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Our Alumni come from a variety of professional backgrounds. COTRUGLI International MBA participants are managers, IT experts, engineers, doctors, consultants and bankers, all acting in unison to provide a stimulating and challenging environment, inspire motivation, and learn new skills and tools that are applicable immediately at work.

Jasminka Rojko

Jasminka Rojko

Head for large and international corporate clients / Raiffeisenbank

Participating in the Experience E / MBA program allowed me to experience the atmosphere at the EMBA program. In addition to the excellent presenters who convey current topics, I could feel the interaction, exchange of ideas and experience with other participants from different industries.

Robert Mehle

Robert Mehle

Account Executive / Microsoft

Pursuing my MBA has allowed me to see the bigger picture. I manage to understand more about my self, identified my strengths and weaknesses and learn how to be more adaptable. It helped me to have better perspective of my company but even more important to have better understanding of my clients.

Igor Nikolovski

Igor Nikolovski

General Manager / Symphony.is

With EMBA program at COTRUGLI, I expanded and gave structure to my previous knowledge and experience. Growing a network is not limited to simply “expanding my professional network”, but I established truly valuable relations and friendships. Oh, yes… and a lot of fun was involved along the way. The outcome of this mix of ingredients is an increased self-confidence and an unlocked stream of new opportunities.
…and it’s only a beginning!

Jelena Porej

Jelena Porej

Global HR Director / Groundlink Beograd

Cotrugli EMBA provided me with the knowledge and skills necessary to overcome short and long-term business challenges. The faculty, together with my colleagues, inspired me to become a better leader within the organization I work in.

Nina Strajnar

Nina Strajnar

CMO / CoreMatrix Limited

MBA has helped me to see the bigger picture. Some modules have changed my perception of the business world and some have further developed my knowledge in areas I previously knew very little about.

Djordje Živanović

Djordje Živanović

Country Manager Serbia and Montenegro / Coface

What I would like to point out having in mind past two years of EMBA program, is mostly the quality of the modules and professors, organization of the programs by the management, as well as excellent cooperation with my generation colleagues.The most benefit of all, including the above said, is that after finishing the EMBA program, I have knowledge and possibility to consider business challenges from many different perspectives.

Vanja Runje

Vanja Runje

Client Service Director (Board Member) at IMAGO in co-operation with Ogilvy

While chasing “outside the box” solutions, in COTRUGLI I found the greatest value in developing skills to consistently, on demand, urgently deliver “inside the box” brilliant solutions, by motivating teams of equals on numerous projects simultaneously, all that while balancing pile of ASAP business emails and personal life.

Kenan Kekić

Kenan Kekić

Executive Director / Eurofarm Centar

I have to admit that my expectations have been fully met – I moved to a new, better job with significantly better income, and this all happened during the first year of my studies. Nevertheless, there are many other things I feel I gained – knowledge, networking and some really great moments. I feel fully confident to honestly recommend the EMBA program at Cotrugli.

Alina Pop

Alina Pop

CEO / Electrogrup SA / Romania

I decided to pursue an EMBA because coming from an engineering background, I knew I wanted to do something more to improve my managerial skills. By coming to COTRUGLI, I had an opportunity to reflect on what I’m doing and how I’m doing my job. I believe the program is a catalyst for professional change. COTRUGLI experience was beyond useful ! I was excited about my classmates and my professors, who brought tremendous diversity of expertise and experience to the program, which immensely shaped my personal and professional development.

Vasil Gocevski

Vasil Gocevski

Managing Director / Seavus AB / Sweden

Benefits are divided in to two categories: structural knowledge and exchange of experience with 50 professionals, whom you can call friends by the end of the program.

Stanko Milushev

Stanko Milushev

Head of Sales / Russia, India, Africa, South America at Bang & Olufsen / Romania

EMBA program turns to be life changing journey shared with people from different personal and professional background. It simply deepens your knowledge, widens your perspectives.

Enor Ćerimagić

Enor Ćerimagić

Business Unit Director / Takeda Oncology / Denmark

All graduated COTRUGLI students deserve a medal! This medal has two sides: One is dedicated to our private life, to the great journey we had, to the emotions and great people that we met, and the second side is dedicated to the knowledge and experience that we have received and that we will use for the upcoming challenges in our business lives.

Kaloyan Ivanov

Kaloyan Ivanov

General Manager / AMK Drives & Controls Ltd / Bulgaria

COTRUGLI is a synergy of knowledge and the real business world. I received much more than I had expected – the methods and tools included in the program, helped me both in developing my professional skills as a manager and personal growth as a person. I’ve started to see the big picture of the business, to make quick and adequate decisions, not to be afraid of new challenges!

