Zagreb, Croatia


when 30 June 2014 - 18 July 2014
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1300

The emphasis of the course will be on the “real world”. Focus of the course will remain on understanding how investment decisions are made in today’s world. We will analyze the environment in which investors assume various levels of calculated risks while pursuing their expected returns. Apart from learning about different portfolio creation approaches and portfolio performance evaluation best practices, we will thoroughly cover concepts such as Capital Asset Pricing Model, Arbitrage Pricing theory, Modern Portfolio Theory, Portfolio Performance Attribution among others. Apart from understanding equity investments, students will also learn about bonds, managing bond portfolios, and derivatives. Finally, students will learn about the investment funds industry using many practical examples.

Course leader

Dr. Igor Gvozdanovic serves as the CEO of Platinum Invest, a fund management company. For the last seven years, he has also been lecturing finance courses at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He earne

Target group

Students with interest in finance and equity investments. Also, students who wish to pursue Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification later in their careers will find this course as a valuable stepping stone.

Course aim

The primary objective of the course is to help students learn the fundamentals of modern investment theory via lectures, presentations, discussions, case studies and portfolio management simulation.

Fee info

EUR 1300: Tuition fee includes this course with all the materials and Blackboard access. It also includes Croatian studies course with various activities such as visits to museums, Parliament and company visit. Students will also have two field trips included during the weekends.