Caucasus University

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Caucasus University
კავკასიის უნივერსიტეტი
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Motto Pro magno futuro (Latin)
Motto in English For a great future
Established 2004
Type Private
President Kakha Shengelia
Admin. staff full-time, part-time
Location Georgia (country) Tbilisi, Georgia
Campus Urban
Colors Light Blue     
Athletics Varsity teams
Mascot Owl
Website cu.edu.ge

Caucasus University is a privately held university which is located in Georgia, Caucasus.

History[edit]

Caucasus University was established in 2004 on the foundation of Caucasus School of Business which was established during the transitional period of the country in 1998 in partnership with Georgia State University (Atlanta, USA).[1] This was a time when Georgia was making the first attempts to move from a planned to free market economy.

Now Caucasus University consists of eight schools: School of Business, Law, Media, Technology, Governance, Humanities, Tourism and Healthcare. Caucasus University has evolved and is now one of most prominent higher educational institutions in Georgia and the South Caucasus Region.

Caucasus University is the member of CEEMAN (Central and Eastern European Management Development Association); IAUP (International Association of University Presidents), BMDA (Baltic Management Development Association), EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development); American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia; Global Compact; NlBES (Network of International Business and Economic Schools); European Law Faculties Association; Chamber of Commerce and Industry France-Georgia; International Association of Law Schools; International Chamber of Commerce in Georgia; International Association of Universities; AISEC in Georgia; Public Interest Law Institute; Center for International Legal Studies; GUIDE Association; Association of Universities of Georgia.

Schools and Programs[edit]

Caucasus University currently consists of eight schools: the School of Business, the School of Law, the School of Media, the School of Technology, the School of Governance, the School of Social Sciences, the School of Tourism and the School of Healthcare and offers degree and certificate programs.

Caucasus School of Business (CSB)[edit]

Mission of Caucasus School of Business is to develop ethical, accountable, values-centered, compassionate business professionals for a global society. Its main purpose is to offer BBA, MBA, MsC in Management and PhD programs that satisfy international standards. CSB of CU is the first educational institution to be awarded the Georgian Quality award for the high quality educational services provided to the students.

CSB is an active member of Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN). Recent CEEMAN International Quality accreditation has made CSB the very first educational institution to be granted such accreditation in the South Caucasus Region. CEEMAN International Quality accreditation is closely in line with the European EQUIS requirements and provides a quality improvement system and a benchmarking tool for the numerous business schools in the Central and East European region.

Bachelor of Business Administration[edit]

The BBA Program is for those seeking a career in business.[citation needed] The objective of the program is to provide students with practical skills that will enable them to run their own companies and perform effectively in business organizations. Within the program framework students learn how to face complicated situations in highly competitive business world and build confidence that helps them make successful careers in business. The B.A. Program has the following specializations: Finance, Accounting, Marketing Management, Marketing Research and Analysis in partnership with ACT, Management, International Business.

Dual Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Business Administration[edit]

The Dual BBA degree is a joint program of CSB and Robinson College of Business. The four year Dual BBA program consists of two years at CSB -Tbilisi, Georgia, followed by two years at the Robinson College of Business. The program is conducted in English language. Its objective is to teach students practical skills that will enable them to run their own companies and perform effectively at business organizations. Concentration of this program are: management, Marketing, Finance, and International Business.

Master of Business Administration[edit]

The MBA Program Of CSB provides knowledge and skills in a wide range of business disciplines and offers a unique opportunity to examine current business and management issues. It allows working students to compete more effectively for top positions in business.[1] Areas of specialization include: Finance, Marketing, Management.

Dual Master of Business Administration[edit]

The Dual MBA Program is a joint venture between Grenoble Graduate School of Business and Caucasus School of Business. Grenoble is accredited by all three major Business School accreditation services, the AMBA (Association of MBAs), EQUIS (European Foundation for Management Development) and AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Upon completion of the program students will be awarded the Master of Business Administration degree from GGSB and the International Executive Master of Business Administration degree from CSB. Currently there are three specialized tracks: Global Management, Management Consulting and Business Intelligence.

MSc in Management[edit]

The purpose of this two-year graduate program is to provide students with the analytical tools and the intellectual frameworks to study the questions raised in academic literature on management across the range of relevant academic fields, as well as an understanding of the broader political, social and economic environment in which modern firms operate. The study of underlying disciplines introduces students to management fields from a social science perspective. The program has been especially designed with the specific needs of the potential employers in mind.

Doctoral[edit]

CSB also offers a Ph.D Program jointly with Georgia State University (USA). The program is offered in English with specializations in finance, Marketing, and Management. Robinson College of Business provides necessary academic and administrative support for the program through workshops, mentoring and experiential learning. The program is supported by Eurasia Foundation and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of USA. The goal of the program is to evaluate quality academics to serve the needs of business schools as well as private and public sectors in Georgia and the neighboring countries.

International partnerships[edit]

CSB believes that the international experience and exposure to other countries is an important part of the education; therefore, CSB students are encouraged to take advantage of such opportunity at CSB partner institutions. CSB partner institutions provide opportunity of gaining international experience to Junior as well as Senior CSB students . Students eligible for the exchange programs attend a partner institution for one semester and take a courses relevant to their program of study. In - Service Training. CSB offers special training courses for those organizations that are interested in training their staff in different spheres of business.

Caucasus School of Law (CSL)[edit]

Caucasus School of Law (CSL) offers a high quality education, based on a western model, which is well adapted to the specific needs of Georgia.

The aim of the Caucasus School of Law is: to compose the proper conditions for; realization of the personal potential; to provide bachelor’s, Masters and doctoral level education; to implement additional educational programs in jurisprudence; to be at center of continuous education in the field of jurisprudence; to provide preparation and training of researchers and educational personnel.

Caucasus School of Law has been functioning since September 2005. The school curriculum, modules, syllabi and grading system coincide with the requirements established by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The academic calendar of CSL is divided into two semesters.

CSL has a quality assurance department by which students’ and professors’ ratings are defined. The educational process is frequently monitored by foreign experts.

CSL’s motto is “The law is strict, but it is the law,” (Dura Lex, Sed Lex!)

The students expand their knowledge through master classes, meetings and dialogues. The second major priority of CSL is the scientific and research activities of students and professors. The students’ self-governing organization, CSL-U, became the member of the European Students’ Family ( ESIB).

Caucasus School of Law offers LL.B, Master and Doctoral programs.

Bachelor of Laws[edit]

The LL.B program in law is aimed at individuals who want build a successful career in law.

Master of Laws[edit]

The advanced degree program allows specialization in a particular area of law. CSL is the first LL.M. program in Georgia[citation needed]. CSL’s Master program specializations are: Private (Business) Law, Public Law, Criminal Law and International Law

Caucasus School of Media (CSM)[edit]

Caucasus School of Media, established in 2007, is a novelty in the higher education sphere in Georgia. The school offers bachelor’s as well as master’s programs employing a western style educational service package of modern media technologies. New technologies exist in Georgia in the 21st century

This is a new stage of development, which is the initial phase of information-oriented society. In the conditions of this new formation, information proves to be the main resource for the social progress. It is natural that journalism is progressively developing. The profession of a journalist is becoming more and more important due to the increase of demand for information. High pace of technology development introduced new, technologically overloaded professions to media. In addition to analytical thinking and writing it requires technical skills, basic knowledge of management and marketing, as well as a set of other skills to be possessed by a journalist. In order to acquire all above mentioned, combination of specialized knowledge is necessary. Bachelor’s and Master’s modules of Caucasus School of Media (CSM) are oriented on teaching and realization of this specific knowledge. Motto of the school “CARPE DIEM – Seize the Day” – with its contents and symbolism points out that every day, every hour or a minute of modern society, is so dynamic and loaded, it must be promptly and professionally covered by the media. Teachers are professors of the Caucasus Media School (CSM) so as leading journalists of the Georgian media, well-known and important faces for the society and professional Georgian and Foreign experts trusted by the public.

Caucasus Media School (CSM) introduces interactive teaching methods: discussions, master classes, simulations, presentations. Studio format of teaching is extremely important for the formation of student’s individual writing style.

Bachelor of Journalism[edit]

The Bachelor’s program ( SS.B) of journalism of the Caucasus Media School (CSM) consists of 10 subjects: - 5 modules of press, 5 modules of TV-radio journalism, 5 modules of international journalism, 7 subjects of basic university disciplines. Sequence, contextual and quantitative equality is ensured. By means of material integrity academic intensity is kept optimal.

Master of Journalism[edit]

The Master’s program(SS.M) of the Caucasus Media School (CSM) is targeted for bachelor's alumni and specialists who were issued diplomas in journalism so as in: Law; International Relations; Information Technologies; Banking; Business Management and Administration; Humanitarian Sciences; Social-Political Sciences. Master’s Program of the Caucasus Media School (CSM) incorporates areas of the international, broadcasting and print media; research trends of media management, media law and media technologies. Normative duration of the Master’s Program is 2–5 years.

Caucasus School of Technology(CST)[edit]

Caucasus School of Technology (CST) was established in 2008 and its goal is to offer high quality programs that satisfy international standards and meet the requirements of the local and international labor market. Currently CST offers undergraduate program in Computer Technology which has been developed with the innovative approaches and is based on the requirements of the international academic standards. CST also offers graduate program in Information Systems. The program has been established based on the model curriculum of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Association for Information Systems (AIS), which reflects the demands of the leading organizations in the world towards the Information Systems specialists. In addition, the school also offers various Certificate Courses.

Undergraduate Program[edit]

The Caucasus School of Technology offers Undergraduate Program that has been developed based on the international accreditation requirements and the current and expected demands of the local labor market. The program presents an interesting blend of the field of computer science with business and aims to prepare individuals with broad array of knowledge and skills. Computer science courses offered in the program curriculum allow students to build a strong knowledge in computer science while business courses support

Students’ understanding of business environment and develop their ability in making effective decisions when selecting, creating, integrating and administering computer based systems for their clients. In addition to computer science and business courses the program curriculum also includes general education courses. These courses are aimed at enhancing undergraduate learning experience of CST students, expanding the range of their knowledge and skills which all serve their preparation for successful careers.

Caucasus School of Governance(CSG)[edit]

Caucasus School of Governance offers: Undergraduate degrees in Public Administration and International Relations; Public Administration, International Relations and related fields; a minor in Business Administration.

Graduate Program[edit]

Caucasus School of Technology, Caucasus University is pleased to announce its call for applications for the Graduate Program - Master in Information Systems.

Partnerships[edit]

Caucasus University partners with a number of international educational institutions such as:

References[edit]

Collegium Civitas(Warsaw, Poland)

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