Welcome to ICPE

Until this day, ICPE remains the sole intergovernmental organization headquartered in Slovenia. More than 40 years ago, on 24 April 1974, ICPE was founded as the International Center for Public Enterprises in Developing Countries by the Government of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia, following the initiative of the United Nations (UN) and with strong support of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and personal commitment of Academician Mr. Anton Vratuša, PhD, the then Vice-President of the Federal Executive Council of Yugoslavia.

It was a time of enthusiasm, emerging new states in the wake of decolonization and an orientation towards the “New International Economic Order”, which would strive to reach fair and economically balanced relations between the “developed” and the “developing” worlds. Strong and efficient public enterprises proved to be one of the key pillars of good governance and building of the economies in the relatively fragile and weak countries of the global “South”. ICPE grew on these ideas. Already in 1976, only two years after it was registered as a Yugoslav organization, following the expressed interest of many NAM members, ICPE was transformed officially to an intergovernmental organization of its member states. 30 states and 9 observers were present at the founding conference in March 1976. By the 1980, ICPE had initiated seven successful programs, research, seminars and trainings in the field of public enterprises, some of which were carried out comparatively in several member states and were financially supported by the UN agencies.

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Training programs


ICPE provides training programs for government offices and different public sector institutions, as well as other interested institutions from its member states and beyond. With its vast experience in the field of training and strong connections with different academic, research and business institutions, ICPE is able to provide programs on the most diverse topics.


Programme Scedule and Costs

Programme Schedule for 2009-10

Each MBA programme has four semesters. For the year 2009- 2010, the calendar will be as under:

First semester 1th October - 23th December 2009

Second semester 4th January - 2nd April 2010

Third semester 5th April - 18th June 2010

Fourth semester 21th June - 3rd October 2010


Programme Costs

Tuition fees:

Full course - EUR 7500
(12 core + 3 elective modules)

This covers course handouts, classroom sessions, examinations, mentors, fee for thesis supervision, library facilities, computer-room facilities, University fees and Convocation.

When accepted for admission, scholars are required to pay a 50% of the tuition fee before 30th September and the balance before 20th December of the academic year, i.e. October to September.

One Module (3 subjects only) - EUR 2500
Study tour (optional) - EUR 1250
Accommodation per month (1 bedroom) - EUR 200

The above facilities, except living costs are required to be paid for in advance.

In addition to the above, participants are required to bear financial responsibilities toward their cost of living, which varies from person to person depending on their life-style. At current prices, such costs is likely to range between EUR 650 to 750 per month.

Withdrawal from the programme at any stage during the academic year, would not entitle a participant to refund of the paid amount.