The Higher Business School is an institution of higher education which by performing its activities combines educational and research work as a part of a unique process of higher education. The School was established in 1975. as the school of trade and catering according to the Law of Higher Education. The decision of the Republican Committee for the education, at the meeting held on the second and third of June in 2007, was to give the Higher Business School the accreditation and now Higher Business School in Leskovac is accredited institution. The School offers undergraduate and graduate studies in the field of social sciences and humanities and technical and technological sciences. The school realizes the following study programs: Finance and Banking, Management in Business, Tourism and Hospitality and Food Technology and Gastronomy Management on the first level of studies (undergraduate studies) as well as the study program Business Economics and Management as the second level of studies (graduate studies).
The study program Finance and Banking is a modern and internationally evaluated study program complies with the needs of the market, and provides students with knowledge about the functioning of the banking system, banking practices, regulations, procedures and techniques of business in the sphere of commercial and investment banking, functioning of financial markets and risk management.
The study program Management in Business is contemporary and internationally evaluated study program complies with the needs of the market, which prepare students for a wide range of management tasks in economic, financial, non-profit organizations and public sector organizations as well as for the application of concepts, techniques and tools used in planning, organizing, leading and controlling of business processes.
The study program Tourism and Hospitality is a practical and internationally evaluated study program complies with the needs of the market, provides students with the knowledge and skills and develop competencies to perform tasks in tourism, hospitality, passenger transport, and conference business, organization of fairs, exhibitions and other major events and developments.
The study program Business Economics and Management is a specialized program and has a clearly defined purpose and role in the education system. The program is designed to monitor and implement educational innovations, above all, the basic directions of development of higher education in our country and European educational standards. Program specialist professional studies Business Economics and Management, above all, respect the criteria of quality, flexibility and efficiency of the education process. In this program is to integrate knowledge of management principles with the modern approach to production and services in order to ensure successful managers at manufacturing and service companies and other institutions.
Since the academic year 2015/2016, the School has been organizing the new Program entitled Food technology and gastronomy management. This program trains individual or industry professionals seeking to advance their careers. This program prepares students for middle and upper level management positions in the broad realms of hotels, resorts, restaurants, food service, tourism and gastronomy related fields. It covers food and agriculture, nutrition and health, food technology, tourism, hospitality and gastronomy.
The main objective of the new study programs is the integration of the School into a unique European educational area and for the purpose of following the contemporary trends in the development of higher education and economics, the School constantly updates its curriculum and syllabi, adopts new study literature, enlarges library holdings and calls for the constant improvement of the teaching staff.