Information is valid for the academic year 2017/2018.
Programmes and Subjects in English
Master degree programmes 2017/2018
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The master study programme Administration is designed to follow contemporary developments and trends in administrative systems within which, in addition to the concepts of "new public management", the principles of management, economics, organisation and informatics of the public sector are gaining in importance, as they form the superstructure of administrative law. The study programme offers students skills for in-depth independent research work and autonomous solving of complex expert and scientific issues. The first part of the course syllabus is comprised of compulsory and general subjects while the second is divided into four modules: the administrative-legal, administrative-economic, administrative-organization and administrative-information programmes which enable students to obtain detailed knowledge of narrow, select areas either due to already acquired practical experience or for the purpose of planned future occupation.
The master study programme Urbanism is organised in the framework of the study at the UL Faculty of Architecture, yet due to its interdisciplinary nature, it is also interesting for students of other faculties who have completed the first cycle, and who wish to direct their studies into the field of urbanism. The study programme provides contents from the fields of theory and criticism of urbanism, architectural and urbanist design, spatial management, environmentalism, urban geography spatial legislation, spatial economy, spatial sociology, infrastructural systems and other spatial sciences. The qualification of an architect urbanist is extremely complex, because architect urbanists have to be capable of thinking about people and their spatial problems from various points of view: from regional development criteria to architecture and vice versa. They have to derive from modern theoretical and technological knowledge, upgrade it and endeavour to find the balance between the functionally-technical and the artistic component of urbanistic creation.
The master study programme Computer and information science is designed to extend, broaden and enhance knowledge and skills acquired in the first cycle, and for the mastery of advanced practical and theoretical knowledge in the field of computer and information science. The programme keeps abreast of rapid technological progress and offers a foundation for lifelong learning and career success in both the local and international environment. The programme also provides a basis for research and development work and for a career in academia. Holders of the master's degree are capable of assuming senior and leading positions in industry, management, science and research. The programme is divided into thematic sets, which enable students to select subjects with aligned content. Depending on their own initiative, students can engage in projects at individual faculty research laboratories.
Finance is the bloodstream of enterprises, institutions and the national economy. Are you attentive to detail, capable of critical and analytical thinking and good with numbers? Join us and complete a study with proficiency in advanced financial tools and techniques as well as with a global insight into key developments in the financial world. Bank and financial management qualifies graduates to perform a wide array of tasks related to financial management in enterprises, banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions as well as to work in financial markets and in the non-profit and public sectors. Students gain extensive knowledge about the operation of financial markets, financial risk management, as well as investment and equity management and are capable of making a financial analysis, valuing a company, adopting financial decisions in companies etc. Graduates of this programme will be able to find employment in positions related to financial functions in companies, a variety of positions in financial institutions such as banks and insurance companies as well as in non-profit organisations and regulatory institutions (e.g. central bank, banking and insurance supervisory institutions).
Are you interested in business and management and at the same time in informatics, computers and the Internet? Want to improve your company's operations with the use of information technology? Are you aware of the importance of knowledge about today’s information and communication technology? Want to master systems analysis and the performance, implementation and management of information systems? Wish to upgrade the electronic operations in your company but are worried about security? Yes? So the master study programme Business informatics is the right choice for you: - the use of information technology in the business sphere;- information tools and information systems;- a combination of business knowledge and knowledge of technology;an in-depth understanding of the role played by informatics in the business sphere; and mastering the planning and executing of security policy.
In all countries, economists assume the top positions in society, are managers of the largest enterprises and banks, ministers and prime ministers, governors of central banks as well as managers of prestigious consultation companies and analytics departments. Economics is thus one of the elite programmes at the most prestigious universities, where only a few percent of the best students are accepted. It is the same in Slovenia. Economics is a demanding study, requiring an ambitious and motivated individual with good analytical abilities. An individual who will be able, as shown by many examples, to make decisions in a key position in the business sector and in state policymaking. Why? Because graduates of the master study programme Economics are capable of resolving economic and business problems that other people are generally unable to identify or classify as important. If you are ambitious, unafraid of hard work and eager to make important social decisions in your life, then enrolling in the Economics programme will help you achieve your goals. Programme Economics can be also part of Double degree programme.
The master programme International business is a flagship international business programme at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Economics . Its mission is closely connected to the overall mission of our school and focuses on educating principled international leaders with a global mindset and regional perspective who contribute to international business and society. The programme also draws on Slovenia’s unique geographical position and history. It enables a unique learning experience in the heart of Europe where western and eastern, northern and southern European business cultures meet to help build a unique glocal business mindset. The vision of our programme is to become a globally recognised programme based on applying a unique glocal integration perspective. In meeting this vision, in 2014 the programme applied for the Certificate for the Quality of Internationalisation (CeQUINT) provided by the European Consortium for Accreditation (ECA).
We think of money as one of biggest inventions of mankind. With widespread use of money finance was born. Nowadays all the economies are financial. Their financial systems have grown in their size and complexity. We see a wide array of financial institutions trading in complex financial assets on interdependent financial markets with a single aim of bringing together savers and investors in their desire of making the best use of their wealth. Development of financial systems has thus become a close companion of general economic development. At the top of these financial systems are modern central banks with a difficult task of using money as a steering wheel between the dangers of inflation and recessions. Good understanding of the mechanics of financial systems is of essence. The aim of the master study programme Money and finance is to provide such understanding to students whose ambitions are to as skilled as their peers on international job market. Special care is devoted to give the student a solid background knowledge of economics and quantitative tools. The growing complexity of financial markets in a globalized world is making such a knowledge a necessity for good analytical skills. Equipped with it our students will be given the opportunity to master its use in a selection of applied courses that will be offered each year.
