Pravetz, Sofia, Bulgaria
University description (as per official university website)
Mission, Vision, Values
MISSION: To change lives for good by offering high quality and relevant lifelong education to anyone with the desire to learn
VISION: Education access worldwide (a network of partners and programs on-site and/or on-line)
Flexibility: we design and deliver programs and services to be convenient to students
Accessibility: we provide educational opportunities to anyone, anywhere
Innovation: we continually create new educational opportunities
Relevance: what we teach today can be applied tomorrow
Global: we act local but think global
Founded in the city of Seattle in 1973 as City College, the name of the institution was changed to City University in 1982 by action of its Board of Governors. Influenced in its early organization by the recommendations of the Carnegie Commission Report and the Seattle 2000 Commission, the University was one of the nation`s first to address the needs of the working adult.
The University awards degrees and certificates at the undergraduate and graduate levels in dozens of academic fields, and offers a varied and extensive program of continuing education. It also conducts a worldwide Distance Education program to better serve those who need or prefer to study for their degrees at home.
City University of Seattle offers instruction in nearly twenty locations throughout the States of Washington and Hawaii, the Canadian Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Romania, Slovakia, China, Chile, Switzerland, and Mexico.
In 1991 CityU launched its first European-based bachelor`s degree program in Slovakia. In 1993, this was followed by an exclusive partnership with the German Ministry of Labor to provide MBA education to qualified citizens from the former East Germany. By the year 2000 CityU had established BSBA and MBA programs in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania (in cooperation with the Romanian Banking Institute), Bulgaria, and Greece. In 1999, in response to a market demand, City University of Seattle established its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in Bulgaria. In 2002, as a result of the success of the MBA program and a continuing demand from the Bulgarian business community for a university educated workforce with business acumen, CityU launched its Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program in the town of Pravetz only 50km form the capital city of Sofia.
The dispersion of instructional sites and the use of a variety of delivery systems are consistent with the University`s mission, which is to make education convenient to all. As the University has grown, its aims have been accepted all over the world. The idea of education as a lifelong process, unhindered by time, pattern, or location, has gained nationwide recognition, and is today taken for granted. City University of Seattle is proud of the role it has played in the vanguard of this liberating movement.