Why Finance and Banking?
The ZSEM Graduate MBA Program in Finance and Banking is ranked among the 10 best programs of its type in Eastern Europe and aims to prepare students for a career in commercial banks, investment funds, insurance companies, and other similar organizations. 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). A significant feature of this program is an optimal combination of basic theoretical knowledge of modern finance while connecting that theory with current practices which are prevalent in today’s domestic and foreign financial institutions and markets.
CFA Institute University Aliation Program MBA Finance and Banking has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program. This program positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world. Through participation in this program, the ZSEM is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.
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Why choose MBA in Finance and Banking?
In the context of today’s global economic crisis and financial scandals, the ethical behavior of financial professionals has become more important than ever before. The Zagreb School of Economics and Management is dedicated to producing not only world-class financial experts but also responsible global citizens.
MBA Finance and Banking Concentration has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 % of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the concentration.
Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that the Zagreb School of Economics and Management curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited for preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations.
Key elements of the program
The program consists of two semesters and culminates with the creation of a Graduate Thesis.
In the first semester, students will get theoretical knowledge to better understand modern finance and financial data analysis, learn to analyze corporate securities in the primary and secondary capital markets, as well as financial strategies.
The second semester then builds on the foundations laid by courses in the first by going into further detail through courses such as Financial Derivatives, Financial Institutions Risk Management, Portfolio Management and Investments, and more. This program also includes a course in Business Ethics and CSR, in which students will learn to recognize moral dilemmas and create ways and processes to solve them.