American University of Central Asia (AUCA)

Introduction

AUCA is based in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic and is an international and multi-disciplinary learning community, which provides top-flight English-language higher education in the American liberal arts tradition. AUCA is committed to freedom of expression, critical inquiry, and academic honesty.

*** The new AUCA campus is the most innovative public building in Central Asia and offers state-of-the-art facilities to our students.

AUCA is the first university in Central Asia to offer US accredited degrees in liberal arts programs through a partnership with Bard College in the United States.

Ranking; Bard College was ranked #45 in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges in National Liberal Arts Colleges in US.

QS University Rankings: AUCA is ranked among the top 10 Central Asian universities and the top 100 from Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

A AUCA liberal arts education means that students receive a broad education, but also deeply explore and produce research in one subject, their major. AUCA offers 13 Undergraduate Programs: Anthropology, Applied Math and Informatics, Applied Geology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, International and Business Law, International and Comparative Politics, Journalism and Mass Communication, Liberal Arts, Psychology, Sociology and Sciences Radio/TV/Cinema,.

AUCA has developed new programs to meet the needs of the community it serves, including a Masters of Law (LLM), Master of Arts in Central Asian Studies, Master of Arts in Psychology, Master of Arts in Economics and Master of Business Administration.

In addition to Bard, AUCA maintains partnerships with many universities for exchange programs and organizations worldwide, including in Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and many others. The University enrolls students from more than 15 countries, with the majority coming from Central Asia. In addition, the University provides financial aid for many of its students.

The success of AUCA is evident in its 2,700 graduates, who have continued their education at well-respected universities like Harvard, Yale, Indiana University, the Sorbonne, Cambridge, and Central European University. AUCA graduates can also be found working at prestigious organizations across the globe, including the BBC, Citibank, Cisco Systems, Deloitte & Touche, Google, IBM, USAID, World Bank.

AUCA’s mission is to train the next generation of bright minded and critical thinking youth, and we hope that you will want to be a part of what we offer.

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Bachelor in Anthropology

Campus Full time September 2017 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

This is the first anthropology department in Central Asia and one of the first in the entire post-Soviet region to give students comprehensive training in anthropology, focusing on independent and analytical learning. [+]

Why Anthropology? This is the first anthropology department in Central Asia and one of the first in the entire post-Soviet region to give students comprehensive training in anthropology, focusing on independent and analytical learning. Anthropology concerns the study of human thinking, activity and communication in its social, ecological, biological, political, economic, and psychological contexts. It is one of the most wide-ranging of the academic disciplines. Anthropology is a highly international field that promotes intercultural cooperation and contemporary human development. AUCA is aiming towards a four-field department, where four sub fields of anthropology are represented: cultural anthropology, archaeology, linguistic anthropology, and physical anthropology. What is taught? In anthropology courses, the students learn about religion, economics, society, politics, art, family structures, social relations, food, and more as they pertain to many cultures in the world. Anthropology courses examine the similarities and differences between all cultures. What are the learning outcomes? Aside from learning interesting things about Central Asia and the world, anthropology also teaches you important skills – how to talk to people and get reliable information; how to ask questions about culture and behavior; how to understand why people think, believe, and act in the ways that they do. We can apply these skills to a range of issues in the modern world. Because anthropology is the study of various aspects of culture with an anthropology degree you can still be a specialist in economics, business, politics, religion, art, or whatever interest you may have. Anthropology teaches you about other cultures, but what it really teaches you is a set of skills for learning about culture. This means that now, if you are interested in economics, you can study economics through anthropology; but if, in ten or twenty years you suddenly become interested in art, health, or politics, then you have the anthropological skills to study those topics as well. Where do graduates work and study? Anthropology skills are particularly useful in jobs involving relations among indigenous communities, political and economic institutions, and in jobs where promoting intercultural communication and the understanding of cultural diversity are important. With a degree in anthropology you will be prepared not only for overseas study, but also for working with NGOs, international organizations, businesses, tourism, local companies, and many other places. In the world anthropologists are increasingly being hired in contexts where businesspeople, doctors, lawyers, politicians, city planners, and others are required to work with a multi-cultural community. [-]

Bachelor in Applied Geology

Campus Full time September 2017 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

