Under current globalization and the process of economic integration in Europe, knowledge of international markets becomes an important prerequisite for business success. Besides being a prerequisite for long-term economic growth and overall social progress for small open economies such as Croatia, international market orientation also offers great business opportunities for businesses as well as for individuals. Membership in the EU, which offers numerous opportunities, also sets certain requirements for all member states, from the knowledge of administrative procedures and legal regulations to the coordination of economic policies.

The graduate programme in Economics comprises two concentrations: 1) International Economics and European Integration and 2) Economic Policy and Financial Markets. By offering courses in the fields of fundamental and applied economic disciplines, with emphasis on European Union and international financial markets, this programme aims at enabling students make decisions at both enterprise and policy levels in the presence of international competition. By examining the career advancement of students who have completed this graduate programme, employment opportunities are numerous and include working in banks and other financial institutions, advisory agencies for EU funding, domestic (the Croatian National Bank) and international institutions (European Commission, European Parliament, World Bank), ministries, local and regional governments, etc.

Duration: 2 years
ECTS credits: 120
Enrollment requirements:
  • completed four-year high school
  • completed relevant undergraduate university study programm or equivalent
    • university bachlor of economics or similar,
    • university bachlor of unrelated programmes with the obligation to enroll in additional courses for future education,
    • student with master degree of unrelated programmes with the obligation to enroll in additional courses for future education,
    • profesional bachlor of economics (with 180 ECTS credits) and with completed Program for acquiring requirements for enrollment in graduate studies
Study cycle: graduate university study programme
Curricula: List of courses
intended learning outcomes:


  • critically evaluate complex problems according to the relevant methodology, literature and data
  • concisely and reasonably present positions, insights, ideas, problems and solutions
  • select and combine quantitative methods and ICT in solving economic problems in management
  • develop communication and cooperation in different business and cultural environments
  • build personal and team responsibilities in solving complex economic problems
  • integrate the principles of ethics and social responsibility into decision-making


  • assess the possibilities to apply different theoretical concepts in the explanation of real economic situations
  • critically evaluate different aspects of contemporary globalization processes
Field of study intended learning outcomes:

International economics and European integration

  • recommend concrete solutions to problems in the fields of international trade and international capital flows
  • valorise the effects of economic integration on the example of the European Union
  • critically evaluate the impact of European Union policies on development and competitiveness
  • assess the value of the environment, i.e. the interdependence and effects of anthropogenic activity on the environment

Economic policy and financial markets

  • propose financial decisions on the macroeconomic and microeconomic levels in the conditions of market imperfections
  • critically evaluate the impact of European Union policies on development and competitiveness
  • valorise the impact of public sector policy and the public financing of common needs
Future studies: By completing the graduate university study program, a student can continue studies at this or other faculty or university at postgraduate doctoral studies at home or abroad, with possible obilgaition to enroll in additional courses arising from the specifics of the different programs as prescribed by the university or faculty acts.
Title acquired: Master of economics