Course catalogue represents an official list of study programs of first and second level of studies at Higher Business School of Professional Studies in Leskovac. Studies at all levels are realized in Serbian. The English version of the course catalogue is a translation of the Serbian version and does not imply that the study programs are realized in English language. Course catalogue is very important for students as it contains all School related information, information on study programs as well as information on enrolment and study conditions. The Course catalogue contains the following information:

  • School’s history;
  • Admission requirements for both undergraduate and graduate studies;
  • List of study programs which contains: the name of the study program, scientific, technical or artistic field, educational and scientific/educational-artistic field, the scope of studies expressed in ECTS credits, title, length of study, the planned number of students who will enroll in this study program;
  • Purpose and study programs’ objectives;
  • Competencies of graduated students;
  • Listing of courses by semesters and years of study containing: course code, name of the course, type of course (academic-general course, vocational course, vocational-applicative course), course status (compulsory, optional), number of lecture and practice classes, number of ECTS, total number of active teaching per year;
  • List of compulsory and optional courses with indicative content of the courses;
  • Web address containing information on the study program.

All courses being organized at HBSL are described in great detail in the Course catalogue which is available to everyone and can be found on the School’s web page.

HBSL has opted for internationalization of its studies with the aim of enhancing the competitiveness of its students and teaching staff and modernizing its study programs. The initiative for developing cooperation stems from the need to find a partner in a particular area and country. Moreover, this initiative can be set in motion by certain partner institution which HBSL sees as a suitable partner. It is important that the partner institution has courses which are complementary with those which are organized at HBSL.

Procedures for approving mobility have been defined at an institutional level and all activities related to staff mobility are performed by the Office for projects and international cooperation. At the suggestion of the Head of the Office for projects and international cooperation, School Director approves and signs inter-institutional agreements, while Deputy Director for teaching issues signs all learning agreements. HBSL carries out student and teaching staff mobility with partner HEI institutions with which it has a signed inter-institutional agreement based on mutual partner understanding. Inter-institutional and learning agreements are in accordance with the form recommended by European Commission and it includes detailed information on planned mobility programs. Monitoring of inter-institutional agreements is directed by the team of the Office where the monitoring activities are entrusted to the Head of Office while the monitoring of learning agreements is entrusted to the Deputy Director for teaching issues. Ongoing monitoring includes gathering feedback from mobility participants (students and teaching staff), monitoring reports, feedback from coordinators from partner institutions as well as regular communication between partners. The quality of realized mobility is assessed on a regular basis (e-mail and phone contact) between coordinators of partner institutions responsible for these activities as well as via regular mutual visits.

Each student participating in an outgoing mobility must meet a number of requirements including those related to language and communication skills. Serbian students start learning English language in elementary schools and English language is one of the courses that students attend at the first level of studies at HBSL. A certain number of students at the first level of studies at HBSL learn both French and English language. Language Coordinator with the Office for projects and international cooperation at HBSL will conduct foreign language placement tests in the process of selecting mobility students. Students selected for outgoing mobility can attend free, additional foreign language training and a type of cultural preparation depending on the country to which students are going within their mobility program which the Coordinator organizes (when needed).