International Black Sea University

International Black Sea University

The university is the first English-language educational institution in Georgia, which offers programs in both English and Georgian languages at all three levels of education.

A multicultural, student-oriented learning environment has been created at the university. The high level of teaching is ensured by local and visiting professors from different countries, educational programs and activities are focused on developing transferable skills. The educational process is conducted using modern teaching methods and is based on the latest technologies. In the process of development and implementation of training programs, the role of modern technologies and its impact on the employment market, as well as the need for analytical thinking, teamwork, decision-making, planning and prioritization skills are taken into account.

Programs details

American Studies, Bachelor

Degree

Bachelor

Credits

240

Qualification

Bachelor in American Studies

Years

4

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

The aim of the program is to expose students to different aspects of American life from a diachronic, as well as a synchronic standpoint. The courses of this unique program are delivered by highly qualified Georgian and American outstanding professors and Fulbright scholars from the well-known American Universities invited specially for the program by the U.S. Embassy in Georgia.

Subjects

  • Information Technologies
  • Communication Skills
  • American Essay Writing
  • American Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • American Geography
  • American Culture and Society
  • American History
  • Women’s Studies in the U.S.
  • American Politics
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Bachelor Thesis

American Studies, PhD

Degree

PhD

Credits

180

Qualification

Doctor of American Studies

Years

3

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

American Studies, only English program in Georgia, is a multidisciplinary academic doctoral program designed to explore the U.S. from different angles through concentration on courses: XX Century American Literature, XX Century American Political History, American Ethnicity. In Georgia this is the only American Studies program where courses are conducted in English and dissertation is written and defended in English.

The civil rights movement of 60s in the U.S, Vietnam War, Women’s Rights movement causing cultural tension of Americans caused changes in American Studies field, which violated the disciplinary borders and gave way to multidisciplinary and simultaneously interdisciplinary program. Therefore, the American Studies program at IBSU is multidisciplinary and simultaneously interdisciplinary.

Subjects

  • Pedagogy of Higher Education
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Seminar in American Studies
  • Professor’s Assistantship
  • XX Century American Political History
  • American Ethnicity
  • XX Century American Literature
  • Dissertation

Architecture, Bachelor

Degree

Bachelor

Credits

240

Qualification

Bachelor of Architecture

Years

4

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

The aim of the educational program is to prepare highly qualified personnel with basic theoretical knowledge and skills important to the profession of architect. The skills mentioned above imply the ability of graduates to analyze identifying characteristic of design area, make sketches and professional architectural project using existing building regulations. The program aims to provide students not only with theoretical knowledge, but with practical experience as well by supporting them organize internships in different enterprises. Having a practical experience besides theoretical knowledge is critically important to meet contemporary requirements of today’s competitive market; Another aim of the program is to provide students with communication, intellectual and interpersonal relation development skills; The Program of Architecture implies to ensure proper conditions for education that enables students to use all the opportunities offered by the program. All these above promote students’ professional development and growth. The purpose of the Program is to prepare student to continue study in the next step – in Master level, be a demanding specialist and well-employed in the labor market.

Subjects

  • Information Technologies
  • Mathematics
  • Basic Design
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Architecture and Art Through the Ages (till 19th century)
  • Building Science
  • Architectural Project
  • Materials and Structure
  • Modernism in Architecture and Art
  • Basics of International Building Code
  • Digital Visualization of Architectural project (3Ds Max)
  • Internship
  • Basics of Interior Design
  • Basics of Sustainable Architecture

Business Administration - Accounting and Audit

Degree

Bachelor

Credits

240

Qualification

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Years

4

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

The goal of the Bachelor program of Accounting and Audit is based on the student-centered teaching to prepare competitive specialists who will be able to perform modern business management activities according to the national and international standards in different sectors, which provides a fine opportunity for employment in Public, Private, and Non-governmental sectors; The program aims to provide students with a thorough knowledge of practical skills and general competences of theoretical and practical aspects of business and accounting and audit activities. The program provides opportunity for students to correspond to challenges of modern business environment and supports them to plan and develop their professional career.

Subjects

  • Mathematics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Business Administration
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Management
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Business Statistics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Taxation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Accounting for Government and Nonprofit Organizations
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Consolidated Financial Reporting

Business Administration - Finances

Degree

Bachelor

Credits

240

Qualification

Bachelor of Business Administration in Finances

Years

4

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

The goal of the Bachelor program of Finances is based on the student-centered teaching to prepare competitive specialists who will be able to perform modern business management activities according to the national and international standards in different sectors, which provides a fine opportunity for employment in Public, Private, and Non-governmental sectors; The program aims to provide students with a thorough knowledge of practical skills and general competences of theoretical and practical aspects of business and finances activities. The program provides opportunity for students to correspond to challenges of modern business environment and supports them to plan and develop their professional career.

