About FON summer school

FON Summer School is a five-day English-taught program organized by the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Organizational Sciences (FON), the Republic of Serbia.

FON Summer School 2024 – Sustainability in the financial industry is a program 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 program 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

Hey there, future business leaders!

Are you ready to dive into the exciting world of finance, problem-solving, and sustainable business strategies? Our program is designed just for you!

Imagine this: interactive sessions, hands-on workshops, and insightful discussions with industry experts—all geared towards boosting your knowledge in sustainable business management. We’re not just talking about theory here; we’re all about practical skills you can apply in the real world.

From exploring sustainable finance to mastering statistical methods, you’ll gain valuable insights that will set you apart in today’s competitive business landscape. Plus, ever wanted to tackle real-world business cases? We’ve got you covered with case study sessions where you’ll sharpen your problem-solving skills.

But wait, there’s more! You’ll also have the chance to connect with guest speakers straight from the industry. Get ready to be inspired and learn from the best in the business. By the end of the program, you won’t just have a certificate; you’ll have the confidence and skills to make sustainable, data-driven decisions and present your ideas like a pro. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to level up your business game. Join us and kickstart your journey towards becoming a future business leader!

Who is the programme for?

The summer school program is intended for the final year undergraduates and master’s students. The program 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 sustainable finance is not necessary.

The program will help students achieve academic, professional, and personal growth. It is open to the students who are inquisitive and want to find out more about the topics covered by the program, but also to acquire necessary business skills. However, the program is also intended for the students who want to dive into a completely new field of interest.

Benefits for participants

The benefits of the program 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 program 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 program. The number of credits is recommended by FON, but the validation of credits by their home universities is the responsibility of attendants.


The lecturers are renowned professors of The Faculty of Organizational Sciences who are among the best-ranked professors in students’ opinion, along with distinguished guest lecturers.

FON professors:

Full professors: Dr Slađana Benković; Associate professors: Dr Slađana Barjaktarović Rakočević, Dr Dragan Bjelica, Dr Veljko Dmitrović; Assistant professors: Dr Marko Ćirović, Dr Milica Latinović, Dr Nemanja Milanović, Dr Željko Spasenić, Dr Milan Radojičić; Teaching assistants: Anđelija Đorđević, Jovana Rakićević, Ivan Todorović, Miloš Parežanin, Andrijana Džamić.

Guest lecturers:

To be announced

Industry experts:

To be announced


Venue and duration

The summer school program will take place on FON campus in Belgrade in the period 15-19 July 2023.


Summer school program fees:
Fee for partner institutions:  €290 (Early-bird fee by 10 May 2024: €240)
Fee for non-partner institutions €340 (Early-bird fee by 10 May 2024: €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.

Organizing committee


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.

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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 Tourist Organization of Belgrade.