About FON summer school
FON Summer School is a five-day English-taught programme organized by the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Organizational Sciences (FON), the Republic of Serbia.
FON Summer School 2022 – Unleash Management Skills in Digital & Data-Driven Business is a programme that offers final year undergraduates and master’s students the opportunity to upgrade their academic and practical skills in the fields of management, organization, information systems and technologies, and to develop new skills that could help them in further studies and/or work. Furthermore, the participants will gain the opportunity create lasting friendships with like-minded students from other countries.
The programme schedule is organized in such a way that, besides the time required for study, students will also have enough time to relax, practice friendship-oriented extracurricular activities, attend cultural events and explore the city of Belgrade.
Purpose, objectives, and tasks
The Faculty of Organizational Sciences organizes the summer school in order to encourage academic cooperation on regional and higher levels. At the same time, it is designed to provide students with academic knowledge and practical skills regarding cutting-edge topics and academic fields covered by the FON educational and research area. The subject of the programme is understanding how businesses adapt to change and disruption (e.g. crises, Covid-19, etc.) on one hand, and technology development on the other. The aim of the programme is to help students upgrade their knowledge and apply useful tools and technologies in decision-making process, whether data-driven or not. It will also help students define marketing and sales strategies as well as formulate their own business model.
The programme offers interactive lectures and workshops covering the academic fields of contemporary financial management in the banking sector, data-driven decision making by applying Power BI, marketing and sales strategy, big data technologies, business models and design,
as well as a full suite of skills in presenting business, writing a CV, and adjusting to the data-driven approach in business. The programme includes an interview with a guest lecturer from the industry that is in the focus this year. A special workshop is dedicated to business etiquette during business interviews and cocktails.
The programme outcomes involve acquisition of knowledge and skills students will be able to use in digital business environment. They will also be able to use tools to make data-driven business decisions, solve problems with or without data, and present their solutions. After successfully finishing the programme, the students will be presented with certificates of completion.
Who is the programme for?
The summer school programme is intended for the final year undergraduates and master’s students. It is primarily intended for the students of FON and its partner institutions that cover the fields of organizational sciences, management, business, and international systems and technologies. However, the programme also welcomes the students of other faculties.
The programme will help students achieve academic, professional, and personal growth. It is open towards the students who are inquisitive and want to find out more about the topics covered by the programme, but also to acquire necessary business skills. However, the programme is also intended for the students who want to dive into a completely new field of interest.
Benefits for participants
The benefits of the programme are manifold. All the participants get the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills, get insight into the future possibilities, develop a network of contacts and friends, experience living on their own away from home, enrich their resume with a certificate issued by a renowned faculty, attend a programme at the most popular faculty of the University of Belgrade conducted by experienced professors and get 2 ECTS credits after successful completion of the programme. The number of credits is recommended by FON, but the validation of credits by their home universities is the responsibility of students.
The lecturers are renowned professors of The Faculty of Organizational Sciences who are among the best-ranked professors in students’ opinion.
The team of lecturers include: full professors – Vesna Damnjanović, PhD, Mladen Čudanov, PhD, Zorica Bogdanović, PhD, Veljko Dmitrović, PhD, assistant professors – Lena Đorđević Milutinović, PhD, Sandro Radovanović, PhD, Nikola Zornić, PhD, and teaching associates – Nikola Petrović, MSc, and Ivan Todorović, MSc.
Venue and duration
The summer school programme will take place on FON campus in Belgrade in the period 21-26 August 2022.
Summer school programme fees:
Fee for partner institutions: €290 (Early-bird fee by 15 June 2022: €240)
Fee for non-partner institutions €340 (Early-bird fee by 15 June 2022: €290)
The price includes: participation in all curricular activities – lectures and workshops, lunches and coffee, and two extracurricular activities (dinner included).
The price does not include: the cost of transport to Belgrade, local transport, accommodation, other meals, health insurance, visa, and personal expenses.
For more information about prices, payment options and cancellation policy, please visit Applications and fees page.
Sandra Jednak, Ph.D., Zorica Bogdanović, Ph.D., Slavica Cicvarić Kostić, Ph.D., Veljko Dmitrović, Ph.D., Teodora Rajković, M.Sc. and Stefan Krstović, M.Sc.
About University of Belgrade - Faculty of Organizational Sciences
Today, FON is the leading faculty in the region covering the academic fields of management, and information systems and technologies with more than 12,000 graduates, 3,000 students with master’s degree, more than 600 specialists, 600 MPhil, and more than 300 PhD degree holders.
FON has successfully organized several national and international scientific and professional conferences, well-received in the scientific and professional community boasting a significant number of participants.
The strategic aim of FON is to establish and develop cooperation, both with national higher education institutions, and international organizations and foundations. FON has been one of the first faculties of the University of Belgrade to recognize the need to inform teachers, students and staff on the possibilities of international relations and cooperation. It has well-developed cooperation with the leading companies in Serbia, thus providing its students with the opportunity to improve their knowledge and awareness of business systems.
A great number of our students actively participate in student organizations and various extracurricular activities. We are particularly proud of the numerous medals our students have received in different national and international competitions both in academic fields and sports. FON often organizes meetings and gatherings between our students and the students from other national and international academic communities.
About Belgrade and Serbia
Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe and the capital of the Republic of Serbia with 1,700,000 residents. It is located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. The city boasts rich cultural and historical heritage including the oldest university in Serbia, National Museum, National Theatre, Nikola Tesla Museum, Church of Saint Sava, the Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, etc. In the very heart of the city lies Knez Mihailova Street, a pedestrian zone leading to the famous Kalemegdan Fortress, which offers unforgettable view over the entire city of Belgrade. Besides cultural and historic landmarks, Belgrade has to offer much more. It is a modern city teeming with urban life, entertainment, sports events, concerts, festivals, theatre performances, content-rich galleries on one hand, and peaceful walking areas and parks with charming cafés and restaurants where visitors may enjoy authentic Belgrade atmosphere and delicious food. The city is well-connected with the most important landmarks of Serbia including Avala, a mountain only 17 km away from Belgrade with lovely paths ideal for leisurely walks and recreation; Kopaonik, the biggest mountain and most important ski resort in Serbia; Novi Sad (also called Serbian Athens), the second largest city in Serbia; breath-taking Đerdap gorge, the deepest and largest gorge in Europe with beautiful Đerdap National Park; Devil’s Town, a rare natural phenomenon and source of fantastic folklore; myriad of archaeological sites such as Lepenski Vir, the oldest urban settlement in Europe, and various spa towns and resorts offering health treatments.
For more information about Belgrade, please visit https://www.tob.rs/en/