History


University College of Business (UCB) as a non-public higher education institution began to provide its service in the Albanian higher education system in the academic year 2011-2012.
UCB was founded pursuant to Law No. 9741,  of 21.05.2007 “On higher education in the Republic of Albania (LHE)” and operates according to the DCM No. 651,  of 14.09.2011 “On the licensing of the Professional Business Academy” as a higher education institution.    

Following the Order of the Minister of Education and Science (MES) No. 3, of 05.01.2012, this institution has been granted with the license for the initiation of the teaching, research, and academic process of the study programs in compliance with the granted license, by initiating its academic activity since the beginning of the academic year 2011-2012, in its both faculties (Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Law). The institutional accreditation of UCB was made following the Order No. 557, of 16.11.2012 “On the institutional accreditation of University College of Business” issued by MES.

 The university offers: 
2 vocational degrees in Administrative and Technical field, divided in six profiles as Senior Administrative, Senior Accounting, Senior Legal, Computer Network Technician, Electrical Network Technician, Motor Network Technician.  
6 undergraduate degrees in Law, Business Law, Finance and Accounting, Business Administration, Bank and Financial Institutions, Business Informatics.  
11 master degrees, specifically Professional Masters degree and Masters of Science, in Criminal Law, the Civil and Commercial Law, Finance, Accounting, Management, Public Administration, Audit Accounting, Marketing Management.   

UCB is accredited also by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) with a team consisting of UK and Albanian reviewers. For the 4th year in a row, QAA has ranked university’s bachelor and masters programs among the 10 nation’s best HEIs in Albania.

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