Business Management Bachelor Programme

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Business Management Bachelor Programme

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and have a vision that you would like to realise? Are you interested in modern business management and the importance of an innovative environment? Can you multi-manage several tasks and have the natural ability to lead? If your answer is yes, the Business Management programme is the right choice for you.

The strongest fields of the programme

Entrepreneurial spirit

Entrepreneurial spirit

You will change your mindset and develop an entrepreneurial spirit during your studies, helping you explore, recognise opportunities, think creatively, critically, and differently.
Innovation

Innovation

Equipped with new knowledge, you will be able to recognise new opportunities. You will continually search for new solutions in your work.
Management and leadership

Management and leadership

You will be qualified for human resource management, for teamwork and team communication.
You will gain competencies from the fields of business management, organisation and management, marketing, and law.
Cooperation with companies

Cooperation with companies

We highlight the importance of practical experience, students prepare practical solutions to the challenges provided by companies.
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Tomislav Tipurić,

Student from Croatia, Microsoft Croatia
Really exceptional thing for me was a chance to link my work assignments with the ones I had in different courses. Studying this way made it more interesting and increased the impact that DOBA Business School has had on my career.

Tomislav Tipurić,

Student from Croatia, Microsoft Croatia
Really exceptional thing for me was a chance to link my work assignments with the ones I had in different courses. Studying this way made it more interesting and increased the impact that DOBA Business School has had on my career.

Programme structure

1st year
2nd year
3rd year
Compulsory Courses
6
Economics

Economics is a part of our lives. Even if it appears somewhat abstract, we are all continually integrated within it. We all have wishes and desires on the one hand, while the resources on the other hand, which allow us to meet our needs, are limited. This is why we are forced to choose and decide for goods that mean the most and that we need the most. Our lives are filled with economic decisions: what will we buy in a shop, in which shop will we buy, which car will we buy and how will we pay for it, etc. Economic decisions are also made when deciding on our profession, studies, career, etc. Economic laws come to the forefront especially when deciding to embark on an independent entrepreneurial path and our success depends on our ability to operate in the market.
The course will familiarise you with the main laws of economics, the meaning and the main characteristics of a company, the characteristics of production, demand, supply, and costs. You will also learn about the different pricing models and different indicators for assessing company success.

7
Law and economy: the legal regulation

The course is comprised so that it first familiarises you with individual basic legal concepts such as state, sovereignty, legal order, legal relationship, and with a minor part of property law which basically comprises only property rights. It then continues to the basics of the law of obligations, especially focusing on sales contracts and the basics of status law and types of economic operators known to our and the European legal order.

6
Introduction to Marketing

What is part of marketing? Undoubtedly, these are TV advertisements, billboards, pushing of unnecessary products, sale of products detrimental to the environment, people, plants, animals, etc. However, marketing is also the expansion of the idea of the protection of the environment, the introduction of a new drug, living conditions in flats and houses, etc.
Usually, we see only the external manifestation of marketing, i.e. advertisements, packaging, sales prices, shop windows, product design, brand logos, etc. We do not see the research work behind the studying of dissatisfied or poorly satisfied needs and desires of customers and the work done in laboratories and development departments where experts search for solutions to problems of numerous people. We do not see the thoughts of marketing experts who connect all these and other effects and activities of marketing into a harmonised unity so that the products are available at points of sale on time, in the right condition, and in appropriate quantities.
In the context of this course, you will learn about the development and definition of marketing in detail. You will learn about the main marketing concepts, the market environment, segmentation and positioning in the consumer market, the marketing mix and the characteristics of individual elements of the marketing mix, and basic brand concepts.

6
Organisation and Management

Organisation and management skills are of key importance for successful managers and organisers. The purpose of the course is to shape the awareness that organisation, organising, and management are factors that intertwine both in terms of institutions and processes. The course will help you enrich (upgrade) your roles in designing a modern organisation, a modern organisational culture and climate, in modern management, which is able to utilise appropriate methods of planning, organising, managing, and supervising, as well as help you shape organisational strategies and recognise and solve conflict situations in organisations.

5
Basic informatics

We can no longer escape computers. We use them at home, at work, during studies, and we use different computer tools. We are proficient in some of them, less so in others. The Basic Information Science course will provide insight into information and communication technologies, you will learn about the importance of information science in business processes and the importance of netiquette in communicating with the help of information and communication technologies.
The Basic Information Science course is divided into two major parts: the more theoretical part and practical work. The theoretical part of the course will deal with the concepts of computer and information science, with different terms from the field, with historical development and current trends. The practical exercises will consolidate your knowledge of using office computer programs: text and table editors, presentation preparation tools, etc.