The mission of the AUCA’s Applied Geology Department is to educate a new generation of applied geosciences students to meet current and future mining industrial challenges. [+]

Why Applied Geology? The mission of the AUCA’s Applied Geology Department is to educate a new generation of applied geosciences students to meet current and future mining industrial challenges. Due to Bard College partnership, that will prepare students to practice gained knowledge and competencies both in Central Asia and abroad. Applied Geology looks at how geological issues affect the lives of human beings. It studies the effects of naturally- occurring geological hazards, such as landslides and volcanic eruptions, environmental problems from such areas as waste disposal and groundwater contamination, and looks at how to manage and access natural resources, such as petroleum and minerals. What is taught? Students will study the basic curriculum required for any specialist with an advanced (higher education) degree in Applied Geology. You’ll gain a thorough and practical understanding of Earth processes, and how to apply this knowledge to human-related issues such as mineral deposits, slope stability or environmental problems. You’ll also learn the skills you’ll need in the workforce, like field observations, geological mapping, and using remote sensing technologies. The style of teaching in our courses is interactive, problem and assignment oriented; teaching in English provides unlimited access to the latest and new curricula, courseware and textbooks, which reflect fast changing landscape and trends of mining technology, geosciences and environment. Knowledge of English and other foreign languages will give our graduates an opportunity to compete in global labor market and to work in any foreign companies. What are the learning outcomes? The Applied Geology Department is designed to enable graduates to meet the following outcomes: can produce a written report summarizing and critically evaluating geologic data; can use quantitative methods to solve geologic issues; can evaluate and interpret spatial geologic data; can work with basic geologic equipment and have an ability to effectively communicate with both individually and within multi-disciplinary teams. Where do graduates work and study? Our graduates will be able to work in mining industry of Central Asia countries and worldwide companies, oil and gas companies, other international and local organizations, private companies and governmental institutions. Bard degree of Bachelor of Arts issued for our program graduates is also a good starting point to continue educational journey by joining MS or PhD programs of other universities on global level. [-]

Bachelor in Applied Mathematics and Informatics

Campus Full time September 2017 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

Google runs on math. Finance and banking run on math. The digital world is math. [+]

Why Applied Mathematics and Informatics? Google runs on math. Finance and banking run on math. The digital world is math. Galileo Galilei even said that nature itself formulates its laws from the language of mathematics. The Department of Applied Mathematics and Informatics will give you the tools that you need to understand the complex systems that run the world, and build the systems that will run the 21st century. What is taught? In short, you will study mathematical models. Mathematical models fuel our global economy, and you will study financial markets, assessment of banking and insurance risks, and management of large systems. Mathematical models also help us predict the world around us and keep us safe, so you will learn how to build models to predict earthquakes, tsunamis, and environmental systems. Underlying these models is a concrete foundation of mathematics taught by an outstanding faculty, including: mathematical analysis, differential equations, probability theory, mathematical statistics, numerical mathematics, data structures and algorithms, programming in high-level languages, basics of software engineering and many others. What are the learning outcomes? You will be able to analyze and build models that describe the world around us. Employers such as the National Statistics Office, international banks and investment firms, IT and software development firms, and many others will compete to have your level of mathematics and English. You will be able to work in many different industries, to be involved in interdisciplinary projects, and the demand for the skills you acquire will never diminish. Where can graduates work and study? Mathematical modeling is a new program at AUCA, but has served well those who have studied it seriously in the past. Past heads of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, Ulan Sarbanov and Bakytgul Jeenbaeva, both studied mathematical modeling. In addition Murat Shaimkulov, Kuvat Kanimetiov, and Jetigen Bakirov are all in positions of influence in the government. Finally, AUCA graduate Tilek Mamutov, who has a mathematical background through Software Engineering, is currently an employee for Google in Europe. Graduates can work in the banking industry, consulting, insurance and audit companies, industrial firms, serve as business and system-analysts, database designers. Graduates will earn a Bard diploma, and can also continue their studies at MA and Ph.D. programs in business, economics, applied mathematics, and computer sciences at universities in the USA, England, and Germany. [-]

Bachelor in Economics

Campus Full time September 2017 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

If you major in economics, you will be prepared to contribute to the economic development of Kyrgyz Republic and other transition countries, like CIS countries. [+]