Why should you decide to study Public sector and environmental economics ? Because on average the public sector generates up to one-half of the gross domestic product of a country, whereas environmental care is an element of sustainable development. Good knowledge of both is not only important for public sector institutions but also private companies. Selecting this master study programme is therefore the right choice for all those who would like to contribute to the better functioning of the public sector and anyone in private companies working with public institutions and companies and dealing with decisions made by the public sector in various areas. Moreover, this programme is the right choice for anyone interested in environmental issues.
The master study programme Quantitative finance and actuarial sciences is designed to develop in-depth knowledge and specific skills in asset management, risk management, and actuarial sciences for future employees in the financial industry. The programme's goal is to acquaint the students with specific features of the finance and insurance industry. As part of core courses and specific track courses, students learn the basics of quantitative finance, actuarial sciences, the insurance industry, econometric analysis, and modelling. Given the programme’s methodological demands and level of difficulty, adequate prior knowledge of mathematics, microeconomics, and macroeconomics is required. Students demonstrate this by passing exams and fulfilling requirements in the relevant courses or holding a recognized undergraduate degree. Students can select several courses and self-design either a more Quantitative finance-oriented track or a more Actuarial sciences-oriented track.
The master study programme Tourism offers an in-depth understanding of tourist operations, management, marketing, tourist development and its effects, both theoretically and through practical examples. By studying literature and business examples, through discussions during lectures and seminars, via own individual work and group work you will acquire the knowledge and skills you need for a successful professional career. Within this process, you will be supported by domestic and foreign professors and experts working in the areas of practice, politics and tourism development. You will also acquire special knowledge and skills related to value-based business operations and the requirements of sustainable development. And you will have the opportunity to study some of the contents abroad. When you complete the study programme you will be qualified to analyse, synthesise and independently formulate solutions to complex tourism business and development problems facing tourist companies, destinations, public sector organisations and non-governmental ones. The research methods and procedures will help you develop the critical thinking and profile of a global citizen who is aware of the responsibility for a better economic, social and environmental future.
The master study programme Electrical engineering offers seven study options: Automation, Biomedical engineering, Power engineering, Electronics, Mechatronics, Robotics and Telecommunications. The first three semesters take the form of lectures and laboratory practice, while the fourth semester is intended for the production of a master's thesis under the guidance of the selected mentor. General competences provided by the programme: creative scientific research and development work in the field of electrical engineering and in other fields, independent tracking and critical evaluation of the most recent achievements in electrical engineering, active written and oral communication both at a high professional level as well as at a non-technical level, depending on the target audience, efficient use of ICT and its advancement, professional, environmental and social responsibility, teamwork with experts from various fields.
Graduates of the master study programme Geology can upgrade basic knowledge in all fields of geology. Depending on personal interests, students specialise by choosing specialist modules of study; in the context of optional courses within the module, students can intensify further specific knowledge of selected narrow areas of geological disciplines or interdisciplinary approaches. The ultimate objective of the study programme is to train experts able to solve problems in the field of basic research of the majority of geological sciences as well as work in the field of applications and solving interdisciplinary problems. Graduates are able to independently solve complex and highly specialised problems and tasks in selected fields of geology.
The master study programme Metallurgy and materials is designed to train professionals with in-depth and focused knowledge and skills in the expert field of materials and metallurgy science. Within the study course, the students acquire the traditional principles of material research upgraded to the latest findings. The basic objective of the programme is to qualify professionals for employment in research institutions in the areas of natural sciences and engineering, primarily in development, manufacturing and application of standard and modern functional materials, as well as in administrative services or to continue their careers in academic institutions. By working in groups as well as on project work and problem assignments, students become accustomed to working in groups, public speaking and conducting business with customers and active involvment in research. Student test all their acquired knowledge to the fullest extent possible through test cases in exercises and solving complex theoretical or specialised technical problems and projects, as this enables easier integration into practice after graduation and understanding of issues from narrower fields of materials and metallurgy. Students acquire vital in-depth and focused knowledge of fundamental natural science and computer and information courses and upgrade their knowledge from basic courses of metallurgical profession and specific knowledge from technical courses. As part of the curriculum and optional courses, the student is given the opportunity to specialise and prepare for further studies in doctoral programmes.
Basic goals and competencies of the master study programme Planning textiles and clothing are: in-depth knowledge in the area of textiles and clothing; expanded research approach to the study of the fast developing technologies in the area of textiles and clothing, capacity of seeking new sources of knowledge through scientific research methods, a ability to experiment and handle various concepts, capacity of comprehending the interdependence between technology and design, initiative and independence in decision making and in management of highly demanding work, capacity of managing most complex working systems by developing critical reflection and communication capacity of teamwork management; developed professional, ethical and environmental responsibility; ability to use modern tools, skills and dexterity, primarily in the field of ICT technologies in daily professional and scientific research work.