M. Sc. Management and Informatics

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M. Sc. Management and Informatics

Professional title: Master of Management and Informatics

Management and Informatics Master's programme is an interdisciplinary combination of contemporary social science skills with an emphasis on business sciences and knowledge in the field of informatics.

It is in the interconnection of these skills, enabling simultaneous understanding of business processes and organizational structures along with developed ability of information technology use, where we recognize one of the key routes to the development of information-supported organizational and social environment.

Thus, the importance of the interdisciplinary-oriented and relatively flexible management profile should be highlighted – management that is actively involved in the business- and technological development, is creatively responsive to changes, and is, by the possibility of an improved way of doing business and achieving greater business success, also making these changes.

The Masters of the Management and Informatics programme of the second cycle according to the Bologna Process will be able to directly apply the acquired knowledge to tackle real-time business challenges and bring these to life in an innovative way.

In the present and expected future working- and wider-, social environment it is considered for individuals and groups to be faced with complex problems in which standardized knowledge and approaches do not suffice. For this reason, it is primarily the management that is pursued for interdisciplinary teamwork and above all creativity, flexibility and the ability to effectively cope with organizational and other business challenges when using information technology. On account of the acquired knowledge on up-to-date information technology and services, understanding and knowledge of business processes and leadership skills and with a developed sense of innovation and of search for new business opportunities Masters of this programme will be competitive in the labour market.

Management and Informatics Master's Programme is rated at 120 ECTS credits.

Objectives

The main objective of the Management and Informatics Master's study programme is to qualify the masters for handling complex business challenges through a combination of business knowledge and skills in the field of computer science and informatics. The structure of the study programme ensures that you gain competence in business sciences (business processes, strategic management, innovation management, strategic marketing, management and project management, business excellence models etc.) and skills to use information and communication technologies that will develop the ability to solve practical problems in business practice (computerization of business processes, use of business intelligence in decision-making, business dynamics, intelligent systems, introduction of e-services on a global scale etc.).

Carefully selected elective courses allow extra width either with reference to different business and information technology areas, or by digging deeper into specific professional areas.

The gained skills and competencies deriving from the programme are beneficial and useful in any business environment because we are conducting business in a time when the progress of information technology and related services provides computer-supported and automated implementation of business processes, thereby a significantly easier operation at the global level. Additionally, the Masters acquire strategic planning and innovation management competences, both particularly valuable, as the development of new products and services is the vital driver of progress in each activity.

On top, companies need professionals or staff in management positions who will be able to effectively communicate with all stakeholders taking into consideration the constant changes in the above area largely controlled by the development of new technologies.

Curriculum

1st YEAR

BUSINESS INFORMATICS (subject chosen depending on previous knowledge in order to level the gaps in knowledge) (7 ECTS)
The main objective of the course is to equalize knowledge among students and provide content for work in the field of business informatics. Students learn about the role of business informatics, information systems, information technology and computer networks.
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SELECTED TOPICS FROM BUSINESS ECONOMICS ANALYSIS (subject chosen depending on previous knowledge in order to level the gaps in knowledge) (7 ECTS)
This subject introduces students to the different types of information that business analysts and decision makers gather, and how that information is processed to make effective business decisions. It covers a wide range of strategic and operational business problems and decisions in areas such as financial management, marketing, human resource management, supply chain management and international business. The subject explores how organisations gather and generate multiple forms of information, and how this information is analysed and converted into useful knowledge via individual judgement and organisational learning processes. In applying empirical and analytical approaches to practical situations, students will develop insights into both the nature of the business problems as well as the methods used for identifying and evaluating alternative solutions.
STRATEGIC MARKETING (7 ECTS)
Upon completion of the course students will be able to plan, design and monitor the outcomes of advanced informative and transformative marketing strategies, identify appropriate analysis methods when doing a competitor analysis and designing strategies, design models to solve complex issues associated with the construction of functional strategies, select appropriate procedures for following up functional and overall strategies of large firms, as well as to identify vital components in the design of successful marketing strategies.
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (8 ECTS)
Upon completion of this course students will understand the importance and role of influential stakeholders for the performance of the organisation, the importance of dualities within different content and time frameworks of organisational policy, and comprehend the difference between often conflicting schools of strategic management. They will be able to differentiate between assets, capabilities and core capabilities of the organisation, understand different approaches to management of organisational culture, create a company vision and mission statement and understand its importance for effectiveness of organisation. They will know how to design corporate, business and functional strategies according to external environment and internal capabilities, and understand the reasons which prevent organisational effectiveness.
BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT (8 ECTS)
This course looks at ways in which business processes can be analysed, redesigned, and improved. A business process is a set of activities that jointly realise a business goal in an organisational and technical environment. These processes take place in a single organisation but may need to interact with processes in other organisations. Business process management (BPM) is concerned with the concepts, methods, and techniques that support the design, administration, configuration, enactment, and analysis of business processes. BPM is concerned with the explicit representation of processes – once they are defined, processes can be analysed, improved, and enacted. Software in the form of business process management systems can be used to coordinate business process activities. By taking this course students will be able to understand business processes from a general management perspective, and learn tools, analytical frameworks and general principles for managing business processes. The course will incorporate a laboratory component using BPM software.
FINANCIAL BUSINESS INFORMATICS (7 ECTS)
After completing this course, students will understand the interdisciplinary nature of the field and the importance, purpose and possibilities of using computer science and informatics in business finance and business mathematics. They will understand the methods and
will be able to use computer tools for calculating interest, financial investments (savings, loans, annuities, securities), valuation of financial investments, they also know the basic tools for analysing business data and supporting decision-making processes.
METHODS OF RESEARCH WORK (7 ECTS)
Upon completion of the course, students can identify and define a research problem, plan an appropriate research approach to solve the problem, and concretise the research problem in the context of setting appropriate objectives and hypotheses. They know the different ways of sampling and understand the advantages and limitations of the different patterns, they can test hypotheses using the statistical programme, interpret the results of the statistical hypothesis testing, define themselves appropriately in order to confirm/reject the hypotheses, present the results obtained in a transparent manner and interpret them correctly. Students develop problem-oriented and analytical thinking.
MANAGEMENT OF DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES (8 ECTS)
The foreseen study results are the knowledge and understanding of basic concepts in decision theory, understanding of the decision process and the decision problem, developing the ability of a systematic approach to decision-making, and the ability to independently analyse the decision problem and collect relevant information for solving it while learning some decision-making and problem-solving methods. Students gain knowledge about some methods of modelling the decision process and their use in business practice, they evaluate the types and quality of decisions, learn about methods and techniques of artificial intelligence and their application in practice.
MODELLING, SIMULATION AND OPTIMIZATION (8 ECTS)
The purpose of the course is to show the role of modelling and simulation in the field of management, acquaint students with modelling methods, techniques and their general record as a computer simulator, demonstrate the scope of their use, utility and traps in support of business decision, and to validate and interpret the results.

