Univerzitet "Privredna akademija"Brčko distrikt BiH

The study program INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES of the basic academic studies of the first cycle lasts for four years, in which 240 ECTS credits are acquired. The second cycle (master’s studies) lasts for a year in which 60 ECTS is acquired and the third cycle (doctoral studies) lasts for three years in which 180 ECTS is acquired.

A student who defends a thesis after passing all the subjects provided by the curriculum for eight semesters receives a certificate of completion of the study program with 240 ECTS credits becomes a Bachelor of Information Technology- 240 ECTS.

A student who defends a master’s thesis after passing all the subjects provided by the curriculum for two semesters receives a certificate of completion of the study program with 60 ECTS credits, namely a Master of Information Technology – 60 ECTS.

A student who defends a doctoral dissertation after passing all the subjects provided by the curriculum for six semesters receives a certificate of completion of the study program with 180 ECTS credits, namely a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology – 180 ECTS.

The study program of INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY enables students to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge about the application of modern IT concepts in the fields of accounting, finance and banking, tourism, management, marketing, as well as clear recognition and definition of the profession related to informatics and computing in modern society. Special attention is paid to the application and usage of Internet capabilities in these areas, so students are trained to implement various types of e-business.

The aim of this study program is to create a graduate business informatician who will be capable and successful in applying the acquired knowledge and skills in the field of information technology, programming, design and graphic design, and thus make themselves competitive in the global market environment. They will be able to creatively solve problems, make and implement decisions in various areas of business in the broadest sense of the word through the application of business informatics.

By successfully mastering various disciplines within the study program, students are trained to design and implement software systems of varying complexity, with the most current programming languages. The acquired knowledge will enable them to work independently on the development of complex software systems using the latest technologies and efficiently using different methodological approaches. The final result is work with modern business systems with the possibility of using Internet technologies. Therefore, they will be able to quickly and easily join teams for the development of modern multi-layer software systems for various purposes. It will perform the selection, implementation, application, integration and administration of information technologies in the best way.

In addition to the above, the student who completes this program will be able to perform tasks:

  • design and implementation of business information systems,
  • management of information systems,
  • software systems development,
  • realization and maintenance of various types of databases,
  • administration of computer networks,
  • jobs in the field of graphic design,
  • jobs of electronic business,
  • in state administration and local self-government,
  • education of staff for jobs related to business informatics,
  • work as teachers in the field of natural sciences, computer science and informatics in primary and secondary vocational education,
  • work in educational-scientific institutions with legally prescribed titles,

Academic study program contains elements determined by law, whose focus is on excellent preparation of graduates for inclusion in the work process.

When designing the study program of information technology, the most modern knowledge from the profession and science in the subject area was taken into account, as well as the experiences of other higher education institutions in the countries with the most advanced school systems, as well as in the countries of the former Yugoslavia in which the Bologna Process was accepted as the standard one.

Appropriate subjects are included in the study program, the methodology of mastering general education, professional, and especially professional-applied subjects is developed through carefully selected exercises, preparation of seminar papers, project development, critical analysis and comparison of practical cases, etc. Students make valuable direct contact with the business process through practical classes in business organizations (in project offices and on the construction site). The teaching process completes by enriching students with important practical knowledge and experience.

Teaching in the study program consists of lectures, practical exercises, seminar papers, projects, presentations, workshops, consultations, etc., which depends on the subject, the nature of its goals and expected outcomes. The study program of Information Technology has a clearly defined purpose and role in the education system of the Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and refers to the integration of the University into the higher education system of the Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina, within the European educational space, with continuous improvement of the study program and contribution to the overall development of society.

Based on the analysis, a student is able to assess certain issues of the profession from the point of view of the profession as well as from the point of view of wider social benefits. The knowledge and competencies that the student acquires upon completion of undergraduate studies are sufficient to monitor the second cycle of studies in the study program of Information Technology and to monitor the same or similar programs at other faculties. The acquired basic knowledge enables the student to follow the programs of other similar studies of informatics.