Zagreb School of Economics and Management

Introduction

Zagreb School of Economics and Management

For ten years, the Zagreb School of Economics and Management has been educating Croatia’s future business leaders, economic experts, marketing gurus, and innovative entrepreneurs. With more than a thousand graduates, around 100 lecturers, and 1,200 students, ZSEM is the largest private institution for higher education in Croatia.

For the fourth consecutive year, French educational portal Eduniversal has rated the Zagreb School of Economics and Management to be the best business school in Croatia. Many facts speak of the excellence of our programs, including our outstanding employment statistics: namely, 74% of our graduates find employment at latest four months after graduation. We place a special emphasis on assisting our students in finding employment through our Career Center, a rarity in Croatia.

With cooperation agreements with more than 100 universities, business schools, and institutions all over the world, the Zagreb School of Economics and Management is Croatia's most international business school. Every year, more than 15% of our students embark on our student exchange program, studying at some of the world’s best business schools, without having to pay additional tuition. Many of our graduates continue their careers and education abroad; however, many choose to complete their MBA at ZSEM, as most of our MBA specializations have been listed among the 100 and 200 best in the world by Eduniversal.

Our professors are acknowledged and respected Croatian business and economics experts. Many of them have completed their education abroad, either in the United States, or in Western Europe. Our small student to professor ratio allows us to have a personalized approach to the education of each of our students. Our lecturers are always accessible.

Our students are creative, innovative, ambitious, energetic... They're the future hopes of the Croatian economy; they travel across world on student exchange, and win numerous awards at competitions. They complete internships in some of Croatia’s biggest and most respected corporations, where they often shine, and are offered full time employment.

The Zagreb School of Economics and Management is the only business school in Croatia that can offer you a world-class educational experience that will prepare you for a globalized business world undergoing constant technological and market transformations.


Mission and vision

In order to achieve its goal of transferring values, knowledge, and skills, our faculty produces intellectual contributions, primarily discipline-based, along with contributions to teaching and practice. We are focused on providing high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs. ZSEM's wider social influence is evident in innovative programs and working methods, in the interaction of all stakeholders with the business community as well as in publicity, which is an important tool for building relationships with businesses and our broader community.

The objectives set by our mission will be fulfilled through:

  • Nurturing business values and transfer of those values as an important code, implemented in School's life as well as in all parts of our student's education
  • Adopting, transfering and increasing knowledge in the fields of economics and business administration
  • Adopting and transfering skills for conducting business globally and adapting to technological and market changes


The vision of ZSEM is to become recognized as a leading accredited school of economics and management in Croatia.


ZSEM promotes high ethical and moral values of doing business, responsibility towards people, the community and nature, fostering tolerance, understanding of differences and the culture of dialogue. ZSEM is open to all students who accept the curriculum, the code of conduct and ethics promoted by the school.

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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General MBA

Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2016 Croatia Zagreb

ZSEM’s General MBA is a special interdisciplinary program that provides students a wide range of course options. [+]

Why should you choose the General MBA Program? ZSEM’s General MBA is a special interdisciplinary program that provides students a wide range of course options. The purpose of this program is to offer students the possibility of choosing the most interesting graduate courses that ZSEM offers. This way, students can mold their own educational experience that meets their learning goals. In this program, students will take core courses in marketing, management, finance, banking, accounting, auditing and taxes. However, they will also be able to choose elective courses from other MBA specializations, creating a combination of courses that suits their individual needs. For those that wish to have a broader MBA experience in terms of acquiring knowledge and competencies from different areas of business administration, our General MBA represents an ideal choice. Courses included in this program in the Management module include Strategy, and Business Ethics and CSR, in order to help students develop a grasp of strategic thinking and to recognize moral dilemmas in business, as well as make ethical business decisions. The Marketing Simulation offered puts students in the role of a Marketing Manager, who must make decisions in a virtual firm and develop a marketing strategy. The Financial Institutions and Markets, Financial Statement Analysis, and Financial Reporting courses all aim to make students literate in analyzing accounting and financial reports. Students are required to take four elective courses during the program, which will culminate in the creation of a Graduate Thesis. Because of the more broad approach provided in this program, our General MBA is perfectly suited to those that are just being introduced to business administration for the first time. In today’s dynamic business environment, organization members without a business background are being asked to take managerial positions, while not possessing the knowledge and skills needed to succeed inthem. This General MBA Program bridges that gap – if you want to advance within your organization and develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a managerial or leadership position, this program is for you. Another special feature of this program is the possibility of extending its duration without additional tuition charges, i.e. the rescheduling of taking certain courses in the next academic year. 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. Links MBA Publication On-line Application [-]

