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History, Facts and Figures

The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) is a constituent part of the University of Zagreb. Its origins date back to 1920 when the School of Commerce and Transport was established in Zagreb to provide fundamental theoretical education in the areas of banking, home and international trade, transport, consular service and insurance. The School of Commerce and Transport also trained the teachers of the secondary vocational schools specialising in trade. The programme comprised 6 semesters and the numbers of students grew continuously reaching 1,125 students in the academic year 1923/24. In 1925 the School of Commerce and Transport grew into the School of Economics and Commerce in Zagreb with legal standing of the university faculty school by the efforts of the then Minister of Education Stjepan Radić. The new School of Economics and Commerce, whose programme was extended to 8 semesters, was also authorised to conduct the nostrification (recognising) processes for doctorates in economic and commercial studies.

 

The School of Economics and Commerce was transformed into the Faculty of Economics in 1947 and in 1956 the newly founded School of Business offered a two year programme with a curriculum that was adjusted to the needs of the working students. In 1968 the Faculty of Economics and the School of Business merged to form the Faculty of Economic Sciences. In 1982 the Faculty of Economic Sciences and the Faculty of Foreign Trade were integrated into the Faculty of Economics Zagreb.

 

Today’s building of the Faculty of Economics and Business was built and became operational at the beginning of the academic year 1952/1953. In 1987 it was expanded to its current size, thus making it one of the most modern and largest higher education buildings in this part of Europe. From November 2011 the Faculty of Economics and Business’s associate degree classes have been held in the new facility within the Scientific and University Campus Borongaj. The new premises, whose total area is 832.9 m², boast four lecture halls totalling 426.9 m², five offices, sanitary facilities, IT service area, halls and the reception. 

The Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb has a high reputation in educating experts in the areas of economics and business. As the motivation for studying at our school has been growing in the recent years we have become increasingly committed to meet the expectations of our students by developing modern educational programmes and by encouraging scientific research. The true value and worth of the Faculty of Economics and Business are its graduates whose number has now exceeded 75,000.


FEB GRADUATES BY STUDY LEVELS SINCE 1920 UNTIL DECEMBER 2017 (on 1 December 2017)

YEAR STUDY PROGRAMME NUMBER OF GRADUATES
1921 – 2017 University undergraduate  42,266
1962 – 2017 Associate degree 16,459
2009 – 2017 University undergraduate (Bologna compatible) 8,639
2010 – 2017 University graduate 7,582
   
TOTAL NO. OF UNDERGERADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDY GRADUATES (1920 - 2017) 74,946
  Number of graduates at undergraduate level 74,946
  Number of university and professional specialist graduates   1,580
  Number of Master of Science graduates  4,329
  Number of Doctor of Philosophy graduaes (PhD.) 798
TOTAL 81,653


FACULTY OF ECONOMICS & BUSINESS ZAGREB IN FIGURES 
  • Year of foundation: 1920
  • Total number of graduates (1920 – 2017): 81,653
  • No. of teaching staff: 243
  • No. of non-teaching staff: 124
  • Area: 30,303 m²
  • No. of lecture halls: 52
  • No. of seats in lecture halls: 4,021
  • No. of offices for teaching staff: 180
  • No. of departments: 17
  • Library: 1
  • Sports facilities: 4,990 m²
  • Cafeteria and canteen: 1,650 m²
  • Incoming mobility in academic year 2017/18: 241 students
  • Outgoing mobility in academic year 2017/18: 122 students