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Report on Cooperation between Baltazar Adam Krčelić Accredited College of Business and Management Zaprešić (Croatia) and Croatian Association for Project Management

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By Zlatko Barilović and Ana Skledar Matijević

Zagreb, Croatia

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In 2009 Baltazar Adam Krčelić Accredited College of Business and Management Zaprešić and the Croatian Association for Project Management (CAPM) signed an Agreement on Long-term Cooperation on Developing and Promoting the Professionalization of Project Management in the Republic of Croatia and Training New Professionals Through a Certification Process for Project Managers in Accordance with the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Rules.

Baltazar Adam Krčelić Accredited College of Business and Management offers a specialist graduate study programme of Project Management, which is unique in Croatia. It was launched in the academic year 2005/2006 in cooperation with the Ruđer Bošković Institute (IRB) from Zagreb. The IRB Institute is the largest Croatian multidisciplinary R&D centre.

Besides the two partner institutions, a number of foreign project management experts participate in the teaching process. Here the teachers of the project Management Institute of the Faculty of Economics and Business in Maribor, Slovenia can be singled out.

Apart from the cooperation with CAPM, the Baltazar Adam Krčelić Accredited College of Business and Management has through its Project Management study programme established cooperation with other domestic and foreign institutions, such as Fachhochschule Technikum Wien (FTW), from Vienna, Austria and the Faculty of Economics from Osijek (EFOS), Croatia.

The Project Management study programme at the Baltazar Adam Krčelić Accredited College of Business and Management has been experiencing growth ever since it was founded, and, according to the number of students enrolled, it is currently the biggest programme at the College, with over 500 project management graduates.

In accordance with the Accreditation issued by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia for the study programme Project Management at the Baltazar Adam Krčelić Accredited College of Business and Management, the students are trained for:

  • project start-up and planning and managing operative and development projects of companies
  • preparing and managing projects in project-oriented companies, from the start-up stage, through implementation to the obligatory guarantee stage,
  • participating and managing complex scientific and research projects,
  • preparing and managing projects in the public sector,
  • preparing and managing projects for using external funds, especially EU funds,
  • organizing the entirety of the work in organizations they will be employed in.

According to the aforementioned Agreement between the College and CAPM, the two institutions have so far started a number of joint projects and activities …

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About the Authors

flag-zagreb-croatiapmwj18-jan2014-matijevic-PHOTO2 BARILOVICZlatko Barilović, univ.spec.oec., CPM

Baltazar Adam Krčelić College of Business and Management

Zaprešić, Croatia

Zlatko Barilović was born in 1984 in Zagreb. He holds a graduate specialist degree (MA) in Marketing from the Faculty of Economics in Osijek, Croatia. Prior to that he graduated from the Specialist Graduate Professional Study of Project Management at the Baltazar Adam Krčelić College of Business and Management in Zaprešić, Croatia, which was a continuation of his undergaduate studies in Business and Management (major Cultural Management). Currently he is attending a doctoral study in Management at the Faculty of Economics in Osijek, Croatia. He is a member of International project management association (IPMA) and a member of the Presidentian Board of the Croatian Association for Project Management (CAPM). At the Baltazar Adam Krčelić College of Business and Management he teaches Basics of Management, Project Management 1 and 2, and Planning, preparing and starting the project – practicum. He has written over 20 scientific and professional papers, and has lead several projects for the Baltazar Adam Krčelić College of Business and Management. He was the editor of two project management books. Zlatko Barilović can be contacted at [email protected]

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flag-zagreb-croatiapmwj18-jan2014-matijevic-PHOTO1 MATIJEVICAna Skledar Matijević, Ph.D.

Baltazar Adam Krčelić College of Business and Management

Zaprešić, Croatia

Ana Skledar Matijević was born in 1976 in Šempeter pri Novi Gorici, Slovenia. She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb in 2000 in English and Spanish Language and Literature. She earned her Ph. D. in literature at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana in 2007. She has been teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) at the “Baltazar Adam Krčelić“ Accredited College of Business and Management since 2001, with special emphasis on English for Project Management, Financial Management and Communications Management. She is an ESP textbook author and publishes papers in the area of ELT and ESP, language and literature. Areas of interest: interdisciplinary and experimental approaches to teaching ESP, education, new technologies. Ana Skledar Matijević can be contacted at [email protected].

To see other works by Ana Skledar Matijević, visit her author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/ana-skledar-matijevic-phd/.