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 the 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, transferring and increasing knowledge in the fields of economics and business administration
  • Adopting and transferring 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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Programs

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1-year MBA

General MBA

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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 suit 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.... [-]


MBA in Accounting, Auditing and Taxes

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ZSEM’s MBA in Accounting, Auditing and Taxes also includes the Business Ethics and CSR course, to provide students with an insight into 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.... [-]


MBA in Finance and Accounting

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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.... [-]


MBA in Finance and Banking

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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.... [-]


MBA in Human Resource Management

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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 an HR strategy, and more.... [-]


MBA in Management

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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 at 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.... [-]


MBA in Management of Information Systems

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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!... [-]


MBA in Marketing

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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 the 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.... [-]


MBA in Quantitative Finance

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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.... [-]


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