MBA in Accounting, Auditing and Taxes

Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2016 Croatia Zagreb

ZSEM’s MBA in Accounting, Auditing and Taxes also includes the Business Ethics and CSR course, to provide students with an insight in moral dilemmas and how to solve them. [+]

MBA in Accounting, Auditing and Taxes Accounting and auditing professions are dynamic, and they demand continuous training, professional education, and following of prevalent global trends. Because of the demanding nature of these fields, the Zagreb School of Economics and Management provides a solid foundation for anyone wishing to embark on a career in the fields of Accounting, Auditing or Tax Advising through this program. This program enables students to acquire knowledge that will form the basis for further development and eventual acquisitions of relevant professional certifications in auditing, be it internal, external or forensic, or tax advising. This program tracks current trends in accounting and auditing practice, and pays special attention to areas of accounting that are currently relevant, such as the detection of financial fraud within the forensic auditing and financial instruments accounting. This program was designed for accountants, auditors, and tax professionals who wish to advance and continue their professional development in these areas, as well as for managers who wish to supplement their skills with those from these areas. For those that wish to improve their corporate governance and advance their fraud prevention efforts, this program provides an outstanding theoretical and practical foundation. ZSEM’s MBA in Accounting, Auditing and Taxes lasts two semesters and is completed with the defense of a Graduate Thesis. Courses offered include Financial Reporting, Financial Statement Analysis, Accounting for Decision Making, Financial Fraud Detection, and many more. Students must also take two elective courses in the second semester of the program. Students will also be become familiarized with the Croatian tax system through the Direct Taxes in Croatia and Indirect Taxes in Croatia courses. As with other programs, ZSEM’s MBA in Accounting, Auditing and Taxes also includes the Business Ethics and CSR course, to provide students with an insight in moral dilemmas and how to solve them. MBA in Accounting, Auditing and Taxes Curriculum 1st Semester Financial Reporting Financial Statement Analysis Direct Taxes in Croatia Financial Statement Audit 2nd Semester Financial Fraud Detection Indirect Taxes in Croatia Accounting Information Systems Accounting for Decision Making Business Ethics and CSR Elective Course Elective Course 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. Links MBA Publication On-line Application [-]

MBA in Finance and Accounting

Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2016 Croatia Zagreb

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. [+]

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. Links MBA Publication On-line Application [-]

MBA in Finance and Banking

Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2016 Croatia Zagreb

A significant feature of this program is an optimal combination of basic theoretical knowledge of modern finance, while connecting that theory with current practices. [+]

MBA in Finance and Banking The ZSEM Graduate MBA Program in Finance and Banking, which is currently ranked among the 10 best programs of its type in Eastern Europe, aims to prepare students for a career in commercial banks, investment funds, insurance companies, and other similar organizations. However, this program is also perfectly suited for those that plan on working in financial departments of companies operating in other sectors, as well as for those that plan a career in government institutions (the Croatian National Bank, Ministry of Finance, Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency, etc). The program consists of two semesters, and culminates with the creation of a Graduate Thesis. The first semester features introductory courses, such as Financial Mathematics 2 and Introduction into Financial Econometrics, which both aim to transfer basic theoretical knowledge to students in order for them to better understand modern finance and financial data analysis. The first semester also features Financial Management, in which students will learn to analyze corporate securities in the primary and secondary capital markets, as well as financial strategies. The second semester then builds on the foundations laid by courses in the first by going into further detail through courses such as Financial Law, Financial Institutions and Risk Management, Portfolio Management and Investments, and more. This program also includes a course in Business Ethics and CSR, in which students will learn to recognize moral dilemmas and create ways and processes to solve them. Also, in the context of today’s global economic crisis and financial scandals, ethical behavior of financial professionals has become more important than ever before. The Zagreb School of Economics and Management is dedicated to producing not only world-class financial experts, but also responsible global citizens. A significant feature of this program is an optimal combination of basic theoretical knowledge of modern finance, while connecting that theory with current practices which are prevalent in today’s domestic and foreign financial institutions and markets. Lecturers in this program include Hrvoje Volarević, Jurica Vukas, and Igor Jemrić (Croatian National Bank), Dario Silić (Bina Istra), Andrej Grubišić (Grubišić & partners), as well as other esteemed experts. MBA in Finance and Banking Curriculum 1st Semester Financial Mathematics Introduction into Financial Econometrics Financial Statement Analysis Financial Management 2nd Semester Financial Law Financial Institutions Risk Management Financial Derivatives International Financial Management Financial Institutions and Markets 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. Links MBA Publication On-line Application [-]

MBA in Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2016 Croatia Zagreb

The MBA in Human Resource Management at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management represents the best step HRM managers can make in developing their organization’s strongest competitive advantage. [+]