Why Economics? If you major in economics, you will be prepared to contribute to the economic development of Kyrgyz Republic and other transition countries, like CIS countries. You will be prepared to work in banking, business, and the public sector. You will take classes in a variety of subjects that all relate to economics, like business, mathematics, and international comparative politics. Economics courses can also be combined with other fields of study. If you choose to major in Economics, you will have an advantage in your career and in graduate school. What is taught? If you are interested in a professional or professional career and you are ambitious, you are well suited for our full-time bachelor of arts program. Classes, taught in English, cover theoretical and applied economics. You will learn how Kyrgyz Republic as a transition economy has opportunities for development in global markets. You will also learn about how other Central Asia counties will meet future economic challenges. What are the learning outcomes? Upon graduation from the program, you will have gained critical analysis and research skills, English fluency and strong writing skills, deep understanding of the Economics, as well as the economic way of thinking. The program prepares students to effectively address private and public policy problems by teaching them how to analyze a wide range of issues from an economic perspective and by proposing appropriate decisions. Where do graduates work and study? If you will be successful graduate of the Economic program, you will be qualified to apply for masters and doctoral program in Economics and related fields. Previous graduates have been successful applicants to graduate programs of the universities in the USA, Canada, Holland, Scotland, Great Britain, Finland, German, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. These graduate programs can lead to challenging careers in international and local financial and economic organizations, in higher. [-]

Bachelor in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

Campus Full time September 2017 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

The establishing of the EMSD program was prompted by Central Asia’s need for environmental experts and AUCA’s mission to support the region’s transition to a development path that balances social, economic and environmental interests. [+]

Why Environmental Management and Sustainable Development? The establishing of the EMSD program was prompted by Central Asia’s need for environmental experts and AUCA’s mission to support the region’s transition to a development path that balances social, economic and environmental interests. This program perfectly fits the AUCA and Bard College’s missions of training enlightened and impassioned leaders, who think globally and act this out locally in the specific conditions of Central Asia. The aim is to train responsible managers who master the tools of sustainable development and who also have a thorough understanding of environmental issues. What is taught? This course is in line with a new need on the part of companies: today firms have to integrate environmental considerations into their development and investment strategies. Courses address sustainability and the managerial, legal, and ethical aspects of the environment policies. This is the perfect major for students who wish to work in the field of sustainable development for a better tomorrow. This programme focuses on developing country issues, and applicable to environmental studies worldwide, and draws on natural resource institute's unrivalled pool of expertise in issues of sustainable development, climate and other environmental change, environmental management, environmental data collection and analysis. Teaching and learning includes a variety of educational styles including seminars, lectures, group work, assignments and tutorials; teaching in English provides unlimited access to the latest and new curricula, courseware and textbooks, which reflect fast changing landscape and trends of sustainability, environmental studies and science. Knowledge of English and other foreign languages will give our graduates an opportunity to compete in global labor market and to work in any foreign companies. What are the learning outcomes? The EMSD Program is designed to enable graduates to meet the following outcomes: students will gain a deep understanding of sustainability and environmental management issues; they will be adaptable towards millennium challenges, capable of both communicating and learning across a number of disciplines, and have a strong orientation towards problem solving and quantitative methods; and have an ability to effectively communicate with both individually and within multi-disciplinary teams. Where do graduates work and study? Our graduates will able to work in international environmental organizations, in environmental protection field, governmental institutions, mining industry, private companies and, other international and local organizations. Bard degree of Bachelor of Arts issued for our Program graduates is also a good starting point to continue educational journey by joining MS or PhD programs of other universities on global level. [-]

Bachelor in European Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

Europe has played a central role in international affairs throughout modern history and is now at a particularly fateful moment in its own evolution. Its experiment in creating a new form of continental interstate system has reached a critical stage. Studying Europe, in all its robust diversity, is fascinating for its own sake and remains an exc [+]

