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 2023 – Data Empowering 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 other STEM fields, 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 main topic of FON Summer School 2023 is focused on understanding of full data science life cycle, from understanding business problem, data analysis, modelling, to applying the adequate models to empower business strategies. The aim of the programme is to introduce students to basic concepts of data analysis, visualization and business problem modelling in a hands-on manner and to help them apply the acquired knowledge and skills on a company business case.
The programme offers interactive lectures and workshops:
- on data analysis and visualization using the SAS environment,
- application of statistics, business analytics, and computer intelligence in modelling diverse business problems,
- sales strategies and finance, advanced calculations for sales and business models and design.
In the end, students will work on a team project in form of a business case presented by Carnex company to improve sales strategies using data.
The programme outcomes include acquisition of knowledge and skills student participants will be able to use in business environment to make informed decisions based on data and to present their conclusions and insights to company management. After successfully finishing the programme, the students will be presented with certificates of completion. Students will obtain FON Certificate of Attendance, SAS Digital Badge of completion Visual Analytics 1 for SAS Viya: Basics and gain 3 ECTS credits.
Who is the programme for?
The summer school programme is intended for the final year undergraduates and master’s students. The programme is designed to best suit students with a Business, Management, Informatics background and similar STEM fields. However, the summer school also welcomes students of other fields and backgrounds. Prior knowledge of data analysis is not necessary.
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 practitioners and get 3 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. Moreover, participants will earn a digital badge from SAS, which they can share widely and connect with potential employers.
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 – Ivan Luković, PhD, Gordana Savić, PhD, Vesna Damnjanović, PhD, associate professors – Marina Ignjatović, PhD, Ana Poledica, PhD, Ivana Dragović, PhD, Miloš Milosavljević, PhD, Lena Đorđević Milutinović, PhD, assistant professor – Jovan Krivokapić, PhD, and teaching associate – Stefan Krstović, MSc.
Venue and duration
The summer school programme will take place on FON campus in Belgrade in the period 10-15 July 2023.
Summer school programme fees:
Fee for partner institutions: €290 (Early-bird fee by 17 May 2023: €240)
Fee for non-partner institutions €340 (Early-bird fee by 17 May 2023: €290)
The price includes: participation in all curricular activities – lectures and workshops, lunches and coffee, and two extracurricular activities (one of which includes dinner).
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., Pavle Milošević, Ph.D., Tatjana Stojanović, M.Sc., Milica Zukanović, M.Sc. and Milena Gatić.
About University of Belgrade - Faculty of Organizational Sciences
Today, FON is the leading faculty in the region covering the academic fields of management and organization, 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/