University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics

Introduction
EFMD Equis Accredited
AACSB Accredited

The FELU is both a national leader and an internationally recognised academic and research institution in the fields of business and economics. We strive to become perceived as the world-renowned institution for the quality of our academic programmes and achievements in education and research.

Why the FELU?

For reasons below, the FELU is an EQUIS and AACSB accredited school. We are part of a select group of institutions worldwide who are both EQUIS and AACSB accredited, therefore the FELU ranks among 88 world’s best business schools. In fact, less than 5% of business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited.

Great Corporate Connections

Through the support of our advisory board, company visits, and participation of guest lecturers, we recognize the needs of companies and offer education and research that solve today’s business challenges.

Awards of Excellence

Accreditations assure students that the FELU adheres to high quality standards. Attending the FELU will strengthen your competitiveness in the job market.

Strong International Relations

We offer an international study environment with cross-cultural learning experiences and partnerships with institutions from all around the world.

Distinguished Faculty

Our faculty includes recognized Slovenian and foreign professors, many with industry experience. They are respected researchers, corporate board members, consultants, and business owners.

Best Research Institution in the Region

The FELU is the leading research institution in Slovenia and South-east Europe in the fields of business and economics.

Wide Range of Full-time Programmes Offered in English

We offer full-time study programmes in English and programmes with courses in both English and Slovene. Since business and economics are such diverse fields of study, we offer a selection of specialized courses to suit your interests.

Foreign languages for business at the FELU

A good command of English is crucial for cooperation with partners in the business and academic world. However, for many global players speaking just English may not be enough for effective communication.

Unique Location

Slovenia’s unique geographical position is the meeting point of East and West. We are in the heart of Europe where the Alps face the Pannonia plains, and the Mediterranean meets the mysterious Karst.

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Mission & Vision

Mission

To develop principled leaders for work in a globally competitive business environment by combining economics and business education with innovative research while creating and disseminating knowledge in a global society.

Vision

To rank among the best business and economics schools in the world by 2020.

Strategic Goals:

  • To achieve internationally comparable research excellence.
  • To constantly improve the quality of teaching.
  • To increase internationalisation of key activities.
  • To increase revenue from market activities.

Core Values: integrity, cooperation, responsibility, knowledge and academic freedom.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master in Bank and Financial Management (Double Degree)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Slovenia Ljubljana

The Master’s programme in financial management covers broad area of financial management of businesses, banks, other financial institutions, as well as operation of financial markets with international perspective and international financial institutions. The programme also provides financial knowledge for the public sector and non-profit organisations. [+]

