Master Study Programme in Administration

  • Main programme objectives:

- to provide graduates with quality knowledge and understanding of content in the extended field of administrative and business sciences, which, combined with the competences developed during the programme, will help ensure their immediate employability and will constitute a suitable starting point for further studies in the third cycle;
- to educate second cycle graduates with in-depth knowledge in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary administrative science (economics, law, organisation, management, politics, sociology, informatics);
- to prepare the students for the successful and effective planning, organising, managing and controlling of the tasks in key process and management positions;
- to prepare second cycle graduates for solving the most difficult problems in public and business administration;
- to prepare second cycle graduates for research and development work and to allow them to acquire knowledge, research experience and competences for independent scientific research.

  • 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.
- 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.

  • Subject-specific competences:

- the ability to find joint solutions to difficult problems in the field of administrative theory and practice,
- the ability to adapt the practice to a specific administrative context,
- the development of knowledge and understanding of the interdisciplinary fields of administrative science,
- the ability to identify practical problems in the field of administrative science,
- the ability for independent research work and the in-depth understanding and use of quantitative and qualitative research methods,
- the ability to lead and coordinate interdisciplinary research and project teams in the field of administrative science,
- the ability to lead people,
- the ability to master the business systems in the public and private sector,
- the ability to justify presented solutions to the expert public,
- the capacity for independently solving difficult professional and scientific problems,
- the ability to reflect on the values of ethical work,
- the ability to promote new challenges in the field of HR development,
- knowledge and understanding of theory, scientific paradigms and field development,
- the ability to assess the consequences of regulatory measures on different levels of decision-making and the functioning of society,
- the ability to understand the multidimensional process of the e-administration development and functioning
- the ability to master the instruments, mechanisms and institutions of public finances for implementing the economic policy,
- the evaluation of differently organised public administrations in the EU and abroad,
- understanding and evaluating the difference in regulations, procedural arrangements, HR treatment, economic policies and the functioning of public services between different countries,
- understanding difficult procedural situations that arise during the decision-making processes in administrative matters,
- understanding the interdependence between economic events, social institutions and political decisions,
- the ability to make decisions on the societal and organisational level,
- the ability to recognise and master different types of integration processes, European institutions and policies,
- the ability to understand the functioning of national parliaments,
- the ability to understand European regional policy,
- the ability to master work, civil service and social relationships,
- the ability to understand the legal aspects of administrative functioning,
- the ability to master different methods and techniques of IT system development and implementation,
- understanding the informatisation of business processes,
- mastering strategic planning and leading,
- the ability to develop and use databases and data architectures within organisations,
- understanding and evaluating tax systems within EU,
- the ability to assess and master economic policies,
- the ability to assess the functioning of public services and legal aspects related to their functioning,
- understanding and evaluating international human rights protection,
- understanding difficult tax procedures.

Why study master's at the Faculty of Administration?

Our primary goal and vision is quality and that is why the Faculty of Administration ranks as one of the best in the field of public administration not only in Slovenia but also in the SE and Central Europe.

  • FA is a member of the University of Ljubljana, the biggest and the most prominent University in Slovenia and among best in the world.

  • We acquired a distinguished EAPAA accreditation for our 1. and 2. cycle programmes, which ranks us among best in the field of public administration. The accreditation is a guarantee for quality.

  • We are proud of fruitful international cooperation. Our network is expanding not only in Europe but lately also in China. This enables us to exchange knowledge, students, teachers. We offer summer schools and will this year for the first time also organise our own.

  • The premises of our faculty are modern and well equipped.

Tuition

For citizens of the EU there is no tuition fee required. For non-EU nationals we charge a tuition fee of 3.000 EUR/year. The final thesis is included in this price.

How and when to apply

A public call for applicants with all the important dates and the detailed procedure will be published on this website. The application deadline is usually at the end of September. Please check regularly.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Before the enrolment all candidates have to pass the recognition procedure in Slovenia. This procedure will take approximately two months.

Admission criteria and admission requirements

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Admission process

The faculty Postgraduate Studies Committee determines the requirements for each candidate on a case-by-case basis that the candidate must fulfill before enrollment upon transferring to the new program, and determines which year the candidate can transfer into.

If the number of applicants to the master's degree programme considerably surpasses the number of open positions or the faculty's capacity (staff, spatial, equipment, etc.), the Faculty of Administration, in line with Article 41 of the Higher Education Act, may limit admissions.

Here the following criteria will be considered: past academic performance at the undergraduate level: (average grade - 25%, bachelor's thesis - 25%) + elective exam - 50%.

