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

Diploma in economics (vs) (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences) 

  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of processes in the business environment,
  • master research methods,
  • pursue personal development,
  • pursue personal growth,
  • pursue lifelong learning,

(subject-specific competences)

  • understand the basics of macro and micro-economics,
  • use information and communication technologies and systems in company operations,
  • demonstrate familiarity with fundamental economic concepts and issues,
  • demonstrate familiarity with economic law,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the marketing system,
  • understand dynamic changes in international markets and their impact on the international operation of a company,
  • integrate logistics with all business functions,
  • demonstrate familiarity with the importance of auditing financial statements,
  • demonstrate familiarity with financial planning and methods of company financing,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of payment transactions,
  • conduct professional work in procurement operations,
  • understand the importance of the link: organisational structure – company strategy – organisational culture,
  • determine how to identify and develop employee competences,
  • understand the functioning of the European Union and methods of obtaining and using EU funds,
  • demonstrate familiarity with the basics of management, organisational structures and processes of targeted management.

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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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Independent higher education institute, Faculty of Commercial and Business Studies

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

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To complete their studies, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme and successfully present their diploma thesis.

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: 

To complete their studies, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme and successfully present their diploma thesis.