COTRUGLI Business School

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History: Benedetto Cotrugli was born in Dubrovnik, Croatia in 1416. He was a merchant by profession, a humanist by education, a scientist by vocation and a diplomat by invitation. His book, The Art of Trade, written in 1458, is credited with being the first to describe the principles and methods of Double Entry Bookkeeping. He also described principles of personal development and the importance of ethics in business.

Address: COTRUGLI has two campuses (in Zagreb and Belgrade) and representative office in Ljubljana.

Ambience: All facilities are located in wider center of mentioned capitals. During the lectures in Zagreb, participants could benefit from favorable accommodation options since several apartments are available within campus building. Surrounding areas are both interesting and pleasant.

Vital statistics: E/MBA program’s syllabus includes both hard skill (such as Finance, Managerial Economics & Quantitative methods, Managerial Accounting etc.) and soft skill modules (including Leadership, Personal Development, Business Communication). The Executive MBA program is oriented towards highly motivated and action driven senior executives striving for modern-day knowledge and experience that they can put into practice right away. EMBA program lasts 2 years in total and modules are held approximately one prolonged weekend per month and require minimal absence from work.

International connections: There is a strategic partnership with INCAE–leading business school in Latin America founded by Harvard. Usually, field trips are organized to Costa Rica at the end of the E/MBA generation. Partnership is also formed with XIME, reputable business school from India, Bangalore. Student exchange with mentioned schools could be arranged.

Glittering alumni: Anton Müller - General Manager of Mariott International, one of world’s most reputable hotel chains, Ivana Mili? - Commercial Finance Manager For Serbia,Montenegro, Macedonia & Albania in Coca Cola (CCHBC), Radoslav Dudolenski – Board Member in Energo-PRO, Bulgaria.

Gurus: Esteban Brenes, PhD, INCAE, Costa Rica, Jyoti Gupta, PhD, ESCP-EAP, France, Anthony J. Evans, PhD, ESCP-EAP, UK, Emmanuel Zilberberg, PhD, ESCP-EAP, France, Mike George, Cotrugli, UK, John Ickis, DBA, INCAE, Costa Rica, Peter Race, MBA, Henley Management Colleague.

Student profile: The average age of MBA participants is around 25 years and for Executive MBA program average is 34 years. Around 40 per cent of all E/MBA participants are women. Participants came mainly from region of SE Europe including Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia.

Cost: The MBA program is €12 000. The Executive MBA program is €18 000 (+ VAT 23 per cent).

Who's the boss? Dr Jyoti Gupta is the dean of the school.

Prospectus: +385 (1) 3706 270;;