RIT Kosovo™

Introduction

The RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) is Kosovo's only private, nonprofit higher education institution which teaches entirely in the English language. It is also the single institution in Kosovo whose degrees are accredited and recognized world-wide thanks to the partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York.

As an educational institution, we are committed to developing Kosovo’s economy through education. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and measure ourselves against the leading universities of South East Europe and the world.

The RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) student body is comprised of students coming from 17 different countries around the world. RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) delivers the same excellent standard of American higher education that is received by RIT students – the same degree, the same syllabus, the same exams and grading standards – taught by many of the same faculty members.

Our job is to teach our students to the highest international standards. We do not offer any PhDs or other research degrees. We strive to provide an education which puts our students on the same competitive level as their peers from the best universities in the United States and Europe. After graduation, our students are prepared to enter the professional world or move on to postgraduate studies. Our level of success can be measured by the quality of students who graduate. Judging by their great success, we can say that the RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) has been successful in its mission.

RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) offers an American-accredited and internationally-recognized Bachelor’s degree in Applied Arts and Science upon successful completion of the undergraduate program. This degree is awarded by the Rochester Institute of Technology, a US- based university with over 180 years of experience offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States, and around the world.

The structure of the undergraduate academic program is built on an “English-only” instructional model; each student is held at the same high academic standards as those attending classes in the United States. At RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K), students are adults, encouraged to take responsibility for their own success and to develop a sense of themselves as individuals. Students begin their academic career by following a rigorous four-year education program designed to expose them to a wider worldview, sense of curiosity and innovation. During the first two years, students are given a range of courses that also help them to develop a solid base in:

  • Behavioral & Social Science
  • Communications
  • Computer literacy
  • Critical and abstract thinking skills
  • Global issues
  • Liberal Arts & the Humanities
  • Literature
  • Math & Science
  • Problem solving and research skills
  • Spoken and written English

As students enroll to their Junior (3rd) year at RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K), they are able to create an individualized course of study that meets their academic and professional goals. At this time, each student selects a combination of 2 areas of professional concentration and a minor. The concentrations and minors available have been designed to allow students to develop the multidisciplinary knowledge, experience, and skills necessary to start a career in the private sector, public sector, or the media and communication sphere. In addition, any RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) graduate who wishes to do so is well-placed to pursue advanced graduate studies in a range of disciplines.

The academic concentrations offered at RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) are as follows:

Concentrations

  • Economics & Statistics
  • Management
  • Public Policy
  • Multimedia & Visual Communication
  • Minors

Economics International Relations Public Policy

Partnership with RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), one of the largest private universities in the US, administers RIT/A.U.K's curriculum. Founded in 1829, and located in Rochester, New York, RIT is home to over 18,000 students. RIT/A.U.K students have all the attributes that students at RIT have. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements RIT/A.U.K students receive a world-wide recognized American diploma, issued by RIT. They are considered to be part of the same student body, located in different areas. Above all, RIT/A.U.K students get the opportunity to visit any of the RIT campuses for a semester and receive the credits counted toward their degree.

Committed Faculty

While 50 % of the RIT/A.U.K faculty come directly from RIT, the remaining 50 % are recruited from the European and regional countries. The RIT recruitment office insures that all RIT/A.U.K faculty meet the same high standards as those that are required at RIT. Instructors are selected based on their academic knowledge and their hands-on experience. In this way, RIT/A.U.K provides a career oriented education designed to support the Kosovo needs.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Bachelor

Bachelor in Economics and Statistics

Campus Full time 2 - 4 years September 2017 Kosovo Prishtina

The economics concentration emphasizes the quantitative analytical approach to dealing with economic problems in both the public and private sectors, providing students with marketable skills and the intellectual foundation for career growth. [+]

Economics & Statistics Concentration (24 credits) The economics concentration emphasizes the quantitative analytical approach to dealing with economic problems in both the public and private sectors, providing students with marketable skills and the intellectual foundation for career growth. Graduates are prepared for entry-level managerial and analytical positions in both industry and government and to pursue graduate studies in economics, business, and law. The economics curriculum develops communication, computational, and management skills in addition to economic reasoning and quantitative abilities. The program's required courses develop student's abilities to apply economic analysis to real-world problems. Liberal arts courses enhance oral and written communication skills. Business courses include accounting and finance. Quantitative analytical skills are developed by a course sequence that includes computer science, mathematics, and statistics. Pre-requisite course: ECON – 101 Principles of Microeconomics Required courses: ECON – 201 Principles of Macroeconomics* (ECON-101) ECON – 403 Econometrics I* (MTSC – 112 and MTSC – 211) ECON – 431 Monetary Analysis and Policy* (ECON-101 and ECON-201) ECON – 444 Public Finance* (ECON-101 and ECON-201) ECON – 448 Development Economics* (ECON-101 and ECON-201) Electives: ECON – 441 Labor Economics* (ECON-101 and ECON-201) ECON – 421 Natural Resource Economics* (ECON-101 and ECON-201) ECON – 405 International Trade and Finance* (ECON-101 and ECON-201) ECON – 422 Benefit-Cost Analysis* (ECON-101 and ECON-201) *These courses have prerequisites or co-requisites as noted in parentheses. [-]

