Departments and Chairs - University of Applied Sciences

The University of Applied Sciences Baltazar Zaprešić consists of several Departments and Chairs with appointed Heads of Departments and Chairs whose responsibility is to develop teaching processes and related courses and encourage the faculty’s professional development, for both undergraduate professional studies and specialist professional graduate studies.

University Departments

In order to ensure quality and good functioning of study programmes, the UAS Baltazar Zaprešić established University Departments which are responsible for the activities within the departments and the organisation and coordination of quality and work done by Heads of Studies and Heads of Study Programmes.
University Departments are:
  • Department of Specialist Professional Graduate Studies – Head: prof. Vladimir Šimović, PhD
  • Department of Undergraduate Professional Studies – Head: prof. Ljubica Bakić-Tomić, PhD
  • Department of Scientific Research and Expert Work – Head: prof. Majda Tafra Vlahović, PhD
  • Department of Lifelong Education – Head: Mladen Žinić, Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Department of Quality Assurance, Distance Learning and IT Development – Head: tenured college prof. Dragutin Funda, PhD
  • Department of Mobility and International Cooperation – Head: college prof. Alan Labus, PhD

Chairs of the UAS Baltazar Zaprešić

Chairs and its members participate in setting the learning outcomes for particular courses in relation to the needs of the study programmes and in accordance with the national and European Qualifications Framework and monitor the learning outcomes. Courses developed at different Chairs are aligned so that the syllabuses of related courses complement each other.

The courses are interdisciplinary and complementary to courses in other Chairs. Based on the most recent professional literature and new teaching methods, they monitor the results and trends of professional and scientific research. The members and Heads of Chairs design extracurricular activities and programmes in line with the recommendations of the Advisory Board, the Dean’s Management Board, the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, the Dean and the Management Board.

The Chairs define vacancies for faculty positions, with precisely specified competencies needed for the admission, and in accordance with the requirements of study programmes, the teaching process and the rules of the profession. The Heads of Chairs regularly monitor the quality of teachers and assistants in the teaching process and in the context of their professional training, elections into teaching positions and career development.

Chair of Sociology, Ethics and Related Disciplines
Head: tenured college prof. Konstanca Korenčić Kampl, PhD

List of courses

*Abbreviations:

BEF– Business Economics and Finance
OM– Office Management
CM– Cultural Management
IT– Information Technologies
FM– Financial Management
CoM– Communications Management
PM– Project Management
PSM– Public Sector Management
BnM– Branch campus Biograd na Moru

  • Economic Sociology BEF
  • Basics of Sociology I and II CM; OM
  • Sociology of Tourism CM
  • Cultural Science CM
  • Croatian Cultural Identity CM
  • Cultural Policy CM
  • Croatian Art in European Context CM
  • Overview of Croatian History CM
  • Cultural and Creative Industries CM
  • Cultural Tourism CM
  • Croatian Language in Business Communication CM;OM
  • Introduction into Occupational Psychology OM
  • Business Ethics BEF;CM;OM
  • Business Ethics in Project Management PM
  • Ethics in Public Sector PSM
  • Social Research Methodology CoM
  • Economic Sociology BEF BnM
  • Business Ethics BEF BnM
  • Sociology of Culture CoM
  • Conflict Management CoM
  • Critical Thinking CoM
  • Basics of Research Methodology FM

Chair of Information and Communication Sciences
Head: prof. Vladimir Šimović, PhD

List of courses

*Abbreviations:

BEF– Business Economics and Finance
OM– Office Management
CM– Cultural Management
IT– Information Technologies
FM– Financial Management
CoM– Communications Management
PM– Project Management
PSM– Public Sector Management
BnM– Branch campus Biograd na Moru

  • Information Systems for Business Management FM
  • Databases IT
  • Computer Architecture IT
  • Information Systems IT
  • Operating Systems IT
  • Introduction into (X)HTML and CSS IT
  • Introduction into Communication and Information Technologies IT
  • Web Technologies and Social Media CoM
  • Multimedia Practicum CM
  • Management and Tourist Valorisation of Heritage CM
  • Apple Practicum OM
  • E-communication Channels OM
  • E-organisation of Office Work OM
  • Web technologies in Business OM
  • Basics of IT BEF
  • Applied Business IT BEF;CM;OM
  • ICT in Multi-Project Environment PM
  • IT Support to Project Teams PM
  • Audio-Visual Communications CoM
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and PR CoM
  • E-public Relations CoM
  • Public Speech and Appearance – Practicum (inactive) CoM
  • Communications Management in Organisations CoM
  • Communicology CoM
  • Crisis Communications Management CoM
  • Lobbying and PR CoM
  • Media Research CoM
  • Media Practicum – Specialisation in Journalism CoM
  • Rhetorics CoM
  • Contemporary Business Communications CoM
  • Visual Communications and Design CoM
  • Information Searching Skills CoM
  • E-public Sector PSM
  • Public Relations PSM
  • Business Negotiations PSM
  • Design and Visual Communications CM
  • Business Skills OM
  • Business Correspondence and Public Relations OM
  • Business Correspondence PM
  • Creative Industries CoM
  • Algorithms and Database Structure IT
  • Logic for Informatics IT
  • Audio-Visual Production – Practicum CM
  • Music and Scenery Production – Practicum CM
  • Teamwork Methodology CoM
  • Teamwork Methodology PSM

Chair of Finance and Accounting
Head: senior lecturer Josip Kereta, MA

List of courses

*Abbreviations:

BEF– Business Economics and Finance
OM– Office Management
CM– Cultural Management
IT– Information Technologies
FM– Financial Management
CoM– Communications Management
PM– Project Management
PSM– Public Sector Management
BnM– Branch campus Biograd na Moru

  • Basics of Business Finance BEF
  • Financial Institutions and Markets BEF
  • Financial Management BEF
  • Business Policy of Financial Institutions BEF
  • Controlling BEF
  • Financing Business Combinations BEF
  • Basics of Accounting BEF
  • Entrepreneurial Accounting BEF
  • Tax System and its Application BEF
  • Business Analysis BEF
  • Tax Accounting BEF
  • EU Tax System BEF
  • Basics of Business Accounting CM; OM
  • Basics of Business Finance Management CM; OM
  • Business Finance FM
  • Capital Budgeting FM
  • Financial Markets FM
  • International Financial Management FM
  • Working Capital Management FM
  • Financial Risks FM
  • Financing Small Enterprises FM
  • Financial Analysis FM
  • Financial Controlling FM
  • Investment Analysis FM
  • Tax Management FM
  • Financial Accounting FM
  • Management Accounting FM
  • Internal Audit and Control FM
  • Budget Management PM
  • Project Economics and Risks PM
  • Public Finance and Budget Management PSM

Chair of Law and General Courses
Head: tenured college prof. Milorad Ćupurdija, PhD

List of courses

*Abbreviations:

BEF– Business Economics and Finance
OM– Office Management
CM– Cultural Management
IT– Information Technologies
FM– Financial Management
CoM– Communications Management
PM– Project Management
PSM– Public Sector Management
BnM– Branch campus Biograd na Moru

  • Commercial Law BEF
  • Tax Law BEF
  • Basics of Labour and Social Law CM
  • Legislation in Culture CM
  • Organisation and Functioning of Public Administration OM
  • Basics of Labour and Social Law OM
  • Basics of Administrative Law OM
  • Intellectual Property and its Protection PM
  • Business Law FM
  • Structure and Scope of Public Sector PSM
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations in Public Sector PSM
  • European Administrative Space and Administrative Law PSM
  • EU Institutions and Acquis Communautaire PSM
  • Public Policies and Legislation PSM
  • Public Procurement PSM
  • English Language I and II BEF
  • German Language I and II BEF
  • Business English I and II BEF
  • Business German I and II BEF
  • English Language I and II CM
  • German Language I and II CM
  • Business English I and II CM
  • Business German I and II CM
  • English Language I and II OM
  • German Language I and II OM
  • Business English I and II OM
  • Business German I and II OM
  • English for IT
  • English for PM I
  • English for PM II
  • German for PM
  • English for Finance FM
  • German for Finance FM
  • English for Communications Management CoM
  • Business English I PSM
  • Business English II PSM
  • Mathematics I IT
  • Mathematics II IT
  • Economic Mathematics BEF
  • Business Statistics BEF;CM;OM
  • Statistics and Econometrics IT

Chair of Economics, Management and Marketing
Head: senior lecturer Ivan Ružić, PhD

List of courses

*Abbreviations:

BEF– Business Economics and Finance
OM– Office Management
CM– Cultural Management
IT– Information Technologies
FM– Financial Management
CoM– Communications Management
PM– Project Management
PSM– Public Sector Management
BnM– Branch campus Biograd na Moru

  • Quantitative Methods of Financial Analysis FM
  • Management Economy FM
  • Creative Industries CoM
  • Economics of Public Sector PSM
  • Public Goods and Protection of National Values PSM
  • Economics of Culture and Creative Industries CM
  • Basics of Economy CM
  • Contemporary Tourism CM
  • Business Economics OM
  • Macroeconomics OM
  • Microeconomics OM
  • Basics of Entrepreneurship OM
  • Macroeconomics BEF
  • Microeconomics BEF
  • Economic and Business Policy BEF
  • Cost Economics BEF
  • Entrepreneurship BEF
  • Foreign Trade BEF
  • Basics of Tourism Economics BEF BnM
  • Tourism Management BEF BnM
  • Basics of Tourism and Tourism Research BEF BnM
  • Project Economics and Risks PM
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Plans PM
  • Innovation Management Policy PM
  • Operative Planning BEF
  • Basics of Management BEF; CM; OM
  • Management of Creative Industries CM
  • Structure of Cultural Industries CM
  • Human Resources Management CM
  • Creative Workshop CM
  • Dynamics of Project Processes OM
  • Organisation and Functioning of the EU OM
  • Organisational Behaviour OM
  • Development Strategies and Project-Based Operations OM
  • Quality Assurance in Office Management OM
  • Strategic Management FM
  • Human Resources Management CoM
  • Project Planning and Dissemination CoM
  • Agile Project Management PM
  • Designing Project Ideas PM
  • Research and Development in Croatia and the EU PM
  • EU Funds Project Management PM
  • Human Resources Management in Teamwork PM
  • Planning and Starting the Project – Practicum PM
  • Project Application Management
  • Project Management I PM
  • Project Management II PM
  • Strategic Management PM
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations in Public Sector PSM
  • Financing and Management of the EU Funds PSM
  • General Partnership Management PSM
  • Management of Local and Regional Government Units PSM
  • Quality Management in Public Service PSM
  • Strategic Management PSM
  • Crisis Management PSM
  • Management of Public Institutions PSM
  • Innovation Management and Public Sector PSM
  • Basics of Marketing OM; BEF
  • B2C Marketing BEF
  • Marketing in Culture and Tourism CM
  • E-marketing CM
  • Project Marketing PM
  • Integrated Marketing Communications CoM
  • Public Sector Marketing PSM
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