Why European Studies? Europe has played a central role in international affairs throughout modern history and is now at a particularly fateful moment in its own evolution. Its experiment in creating a new form of continental interstate system has reached a critical stage. Studying Europe, in all its robust diversity, is fascinating for its own sake and remains an excellent foundation for a career in the international field. What is taught? All required courses are taught in English. In addition, our students learn Spanish, French and German. This shall provide our students with bilingual perspective on Europe. Overall, the European Studies comprise History, Culture, Literature, Politics, Geography, Society, Law and European Language Component including disciplines. What are the learning outcomes? European Studies offers a unique opportunity to specialize in the area of European culture and history, languages and literatures, politics and societies. The department addresses contemporary Europe in frameworks of analysis that provides an integrated approach to the various topics with a European 'focus' in English and European languages. European Studies department of AUCA is the first one in whole Central Asia dealing with “European Issues”. Where do graduates work and study? The main goal of our department is promoting of European norms, values and multiculturalism Our Alumni are already working and continuing their education in the different parts of the world. Even now being a part of European Studies department our students are making their internships, working, visiting summer schools in Europe. If you are enthusiastic and active person who doesn't’ like to waste her/his time join us! [-]

Bachelor in International and Business Law

Campus Full time September 2017 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

The mission of the AUCA International and Business Law Department is to educate lawyers through a program emphasizing the acquisition of independent, analytical learning skills and practical skills ... [+]

Why International and Business Law? The mission of the AUCA International and Business Law Department is to educate lawyers through a program emphasizing the acquisition of independent, analytical learning skills and practical skills within a liberal arts framework in order to prepare them to practice law in the countries of Central Asia and internationally and to be active citizens committed to the construction of a civil society in Central Asia. What is taught? Students will study general subjects necessary for any specialist with higher education in humanities and special legal subjects. Knowledge of English and other foreign languages will give our graduates an opportunity to work with foreign companies, to use international documents and other sources of information in original. The system of required and elective (on students’ choice) courses will contribute to students’ independence and will provide students with a wide range of various subjects. In order for preparing practicing lawyers our curriculum includes skills courses and specialization start from second year of studying. The style of teaching more interactive, problem oriented, skills encouraging. What are the learning outcomes? The IBL Department is designed to enable graduates to meet the following outcomes: be able to analyze and asses the law; have a comparative view of different legal systems and comprehensive understanding of legal sources; conduct thorough legal research, find applicable law, correctly interpret and apply the law to different practical situations; be able to develop, structure and organize legal arguments in writing together with drafting various legal documents; have an ability to effectively communicate with, interview, consult and serve clients. Where do graduates work and study? Our graduates went to study for LLM degree and doctoral programs in International and European Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and other fields at such universities as Indiana, CEU, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, Leiden, Moscow State University, MSIIR (MGIMO), to name a few, in the US, Europe and Asia. Graduates work in international and local organizations, private legal firms and governmental institutions, higher education and market. [-]

Bachelor in International and Comparative Politics

Campus Full time September 2017 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

The ICP program offers a rigorous training program on political science, international relations and comparative politics. [+]

Why International and Comparative Politics? The ICP program offers a rigorous training program on political science, international relations and comparative politics. The program is designed for those who are eager to learn the essence of politics at both domestic and international level and are keen to make difference in their communities, countries and the world. Students will encounter entertaining, though challenging, learning process facilitated by professors from Kyrgyzstan, USA and other countries. All ICP courses are offered in English. What is taught? The courses offered by the ICP program range from Central Asian Politics to Geopolitics of Eurasia, to Electoral Politics, to Islam and Politics, International Organizations and many others. These courses generally fall into one of the tracks of International Relations, Political Science, Comparative Politics or Political Economy. Attending the ICO courses, you will learn about the new “Great Game” of Central Asia, where emerging powers like Russia, Iran, and China compete with the United States for influence. You will analyze how a new state like Kyrgyzstan tries to assert its own national identity, craft a better constitution, and forge an effective democracy. What are the learning outcomes? While different in content, all the ICP courses are similar in their goal of preparing young professionals with critical and analytical approach to learning, multi-dimensional knowledge and dedication to serve the community. The successful graduates of the ICP program have very strong background knowledge on politics, both domestic and international, and possess a wide range of skills important in the current labor market. Where do graduates work and study? The graduates of the ICP program are well-trained specialists able to work in a variety of spheres, including the government, international organizations, diplomacy, and so on. The organizations that employ the ICP graduates include the UNDP, Soros Kyrgyzstan Foundation, OSCE, the Kyrgyz government as well as political, business and research organizations outside Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia. Also many ICP graduates continue their study in various graduate programs of the top universities around the world, including Indiana University (USA), London School of Economics (UK), University of Tsukuba (Japan) and many others. [-]

Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communications

Campus Full time September 2017 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

Journalism and Mass Communications is the practice of investigation and reporting of events, issues, and trends to a broad audience. [+]

Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communications WHAT IS JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS? Journalism and Mass Communications is the practice of investigation and reporting of events, issues, and trends to a broad audience. While journalism focuses on the written product (e.g. news­paper articles), mass communications involve a broad range of publications from writing to broadcasting. ABOUT US The AUCA Journalism and Mass Communication Department has been training and educating competent media professionals since 1997. The Program’s graduates have proved their professionalism working as reporters, staff writers, editors, public relations and communications specialists. They succeed in many organizations such as NTS TV, NBT TV, Pyramida TV, 5 Kanal, Raketa TV, Vecherny Bishkek daily, Internews, Helvetas, Swiss cooperation in Central Asia, Associated Press, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, international organizations such as Soros Foundation, Eurasia Foundation and the like. A number of JMC graduates continued their studies in leading American and European universities and some of them returned to their alma mater to teach in the department. In June 2012, the Journalism and Mass Communications Department received a five-year license to prepare specialists in journalism and mass communications field. The Journalism and Mass Communications Program has also been accepted to receive accreditation with Bard College (USA). It created an opportunity for the students to obtain a US-accredited degree and make their education more competitive, not only in Central Asian market but in the global one as well. Currently the Journalism and Mass Communications Program offers courses in such high-demand areas as public relations, advertising, mass culture and media/communication studies. In 2012 Journalism and Mass Communications Department has received a technical grant from American Schools & Hospitals Abroad Program of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) consisting of new Mac workstations, HP workstations, MacBooks as well as professional Canon photo cameras and professional video cameras JVC. In fall 2012 Journalism and Mass Communications Department has established a new multimedia center with all equipment available for students of Journalism and Mass Communications Program to master techniques of producing video and audio. YOUR POSSIBILITIES The department is committed to teaching students the skills and the tools of journalism and mass communications field to meet the highest standards of the industry. The Program helps students develop abilities to think critically, to communicate clearly, to understand the ethical dimensions of the decisions they make, and to fully recognize the role of media in a free society. JMC offers students facilities and resources to develop hands-on journalistic skills along with their regular course work. The students benefit from AUCA TV where they develop and hone their reporting skills. They also practice writing and producing the student newspaper The New Star. Others gain experience through hands-on practice at the AUCA Public Relations Office. Some students contribute to production of the Alumni Magazine. The new multimedia center with modern equipment is open for all students of the department to master their skills in photo, video and audio. The Program will continue streamlining its structure and content in the upcoming years to keep up with rapidly changing media in the Central Asian region and the world. JMC works closely with different media outlets, organizing regular student meetings with media and PR professionals and providing tours to professional news facilities. The intent is to help students understand the conditions local journalists work in today and the news generation process. Such meetings also help students identify job opportunities and get work placement and internships. [-]

Bachelor in Liberal Arts & Sciences

Campus Full time September 2017 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

Liberal arts and sciences degree focuses on learning methods where students will be involved in critical thinking and problem solving strategies. [+]

Why Liberal Arts and Sciences? Liberal arts and sciences degree focuses on learning methods where students will be involved in critical thinking and problem solving strategies. You will have a good opportunity to examine questions from diverse disciplinary points of view. This new program offers you to choose a concentration from any proposed fields of study like American Studies, Anthropology, Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, European Studies, International and Comparative Politics, Human Rights, Mass Communications, Mathematical Modeling in Natural and Social Sciences, Psychology and Sociology. What is taught? LAS program is aimed to meet your curiosity in learning at AUCA. You will study different subjects from general education courses, which will enrich your knowledge and develop the skills you need. You will study required courses in your concentration after studying Concepts of Modern Arts, Historical Thinking, Concepts of Modern Sciences and Globalization and Social Sciences. What are the learning outcomes? Upon successful completion of your study you will be able to communicate effectively in English through written and oral communication, think critically and exercise problem-solving strategies by using thoughtful and logical reasoning skills such as problem identification and analysis, and solution formulation, implementation, and assessment using integrated interdisciplinary approaches. You will also learn how to use appropriate technologies and methods to conduct research and present your work effectively to meet academic, professional and personal needs. [-]

