577 Career Management

577 Career Management

  • Study programme and level: Master’s joint study programme Management in Administration 2nd Cycle
  • 2nd year
  • 7 ECTS
  • Course type: proffesional elective
  • Lectures: 21
  • Seminar: 11
  • Other study activities: 118
  • Individual work: 60
  • Language: English, Serbian, Slovene
  • Lecturer: Ivana Petrović, PhD, Slavica Cicvarić Kostić, PhD


1. Content (Syllabus outline)

  • Introduction to the subject. The definition of the concept of career. Models of career management. Strategy and policy of human resources as the basis for the process in human resource management. Stages of career.
  • Orientation and preparation for work.
  • Basis for career planning. Career management.
  • Organisational support for career development.
  • Creative workshops on career plans, methods, tools and career management of each employee. Career and motivation.Workshops, case studies and interactive discussions on measures to support the career development according to content and structure of theory.

2. Readings

  • GREENHAUS J., CALLANAN G., GODSHALH V., Career Management, SAGE Publications, Inc., London, 2010
  • TORRINGTON D., HALL L.С., TAYLOR S., Menadžment ljudskih resursa, Data status, Beograd, 2005.
  • ARMSTRONG M., A handbook of Personnel Managment Practice, Kogan Page, London, 2009.
  • ĆAMILOVIĆ S., VUJIĆ V., Osnove menadžmenta ljudskih resursa, Tekon, Beograd, 2011.
  • CICVARIĆ KOSTIĆ S., OKANOVIĆ M., FILIPOVIĆ V., DAMNJANOVIĆ V., VUKMIROVIĆ J., Employees’ and Citizens’ Perception of Marketing Communications in Serbian Municipalities, International Journal of Marketing Principles and Practices, 2011, 1(1): 1-9.
  • KAVRAN D., Javna uprava, UNDP, FON, Beograd, 2002.
  • DAMNJANOVIĆ V., KRULJ D., CICVARIĆ S., Kreiranje nove organizacione strukture usmerene na potrošača, Strategijski menadžment – časopis za strategijski menadžment i sisteme podrške strategijskom menadžmentu, 2005, 10(3): 133-137.D., Javna uprava, UNDP, Fakultet organizacionih nauka, Beograd, 2002.
  • PETROVIĆ I., Bogićević M., Ćurić M., Designing university career services along the Bologna process: Analysis of liberal arts students’ needs in transitioning society, The 10th International Congress of the International Association on Public and Nonprofit Marketing (IAPNM 2011), 451-456.
  • PETROVIC I., Curic M., Bogicevic M., Psychology students and the Bologna process: Students’ opinions about career related issues, Bulgarian Journal of Psychology, 2010.,Issue 1-4, 877-882.

3. Objectives and competences

The course teaches students to acquire theoretical knowledge and become familiar with the practical achievements in career management and acquire the necessary skills to identify strategic and tactical needs of the administrative authority in this area and create models that will need to be effectively met.Thereby creating necessary basis for the management of all processes in human resources management, which are related to career employees, and establish a system for continuous improvement of these processes.

Students acquire competencies that are related to management and career development as essential components of human resource management in public administration.


4. Intended learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding:
Student should be able to acquire knowledge in career management and to connect it with the previously acquired knowledge. Qualified for teamwork, for solving problems in management of human resources - including career managementand - because of its multidisciplinary dimensions requires a team approach to modeling the process and progress.


5. Learning and teaching methods:

Teaching is conducted through interactive work with students, presentation of new findings and results, analysis of case studies and survey of good practice, workshops, team-work. Each student is required to prepare a term paper or project.


6. Assessment

Type (examination, oral, coursework, project):
Active participation during lectures 10%
Student paper 30%
Oral or written exam  60%