The Zagreb School of Economics and Management has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. MBA Finance and Banking has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 per cent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program. This program position students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.

Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that the Zagreb School of Economics and Management curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited for preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations. Through participation in this program, the Zagreb School of Economics and Management is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

The CFA Program sets a standard for developing the skills, standards, competence, and integrity of financial analysts, portfolio managers, investment advisers, and other investment professionals worldwide. It is widely considered the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing program. Administered in English, the CFA curriculum and examinations are identical worldwide.

Fewer than one in five candidates who begin the program successfully complete it and go on to earn the coveted CFA charter, the “gold standard” for investment professionals.

Curriculum

First semester

COURSES ECTS FACULTY
Financial Derivatives 5 Iskra Kalođera Schmiedecke, PhD, ZSEM, Croatia
Mario Glogovic, CFA
Financial Institutions and Markets 5 Neven Vidakovic, PhD
Denis Alajbeg, PhD
International Financial Management 5 Jurica Vukas, PhD, ZSEM, Croatia
Denis Alajbeg, PhD
Andrej Bajić, MBA, ZSEM, Croatia
Financial Institutions Risk Management 5 Andrea Pavlović, PhD, ZSEM, Croatia
Ivan Šverko, PhD, ZSEM, Croatia
Business Ethics, CSR and Sustainability 3 Kristijan Krkač, PhD, ZSEM, Croatia
Borna Jalšenjak, PhD, ZSEM, Croatia
Igor Matutinović, PhD, ZSEM, Croatia
Portfolio Management and Investments 9 Denis Alajbeg, PhD, ZSEM, Croatia
Tomislav Bajic, CFA
Matej Modrovcic, CFA

Second semester

COURSES ECTS FACULTY
Financial Reporting and Analysis 6 Branka Remenaric, PhD, ZSEM, Croatia
Financial Management 6 Dario Silić, PhD, ZSEM, Croatia,
Zoran Barac, PhD, ZSEM, Croatia
Dino Dogan, PhD, ZSEM, Croatia
Maja Barac Adrinek, CFA
Quantitative Methods and Econometrics 5 Igor Jemric, PhD, ZSEM, Croatia
Petra Posedel Šimovic, PhD, ZSEM, Croatia
Tomislav Galac, CFA
Denis Lukic, PhD, ZSEM, Croatia
Graduate Thesis 10

Requirement for MBA diploma

Elective course min 3

Requirement courses for preparation for the CFA diploma

Fixed income 6 Tomislav Bajic, CFA
Alternative investments 5 Jurica Vukas, PhD, ZSEM, Croatia
Ivan Šverko, PhD, ZSEM, Croatia

*ZSEM reserves the right to change the courses and the faculty

Enrollment documents

For non-Croatian citizens

  • Diploma (translated and certified in English or Croatian)
  • Grade transcript (translated and certified in English or Croatian)
  • Passport copy
  • Two recommendations (academic or professional); If candidates GPA is lower than 3,5, third recommendation will be needed
  • Motivational letter
  • CV
  • Two photographs, 4x6cm
  • Document proving that you have source of supporting the study at ZSEM (most often „bank statement“)
  • Proof of application fee payment (150 EUR)
  • Certificate of birth (translated and certified in English or Croatian)

For Croatian citizens

  • Diploma (original in English/Croatian, or translated and certified copy in English/Croatian)
  • Grade transcript (original in English/Croatian, or translated and certified copy in English/Croatian)
  • Proof of citizenship (original Domovnica)
  • Certificate of birth (original Rodni list)
  • Two recommendations (academic or professional);

If candidates GPA is lower than 3,5, third recommendation will be needed

  • Motivational letter
  • CV
  • Two photographs, 4x6cm
  • Proof of application fee payment (150 Kn)

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 or payment by a student loan: 5%: 5%
  • GPA in the completed undergraduate and graduate program 3,5 – 3,99: 5%
  • GPA in the completed undergraduate and graduate program 4,00 – 4,49: 10%
  • GPA in the completed undergraduate and graduate program 4,50 – 5: 15%
  • Citizens of Croatia and European Union (without dual citizenship) : 5%
  • Candidates with a minimum of 5 or more years of work experience: 5% (to be proved by an official certificate).
  • ZSEM alumni: 5%

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

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 10, 2019
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