“How Anglo-Saxon Universities Keep the Global Leadership Position in (MBA) Education”?

MBA Croatia is organizing a new lecture on December 17th at the Forum Zagreb Convention Center starting at 6 pm.

The topic of the lecture is:

“How Anglo-Saxon Universities Keep the Global Leadership Position in (MBA) Education”?

The first MBA was taught at Harvard University 110 years ago. A century later, Anglo-Saxon Schools still dominate the business school landscape. Is it because their scholars understand that the rate of return to schooling equates the net present value of lifetime earnings of the individual to the costs of education?

The lecture will address, based on the personal educator, researcher, and investor’s experience, this and other questions such as:

Why it’s not only in business education but also education in general that the Anglo-Saxon model keeps its global competitive advantage? How the relative value of skills, knowledge, and teaching methods explain the ROI in education? Is it only about bringing the theoretical and experiential side of education together? What is the role of problem-solving, case examples, team building, storytelling skills? What are they looking for, horizontal cross-cutting or vertical integrative skills? How they build the social capital out of social networks, and why is your network your net-worth? How AS universities teach to lead and develop teams? What is the connection between the concept of alumni and the famous Aesop fable? How are postmodern universities competing and collaborating with Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, IBM? How do the AS universities deal with the change that’s happening in various industries and sectors and thrive through their adaptive leadership? How do they provide the most value, the highest return on investment to those companies that are recruiting talent from all across the globe now? What are the leading trends and future of the (MBA) education? How can one university-related project skyrocket the Croatian economy while responding to the global human capital challenge?

About the lecturer:

Professor Stjepan Orešković is internationally known for his effective leadership and strategic acumen in healthcare, business, and science.

He is with his wife Manica the majority shareholder of the M+ Ulaganja MRUL Zagreb Stock Exchange-listed group.

Professor Oreskovic was involved in teaching, as well as in conducting joint educational, research and consulting projects with the Harvard University School of Medicine, London School of Economics and Political Science, Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, Università Bocconi, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt, and other leading universities. He is the Principal Investigator (PI) for the Global GRAND Pfizer Project (2017-2021), comprising of 70 clinical, behavioral, and data science experts from the Harvard Medical School – Massachusetts General Hospital, Ljubljana and Zagreb University Medical Schools. Professor Oreskovic worked as a consultant for international organizations such as the WB, the European Commission DG Science, and the WHO. His key projects and activities are praised in the world-leading scientific journals such as The Lancet and the British Medical Journal and the books “Global Health Leadership and Management” (Foreword David Rockefeller), “Global Health Disparities” (Enku Kebede Francis) and “Urban Health” (Foreword Michael R. Bloomberg). His work was featured in Reuters, CNN, BBC, RTL, NBC, Huffington Post, and other communication fora.

More details on his international academy-related career are available at the following link: https://scholar.harvard.edu/soreskovic/biography

For members of the Association of MBA Croatia admission is free, while the non-members donation for this lecture is 80.00 kn and it can be donated through this link:


📍In order to get an even better opportunity to get to know each other, and to present all the benefits of our association to all who are not yet our members, this time beside the lecture we will organize moderated networking.

After lecture, we organized moterated networking for all our participants, where our goal is to get as many of our members and guests as possible to meet with one another, all with the aim of establishing business and other contacts.🌟

See you!