Academy Profession Graduation 2016!

Wednesday December 7th 2016


International Business College Mitrovica (IBCM) is proud to celebrate the graduation of 20 Marketing & Management and 18 Environmental & Agricultural Management students, who have been awarded double Academy Profession (AP) degrees from the Lillebaelt Academy of Higher Professional Education in Denmark and IBCM.

This professional qualification is awarded to students after two years of study, on the successful completion of an internship and a written thesis. Once they have received this qualification, students can either go straight in to work, or continue to bachelors’ studies. IBCM is a leader within Kosovo in developing skills for the world of work alongside theoretical study, and is one of the only colleges offering qualifications at this level.

Director of IBCM Charlene Miller congratulated students for reaching this milestone in their journey toward their future, and encouraged them to use this opportunity reflect back on what they have done so far as they start work towards their bachelor degree.


Ms. Miller thanked parents and families for all their support; lecturers and staff for their hard work; and IBCM’s donors for the generous contributions which have made IBCM possible. She also offered congratulations to IBCM Public Service Management students who do not receive an AP diploma, but who have nonetheless also been excellent students over the last two years.

Guests also heard a speech from Marketing & Management students Valmire Xhafa. She too celebrated the support of families and IBCM staff and lecturers, but most of all she recognised the hard work and achievements of the students: “We came to IBCM with a goal of learning something new, of improving ourselves. Dreams do come true, and these goals can and have been achieved. We have worked hard to be here today. We are proud to celebrate our commitment, dedication, and passion, and I am sure that we will all achieve great success in the future”.


Filip Rakic, also a Marketing & Management student, added: “IBCM is different from other colleges because they actually prepare us for real work. Every subject we learnt was crucial and will help us in our future careers. Personally I learnt a lot and I am already applying for work.”

IBCM sincerely congratulates all AP graduates, and wishes them luck with their future studies or careers!