Banking, Insurance and Financial Management

Why study?

  • Money makes the world go round

    Indeed, but not in a bad way. Despite all controversy, the finance industry is one of the elite and at the same time criticism-exposed professions. In order to succeed one needs the same amount of knowledge and experience.

  • Assess an idea

    Competences in banking, insurance and finance are complex and subject to constant change. Monitoring the market, law and investment trends demands both broad general knowledge and highly specialised competences. Find a way to effectively finance in the right period, with the right sources and the right guarantees. These right choices are one of the key issues for any business endeavour.

  • It isn’t easy, but it opens to door to success

    If you decide to study Banking, Insurance and Financial Management, you are provided with an opportunity to become part of a business and financial elite, to manage cash and capital flows, to create loans and other financial products, to manage corporate and personal finance, to take part in domestic and international financial markets and to develop financial institutions and markets! It certainly isn’t easy, but this study programme will provide an opportunity to put your work and efforts into achieving your goals.
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    Professional study

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    Full time: February

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    Part time: February

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    Where? Zagreb!

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    4 semesters/ 2 years

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    120 ECTS

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    7.000 €

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The graduate specialist study programmeme in Banking, Insurance and Financial Management provides students with an opportunity to continue their studies and specialization after completing a three-year professional study programmeme at Libertas Business School, or similar undergraduate or professional studies at other institutions of higher education.

The aim of this study programmeme is to familiarise students with various areas of finance, banking and insurance, financial markets mechanisms, investment funds, and other financial institutions.

Students will learn about the role and importance of different types of financial markets, institutions and instruments, their structure and mechanisms in current financial conditions. They will gain an awareness of factors in companies and in their environments that can influence global financial markets and performance of financial institutions.

There is a strong focus on the area of commercial banking and insurance, and their importance for the economy and financial systems. Students will acquire knowledge and techniques needed to be successful at work in banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions and departments.

Where: Zagreb campus – classes taught in Croatian


  • 1st year
    1st semester (summer)
    Quantitative Methods in Business Management 30 30 8
    Controlling 30 30 8
    Information Systems for Business Management 30 30 7
    Business Risk Management 30 30 7
    TOTAL IN 1st SEMESTER 120 120 30
    2nd semester (winter)
    Financial Management 30 30 7
    Management of Insurance Companies 30 30 7
    Financial Markets 30 30 7
    International Financial Management 30 30 7
    Thesis 1 2
    TOTAL IN 2nd SEMESTER 120 120 30
    TOTAL IN 1st YEAR 240 240 60
  • 2nd year
    3rd semester (summer)
    Management of Banks 30 30 7
    Public Finances 30 30 7
    Monetary Economics 30 30 7
    Crisis management 30 30 7
    Thesis 2 2
    TOTAL IN 3rd SEMESTER 120 120 30
    4th semester (winter)
    Elective course I. 30 30 5
    Elective course II. 30 30 5
    Elective course III. 30 30 5
    Graduation thesis 15
    TOTAL IN 4th SEMESTER 90 90 30
    TOTAL IN 2nd YEAR 210 210 60
    NAPOMENA: Od šest (6) ponuđenih izbornih predmeta studenti u 4. semestru odabiru i upisuju u indeks tri (3) predmeta.
    List of elective courses in 4th semester:
    Investment and Portfolio Management 30 30 5
    Competitive Analysis 30 30 5
    Marketing in Financial Institutions 30 30 5
    The Right of International Payments 30 30 5
    Strategic Management 30 30 5
    Project Management 30 30 5

Learning outcomes

LO 1 Critically evaluate complex issues based on relevant methodology, literature and data

LO 2 Develop and demonstrate attitudes, knowledge, ideas, problems and solutions

LO3 Relate economic variables and construct a mathematical research model

LO 4 Present research results and estimate the impact on future trends in the financial sector

LO 5 Critically evaluate the role of controlling in finances and financial institutions

LO 6 Develop grounds for the application of instruments and techniques of operational controlling

LO 7 Valorise the effects of using information systems in business management

LO 8 Relate databases with measurements of business success indicators

LO 9 Rank risks and organise business and financial risk management

LO 10 Relate risk insurance instruments with the source and type of risk

LO 11 Elaborate financial plans in the business activity of financial institutions

LO 12 Organise reserves management in the area of life and non-life insurance

LO 13 Relate the functioning of financial markets and financial institutions

LO 14 Formulate and recommend a management strategy in international projects

LO 15 Plan and lead active management of credit, market and operational risks

LO 16 Relate the role of public finances and tax policy in the business and financial sectors

LO 17 Relate the impact of monetary policy instruments and measures with the conditions in the real and financial sectors


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93% of our graduates are employed!

94% studenata zaposleno

According to data from the Croatian Employment Service by the end of December, 2018 out of 4,030 persons who graduated from Libertas only 283 were seeking employment through the Service.


  • Start your career in:

    • Management and strategic planning in banking,
    • Organizing, preparing and running active, neutral and passive
      banking operations,
    • Financial management consultancy for funding and credit
      granting for business projects,
    • Business risk insurance,
    • Controlling management,
    • Securing funding for domestic and international projects,
    • Funding and credit granting for business projects,
    • Investment funds management,
    • Managing company’s finance independently,
    • Audit management and financial statement analysis,