MBA in Human Resource Management Bill Gates once said: “Take our best 20 people away, and I will tell you that Microsoft would become an unimportant company”. As companies compete in the global marketplace with their products and services, they also compete with each other to attract the best and most talented people. Bill Gates’ statement only rings truer today; as global competition intensifies, companies are going to greater lengths to attract and keep their best performers and value creators. After all, great companies are made by great people. The MBA in Human Resource Management at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management represents the best step HRM managers can make in developing their organization’s strongest competitive advantage; their people. Our HRM MBA was recently placed at the top of Eduniveral’s list of the best HRM MBAs in Eastern Europe. This program is designed for managers and future business professionals that want to learn how to utilize their people to achieve organizational objectives, who wish to learn how to recruit star employees, how to manage change, create a HR strategy, and more. Courses within this program include Recruitment and Selection, Leadership, Management of Change and Human Resources, Performance Measurements and Reward Systems, and others. Classes include examples of human resource management in practice, video examples, case studies, and are highly interactive. In this program, students will also take part in a computer simulation in which they will assume the role of a Human Resource Manager, and make decisions on recruitment, promotions, salary increases, employee training, etc. Based on the outcomes of their actions, they will learn how HRM theory relates to practice. This program lasts for two semesters, in the second of which students will have to create a Graduate Thesis. The lecturers represent a combination of Croatian and foreign experts in the area of Human Resource Management. Study groups are small, as they are in all programs offered by the Zagreb School of Economics and Management, and communication between professors and students is direct. Lecturers in this program include Dino Dogan (Croatian Telecom), Li Choy Chong and Markus Menz (St. Gallen University, Switzerland), Julie Felker (University of Michigan, United States), Herman Lassleben (Reutlingen University, Germany), Randy Richards and Dan Ebener (St. Ambrose University, United States), along with ZSEM’s experts. MBA in Human Resource Management Curriculum 1st Semester Management of Change and Human Resources Electronic Business Management Leadership Strategy Business Ethics and CSR 2nd Semester Recruitment and Selection Strategies for Managing Human Resources Project Management Performance Measurements and Reward Systems Measurement Application in Human Resource Management Intercultural Transformational Leadership 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. Links MBA Publication On-line Application [-]

MBA in Management

Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2016 Croatia Zagreb

The MBA in Management at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management aims to help potential students strengthen their understanding of the philosophy of management. [+]

MBA in Management Managers are the ones ultimately responsible for the successful and efficient operation of organizations. However, in order to accomplish this, managers must have skills and knowledge that will help them succeed in such a role. They need to adequately manage human resources because, as the saying goes, every manager with subordinates is a human resource manager. They need to be adept in using leadership techniques and in strategic thinking. A strong moral compass is a prerequisite for any modern manager, as is an ability to manage projects, read into accounting reports, and use statistics to reduce uncertainty in business decision making. The MBA in Management at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management aims to help potential students strengthen their understanding of the philosophy of management, develop analytical capabilities, and to help them become the managers they can be. If you’re currently pursuing or wish to embark on a career in human resource management, project management, e-business, or if you just want to develop your strategic and leadership skills, this program was designed for you. As part of this program, students will also take part in business simulations that aim to test their decision making abilities and to help them understand the consequences of their decisions. ZSEM’s MBA in Management includes courses in Strategy, Management of Change, Business Ethics, Project Management, Managerial Accounting, and more. In order to give our students a broader view of how managerial decisions affect organizations, students will also take a course consisting of a human resource management simulation, Strategies for Managing Human Resources. The Markstrat marketing simulation will also be administered in an obligatory course. As marketing and maximization of company value are inherently linked, this course provides students with an opportunity to fill the role of a marketing manager in a virtual firm. This program consists of two semesters of compulsory coursework, followed by the creation of a Graduate Thesis, totaling 60 ECTS points. Lecturers in this program include Randy Richards and Dan Ebener (St. Ambrose University, United States), Renata Franc (Ivo Pilar Social Sciences Institute), Zlatko Mateša (President, Croatian Olympic Committee), and many others. Our faculty also includes Prashant Kale (Rice University, Texas), who was recently included in Bloomberg Businessweek’s list of the best 10 business professors in the world. MBA in Management Curriculum 1st Semester Management of Change and Human Resources Electronic Business Management Strategy Leadership Strategies for Managing Human Resources Business Ethics and CSR 2nd Semester Managerial Accounting Project Management Marketing Simulation Quantitative Methods for Managers Managerial Techniques Maximization and Measurement of Company Value 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. Links MBA Publication On-line Application [-]

