The master study programme Law represents an upgrade to the academic bachelor study programme.
The basic goal of the programme is to form the professional profile of an expert able to work independently in any legal profession that generally requires taking the State bar examination. These include mainly all professions in justice administration, the most responsible expert positions in state administration, complex expert diplomatic posts and leadership of legal services in the economic sector.
Students who want to take the Slovenian State bar examinations will be able to gain a quality skills basis facilitating passing the exam. The study programme provides students a choice to decide between the following study-orientation modules: General module, Commercial law module, State law module, and International law module. Graduates receive the title magister prava or magistrica prava.
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.
Postgraduate programme Cultural Studies is conceived as an upgrade of 1st level study programme Cultural Studies, which is implemented as a single study programme with different substantive emphases. On the 2nd level of study these emphases are defined and channeled in two elective modules (elective module Studies in Culture and elective module Studies in Religion).
The programme relies on the development of the discipline in the area of culture, as well as in the area of religious studies:
The discipline Cultural Studies has witnessed a great popularization of the research of contemporary, popular culture in recent years (the so-called British tradition is represented under the name of Cultural Studies), and parallel to it also the appearance of new theoretical frameworks, perspectives and concepts, which implies the Department of Cultural Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, at least on the second level of studies, urgently needs a specialized study module, which (at least in theory) recognizes and follows – in its contents – these changes and transformations.
The introduction of new, second level Cultural Studies programme is not needed only to stay in touch with the described changes, but also because it provides home students with a chance for a simpler and autonomous, sovereign transition into different international student exchange forms and flows.
Programme is conducted in Slovene.
Postgraduate master study programme Defence and Security Studies merges the knowledge and skills from the disciplines of social sciences, humanities, environmental protection, security and military studies.
The programme equips students for activities and operation in the area of analysis, management, administration, advisory and decision-making activities in the national security system of Slovenia, and in international security-political and military-political organizations. The programme is enriched with research results of the defence research centre, where international research projects are conducted from the area of crisis management, defense restructuring and conversion, armed forces manning models, gap between civil and military environment, contemporary armed forces command, and peacekeeping operations.
Besides that, the inclusion of researchers and teachers from the chair of defence studies into the programme group defense studies and in the projects of crisis management, civil-military relationships, armed forces manning models, and the attitude of public opinion to the issue of security in Slovenia, provides a rich data basis of empirical findings related to other issues of contemporary international security, which can be directly used in empirical and methodological education of postgraduate students.
Programme is conducted in Slovene.
The study programme provides students with a conceptual overview of the actors, structures and processes in the EU. Elective courses further provide an opportunity for in-depth study of specific European issues, policy-making and policies. The graduates are experts in internal economic, legal and political environment of the EU as well as the EU’s global role.
Graduates of this programme are known for high intercultural communication skills (speaking at least two foreign languages), general knowledge and skills of social scientific research as well as a conceptual and methodological approaches needed to analyse the European political and economic integration. Visiting experts and practitioners within project and seminar work motivate students for applied research.
The programme assures strong qualifications for independent professional and analytical work in the field of European Affairs. Graduates of the European Studies master’s programme are employed in the EU institutions and other (European) international organisations, in the national governments, especially Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ministries of European Affairs, Ministries for Economic and Social Development, Energy, Environment and Agriculture. Job opportunities are also offered at the regional level (municipalities and cities), in non-governmental organizations, the media, and increasingly also in business sector inside and outside EU.
By the end of the programme students will become competent experts of international relations, capable of pursuing an academic or a practitioner career.
They will develop a critical understanding of the contemporary international community in its developmental and structural dimensions, of the functioning of international institutions, and the ability of independent and analytical thinking about various contemporary and relevant issues as they appear at different levels of governance in the international community.
Independent and informed thinking, the ability to engage in and provide analyses of issues and trends in the international community. After graduation, students will be able to boast many other relevant skills: such as their improved fluency in world languages, understanding of decision-making processes, as well as leadership, organisational skills, and communication skills.
The proposed programme fulfils the expectations of students, graduates of journalism on the first level of study, as well as of many journalists who wish to integrate their experience from practice with deepened theoretical knowledge.
The development of the discipline of journalism in Slovenia, as well as the endeavours for professionalization of journalism and other (changed) mediatic and social circumstances dictated and led to the introduction of this study programme.