The Master’s programme in financial management covers broad area of financial management of businesses, banks, other financial institutions, as well as operation of financial markets with international perspective and international financial institutions. The programme also provides financial knowledge for the public sector and non-profit organisations. Do you want to? improve knowledge of different fields in bank and financial management? learn from the best professors from internationally accredited business school? gain competitive advantage by getting current and internationally comparable knowledge, experiences and skills? Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana makes it possible for you! The Faculty of Economics (FELU) is one of the largest members of the University of Ljubljana. Founded in 1946, it has a long tradition in its key activities, education and research. It is a national leader and an internationally recognised institution in the area of business and economics. EQUIS and AACSB accreditations rank it among the best business schools in the world that have both most important accreditations – American and European. Moreover it is the only faculty to have both in the Central end Eastern Europe. Accreditations are the hallmark of excellence in management education and confirm the FELU’s commitment to quality and continuous improvement. One of the crucial factors in today’s economy is innovation. In order for companies, financial institutions, and countries as well, to develop competitive advantages in the field of management and organisation, they need to be as innovative as they can. Furthermore gaining specific knowledge is necessary and this is why continuous learning is so important. Educated human resources play a crucial role at effectively forming and using competitive knowledge and this is the point where the FELU enters. It offers a wide range of specific courses, designed to disseminate theory into practice. Lack of time in today’s rapidly changing and challenging world is one of the major obstacles between managers and continuous learning. Therefore the FELU is offering an opportunity to tailor executive education specifically to individual needs and preferences. Master in Bank and Financial Management The Master’s programme in financial management covers broad area of financial management of businesses, banks, other financial institutions, as well as operation of financial markets with international perspective and international financial institutions. The programme also provides financial knowledge for the public sector and non-profit organisations. In addition to theory, there is an emphasis on practical matters in obtaining and investing funds or money management. The programme covers area in full – offered courses and Master’s thesis enable students to focus on the financial management of businesses, banks, other financial institutions, and on the operation of financial markets and non-profit institutions. The goal of the programme is to enable students, guided by outstanding professors, to receive not only a Master’s degree but also thorough and applicable knowledge in the area of finance that is sought and valued in both the business world and the public sector. Programme delivery The programme lasts for two years and consists of 11 courses. The training organised in small groups ensures active and equal participation of all students in the training, practical activities and individual papers through which the programme is implemented. Lectures are held on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning (at some courses also on Thursday afternoon) twice a month at the FELU’s premises in Prishtina. Students will receive the course material in printed version or via the Internet at the beginning of each course. The study material is in English. The actual course procedure and methods of evaluation (i.e. exams and assignments) are determined by the Course Director before the beginning of each course. The learning process will be connected to the real problems in the financial sector. The official language of the studies is English. The defense of the Master's theses will be held in Ljubljana. Admission and tuition The admission requirements are: a bachelor's degree, fluent command of English, knowledge of fundamentals of financial management and statistics. The studies begin in October/November 2015 with the opening ceremony. Pre-applications should be sent by May 31, 2015 to the following address: Faculty of Economics University of Ljubljana Campus Prishtina Str.Ali Hadri, nn Industrial Zone Prishtina Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo Application should include: motivation letter, certificate of previous studies. Final applications are due on 11 November, 2015. The interviews with the candidates for the study programme, conducted by the programme director, will be held after that date. Tuition fee The tuition fee for the two-year study programme is EUR 8,700 per year and is payable in four installments. It covers the preparation and realisation of the programme in Prishtina, lectures, mentorship and defense of the Master’s dissertation, as well as course material and the complete organisation of the studies with catering between coffee breaks. IMPORTANT! The Faculty of Economics managed to obtain funds of EUR 2,700 per year per student. Therefore, one year payment for all who meet the admission criteria amounts to EUR 6,000. Amount of tuition fee can be payed in maximum 4 instalments of EUR 3,000 in the period of two years. [-]

Master in Economics (Double Degree)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Slovenia Ljubljana

If you are ambitious, unafraid of hard work and eager to make important social decisions in your life, then enrolling in the Economics programme will help you achieve your goals. [+]