Lilia Ilieva

Lilia Ilieva

General Manager / HAVAS Media Group / Bulgaria

During the first day at COTRUGLI i said “I am here to win”. And I did! I got out of my comfort zone, my knowledge horizon grew immensely, I met great people and made friendships I’d cherish for life. COTRUGLI is a great school in the academic sense – brilliant professors, well designed educational program, professional program managers. But COTRUGLI is also a school in the personal sense where one learns how to speak up, to defend and idea, to become team player. COTRGLI is one of my best decisions so far because this experience thought me to be brave, to pursue my dreams, to be a better professional and a better version of myself!

Čeda Kokanović

Čeda Kokanović

Attorney at Law / Serbia

Having completed the COTRUGLI’s Executive MBA program, I now feel a bit like Neo from the Matrix after taking the red pill.

Olivera Gvozdenov

Olivera Gvozdenov

Director / Klett DUAL / Serbia

When I entered the EMBA, I wanted to discover a different side of myself and what else I am capable of. I wanted to do more and be more. During the COTRUGLI MBA program, I have learned so much every day from everyone and definitely enjoyed every step of my journey. It is not only about the title, it is about the personal growth and the support I have experienced within the program. I made lifelong friendships and some of the best memories of my life. I am so glad I had the courage to think bigger and braver.

Sašo Šimec

Sašo Šimec

Chief Operations Officer / Iskratel

EMBA program at COTRUGLI was a great experience for me. Combining my past practical knowledge and experience with great classes and discussions with well-known professors – all of this is something I will benefit from in my career. In addition, we had a great best practice sharing and networking with all participants in the program. Experience, which I recommend!

Ružica Petričec Fabijanec

Ružica Petričec Fabijanec

CFO and member of the Management Board / RASCO

Top-class professors in an efficient and high-quality way, tailored to fit our business schedule, delivered a considerable amount of knowledge and insight into the latest business trends. Working in teams with excellent colleagues allowed me to build a network of professionals and friends, which I can always count on..

Hrvoje Špalj

Hrvoje Špalj

Director / Privredna banka Zagreb

While enrolling in an Executive MBA program at COTRUGLI, my expectations referred to new business skills development and network expansion. I gained a lot more! Not only have I developed as a professional, but also as an individual… Not only have I expanded my business network, but made friends as well.

Bojana Hrovatin Matić

Bojana Hrovatin Matić

Medical Advisor Diabetes / AstraZeneca

Working for years in sales for an international company, I gained some experience and desire to continue developing myself both professionally and personally. After profound research I decided to join COTRUGLI Business School. Executive MBA program gave me the opportunity to meet a lot of different people, exchange experiences with colleagues from different business environments and further develop myself. COTRUGLI is right place for modern business knowledge, presented by excellent lecturers. Interactive modules helped me understand various aspects of management. Lectures are not only designed to be ex-cathedra but also to encourage lively discussions, presentations, case studies and teamwork on solving contemporary business problems and addressing key issues. The EMBA’s collaborative approach is invaluable, applicable to every day work. It has given me the knowledge, power, leadership and freedom. The professional and personal growth has been immense. Taking all of this into consideration, I got the confidence to make business decisions and to take risks. The most important thing I have learned at the Executive MBA is being self-confident. It is probably the best weapon to acquire independence in making better decisions and adding value in companies. The more you know, the more you dare. Another important benefit of EMBA is networking. At COTRUGLI, I had the possibility to meet highly motivated, highly experienced and self-driven colleagues with whom I exchanged ideas and discussed business issues. Today, I can rely on a worldwide business network. From this point of view, I can say that COTRUGLI helped me a lot. I had the opportunity to learn new things and to apply the acquired knowledge in my everyday work. Most importantly, it opened new horizons both personally and professionally. It is not just a place to learn business but a chance to experience a different life. If you dare to have a bright future with memorable experiences, EMBA is the right choice. It gives you the confidence to dream big.

