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Qualification: Diploma in economics (vs) (no legal status)

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Diploma in economics (vs) (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to: 

(general competences)

  • understand their professional role in the wider social (social, sociological and ethical) context,
  • show an independent analytical and research approach in implementing applied business projects and other matters requiring such an approach,
  • understand the functioning of companies and institutions in their environment,
  • understand the characteristics of business processes and operational activities, principles and concepts of steering the development of organisations, their administration, management and correct reaction to impulses in their environment in terms of the capacity to foresee the future development of circumstances affecting the performance of the company or institution, 
  • understand the complexity of business issues in real business life,
  • make decisions on the operational level,
  • independently acquire the necessary information to solve relatively complex business problems (acquire the necessary knowledge about resources and the use of statistical and qualitative methods and approaches for objective acquisition and analysis of data for professional preparation of business decisions),
  • demonstrate effective and successful business communication in their native and foreign languages and a convincing professional presence supported by the use of modern information and communication technology,
  • have a basic understanding of the functioning of a company, science, the role of technology, ethics, sustainable development and the capacity for independent professional judgement in business decisions,
  • work creatively and in a team, 
  • demonstrate ethical and socially responsible business activity and cultivate a professional and ethically upright approach in their work in practice, 
  • show independent professional leadership of projects, work teams and specific functional fields in the company,
  • show understanding of the ethical dimensions of their own professional work – and a heightened sensitivity in understanding the wider context of business decisions and professional work that is open to ethical principles,
  • demonstrate self-critical assessment stemming in part from a commitment to professional ethics,
  • understand the functioning and operations of public and private sector organisations,
  • work in organisations operating on a profitable basis and non-profit organisations (health, sports, heritage and cultural institutions) irrespective of their size,

(subject-specific competences)

  • analyse, organise, manage and lead business processes, 
  • understand the system of public and entrepreneurial finances and financial flows, 
  • apply mathematical and statistical methods to analyse and predict business results and the operation of their organisation, 
  • reliably communicate and negotiate in two foreign languages, 
  • understand financial statements and interpret them correctly, 
  • successfully use modern information and communication technology in business operations, 
  • detect and analyse development trends and identify market opportunities to design services that are successful on the market, 
  • direct and lead the operations of an organisation within legally appropriate frameworks, 
  • recognise entrepreneurial development potentials in the company’s local environment and incorporate them effectively into its operation, 
  • apply techniques and all phases of project management in work, 
  • apply modern analytical methods and creative thinking tools for making decisions on issues in the area of managing non-profit organisations,
  • perform tasks of planning, development, management, implementation and control of professional tasks in the field of profitable and non-profit management and marketing, especially in the area of their promotion and identification of target groups,
  • successfully manage human resources in an organisation in terms of their planning, motivation, rewarding, development and training, 
  • collaborate in professional interdisciplinary teams in solving complex economic and technical problems.

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Students' knowledge is assessed by means of practical exercises and seminar papers, and also via products, projects, performances, services, etc. and by examinations. Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

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  • Matura or
  • vocational matura; or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.

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Second-cycle master's study programmes (SQF level 8)

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Students must complete all course units as required by the study programme for the relevant stream in which they are enrolled, obtain all the credits (180 credits) from the programme and produce and successfully present their diploma thesis.

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University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business

NQF Level: 
7
Access requirements: 
  • Matura or
  • vocational matura; or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.
Ways to acquire: 

Students must complete all course units as required by the study programme for the relevant stream in which they are enrolled, obtain all the credits (180 credits) from the programme and produce and successfully present their diploma thesis.