Subjects

  • Mathematics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Business Administration
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Data Analysis and Business Modeling with Spreadsheets
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Finance
  • Principles of Taxation
  • Financial Institutions
  • Financial Statements Analysis

Business Administration - Marketing, Bachelor

Degree

Bachelor

Credits

240

Qualification

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing

Years

4

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

The program provides the opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge for employment in the field of marketing and become highly qualified specialists who will be able to conduct business processes and marketing activities in various fields of the economy, as well as in any kind of organizational-legal form of enterprise. The program also aims to provide students with a thorough knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of marketing management and the skills necessary for a professional career to ensure the organization’s interests align with market demand.

Subjects

  • Mathematics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Business Administration
  • Academic Writing
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Management
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business communication
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Business Statistics
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Marketing Management
  • Principles of Branding
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Advertising and Social Marketing
  • Service Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Principles of AI and MARTECH

Business Administration - Marketing, Master

Degree

Master

Credits

120

Qualification

Master of Business Administration in Marketing

Years

2

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

The goal of the Master of Business Administration in Marketing program is to prepare competent specialists with theoretical knowledge and practical skills of marketing  management, scientific research and creative skills. The task of the program is to prepare specialists who have deep and systemic knowledge in the fields of Business and Marketing. In addition to theoretical courses, courses include interactive seminars and trainings, presentations and group work, that will make it easier for the Master to analyze the theoretical and practical problems  in real business-sensitivity and marketing. Students’ aspirations and desires, international trends of business and  industry development and specifics of our country are taken into consideration in the teaching process.
The task of the program is to get closer to student practice as internships in the private and public sector organizations, as well as various forms of active cooperation with professional circles. For this purpose, in addition to other activities in the program, the relations with the business sector are envisaged, with which the University has signed memorandums on mutual cooperation.

Subjects

  • Managerial Economics
  • Quantitative Analysis for Business
  • Professional writing
  • Strategic Management
  • Research Methods for Business
  • Marketing Cases and Analysis
  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media Usage
  • Strategic Management of Human Resources
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Plan and Analysis
  • Strategic Marketing Cases and Analysis
  • Competition and Regulatory Law
  • Three-dimensional Design and Product Development
  • Practice
  • Master Thesis

Business Administration - Tourism

Degree

Bachelor

Credits

240

Qualification

Bachelor of Business Administration in Tourism

Years

4

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

The goal of the Bachelor of Tourism Program is to prepare competitive and qualified professionals enriched with theoretical knowledge and practical/transparent skills corresponding to the tourism labor market via implying the specificity of a Tourism Sector.

Subjects

  • Basics of Business Administration
  • Principles of Economics
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Introduction to Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Basics of Tourism
  • Resort Management of Tourism
  • Hotel Management
  • Excursion Management and Guiding Art Fundamentals of Tourism
  • Event Management in Tourism
  • Tour Operating Basics of Tourism
  • Tour Planning and Tourist Routes
  • Tourism Policy and Regulations

Business Administration in Finance

Degree

Master

Credits

120

Qualification

Master of Business Administration in Finance

Years

2

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

The goal of the Master of Business Administration in Finance program is to prepare competent specialists with theoretical knowledge and practical skills of management, scientific research and creative skills. The task of the program is to prepare specialists who have deep and systemic knowledge in the fields of finances. In addition to theoretical issues, courses include interactive seminars and practice training, presentations and group work that will make it easier for the Student to analyze the theoretical and practical problems in the field of financing, as well as in real business-sensitivity and management. Students’ aspirations and desires, international trends of financial markets and industry development and specifics of our country are taken into consideration in the teaching process.

The task of the program is to get closer to student practice as internships in the private and public sector organizations, as well as various forms of active cooperation with professional circles. For this purpose, in addition to other activities in the program, the relations with the financial sector are envisaged, with which the University has signed memorandums on mutual cooperation.