6
Accounting

The course provides an insight into accounting and basic accounting knowledge to all who have previously not had any (major) contact with the field, as basic knowledge of accounting is essential for all employed individuals.
The course will familiarise you with the role and importance of accounting for management and with accounting information that is important for making business decisions. At the end of the course, you will also be able to read financial statements and prepare business and annual reports. You will understand the credit rating of your company and of business partners.

6
Managing human resources

During the course, you will learn about content related to human resource management. The content of the course will help you enrich (upgrade) your knowledge from the field of management with an emphasis on human resource management, on shaping a modern organisation that requires management also and above all in the soft skills field, i.e. working with people (management, motivation, conflict solving). The content of the course will help you to effectively become even better leaders.
The activities of the course will use concrete examples to help you adopt the knowledge and become qualified to use various human resource management skills for everyday activities in your work environment.

5
Business Mathematics and Statistics

During the course, you will learn about different mathematical and statistical content or problems. Numerous practical examples will be presented so that you will be able to plan and solve different economic problems and business decisions. You will be able to link the statistical part of the course with practical examples from everyday life.
You will learn to calculate different statistical indices, collect data to prepare a frequency distribution, you will understand scientific and professional documents that contain mathematical records or statistical data analyses. You will learn to collect, edit, chart, analyse, and interpret data, which is important for business processes and to apply them to business practices (e.g. determine the position of an individual unit among other units, etc.).
You will learn about different types of interest calculation and be able to apply them to practical examples. This way, you will learn about the main part of financial mathematics, knowledge, which is especially applicable in the fields of finance, banking, and the insurance industry.

6
Business Communication and Intercultural Dialogue (English, German, Italian)

A few years ago, the knowledge of English or another global language was a desired skill, while today it is a requirement to enter the labour market. Employers no longer look only at the professional qualifications, as it is becoming increasingly important for prospective employees to be fluent in foreign languages, especially in their field of work.
The knowledge of a foreign language enables business communication across the globe, while speaking foreign languages also allows you to break the ice with new business partners or ensure good foundations for successful negotiations. The knowledge of foreign languages represents your professional competencies, regardless or whether you are leading an international team or working as a representative in an office – it enables faster solving of problems, eventual conflicts and challenges, it represents your intercultural competencies as in addition to the language you also learn about culture, customs, and history.
The course will introduce you to different business cultures, allow you to develop adaptability and resourcefulness in communication with international partners and a sense for intercultural diversity.

5
Business Communication

Communication is a component part of our everyday lives and we often think that this in itself is enough to be successful when communicating with other people. This is of course not true. Especially in the business environment, we are not sufficiently aware of the importance of communication as a skill that needs to be learned and continually upgraded. Our skills of business communication can help us when concluding businesses deals or they can strongly impede such endeavours. Today, those who are able to transmit the correct quantity of the needed information to one’s dialogue partner, information which the latter is able to clearly understand, have a clear advantage. The Business Communication course will allow you to develop the skills of clear, targeted, and efficient business communication and provide you with a number of guidelines which will help you continue honing this skill also after the completion of the course.

2
Seminar - Introduction to the studies
Compulsory Courses
5
Finance

Finances are part of our everyday lives, both in business and personal matters, even though we are not even aware of it. How do we assess which loan is the most favourable, how do we calculate interest, what dangers do we face when taking on loans, what is the difference between financing and investing and between liquidity and solvency, how can we establish if a company is profitable, liquid, and efficient, which payment transaction instruments does it use, etc.?
The knowledge gained in the course will help you answer all these questions and enable you to actively participate in your company’s operations.

5
Digital Strategy
5
Law and personnel

The course covers different content from the field of labour law which governs the relationships between the employer and the employee that arise from an employment contract. During the course, you will learn a lot of useful and valuable information and gain knowledge that you will be able to use in your everyday lives and especially at work, such as the special characteristics of employment in the public sector, methods of terminating an employment contract, how to calculate annual leave, when an employee is entitled to the payment of overtime, when an employee is liable for disciplinary action and damages, and what are they rights in the workplace.

