MBA in Management

Zagreb School of Economics and Management

Program Description

MBA in Management

Zagreb School of Economics and 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.


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Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2017
2 semesters
Full time
Start date Oct. 2017
Croatia Zagreb
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