594 Environmental Management

594 Environmental 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: Nataša Petrović, PhD


1. Content (Syllabus outline)

Elements of general ecology. Environmental factors. Ecosystem and the ecosphere.
The main environmental factors
Environmental problems from local, national and international standpoint.
The main sources of pollution and their impact on human health. Sustainable Development.
Environmental management - evolution, definition and scope, characteristics, dilemmas and possibilities, problems and needs.
International standards series ISO14000.
Creative workshops, debates on current environmental issues, case studies and interactive educationaldiscussion of environmental issues. Review and analysis of the factors that led to the development oftheories / models of sustainable development and environmental management. Case studies, examples of good practice in the field of sustainability and the design and analysis of environmental policy and publicadministration sectors. Making presentations and presentation of seminar papers and case studies.

2. Readings

  • Petrović N., Ekološki menadžment, I doštampano izdanje, udžbenik, FON, Beograd, 2009.
  • Petrović N., Handout-i sa predavanja, Beograd, FON, 2011.
  • Petrović N., A. Nikodijević, Vodič za učešće javnosti u zaštiti životne sredine. Praktikum, Fond za podršku civilnom društvu u Srbiji, Evropska agencija za rekonstrukciju, AAOM, Beograd, 2007.
  • Barrow C. J., Environmental Management-Principles and Practice. London, Routledge, 1999.
  • Botkin D., E. Keller, Environmental Science-Earth as a living planet. USA, John Wiley&Sons, Inc, 2003.
  • Drakulić M., Krivokapić Đ., Drakulić R., Ekološko pravo, WUS, Austria, Poljoprivredni, FON, Beograd, 2010.
  • Petrović N., Ekološki menadžment u poljoprivredi. Skripta, WUS, Austria, Poljoprivredni, FON, Beograd, 2010.
  • Petrović N., Išljamović S., Jeremić V., Vuk D. & Senegačnik M., Ekološki otisak kao indikator nivoa ekološke svesti studenata Fakulteta organizacionih nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu i Mariboru. Management, 2011, 58(XVI): 15-21.

3. Objectives and competences

Providing knowledge on ecology and environmental management, as well as insight into local, national andglobal environmental problems, with the knowledge of appropriate management strategies and skills to solvethese problems, with the aim of sustainable and / or improved quality and development through application ofresults of ecological science in practice.
Course Environmental Management is designed to provide the skills, knowledge, and competencies that students need to function effectively in multiple environmental management settings. Graduates of this course will have competencies in:

  • analyze and monitor impacts from an organization's operations on environment;
  • manage, plan, and conduct comprehensive environmental activities;
  • develop a team and manage an environmental project/program;
  • understand the application of environmental management principles, the application of environmental science and technology, environmental systems to different operational processes;
  • develop skills for applying scientific methods and techniques to the solution of environmental problems;
  • develop and strengthen their decision making skills to give adequate response to the challenges related to sustainable, environmental and management issues;
  • become aware of the underlying social-environmental conflicts in the environmental problems and take active part in their solutions.


4. Intended learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding:
Preparing for highly specialized jobs in the field of environmental management and application of results of ecological science in practice.


5. Learning and teaching methods:

Interactive and effective presentation of content with an emphasis on innovative elements of education for sustainable development. Interactive work on solving the case study. Discussions on pre-defined andpresented problem. Team work in creative workshops. Critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information, problems and issues when developing a specific and independent research of students.


6. Assessment

Type (examination, oral, coursework, project):

  • Student paper 40%
  • Oral or written exam 60%