Postgraduate programme envisages the shift of students' focus to the selected priority medium/media and orientation. Students will be interested in acquiring in-depth and critical, even independent knowledge for the research of media and their function in society, understanding the influence of journalistic texts, their abuse, power and the lack of it, as well as the limits of their profession.
In-depth study of selected contents will upgrade the basic undergraduate knowledge of critical self-reflection, while enabling graduates from other disciplines to substitute knowledge deficit from basic journalism related courses with elective contents.
Programme is conducted in Slovene.
Programme has strategic-managerial orientation with emphasis on marketing communication management. As such the programme aims to educate marketing communication managers in marketing agencies, profit and non-profit companies and other organizations and media.
The programme intends to provide complex knowledge of project management, department management and organization management in the field of advertising, integrated marketing communication and marketing management. Programme is of applicative nature and aims to fill in the knowledge gaps evident in Slovenian economy, non-economic sector, as well as in governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Programme is conducted in Slovene.
Postgraduate Programme of Media and communication studies provides in-depth theoretical knowledge of individuals for research and analytical work, related to social communication at interpersonal and institutional level and with mass media, thus enabling students to apply this knowledge in the framework of research practicum.
The module Popular Culture and Media, responds to the need for the merging of theoretical knowledge and practical work in the media. The holders of Master degree in Communication science, who will complete the requirements for the module Media Studies and popular Culture are qualified for work and operation in media and other cultural institutions.
In the framework of Communication and Society module, the holders of Master degree in Communication Science will obtain qualifications for analytical research of opinionated process and public opinion, for the planning of communication activities, political communication, mass media, interpersonal communication and group dynamics for educational institutions, advisory institutions, social services and internal communication in organizations, formal and informal institutions.
The study programme aims to create a well-qualified, professional, analytical political science profile with a broader knowledge of political science and the EU political system, and the specific skills needed for understanding, explaining, evaluating, forecasting and advocating public policies and public administration processes.
The specific aim of the study programme is to contribute to the development of analytical and methodological skills in management and the governance of public policies and administration, and to understand the particularities of those operations for the political-administration as well as wider subsystems of society.
Although the programme is specialised in political theories, it also offers courses in various areas of specialisation in political science: e.g., contemporary political philosophy, political communication, political economy, and comparative politics.
The programme prepares students for further academic or professional careers by introducing them to cutting-edge scholarships across the field and, especially, by paying attention to the students’ individual research foci (individual curriculum), needed for their academic and professional progress.
Students will gain advanced knowledge of social science research methodology, understand information society, data science and project management applicable on design, implementation and evaluation of new ICTs.
While the ability of overcoming the traditional gap between social sciences and computer sciences is one of the most valuable job skills in the digital market, other competences, such as the ability to conduct independent research on an advanced level, to successfully manage a project from start to finish, to be able to use the “R” computer program for statistical and other purposes, and to know how to conceptualize and evaluate a web service, are also of equal importance. Numerous visiting lecturers from various companies and foreign universities help bring students’ competencies closer to the needs of labour market.
Graduates of Social Informatics are highly employable and start to establish links with potential employers already during the study through project-based courses, which strive for cooperation with the private sector. The most common careers in the social informatics sphere are project leader and analyst/consultant in the fields of web service and analytics, telecommunications, statistics and data science, marketing research and advertising, academic sector, research management, business and internet startups.
The program places special emphasis on the critical reflection of society and on long-term social changes in Western, late modern societies, on globalisation processes, and on their local social effects.
This program contributes to the development of the profession in several ways: a) by presenting and developing contemporary findings in the field of theoretical sociology and social science methodology, b) by developing new and the most propulsive sociological topics in the world (identity politics, gender roles, sustainable development, etc.), c) by focusing on research into special social groups and the core institutions of everyday life (families, youth, women, old people, the poor, the marginalised, etc.), d) by focusing on applicability, and on sectoral and cross-sectoral policies for resolving social problems and environmental and spatial dilemmas.
The research conducted under the 2nd level Sociology program is connected with a number of research centres at the Faculty of Social Sciences, the most important ones being the Centre for Social Psychology, the Centre for Welfare Studies and the Centre for Spatial Sociology.
Programme is conducted in Slovene.
The programme is designed to develop the following competences: strategic orientation, expertise, focus on people, communication, creativity and initiative, team work, result orientation, analytical skills and organising abilities.