In all countries, economists assume the top positions in society, are managers of the largest enterprises and banks, ministers and prime ministers, governors of central banks as well as managers of prestigious consultation companies and analytics departments. Economics is thus one of the elite programmes at the most prestigious universities, where only a few percent of the best students are accepted. It is the same in Slovenia. Economics is a demanding study, requiring an ambitious and motivated individual with good analytical abilities. An individual who will be able, as shown by many examples, to make decisions in a key position in the business sector and in state policymaking. Why? Because graduates of the Economics programme are capable of resolving economic and business problems that other people are generally unable to identify or classify as important. If you are ambitious, unafraid of hard work and eager to make important social decisions in your life, then enrolling in the Economics programme will help you achieve your goals. Programme Economics can be also part of Double degree programme. For students who want to spend part of their Master's studies at a foreign university there is a possibility to participate in a Double-Degree two-year Master's Programme jointly organised by: University of Ljubljana (UL) University of Siena, Faculty of Economics “Richard M.Goodwin” (UNISI) The Double-Degree Programme includes spending one year in the MSc Programme of the partner university and leads to obtaining a double Master's Degree, both from the home university (UL) and partner foreign university. Given high quality of Master's Programmes of partner universities this is an excellent entry point for ambitious students to international job market or an academic career. Knowledge and skills acquired by taking this programme You will acquire knowledge and skills needed for successful expert work in key positions in the business sector or in shaping the economic policy of the state. You will learn how to use complex analytical tools that will enable you to comprehensively analyse a problem in a given environment, since by using economic models (theory), extensive knowledge of empirical findings and a plethora of analytical and programme tools you will be able to correctly analyse data and, based on it, make projections, different scenarios and strategies, assess risks and adopt appropriate decisions. These are the knowledge and skills individuals require to be able to take up top positions in the business sector and in state policymaking. After graduating from Economics you will be capable of not only answering the following questions but also finding the optimal solutions. How should a firm behave to strengthen its competitive advantages? What in fact are ‘competitive advantages’? How to set the right price for your products and services in the competitive race? How to optimise operations and increase value added with the available resources? When to take over a competitor and which synergic effects can be expected from this? Which are the consequences of foreign-exchange risk and how serious are they? How to envisage business cycles and how to respond to them most effectively? Why is an improvement in the business climate in Germany and an increase in the German trade surplus a good sign for Slovenian enterprises? Should you be worried about the state of the balance of payments? What consequences can additional borrowing of the state bring to your firm? Why is the ageing of the population a big problem and at the same time an even bigger opportunity? Why is a certain degree of income inequality good and why can it become economically inefficient and socially problematic after exceeding a certain threshold? Why is high youth unemployment such a big problem? Along with analytical skills, the study of Economics will also provide you with many soft skills, from teamwork and effective presentation to the ability of critical judgement, strategic thinking etc. Another advantage of the Economics programme is that only a limited number of students can enrol. This facilitates more individual work with students and makes it more demanding. At the same time, a graduate from this programme has fewer competitors in the labour market and holds a degree in a programme known for its exactingness. All of the above sends an important signal to a potential employer: this graduate is ambitious and is not afraid of challenges. Organisations/institutions/companies with employment prospects As a graduate, you will acquire the highest level of professional competencies in the field of economic sciences. You will be trained for the expert and professional management of enterprises and their departments, consultation work in the most responsible positions as well as for taking over and resolving complex problems at all levels. You will also be trained to work in the public sector where you will be capable of assuming responsible tasks as the head of a department or directorate, the head of an analytics department, a representative of Slovenia in the European Commission and other international organisations, or taking on high-level tasks as a minister, prime minister or central bank governor. Professions Manager/member of management board in charge of sales, finance or strategic development Consultant/head of strategic development Analyst/head of analytics department Researcher in academic and international institutions Senior civil servant Expert officer in the public administration Expert officer in sales and business administration Study Status Full-time study Full-time study programmes are held at the FELU in accordance with the academic calendar. Students must pay an admission fee based on the current FELU fee schedule. The academic year begins on October 1st and ends on September 30th. It is divided into two semesters: winter semester (October to January) and the summer semester (February to June). Lectures are from October 1st through the middle of January. The four week period following the end of lectures in the winter semester is the winter exam period. Summer semester courses begin during the middle of February and end in early June. The summer exam period follows the end of courses for the summer semester. Students may also sit for exams in the autumn exam period, which is from the end of August through the middle of September. Part-time study Part-time study programmes are based on a special schedule that is designed to conduct courses sequentially. Students are assessed at the end of each course and then they continue with the subsequent course. Courses are held in the afternoon and on Saturdays. This mode of study requires more independent work from students. Lectures for master part-time study are provided in Slovenian language. Admission deadlines are determined annually. [-]

Master in Information Management (Double Degree)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Slovenia Ljubljana

Successful businesspeople accept the challenges brought about by the transition to an information society. They build their businesses and careers on new findings in management, operations and the application of information technology. Completing the master’s programme will make you an expert and, as a businessperson or information technology specialist, you will be able to directly and creatively manage, advise and participate in the development and application of information technology, manage information technology (IT) centres of businesses and administrations, and manage changes leading to the strategic renewal of businesses based on the restructuring of business processes and application of information technology. [+]

Successful businesspeople accept the challenges brought about by the transition to an information society. They build their businesses and careers on new findings in management, operations and the application of information technology. Completing the master’s programme will make you an expert and, as a businessperson or information technology specialist, you will be able to directly and creatively manage, advise and participate in the development and application of information technology, manage information technology (IT) centres of businesses and administrations, and manage changes leading to the strategic renewal of businesses based on the restructuring of business processes and application of information technology. The Academic Programme fully corresponds with the Business Informatics master’s programme at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana, but the student completes their study obligations representing one semester or 30 ECTS credits at the partner university. Degree Obtained A student writes their master’s thesis in English in comentorship, with one mentor coming from the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana and the other from the University NOVA, ISEGI. After fulfilling all their obligations the student obtains a double degree from both the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana and the foreign partner university. The institutions award the following titles: Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana: Bologna Master ISEGI-NOVA: M.Sc in Information Management, with specialization in Information Systems Technologies Management Study Status Full-time study Full-time study programmes are held at the FELU in accordance with the academic calendar. Students must pay an admission fee based on the current FELU fee schedule. The academic year begins on October 1st and ends on September 30th. It is divided into two semesters: winter semester (October to January) and the summer semester (February to June). Lectures are from October 1st through the middle of January. The four week period following the end of lectures in the winter semester is the winter exam period. Summer semester courses begin during the middle of February and end in early June. The summer exam period follows the end of courses for the summer semester. Students may also sit for exams in the autumn exam period, which is from the end of August through the middle of September. Part-time study Part-time study programmes are based on a special schedule that is designed to conduct courses sequentially. Students are assessed at the end of each course and then they continue with the subsequent course. Courses are held in the afternoon and on Saturdays. This mode of study requires more independent work from students. Lectures for master part-time study are provided in Slovenian language. Admission deadlines are determined annually. [-]

