670 Theory of Organisation

670 Theory of Organisation

  • Study programme and level: University Study Programme in Administrative Information Science - 1st Cycle
  • 1st year
  • 7 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 45
  • Tutorial: 30
  • Other forms of study: 30
  • Individual work: 105
  • Lecturer: Nina Tomaževič, PhD


1. Objectives and competences


  • examine the understanding of the organization and processes in the modern business environment
  • analyze the possibilities of dealing with organizational work problems
  • organizational problems solved by using scientific methods and procedures
  • find key elements for achieving excellence in organization,
  • discover and use of organizational solutions.


  • ability to apply knowledge gained in the development organizational theories
  • understanding the general structure of theory and practice of organization and interaction between its sub-disciplines,
  • capacity for critical analysis and problem solving of organization
  • ability to ensure continuous improvement of the organization, processes and products and / or services.

2. Content

  • Definition of org. theory and notions of org.
  • Structures of organisation
  • Development of organisational science
  • Preliminary studies of organisation
  • Classical theories of organisation
  • Neoclassical theories of organisation
  • Modern theory of organisation
  • Reengineering
  • Learning organisation
  • Theories of quality
  • Organisational development
  • Plan of an organisation

3. Reading

  • Ivanko, Š.: Teorija organizacije. Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana, 2014, 430 str.
  • Ivanko, Š.: Temelji organizacije. Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana, 2007, drugo poglavje
  • DAFT, Richard L.: Organization Theory & Design. West Publishing Company, New York, 2013, izbrana poglavja, 80 str.

4. Intended learning outcomes

  • Students will be able to understand and manage the Interaction of factors affecting the functioning of the organization.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • lecture
  • practical work
  • coursework
  • e-learning
  • tutoring (for individual learning)

6. Assessment

  • Written (or oral) examination (100%)