Graduates of this programme have enhanced career opportunities available in both the public and private sectors, and across a range of industries within those sectors. They can be involved in such activities as: strategic human resource management, management consultancy, administration, industrial relations, knowledge management, recruitment, occupational health and safety, training and development, and organisational improvement.
The basic goal of the master study programme Accounting and auditing is to provide basic knowledge and skills in accounting and auditing.
The programme develops a graduate profile with the following general competences: analyzing, synthesizing, and envisaging solutions and consequences in accounting and auditing; using analytical R&D methods, tools, and procedures in accounting and auditing; critical thinking and evaluation; understanding modern globalization processes and the challenges these processes pose to current accountants and auditors;using modern accounting and auditing concepts in order to perceive and resolve issues at the level of the company and society at large; applying theoretical knowledge to real-life cases; autonomy and self-initiative at work and the ability to engage in lifelong learning and adapt to new conditions;Working in an international environment, in accounting-related solutions in takeovers and mergers, analyzing foreign companies’ annual reports, and following international accounting standards; effective use of ICT tools.
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 basic goal of the master study programme Entrepreneurship is to develop basic entrepreneurial knowledge and skills.
After completing the programme, graduates will be able to conduct independent research on entrepreneurship. The practical skills obtained in the program will enable them to identify and assess new business opportunities and obtain funds to establish new companies or restructure existing ones based on perceived market opportunities. In addition, they will develop an entrepreneurial way of thinking and the skills to creatively address modern business challenges.
Students will be able to develop entrepreneurial strategies for both newly established companies and existing companies with dynamic growth potential. They will develop specific competences for entrepreneurial work: identifying and evaluating business opportunities, entrepreneurial consulting, entrepreneurial restructuring of existing companies, managing family businesses, developing infrastructure to support entrepreneurship and creativity, and so on.
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).
The basic goal of the master study programme Management is to provide graduates with basic knowledge and skills in business and organization, prepare them for development and research work, and develop the competences required to effectively handle managerial processes in organizations.
The programme focuses on shaping a graduate profile that will enable them to perform challenging professional tasks at the management level. The introductory part of the programme primarily builds on basic business and economic knowledge and skills.
Here, the emphasis is on developing research competences and abilities to understand business systems operation and management. Later in the programme, students also acquire more specific competences in individual areas of general management. Elective courses allow programme participants to develop specific competences. The last part of the programme emphasizes integrating students’ area-specific and course-specific knowledge, skills, and competences in preparation for writing a master thesis.
The master study programme Management and economics in health care offers two areas of specialisation.
The central objective of the first, Management, is to develop students' in-depth managerial skills. The Economics track enables economic analysis of health care, understanding of the activities and factors affecting health care effectiveness, understanding forms of appropriate systemic and policy measures to direct business activities in health care, and a more in-depth understanding of world processes in this area.
Students acquire the following general competences as graduates of the master study programme Marketing: analyzing, synthesizing, and developing solutions to complex marketing problems in companies and other organizations; using research methods and procedures, and critically assessing the marketing practice and solutions offered; using modern marketing concepts in practice; independently resolving even the most complex marketing issues; ability to work professionally on marketing and interdisciplinary teams; effectively communicating with experts from other fields of expertise; comprehending diversity and cultural and other differences within the international marketing context; sensitivity for ethical reflection and engagement in one’s own field of expertise; self-learning, adapting to new conditions, and creatively seeking marketing solutions in these conditions; leadership skills, especially in marketing projects and the quality of these projects; Initiating new entrepreneurial ideas.
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 Supply chain and logistics trains professionals such as specialists in logistics for large systems (i.e., leading managers at logistics companies and logistics centers of other companies), logistics analysts, logistic system planners and designers, logistics personnel supervisors, researchers at institutes studying and developing challenging supply systems, and production and business logistics advisors for small companies without their own development centers.
The Master’s programme in Business Logistics will develop a graduate profile with the following general competences: analyzing, synthesizing, and envisaging solutions and consequences in managing logistic systems and chains; using analytical R&D methods, tools, and procedures in business logistics critical thinking and evaluation;understanding the current logistic processes of internationalization and globalization, and the challenges these processes pose for contemporary managers; understanding business process management principles (analysis, modeling, simulations, and modernizing business processes) within the company and in affiliated companies; integrating comprehension of effective resolution of problemmes, their analysis, the issues involved in implementing planned solutions, and effective monitoring of this implementation;
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.