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Qualification: Master’s degree in economics and business (no legal status)

Master’s degree in economics and business (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • master broad, analytical and integrative knowledge of business and management,
  • understand the functioning of organisations, especially on the strategic and integrated business level, in their environment, and the manner of their administration and management, and the development of a basis for them to compete in the market,
  • comprehensively understand the relationships and connections between processes and people and on different levels of operation of the organisation and in different business situations (in international markets, in the context of strategic links, in a crisis, in project management etc.),
  • understand the effects of the external environment (global/local environment in all its dimensions) on various levels (social, ecological, financial etc.) on the functioning and management of organisations of various sizes and in the context of an ethically responsive system,
  • possess knowledge of management (processes, procedures, the practices of effective management in organisations), especially on the strategic level and in the context of various ownership structures and models, knowledge of decision-making in organisations and so forth,
  • possess knowledge and understanding of market mechanisms, institutions, concepts and forms of response and of the impact of business and other (e.g. government, non-profit) entities on events in the wider environment,
  • use modern information technology in the process of management,
  • show capacity for comprehensive and critical thinking and understanding, and capacity for analysis and synthesis,
  • apply modern concepts and models to diagnose and solve problems (decision-making) on the company level or in the wider society (e.g. economic regulation) with the support of modern quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis and assessment,
  • communicate effectively verbally and in writing, especially in the context of formal research approaches and clarification of complex economic and business phenomena,
  • comprehensively analyse, interpret and use analytical methods and models,
  • effectively use information and communication technology,
  • understand the diversity and complexity of economic events in a dynamic environment,
  • independently plan and conduct research in the field of business operations, management and economics,
  • understand the broader dimensions of management and its setting, especially the European, technological and ethical dimensions,

(subject-specific competences)

STREAM: ECONOMICS

  • continue an academic type of education in doctoral programmes that require fundamental prior knowledge of economics,
  • conduct managerial work in public administration, companies and educational organisations, work at the highest and also middle-management levels in public institutions, public companies and public administration and in all positions requiring a high level of expertise in the field of optimal systems management, 
  • analyse and address national economic issues and also problems in the operation of companies, especially on the strategic level,
  • perform high-quality analysis and synthesis and envisage solutions and master methods and procedures that are necessary for research work, critical assessment and for decision-making,
  • demonstrate autonomy in work,
  • create research groups or at least cooperate in them, shape and head management teams including in large companies regardless of the sector of operation,
  • communicate with international partners, irrespective of whether it involves researchers or managers,
  • understand and assess the potential of the modern profession for analysis and solving of economic issues,
  • analyse general economic and business challenges, and especially solve macroeconomic problems,

STREAM: FINANCE AND BANKING

  • independently coordinate the solving of complex financial problems,
  • perform analyses using scientific methods and apply their results in practice,
  • study on the doctoral level,
  • critically evaluate the applicability of financial methods and their results,
  • use established standards of knowledge in the financial discipline,
  • include financial knowledge to support successful business decisions,
  • document, analyse and evaluate various practices in the financial discipline,
  • use research and development findings for the requirements of own practices, and seek new findings based on own research,
  • independently analyse complex practical problems in a professional way,
  • successfully plan, implement and supervise financial decisions,
  • cooperate in the development of financial decisions,
  • demonstrate personal professional integrity and operate in line with professional ethics,
  • collaborate with experts in the field of finances and other professional fields,

STREAM: IT AND E-BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

  • manage IT as a business function,
  • analyse IT problems in organisations, plan solutions to these problems,
  • organise and supervise activities in IT organisational units and in IT projects,
  • select and apply analytical and research approaches in the field of business IT,
  • manage business fields in e-business conditions,
  • analyse strategic potentials of e-business and problems in the field of computerisation of organisations,
  • plan and implement highly complex organisational and IT solutions in the area of e-business,
  • select and apply analytical and research approaches in the field of e-business,

STREAM: MANAGEMENT, ORGANISATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES

  • master the competitive functioning of management in business and other organisations in the conditions of the globalised world,
  • creatively and innovatively formulate proposals for the management development of organisations and their appropriate evaluation, 
  • define the rationale, purposes and objectives of operations and create comprehensive management and organisational solutions to achieve them,
  • implement comprehensive analyses of management and organisation and formulate proposals for introducing changes to the structure of operation,
  • define important principles, fundamental factors, relationships between factors and relationships between factors and the environment for business and other organisations from the aspect of management and organisation,
  • solve problems concerning the creation, construction and introduction of modern organisational and management solutions in the basic, IT and administrative process of the organisation,
  • plan, organise, lead and control the functioning of entire organisations and/or parts of organisations (e.g. processes, organisational units) for which they are responsible, 
  • appropriately create and lead organisations in various conditions of operation (e.g. crisis, development, merger, acquisition), 
  • develop and modify business processes in organisations, 
  • appropriately apply modern information technology in the process of management and organisation,
  • perform managerial and advisory work in the field of human resources,
  • independently resolve the most complex technical problems in the field of human resources management that require an advanced and scientific approach to defining problems and searching for the optimal solutions,
  • conceptualise the strategic aspect of human resources and ensure its inclusion in the global strategy of the organisation, and in so doing take into account the impact of cultural and other dimensions of the environment,
  • apply modern scientific and research methods in the area of team work, motivation, development of creativity, overcoming stress, negotiating and resolving conflict, organising personal work, managing time and taking responsibility for effective design of all activities of human resources management in domestic and international circumstances in line with socially acceptable and ethically upright action,