Subjects

  • Managerial Economics
  • Quantitative Analysis for Business
  • Research Methods for Business
  • Strategic Management
  • Financial Management
  • Banking Management
  • Portfolio Analysis and Asset Valuation
  • Risk Management in Finance
  • Investment Analysis
  • Derivative Securities Market
  • Financial Regulations
  • Master Thesis

Business Administration in Management

Degree

Master

Credits

120

Qualification

Master of Business Administration in Management

Years

2

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

The goal of the Master of Business Administration in Management program is to prepare competent specialists with theoretical knowledge and practical skills of business management, scientific research and creative skills. The task of the program is to prepare specialists who have deep and systemic knowledge in the fields of Business and Management. In addition to theoretical courses, courses include interactive seminars and trainings, presentations and group work that will make it easier for the Student to analyze the theoretical and practical problems in real business-sensitivity and management. Students’ aspirations and desires, international trends of business and industry development and specifics of our country are taken into consideration in the teaching process.
The task of the program is to get closer to student practice as internships in the private and public sector organizations, as well as various forms of active cooperation with professional circles. For this purpose, in addition to other activities in the program, the relations with the business sector are envisaged, with which the University has signed memorandums on mutual cooperation.

Subjects

  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing cases and analysis
  • Quantitative analysis for business
  • Managerial Accounting and control
  • Advanced Project Management
  • Leadership Strategies
  • Strategic management of human resources
  • Operations and supply chain management
  • Total quality management
  • Business simulations and analysis
  • Internship
  • Master thesis

Business Administration, Bachelor

Degree

Bachelor

Credits

240

Qualification

Bachelor of Business Administration

Years

4

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

The goal of the Bachelor program of Business Administration is based on the student-centered teaching to prepare competitive specialists who will be able to perform modern business management activities according to the national and international standards in different sectors, which provides a fine opportunity for employment in Public, Private, and Non-governmental sectors; The program aims to provide students with a thorough knowledge of practical skills and general competences of theoretical and practical aspects of business activities. The program provides opportunity for students to correspond to challenges of modern business environment and supports them to plan and develop their professional career.

Subjects

  • Mathematics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Business Administration
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Principles of Branding
  • Logistics
  • Operation Management and Business Modelling
  • Internship
  • Bachelor Thesis

Business Administration, PhD

Degree

PhD

Credits

180

Qualification

Doctor of Business Administration

Years

3

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

The goal of the Doctoral Program in Business Administration is to provide public and private Academic Institutions and real business sectors with highly qualified specialists who are oriented to achieving goals, solving problems and contributing to the development of field-related spheres and organizations.   Leading research at postgraduate level can be an exciting and fulfilling opportunity to explore something in real depth and make new contributions to knowledge. Program allows students to increase their prospects by building a stronger research profile and developing more deep knowledge and expertise in marketing/management/finance areas.

Subjects

  • Pedagogy of Higher Education
  • Multivariate Data Analysis
  • Research Methodology
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Professor’s Assistance
  • Doctoral Seminar
  • Organization Theory
  • Leadership in Education
  • Doctoral Dissertation

Business Administration- Management

Degree

Bachelor

Credits

240

Qualification

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

Years

4

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

The goal of the Bachelor of Business Administration is to provide a high-quality education oriented towards the professionalism that will help prepare competitive, modern type managers and enable them to do business successfully in private and non-governmental sectors, both locally and internationally; Also, the purpose of the program is to give students a broad knowledge of theoretical and practical issues about the basic principles of business, which will facilitate the graduate’s participation in the organizations’ business processes; prepare management professionals with broad theoretical knowledge of the field, practical skills, and competencies required to perform managerial activities.

Subjects

  • Mathematics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Business Administration
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Management
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Business English
  • Introduction to Statistics and Probability
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Small and Medium-sized Business Management
  • Internship
  • Bachelor Thesis

Computer Science, Bachelor

Degree

Bachelor

Credits

240

Qualification

Bachelor of Engineering in Informatics

Years

4

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

Aims of the Bachelor Program in Computer Science are: To provide graduates with solid theoretical and practical knowledge in fundamental and modern subfields of computer science, such as mathematical foundations of computer science, algorithms and data structures, computer systems and networks and their security, databases, software engineering, computer architecture, methods of artificial intelligence and machine learning, etc.; To enable graduates to respond to the challenges related to modern technology, prepare internationally competitive specialists who will be able to work in the private or public sector; To enable graduates to pursue studies at the next level of academic education in computer science, computer engineering, information sciences, artificial intelligence, and information technology.

Subjects

  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Principles of Programming
  • Aspects of Computer Science and Technology
  • Physics
  • Databases
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Computer Architecture
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Software Development
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Operating Systems
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Computer Networks
  • Software Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Internship
  • Bachelor's Thesis

Computer Science, PhD

Degree

PhD

Credits

180

Qualification

Doctor of Computer Science

Years

3

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

The mission of the Department of Computer Science is to maintain a program of excellence in research. Students receive both quality and technically current instruction, and leading-edge research opportunities. In addition to responsibilities for program excellence and professional development, faculty members are committed to service through continuing education programs and research that contributes to their field. Our mission is to supply the people and ideas that will shape this new frontier.

