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MBA in Finance and Banking

Zagreb School of Economics and ManagementZagreb - CROATIA

Field(s) of study: Banking - Finance
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 150 €
Course cost: 10 400 €
Possible funding options: 
  • Bank loan

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:

Available slots: 

Available spots: 30
Places available per academic year: 30

Program Language

  • English

Course length: 

  • 1 year (12 months)

Start of the program: 


Level of entry: 

A Level+4 years



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 would also be perfectly suited to 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).

Financial Derivatives, Financial Institutions and Markets, International Financial Management, Financial Institutions Risk Management, Financial Law, Business Ethics, Portfolio Management and Investments, Financial Mathematics, Introduction into Financial Econometrics, Financial Statement Analysis, Financial Management and graduate thesis

Course format: 

Full Time

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program


Entry requirements

MBA candidates should have good undergraduate transcripts, regardless of the field of the study. Through the application process candidates have to show the ability to understand the courses at the graduate level.
The candidate does not have to have a business background; admissions committees look for a students with a diverse academic background.
MBA candidate, having work experience has an advantage, but work - experience is not an absolute requirement. However, a good MBA candidate should have specific career goals and elaborate why are their choosing specialization in this area and how will an MBA degree help you in your future professional development.
It is important for a candidate to show he/she can work in a collaborative environment, to work as a leader and as a part of a team.

Admission criteria: 

Academic success in the undergraduate and graduate program - 30%
Interview with a candidate - 30%
2 recommendations on academic or professional qualifications - 25%
Motivation letter - 15%

Course cost description: 

  • Payment in one installment to the ZSEM's gyro account: 5%
  • Payment by a student loan: 5%
  • GPA in the completed undergraduate and graduate program 3,5 - 3,99: 5%
  • GPA in the completed undergraduate and graduate program 4,00 - 4,49: 10%
  • GPA in the completed undergraduate and graduate program 4,50 - 5: 15%
  • Citizens of Croatia and European Union (without dual citizenship) : 5%
  • Candidates with a minimum of 5 or more years of work experience: 5% (to be proved by an official certificate).
  • ZSEM alumni: 5%


Mrs/Ms Mia  Kišiček

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