Bachelor in Management

Campus Full time 2 - 4  September 2017 Kosovo Prishtina

The management concentration prepares students for management and specialist careers in a variety of enterprises and organizations. Students develop the skills and concepts needed to become effective leaders, ethical decision makers, and creative innovators. [+]

Management Concentration (24 credits) The management concentration prepares students for management and specialist careers in a variety of enterprises and organizations. Students develop the skills and concepts needed to become effective leaders, ethical decision makers, and creative innovators. The management curriculum provides both depth and flexibility in its offerings so that students may maximize their educational experience. Required courses: BUSI – 205 Managing the Workforce ACBS – 201 Financial Accounting * (BUSI – 205) ACBS – 203 Managerial Accounting * (ACBS – 201) Electives: BUSI – 221 New Venture Development * (ACBS – 201) BUSI – 361 Marketing Principles* (BUSI – 205) BUSI – 263 Advertising Principles* (BUSI-361) HRDE – 386 Human Resource Management* (BUSI – 205) ACBS – 353 Management Science * (MCTS - 211) BUSI – 450 Intro to Logistics and Transportation * (BUSI – 205) BUSI – 410 Project Management* (BUSI – 205) *These courses have prerequisites or co-requisites as noted in parentheses. [-]

Bachelor in Multimedia and Visual Communication

Campus Full time 2 - 4 years September 2017 Kosovo Prishtina

Multimedia and Visual Communication concentration at RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) is designed with the future in mind. The course sequencing prepares students with targeted aspects of web design and development, print design and multimedia production, communication techniques and digital asset management. [+]

Multimedia and Visual Communication Concentration (24 credits) Multimedia and Visual Communication concentration at RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) is designed with the future in mind. Students are prepared with the theoretical framework and hands-on technical skills needed to organize, design and communicate ideas and information in the 21st century global market and to meet the projected national market needs in the greater Kosovo region in the fields of IT and communication. It is also an excellent compendium to RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K)'s other concentration offerings and provides a useful skill set for private and family business operations. The course sequencing prepares students with targeted aspects of web design and development, print design and multimedia production, communication techniques and digital asset management. A student successfully completing the Multimedia and Visual Communication concentration will have developed vital skills in the fields of IT, graphic design, media management, communications, as well as developed essential skills for the private business sector. Required courses: TCOM – 270 Effective Web Design 1 TCOM – 271 Effective Web Design 2 Electives: ISTE – 140 Web I ISTE – 141 Web II ISTE – 260 Designing the User Experience* TCOM – 380 Design for Print and Web TCOM – 383 Designing Vector Graphics TCOM – 365 Video Productions *These courses have prerequisites or co-requisites as noted in parentheses. [-]

Bachelor in Public Policy

Campus Full time 2 - 4 years September 2017 Kosovo Prishtina

This concentration provides students with a clear understanding of public policy, the policy process, and policy analysis. Students have the opportunity to develop perspectives on a variety of contemporary public policy issues [+]

Public Policy Concentration (24 credits) This concentration provides students with a clear understanding of public policy, the policy process, and policy analysis. Students have the opportunity to develop perspectives on a variety of contemporary public policy issues, especially those that emerge from scientific and technological advancements. At the heart of the concentration is the Foundations of Public Policy (PUBL – 101) course, where students are introduced to the concept of public policy and the policy making process. The roles of stakeholders and interest groups are discussed in the context of contemporary cases in various policy arenas. Students are also introduced to some of the methodologies associated with policy analysis. Additional courses are offered from the areas of sociology; political science; and science, technology, and society. The Public Policy Analysis course of study is offered especially for students who are considering the MS in public policy or who have an interest in analytical tools. Required course: PUBL – 101 Foundations of Public Policy Electives: STSO – 421 Environmental Policies PUBL – 301 Public Policy Analysis* (PUBL-101) POLS – 220 Global Political Economy* (POLS-120) POLS – 345 Politics and Public Policy* (POLS-120) PUBL – 210 Introductions to Qualitative Policy Analysis SOCI – 340 Urban Planning and Policy* (SOCI-102) PUBL – 201 Ethics, Values and Public Policy STSO – 201 Science and Technology Policy STSO – 421 Energy Policies *These courses have prerequisites or co-requisites as noted in parentheses. [-]

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The American University in Kosovo

Address Dr. Shpëtim Robaj 21
Pristina 10000, Kosovo
Website http://aukonline.org/
Phone +381 38 608608