5
Management Support Systems

Modern-day challenges require comprehensive decision-making. Experience shows that business management is complex and complicated. As our comprehension abilities are limited, we often simplify matters, which can be dangerous to a company or some business events and processes might surprise us. Economists thus have to think, decide, and act as comprehensively as possible. We need to develop additional competencies, effective tools, and modern technologies.
Studying for this course, you will learn about management support systems and how every employee can use modern information solutions, which enable fast transformation of a multitude of data into information and its interpretation into knowledge, to improve their own work and the performance of their company.

6
Innovation and Innovative Management

Innovations and innovative thinking help us shape the key enablers to start understanding long-term development of business systems. Innovative thinking does not have a strict start and let us hope that it does not have an end. By having the right knowledge, every individual, who already steers or who wishes to successfully steer the tempests of the business world, learns and accepts one of the main resources for generating added value.
The Innovation and Innovative Management course allows students to learn how to successfully manage innovative processes, how to recognise and shape them. The vision of the course is that in the future, all students can be international innovative or innovation managers, whose knowledge is not related only to the their environment but who are able to use their knowledge to recognise opportunities regardless of the development level of their environment within an individual business organisation and its process.

6
Project Management and Teamwork

In our everyday lives, we are continually faced with projects – assignments and tasks – that have specifically defined objectives. Project management and project work organisation are not a magic wand that would turn a loose team without exactly defined objectives and external and internal modes of communication into a production line for projects. Project management basically represents a major change to individuals managing a project and on whom the highest expectations are placed. There is no major science behind this: in addition to careful planning and consideration of all conditions imposed by the environment, a lot of discipline is required when monitoring the course of a project and especially continual adaptation to changes.
What is a project? Who is a good project manager? What knowledge and skills do they possess? Is it enough if they are major experts in the substantive field of the project? Which are the components of a project plan and who is responsible for its preparation? The content of the course and an educational detective game will help you develop project management competencies.

5
Professional Language and European Dimension (English, German, Italian)

A few years ago, the knowledge of English or another global language was a desired skill, while today it is a requirement to enter the labour market. Employers no longer look only at the professional qualifications, as it is becoming increasingly important for prospective employees to be fluent in foreign languages, especially in their field of work.
The knowledge of a foreign language enables business communication across the globe, while speaking foreign languages also allows you to break the ice with new business partners or ensure good foundations for successful negotiations. The knowledge of foreign languages represents your professional competencies, regardless of whether you are leading an international team or working as a representative in an office – it enables faster solving of problems, eventual conflicts and challenges, it represents your intercultural competencies as in addition to the language you also learn about culture, customs, and history.
The objective of the course is your successful and efficient mastery of spoken communication in general and business language in consideration of the European dimension of communication. You will be able to successfully and effectively debate the causality of social, economic, and political activities both at home and in the EU and to search for information about companies from your business field and prepare corresponding reports.

5
Business informatics

Business Information Science connects at least three types of people: users, who need an effective business information system for their work, business analysts, who translate user demands into technical speech, and technicians (planners, programmers), who know how to transfer business demands into a program/application.
Business users want information in the palm of their hand, which will facilitate their decisions (management) or operative management of a business process (users). Usually, they do not have the best relationship with technicians. Technicians have an excellent grasp of technical details of hardware and software, programming languages, support tools, communication standards, and protocols. Usually, they do not understand user demands. Business analysts are the ones who listen to user demands and use them as the basis for preparing the architecture of a business information system, a plan, process models, and data models. They are the bridge and the facilitator of a company’s informatisation. They prepare the company’s information strategy, as only a few companies are able to survive without one in the long run.
The Business Information Science course focuses on business information processes and corresponding business information systems. Students learn about operational business information processes and those focusing on management support. They learn about strategic planning and development of business information processes.

Elective Courses (students choose three courses)
6
Public administration

We are daily in contact with public administration and everything related to it. Public administration is the one adopting regulations, implementing them, and seeing to sanctions if these regulations are not observed. Public administration also ensures the operation of the state, our lives within it, and the realisation of our rights. At the same time, we also have obligations towards the state and the public administration will see to us meeting them.
Public administration is therefore an exceptionally topical issue. However, do we know exactly which authorities are a part of public administration? Which are a part of state administration? How are they organised? How do they operate and what are their jurisdictions? What do municipalities do and how are they organised? Why are public procurements so important? What are administrative proceedings? How are they managed? What do we need to know as a party to an administrative proceeding? This course will allow you to find the answers to these questions.