MBA in Management of Information Systems

Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2016 Croatia Zagreb

The MBA MIS at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management was recently included in Eduniveral’s list of the top ten Information System Management MBA programs in Eastern Europe! [+]

MBA in Management of Information Systems You’ve probably heard the phrase that says information is power. The development of information technology and systems has become one of the hallmarks of the modern global economy. While in the past natural and basic resources represented the greatest source of competitive advantage, today those that manage information are usually the ones that prosper in the competitive global marketplace. Many organizations have recognized the need for efficient information management, and are investing considerable resources in their information systems to stay successful. Our MBA Program in Management of Information Systems offers exactly what today’s IT managers need. This program will cover the question of how technology, social structure and organizations together create the dynamics of information exchange and development of learning at different levels. Due to the international dimension of the modern business environment, this program contains a combination of lectures by Croatian and foreign experts. The MBA MIS at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management was recently included in Eduniveral’s list of the top ten Information System Management MBA programs in Eastern Europe! Of the courses offered as part of this program, Information Security will cover topics such as information theft, computer crime, internal or external fraud, and others. Electronic Business Management will focus on e-business technologies and e-business theories that are applicable in today’s business environment, while Business Intelligence Applications will cover technologies, applications, and practices for the collection, integration, analysis, and presentation of business information. Students will also take courses in System Analysis and Design, Project Management, SAP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Maximization and Measurement of Company Value, as well as a Marketing Simulation course which will put the skills they learn in MIS in an organizational context. A Business Ethics and CSR course is also offered, and the program culminates with the creation of a Graduate Thesis. Professors that lecture as part of this program include Ivica Crnković (Mälardalen University, Sweden), Igor Gvozdanović (Platinum Invest), Siniša Krajnović (Ericsson - Nikola Tesla), Goran Radonić (T-Systems International GmbH, Germany) along with other experts such as Karmela Aleksić - Maslać, Hrvoje Jerković, and others. MBA in Management of Information Systems Curriculum 1st Semester Information Security Electronic Business Management Business Intelligence Applications SAP/MS Dynamics NAV Business Ethics and CSR 2nd Semester Maximization and Measurement of Company Value Project Management System Analysis and Design EC Management Marketing Simulation Managerial Techniques 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. Links MBA Publication On-line Application [-]

MBA in Marketing

Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2016 Croatia Zagreb

The goal of this program is to prepare students for senior marketing positions in a variety of organizations by developing their skills and knowledge in marketing. [+]

MBA in Marketing Marketing is a central function in all successful modern organizations, regardless if they’re corporations, small or medium size businesses, charities, and even in some government institutions. The importance of marketing in today’s society cannot be overstated; as technological advancements have made it easier for companies to find customers and markets in different parts of the world, marketing has become a complex activity that transcends the 4P’s; successful marketing is the key to survival of many organizations. Career options in marketing can also be very diverse. If you decide to make the leap and specialize your skills in this field, you can work for companies that engage in marketing activities such as brand management, strategic management, or new product development. Also, you can work for organizations that provide marketing services such as marketing research, advertising, public relations, or consulting. The goal of this program is to prepare students for senior marketing positions in a variety of organizations by developing their skills and knowledge in marketing, while also transferring ethical business values. This program will expose students to knowledge of marketing concepts and theories, and will also teach them how to apply these marketing concepts and theories in various organizational and industrial contexts. This program provides an optimal combination of courses in marketing theory, such as Consumer Behavior, Product Management and Design, Services Marketing, International Marketing and more, along with more qualitative courses such as Marketing Research, Marketing Metrics, and Price Management. Students will have to take part in a marketing simulation in which their theoretical knowledge is tested as they assume the role of a marketing manager in a virtual company. Lecturers in this program include John D. Branch (University of Michigan, United States), Paul R. Murphy (John Carroll University, United States), Daniel Butler (Auburn University, United States), Patricia Loubeau (Iona College, United States), Thomas Baker (Clemson University, United States), Carlos Rodriguez (Delaware State University, United States), Tracy Tuten (East Carolina University, United States), Dominik Mahr (Maastricht University, The Netherlands), and others. MBA in Marketing Curriculum 1st Semester Marketing Research Services Marketing Marketing Metrics Distribution and Logistics Management Consumer Behavior Product Management and Design 2nd Semester International Marketing Integrated Marketing Communications Price Management Marketing Simulation Business Ethics and CSR 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. Links MBA Publication On-line Application [-]

MBA in Quantitative Finance

Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2016 Croatia Zagreb

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. [+]

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 1st Semester Selected chapters of Financial Mathematics Random Processes of Financial Markets Financial Statement Analysis Financial Management 2nd Semester 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. Links MBA Publication On-line Application [-]

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