Head of Study: Željko Dobrović, Ph.D.
Professional Title (M/F): professional specialist engineer of crisis management
Abbreviation: spec. ing. admin. chris.
Total ECTS credits: 300 (180+120) ECTS

Type of study: full-time and part-time study
Study duration: two (2) years, i.e. four (4) semesters
Number of places: 30 full-time and 30 part-time

The study is intended primarily for persons who are involved in protection and security aspects of crises in the activities of legal entities, industry, bodies of local and regional administration units, and bodies of government administration.

Crises management is a very complex field, encompassing various jobs depending on the activity and area of action of a certain legal entity, enterprise or unit of local and regional administration as well as government administration. Therefore it is very important to establish a security system which prevents the occurrence of crises, increases crisis resilience and the ability for recovery and alleviation of consequences. Extensive knowledge on the processes of possible crises and the capability of managing the protection system is the fundamental task of crisis management.

By completing the specialist graduate study programme of crisis management the students acquire specialist knowledge and competences for independent solving of problems regarding crisis management, managing protection and security systems and processes in public and private sector, the industry at national and international level, and action coordination with the existing organization management system.

Upon graduating, students will be qualified to solve crises management problems as well as manage public and corporate security, humanitarian and security operations in compliance with valid national, EU and international relevant directives and norms.

By successfully completing the study, students will acquire 120 ECTS credits and a title of a professional specialist engineer of crisis management with a total of 300 ECTS which enables them to continue studying in Croatia or abroad, in compliance with the law.


LO label Learning outcomes description
KM1 Interpret the basic concepts and scope of crises and disasters
KM2 Use dynamic patterns and typologies of crises
KM3 Comment on emergency situations
KM4 Differentiate the characteristics of traditional and modern crises
KM5 Re-examine the sources and origin of business crises
KM6 Evaluate specific features and models of crisis management
KM7 Explain the role of a manager in crisis management
KM8 Use the English language in studying scientific and professional literature and professional communication
KM9 Use crisis management tools
KM10 Plan decisive elements in crisis decision-making
KM11 Use communication skills and various crisis communication strategies
KM12 Lead a crisis communication team in crisis communications and press conferences
KM13 Analyse threats, measures and systems of business security
KM14 Analyse business processes and opportunities for business continuity in crises
KM15 Present their own ideas, attitudes, solutions and projects
KM16 Apply acquired knowledge in further professional work and academic education, with appropriate moral and ethical attitude
KM17 Adapt to changes in technology and working methods as part of lifelong learning


Obligatory courses

Elective courses

Elective courses of type A are selected by the student in agreement with the mentor
Elective courses of type B are selected by the student of their own personal interest



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