6
Family Entrepreneurship

There are estimates that at a global scale, family enterprises represent between 60 and 80% of all companies. In Germany, there are supposedly 80% of family enterprises and these employ 80% of people. In Slovenia, 70% of family enterprises comprise the micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises categories. The advantage of family enterprises mostly lies in the commitment to business and family, great flexibility, and expertise.
The purpose of the Family Entrepreneurship course is for students, who will assume leading positions and tasks in family enterprises, or who are preparing to set up a family enterprise or are interested in the issue for any other reason (consulting, media, planning support measures), to get to know the special characteristics of family enterprises, where business (entrepreneurial) and family culture intertwine. You will also learn about the differences between male and female entrepreneurs and the key factors of female entrepreneurship in family enterprises.

6
Methodology of humanistic research

Social methodology derives from sociology, which is by nature a “disbelieving” science. Sociology takes nothing for granted, it does not believe that life is what it appears to be and continually wonders what is hidden in the background. It sees society and culture in a manner that results in the need for further explanations. How does a sociologist understand how society works? By researching it. By observing people, asking questions, living with them, studying official statistical data, analysing media texts, etc. How this should be done is the subject of social methodology.
The content of the course will introduce you to the basic concepts in methodology of social research, you will learn how to ask research questions and form research hypotheses, how to collect data, prepare questionnaires, etc.

6
Internal Communication
6
Events and Sponsorship
6
Event management
6
Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Culture

In every country, entrepreneurship plays an important role in facilitating economic growth and creating new jobs. It is often linked to small and medium-sized enterprises. Knowing that these companies represent the majority in Slovenia and that also in terms of their activity they prevail in all fields, it is clear that understanding entrepreneurship is very important in today’s business world.
The Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Culture course will introduce you to the basic concepts and characteristics of modern entrepreneurship, the role and importance of entrepreneurship for the economy and society, you will learn about the processes surrounding entrepreneurship, and study ethical and moral aspects of entrepreneurship, which are very important in today’s society. 
The course will not focus only on theoretical aspects but mostly on the development of entrepreneurial culture and an entrepreneurial spirit which helps us explore and recognise different opportunities and to think creatively, critically, and differently.

6
Public relations and social responsibility
Compulsory Courses
6
Strategic management
6
International business relations and institutions

The knowledge of the global economic environment is essential for an economist and the objective of the course is thus for students to gain basic knowledge on external economic flows between countries in the sense of integration, to learn about the international economic system and the fundamental instruments of international economic policy, and to use the obtained knowledge to understand Slovenia’s current and future economic situation.

6
Written and Oral Communication Skills
6
Optional elective course
12
Professional Training in an Enterprise

Today, employers want employees who are ready to immediately start working effectively. Practical training in the company is an excellent opportunity for all who lack this kind of experience to learn how a work environment lives and breathes in real life. You will engage in the activities under the study programme in a concrete company or work organisation and work with internal and external company stakeholders, learn about the diversity of positions and tasks but also develop competencies that will enable you to advance at a professional and personal level.

12
Diploma Thesis
Elective Courses (students choose two courses)
6
Generation Management
6
Intercultural management
6
Personal Management

We face personal management challenges on a daily basis. Let us name only a few: How to organise time so that we can be as efficient and satisfied as possible both in business and personal life? How to cope with stressful situations? How to communicate effectively? How to successfully solve conflicts? How to adopt new knowledge and skills as efficiently as possible and how to think and act as creatively as possible? How to best realise our objectives?
During the course, you will develop various competencies and thus not only understand the importance of factors that determine personality and gain the knowledge that is needed to understand mental processes but will also learn about the fundamental terms of business and social psychology of a business organisation and gain the knowledge that is needed to recognise social behaviour in organisations.

6
Quality Management
6
International Labour and Union Law

Protection of human rights, economic and social justice, and rule of law are terms that we hear every day and that are important for every individual. The course will provide you with an insight into the role, importance, and legal documents of the most important international organisation that advocates (governs) the development and improvement of labour and social law and consequently also the improvement of economic social rights and position of workers.
During the course, you will also learn when workers can participate in governing and in profit, about the role of trade unions, and when workers can use the last resort to enforce their economic and social rights, i.e. the strike, and when a strike is illegal.