STREAM: MARKETING MANAGEMENT

  • apply complex methods of scientific research and sophisticated tools for deciding and analysing in the field of strategic marketing,
  • understand the impacts of the global economy and its impacts on the operation of organisations,
  • lead complex processes in the field of strategic marketing, strategic marketing communication, strategic procurement and sales and post-sales services, 
  • independently plan and implement demanding scientific research tasks in various fields of marketing management and management of profit and non-profit organisations,
  • solve complex interdisciplinary problems in the field of business functions in organisations using methods of critical thinking,
  • head interdisciplinary teams in the field of individual marketing disciplines,
  • use innovative approaches in professional and research work with the support of modern information and communication technology,
  • plan and lead highly complex operations and negotiations in the local and international environment,
  • apply knowledge in practice,
  • generate new ideas,
  • analyse and synthesise,
  • adapt to new circumstances,
  • operate in interdisciplinary groups,
  • manage interpersonal relationships,
  • show an ethical commitment,
  • master basic computer skills,
  • research,

STREAM: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ECONOMIC

  • apply methods of scientific research and complex technical means (tools) for deciding and analysing in the field of international economic issues on the macro and mi

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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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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  • Completed first-cycle study programme in the amount of at least 180 ECTS credits in relevant academic fields, which under the ISCED classification fall within social sciences (31), business and administrative sciences (34), law (38), or
  • a completed first-cycle study programme in the amount of at least 180 credits in another academic field, if prior to enrolment in the master’s programme the candidate has completed additional course units totalling 10 credits in the subject Basics of Business Communication, Decision-making and IT Solutions (10 credits), or
  • completed Professional Bachelor Degree programme adopted before 11 June 2004 in relevant academic fields, which under the ISCED classification fall within social sciences (31), business and administrative sciences (34), law (38), or
  • a completed Professional Bachelor Degree programme adopted before 11 June 2004 in another academic field, if prior to enrolment in the master’s programme the candidate has completed additional course units totalling 10 credits in the subject Basics of Business Communication, Decision-making and IT Solutions (10 credits), or
  • completed Academic Bachelor Degree programme or specialist study programme following first-cycle professional education graduation adopted before 11 June 2004 in relevant academic fields, which under the ISCED classification fall within social sciences (31), business and administrative sciences (34) and law (38); on enrolment these students will be generally recognised as having completed course units in the amount of 60 credits, or
  • completed Academic Bachelor Degree programme or specialist study programme following first-cycle professional education graduation adopted before 11 June 2004 in other academic fields; on enrolment these students will be generally recognised as having completed course units in the amount of 60 credits, or
  • an integrated master’s degree programme in the field of healthcare (72) (medicine, biomedicine, stomatology, pharmacy) in the stream Managing and Leading Organisations in Healthcare; on enrolment these students will be generally recognised as having completed course units in the amount of 60 credits.

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University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business

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Students must meet all requirements defined by the study programme to complete their studies.

NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • Completed first-cycle study programme in the amount of at least 180 ECTS credits in relevant academic fields, which under the ISCED classification fall within social sciences (31), business and administrative sciences (34), law (38), or
  • a completed first-cycle study programme in the amount of at least 180 credits in another academic field, if prior to enrolment in the master’s programme the candidate has completed additional course units totalling 10 credits in the subject Basics of Business Communication, Decision-making and IT Solutions (10 credits), or
  • completed Professional Bachelor Degree programme adopted before 11 June 2004 in relevant academic fields, which under the ISCED classification fall within social sciences (31), business and administrative sciences (34), law (38), or
  • a completed Professional Bachelor Degree programme adopted before 11 June 2004 in another academic field, if prior to enrolment in the master’s programme the candidate has completed additional course units totalling 10 credits in the subject Basics of Business Communication, Decision-making and IT Solutions (10 credits), or
  • completed Academic Bachelor Degree programme or specialist study programme following first-cycle professional education graduation adopted before 11 June 2004 in relevant academic fields, which under the ISCED classification fall within social sciences (31), business and administrative sciences (34) and law (38); on enrolment these students will be generally recognised as having completed course units in the amount of 60 credits, or
  • completed Academic Bachelor Degree programme or specialist study programme following first-cycle professional education graduation adopted before 11 June 2004 in other academic fields; on enrolment these students will be generally recognised as having completed course units in the amount of 60 credits, or
  • an integrated master’s degree programme in the field of healthcare (72) (medicine, biomedicine, stomatology, pharmacy) in the stream Managing and Leading Organisations in Healthcare; on enrolment these students will be generally recognised as having completed course units in the amount of 60 credits.
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Students must meet all requirements defined by the study programme to complete their studies.