- THE VALUES OF STUDY
U.S. SYSTEM OF EDUCATION
The U.S. education system is a career-oriented education system composed of liberal arts and general education requirement courses. AUBiH provides a learning process based on practical experiences, creative thinking, analytical decision-making in both the classroom and the laboratory. Students utilize hands-on case studies, practical work (Co-ops) with an assigned mentor and team building that altogether prepare them for professional employment in the global marketplace.
AUBiH has initiated a digitalization of the entire education process, which enables students to improve focus and concentration in the learning process. With this, AUBiH has taken part in a process that has radically transformed academic practice all over the world. AUBiH uses Learning Management System (LMS) where all classes are audio, video and material posted to enable students to follow the live classes or to review lectures if they are not able to attend. During enrollment, all students are assigned AUBiH email addresses, usernames and passwords for the use of LMS. Interaction between faculty and students who are not able to attend classes, takes place via the virtual classroom, email, Skype, and in person based upon their prior agreement.
CO-OPERATIVE LEARNING (100% EMPLOYMENT)
All AUBiH students are required to participate in both academic and professional education, which enables them to acquire relevant academic knowledge, as well as business skills during their studies. This will provide the greater competitiveness in both the local and international marketplace. The co-operative education program at AUBiH enables its students to enrich their academic studies with a practical and professional experience in their respective professions. Graduates who participated in these programs have gained a profound feeling for their professional goals and are better prepared for the transition from the university to the work place.
U.S., TURKEY, BiH/EU BOLOGNA ACCREDITATION
The education offered at AUBiH enables students to earn a diploma that is accredited and recognized in the United States of America, European Union, BiH and Turkey, which opens up numerous academic and career perspectives in different parts of the world.
U.S. ACCREDITATION (ACICS)
AUBiH is accredited in the United States of America by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS was founded in 1912. It is the largest national accrediting organization of degree granting institutions. ACICS accredits postsecondary institutions which offer associate bachelor's or master's degrees designed to educate students for professional, technical and occupational carrers, and is one of two national accreditors recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). More information about ACICS could be found at www.acics.org .
U.S., BiH AND INTERNATIONAL PROFESSORS
Renowned professors from the United States, BiH and other countries are teaching at AUBiH, and it gives students the opportunity to study and learn from leading educators in relevant scientific and academic areas in a multi-cultural environment. Our professors have diplomas from respected American, European and other international universities, and they utilize teaching methods that nurture intellectual processes and students’ personal initiatives. We are proud to say that AUBiH students enjoy the expected ratio of 1:10 teacher-student (one teacher to every 10 students), as well as a dynamic, intelligent and motivated environment. Its environment proves that the atmosphere of diversity and tolerance creates and enhances the critical thinking and creative problem solving.
All of our classes and student services are offered in the English language, the leading language of international business and academia. Attending an English-speaking university appropriately prepares students for continuing education or a professional career in English-speaking countries, and better communication within both, the global business and academic community. With acquired level of English gained through studying in English for four years, a student will be ahead of his/her competitors when applying for jobs in Bosnia and Herzegovina or anywhere else in the world.
INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AND CAREER-ORIENTED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
AUBiH is a career-oriented university that offers students an exceptional education and acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary for personal and professional success. The study programs are designed to prepare graduates for moving up in their workplace, eventually achieving leadership positions in business and government institutions, as well as non-profit sectors and academic institutions.
CASE STUDY-METHODS OF LEARNING
Within the teaching program, AUBiH students use learning methods based on case studies from professional practice, which enables them to develop analytical skills necessary for solving complex real-world problems.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER’S SERVICES
Through the Career Development Center (CDC), AUBiH creates highly educated individuals with academic knowledge, professional skills and a proficiency in English language, which attracts leading local and international corporative, government, and non-profit institutions to offer professional internships for AUBiH students and graduates. Career management and the Career Development Center (CDC) support students to identify business opportunities that are based on individual strengths, interests, and academic talents. The Career Development Center (CDC) offers a variety of services for AUBiH students and graduates, including: structure method and advice in drafting a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and letter of motivation, individual counseling as a support for students in identifying their professional interests and aspirations, interview simulations and etiquette training, campus recruiting by local and international companies and organizations and support in preparing graduate applications.
U.S. WORK AND TRAVEL PROGRAM AND WORK AT INSTITUTIONS
During the educational process, students have an opportunity to visit and work in the U.S. during the summer. They also have an opportunity to intern in U.S. institutions and learn about American culture, corporate culture, gain new skills and get insight into professional work.
"According to this conception, the sole function of education was to open the way to thinking and knowing, and the school, as the outstanding organ for the people’s education, must serve that end exclusively." - Albert Einstein
AUBiH seeks to promote the spirit and values of American culture, which is based on equality and diversity, as well as a relationship-based society that values individuality, democracy, freedom, equal opportunities and the right to pursue happiness. Equality is a value protected by law and is an integral part of American culture and lifestyle. The belief that all people are created equal regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religion and other differences is an American right which AUBiH values and respects. "The American dream" is a phrase that describes the ability of average citizens to succeed and prosper through hard work and dedication regardless of their background or extenuating financial and social circumstances. The faculty and staff of American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina wish to see the American dream come true for every AUBiH student!
AUBiH strategically and continuously invests in research development through diverse research institutes and centers. Exceptional students have the opportunity to conduct research projects and improve skills and competences learning from experienced scientists. Students are encouraged to present their own scientific or innovative ideas, which, together with an AUBiH research team, will be developed further.