Until this day, ICPE remains the sole international and intergovernmental organization headquartered in Slovenia. 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.
All ICPE training programmes are customised according to the needs, objectives of the training and training goals, set as priorities by each individual partner institution. ICPE provides training programmes for government offices and different public sector institutions, as well as other interested institutions from its member states and beyond. With vast experience in the field of training and strong connections with different academic, research and business institutions, ICPE is able to provide programmes on most diverse topics.
Since 1989 ICPE has been conducting an International Postgraduate MBA Programme in partnership with the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics (FELU). The EQUIS and AACSB accredited two year programme, conducted in a one intense year, by the leading Slovenian and foreign faculty of the FELU provides all core business management concepts and essential knowledge for managers, coping with the issues and challenges in the globalized world. As membership contribution can cover some of the member states tuition fees, ICPE specifically invites its members, existing as well as future partners from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America to enrol their candidates to the revised and revitalised International Master Programme in Business Administration MBA - FELU - ICPE. Over 650 participants from 45 countries have graduated since the beginning of the programme.Our latest track record shows that more than 60% of participants are promoted within their respective organizations in max. 1 year after conclusion of the course.
The applications for the International Master Programme in Business Administration 2014/15 are open.
The completed application form with all the certificates (copy of your Bachelor Degree, copy of your marksheets) together with a motivation letter, should be sent to:
ICPE MBA Office, ICPE
Dunajska 104, PO BOX No. 2592
SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
The application deadline for the International Master Programme in Business Administration MBA-FELU-ICPE for the academic year 2014/15 is 15 September 2014.