DIU LIBERTAS International Business and Economics undergraduate program focuses on providing students with the knowledge and skills essential in international markets, thereby responding to the specific needs of firms dealing with international business and trade. The program is envisioned as combining theoretical understanding with practical knowledge, so that the education gained can be applied to professional challenges in international business and trade. [+]

Why study Recent events in national and global marketplaces have underscored the volatility, connectivity and influence of the international economic system. Traditionally, economics has been principally concerned with the study of human behavior and its social implications. Yet increasingly, economists and businesses are also tackling critical global issues, from managing rising income inequality, to examining the incredible and ever growing network of global trade, to responding to environmental degradation. As the issues in international economics and business expand in scope and complexity, it is of vital necessity to educate new generations of leaders in the fields of politics, business and economics who have a solid understanding of economic concepts and of the important role economic processes play in international affairs. Indeed, in its Lisbon Agenda, the European Union has recognized that the primary way to increase competitiveness and to ensure growth in the global economic system is through education and knowledge. The example of the European Union has demonstrated that business people with topical economic knowledge and skills are crucial elements in successful integration and performance in a common economic market. The knowledge necessary to conduct business in these new, global markets is missing in the labor markets of Eastern, Southern, and Southeastern Europe. A very small fraction of people in the labor market is focused on international business. The DIU LIBERTAS International Business and Economics undergraduate program focuses on providing students with the knowledge and skills essential in international markets, thereby responding to the specific needs of firms dealing with international business and trade. The program is envisioned as combining theoretical understanding with practical knowledge, so that the education gained can be applied to professional challenges in international business and trade. Graduates of the program will be equipped to work for firms dealing with international business, institutions dealing with analysis and consulting in international economic affairs, as well as state and international organizations focused on the international economy (particularly the WTO and the EU). The new wave of globalization, besides updating and supplementing old theories, calls for the development of entirely new theories. It must be pointed out that an understanding of the challenges of the modern world requires an interdisciplinary approach fueled by knowledge of not only economics, but political science, law, history, and other social and human sciences. Rather than focusing on a specific skill or an aspect of international business, DIU LIBERTAS offers a program that is like no other in the region, as it gives its students a possibility to study international business in an interesting, interactive and flexible environment. The main focus of this program is to prepare students to succeed in the global market by increasing the competitiveness of their firms and national economies, and to provide them with the right tools that will help them shape their future careers in international organizations and private sector firms. Upon completion of this study program, students will be able to work in: Croatian and foreign companies specialized in international trade and finance Croatian and foreign institutions specialized in international business analysis and consultancy Governmental bodies dealing with international economic relations Domestic and international trade Chambers of commerce Ministries' departments dealing with international business International economic, trade and financial organizations [-]

Bachelor of Science International Relations (Diplomacy)

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Croatia Dubrovnik

The aim of the school is to provide students from Croatia and abroad with education in various academic disciplines of international relations and diplomacy. Being aware of the importance of an academic exchange, Libertas has established cooperation with some of the world’s most prestigious universities teaching those disciplines. [+]

Why study Contemporary world is characterized by both globalization and integration processes which affect almost all areas of human life. The issues foreign policy makers deal with today influence more and more lives of ordinary people. The governments are no more able to solve some problems individually, such as international terrorism or climate change. This new situation has lead to increased importance of international relations, and at the same time created the need for experts who will not only be able to understand those issues, but also find solutions and answers to contemporary challenges. The aim of the school is to provide students from Croatia and abroad with education in various academic disciplines of international relations and diplomacy. Being aware of the importance of an academic exchange, Libertas has established cooperation with some of the world’s most prestigious universities teaching those disciplines. The program has been designed in accordance with similar academic programs at other international universities. Students will earn 180 ECTS points and will be able to continue their studies at university degree programs at Libertas or other institutions of higher education in Croatia, Europe or the rest of the world. Our alumni study diplomacy at the graduate level in China, Russia, America, Austria, and Croatia. Students can adapt their study program to their personal interests in the field of international relations. This provides them with the opportunity to work more intensely on some specific areas of the field of diplomacy and international relations. Upon completion of the study program, students will be able to perform the following less complex tasks* in: Ministries of the foreign affairs International departments of various ministries International organizations such as UN, EU bodies, OSCE... International NGOs Multinational organizations International media Export companies Diplomacy (economic, cultural, political) *less complex tasks involve business correspondence, assistance in organizing international events, apprenticeship in international organizations and bodies and assisting in their work, data search, preparing materials for various events, note taking in meetings, technical support, preparing information for negotiations etc. [-]

Bachelor of Science Tourism and Hotel Management

Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Croatia Dubrovnik + 1 more

The undergraduate programme in Tourism and Hotel management is a modern and attractive study programme, aimed at all those who recognise tourism and hospitality as the growing and prominent branch of the Croatian economy. [+]

Why study? The undergraduate programme in Tourism and Hotel management is a modern and attractive study programme, aimed at all those who recognise tourism and hospitality as the growing and prominent branch of the Croatian economy. One of the main advantages of the programme is the orientation of its courses toward practical contents taught by its teachers, renowned Croatian experts and economists. All courses are taught by experts who also participate in the business practices in their particular areas of expertise (and in which they have made considerable achievements). Theoretical courses are taught by experienced lecturers, most of whom have permanent teaching positions. The main courses include areas of economics, finance, marketing, human resource management, sociology, strategic planning, quantitative methodology and sector research in the various fields of tourism and hospitality. Student performance includes individual and group work, research and public presentations of results, both in written and oral forms. Students are encouraged to actively participate in their own education and develop skills and competences under professional guidance, necessary to conduct modern business practices on the European and global tourism market. Upon completion of the study programme the students will be able to perform the following tasks: management jobs in tourism and hospitality jobs related to strategic planning in promotion of the Croatian tourism product higher responsibility jobs in the private and public sector and professional associations associated with tourism and hospitality jobs related to destination marketing and management jobs in human resource management and in tourism destination administration, organisations aimed at entertainment, sports and recreation, culture and other jobs within a tourism destination and hospitality facilities jobs in organisation and management of business processes in tourism for the needs of public administration, tourism boards, local administration, ministry and related public and private institutions [-]

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