Master’s Joint Study Programme Management in Administration 2nd Cycle

"In Ljubljana I will get a different perspective and new knowledge" Matija Bogdanović, a 27-year old from Belgrade, Serbia. 

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  • Aim of the Study Programme

Basic aim of the study programme are the following:

- To offer students quality knowledge and understanding of administrative and legal field, field of organisation, economics, and information science, management, and the field of human resources in administration, and to ensure immediate employment and appropriate basis for continuation of study in the 3rd cycle.
- To develop comprehensive understanding of the importance and issues of administration management.
- To train students to independently recognise the circumstances of administration management, foreign practices, and potential development guidelines as the basis for long-term efficiency and effectiveness in the field.
- To train students for independent research and development work, use of available tools for critical analysis and solving the most demanding problems, and a synthesis of administration management field.
- To train students for work and transfer of findings and experiences in an intercultural environment.

  • Purpose of the Study Programme

The Master’s Joint Study Programme Management in Administration 2nd Cycle offers students knowledge in administrative and legal field, field of economics, organisation, and information science, and management, and the field of human resources in administration, thus upgrading and expanding the knowledge and skills obtained in the first-cycle study.
The study programme is designed at the Faculty of Administration as a second cycle of administration study, or as a continuation of the three-year study programme Administration 1st Cycle, and as a continuation of the study programmes Management, Information Systems and Technologies, Quality Management, and Operative Management, based on the four-year full-time study at the Faculty of Organisational Sciences.
The programme offers essential knowledge of management and organisational management, activity of public administration and European Union institutions. It expands knowledge in the field of implementing market criteria for public sector performance on the basis of policy and practice, analyses issues of budget financing and forms of privatisation, and compares them to various financing solutions in other market economies. The programme offers knowledge in the field of good governance and skills of strategic management. The students will master the service and customer orientation of administration with the support of knowledge and skills in the field of public relations. The study programme covers new management methods, including e-administration, and research tools that allows students independent critical study of phenomena related to management in public administration. It trains students for independent analysis and synthesis of conditions when searching for solutions for more demanding professional problems with the help of appropriate approaches and methods. For that reason, it includes a special course on methodology, whereas other courses are suitably orientated towards practical application. The knowledge upgrade allows an in-depth, independent solving of even scientific problems.
The study programme Administration Management also requires that students successfully complete their obligations of earning at least 30 credit points abroad, at the partner university (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organisational Sciences).
The acquired knowledge and skills compose a set of competencies that offers students the skills to manage the problems of organisation and conducting business in administration. The mobility of students and teachers of partner faculties introduces a multicultural dimension, raising the value of pedagogic and research and development work and enhancing the competence for participation in various international cultural spheres.
The acquired general and course-specific competencies help the students manage the most demanding projects and conducting the most demanding professional and managerial work in the public sector, in the first career class at the level of consultants, secretariats, secretary-general, chairmen and directors of services, directors and managers in public institutions and corporate entities, which cooperate with the public sector. The programme is designed as a basis for further third-cycle study in the field of administration, organisation, and business.

  • Duration of Study

The Second Cycle Master’s Joint Study Programme in Administration Management lasts 2 years (four semesters).

  • Professional Title

Master of Science in Administration Management (M. Sc. (Administration Management))

  • Method of Implementation

The Second Cycle Master’s Joint Study Programme in Administration Management is available as a full-time or a part-time study programme.
The lectures are held at the seat of the Faculty of Administration and at the seat of the Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Belgrade.
The study process for the full-time study programme takes place in the form of lectures and seminars. The aim of the lectures is to familiarise students with the theoretical foundations of the courses and demonstrate the application in practice. The implementation of the part-time study is tailored to the needs and limited time possibilities of the part-time students.
In the first year of study, students have to pass eight compulsory courses (60 credit points). In the second year, students choose three courses from the courses of the selected programme (three times 7 credit points – 21 credit points), while they gain the remaining credit points by selecting courses of comparable accredited study programmes, or by selecting optional courses of this study programme (at least 14 credit points).
The Master’s Joint Study Programme in Administration Management includes a commitment that students have to gain 30 credit points (ECTS) abroad at a partner university, namely at the University of Belgrade, the Faculty of Organizational Sciences. The teaching is done in Slovenian, Serbian and English. The teaching language is tailored to the needs of the students. Any additional costs (travel expenses, costs of acquiring a visa, costs of field trips, health insurance costs, and living expenses) are covered by the students themselves. Students can apply for financial support and scholarships through various mobility programmes.

  • Graduate’s general competencies

The students will acquire the following general competencies:
-    Ability to develop theoretical, methodical, and applicable findings.
-    Ability to understand complex questions, problems, and issues.
-    Capability of creative thinking and application of new findings.
-    Capability of independent research work.
-    Independently solving more demanding professional and scientific problems.
-    Capability of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
-    Capability of self-reflection and ethical conduct in intercultural environment.
-    Ability to manage an interdisciplinary team.
-    Managerial and organisational capabilities.
-    Management capabilities.
-    Ability to act and make decisions independently.
-    Networking and influencing abilities.
-    Ability to use information and communication technology.
-    Capability of public speaking.
-    Ability to communicate verbally and in writing for professional needs in the native and at least one foreign language.
-    Capability for lifelong learning in knowledge-based society.

