The University "St. Kliment Ohridski" – Bitola is the second state university located mainly in Bitola, with faculties in Prilep, Ohrid, Veles, Kichevo and Skopje. It was founded on 25 April 1979, but the name "St. Kliment Ohridski" was not given until late 1994. The number of enrolled students exceeds 15,000.The act of the formal establishment of the university "St Kliment Ohridski" – Bitola was on the 25th April 1979. On 8 December 1994 when the University of Bitola started to celebrate the day of St Kliment in honor of his patron.The founding assembly was held on 25 April 1979 in Bitola. A Self-Managing Agreement for joining into the University of Bitola was signed by six higher education institutions and two research institutes, namely: Faculty of Economics – Prilep Faculty of Law – Bitola Faculty of Technical Sciences – Bitola Faculty of Tourism and Catering – Ohrid Higher School of Agriculture - Bitola Academy of Pedagogy- Bitola Tobacco Institute – Prilep Institute of Hydro-biology- Ohrid.
The international character of UKLO is confirmed by the participation in international programs and associations among which the most significant is the membership in EUA and BUA. St. Kliment Ohridski University is also a holder of the Erasmus+ Charter.
In the year 1977, then existing Higher vocational school of economics in Prilep (1960) had been transformed into Faculty of Economics, which had been one of the initial members of UKLO in 1979.
Faculty of Economics studies:-
• Management and Business
• Banking and Financial Management
• Marketing Management
• International Economy and Business
• Accounting, Finances and Auditing
• Innovation and project management
• Banking and Financial Management.