LIGS University celebrates 15 years of being on the market with online education, and we couldn't be happier. How did the first small online University become one of the world's most known educational institutions with a prestigious main office in the USA, Hawaii? It didn't happen right away. There were many obstacles and missteps at first. But finally, the big dream born in the heart of Europe - Prague, became a reality.
LIGS is not just an educational institution. It is a place full of people with their hearts in the right place. Thanks to their diligence and hard work, they help students from all over the world to achieve their dreams. It doesn't matter if their goals are personal or professional. The faculty staff of LIGS helps them to make a step forward in their career.
The idea to start an online University was born in 2004, and the institution itself was founded in 2006 by the one and only Pavel Makovsky - current acting president of LIGS University.
The main goal was to create a top educational platform that will work fully online. It would meet the needs and requirements of our busy students. With this solution, we save their valuable time. There is no need to go places or be present in a location. Thus they can study from anywhere in the world. They can learn online while working a full-time job or building their own business.
“We wanted to create a unique educational environment, where we focus on the quality of the programs. Our students can use their new knowledge in practice.” - Pavel Makovsky
One of the first research we did showed that people want to educate themselves while working. However, most of them don't have enough time to partake in regular, present studies at university. That is why we decided to become absolute groundbreakers in online education. We took the issue of not having enough time to study while working. We looked at it from a different perspective and brought a revolution into distance learning. We came up with a tailored solution for working students. The Study system that was born is intuitive. It's at the top of the market with online education. Our students have everything in one place. They can easily connect with their study advisors. All communication with their lecturers, supervisors of their dissertation, and their final exams happens here. They receive the best services provided by LIGS University faculty staff. That means one and the only thing for them - focus on their studies, work on themselves and achieve their goals.
Leadership - We are at the top of the market with online education.
Innovation - We have innovative methods and approaches and we constantly work on ourselves.
Growth - We support the personal growth of our students.
Success - We help our students to achieve their set up goals.
MBA. was the first program that our students could study at LIGS. In the upcoming years, we added more and more programs such as BBA, MSc, MPA, DBA, and Ph.D. In 2016 we had 6 programs to choose from. Later we decided to come back to the 4 core programs - MBA, MSc, Ph.D. a DBA.
Prospective students interested in studying at LIGS can currently choose from many majors such as HR management, Marketing, Project Management, Reality, or Finance and with a wide range of electives build their studies according to their professional needs.
All programs were picked and tested. We received valuable feedback that we used to improve our services. The current form of LIGS University was established by merging the European (founded in 2006) and American (founded in 2011) section.
By merging those two institutions we became a truly international university representing the best of the American and European educational systems. We became an organization demanded by prospective students from all over the globe. Students learn online, using innovative methods and qualitative ways under the world's most known experts in their field.
We are very proud we can present our international team of staff faculty lecturers. The staff currently contains 103 experts from 35 different world countries. The lecturers pass on our students their extensive experience and teach them to use it in real-life based situations. With doctoral programs such as Ph.D. or DBA, we have a team of academic experts helping students to overcome the pitfalls of dissertation work and publishing.
Happy students are our priority. Now and then we receive a reference from our alumni and it always puts a smile on our face. Their reviews are crucial for us. Thanks to their feedback we can constantly work on ourselves and the growth of LIGS University.
For the past 15 years of existence, we have graduated students from 44 countries and 4 continents. And they say these are the main reasons they've chosen LIGS University:
The modern and interactive online form of studies
Choice of major and elective subjects
Option to try studies
Leadership in online education
The international staff of faculty Lecturers
Diploma received from USA University
Option to pay installments for the studies
Possibility to interrupt studies if necessary or prolong the studies
LIGS University and its whole team had come a long way. We believe we will grow and become an even bigger and greater institution than we are now. We are working on new majors at the moment and we cannot wait to share them with you! Stay tuned, because it is going to be worth it.