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Courses in English

Foreign non-Croatian speaking students can enroll in the courses that are delivered in English. For more information about the courses please contact FOI International Relations Office or ECTS coordinator.

Winter semester

Undergraduate level

Summary:

The main goal of the course is student adoption of basic knowledge required for successful interpersonal communication in business environment and efficient figuration of messages in public and written communication and during the presentation of information. Also, the students will gain required knowledge and skills in applied fields of business communication, such as execution of presentation, sales communication, negotiation, conduction of meeting, interviewing, electronic mediated communication etc. 

Professors: Full. Prof. Goran Bubaš, PhD, Assoc. Prof. Violeta Vidaček-Hainš, Asst. Prof. Dijana Plantak Vukovac, Antonela Čižmešija, M. Inf.
ECTS: 3
Study level: Undergraduate level
Semester: Winter semester
Summary:

The main goal of this course is to provide students with detailed overview of IT services, make them understand the rapidly growing service economy sector, understand and apply best practices and reference models for IT services and prepare them for professional service delivery within an service organization, including the definition of service strategy, service design, service management and service delivery. The practical part of this course enables students to met all phases of service design while working on a team project.

Professors: Full. Prof. Vjeran Strahonja, PhD, Assoc. Prof. Renata Mekovec, PhD, Katarina Pažur Aničić, PhD, Teaching Assistant
ECTS: 4
Study level: Undergraduate level
Semester: Winter semester
Summary:

The aim of the course is to introduce students with the terminology in the field of business English and morphological and syntactic peculiarities of business English. Students use acquired knowledge in language production and interaction in given communication situations in business context, in oral and written form. Students learn about basic stylistic and structural characteristics of representative texts in the fields of business English and adopt strategies for interpreting texts and reference texts. Students will master the communication skills needed for listening a foreign language conferences, discussions or presentation, including the basics of managing in a multicultural context. Students can also use information technology for the purpose of self-expanding vocabulary and reading skills (analysis, synthesis of information) and through teamwork, through the provision of written assignments or oral presentations. 

Professors: Andreja Kovačić, lecturer
ECTS: 3
Study level: Undergraduate level
Semester: Winter semester

Graduate level

Summary:

The development of an organizational performance measurement model and its corresponding measurement system is a process covered by the continuum of strategic planning of an organization. Each model is, like any organization, unique and specific, but it is possible to define procedural guidelines and steps, which organizations can apply in order to make the development process easier and more successful. This course is aimed for students in graduate level to learn how to develop a strategic plan for an organization, that includes performance measurement as it’s main focus, using Balanced Scorecard as the most common performance measurement method.

Professors: Assoc. Prof. Robert Fabac, PhD, Asst. Prof. Martina Tomičić Furjan, PhD
ECTS: 5
Study level: Graduate level
Semester: Winter semester
Summary:

The aim of the course is to familiarize students with a comprehensive approach to quality management in all aspects of information technology, as well as the necessary measurements which are an essential part of such systems. In doing so, quality is being analysed in details as modern business paradigm, is shows: ISO 9000 system quality model, application of standards in informatics, improvement methods in the software production, support methods to the development of the IS, and the application of statistical methods and techniques in informatics. An integral part of such systems is the measurements (metrics). 

Professors: Assoc. Prof. Melita Kozina, PhD , Assoc. Prof. Valentina Kirinić, PhD, Mario Žgela, PhD
ECTS: 5
Study level: Graduate level
Semester: Winter semester
Summary:

The aim of the course is to enable students to identify and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities. We try to present students with potential entrepreneurial strategies (mostly by introducing numerous business cases) and develop their ability to analyze and select a suitable entrepreneurial strategy. We want to encourage students to take a strategic approach to entrepreneurship that will enable an innovative approach to entrepreneurial venture of any size. To do so they have to gain knowledge of theoretical and practical foundations of entrepreneurship. They have to know different skills of organizing and managing entrepreneurial ventures, be familiar with marketing techniques and be able to create an operating business plan.

Professors: Asst. Prof. Kristina Detelj, PhD, Assoc. Prof. Ksenija Vuković, PhD, Marijana Bubanić, M. Econ.
ECTS: 4
Study level: Graduate level
Semester: Winter semester
Summary:

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the area of Information Security. The course focuses on the area of organizational and technical aspects of information security: from people, policy and processes to the technical measures like application security, cryptography, security testing and security architecture, we will show the ecosystem of threats and attacks on information systems with the combination of best practices how to design secure systems and organizations.

Professors: Asst. Prof. Tonimir Kišasondi, PhD
ECTS: 5
Study level: Graduate level
Semester: Winter semester
Summary:

The aim of course Knowledge Bases and Semantic Web is to acquaint students with two important, intertwined areas, dealing with intelligent structuring and intelligent processing of data (information) in the environment of the Web. Structured data in dynamic interaction with each other, a combination of classic search and deductive statements, resulting in knowledge bases. In recent years, the notion of knowledge base is replaced by the notion of ontologies. Semantic Web is set in the context of the Web and provides intelligent access to heterogeneous, distributed IT facilities. Fields of application are constantly expanding and now include knowledge management (including business rules systems), electronic commerce (including systems of automated negotiation), natural language processing... The course will provide students with the necessary theoretical knowledge, acquaint them with modern programming languages and tools, and pass them through practical work on computers equipped for the use of Semantic Web systems and their development.

