Financial Management

Level of studies

Study holder

J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Economics in Osijek

General outline

Course of study: Financial management

Carried out by: Faculty of Economics in Osijek

Duration of study: 3 years (6 semesters)

Enrolment conditions: Faculty of Economics in Osijek can be enrolled by persons who have completed four-year high school and have passed state matriculation exam, where only mandatory courses of the B Level are taken into account (Croatian Language, Mathematics and Foreign Language). In addition to the above courses, the average grade obtained upon completion of high school has the same role when enrolling at the Faculty of Economics. Components of the state matriculation are eliminatory, which means that if a candidate does not achieve the minimum number of points on these components, they will not appear on the list for enrolment at the Faculty of Economics in Osijek.

The special achievement component (high school average grade) is not eliminatory – if a candidate’s average grade is lower than 3.5, they will get 0 points from this component, but will, but will appear on the ranking list for enrolment at the Faculty of Economics in Osijek. The required number of points for enrolment can be compensated with points obtained at state matriculation exam.

Persons older than 25 years (who have finished high school before 2010), who have not taken state matriculation exam, also can apply to competition for enrolment in undergraduate study of the Faculty of Economics in Osijek for persons older than 25 years, where achieved average grade in four-year high school is the criterion for forming the ranking list for enrolment.

Professional or academic title / degree obtained after completion of study: Bachelor of Economics

All business systems, regardless of the type of organisation, have to have employees who possess knowledge in the field of finances. This applies to big companies, banks or insurance companies. However, it also applies to the owners of small businesses, or individual entrepreneurs, whether they are at the beginning of their entrepreneurial undertaking or have been in business for some time, to city managers, managers of utility companies, and to the institutions of public services owned by cities or the state. By the time they have completed the undergraduate study “Financial management”, the students should be able to master the disciplines within the study of finances and the functioning of financial markets. They will also develop the ability to apply certain analytical and quantitative techniques and acquire relevant skills in the field of management and finances. Finally, they will be equipped for adequate types of communication. Within the course of study they will acquire knowledge in monetary and credit policy, public finances, accounting, financial analysis and planning, financial management and computer technology in finances and accounting. In doing so, the students will be prepared for careers in different types of companies, banks, insurance companies, and public sector in accounting and financial positions. After completing this undergraduate programme the students can continue their studies within the graduate programme of the same name at the Faculty of Economics in Osijek, as well as other faculties in the Republic of Croatia which have analogous graduate courses of study (finances and accounting, finances, financial management).