Welcome to PAR!


Business school PAR (PAR) is the only business school in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County accredited by the Croatian Ministry of Science, education and sports that conducts an undergraduate professional study program Business Management. Through its short history, the Business School PAR has built a strong Alumni network with about 150 former students.  Starting in January 2017, PAR will also introduce an MA program in Business Management with several different modules.

The Business School PAR is a modern higher education institution with an all-encompassing approach to professional education. The professional study program is conducted in close cooperation with the business sector and through partnerships with leading SMEs, which provides students with valuable experience based on equal proportions of theory and practice.

Empowering students

The goal of the Business School PAR is to empower students to develop new skills, to utilize their creativity and explore the possibilities of the modern economy in order to become successful professionals.

By creating a positive impact on the economy, and an empowering influence on the students, PAR strongly supports the startup culture, life-long learning, and entrepreneurship.

The educational principles that drive the Business School PAR are building experience, practicing skills, testing ideas, and creating strong professionals.

The study program requirements add up to students developing skills and challenging their ideas real-time. To provide its students with a chance to be up to date with the latest trends in the business and industry, PAR has established the Student Startup Incubator which allows them to practice their business ideas freely and encourages them to explore their professional identities with guidance from mentors and professional orientation experts.

The students are highly encouraged to move on to the Startup Incubator Rijeka and continue to the incubation phase. Namely, the Business School PAR has established a partnership with the mentioned startup incubator, that is led by the City of Rijeka.

PAR students have entered several national and international startup competitions, opened several new businesses, and started an online news website that promotes successful stories of businesswomen .

PAR’s success is connected to the creative leadership that gathers a young team of aspiring professionals.

International Orientation

The Business School PAR received the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) and became part of the Erasmus + program in December 2014. PAR has signed a number of inter-institutional Erasmus agreements so far, with respective higher education institutions from all over Europe. Its reputation, the multiculturalism of programs, and rich international experience is based on a long-term experience in hosting both exchange students and staff.

Besides developing cooperation via Erasmus programs, PAR has established a strong partnership with the Iacocca Institute from the USA in 2010 as well, which had a great impact on PAR’s development and strategic orientation. The partnership has resulted in a cooperation with Lehigh University as well.

The two institutions organize a yearly conference on leadership, and exchange students through various international and internship programs. Moreover, The Business School PAR is Iacocca Institute’s pre-selection representative for the program Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry and Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship.

Our students are successfully participating in the Global Village program since 2010, and since 2012 Lehigh students are enrolling in PAR internship programs.

International cooperation