The International Business programme at the Faculty of Economics is one of the Faculty’s bedrock graduate programmes. It is also one of the most internationally-oriented ones, both in terms of its course offer and student structure. It compares favourably with the best programmes of its kind in the world. It also builds on the specific geo-strategic, economic and cultural position of the region, where East meets West. Obviously, there is only one global market out there, and we are all part of it, yet regional differences still present an important challenge and opportunity in terms of international business. Most companies are going international, we as consumers are becoming ever more “glocal” and the majority of us are communicating globally on a daily basis. These are just a few of the reasons we need to learn more about today’s international business and institutional developments, changes in the global environment, resources and strategies which can all make us more competitive – as companies or managers – in the global business world.
Bringing international experience into the classroom: The IB master programme is one of the most internationally-oriented master programmes at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. On average, the IB master programme enrols students of about 20 different nationalities every year, including students from several EU countries (Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic etc.), the Western Balkans, the Russian Federation, China, South Korea, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and North America. On top of the diverse cultural background of our students and the international background of our faculty teaching in the programme, several long-term visiting faculty from renowned universities (University of Haifa, Israel; University of Washington, USA; University of Leeds, UK; Stockholm University, Sweden; Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, China etc.) ensure that every year our students receive the best possible know-how from around the world.
The first-year enrolment is open to:
- Graduates of first-level programmes in relevant study programmes with at least 180 ECTS, or those that have completed the current programme of study for qualification in relevant study programmes
- Graduates of equivalent courses listed in the previous paragraph in unrelated areas of study and must complete additional academic requirements of 12 ECTS: Microeconomics 1 (6 ECTS) and Introduction to Business (6 ECTS). In accordance with Article 41 of the Law of Higher Educations, candidates are ranked in cases where the number of available spots is limited. Candidates are ranked based on their undergraduate GPA (70%) and the exam results of Type 2 and Type 3 undergraduate elective courses (30%)
- Duration of study: 2 years (4 semesters)
- Scope of ECTS: 120 ECTS
- Study status: full-time
- Degree: Master of International Business (second-cycle)
The International Business programme gives students insights into various “must know” areas such as the dynamics of the international environment, international business, international marketing and transnational management, risk management, strategic development, financing, logistics and other areas and processes involved in international operations. It also provides them with the skills and know-how they need to operate in a plethora of possible job positions in an international context. In doing so, it pays particular attention to regional specifics and cross-cultural differences and balances both B2C and B2B perspectives. Welcome!
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Last updated January 29, 2018