Professors: Assoc. Prof. Sandra Lovrenčić, PhD
ECTS: 5
Study level: Graduate level
Semester: Winter semester
Summary:

The goal is to provide knowledge and help develop skills for human resource management in business organizations. Through various topics and case studies, students can develop an understanding of the strategic importance of HR development and management of HR as well as gain insight in benefits of HRM in business organizations in a competitive environment. The aim is to show modern methods and techniques in the area of HRM through theories and current research results and discussion with experts.

Professors: Assoc. Prof. Marina Klačmer Čalopa, PhD, Assoc. Prof. Violeta Vidaček-Hainš, PhD, Ivana Đunđek Kokotec, M. Econ.
ECTS: 4
Study level: Graduate level
Semester: Winter semester
Summary:

The aim of the course Software Analysis and Design is to introduce students to the life cycle and stages of development of modern software products. Program development has become an important branch of industry that has its own laws and specific standards. The course goes through all stages of the life cycle: analysis of the domain name system, the specification of program requirements, methods and techniques program modelling, program development, program testing and debugging. In addition, students learn fundamental approaches that are used in development and engineering of complex software systems and modern tools and procedures that make this process easier.

Professors: Full. Prof. Neven Vrček, PhD, Asst. Prof. Zlatko Stapić, PhD
ECTS: 6
Study level: Graduate level
Semester: Winter semester

Summer semester

Undergraduate level

Summary:

The aim of this course is straightforward: at the end of the course, students should be able to understand all the three components of Relational Database Management Systems (structural, operational, and integrity component). In addition, students should be able to realize and manage Relational Databases using SQL (creation, modification, queries, indexes, security and transactions). The text focuses on the use of relational database technology and SQL (the standard query language used to communicate with relational database management systems) as it is what students will encounter in businesses today. 

Professors: Full. Prof. Mirko Maleković, PhD, Assoc. Prof. Kornelije Rabuzin, PhD, Martina Šestak, M. Inf.
ECTS: 6
Study level: Undergraduate level
Semester: Summer semester
Summary:

The course introduces the students to basics of business decision making and theories of decision making. It analyses separate phases of the decision making process and factors which influence the process of decision making. Also, it is very important to introduce the students to different methods of decision making, and to various circumstances in which decision making is needed. Special emphasis is placed upon role and meaning of information systems as a support to decision making, and upon methods and techniques of decision making which ease the decision making process. Information systems serve as the foundation for management because they present continued process of gathering various information which are processed for the needs of decision making.

Professors: Full. Prof. Tihomir Hunjak, PhD, Assoc. Prof. Nina Begičević Ređep, PhD, Nikola Kadoić, M. Inf.
ECTS: 4
Study level: Undergraduate level
Semester: Summer semester
Summary:

The main goal of the course is to introduce the students to the theoretical basement, methods and techniques of linear programming in operations research and management science, and to understand its application in purpose. According to this, purpose of the course is to help the students in developing sense for mathematical formalization of practice problems using information technology (tools from the shelf or homemade programme packages).

Professors: Full. Prof. Vesna Dušak, PhD, Nenad Perši, PhD, Asst. Prof. Nikolina Žajdela Hrustek, PhD
ECTS: 5
Study level: Undergraduate level
Semester: Summer semester
Summary:

The course covers topics that introduce students to business operations principles in productive companies and other profit and non-profit organizations, presents the company as a system and explains the role of modern ICT in company’s management, systemizes processes in catalogue groups and systemizes informatics, material and other organization courses. Students also learn business logic and functioning algorithm of typical business processes. 

Professors: Asst. Prof. Martina Tomičić Furjan, PhD, Asst. Prof. Katarina Tomičić-Pupek, PhD, Asst. Prof. Igor Pihir, PhD
ECTS: 5
Study level: Undergraduate level
Semester: Summer semester

Graduate level

Summary:

Acquisition of basic knowledge and skills necessary to operate with internet and networked systems security, especially in everyday network environment and their implementation in everyday life is the basis of the course. Students will study the basic mistakes, weaknesses, security risks, countermeasures and protection, ways of collecting, processing, storing and comparing information and their use in security systems, and students will be informed about the latest developments in the field of Internet security. The course is structured to provide a complete overview of the most important internet security features. At the present time it is impossible to imagine any form of work activities without a computer network. The development of computer networks is limited by the development and connectivity within the Internet. Internet Security has implications for the safety of computer networks that are within the Internet or are connected through it or over it. The course is oriented to the end user in a networked environment. The course deals with major threats, security risks, weaknesses, preventive measures and protection of networked computers.

Professors: Full. Prof. Miroslav Bača, PhD, Asst. Prof. Petra Grd, PhD
ECTS: 4
Study level: Graduate level
Semester: Summer semester
Summary:

Main goals of the course are familiarizing with the specific characteristic of the negotiation in the international context, negotiation techniques and communication skills that leads to international agreements; Efficacy applying negotiation techniques and communication skills in face to face interpersonal communication and computer mediated communication.

Professors: Assoc. Prof. Violeta Vidaček-Hainš, Antonela Čižmešija, M. Inf.
ECTS: 4
Study level: Graduate level
Semester: Summer semester