Subjects

  • Pedagogy of Higher Education
  • Research Methodology
  • PhD Seminar
  • Professor's Assistantship
  • PhD Thesis

Economics

Degree

Bachelor

Credits

240

Qualification

Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics.

Years

4

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

The BA program in Economics was established in 2011 and offer studies in English as well as in Georgian. It introduces students to macro- and microeconomic theory, monetary and fiscal policies, models of international economics. Additionally, students will obtain knowledge in the evaluation of the world economy as well as become familiar with the critical economic tendencies related to the field. Furthermore, the program also covers issues related to the Georgian economy, its current trends, and challenges. Overall the primary goal of the program is to deliver a high-quality education that will enable the graduates to meet international standards and provide the labor market with a highly qualified workforce. The undergraduate program offers an excellent background for those who plan careers in government and private enterprise as well as those pursuing graduate degrees in professional schools or the field of economics.

Subjects

  • Mathematics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Evolution of World Economy
  • Principles of Psychology
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Public Sector Economics
  • International Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Fiscal Economics
  • Economic Growth and Development
  • Economic Policy: Theory and Practice
  • Economic sectoral Analysis and Stabilization Policy

Education Administration

Degree

Master

Credits

120

Qualification

Master of Education in Education Administration

Years

2

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

The purposes of the program are: to provide students with contemporary knowledge of education administration and to prepare qualified specialists in education administration who are able to be the leaders and administrators  of the field according to contemporary requirements who will be able to help improve education in their countries in order to stimulate its development;  to train education administrators both in general pedagogical and psychological aspects and particular issues of education administration, such as leadership in education and experience of various countries in administering the system of education; not only to form the corresponding to the field knowledge and skills that will enable them to be employed both nationally and internationally, but also to develop student’s study skills, learner’s autonomy, in order to enable them to continue their education on the further (doctorate) cycle and independently. With this purpose in the educational process students will obtain a certain amount of theoretical knowledge of the field (education administration, pedagogy, and psychology), which is offered by a number of courses, and will be involved in a great number of independent activities (projects, presentations, and reports).;  among the values, that program graduates will develop, are interest towards education administration research and practical experience, and respect towards principles humanistic and student-centered pedagogy and readiness for their dissemination.

Subjects

  • Research methods in the field of Education
  • Education Administration
  • Quality Assurance in Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Education
  • Legal framework of the education system
  • Financial management of education
  • Master Thesis

Educational Sciences

Degree

PhD

Credits

180

Qualification

Doctor of Education Sciences

Years

3

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

The program aims to educate highly-qualified academics, leaders of education, involved in teaching education field and/or English language instruction courses, as well as in administration and research work, who are aware of education theories and practice, can apply practically the studied theories, promote change and development, solve problems, communicate with colleagues and society at large on educational topics, teach and assess students’ knowledge by applying contemporary methods.

Subjects

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Didactics and Educational Psychology
  • Educational Sociology
  • Educational Technologies
  • Education Philosophy and Reform
  • Seminar in Professional Development
  • Introducing Innovations in Learning and Teaching
  • Dissertation

English Philology

Degree

Bachelor

Credits

240

Qualification

Bachelor of English Philology

Years

4

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

Program aims at preparing a Bachelor of English Philology – specialists equipped with broad knowledge and skills relevant to modern standards and requirements in the field which will help them to be successfully employed in the Georgian labor market and be competitive in the international labor market.

1.1. The goal of the program is that the graduates possess knowledge of English language (reading, writing, listening, speaking) at B2-C1 level (according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR);

1.2. have field-specific broad theoretical knowledge of theories and principles implying critical reasoning of them (language, linguistics, literature, culture, history) and practical skills (critically analyze literary texts and research, collect information, analyze and present in written and/or oral form);

Subjects

  • Information Technology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Academic Reading Skills
  • Essay Writing
  • Academic Writing
  • Listening and Pronunciation
  • Oral Communication Skills
  • English Grammar
  • English Language Competence
  • English Language Phonetics
  • History of the Great Britain
  • Stylistics
  • Lexicology
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • BA Thesis in English Philology

International Relations, Bachelor

Degree

Bachelor

Credits

240

Qualification

Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Relations

Years

4

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

Bachelor Program in International Relations aims at providing a modern multidisciplinary knowledge of international relations with essential input from political science, economic and legal disciplines relevant to the field. The Program helps foster critical thinking and leads to a natural connection between theory and practice in compliance with increasing demands towards contemporary standards of education, ensuring graduates’ employability within the country as well as abroad.

