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Qualification: Master's degree in finance and accounting in the EU (no legal status)

Master's degree in finance and accounting in the EU (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • work in public administration or the public sector and state administration,
  • work in the field of public finance and accounting in public administration or in the public sector in an international setting,
  • critically assess and interpret European policies in the field of public finance and accounting,
  • head or coordinate groups of people in public administration or the public sector,
  • perform advanced independent research and autonomously solve complex professional and scientific problems in the fields of administration, public finance, accounting, management and economics,
  • analyse, synthesise, evaluate and identify problems in the field of public finance and accounting in public administration or in the public sector,
  • solve problems and decide on issues in the field of public finance and accounting in public administration or in the public sector,
  • perform holistic assessment and critical evaluation of strategic situations in public administration or in the public sector,
  • make decisions in complex and unexpected situations,
  • take initiative, and personal and professional responsibility,
  • comprehensively grasp and understand issues of public administration and the public sector and the role and responsibility of management to ensure long-term effectiveness and success of the public sector,
  • anticipate new requirements and needs in public administration or the public sector,
  • transfer knowledge to public administration or the public sector,
  • work in a multicultural community,
  • understand international mobility and cultural differences,

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of tax harmonisation and budget procedure in the European Union,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the fundamental principles and issues regarding cross-border taxation,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the theory of public choice,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the institutional basis for international accounting standards (IAS) and the international financial reporting standards (IFRS),
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of and draw up an effective profit plan,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the concepts and processes of risk,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of and apply economic analysis in resolving difficulties regarding the market behaviour of economic entities,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of and apply research methodologies and research methods,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of and apply methods of assessing elements of a project and methods of evaluating a project,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the field of risk management,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the field of business finance,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of research methodologies, the logic of scientific discovery and research methods,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the substance of the system of managing a company in accordance with its organisational, planning, supervisory and informational function, by distinguishing between the financial management of a company and its surrounding and internal structure,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of administrative supervision, 
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of budget development,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of planning, control and evaluation of personal work activities.

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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Administration; University of Economics, Prague, Faculty of Finance and Accounting; University of Rotterdam, Business Faculty in Rotterdam; Mateja Bela University, Faculty of Economics

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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 professional education programme in Public Administration or
  • completed professional or Academic Bachelor Degree programme in Administration (180 credits) or
  • completed programme of what has been to date three-year Professional Bachelor Degree programme or a first-cycle study programme (180 credits) in appropriate fields of administration, law, economics, IT and organisation or
  • completed programme of what has been to date three-year Professional Bachelor Degree or a first-cycle study programme (180 credits) in another field, and by the time of enrolment in the second year additional examinations passed in subjects of the first-cycle Academic Bachelor Degree programme in Administration: Foundations of Economics (7 credits), Public Sector Economics (6 credits) and Quantitative Methods (8 credits).

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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 professional education programme in Public Administration or
  • completed professional or Academic Bachelor Degree programme in Administration (180 credits) or
  • completed programme of what has been to date three-year Professional Bachelor Degree programme or a first-cycle study programme (180 credits) in appropriate fields of administration, law, economics, IT and organisation or
  • completed programme of what has been to date three-year Professional Bachelor Degree or a first-cycle study programme (180 credits) in another field, and by the time of enrolment in the second year additional examinations passed in subjects of the first-cycle Academic Bachelor Degree programme in Administration: Foundations of Economics (7 credits), Public Sector Economics (6 credits) and Quantitative Methods (8 credits).
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Students must meet all requirements defined by the study programme to complete their studies.