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Kras Chocolates

For several months, we have been working with Kraš, a Croatian confectionery specializing in chocolates, biscuits, and candies.  Kraš is a well-known brand in Croatia with products in every grocery store, several standalone Bonbonnières (chocolate shops), and Choco Bars (a combination hot chocolate bar and dessert shop).  We even found their products in a few […]

Cross- Cultural Connections: Meeting with Rijeka University

On Friday, we were able to meet with Professor Garbac and Professor Dlacic from Rijeka University’s economics department. This was especially important to us, since professor Dlacic’s presentation at the macromarketing conference in 2015 was a big reason as to why this trip was started in the first place. She spoke about the issues with […]

Last week, we were able to meet with Atlantic Grupa’s head of PR, Gabrijela. Atlantic Grupa is one of southeast Europe’s largest producers and distributors. They produce many different kinds of products from energy drinks to snacks to household goods, but also distribute similar items for some of the world’s largest corporations.
While we didn’t spend […]

Making Connections: STEM Students in Zagreb

One evening in Zagreb, we met a group of young entrepreneurs in Trg bana Jelačića, the Main Square in Zagreb, to see a demonstration of a robot they designed and to discuss their business model.  Their robot, appropriately named STEMI, is designed as a teaching tool for young students interested in STEM fields to learn […]

Atlantic Groupa – A Reflection

Yesterday, we were able to meet with Atlantic Grupa’s head of PR, Gabrijela. Atlantic Grupa is one of southeast Europe’s largest producers and distributors. They produce many different kinds of products from energy drinks to snacks to household goods, but also distribute similar items for some of the world’s largest corporations.

While we didn’t […]

Zagreb – The City

In between meetings with various companies and students, we have had the opportunity to take in the sites of Zagreb.  Zagreb is the capital and largest city in Croatia.  Of the 4 million people in Croatia, 1 million people live here.  We started our trip by taking a free walking tour of the city to […]

A Word from the Wise: A Greeting from Professor Mike Welch

As the faculty member who was selected by the students to accompany them on their trip to Croatia, I am delighted to be the advisor for this student-directed independent study course. It is important for students to be able to take the knowledge that they have obtained during their MBA experience at Quinlan and apply […]

How We Got Here

Greetings from Zagreb, Croatia!
Before we dive in to the details of our exploration, the beauty of this country and the academic rigor with which we are challenged – we should first address how we got here in the first place.
In March of 2015 a group of MBA/MS students at Loyola took a risk, and curated […]

About this blog

In June 2016, Quinlan students are traveling to Croatia to visit leading businesses and learn about Croatian business practices.