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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, and 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 are 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 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), Igor Gvozdanović  (CEO of Platinum Invest), Zlatko Mateša (President, Croatian Olympic Committee), and many others.

What students say about ZSEM?

Vitor Duarte

Professors at ZSEM are great since they resort to several innovative teaching methods, and most of the times I was able to learn from their personal experiences on the market. All of these made me feel very interested in the courses I was taking at the time and made me want to go for further knowledge.
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Sid Eshuis

I like best that it's a small school and also the teaching style - during lectures and seminars we work on real case studies. There's not too much theory and everything is very practice oriented, which is very different from my university back home.
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Ana Šimić

Studying at ZSEM has helped me get into the swing of things at my workplace more easily and quickly while my superiors are very often surprised by the scope and quality of the knowledge that I have acquired.
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Matea Sokolar

From the beginning I had very high expectations about the MBA program at ZSEM, including both the subject courses and the professors. The thing that I liked the most was the way of teaching, especially from the international professors who encourage each lecture to have discussions and where students are encouraged to give their opinions. I also liked that the professors gave real life examples in class. Another thing that I liked about the program is that in both semesters, there were many international students so I had the opportunity to make friends from all over the world.
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