History of RIT Croatia

RIT Croatia has campuses on two exciting locations, Dubrovnik and Zagreb. RIT Croatia offers four undergraduate programs: Global Business Management BS (Zagreb), Hospitality and Tourism Management BS (Dubrovnik), New Media Design BFA (Zagreb), and Web and Mobile Computing BS (Dubrovnik and Zagreb). In addition, as part of RIT Croatia’s life-long learning initiatives, we are facilitating the opportunity for students to earn Master of Science degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology, at RIT Croatia’s Zagreb campus: Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership and Innovation and Master of Science degree in Information Technology and Analytics.

1995 The American College of Management and Technology (ACMT) is established in Croatia when the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia initiated the establishment of private higher education institutions. Due to its reputation in creating and maintaining successful international partnerships, one of the most prominent private American universities, Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, New York) was chosen as the best partner in these efforts. 
1997 RIT's global campus in Croatia was the first to open doors for private higher education in this country. Rochester Institute of Technology and the Ministry of Science and Technology sign a cooperation agreement making ACMT the first and only private college in Croatia granting dual degrees for undergraduate programs: an American degree awarded by Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), one of the most prominent universities, and a Croatian degree from ACMT.
1997 ACMT offers a four-year undergraduate program in International Hospitality and Service Management delivered in English. The emphasis was put on tourism, hotel industry, marketing, finances, management, macro and micro economics, and entrepreneurship. 
1998 ACMT establishes the Office of Co-op and Career Services, which gives students professional support in the labor market integration, planning and career development. All programs of study at ACMT have a required cooperative education (co-op) program, and we were the first to introduce cooperative education in Croatia. The deliverables of the Co-op and Career Services offices are aligned with RIT's cooperative education programs, one of the oldest and largest co-op programs in the world. 


The first alumni generation is granted degrees for the undergraduate program of study in Service Management. Most of the alumni are employed as event managers, hotel managers, food and beverage managers, marketing and sales managers, product quality mangers, and finance and human resources managers. 

ACMT introduces a new undergraduate study program in information technology. The program educates students for prospective professions such as system administrators, Web designers, database designers, and application developers. The curriculum and program are entirely in accordance with the Information Technology program at RIT. The program is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education.


As part of ACMT's activities to encourage lifelong learning, RIT starts delivering a Master of Science program in Service Leadership and Innovation at ACMT in Zagreb. Upon graduation, students acquire an internationally recognized diploma issued by RIT.


A new ACMT campus opens in Zagreb, the capital of the Republic of Croatia, offering two undergraduate programs of study, Information Technology and International Business.

The four-year International Business undergraduate program meets high international standards of education and is accredited by a prestigious accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education as well as AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


Together with Apcom Croatia, an authorized Apple distributor for the Republic of Croatia, ACMT opens Apple iMac computer labs and an Apple regional training center on its Zagreb campus, the largest in the region.


As a subsidiary of a prominent American university, Rochester Institute of Technology, the American College of Management and Technology changes its name to RIT Croatia.

RIT Croatia campus in Zagreb moves to a newly opened business center Bundek, at the address Damira Tomljanovića Gavrana 15. Students and faculty have more than 1,200 square meters of premises at their disposal, equipped with cutting-edge technology, including a modern conference center, multimedia meeting rooms, a large auditorium, Apple Regional Training Center equipped with innovative Apple iMac computers and iPad devices, a student library, a reading room, and the lounge room for socializing.


RIT Croatia becomes the educational partner of HUB385 Innovation Center in Zagreb. With a community of world experts HUB385 hosts tech events, workshops, meetups and hackathons focused on new technologies that solve real problems and promote better living. Partnership with HUB385 brings numerous benefits to RIT Croatia students; from workshops designed for RIT Croatia students, discounts on services provided by HUB385, using the space in the co-working area which is sponsored by RIT Croatia, and of course – networking possibilities with top experts in the tech field.


RIT Croatia celebrates 20 years of educational excellence. The year 2017 marks 20 years since Rochester Institute of Technology first opened its doors in Croatia. More than 1,800 students have graduated from RIT Croatia and are developing successful careers around the world.


To build upon RIT Croatia's lifelong learning initiatives, RIT introduces the new Master of Science program in Information Sciences and Technologies to be delivered at RIT Croatia's Zagreb campus. Upon graduation, students will acquire an internationally recognized diploma issued by RIT.

2022 RIT Croatia launches a fully accredited undergraduate program New Media Design, BFA  at the Zagreb campus.