Business Administration (Bratislava, Slovakia): At a Glance

University: City University of Seattle, Bratislava Campus
Fields of Study: business administration, accounting, finance, marketing, economics
Dates: June 30, 2019 to September 09, 2019 - Summer
September 27, 2019 to December 11, 2019 - Fall
January 08, 2019 to March 08, 2019 - Winter
March 29, 2019 to June 10, 2019 - Spring
September 30, 2019 to June 15, 2020 - Academic Year
September 30, 2019 to June 30, 2020 - Full Degree
Credit: 12 - Summer
12 - Fall
12 - Winter
12 - Spring
36 - Academic Year
36 - Full Degree
Deadlines: April 29, 2019 - Summer
June 17, 2019 - Fall
November 30, 2019 - Winter
February 25, 2019 - Spring
June 17, 2019 - Academic Year
June 14, 2019 - Full Degree
Price: $6,800 - Summer
$6,800 - Fall
$6,800 - Winter
$6,800 - Spring
$18,000 - Academic Year
$18,000 per year - Full Degree
Housing: Apartment
Minimum Age: 18

Program Highlights:

This is a unique program that focuses specifically on business administration, within the framework of the university’s BA program taught entirely in English. Our semester, summer, year, and BA programs are ideal for students who want more in-depth knowledge business practices with a Central European perspective, but also with the comforts of studying at an American university.

The University:

Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle is a private, accredited, not-for-profit university that has awarded over 45,000 degrees and certificates worldwide. Headquartered in the United States with nearly 20 locations throughout the US and abroad, it is a truly a global university.

City University of Seattle began its operations in Slovakia in 1991, two years before the Slovak Republic came into existence as Europe’s newest nation. Since its establishment, City University of Seattle in Slovakia has successfully completed the process of local recognition and accreditation and has become a fully respected educational institution in Central Europe. Since 1999, City University has also offered its programs through Vysoka Skola Manazmentu (VSM), the first accredited private university in Slovakia fully recognized by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic.

The Bratislava campus serves as the university’s European headquarters and houses 15 classrooms, 2 computer labs, and a library. There is a diverse student body and you’ll enjoy the benefit of learning from international as well as Slovak faculty.

The City:

Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and is home to 450,000 people. The city is located on the banks of the stunning Danube River and is nestled in between Austria and Hungary and at the foot of the Low Carpathian Mountains. Tell your friends that you are studying in the only national capital that borders two independent countries – Austria and Hungary! Bratislava is the political, cultural, and economic center of the country, which is evidenced by the many government buildings, universities, museums, theaters, galleries and business and financial institutions. In your free time you can stroll the streets of the historic Old Town and drink a cup of coffee while gazing at the Bratislava Castle or St. Martin’s Cathedral. History and culture will be at your fingertips and our on-site staff will make sure that you are fully immersed in the Slovakian way of life. Since Bratislava is home to a number of major Slovak universities, you will have plenty of local college students to socialize with.

Courses & Descriptions:


Choose from a wide variety business administration courses taught in English. The program surveys the contemporary business disciplines of accounting, finance, marketing, economics, law and international relations. Students strengthen skills in communication and decision-making and learn about the central importance of behavioral factors in business.


Earn an American BA degree in Bratislava! Along with the process of globalization, education has become more global. Now there are so many opportunities to earn your degree abroad. That is why we have developed our full-degree options so that you can study abroad AND still get an American degree.

The university offers a 4-year Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A). The program is built on a solid core of management education combined with coursework that provides a broad understanding of business. Graduates of the bachelor program are well-equipped to continue their studies in graduate degree programs in a number of administrative, technical and commercial fields. All classes are taught in English.

Sample Course Listing

CityU: Business Economics - Credits: 3

CityU: Business Strategy - Credits: 3

CityU: Decision Modeling and Analysis - Credits: 3

CityU: Financing Organizations - Credits: 3

CityU: International Economics - Credits: 3

CityU: Introduction to Functions of Management - Credits: 3

CityU: Introduction to Project Management - Credits: 3

CityU: Introduction to Slovak Business Law - Credits: 3

CityU: Introduction to Slovak Business Law - Credits: 3

CityU: Marketing Fundamentals - Credits: 3

CityU: Principles of Macroeconomics - Credits: 3

CityU: Principles of Microeconomics - Credits: 3

CityU: Public Relations: Principles and Practices - Credits: 3

CityU: Strategic Management of Human Resources - Credits: 2

Transfer Credit:

City University of Seattle is a fully accredited American university. With prior approval of your advisor, the courses should seamlessly transfer back to your home university. Before applying it’s important to speak with the study abroad advisor at your home institution to obtain pre-approval for your courses and determine how many credits you’ll receive. Every educational institution has different policies about transferring credit, so we encourage you to follow your institution’s regulations.

After completing the program, we’ll send your registrar or study abroad advisor an official transcript with the course titles, credit hours, and grades. Your university will need this transcript to transfer credit.

