e-Leadership MBA Curriculum at the University College Algebra and IGBS, Zagreb

Brussels and Zagreb - With this MBA curriculum and programme which is dedicated to e-leadership skills development University College Algebra and IGBS are responding to market requirements, where organizations increasingly rely on Information and Communications Technology to operate their business processes in order to enhance productivity and competitiveness. As they invest more in business operations and technologies, it is expected that ICT leaders are more oriented toward business, and business leaders toward ICT. Organisations need a new type of leaders who will accomplish business objectives using technology. e-leadership is therefore seen as accomplishment of business goals, relaying on strategic leadership, management of human resources and usage of ICT.


The e-Leadership MBA program is designed for professionals who wish to develop MBA skills and knowledge in order to leverage digital technology to support and develop business. There are two target group types of this programme:

1.       Professionals with relevant business experience and tight business and personal schedule; executives, i.e. leaders in various industry fields or top corporate management members (e.g. founders, CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CTOs etc.); EMBA delivery version

2.       Higher educational graduates and professionals without relevant enough business experience; MBA delivery version

It runs over a period of two years with up to 50 participants per academic year. There are 18 modules that consist of 40 contact hours each spread over the total of 18 months, while additional time (last semester) is reserved for preparation of the final master thesis. It includes lectures, classroom exercises, case studies, and project work. Students will receive 120 ECTS as credits. The program has clearly spelled out learning outcomes which are mapped to the skills and competences of the e-CF (European e-Competence Framework).

This program is the successor of the highly successful MBA program at the International Graduate Business School (http://www.igbs.hr/en/programs/igbs-mba.html), which was set up and executed in cooperation with the Kelley School of Business. There are two versions of the program: MBA and EMBA. Because of its nature/delivery, MBA is suitable for students and professionals without relevant business experience. Program is delivered during the weekdays afternoons. Because of its nature/delivery EMBA is suitable for professionals with relevant business experience, and tight business and personal schedule. The delivery of contact hours is designed in the modular style for students who have the opportunity to study on weekends. It means that each course will be delivered in two consecutive weekends in the form of the module. One of the most significant additional values of the EMBA program is valuable networking with students from different industries and countries.


A service contract has been awarded in December 2013 by the European Commission to a consortium led by empirica to undertake this work.

The event is supported by the EC in the scope of the service contract to promote e-leadership in Europe (LEAD)