MBA in Quantitative Finance
ZSEM’s MBA in Quantitative Finance includes courses which are also taught at the majority of the graduate programs in Europe and the United States related to the field of Statistics and Finance. This program is adjusted to the specific needs of the Croatian market, while also taking into consideration suggestions, experience, interests, and needs of students, as well as of needs of employers in the Croatian business community.
This program has recently been included in Eduniversal’s list of the top 100 programs in the world in the area of Financial Markets. This is the second consecutive year in which our MBA in Quantitative Finance has been included in this list, and is placed ahead of similar programs in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, and France.
This two semester program begins with courses in Financial Management and Financial Statement Analysis, along with Selected Chapters of Financial Mathematics that covers zero-coupon bonds, yield curves and hedging, yield measurement and other topics. The second semester includes courses such as Financial Derivatives, in which students will analyze forwards, futures, and swaps; Quantitative Methods for Managers; and Applied Econometrics, through which students will receive an overview of important statistical tests. However, these are just some of the courses offered in this very advanced program.
Every lecture covers a specific practical problem from the world of finance, which can be solved in Eviews or with the advanced usage of Microsoft Excel, whose simplicity and effectiveness makes it popular in problem-solving. Students will also receive detailed instructions on how to use these useful software packages, and will use real economic and financial data in their analysis. Besides analyzing empirical data, students will use numerical simulations to generate data with properties that can be found in empirical data.
Professors teaching in this program include top experts from renowned financial institutions such as the Croatian National Bank, and from some of Croatia’s largest commercial banks, such as Privredna banka Zagreb, Raiffeisen Bank Austria dd, and Zagrebačka banka.
MBA in Quantitative Finance Curriculum
- Selected chapters of Financial Mathematics
- Random Processes of Financial Markets
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Financial Management
- Financial Derivatives
- Project Management
- Quantitative Methods for Managers
- Applied Econometrics
- Risk Management
- Business Ethics and CSR
- Portfolio Management and Investments
- 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.
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