2nd YEAR

E-SERVICES (8 ECTS)
Students will be trained to study, analyse and plan opportunities for accelerated introduction of e-services. They will learn how to use organisational mechanisms and live laboratories as an idea, and will gain experience of cross-border e-cooperation. The purpose of the course is to obtain practically useful results with focused pilot solutions to create additional and new transactions with high added value.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE (8 ECTS)
The main goal of the course is to understand the place and role of business intelligence in modern information solutions. Upon completion of the course, students can use business intelligence technologies in information system design and development.
ELECTIVE COURSE 1* (6 ECTS)
The student chooses one of the elective subjects.*
RESEARCH PROJECT (8 ECTS)
In the framework of the research project, students will learn how to prepare a plan for a smaller empirical research and carry out a research project, interpret the obtained results, and prepare them in a form which enables the understanding and verification of the research results. Students will also be able to review articles and prepare a scientific research article to be published in the selected publication.
ELECTIVE COURSE 2 (6 ECTS)
The student chooses one of the elective subjects.
ELECTIVE COURSE 3 (6 ECTS)
The student chooses one of the elective subjects.
ELECTIVE COURSE 4 (6 ECTS)
The student chooses one of the elective subjects.
MASTER’S THESIS (12 ECTS)
Master's thesis is a written product of a student, written in accordance with the guidelines for writing professional or scientific research reports. In it, the student shows the ability of a systematic approach and problem-solving topics of the master's thesis. The student demonstrates the ability of an interdisciplinary approach to addressing a business problem by using knowledge and skills in the field of management and informatics. It shows the capability of comprehensive development of the studied issues.