There is no difference between regular and part-time students with regard to the conditions and recognition of credits; similarly, there is no discrimination based on sex or ethnicity. There are also no special restrictions on applications from the disabled.

For foreigners

All candidates have to pass the recognition procedure in Slovenia.

Program Details

Program Details
Programme title: Administration
Programme cycle: 2. cycle
Programme type: Master's Study Programme
Duration of study: 2 years
Study courses:

  • Administrative-Legal Programme
  • Administrative-Economic Programme
  • Administrative-Information Programme
  • Administrative-Organizational Programme

ECTS: 120

 

The Master's Study Programme in "Administration" - 2. cycle strives 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 programmes: 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.

Curriculum for the Academic Year 2012/2013 and Beyond

  • 756 Regulatory policies
  • Professional elective courses of the selected programme (3)
  • The elective and professional elective courses of other programmes (3-4) (17 ECTS)

Administration-Law Programme
(Students select 3 professional elective courses of the selected programme.)


Administration-Economics Programme
(Students select 3 professional elective courses of the selected programme.)

 

Administration-Information Science Programme
(Students select 3 professional elective courses of the selected programme.)


Administration-Organization Science Programme
(Students select 3 professional elective courses of the selected programme.)

  • Master thesis

Curriculum for the Academic Year 2011/2012.

  • 774 Administrative procedural law 
  • 517 Comparative public administration 
  • 518 Human resources in public administration
  • 519 E-government
  • 520 Public choice economics 
  • 521 Institutions and mechanisms of public financing
  • 522 Research methods in administration
  • 523 Research seminar
  • Regulatory policies 
  • Professional elective courses (4)
  • Elective courses (2)

- Administration-Law Programme
(Students select 4 professional elective courses of the selected programme.)

  • 525 EU institutions 
  • 526 Role of national parliaments in the EU
  • 527 EU regional policy and structural funds 
  • 528 Constitutional and judicial protection in administrative acts 
  • 529 Legal aspects of human resource management in public administration 

- Administration-Economics Programme
(Students select 4 professional elective courses of the selected programme.)

  • 530 Economics and business analysis 
  • 775 Public services II 
  • 532 Strategic management in public sector
  • 533 Project management in public administration
  • 776 Tax system and EU 

- Administration-Information Science Programme
(Students select 4 professional elective courses of the selected programme.)

  • 535 Data bases and data storage 
  • 536 Business process reform in public administration 
  • 537 Decision-makingprocess support system in public administration 
  • 538 Strategic informatics planning in public administration
  • 532 Strategic management in public sector
  • Master thesis
  • 777 Tax procedural law
  • 541 International human rights protection 
  • 542 Operation research in public administration
  • 544 Social security
  • 545 Contemporary theory of organisation
  • 547 Organisational change management 
  • 548 Knowledge management in public administration

Curriculum for the Academic Year 2010/2011 and Earlier.

  • 516 Administrative process 
  • 517 Comparative public administration
  • 518 Human resources in public administration
  • 519 E-government 
  • 520 Public choice economics 
  • 521 Institutions and mechanisms of public financing
  • 522 Research methods in administration 
  • 523 Research seminar 
  • 756 Regulatory policies (generation of 2009/2010 and beyond ) or
  • 524 Administrative and information law (up to generation of 2008/2009)
  • Elective courses (2) (10 KT)
  • Oriented courses of the selected programme (4)

- Administration-Law Programme 
(Students choose 4 oriented courses.):

  • 525 EU institutions 
  • 526 Role of national parliaments in the EU
  • 527 EU regional policy and structural funds 
  • 528 Constitutional and judicial protection in administrative acts 
  • 529 Legal aspects of human resource management in public administration 

- Administration-Economics Programme 
(Students choose 4 oriented courses.)

  • 530 Economics and business analysis 
  • 531 Public services 
  • 532 Strategic management in public sector 
  • 533 Project management in public administration 
  • 534 Tax sistem 

- Administration-Information Science Programme 
(Students choose 4 oriented courses.)

  • 535 Data bases and data storage 
  • 536 Business process reform in public administration 
  • 537 Decision-makingprocess support system in public administration 
  • 538 Strategic informatics planning in public administration
  • 532 Strategic management in public sector
  • Master thesis
  • 539 Tax procedure
  • 540 Information source management
  • 541 International human rights protection
  • 542 Operation research in public administration
  • 543 Information system planning
  • 544 Social security
  • 545 Contemporary theory of organisation
  • 546 Information system theory
  • 547 Organisational change management
  • 548 Knowledge management in public administration