Graduation ceremony and Alumni lunch in Belgrade

Graduation ceremony and Alumni lunch in Belgrade

Executive MBA 9 Belgrade graduates received their well-deserved degrees at the ceremony organized on January 19, 2019. The graduation ceremony was held in Belgrade at the Opera and Theatre Madlenianum.

Katarina Vladić, our Executive Director from the Belgrade campus, was a moderator during the ceremony. She welcomed guests and opened the event. Professor Jyoti Gupta, the Dean, congratulated all the graduates for successfully completing all the MBA requirements and also emphasized in his speech on the importance of lifelong learning. Afterwards, Branislava Milanović, Program Manager, together with the Dean awarded the graduates with MBA degree and congratulated them on the achieved results.

All of the students worked hard during the program, but some of them have shown exceptional commitment and academic achievement. Valedictorians of the EMBA 9 Belgrade generation are Alexander Emilov Grantcharov and Ivan Milutinović.

Congratulations to all graduates! We wish you to use your new skills, knowledge and a way of thinking to achieve business success and personal satisfaction.

Make sure to check out the photos!


After the graduation ceremony, the celebration continued with the Alumni lunch,  where we hosted our graduates and their friends and family. The lunch took place at the Milagro restaurant in Belgrade.

Business 360 and Entrepreneurship modules within the 8th COTRUGLI Days!

Business 360 and Entrepreneurship modules within the 8th COTRUGLI Days!

The traditional 8th COTRUGLI Days started today and will last until Saturday, October 13.

Within this annual COTRUGLI event, EMBA ZG 14, EMBA 9 Belgrade & MBA 8 generations are attending the Business 360 module, while EMBA ZG 15, EMBA 10 Belgrade & MBA 9 generations are participating at the Entrepreneurship module with professor Davide Sola. 

Business 360 module is delivered by professors Terence Tse, PhD, Danny Goh and Mark Esposito.

This module places emphasis on multiple perspectives of business and society. More specifically, it focuses on how frontier technologies are changing the business landscapes and vice versa. On successful completion of this module, students will be able to understand the developments of the latest frontier technologies, develop an understanding of the impact and implications of new technologies in economies, societies and businesses and consider how new technologies will reshape specific industries.

Entrepreneurship module is delivered by Professor Davide Sola, PhD.

During this module, students will develop skills for evaluating, articulating, refining and pitching a new product or service offering, either as a start-up business or a new initiative within an existing firm. At the end of this module, students will be able to understand and distinguish an “opportunity” from an Idea, have the ability to create successful Value Propositions that responds to real “vivid” needs of a customer segment and have creative confidence that will help them to respond with creativity to the many challenges that entrepreneurs need to face.

Shortly about the lecturers:

Terence Tse, PhD is Associate Professor of Finance at ESCP Europe Business School and visiting professor at COTRUGLI. Terence obtained his PhD in Management Studies from the Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK. As an independent consultant, Terence advised Shell International, F&C Asset Management, Alliance Boots, Alitalia as well as a Cambridge University-based biotech start-up.

Dr. Mark Esposito teaches Business, Government & Society & Economic Strategy and Competitiveness for Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education and serves as Institutes Council Co-Leader, at the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program (MOC) at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, at Harvard Business School.

Danny Goh is a serial entrepreneur and an early stage investor. He is the partner and Commercial Director of Nexus Frontier Tech, an AI advisory business with presence in London, Geneva, Boston and Tokyo to assist CEO and board members of different organizations to build innovative businesses taking full advantage of artificial intelligence technology.

Davide Sola is Associate Professor of Strategy, former Director of ESCP Europe London campus and Visiting Professor at COTRUGLI Business School. He earned his doctorate in Enterprise Economics from the University of Torino with a thesis on ” – Organizational transformation”. Dr. Sola’s research interests are in corporate transformation, strategic renewal, entrepreneurship and applied enterprise economics.

Welcome to the 8th COTRUGLI Days!

Welcome to the 8th COTRUGLI Days!

Our traditional 8th COTRUGLI Days have just started! All of our current students gathered in the peaceful town of Umag and are excited to both gain new knowledge and meet their colleagues!

Currently, EMBA ZG 14, EMBA BG 9 & MBA 8 generations are attending their Business 360 module with professors Terence Tse, Danny Goh and Mark Esposito, while EMBA ZG 15, EMBA BG 10 & MBA 9 generations are participating at their Entrepreneurship module with professor Davide Sola. 

We are wishing a warm welcome to all of the attendees and also inviting our alumni and guests to join us on Friday and Saturday for the Business 4.x & Future of HR conference!

Don’t forget to share your experience with us: #COTRUGLIdays



Experience E/MBA – Share with your friends!

Experience E/MBA – Share with your friends!

Since you are on your way or already have completed the program, you know that an ideal candidate includes an ambitious individual aware that investment in knowledge and quality networking are necessary for career development.

So, if you know someone who is entrepreneurial, has leadership potential and meets application requirements, feel free to share this link with them so they don’t miss opportunity to Experience E/MBA!


  • Date: September 21-23, 2018
  • Lecturer: Manuel Alonso Coto, PhD
  • Topic: The role of blockchain in digital transformation
  • Location: COTRUGLI Business School, Zagreb
  • Application deadline: September 13, 2018





Executive MBA Module Leadership, Communication & Change in Belgrade

Executive MBA Module Leadership, Communication & Change in Belgrade

Executive MBA 9 generation has attended their fourteenth module and the last one maintained in Belgrade. Leadership, Communication and Change module was delivered by Professor Michael Hathorn last weekend.

Our students accomplished the objectives of this course: they developed insights and master tools that will help them meet their own leadership challenges in a dynamic environment; and enhanced their team projects through the application of learning achieved during the module. During 4 day long module, we covered topics such as creating a motivating environment to support the achievement of business results, leading in complex environments, the characteristics of effective leaders in different situations, situational leadership simulations, leadership communication within individual, team and organizational levels, leading individual, team and organizational performance, leading innovation and change.

Professor Michael is a partner of OPTIMIS Sarl where he focuses on the consulting practice areas of Organizational Strategy, Executive Learning and Organizational Development. At Optimis, he works with clients and his partners to create and deliver high impact custom organizational development and learning solutions. His specialty is working with top leaders and their leadership teams to drive change in the organization.

Professor Michael earned a PhD in International Business at the University of St. Gallen and is a member of various professional organizations, including the Doctoral Network (DocNet), the Society for Organizational Learning (SOL), the Silicon Valley Association (SVA) and the American Marketing Association (AMA) organization. Michael has significant experience in leadership positions in industry and public sector enterprises. At Capital International in Geneva, a privately held investment management company, he founded and headed the Training and Development function for the European businesses. In his role as Group Director of Leadership at TNT in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Michael served on the HR Strategy Council and drove key strategic initiatives in the area of HR Transformation, established a Change Management center of Expertise and developed the Leadership and Learning Framework for the top 500 executives.