Zagreb, Croatia

Croatian Studies

when 22 June 2020 - 10 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 1400

This course can be taken ONLY with another course offered by ZSEM:

Applied Creativity & Innovation (suggested for bachelor and master level students)
Behavioral Economics
Marketing practice through Big Data
CAPSTONE – Measuring & Maximizing Corporate Value (suggested for master level students)
Design Thinking
Financial Management
International Management
Managerial Accounting

The course will acquaint students with the general details of Croatian history, culture, geography, significant thinkers, as well as with issues pertaining to Croatia's modern development. First, students will be given an overview of the physical aspects of Croatia (basic details of the country's geography, natural ambient, vital statistics, etc.). This will be followed by lectures outlining key stages in Croatian history (Croatia before the Croats, the origins of the Croat people, language and state, medieval developments, the Ottoman expansion, the Habsburg period, the Yugoslav period, Independence). Accompanying historical overview, a cultural development will also be outlined. The overall approach in the course will be (socio) historical, sociological, anthropological, and philosophical, and (importantly) an attempt will be made to explain why such an approach may be particularly useful for students of economics and business administration. Issues such as identity and globalization, the meaning of “small nations”, cultural influence and development as well as the influence of “great” ideas will also be addressed. The course will include field trips to historically and culturally significant locations in Zagreb and other parts of Croatia as well.

Course leader

Dr. Borna Jalsenjak acquired his PhD at the Centre for Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb. At ZSEM he teaches Introduction to Philosophy, and Business Ethics and CSR courses.

Target group

This course is recommended for undergraduate, masters and MBA students.

Course aim

By attending lectures and fieldtrips students will be familiarized with and will acquire the basic knowledge on Croatia.

Inspired by the lectures, assignments and up to date experience of their staying in Croatia, students will prepare series of reports about fieldtrips and a presentation on the topic of their choice.

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Credits info

10 EC
- 4 ECTS for Croatian Studies (2 US CREDITS)
- 6 ECTS for any other course mentioned above (3 US CREDITS)

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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. *

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EUR 999: Early bird fee*

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