Financial Aid:

For semester students, it is possible to transfer your financial aid to pay for some or all of the program costs. The first step is to check with your home institution’s financial aid advisor before applying. Since every home institution has different rules, only your advisor can tell you what kind of aid can transfer. We are happy to provide you with a certificate of enrollment or any other documents that your university might require.

For full-degree BA students, American applicants are eligible to use federal financial aid to pay for the program. Please contact us for more details.

There are also many scholarship opportunities available. Learn more on our scholarships page.

Application Deadline(s):

April 29, 2019 - Summer

June 17, 2019 - Fall

November 30, 2019 - Winter

February 25, 2019 - Spring

June 17, 2019 - Academic Year

June 14, 2019 - Full Degree

Late applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Applying for our programs is simple! Fill out the on-line application form and wait for more information from us.

Why Study Here

Affordable American Education

Tuition and living costs are much more affordable than studying in the U.S. or Canada – you’ll save thousands on student loans.

Enjoy the Cosmopolitan City

Bratislava, as the national capital, is a cosmopolitan city – overflowing with cultural and social events. It is a perfect setting for a college campus.

Live, Eat, Breathe History

A little bit of history can be uncovered on every one of Bratislava’s charming cobblestone streets – the Old Town has been well preserved and remains the same as it was during medieval times.

Get a Bang for Your Buck

Bratislava is an affordable destination – your dollar still goes a long way!

Be in the Center of It All

Since the city is located on the border of Austria and Hungary, it’s like you get three countries in one! During the weekends, you can explore these countries or travel further to other European cities. Bratislava is a perfect home base for your travels.


  • $6,800 - Summer
  • $6,800 - Fall
  • $6,800 - Winter
  • $6,800 - Spring
  • $18,000 - Academic Year
  • $18,000 per year - Full Degree

What's Included

Tuition and Fees

The program includes full tuition and fees at City University of Seattle.

Official Transcript

Two months after completing the program, we’ll send your home university an official transcript from City University of Seattle. This allows you to transfer credit back to your university (with prior approval from your advisor). The transcript contains the course title, grade, and credit hours for each course.


During the program you’ll share an apartment with other students. All apartment locations are chosen with careful consideration given to students’ needs. These include cleanliness, proximity to the school, public transportation access and convenience of the location with regards to stores.

On-site Program Director

Throughout the program, you’ll receive on-site support from the Program Director. The director will meet you at the airport, lead the orientation session, organize activities, and be available 24-hours a day.

Airport Transfers

In order to make your arrival go smoothly, your Program Director will meet you at Bratislava International Airport. He/she will take you in a taxi to your housing and help you move in. At the end of the program, the Director will also take you to the airport before departure.

In-Country Orientation

You’ll take part in an orientation session at the beginning of the program. The Program Director will provide you with helpful advice and tips for living in Bratislava, review the schedule of activities for the program, distribute cell phones, and teach a survival Slovak class.

Use of a Pre-Paid Cell Phone

During the orientation session you’ll be provided with a cell phone and a number of initial minutes. You’ll be responsible for recharging your phone with minutes. A cell phone is a great way to keep in touch with your friends and family back home. Also, text messaging is a popular and economical way to communicate with your friends in Bratislava.

Transportation Pass

To help you travel smoothly around Bratislava, we’ll provide you with a transportation pass that can be used on all buses and  trams.

Activities & Excursions

Activities and excursions will be planned throughout the semester. These activities are designed to help you get to know Bratislava and the Slovak culture better. Some sample activities include: a tour of Bratislava, museum trips, art galleries, bowling, films, concerts, and many more. There will be one overnight excursion to Budapest, Hungary and a day trip to Vienna, Austria.

Health Insurance

You’ll be provided with a short-term accident and sickness medical plan designed especially for study abroad students.

International Student Identity Card

All students are issued a complimentary International Student Identity Card (ISIC), which gives you great student discounts on airfare, rail passes, accommodation, sightseeing, food, shopping and more. Over 40,000 discounts are available around the world!

What You'll Need


Meals are not included, but you will have a kitchen available in your apartment so that you can cook your own meals. Food is very affordable in Bratislava. Many students also like to eat out. There are small cafes and quaint restaurants close to the university for you to enjoy.

Spending Money

Bratislava is an affordable European city to live in. You will need to bring spending money for food, personal items, additional travel, and entertainment.

Round-trip Airfare to Bratislava

Student travel agencies provide great deals on airfare to Bratislava. The average round-trip ticket costs around $800.


Generally textbooks are much cheaper in Bratislava and professors use a lot of readers and photo copies rather than expensive books. You should plan on bringing $100 per term for books.

Pre-paid Phone Cards for Your Cell

At the beginning of the program you will be provided with a Slovak cell phone and an initial amount of minutes (ca. $30). During the program you will need to purchase your own phone cards to refill your minutes. Your Program Director will show you where to buy these.