  • Graduate’s course-specific competencies

Graduates acquire course-specific competencies in the framework of compulsory courses and professionally-orientated courses, specifically:
- Ability to develop theoretical, methodical, and applicable findings in the field of public administration.
- Ability to work and make decisions autonomously in the field of public administration.
- Ability to understand complex issues related to EU institutions.
- Capability of self-reflection and ethical conduct in intercultural environment of EU.
- Capability of independently analysing activity issues of public sector organisations.
- Ability to integrate and compere various solutions for public sector activities in the domestic and other market economies.
- Ability to critically assess and evaluate decisions and measures in financing under the conditions of market economy.
- Ability to independently analyse activity issues of public sector organisations.
- Ability to understand the public relations principles, strategies, and tactics.
- Capability of managing internal and external information.
- Capability of more effective use of e-administration and information and communication technology, as the basis of administration’s activities and its more successful integration into administrative operations.
- Ability to identify and assess various performance factors required for successful implementation of concept of e-administration and later changes or effects of e-administration on various organisational aspects.
- Capability of forming a problem-orientates approach and presenting the arguments for the planned research, placing the research into a previously research environment based on the review of literature and sources.
- Ability to report on findings in the form of a research report, scientific paper, and master’s thesis.
- Ability to plan a research study and interpret the results of a research project.
- Ability to report on results in the form of a scientific paper.

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Curriculum for the Academic Year 2015/2016 and Beyond

562 Research Methods In Administration (FA)
563 Comparative Public Administration (FA)
564 EU Institutions (FA)
565 Management In Public Sector (FA) or 758 Management In Public Sector (FOS)
566 Economics And Performance Analysis (FA)
567 Public Relations  (FOS)
568 E-Government (FA)
569 Research Seminar (FA) or 757 Research Seminar (FOS)
 

(FA) – carried out by the Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana
(FOS) – carried out by the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade

Students choose three courses (21 ECTS) from the courses of the selected orientation, while students acquire the remaining credit points (14 ECTS)  by selecting comparable courses of comparable accredited study programmes at other faculties, or by selecting optional orientation courses of this study programme.

- Orientation: Human Resource Management
1000 Human Resource Management (FOS)
574 Human Resource Management In Public Sector (FA)
575 Personnel Data Protection (FOS)
576 Competences In Public Administration (FA)
577 Career Management (FOS)
578 Leadership In Public Administration (FA) or 759 Leadership In Public Administration (FOS)
579 Change Management In Administration (FOS)
Masters Dissertation


- Orientation: Administrative-informatics
580 Managing Of Business Processes In Administration (FA) or 760 Managing Of Business Processes In Administration (FOS)
581 Computer Law And Administration (FOS)
582 Strategic Planning Of Informatics In Administration (FA)
583 Data Bases (FOS)
1001 Business Intelligence In Administration (FA)
585 Information Systems Design (FOS)
586 Information Systems And Computer Networks Security (FOS)
587 Change Management In Administration (FOS)
Masters Dissertation


- Orientation: Local government management
588 Local Government (FA)
589 Regional Policy And Eu Structural Funds (FA)
590 Local Government Management (FA) or 761 Local Government Management (FOS)
591 Local Public Finance (FA) or 762 Local Public Finance (FOS)
592 Benchmarking Analysis Methods (FA)
593 Public Services (FA)
594 Environmental Management (FOS)
Masters Dissertation

 - Orientation: Quality management of public sector
595 Quality Management In Public Sector (FA)
596 Quantitative Methods In Public Sector (FA) or 763 Quantitative Methods In Public Sector (FOS)
597 Models, Methods And Techniques Of Quality Management (FOS)
598 Standardization Systems (FOS)
594 Environmental Management (FOS)
580 Managing Of Business Processes In Administration (FA) or 760 Managing Of Business Processes In Administrationi (FOS)
Masters Dissertation


(FA) – carried out by the Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana
(FOS) – carried out by the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade

Curriculum for the Academic Year 2014/2015 and Earlier

  • 562 Research methods in administration (FA)
  • 563 Comparative public administration  (FA)
  • 564 EU institutions (FA)
  • 565 Management in public sector (FA) or 758 Management in public sector (FOS)
  • 566 Economics of public enterprises and institutions (FA)
  • 567 Public relations (FOS)
  • 568 E-government  (FA)
  • 569 Research seminar (FA) or 575 Research seminar (FOS)

(FA) – carried out by the Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana
(FOS) – carried out by the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade

Students choose three courses (21 ECTS) from the courses of the selected orientation, while students acquire the remaining credit points (14 ECTS)  by selecting comparable courses of comparable accredited study programmes at other faculties, or by selecting optional orientation courses of this study programme.

- Orientation: Human Resource Management

  • 573 Human resource management 
  • 574 Human resource management in public administration
  • 575 Personal data protection
  • 576 Competences in public administration
  • 577 Career management
  • 578 Leadership
  • 579 Change management in administration
  • Master thesis

- Orientation: Administrative Informatics

  • 580 Managing of business procesess in administration
  • 581 Computer law and administration
  • 582 Strategic informatics planning in public administration
  • 583 Data bases
  • 584 Business inteligence for administration
  • 585 Information systems design
  • 586 Information systems and computer networks security
  • 587 Change management in administration
  • Master thesis

- Orientation: Local Government Management

  • 588 Local government
  • 589 EU regional policy and funds
  • 590 Local government management 
  • 591 Local public finance (FA) or 762 Local public finance (FOS)
  • 592 Benchmarking analysis methods
  • 593 Public services
  • 594 Ecological management
  • Master thesis

- Orientation: Quality Management of Public Sector

  • 595 Quality management of public sector
  • 596 Quantitive methods in public sector
  • 597 Models, methods of quality management
  • 598 Systems standardization
  • 594 Ecological management
  • 600 Managing of business procesess in administration
  • Master thesis

(FA) – carried out by the Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana
(FOS) – carried out by the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade