//University of Tetova and Northern Illinois University promoted a new study program for Business Administration in the second cycle of studies

University of Tetova and Northern Illinois University promoted a new study program for Business Administration in the second cycle of studies

2018-11-30T15:16:01+00:00 November 30, 2018|
University of Tetova and Northern Illinois University today solemnly promoted the opening of the joint study program for Business Administration, accredited by the Accreditation Council of Macedonia. The promotion of this study program was made in the presence of the Rector of the University of Tetova, Prof. Dr. Vullnet Ameti, Ambassador of the United States of America in Macedonia, Jess Baily, Minister of Education and Science, Arbër Ademi, and other representatives from both universities.
The Rector of the University of Tetova, Prof. Dr. Vullnet Ameti, emphasized that the new study program for Business Administration, in the second cycle of studies, accredited by the Council for Accreditation and Evaluation of Higher Education in the Republic of Macedonia, is the only one of this kind, in Southeast Europe and beyond, and aims to provide students with deep knowledge in the relevant field and to prepare them to become successful managers, to run enterprises, and various companies operating in the global labor market.
“Students who will successfully complete their studies in this new program will be awarded a joint degree that will carry the emblem and stamp of both universities and will obtain the title Master’s Degree in Economics in the field of Business Administration. Promoting or opening this study program together with one of the most prestigious American universities is an acknowledgement for the continuous work and engagement of our University, but at the same time it’s a great challenge and responsibility for our institution, for the fact that for this kind of partnership, from many European universities, the University of Tetova was the one that was selected. With this advantage we once again prove that the University of Tetova is being included in the international academic scene, and becoming a serious partner of many educational and scientific projects. As a Rector, I ensure our American partners that we will work continuously for the Business Administration program to succeed, to attract the attention of our young generations in the next five years, the period for which it is accredited, through the quality staff to help the business community, to contribute to the elimination of barriers that represent a challenge to this important sector for society” – said the Rector of the University of Tetova, Prof. Dr. Vullnet Ameti.
The Minister of Education and Science, Asst. Prof. Arbër Ademi, said that the University of Tetova, following a history of difficulties for more than 20 years, today is promoting a study program that proves its commitment as an institution of higher education to make a valuable contribution to increase the quality in education in general and higher education in particular in the Republic of Macedonia. “Certainly, this university has a very good management staff, has a very good professional, research-scientific staff, a great administrative staff, who responded excellently to all the challenges faced by every institution of higher education in the Republic of Macedonia. Of course, this institution exists, operates and carries out its activities because of its students, and the students, namely the citizens of this country have chosen this university, given the quality it offers, while today I am more than satisfied that the students of this university, but not only of this university, students of public and private universities in the Republic of Macedonia are also offered another option, it is the new program in the second cycle of studies together with our American partners, together with one of prestigious universities at the global level. By offering this program, in fact it is offered a program which also influences the increase of quality, and influences the creation of staff who will respond to the needs and demands of the labor market”, stated Asst. Prof. Arbër Ademi, Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Macedonia.
While the Ambassador of the United States of America to Macedonia, Jess Baily said that the University of Tetova and the Northern Illinois University of Chicago, USA, offers the first opportunity in Macedonia for students to obtain a master’s degree from an American university, while attending studies in Macedonia. “It is my honor to be here to promote this program at the University of Tetova. Education and business are the two best ways to build bridges between countries, so with this joint program we will do both, educate new generations of Macedonia as business leaders and provide them with an American perspective, practice and experience. So, congratulations to the University of Tetova and the Northern Illinois University for this achievement. So, this is a step forward to bring closer these two countries. In fact, this new program is an outcome of the cooperation between the two universities, at the level of academic staff and students, in order to visit and to cooperate in various fields, as we’ve had many conferences, and now in the field of business as well”, said the US Ambassador to Skopje, Jess Baily.
The Dean of the College of Business of the Northern Illinois University, Prof. Dr. Rajagopalan Balaji said that with this study program, our two institutions mark an important moment, proving that we are committed to cooperate for the advancement and prosperity of citizens of our countries. “I would like to thank Ambassador Jess Baily, Rector of the University of Tetova, Prof. Dr. Vullnet Ameti, for the support they give us in this partnership. The leadership of the University of Tetova, with the Rector, Vullnet Ameti and Professor Arbër Çeliku, through the steps they’re taking, are showing their commitment to build the future of Macedonia. Their vision and commitment to promote peace and prosperity of education will help all future generations. The University of Tetova and its leadership are our strategic partners in the Balkans, and we, at the Northern Illinois University, believe that with your University, will create other common platforms as well, which will have an impact on the development of the society, with a focus on solving political problems in the Balkans, by nurturing coexistence through various activities in the region through the Center for Peace and Transcultural Communication. Today we are here to initiate a joint study program of the second cycle of studies and this will be a phenomenal success for both our institutions. The University of Tetova and the North Illinois University share the same values and have the same level of importance for learning and quality improvement” – said. Prof. Dr. Rajagopalan Balaji.
At this event, the Rector of the University of Tetova, Prof. Dr. Vullnet Ameti, on his behalf and on behalf of University, academic staff and students, expressed deep gratitude to the US Government and their Embassy in Skopje, that through the engagement of eminent professors within the Fulbright program, they contribute every academic year to the progress of the educational process in our University. He also thanked the leaders of the Northern Illinois University for their readiness to cooperate with the University of Tetova in various educational projects.