First semester - Zagreb School of Economics and Management

First semester

Overview of the main lecture topics:

1. Introduction to Modelling
2. Basics of Excel
3. Data analysis
4. Optimization – introduction (Excel solver)
5. Optimization – linear programming
6. Optimization - network models
7. Optimization – integer programming
8. Optimization – nonlinear programming
9. Decision tree
10. Simulations
11. Linear regression

Excel has become an essential tool in making business decisions. The goal of this course is to give students an understanding of how to use Excel for modelling, structuring, analysis and decision-making in business practice.

The main goal of the course is to analyze and to describe basic concepts in mathematical analysis, that is, calculus and integration in one dimensional case with appropriate applications.

The main goal of the course is to analyze and to describe basic concepts in linear algebra with appropriate applications.

The course familiarizes students with basic concepts from the field of microeconomics, which studies the behavior of economic agents such as producers, industries, individual consumers and their respective relations. The goal of this course is to study how and if an economy uses its scarce resources to maximize goals (profits, utility) of society. The course starts off with an introduction to markets, the concept of supply and demand and continues with an analysis of the economic behavior of consumers and producers – how firms decided how much to produce, how producers maximize profits, and how perfect competition and other market structures such as monopolies and oligopoliesfunction. This course provides students with an introduction to the most important concepts in economics, providing them with a foundation for more advanced courses.

The course introduces students to the main principles of philosophy, especially practical philosophy and applied philosophy in economics and mathematics. There is an emphasis on those dimensions of philosophy that are important for understanding the formal and social sciences that the student will encounter during the studies. The focus lies on economics, mathematics, law, sociology, social psychology, rhetoric, and other similar fields.

The course introduces students to basic elements of critical thinking and helps them to attain skills of argumentation and communication necessary for better argumentation, inference and decision making in the globalized business world.

The content of the course consists of 6 units that focus on terminology and skills acquisition: Organization - expressions for describing company structures, different positions in a company; presentation skills and establishing contacts; Cultures - business culture and awareness of cultural diversity; terms for describing business relationships and expressing obligations, needs and giving advice; Human resources - job interviews, terminology related to employment; writing a resume and a motivational letter; Business ethics, terms that describe unlawful or unethical behavior; Competition - market terminology; negotiation; Change - Changes in a company due to mergers and acquisitions; conducting and participating in meetings; International markets - terminology of international and free trade; presentation skills and public speaking.
The main objectives of the course is to make students familiar with English terminology and concepts they will encounter in books, newspapers, journals and on-line pages, and are closely related to areas of law and economics; to enable students to use English terminology in the field of business law and economics in written and spoken form; to strengthen students' confidence in the use of English in the business environment.

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