On 9.03.2012, at Faculty of Economics – Prilep, UKLO has been organized The First Class Ceremony of the Doctoral program in Entrepreneurship and SMEs management as a Joint Regional Study program of five Universities from Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo with the support of three universities from European Union.

The first class event was attended by representatives of the universities participating in this doctoral program, professors from universities in the EU-project partners, the rector of the University St. Kliment Ohridski in Bitola, Vice-rectors, Dean of Economic Faculty of Tirana University, Vice-Deans of Economics Faculty Prilep, Vice-Deans of the universities partners in the project, professors, Mayor of Prilep and of course, the selected students.

Professor Marika Baseska - Gjorgjieska emphasize the fact that after more than a year preparing, designing and structuring of this study program by the twelve partners in the project it became a reality. While, she emphasized that it would not be realized without the support of the Rectors of the all universities involved in the project and especially of the Rector of the University "St. Kliment Ohridski "- Bitola prof.  Zlatko Zoglev, PhD, vice-rector for teaching prof.  Saso Atanasoski, PhD and the Dean of Faculty of Economics in Prilep, prof.  Georgi Mancheski PhD.