Experience Executive MBA: Business and IT

AUTHOR: COTRUGLI BUSINESS SCHOOL

Give a jump to your career. Understand how an MBA program can help you boost your business.
In association with Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, COTRUGLI organizes Experience module: Business and IT with Marin Tadić and COTRUGLI Alumni / Faculty on October 17-18 in Zagreb.

If you are considering Executive MBA studies as the next step in your personal and professional development, COTRUGLI Experience EMBA Program is the right choice for you because:

  • You will discuss and exchange ideas with other executives, COTRUGLI Alumni and get a first-hand experience on the quality of the program and the faculty
  • You will discover why COTRUGLI Business School is the number one choice for professionals who wish to upgrade their careers
  • You will ensure special enrollment conditions for the upcoming EMBA 12 generation, which starts in January 2015

To ensure best networking opportunities, basic requirements need to be fulfilled:

  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience
  • University degree
  • Fluent business English

Once your application form has been received, Admissions Commitee will review it and if neccesary invite you to an inteview.

The value of the program is 1.500 EUR. If you decide to enroll the program, the amount of 1.500 € will be deducted from your program tuition fee.

Number of seats is limited.
Location: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Unska 3, 10000 Zagreb

Please APPLY HERE before October 13th, midnight

Marin Tadić slikaMarin Tadić graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. He worked at Ericsson and then got a scholarship from the Austrian government in Vienna. There, at the Technical University, Marin participated in the research and development of the TCP / IP protocol in the Novel network environment. In Vienna, he also started working for Reuters, where he was offered to establish offices in Zagreb and Sarajevo. Marin Tadić accepted the offer and started to run business in these countries. Then he moved to Hewlett Packard, as the head of the Zagreb office. In 2002 he took over the Oracle office in Croatia, at the same time attending Ecole Nationale de Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) of International Management in Paris and the University of Edinburgh Management School in Scotland where he completed an Executive MBA.

 

 

COTRUGLI Alumni and Faculty as other speakers:

loraLora Čurković, Sales and marketing director at Infodom

Lora is currently working as Sales and marketing director at Infodom where he recently transfered from Sedam IT, where he obtained a Chairman of the Bord function. Lora Čurković has seventeen years of rich work experience, mainly in the Croatian ICT sector. He began his career in REVICON (representative of the audit company Coopers & Lybrand at the time- now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and continued to build it in the renowned IT companies: IBM Croatia, Oracle Croatia, Combis and Infosistem.

 

DriloBoris Drilo, Board Member at Iskon

Boris was born in Zagreb in 1976. After graduating from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and computing, his professional career was continued in leadership positions at the university and in Ericsson Nikola Tesla. In 2012 he transferred to Croatian Telecom, to the position of Director of Strategy and Development. He joined Iskon in May 2014, when he was appointed to CTO of the company. As CTO, Drilo is in charge of infrastructure, IT, planning, construction, operation and network monitoring as well for the development of new services.

 

kozjakŽelimir Kozjak, Director of ICT at Franck

Želimir has a master’s degree from Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb. The primary area of his work are information systems through which he meets most of the business segments. Executive MBA education (Cotrugli Business School) allowed him to look at the business from a bird’s perspective and complements the analytical insight into the processes. Analytical skills, pragmatism and presentation of ICT solutions, as the bearer of added value in the company, allowed him to participate in a number of projects on the topic of lifting efficiency.

delačKrešimir Delač, Entrepreneur and Management consultant at Simulus Group

Kresimir Delač graduated and gained his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering. Throughout his career, he worked at T-HT, Ericsson Nikola Tesla and b4b. In 2010, he finished Executive MBA program at COTRUGLI Business School and received his MBA degree, and in 2011 he founded his own company, Simulus Group Ltd., where he holds the CEO position. For several years now, he has been providing training and consulting services to local and foreign companies in the areas of finance and business development, with particular emphasis on business to business (B2B) sales. Recently, he helped to create a strategy and business development framework for several start-up companies in the region. He is also engaged as Business-technical evaluator in BICRO and a mentor in two programs: Founder Institute from Silicon Valley and The Business Plan Contest organized by Association eSTUDENT.

MegatrendDanijel Lenardić, Associate Partner and Management consultant at KPMG Croatia

Danijel is professor at COTRUGLI Business School. His experties are: Business strategy and planning, Financial modelling, Corporate finance, Organisational development, Business performance improvment, Performance management, IT advisory, Due dilligence. Beside being associate partner and management consultant at KPMG Croatia, Danijel is involved in various business advisory projects for numerous clients in the financial services, telecom, media, consumer markets and retail, as well as public services industries.

 

Here are some of the TOP reasons why IT professionals like to look at an MBA for further education:

Switching industries: While most IT professionals choose the sector based on their interests, a small minority, as in other industries, chooses the sector despite not having a passion for the work involved. The reasons for this aside, the need to change one’s industry and move to another one is something that drives the decision for many MBA applicants.
Career progress: Most IT professionals have a strong desire to move to a different associated role within the IT industry, but one that is further up in the value chain. For example, a coder might want aspire to be a Project Manager but not want to wait for 5-7 years for natural progression to allow this to happen. The MBA does not make this a given, but it can hasten up the process.
Moving to a different role: Very often, IT professionals want to move to a different functional area within the IT industry, such as say Business Development or Sales instead of being part of delivery. An MBA can facilitate this very well.
Realizing entrepreneurial ambitions: While people considering this may be in a small minority, they are there. IT professionals with some experience and holding mid-management positions often wish to pursue this route, and again an MBA can help to understand both business and entrepreneurship better, besides giving one a strong network of peers which can be very handy later.
Moving from IT services to IT products: Usually, IT professionals who provide technology services that are strongly based on a particular technology or IT product (say, SAP or Oracle or Finacle or BaNCS) may wish to cross over to the product management side of things. The two domains (service management and product management) are fairly different and an MBA can help to facilitate the transition smoothly, while also helping choose a different organization later that is more product-centric.
Moving from a line role to a consulting role: IT consulting can help IT professionals apply their technology skills to an advisory rather than an application context. Add to this the fact that IT consulting projects tend to be a lot more implementation-focused, requiring the close involvement of the consulting team beyond advisory and oversight to implementation, and this can seem to be a lucrative option. Most top consulting firms have an active technology/IT/Hi-tech consulting practice, so growth opportunities within the field are strong. An MBA can help make the transition to such a role smooth.
An Outstanding Peer Group
Interacting with other students from various industries and with various backgrounds, in the classroom and in study groups, is an important part of MBA program. You’ll learn as much from the experience and insights of other students as you do from the instructors and you’ll be expected to contribute at the same level.
Networking
You’ll build a new set of business contacts among your fellow students and the alumni of the program in which you’re enrolled. Students and alumni typically keep each other informed about new career opportunities within their companies and industries.

[hs_action]


ARTofHR

X