6
Social Media Strategies and Marketing
6
Professional development
6
E-learning
6
E-business

In our everyday lives, we are continually met with the terms e-commerce, e-banking, e-learning, e-shop, etc. which start with the prefix e or electronic. In the Electronic Commerce elective course, you will search for the reason why these terms have become so wide spread and see how the activities with the “e” prefix differ from those without it and become competent to act in the digital economy or the information society.
The course will provide you with knowledge on the characteristics of the so-called digital economy and the changes in business organisations arising from the changed circumstances. You will consolidate knowledge from the field of digital economy, especially the position of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Minimum number of students for program implementation: 15 enrolled students.

Unique advantages for your study success

Practical Learning

Practical Learning

We highlight the importance of practical experience – which all our students acquire during their studies.
Excellence in Teaching

Excellence in Teaching

Courses have been shaped through the cooperation of teachers and practitioners and are updated every year.
Student Support

Student Support

From the first inquiry through graduation and beyond, students and alumni have a dedicated support.
International Environment

International Environment

Students have the opportunity to study in internationally varied groups and to work with other international students.

Graduates and career

As a graduate you will be able to independently organise processes and assist with management. This graduate profile, with this type of knowledge and competencies, is always highly sought. As you will become more entrepreneurial and innovative, but will also have a wide range of knowledge, you will also be able to manage your own company.
Enrolment requirements
Tuition Fee and Payment Options
How and when to Apply

In order to be admitted to bachelor programme you have to meet certain admission requirements. DOBA Business School recognises the following general international qualifications: 

Enrolment requirements

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or European Baccalaureate Diploma or
  • High School diploma from an accredited institution or
  • Associate, Bachelor or Master Degree or
  • Equivalent to above options
     
  • Certificate confirming the knowledge of English (e.g. TOEFL: min score of 79 (IBT), IELTS: min score of 6 for English, Cambridge/Oxford: min B2 level)

Mandatory attachments

Immediately after submitting, the candidates shall send the following to the school’s address at DOBA Business School, Prešernova ulica 1, Maribor, Slovenia:

  • Copy of legalized (apostille stamp) certificate of completed higher secondary school
  • Copy of legalized (apostille stamp) transcript of records
     
  • Certificate confirming the knowledge of English (e.g. TOEFL: min score of 79 (IBT), IELTS: min score of 6 for English, Cambridge/Oxford: min B2 level)
  • Copy of a personal identity document
  • One Coloured Passport Photo

If your documents are not in English: A court certified translation of documents above into Slovenian or English

*Legalisation 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 with internal regulations of a specific foreign country, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The stamp and signature of the authorised person from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your country have 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 legalise (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.

If DOBA Business School concludes based on reasonable grounds that the applicant has falsified any document/information presented to the School as part of his or her application, without limiting any other rights of DOBA Business School available by law, DOBA Business School reserves the right to revoke the application and, subject to the applicable law and DOBA Business School Policy, to terminate a student’s registration and no fees paid are refunded.
 

Tuition fee for the bachelor programme for the 2019/120 academic year:

  • EUR 4,200 per academic year
  • EUR 6,000 per academic year for non EU students
  • Reduced tuition for non EU students EUR 4,200 in 2018 and 2019

The fee is inclusive of VAT. In the case of drop-out, the tuition fee is not refundable.

Your payment includes:

  • costs of education
  • all information support
  • access to the Blackboard online learning environment
  • online material that has been prepared by DOBA Business School for the courses
  • registration for the final exam (up to three times)
  • counselling before, during and after the course
  • tutor support 7 days a week

Your payment does not include:

  • Application fee EUR 300
  • diploma EUR 449

*All transaction charges have to be covered by the student.

Payment Options

Payments in cash should be transferred to:

Supplier Name

DOBA Business School

Address

PRESERNOVA ULICA 1
2000 MARIBOR
SLOVENIA, EU

Bank Name and Address

ABANKA VIPA D.D.
SLOVENSKA CESTA 58
1517 LJUBLJANA
SLOVENIA, EU

Account Name

DOBA FAKULTETA

Account Number

SI56 0510 0801 1838 648

Payment Currency

EUR

Bank SWIFT Code

ABANSI2X

All transaction charges have to be covered by the student.

If DOBA Business School concludes based on reasonable grounds that the applicant has falsified any document/information presented to the School as part of his or her application, without limiting any other rights of DOBA Business School available by law, DOBA Business School reserves the right to revoke the application and, subject to the applicable law and DOBA Business School Policy, to terminate a student’s registration and no fees paid are refunded.

Application deadlines

EU students: June 30
Non-EU students: May 31

Application for DOBA’s bachelor programme can be made online.

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