Modern managers are no longer only expected to possess the technical knowledge to be great decision-makers, but are also required to have developed the necessary soft skills that will allow them to succeed. Resources such as leadership, strategic thinking, and team management are part of the requirements of a modern leader. The Burch's Master in Business Administration works on this set of skills to help your career evolve and allow you to progress to senior management positions and higher.
We at Burch believe that the Master in Business Administration is a turning point in
your career as it reconciles the enriching experience of the master with your
professional and personal activities.
The Burch Master in Business Administration is designed for the aspiring individuals with industry experience, mid to top management and executives with recently acquired or significantly expanded management responsibilities.
The program is also appropriate for those who have important cross-functional and/or cross-organizational responsibilities, who need to broaden their perspective on company operations, or who will soon become business unit, divisional or regional leaders. Those who need to develop a more comprehensive, integrated perspective and desire to sharpen their strategic, financial and leadership skills will surely benefit most from Burch Master education.
Burch Business Center serves as interface between BURCH university and business society in order to strengthen mutual cooperation, to enable networking between domestic and international companies as well as to contribute to development of entrepreneurship and economy of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Burch Business Center has more than 200 members, both domestic and international companies. During 2014, BURCH University has a signed agreement with two distinguished Business Associations operating in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Pro-In and the German Chamber of Commerce, including altogether more than 150 companies.
Your path to success starts here!
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Assist. Prof. Dr. Nedim Čelebić
Vice Rector for Planning and Development
033 944 474
Nedim Čelebić holds an MBA from Henderson State University (USA) and Ph.D. in Business and Management from Faculty of Economics, University in Sarajevo. He was Executive Director of several manufacturing and service companies as well as strategic management consultant for numerous international organisations such as UNDP, GIZ, EU, USAID. Having a years’ long experience in managing and consulting different companies, international organisations and public institutions, he brings a practical approach to teaching students with different backgrounds. Currently, Prof. Čelebić serves as Director of Burch Business Center and Burch Startup Incubator at the International Burch University.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adisa O. Arapović
Vice Rector for Education and Student Affairs
033 944 520
Adisa Omerbegovic Arapovic holds an MBA and Ph.D. in International Finance and Macroeconomics. She was Accounting and Finance Manager of YBK Holding (Malaysia) and has worked as financial modeling consultant for numerous companies. Having a years’ long experience in teaching accounting and finance at an MBA program in University of Delaware (USA), she brings a unique approach to teaching students with no economic background these valuable skills. Besides her broad academic research and teaching background, she was also Dean of the Faculty of Economics at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. Currently, Prof. Arapović serves as Vice Rector for Education at the International Burch University.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Sanel Halilbegović
033 944 418
Sanel Halilbegovic gained his BA, MBA and PhD in Finance. Coming to Burch in 2015, he took with him over 20 years of professional and hands-on experience in finance, investments and trading.During his colorful and prestigious career he worked for firms of all sorts and sizes from manufacturing, financial services, insurance, trading etc. High-points in his career include working for Kyocera Group as a head of financial analysis team and managing a $2 billion budget and a Midwest division of AON Risk Services. He is an avid stock and options trader with over 20 years of trading experience that includes 4 years of working as a day trader. Prof Halilbegovic was also varsity sportsmen and besides extensive experience he brings to the table a competitive spirit, high energy and passion for finance.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Mersid Poturak
033 944 439
Currently, Mersid serves Vice Dean position at Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, International Burch University. He is also a Management Department Head. He received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Department of Production Management and MBA and a PhD degree in Marketing. The first from Sarajevo University, the other two from International Burch University. He is a founder of Social and Business Development Center, the NGO that serves to a business word as well as a society as a whole. Mersid is a digital marketing consultant. Through his Digitala marketing agency, he helps many companies in BiH and EU to grow their business.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Nataša Tandir
033 944 422
Natasa Tandir has her PhD in Economics, a title earned at International Burch University, with a thesis “Role of Good Governance and Local Assest in Development of Rural Areas in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She finished her master studies in Agricultural Economics – Agrobusiness and Management at the Faculty of Agriculture, Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia.
Currently, she is Assistant Professor at International Burch University and the Head of the Management Department engaged in courses: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics, International Economics, EU Integration, and Bosnian Economy. Earlier, she was engaged as a lecturer at the Faculty of Agriculture and Higher School of Professional Business Studies in Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia.
She participated in the preparation and implementation of several projects.
Prof. Dr. Meliha Handzic
033 944 400
Meliha Handzic is Professor of Management and Information Systems. She received her PhD in Information Systems from the University of New South Wales, Sydney where she was Inaugural Leader of the Knowledge Management Research Group. Handzic’s main teaching and research interests lie in the areas of knowledge management and decision support, with a particular focus on the processes and socio-technological enablers of knowledge creation, sharing, retention and discovery. She has published widely on these topics in books, journals and conference proceedings. Presently, Handzic is an active member of several professional societies and groups including IAKM, AIS and IFIP, Regional editor of Knowledge Management Research & Practice and serves on editorial boards, executive and program committees for numerous international and national journals and conferences. Prior to joining academia, Handzic was International Expert in Information Systems for the United Nations Development Programme in Asia and Africa. She also had a wide ranging industrial experience in Europe.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Ensar Mekić
+387 33 944 465
Ensar Mekić holds MA degree in Management and Information Technologies, and the Ph.D. degree in Management. The both MA thesis and doctoral dissertation addressed topics in Quality Management. Ensar Mekić has years of experience as Project Manager and Quality Manager. Besides managerial experience in higher education, Ensar Mekić served on the list of experts at Agency for Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance. He is a certified internal auditor for ISO 9001 standard series' quality management systems, and he is a member of Association for Quality of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Until now, he published 16 scientific studies.
Ermin Cero PhD
033 944 400
Mr. Cero work experience includes employment with numerous international organizations either as a full-time employee or as a consultant/adviser (OSCE, USAID, UNDP, US Embassy). His areas of expertise include financial management and strategy development for all levels of government, with special emphases on revenue maximization, cost optimization, fiscal relations and strategic planning. In the past, he performed executive functions in areas of finance and marketing in several large local and foreign companies in automotive, IT and FMCG sectors. Since 2012, he is a founder and CEO of TRON Systems d.o.o., company providing finance advisory and business intelligence services and operating the best Business Intelligence System in Bosnia and Herzegovina used by the 90% of the banking sector, as well as a large number of companies and government agencies.
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Tokom studiranja, Burch je prevazišao moja očekivanja, a i sama sam prevazišla svoja, jer sam uspjela izbalansirati učenje sa porodičnim i poslovnim obavezama.
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MBA program na Burch Univerzitetu za mene predstavlja savršeno nadopunjavanje mojih menadžerskih sposobnosti. Radio sam na problemima poslovne sadašnjice i dobio sam znanje, vještine i sposobnost da nastupam strateški u svojim poslovnim potezima. Najveća vrijednost koju dobijam je sigurno umrežavanje i saradnja sa profesionalcima iz svijeta biznisa i poduzetništva.
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