One of Croatia’s first private institutes of higher learning, Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM) was established in 2002, providing undergraduate degrees in management and economics with options for specialization as well as finance, marketing, and accounting. Along with a Master of Arts in Economics curriculum, ZŠEM maintains a graduate program that offers MBAs in management, marketing, human resource management, and other areas. As the largest private university in Croatia, ZŠEM has been named the nation’s top business school for five years running and sits in the top 5% of business schools in the world. The Zagreb School of Economics and Management has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business since 2013.


Ranked by UNESCO as one of the world’s most peaceful countries and a hidden gem among Mediterranean destinations, Croatia is a sight to behold for any traveler. Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world line Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, while the interior of the country is punctuated by the soaring peaks of the Dinaric Alps. Forests blanket half the country, with idyllic karst springs and lakes tinted turquoise and mint green by dolomite and limestone providing hidden retreats for locals and tourists alike. ZSEM is located in peaceful northwestern Zagreb,  combining the serenity of the suburbs with the bustle of an urban campus. Just a half-hour tram ride away from campus lies downtown Zagreb, an energetic culture hub. Zagreb’s bright orange skyline is dotted with countless ornate neo-Renaissance buildings like the Croatian National Theatre and the Museum Mimara. The gregarious traveler will especially enjoy the lively Dolac Market or the Trg Bana Jelačića, a square at the heart of the city where all Zagrebers mix and mingle every day. Chic and opulence come together in Zagreb to make for an unforgettable travel experience.



After successful completion of a program, academic credit and transcripts will be issued by ZSEM, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.

All programs offered to international students at ZSEM are taught in English and most people in Croatia have a decent command of English, but some Croatian is always helpful.


Students are housed in shared apartments located close to campus.


Dates And Costs

FALL SEMESTER 2023: August 30th – December 22nd

– Application Deadline: May 31st, 2023

SPRING SEMESTER 2024: January 31st – May 24th

– Application Deadline: October 31st, 2023

FALL SEMESTER 2024: September 2nd – December 20th

– Application Deadline: May 31st, 2024

SPRING SEMESTER 2025: January 30th – May 23rd

– Application Deadline: October 31st, 2024

Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.


How To Apply

Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.

For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.

Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted prior to the program application deadline. If your intended program's deadline has passed, contact World Endeavors for more information.