The Zagreb School of Economics and Management officially started operating in September 2002.
The enrollment of the first generation was the culmination of many years of work of individuals whose goal is to create a proactive business community as a source of comparative advantage of Croatia in the new competition framework.
Among the individuals who selflessly passed on their knowledge and experience through the best practices of the world’s business schools was the late Josip Bombelles, professor emeritus of economics at John Carroll University in Cleveland. A great patriot and descendant of an aristocratic family, he was the first and lifelong president of the ZSEM Board of Directors.
The late Josip Bombelles, a patriot and descendant of an aristocratic family, was the first and lifelong president of the ZSEM Board of Trustees. He selflessly devoted all of his expertise and efforts to it, ensuring that it grew into one of the top business institutions.
ZSEM enrolls its 1st generation of the undergraduate program.
ZSEM becomes the first business school in Croatia to be admitted to the elite AACSB Business Education Alliance.
ZSEM enrolls its 1st generation of the graduate MBA program.
ZSEM receives initial accreditation for the scientific activity from the Agency for Science and Higher Education.
Eduniversal, for the first time, proclaims ZSEM the best business school in Croatia. ZSEM still proudly holds this title, which is awarded every year.
Philip Kotler made his first journey to Croatia to attend a conference hosted by the Zagreb School of Economics and Management.
ZSEM earns AACSB accreditation, placing the school in the top 5% of the most prestigious business schools and universities in the world.
ZSEM launches a new undergraduate program in Business Mathematics and Economics.
For the first time, Eduniversal ranks ZSEM in the TOP 3 best business schools in Eastern Europe.
ZSEM co-organizes the Doctor of Business Administration program from Sheffield Hallam University, one of the largest universities in the UK.
ZSEM achieves the prestigious AACSB reaccreditation.
ZSEM's MBA program is ranked among the TOP 200 best MBA programs in the world by the QS Global MBA ranking.
ZSEM is the best graded higher education institution in the field of Economics in Croatia by the reports of Expert panel in the reaccreditation cycle 2017-2020.
The Zagreb School of Economics and Management received the highest grade of ADVANCED LEVEL for its Quality assurance system! Thus, ZSEM is the best graded higher education institution in the Republic of Croatia in the external independent evaluation of the Quality assurance system.
ZSEM signs a strategic partnership with one of the leading innovation centers, H-Farm.