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Relevant for 2017/2018

Information is valid for the academic year 2017/2018.

Doctoral degree programmes

Joint doctoral programme GOVERNANCE AND ECONOMICS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

Contacts:

University of Ljubljana Faculty of Administration
Gosarjeva ulica 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: +386 1 58 05 504

University of Rijeka Faculty of Economics
Ivana Filipovića 4, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
Phone: +385 51 355 111


Coordinator:

prof. dr. Maja Klun, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Administration


Scientific fields/Modules/Areas:

Public Governance Module, Economics Module


The programme is organised by the University of Ljubljana and provided by:
University of Ljubljana Faculty of Administration, University of Rijeka Faculty of Economics

Number of available places: 20
Application deadline: September 01, 2017
Fee per programme: €11,000.01
Fee per study year: €3,666.67

The joint doctoral degree programme Governance and Economics in the Public Sector is interdisciplinary-oriented, as it contains subjects (content) from legal, economic, managerial, organisational and information sciences. Students have a wide choice of courses (content) within the individual disciplines, which means they can choose courses (content) in all the study fields (disciplines) they are interested in.    

The Programme is intended for candidates who work or intend to work in settings that require and expect scientific-research work in the field of administration and business sciences in the public sector; this means the study, creation, development and application of new methodologies, technologies and skills in administration and business sciences. The joint doctoral degree programme is designed to provide a candidate with all the necessary deep theoretical-scientific and methodological administrative-legal, organizational, economic, managerial and IT skills that are necessary to solve the most demanding research and practical issues in the selected areas in the first two years of the study, which are then used during the continuation of the study to solve specific scientific-research problems within the doctoral dissertation. Therefore, the degree programme is designed to be highly interactive and multidisciplinary, which corresponds to the nature of scientific research on the one hand, and to the most demanding professional work on the other. 

The joint doctoral degree programme Governance and Economics in the Public Sector is important for:

  • the development of administrative sciences for further transformation of public administration in the direction of modern democratic-oriented administrations,
  • the development of business sciences for the functioning of the public sector,
  • the development of existing and new educational programmes and scientific-research work in the field of administrative and business sciences, and
  • modernisation of administrative and business practices in the public sector. 

The student has a choice of coursework in the first and second year. The choice of elective courses enables the interdisciplinarity of four different disciplines (informatics, economics, organization and law).

In the first year, the student selects (in agreement with the mentor and depending on the doctoral dissertation subject) Social Statistics or Optimization Models in the Public Sector elective methodological course and 2 required courses, as well as carries out two individual research works and a doctoral seminar.

In the second year, the student can choose between two modules: Public Governance and the Economics Module. The student completes 2 guiding courses, 2 elective courses, 2 research works and a doctoral seminar.

In the third year, the student carries out individual research work and a doctoral seminar as well as presents and defends his or her doctoral dissertation. 

The student can choose from a range of elective courses at the Faculty of Administration of the University of Ljubljana, or at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Rijeka. He or she can also decide to take elective courses at any other domestic or foreign faculty for at least 10 ECTS credits. In the latter case, the student needs prior consent of the doctoral degree programme management. The curriculum of the joint doctoral study is to be realized in three years. 

All elective courses will be available to students of related degree programmes from other faculties of the University of Ljubljana, University of Rijeka and from other universities with which the University of Ljubljana and University of Rijeka have concluded agreements on student exchange. The joint doctoral degree programme of Governance and Economics in the Public Sector is based on the principles of the Bologna Process. The doctoral students of the will therefore participate in various international exchanges (ERASMUS, BASELIUS, CEEPUS, etc.) and complete individual courses at other universities abroad in accordance with the ECTS credit system.