VERN’ University of Applied Sciences started operating as a higher-educational institution in 2000. and it is the oldest and the biggest private higher institution in Croatia.

Today VERN’ has: more than 2.100 students and 4.000 alumni; around 200 lecturers and 13 study programs.

As the first Croatian private business school of higher education, VERN’ is pioneer in professional study programs and has started its academic existence with the professional studies of Entrepreneurship Economics. This is a study program that to this day represents the backbone of VERN’s undergraduate study programs and business culture promoted by the VERN’s educational programs as entrepreneurship is integrated as interdisciplinary part of every study program. It is our goal to develop transversal and entrepreneurial skills in all students.

VERN’s target product is the transferred knowledge; knowledge that can be highly applied in business practice. Skills that students obtain while studying are applicable multi-disciplinary business skills based on economic, legal, communications and other theories of essential significance for business practice, which are acquired through interactive study in one of the undergraduate and graduate studies through problem-solving concept of teaching in small study groups.

Our general and particular as well as educational, business and institutional goals are inspired and harmonized with the declared vision, mission and values. VERN’ is strategically focused on education that gives values and competences needed for students and teachers in the accomplishments of their personal life aspirations and career potentials, as well as the social community’s well-being. It is our institutional goal to enable good-quality, efficient and international higher education which contributes to competitiveness of the Croatia society.