Bachelor in Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

Department of Psychology at the American University of Central Asia opens the doors to one of the most challenging and rewarding professional fields today. [+]

Why Psychology? Department of Psychology at the American University of Central Asia opens the doors to one of the most challenging and rewarding professional fields today. Our students learn the necessary skills to assist people in improving their mental health, managing human resources and organizations, running business and working in politics. Our graduates can apply their knowledge and skills to many different professional specializations like organizational behavior, counseling, public relations, social work, human resources, education, and much more. What is taught? Psychology program in AUCA offers students a solid educational background in traditional science and liberal arts followed by more in-depth knowledge, skills, and expertise that are necessary for success in one of many specializations in psychology. What are the learning outcomes? Psychology program in AUCA offers students a solid educational background in traditional science and liberal arts followed by more in-depth knowledge, skills, and expertise that are necessary for success in one of many specializations in psychology. Where do graduates work and study? Many graduates went to study for masters and doctoral programs in Psychology, Social Work, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Marriage/Family Therapy, Gender Studies, Business Administration, Film Industry and other fields at such universities as Purdue, Indiana, CEU, and Moscow State University. Graduates work in business and industry, international organizations, higher education, market and government policy research, banking, and consulting agencies. [-]

Bachelor in Radio, TV and Cinema Department

Campus Full time September 2017 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

Why Radio, TV and Cinema Department? The mission of the Department of "Radio, Television and Cinema" is to provide the educational needs in the field of Radio, Television and Film and the training of specialists of the media industry on a professional level. Radio, television and cinema, and media industry have a long history, wonderful present and a bright future, for which the... [+]

Why Radio, TV and Cinema Department? The mission of the Department of "Radio, Television and Cinema" is to provide the educational needs in the field of Radio, Television and Film and the training of specialists of the media industry on a professional level. Radio, television and cinema, and media industry have a long history, wonderful present and a bright future, for which the necessary professionals of different professions in these areas are needed. The program covers all areas of modern television and radio production and cinematography. What is taught? The progress of technology has opened the Internet as a new communication channel. Therefore, we create educational programs for cinema and television and radio broadcasting, and for the media industry in a single creative and technological communication platform, consolidating the tradition, formed by an academic and professional staff, to develop meaningful curriculum with the material-technical base of the Department of "Radio, Television and Cinema". What are the learning outcomes? The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications is designed to enable graduates to meet the following outcomes: the language of modern cinema, radio, television, online media, and the ability to convey not only the reader, but the viewer and listener to his point of view through video, voice, multimedia content is brought in students through special disciplines embodied in the curricula of training in the field of mass communications. We develop and multiply the best traditions of our education, taking into account the widespread implementation of computer tools of production, distribution and viewing audio-visual media content. Professional knowledge and skills students receive in the areas of information systems and technologies in the subjects of multimedia technology in the media industry. Where do graduates work and study? Our graduates can continue their studies at the Master's and Doctoral programs in universities in the US, Europe and Asia. As well as work on local and international television channels, radio stations, film studios, film companies, production studios, creative agencies, as well as lauch their own start-ups (business) and start their projects. [-]

Bachelor in Sociology

Campus Full time September 2017 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

Sociology is the most central and flexible of all the social sciences. Sociology reaches out in all directions to share perspectives with economics, political science, anthropology, and psychology, as well as the theoretical study of law, literature, music, art, and religion. [+]

Why Sociology? Sociology is the most central and flexible of all the social sciences. Sociology reaches out in all directions to share perspectives with economics, political science, anthropology, and psychology, as well as the theoretical study of law, literature, music, art, and religion. What is taught? Sociology is the study of all the arrangements and processes that gives life and human relations their coherency. From the micro-perspective, which studies the rituals of interaction and performance of social roles, to the macro-perspective, which outlines the structures of power and inequality that stratify and organize human behavior, sociology attempts to model all the logic and meaning of human life and relationships. You will learn social theories and different approaches to social inquiry, and a range of research techniques that can be useful in any aspect of social life. What are the learning outcomes? Sociology studies many commonplace aspects of life – many of the routines that we all encounter on a daily basis. However, sociologists do not explain these phenomena through common sense. Sociology students will learn to apply powerful causal models to the explanation of events in the world around them. Thus, sociology greatly extends students’ abilities to think critically and unearth the underlying causes of the life with which they are familiar. Where do graduates work and study? Because sociology shares so much in common with the rest of the social sciences, students are well-positioned to continue their studies in a great variety of academic disciplines. Our graduates have gone on to study at many different universities, from Central European University in Hungary to the world-famous Oxford University in England. Those students who seek employment upon graduation may either find work in related fields such as social research, or find appropriate applications of the transferable skills they have acquired in business, governance, and other areas. [-]

