MBA in Finance and Accounting

Zagreb School of Economics and Management

Program Description

MBA in Finance and Accounting

Zagreb School of Economics and Management

MBA in Finance and Accounting

ZSEM’s MBA in Finance and Accounting is intended for everyone that wishes to start a career in the private sector in the area of corporate finance. The curriculum of this program offers a broad and interdisciplinary education, but also centers on specific and special knowledge in the area of business administration, with a focus on quantitative courses in economics. This program is also well suited for financial analysts, accounting experts, a well as managers that wish to expand their skills to include knowledge in the areas of finance and accounting.

This program contains an optimal combination of courses in both finance and accounting. In the financial courses, students will learn about the financial management of organizations, financial institutions and markets, financial derivates, and how to analyze financial reports. At the conclusion of the financial part of the program, students will have an opportunity to manage investments in a practical example.

The accounting part of this program will cover analysis of international and Croatian standards of financial reporting, financial accounting instruments, the application of accounting information systems, auditing of financial reports, and techniques of accounting management that are used internally by company management. Besides courses that fall into the categories of finance and accounting, students will also take a course in Business Ethics and CSR, which is increasingly relevant for those that wish to occupy senior positions within modern organizations. Many courses take place in one of ZSEM’s computer labs, and will introduce students to software for creating and analyzing databases in the areas of finance and accounting.

The professors in this program include seasoned professionals and prolific researchers in the area of finance and accounting. This program lasts for two semesters and culminates with the creation of a Graduate Thesis.

MBA in Finance and Accounting Curriculum

1st Semester

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Statement Audit
  • Financial Institutions and Markets

2nd Semester

  • Corporate Finance Management
  • Managerial Accounting Techniques
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Investment
  • Business Ethics and CSR
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Financial Instruments Accounting
  • Graduate Thesis

Tuition Fee Discounts

Students may obtain a reduction in tuition fee in the following cases:

  • Payment in one installment to the ZSEM's gyro account: 5%
  • Payment by a student loan: 5%
  • GPA in the completed undergraduate program 3,5 - 3,99: 5%
  • GPA in the completed undergraduate program 4,00 - 4,49: 10%
  • GPA in the completed undergraduate 4,50 - 5: 15%
  • Candidates with non-Croatian citizenship (without dual citizenship) : 5%
  • Candidates with a minimum of 5 or more years of work experience: 5% (to be proved by an official certificate).

A student may qualify for more than one tuition fee reduction, in which case they stack.


MBA Publication

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Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Oct. 2016
2 semesters
Full time
Start date Oct. 2016
Croatia Zagreb
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