Croatia, Zagreb

CAPSTONE – Measuring & Maximizing Corporate Value

when 25 June 2018 - 13 July 2018
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 9 EC
fee EUR 1400

The aim of the course is to develop understanding on how to systematically integrate and manage all functions of a company in order to compete successfully in the corporate world of stock-exchange listed companies in the twenty-first century. A major perspective of this course is to synthesize prior coursework in order to help the student develop an integrated concept of issues affecting contemporary business environments.

To help expose students to the realities of dynamic organizational issues CAPSTONE (a computer simulation) and combination of lectures and case studies will be utilized. By utilizing Capstone, students will be able to test alternative actions of operating a business in a competitive environment without incurring costs or the risk of implementing them in a real setting. Most organizational strategic and tactical decisions will be made after consulting with the colleagues/Board Members.

Each student will have the opportunity to simulate this form of organizational life when working within his or her Capstone Team. A great deal of reputable multinational companies (IBM, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Google, etc.) continuously applies Capstone simulation to improve managerial skills of their employees.

You will be placed in a Team/Management Board and will manage and analyze your Capstone Company as well as competitors in the marketplace. Over the period of eight years (eight rounds), the students/you will make decisions about various aspects of their company. Your decisions will affect not only respective company sales and profits but also a vast number of quantitative and qualitative outcomes.

Course leader

Dr. Igor Gvozdanovic serves as the CEO of Platinum Invest, a fund management company that manages three mutual funds that he assisted in establishing in 2007. For the last seven years, he has also been lecturing finaninance courses at the ZSEM.

Target group

This course is recommended for final year undergraduate students, master and MBA students.

Course aim

Apart from learning how to steer a company toward long-term maximization of shareholder value, students will learn theoretical concepts on how to measure company performance as well as what critical success factors influence value of a company.
*for more information please visit ZSEM's official web site.

Credits info

9 EC
9 ECTS
- 6 ECTS for International Finance
- 3 ECTS for Croatian Studies*

*for more information on courses please visit ZSEM's official web site.

Fee info

EUR 1400: Regular fee*

One additional course from the course list can be taken but students need to be aware that the program will become very intense and time-consuming. In case they do decide to take additional course they can earn up to 15 ECTS credits. *

*for more information please visit ZSEM's official web site.
EUR 999: Early bird fee*

*for more information please visit ZSEM's official web site.