European Business Studies

The purpose of the Alma Mater Europaea - ECM's European Business Studies master’s program is to educate and prepare students to be innovative managers and leaders who will lead businesses and create new policies in Europe.

The Alma Mater Europaea European Business Studies master's program teaches students to do business in Europe effectively and equip them with comprehensive knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the commercial, political, legal and sociocultural framework in both a European and an international context.

At Alma Mater Europaea we train students to think outside the box – to identify critical paths and propose specific and high-quality solutions. Graduates will be able to put theory and methodology into practice as they collaborate to implement management and leadership principles in the modern workplace.

Academic excellence. Innovative programs. Real-world connections. First-class educational experience. Impact your career. Study in the heart of Europe.



  Course ECTS
Total per year 60
Total per study program 120
1. semester
1 European political, economic and legal system 6
2 EU project management methodology 6
3 European institutions, networks and lobying 6
4 Research methods and systemic approach 6
5 Ethics and professional standards 6
Total 30
2. semester
6 Project management 6
7 Management of European projects 6
8 Legal aspects of European projects 6
9 Financing European projects 6
10 Project portfolio management in the strategic context 6
Total 30


  Course ECTS
Total per year 60
Total per study program 120
3. semester
11 Elective course I 6
12 Elective course II 6
13 Elective course III 6
14 Elective course IV 6
15 Internship or excursion or seminar paper 6
Total 30
4. semester
16 Master thesis 30
Total 30

Other courses

1 European Civilisation and Cultural Values 6
2 European Project Funding 6
3 Croatia in European Integration Processes 6
4 Communication for European Project Management 6
5 Essentials of Organisational Communication 6
6 Applied Entrepreneurship and Leadership 6
7 Business English 6
8 Preparation for IPMA certification 6
9 Modern Leadership 6
10 Project risks, changes and constraints management 6



Undergraduate: Humanities
Graduate: European Business Studies, Humanities
Graduate: Strategic Communication Management, Humanities


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Cirila Toplak, prof. Ph.D., is a former consultant for European Affairs in the Office of the President of the Republic of Slovenia. She received her Ph.D. in History – International Relations at the University of Sorbonne in Paris, France, after obtaining the Master’s from Humanistic studies at the State University of New York, Buffalo, USA. Since 2001 teaches and researches at the Ljubljana Faculty of Social Sciences. She is also in charge of Research Center for political theory at Faculty of Social Sciences. In 2006, as a Fulbright scholar she did her research at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, USA. In 2007 and 2008 she was director of the Institute for Ethnic Studies. In 2007 and 2010 she was a visiting professor at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu. In 2007 and 2008 she was a director of the Institute for Ethnic Studies. She has been a Vice-President of the Slovenian Political Science Association form 2011 to 2013. In the years of 2006 – 2008 she was a Secretary General of the European Political Science Networks epsNet, since 2010 a member of the Executive Committee and the treasurer of the European Confederation of Political Science Associations ECPSA.


Graduates of the  Alma Mater Europaea European Business Studies master’s program will have a successful foundation for starting and advancing in their careers and will be equipped with applicable business skills taught by world-class experts from various fields.

The carefully designed program and teaching system allow students to acquire and enhance those characteristics prospective employers deem most essential: proactivity, timely reactions, awareness, accessibility, on-line communication skills, and the ability to use new technology in solving ongoing issues.

All Alma Mater Europaea - ECM lectures are filmed and e-learning supported. You can watch them in live stream and re-run them at home as many times as you like.


Whether developing human resources, enhancing organizational effectiveness, increasing productivity, or overseeing dynamic growth, the Alma Mater Europaea - ECM equips students with the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to face the challenges common in leadership positions and achieve their professional and personal goals.

Graduates in European Business Studies will be qualified to assume middle- and high-level management positions in all areas of business administration, particularly those with an international element.

Depending on your area of interest, possible careers with a business degree could include:

  • Management consultancy
  • Trading
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Market research
  • Insurance
  • Human resources
  • DURATION: 4 semesters / 2 years
  • TITLE: Master of European Business Studies
  • LOCATION: Slovenia, Croatia
  • START DATES: October

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