Zagreb, Croatia

Croatian Studies

when 20 June 2022 - 8 July 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 1449

*** Important: This course can be taken ONLY with another course offered by the ZSEM International Summer School.***

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 a 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

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Fee info

EUR 1449: The tuition fee includes:

1 course from the International Summer School course list (6 ECTS/3 US credits)
Croatian Studies course (4 ECTS/2 US credits) with visits to cultural and business institutions
4- day study trip to National Park Plitvice Lakes, the city of Zadar with a boat excursion to National Park Kornati and a company visit to Pelagos Net (tuna farm), 3 nights accommodation in Zadar
Moodle E-learning access
All study materials
Rich social program

The tuition fee does not include:

Accommodation in Zagreb
Administrative fees for visa processing and health insurance
Travel expenses
EUR 999: Early-bird tuition fee for payments before April 30th, 2022.


Students from ZSEM partner universities pay a special tuition fee of 800 EUR.