Accreditations and Awards - Zagreb School of Economics and Management

Accreditations and Awards

The Zagreb School of Economics and Management is reaccredited business school – confirmed by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia, KL: UP/I-602-04/12-13/00009, UR.BR: 533-07-12-0002, od 27.02.2013.

AACSB – The Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The Zagreb School of Economics and Management, its professors and employees, with their dedicated work and high quality standards in all segments of business, achieved AACSB’s accreditation, thus confirming the position of leading business school in Croatia.

The Zagreb School of Economics and Management has achieved the AACSB accreditation enabling it to enter the exclusive club of the top 5% of the most outstanding business schools in the world. The accreditation reaffirmed the status of ZSEM as the leading business school in Croatia. Founded in 1916, the Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is the longest-serving international institution with the mission to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. It is worth noting that the exclusive club of accredited institutions include the renowned universities from across the globe, such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and many others; The Zagreb Schools of Economics and Management has passed the stringent criteria imposed on the best schools in the world.

Throughout its decade-long effort to attain excellence, Zagreb Schools of Economics and Management was recognized for the quality of its program, international standards it respects, and the speed of the employment of the recent graduates. What makes us very proud is that the business community was among the first ones to recognize the quality of the work we’ve done.

QS Global MBA ranking

The Zagreb School of Economics and Management has been ranked within the TOP 200 in the QS Global MBA Rankings 2020, reaffirming its position as a truly international school recognized worldwide.

The ranking is built on high scores for ZSEM’s diversity indicator, employability indicator, entrepreneurship and return on investment.  

The results rank ZSEM among TOP 200 in the world and TOP 60 in Europe!

  • 31st most diverse school globally in terms of gender and international makeup of students and faculty
  •  20th school in Europe ranked by indicator of interest
  • 79% of ZSEM MBA alumni are employed 3 months after graduation
  • 83% of ZSEM faculty hold a PhD
  • 25% of International faculty
  • ZSEM scored 100 out of 100 for Payback Month score, it takes 17 months to fully pay back the cost of the program, which is less than the global mean of 43 months
  • 8% of ZSEM MBA alumni start their own business, which is greater than the global mean of 5%

Eduniversal

The Zagreb School of Economics and Management is recognized for its quality programs, international standards which it upholds and according to the employment statistics of its graduates. We are most proud of the fact that the business community was the first to have recognized the quality of our work. In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 the French portal Eduniversal declared Zagreb School of Economics and Management the best business school in Croatia. The research arrived at these findings through the opinion survey of the deans of business schools and economics departments from around the world on what business school they regard as best.

At the Eduniversal World Convention 2018, the Zagreb School of Economics and Management was proclaimed the third best business school in Eastern Europe. ZSEM is amongst the best business schools. 

We proudly underscore that according to this research, ZSEM is not only the best business school in Croatia but rather, its Eduniversal 4 Palmes of Excellence ranking makes it the top business school with significant international influence. Eduinversal has acknowledged the quality of our post-grad studies (MBA program) in 2018. According to Eduniversal, these MBA programs are the best the Croatia within their disciplines: Finance and Accounting, Finance and Banking, Quantitative Finance, Human Resource Management, Management of Information Systems, Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management, Executive MBA and General MBA – CSR. Seven of 10 programs received 4 of a possible 4 stars. Still, the most rewarding recognition we can hail is the success of our students and graduates. Daily newspapers and business magazines often report on their success, ranging from achievements in international competitions to launching innovative entrepreneurial ideas.

Among top 5% of best business schools in the world

ZSEM among 200 of best schools in the world, among 60 of best in Europe

Leader in educating HR specialists