0842 Management in Public Sector

0842 Management in Public Sector

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1nd Cycle
  • 2nd or 3th year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 30
  • Other forms of study: 90
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Nina Tomaževič, PhD


1. Objectives and competences


  • students acquire the knowledge on the contents, methods and techniques of management and their usefulness for better performance of public sector organizations
  • students acquire detailed knowledge about management functions
  • students identify and understand 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 field of management
  • students individually solve assignments in management and excellence


  • students will acquire the ability to connect and transfer the knowledge in management, quality and excellence into praxis
  • they will be able to recognize and analyse the problems in praxis in the field of management, quality and excellence
  • students will be able to explain and compare the situations in the fields of management, quality and excellence
  • students will be able to form the suggestions for problem solving in management and their interpretation in administrative praxis
  • they will be able to understand the praxis in management, quality and excellence in Slovenian and European context – both on the private and public sector

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

  • TOMAŽEVIČ, Nina. (2011). Družbena odgovornost in odličnost javne uprave. Upravna misel. 1. izd. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo. (Izbrana poglavja – 85. str.).
  • ROZMAN, Rudi, KOVAČ, Jure. (2012). Management. Ljubljana: GV Založba. 500 str.
  • ROZMAN, Rudi. (1998). Kako prevesti management v slovenščino. Organizacija, (1), str. 5-18.
  • ROZMAN, Rudi. (1998). Razmerje med ravnanjem in upravljanjem. Manager, str. 30-33.

4. Intended learning outcomes

  • Knowledge and understanding of management – of basic and upgraded management categories, the frameworks 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

  • student preparations for lectures
  • e-lecture
  • e-learning
  • case study
  • seminar paper

6. Assessment

  • written (and/or oral) exam (60%)
  • seminar paper (40%)