Higher Education Professional Study Programme in Administration 1st Cycle

  • Purpose of the Programme

 The higher education professional study programme in Administration provides the education of experts for the broadest range of posts in public and business administration, i.e. in the entire public sector, ranging from national administration, broader public administration and public companies to private companies, particularly those that do a great deal of cooperating with the public sector. It is highly practical in nature and provides all the required expert, organisational, computer and administrative-technical knowledge and qualification to work successfully in administrative practice in the typical posts, ranging from secretary, business secretary, professional clerks in various fields, which require interdisciplinary knowledge of law/administration/economics, to managers of organisational units at lower and middle levels in the hierarchy. As for more ambitious students, it provides them with enough theoretical knowledge for them to continue their studies at the second cycle.

  • Duration of Study

 The study programme lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and includes 180 ECTS credit points.

  • Professional Title

Bachelor of Science in Administrative Sciences (HE) (abbreviation: B.Sc. (Administrative Sciences) (HE))

  • Implementation Method

The Faculty carries out full-time and part-time study. The organized forms of study will be supplemented with IT-support (e-learning) in some subjects. Full time study is organized at the faculty premises in Ljubljana.  Part-time study will be organized as distance learning study. As part-time study it is performed in on-line classrooms, with group or individual consultations and assessment of knowledge (exams) in the classical form at the faculty. Online study is performed over a predetermined period of time with a specified study plan.  The time of delivery of courses which includes student self-study will be determined with regard to the complexity of courses.

The study programme is performed on condition that at least 40 candidates enrol in the programme. If fewer than 40 candidates enrol, the faculty may decide not to conduct the particular study program. If fewer than 40 candidates enrol in a particular subject or type of study, organized forms are performed within the scope of the proportion of the enrolled students.

If fewer than 40 candidates enrol in the part-time study, the lecturers can be carried out in the morning hours.

  • Goal of the study programme

The goal of the study programme is to educate and qualify the students for the following:

  1. Critical thinking and analytical problem resolution and independent research work.
  2. Understanding the political, social, and cultural framework in which the administration in Slovenian and abroad operates.
  3. Performing work and executing tasks in the field of planning, organising, managing, and supervising public administration organisations.
  4. Further, 2nd and 3rd cycle education or familiarisation with learning as a lifelong process.
  • Graduate’s general competencies:

The ability to understand, integrate, and transfer interdisciplinary knowledge into practice.
The ability to evaluate domestic and foreign practices.
The ability to research and transfer the findings into practice.
The ability of analytical and integrating thinking.
The ability of critical judgment and resolution of issues.
The ability of self-reflection.
Commitment to ethical principles and multiculturalism.
The ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.
The ability to collaborate with all stakeholders.
Mastery of skills related to conducting business with customers.
The ability to use information and communications technology.
Capability to communicate verbally and in writing in the native and at least one foreign language.
The ability to independently acquire knowledge and expertise.
The ability for lifelong learning surrounded by knowledge.

  • Subject-specific graduate’s competencies:

The ability to integrate and transfer acquired knowledge in the field of administration, law, organisation, management, economy, informatics, political and social sciences, and foreign languages into practice.
The ability to recognise and analyse issues in practice in the field of administrative and business sciences.
The ability to understand statistical methods.
The ability to use information and communications technology to acquire, process, and present the data.
Understanding operation of information technology and solutions and practical implementation.
The ability to explain and compare findings in the field of administrative and business sciences.
The ability to formulate proposals for resolving issues, and their interpretation in administrative practice.
The ability to understand administrative and legal practice in the Slovenian and European context.
The ability to manage administrative procedures.
The ability to manage administrative operations.
Understanding operations of organisations.
The ability to search for information in the field of administrative and business sciences.
The ability to use the acquired information.
The ability of verbal and written communication in Slovenian literary language.
The ability to speak and write and the ability to read and understand foreign languages on the basic level in various medium-difficulty technical and everyday situations and circumstances.
Understanding management in the public and private sector.
Understanding public finances.
Understanding public policies.
Understanding economic the public and private sector.
The ability to understand information systems and computerisation of business processes.
Adherence to ethical principles and commitment to professional ethics in the work environment.

  • International comparable programmes:
  1. Public Administration, conducted by the Agder University College, School of Management, Norway.
  2. Public Administration, conducted by the University of Limerick, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ireland.
  3. Public Administration and Public Policy, conducted by the University of Twente, School of Business, Public Administration and Technology, the Netherlands.

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