1610 Basics of Organisation

1610 Basics of Organisation

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1st Cycle
  • 1st year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 45
  • Tutorial: 30
  • Other forms of study: 45
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Nina Tomaževič, PhD



1. Objectives and competences



  • student knows and understands the definitions of organisation and their significance for contemporary society as well as the important levels of development of organisational science,
  • student acquires the knowledge of organisational structures design and their versions which are in use in contemporary organisations,
  • student knows the organisation of the functions in production and non-production organisations, the terms and reasons of entropy and the methods of the research in organisational settlement,
  • student knows and understands the approaches, procedures and methods of organisational models design as well as methods and techniques of organisation of teamwork and strategic management in organisations,
  • student understands the basic requirements and ways of changing the organisation, with the basics of organising and leading the projects, processes (on the basis of reengineering), as well as with the development of organisational culture in contemporary organisations and the learning organisation.


  • knowledge and understanding of definitions, history and the significance of organisation
  • ability to connect and use the knowledge from different fields within organisation
  • ability to install new information and interpretations in the context of organisation
  • understanding and use the methods of critical analysis and the development of theories as well as their use for solving concrete problems in praxis


2. Content

  • Definition, significance and the types of organisations
  • Organisational structures and structures of organisation
  • Methods of research of organisational settlement
  • Organising functions
  • Organisational models' design
  • Organising work
  • Evaluating work
  • Organisational settlement of processes
  • Organising teamwork
  • Organisational strategies
  • Organisational culture
  • Changing contemporary organisations

3. Readings


  • IVANKO, Štefan: Temelji organizacije. Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana, 2006, 333 str.
  • DAFT, Richard L.: Organization Theory & Design. West Publishing Company, New York, 2013, izbrana poglavja, 80 str.


4. Intended learning outcomes


  • Knowledge and understanding of basic organisational categories and frameworks of organising the organisations in public and private sector. Capability of logical thinking, understanding the interconnections between specific fields within organisation and understanding how the theoretical knowledge can be applied in practice.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • student preparations for lectures
  • lecture
  • student preparations for tutorials
  • tutorials
  • e-learning
  • case study

6. Assessment

  • written (and/or oral) exam (100%)