I started COTRUGLI EMBA program in 2013 with 11th ZG generation. Till than I was Mechanical Engineer on the position Head of Manufacturing with 17 years of experience in the company in which I was 16th employee and we built it from the scratch to the position of the regional leader in the branch with almost 300 employees.
As company grew my position in it was higher and higher and number of stuff and relations, I was responsible for, grew constantly. Through all these years we had approach to different trainings, seminars, consultants and literature but my bosses decided that we need something more serious to improve my managerial skills. So COTRUGLI Business School was chosen and from today’s perspective it was one of the best business decisions in my career.
COTRULI opened for me completely new business perspective, way of thinking and doing tasks. With so many years in business I didn’t heard something completely
new, but I had a feeling that after every modul I fill some gaps in knowledge. Finance, Accounting, Sales and Marketing gave me, as Production Engineer, precious knowledge and prerequisite to better understand these functions in the company. Some others like Human Resources, Communication and specially Leadership empowered my feeling of the responsibility for the employees.
But in not only up to knowledge. It is even more up to approach and understanding wider picture. Interdisciplinary teams on the same tasks gave me opportunity to better understand some different point of views. My fellow students unselfishly shared their knowledge and experience. They were friends, fellow students and teachers at the same time. I learned a lot from them, and I can say that I gained fantastic business network in those two years.
At very very beginning I was scared how I will organise my private live, work and business school but COTRUGLI has taught me how many reserves and potential we can pull out ourselves.
There is a saying: “If someone wants to learn something, he finds a way, who doesn’t he finds excuse.”
This is maybe the most precious take off because our growth and learning didn’t finish after our graduation. COTRUGLI showed me the way how to continue this lifetime process, opened a new perspective end encouraged me to aim higher in my business career. Today I am on the position of the President of the Board in an international company. I am responsible for Croatian operations with more than 400 employees and it probably would not happen without COTRUGLI.