Igor Pirc

Igor Pirc

Senior Consultant - Partner / Eudace

I decided to take part at COTRUGLI Executive MBA program after participating on the scholarships selection process. Qualifications and pare-to-pare exchange of knowledge and experience gained during the EMBA program means an important anchor in my career as an entrepreneur. The other important aspect of participating in the program is being a part of a network of top leaders. After finishing the program I opened consulting and project development company Eudace, where we are trying to implement our vision of successful and sustainable business. The company operates in two segments being business consulting and development of projects. In both segments our main drivers are an added value for our customers and excellence of service. On the consulting segment of the business our market presents companies that need growth support and reorganization of their current operations. It is a mature market where a breakthrough can be done only by innovative and integral approaches. That is why we offer to our customers legal (mergers, acquisitions), organizational (internal organization, ISO standards) and business (business consulting, marketing and sales) support. By combining different expert areas and employing consultants with different backgrounds (lawyers, machine engineers, marketing experts, human resource experts, and financial analysts) we can thoroughly understand and support needs of our customers. On the other hand through diversification of the service we disperse business risk and maintain sustainability which is extremely important for a long term success. My believe in the virtues of sustainability, long term approach and adding value for our customers is inspired by the knowledge and experience obtained during the COTRUGLI EMBA program.

Valentin Vičič

Valentin Vičič

President of the Management Board / Centar Faktor

CBA has an excellent EMBA program presented by top lecturers from all over the world. The program provides basis for swimming in the international business waters. Most importantly, modules are interdisciplinary and networking opportunities go outside borders.

Grozdana Marić

Grozdana Marić

Fraud Practice Manager for Central Europe and Adriatic Region / SAS

I chose Executive MBA at COTRUGLI Business School because it was a high level Executive MBA in the first place. In addition to that I liked to meet students from other companies / countries and learn from lecturers coming from all over the world since I wanted to develop myself in an international business environment. I completed Executive MBA program as a best student in the class. At COTRUGLI Business school we had an opportunity to learn from the best international experts, lecturers who came from the best world universities, with a creative approach that minimized absence from my workplace, which was also important for me. I see an EMBA as a critical point for getting into the corporate world at a senior level. The tools and knowledge gained at COTRUGLI became a very frequent feature in my presentations and negotiations. The program also inspired me for lifelong-learning, continuous improvement and fostering creativity. Another important benefit is networking – I met many smart, team oriented and hard working, highly experienced, highly motivated and self-driven participants, with whom even today I exchange ideas, discuss work issues and with some of them I have a wonderful friendship. To conclude, I am very happy that I joined COTRUGLI Business School – this unique, innovative, real world experience made me grow as a manager and as a person.

Kristina Bukilić

Kristina Bukilić

Finance & Accounting Divison Director / Erste Bank AD Podgorica

The EMBA COTRUGLI for me is an amazing well-rounded learning experience with business approach, which increased my confidence and ability to handle situations in working environment and to make educated decisions in whole range of fields. Choice of program modules with high level professors, the professional administrative team, the positive spirit among the students with cultural and business diversity are giving me additional value. It is a powerful package that can be translated into sizeable opportunity for personal intellectual, social, financial and carrier success, and I only regret why I didn’t have it ten years ago.

Azer Viđen

Azer Viđen

Project manager / Schneider Electric

Studying at COTRUGLI makes you a part of a vast network of like-minded, creative people that you can associate with and learn from for the rest of your career. I made new friendships that last for lifetime, with people coming from various backgrounds, bringing very different but invariably useful experiences, the same energy and motivation to achieve their business and personal goals. Looking backward, I am happy that I chose COTRUGLI because I got the best.

Tomislav Šarec

Tomislav Šarec

Migration Specialist / Valiance Partners

I have always been a very curious person, eager to learn new things and develop new skills, challenging myself to push the limits and boundaries about what I can achieve. After my graduation I started to work at a company specialized in capital markets which introduced me to economics and expanded my previous, mostly technical knowledge. I wanted more and always thought about taking an MBA program someday. After successful collaboration on several projects with my fellow students, the biggest challenge yet is to put into life an idea, a company, which was presented as our final business plan. And I think that it won’t stop there. I know that it won’t stop there…COTRUGLI Business School is best experience I had lately, both personality and professionally.

Danail Kroumov

Danail Kroumov

Managing Director / Soft2Run / Bulgaria

What is COTRUGLI? It is passion, knowledge and friends who become your partners. It is everything you would like to get from people, knowledge and society. You just need to courage to jump and get it!

Nina Gomboc

Nina Gomboc

GF Channel Sales Leader CEE / IBM

COTRUGLI MBA curriculum was exciting and challenging at the same time. I enjoyed the open and rich interactions with colleagues and professors. Trought the course, I’ve gained a lot of useful skills and information, but the biggest advantage for me was the networking – I met a lot of interesting people from the region and gained some new friends.

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