ELECTIVE COURSES

SERVICES MARKETING (6 ECTS)
The main focus of the course is to understand the necessity and legality of the exchange processes, marketing and market orientation in service organisations. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use marketing concepts, processes, methods of marketing and marketing tools on an individual and organisational level in exchange processes. Students will also be able to analyse and diagnose, plan, implement and monitor decisions of strategic, operational and tactical importance in the area of services marketing.
QUALITY MANAGEMENT (6 ECTS)
The intended learning outcomes are to become familiar with the goals, objectives and expected effects of the introduction of quality management systems, to meet the relevant factors for the effective introduction of a quality management system in the organisation, as well as to know and understand the role and importance of the quality of products and services in business relations. Students will be qualified to actively and critically monitor and respond to current developments in the field of quality management and business excellence, and to understand the placement of quality management in a broader context, particularly in the field of marketing.
BUSINESS LAW (6 ECTS)
The main goal of the course is the understanding of the importance of correct implementation of the goal of economic operators in the framework of carrying out legal transactions, taking into account the basic principles of business, in particular the principle of conscientiousness and honesty. During the course, students acquire professional bases for understanding legislation and regulations applicable to the field of business law, which will enable them to correctly respond to problems related to the subjects with which they will enter into business relationships.
INOVATION MANAGEMENT (6 ECTS)
Students learn about the basic theories of innovations that enable critical evaluation of the business environment and technologies for the development of competitive innovations and their effective introduction to the market. In doing so, they identify opportunities and risks and understand the role of organisational changes. Upon completion, students will be able to use agile management methods and strategic planning. They will be able to differentiate between the business models of established and new start-ups.
STRATEGIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT (6 ECTS)
Upon completion of this course, students will understand the importance of strategic project management for the existence and development of competitive businesses, non-governmental organisations and public sector. They will also gain insight into relevant content, risks and purpose of various European Union projects. They will acquire knowledge on strategic project management and get to know examples of good practice, resulting in a practice-based quality project. Students discuss various theoretical concepts, methodological approaches and practical examples, and are able to apply the acquired knowledge into practice, where they will further develop themselves into strategic project management professionals with skills based on the gained experience.
BUSINESS DYNAMIC* (6 ECTS)
Students gain extended knowledge about the system dynamics method with a particular emphasis on model-based problem identification and analysis as well as hypothesis formulation and analysis in policy design. They also get to know about the intimate relationship that exists between structure and behaviour (dynamics) in non-linear systems and the shifts in causal loop governance that may take place in such systems. They gain knowledge of the basic concepts of system dynamics theory, methods, techniques and tools. They will apply their knowledge in a series of comprehensive case studies that will be presented in class. Students are challenged to investigate the turbulent dynamics arising from an underlying, non-linear structure by way of computer-based modelling and simulation.
SECURE E–COMMERCE* (6 ECTS)
Students are acquainted with relevant terminology, key principles of secure e-commerce, background technology and infrastructure, specifics and key characteristics of various markets/segments of e-commerce, and relevant standards. Students understand specifics of the field, i.e. key concepts and models of e-commerce, operation principles of various enabling technologies, e.g. the Internet, WWW, security technologies, electronic payment systems. the need for a holistic approach in building and running a successful e-commerce system. They understand the need for coupling technological, organisational, and business aspects, and for permanent process of managing the e-commerce security system.
E-LEARNING TOOLS AND SYSTEMS* (6 ECTS)
The objective of the course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to use different tools and systems intended to support the e-learning process. At the end of the course students will be able to identify goals and activities of the e-learning process that can be supported by different e-learning tools and systems, as well as to evaluate and choose corresponding technology solutions for specific e-learning situations and issues.

Tuition

For detail information please contact our international office.

Tuition includes:

  • all study materials,
  • online learning environment utilization,
  • lectures and consultations conducted by high-ranking lecturers.

Additional benefits for all our students:

Free access to MIcrosoft Imagine Premium which includes:

  • Microsoft operating system,
  • Microsoft development tools (Visual Studio),
  • Microsoft servers (SQL Server, SharePoint),
  • Microsoft Azure for students

and

Microsoft Office 365 pro plus, free of charge.

Entry requirements

The Master's programme is open to anyone who has completed:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant fields of expertise (business and administrative sciences, social sciences, technical sciences and computer sciences and informatics).
  • Bachelor's degree in other professional fields, if prior to entering the candidate can prove the fundamental knowledge, which is essential for the continuation of studies (knowledge of business sciences and informatics). Otherwise, the Commission for Academic Affairs will set out the obligations to the extent of 10 credits, to be carried out prior to the enrolment in the Master's programme.

The enrolment conditions are also deemed to be met by those candidates who have completed on equivalent education abroad.

Application for enrolment must be submitted electronically through the eVŠ web portal.

You can apply from the 12th of February to the 30th of August 2019.

Mandatory attachments

Immediately after submitting, the candidates shall send the following to the school’s address at Visoka šola za poslovne vede, Tržaška 42, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia:

  • The certificate of completing a bachelor programme (legalised*)
  • A court certified translation of the original certificate of completing a bachelor programme
  • A court certified translation of passed exams (Transcript of Records) into Slovenian or English
  • Certificate confirming the knowledge of English**
  • Receipt certifying the payment for the verification of documents (350 EUR) ***
  • Copy of a personal identity document
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Form N – Application for recognition for access to education

If your original documents are not in English, you must provide officially certified translations.

*Legalization of the documents:

For countries which are Hague Convention signatories - According to The Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Hague Apostille Convention) the documents must be verified with APOSTILLE stamp.

For countries which are not Hague Convention signatories - Foreign certificates have to be verified in accordance to internal regulations of a specific foreign country, including Ministry of foreign Affairs. Stamp and signature of authorized person from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your country has to be verified by the diplomatic consular mission or consular post of the Republic of Slovenia, which is accredited for this country, or by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia.

You do not need to legalize (documents must be verified by notary) your diploma if you have finished your previous education in the following countries (due to bilateral agreements between countries): Bulgaria, Iraq, Algeria, Russia, Poland, Austria, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia

**English Language Requirements:

Candidates must present a language certificate of their English language skills. The minimum required scores are: TOEFL score of 79 (IBT), IELTS score of 6 for English, Cambridge/Oxford: B2.

***Payment for the verification of documents

After receiving all required documents, you will receive an invoice for payment the process of recognition of the foreign education. Candidates who meet the enrolment requirements enrol by 30th September 2018.

After successfully submitting your application, you will be contacted by the Office of College Admission.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your studies or your application, please feel free to contact us. We are available every business day from 8 a. m. till 4 p. m.