The Program’s core courses cover essential issues of the history of political thought and the questions it raises on the design of the political and social order, traditional and modern political ideologies which serves as the basis for studying the political science. The core part of the Program provides students with the extensive knowledge of theoretical foundations of International Relations (IR), research methods and field research specificities, current processes and their historical context, as well as subdisciplines and key issues in IR. 

Subjects

  • Academic Writing
  • History of Political Thought
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Survey of World History
  • Basics of Sociology
  • Basics of Law
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to Theory of International Relations
  • Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
  • International Politics
  • International Economics
  • Introduction to International Security
  • Politics of the European Union
  • Bachelor Thesis

International Relations, Master

Degree

Master

Credits

120

Qualification

Master of International Relations

Years

2

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

MA in International Relations  is an English language program offering a vibrant atmosphere for learning to a limited number of students. Because of the small classes and qualified professors both from Georgia and beyond, the program provides a unique opportunity for academic growth for its students through fully immersing them in academic discourse, dynamic discussions, constructive debates, etc. The program has a strong research component as well as a particular focus on Georgia, its foreign policy and immediate neighborhood. Finally, apart from the core courses that teach students the essence of International Relations , students can enjoy a wide range of elective courses in order to specialize in their particular field of interest.

Subjects

  • Philosophy of Social Sciences
  • Theory of International Relations
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • World Politics – Patterns and Trends
  • War and Peace in International Relations
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Georgia’s Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Master Thesis

Journalism

Degree

Bachelor

Credits

240

Qualification

Bachelor in Journalism

Years

4

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

The goal of the bachelor’s program in journalism is to train a practicing journalist with modern journalistic skills and ethical values, who, by the principles of impartial, balanced, and public values-oriented journalism, adheres to the standards of objective journalism and, in this way contributes to the formation of a democratic society.

The program develops professional skills for the student that will help in the process of self-development and lifelong learning; it forms the student’s academic honesty, civic position, and professional and personal responsibility.  It will develop general and sectoral competencies for the student, allowing him to be successfully employed, ready for practical activities, and continue to the next level of education.

Subjects

  • Media Literacy
  • News Journalism
  • Introduction to Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Culture of Georgian speech
  • Interview and reportage
  • Journalistic Ethics
  • Newspaper Production
  • Media Research Methods
  • Professional English for Journalists
  • New Media
  • Bachelor's group project

US Foreign Affairs

Degree

Master

Credits

120

Qualification

Master of American Studies

Years

2

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

The only English U.S. foreign affairs master program is the continuation of the Bachelor American Studies multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary program opened first time in Georgia at the International Black Sea University (IBSU) in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy. Uniqueness of interdisciplinary and the multidisciplinary American Studies BA program involving a wide scope of humanitarian disciplines and the students’ great interest towards American History and Politics encouraged us to create the master program in U.S. Foreign Affairs, that will deepen the knowledge of courses: American History, Politics, American Culture and Society and provide more fundamental study of the U.S. domestic and foreign policy issues, linked to unique immigration historic past.

Subjects

  • U.S. Domestic Policy
  • Research Methods
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • International Organizations and the Future Role of NATO
  • History of American Presidency
  • International Economic Relations
  • American Democracy
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • American Studies and Globalization
  • International Security Studies
  • Master Thesis

 Computer Science

Degree

Master

Credits

120

Qualification

Master of Computer Science

Years

2

Study language

English

Annual Fee

5,500 USD

Semester start

September

Application deadline

Remains open on a year-round basis.

Requirements

  • English B1
  • Previous Education dipoloma
  • No minumum GPA/Grade requirement

Why this program?

The purpose of the English-language Computer Science Master program is to raise highly qualified, locally and internationally competitive specialists which are compliant to industry required standards. The program offers to Master’s students well established research-based study program and provides a thorough theoretical and practical knowledge through fundamental and innovative approaches, which are trending in nowadays computer science. Particularly, the offered Master Program focuses on giving students a deep understanding of courses from the following areas of computer science: Theoretical computer science; Systems design and security; and Artificial intelligence.

Subjects

  • Logic for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Principles of Programming Languages
  • Computer Networks Design
  • Models of Computation
  • Advanced Algorithms
  • Information Security
  • Data Mining and Analysis
  • IoT Design
  • Human-Machine Interaction
  • Master Thesis

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