Master in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Slovenia Ljubljana

Are you comfortable with a model-based way of thinking? Do you find a combination of finance and mathematics exciting? Would you like to know how banks model and assess credit risk, how pension funds optimally allocate assets among different types of investments, how a put option value is determined or how an insurance company sets the insurance premia? <br> If your answer to most of the questions is yes, then the graduate programme in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Sciences is the right choice for you – for analytical, dynamic and critical minds. Please note that the programme is not designed for those with poor background in mathematics. If you are unsure about the sufficiency of you mathematical skills, please consult the Admissions Office or programme directors before enrolment. [+]

Are you comfortable with a model-based way of thinking? Do you find a combination of finance and mathematics exciting? Would you like to know how banks model and assess credit risk, how pension funds optimally allocate assets among different types of investments, how a put option value is determined or how an insurance company sets the insurance premia? If your answer to most of the questions is yes, then the graduate programme in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Sciences is the right choice for you – for analytical, dynamic and critical minds. Please note that the programme is not designed for those with poor background in mathematics. If you are unsure about the sufficiency of you mathematical skills, please consult the Admissions Office or programme directors before enrolment. The master's programme in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Sciences is designed to develop in-depth knowledge and specific skills in asset management, risk management, and actuarial sciences for future employees in the financial industry. The programme's goal is to acquaint the students with specific features of the finance and insurance industry. As part of core courses and specific track courses, students learn the basics of quantitative finance, actuarial sciences, the insurance industry, econometric analysis, and modelling. Given the programme’s methodological demands and level of difficulty, adequate prior knowledge of mathematics, microeconomics, and macroeconomics is required. Students demonstrate this by passing exams and fulfilling requirements in the relevant courses or holding a recognized undergraduate degree. Students can select several courses and self-design either a more Quantitative Finance-oriented track or a more Actuarial Sciences-oriented track. The Quantitative Finance courses provide expertise that focuses on modelling, risk management, and decisions connected with evaluating, selecting, and managing assets, including the analysis of information problems and regulatory issues within finance. The second track provides training primarily to those who wish to acquire the specific expertise of analysing, managing, and controlling risks within financial institutions, especially risks that affect the liabilities of financial institutions, with a focus on insurance companies. The course-specific and conceptual structure of the Actuarial Sciences track meets most of Actuarial Association of Europe requirements for actuary course content prescribed by the Slovenian licensor (i.e., the Insurance Supervision Agency) as a prerequisite for granting an authorized actuary license. The double degree master's programme in Banking & Finance and Economics at the Stockholm Business School as well as ample student exchange opportunities with some of the very best European schools allow for a high level of internationalization. Several top foreign lecturers and guest lecturers from practice bring novel developments in quantitative finance and actuarial science to students and help them connect the theoretical perspectives with practice. This ensures outstanding employment opportunities for programme graduates in the highly globalized financial sector. Knowledge and skills acquired by taking this programme After completing this applied programme you will be able to tackle practical and demanding challenges of actuarial sciences, financial asset management and financial risk management. In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, the institutional and regulatory frameworks have changed, as well as several approaches and assumptions of financial modelling. The ability to adapt complex analytical and model-based approaches to the current problems in finance has become an increasingly important competitive advantage and the quality that is expected of those looking for positions in financial industry and regulatory agencies. Organisations/institutions/companies with employment prospects Graduates are most likely to find placement with banks and insurance companies (actuary, analysis department, asset management, risk management etc.), asset management companies, brokerage companies and supervisory institutions (central bank, insurance supervision, financial market supervision). In addition, graduates interested in scientific research can continue their studies in the doctoral programme, where they will investigate interesting research questions related to financial economics, risk management, asset pricing and asset management. Professions Actuary Quantitative analyst/ “Quant” Portfolio manager Risk manager [-]

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