732 Management in the Public Sector I

732 Management in the Public Sector I

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1nd Cycle
  • 3th year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 15
  • Individual work: 165
  • Lecturer: Nina Tomaževič, PhD


1. Objectives and competences


  • student knows the content, methods and  management techniques and their usefulness for better performance of public administration
  • student understands the specifics of management in public sector and specific management functions
  • student understands the lines between quality and excellence as well as the tools and awards in Slovenian and European area and the field of change management as a special filed of management
  • student independently solves case studies in management and excellence

Course specific competencies:

  • ability to connect and transfer the knowledge in management, quality and excellence into praxis
  • ability to explain and compare the situations in the fields of management, quality and excellence
  • ability to form the suggestions for problem solving and their interpretation in administrative praxis
  • ability to understand the praxis in management, quality and excellence in Slovenian and European context
  • ability to collect the information and the ability to use the acquired information as well as the ability of written and oral communication in Slovene language

2. Content

  • Introduction
  • Management and related terms
  • New public management
  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Leadership
  • Control
  • Quality
  • Excellence
  • Excelence tools and awards in Slovenia
  • Excellence of public sector in EU
  • Change management

3. Readings

  • Pečar, Z.: Management v javnem sektorju.  Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana, 2004. 185 str.
  • Daft, R. L.: Understanding the Theory and Design of Organization. Thomson and South western, 2007. 533 str.
  • Flynn, N.: Public Sector Management. Sage, London, 2007. (cca 40 str.)

4. Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding of management in public sector, logical thinking, understanding the interconnections between specific fields within management and understanding of how the theoretical knowledge can be applied in practice.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • lectures
  • individual and group case studies
  • e-learning.

6. Assessment

  • Written exam (100%)