Head of the study: College Prof. Marinko Ogorec, Ph.D.
Professional title upon graduation: professional baccalaureus/baccalaurea engineer of Management in Crisis Situations
Abbreviation: bacc. ing. admin. chris.

Types of study: full-time and part-time study
Number of places: 60 full-time and 60 part-time

Management in Crisis Situations is a study programme intended for people who make decisions and/or provide professional support to decision-makers in legal entities and units of local and regional administration, units of state administration, and particularly in the system of protection and rescue in the police and army. The disasters, as specific crisis situations, occur when accidents or crises caused by natural forces (floods, fires, earthquakes) or by human activities (environmental impact, terrorism, etc.) act on people to such an extent that the endangered population cannot control the flow of events and cannot successfully handle the imposed impacts, losses and damage. The frequency and seriousness of the disasters can be significantly reduced or their consequences alleviated if more attention is paid to forecasts, observations, planning of the methods of assisting and general preparedness for adequate response to crisis, i.e. disaster, should it occur.

The competences of experts who have graduated from this study programme include planning and implementation of preventive measures in order to prevent and alleviate the consequences of crises or disasters in enterprises or the environment in general, and providing professional assistance and coordination of professional teams and equipment after the crisis or disaster.

The following schematic presentation shows some of the basic tasks and activities in the process of managing crisis situations.


The practical part of the education of this study programme is performed in cooperation with the relevant institutions of state administration (e.g. National Protection and Rescue Directorate, ministries, counties, cities and districts), in legal entities of special interest and importance for the protection and rescue (Public fire brigades, Centre 112, Emergency medical service, Croatian Red Cross, Search and rescue service at the sea, Croatian mountain rescue service, etc.), and in other big companies and institutions that cooperate with VVG.

Learning outcomes

Upon graduation of Management in Crisis Situations study the students will be able to:

  1. describe security systems;
  2. identify problems in the system of protection and rescue;
  3. perform preventive measures of protection in production, warehousing and transport of dangerous and toxic materials;
  4. analyze various assumptions, approaches, procedures and results related to security problems;
  5. apply software support, methods and computer tools in solving crisis situations from practice;
  6. participate in teamwork or conduct independently the process of collecting and processing data and information about crisis situations;
  7. interpret the collected data about different types of crisis situations;
  8. prepare documents of protection and rescue, action plans and elaborates for performing exercises of crisis situations;
  9. recognize the need for lifelong learning in the field of crisis management;
  10. harmonize the activities in the work of a multidisciplinary team in crisis situations;
  11. show professional and ethical responsibility in applying the principle of crisis management;
  12. inform the general public in crisis situations about the causes and consequences of negative events;
  13. demonstrate organizational capabilities and skills of planning and managing in crisis situations;
  14. implement measures of rehabilitation from the consequences of crisis situations;
  15. present professional security contents to the general public.
Level Dublin Descriptors Learning outcomes


Knowledge and understanding

  1. Understand the systems of national security.
  2. Understand management systems in crisis situations.
  3. Interpret the basic principles of protection and rescue.
  4. Explain the basic purpose of crisis management.
  5. Understand the approaches and procedures related to security issues.
  6. Formulate the goals of security systems.
  7. Understand the procedures of management in crisis situations.
  8. Understand the sense of preventive measures of protection in production, warehousing, and transport of dangerous toxic materials.
  9. Understand the basic issues of protecting the environment and waste management.
  10. Understand and interpret the use of methods for risk assessment.
  11. Participate in teamwork or independently manage the process of collecting and processing data and information about crisis situations.
  12. Understand the importance of documents of protection and rescue, action plans and elaborates for performing exercises of crisis situations.
  13. Understand the basic procedures of designing the exercises for crisis actions.


Application of knowledge and understanding

  1. Use English in studying professional literature and professional communication.
  2. Design organizational forms of the system of protection of persons and assets.
  3. Use modern office packages in crisis situations.
  4. Prepare documents of protection and rescue, action plans and elaborates for performing exercises of crisis situations.
  5. Use the learned communication skills in crisis situations.
  6. Manage the activities in the work of multidisciplinary team in crisis situations.
  7. Adapt the collected data and information about crisis situations to actual needs of the Crisis Team.
  8. Use information systems in crisis management.


Making conclusions and judgements

  1. Analyze different assumptions, approaches, results and procedures related to security problems.
  2. Analyze the public perception about crisis situations.
  3. Recognize threats, dangers, and risks.


Communication of attitudes, ideas, problems, and solutions

  1. Present one’s own attitudes, solutions and projects through seminar papers, development of projects and through the final paper.
  2. Propose solutions as part of teamwork and discuss the possible solutions.


Developed learning skills

  1. Use good professional literature and search of available databases and information and knowledge bases (libraries, e-libraries and self-study).
  2. Use electronic methods of studying and self-study, e-learning


Curriculum of Management in Crisis Situations study

Obligatory courses:

Elective courses:

Environmental geo-chemistry
Methods of environmental impact assessment
Computer science II
Waste management
Mass destruction weapons
Management and entrepreneurship
Protection of the sea
Protection of the air
Water management
Protection against radiation
Meteorology and environment
Elective course (acc. to customer’s requests)


Accreditation for UKU (PDF, 265 kb)