Bachelor in Software Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

Over the last decade, the software industry has grown dramatically. Software is used in many aspects of human life and the range is getting wider. [+]

Why Software Engineering? Over the last decade, the software industry has grown dramatically. Software is used in many aspects of human life and the range is getting wider. Nowadays, not only in Central Asia, there is a lack of skilled IT workforce. Software Engineering Department prepares specialists who are able to apply a systematic and disciplined approach to developing and maintenance software, to use engineering principles and practices to the creation, operation of software systems. What is taught? The curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry into the software engineering profession. It is based on the State Educational Standards of the Kyrgyz Republic taking into account specifics of educational system of American universities. Math and science courses give students the background they need to understand computing fundamentals. Computer science and computer engineering courses show students how to design and how to solve problems in digital hardware and software. Core software engineering courses cover best software-development practices. Technical electives cover advanced and specialized design techniques, and they give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in developing large complex software systems. What are the learning outcomes? The Program graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering. They master both theoretical basis and practical skills of engineering of large complex software systems. The graduates may work in the sphere of industry software engineering as designer, manager or developer. Where do graduates work and study? Most of our graduates continue their education to get Master’s Degree. Almost all our graduates work by their major. Leading organizations not only from Kyrgyzstan but all over the world are eager to employ our graduates. Our Alumni work in such companies as Google, Bitel, MegaCom, Kumtor, etc. [-]

BBA

Bachelor of Business Administration

Campus Full time September 2017 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

When you enter the Business Administration Program, recently recognized by * EES (Eduniversal Evaluation System) in 2008 as one of the top 1000 business programs in the world, in the top 5 in CIS and the best (number 1) in Kyrgyzstan, you will be on your way to joining the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs in Central Asia. [+]

Why Business Administration? When you enter the Business Administration Program, recently recognized by * EES (Eduniversal Evaluation System) in 2008 as one of the top 1000 business programs in the world, in the top 5 in CIS and the best (number 1) in Kyrgyzstan, you will be on your way to joining the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs in Central Asia. The Business Administration Program is the most competitive program to enter at AUCA, and when you graduate from the program, you will be highly sought after by top local and international businesses. Almost 100% of Business Administration graduates find employment after graduation. What is taught? The Business Program includes courses that develop understanding of the principles and practices involved in managing business organizations. Following the first year of general education study, BA students will be required to complete a demanding sequence of courses covering Management and Business area. These courses are designed to challenge and develop leadership skills, while shaping managers’ thinking for the future. Students are given a solid foundation in the following areas: Marketing; Human Resources; General Administration; Finance; Accounting and operations management. What are the learning outcomes? You will gain the skills to start your own business; manage local and international firms; conduct marketing research; perform financial planning and audits; and formulate projections, assess risks and evaluate alternatives in capital investment. BA students receive intensive training from our annual Business Game simulation conducted by international faculty as well as Business Plan competitions to prepare future entrepreneurs and leaders. Where do graduates work and study? Graduates from AUCA’s Business Administration Program are successfully running their own businesses; are managing in local and international companies; are conducting research in marketing; are organizing financial activity of businesses; are working out projections and projects in the sphere of capital investment in terms of risk assessment and profit, and are carrying out consulting and expert activities to companies, commercial banks and stock exchanges. Additionally, many graduates have continued their education at the Masters level at prestigious universities around the world, some examples include: Central European University; Indiana University; Harvard University; University of Edinburgh, Goethe University, London School of Economics and many more. A Bachelor of Business Administration degree from AUCA is the perfect preparation to continue your graduate studies, wherever you may choose. *AUCA Business Program has been recognized by EES in 2008 as being one of the best in Central Asia (top 5) and as a result EES has awarded AUCA with one Palme considering its International Influence. You may view the award in AUCA (main stairs). [-]

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