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Management in Health and Social Welfare, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #801 (WUR) ,
The "Management in Health and Social Welfare" 2nd-cycle study programme leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Organizational Sciences and Faculty of Health Sciences. 


Graduates acquire the following competencies:

  • The ability to understand the organization of health and social institutions, learning of new roles of the managers (formal authority, interpersonal relations, the role of information, decision role) and getting better knowledge of new methods of work.
  • The ability to understand the manager processes, knowledge of managerial functions and economics in health and social institutions.
  • The ability to use the information systems and information-communication technologies for an efficient and effective management, governance, and acceptance of decisions.
  • The ability to deal with people and to manage with all other resources, while considering the economic capabilities of health and social institutions.
  • The understanding of the impact of environmental factors to the health of people and employees and the influence of other factors on the health and social care systems.
  • The ability to plan and organize the operation of health and social institutions on the basis of recognition of epidemiological states.
  • The ability to consider the ethical views in the process of management and governance and in the organization of work in health and social institutions.
  • The ability to assess, provide, and improve the quality in health and social institutions and the knowledge of European and national policies for the development of quality.
  • The understanding of the legal framework as the basis for organization and functioning of health and social institutions.


Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Research Methodology in Health and Social Organizations (10)
  • Management of Health Care and Social Organizations (8)
  • Elective course 1 (6)
  • Elective course 2 (6)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Information and Communication Technologies in Health Care and Social Organizations (10)
  • Ethical Aspects in Health and Social Care Organizations (8)
  • Elective course 3 (6)
  • Elective course 4 (6)


  • Quality in Health and Social Organizations (6)
  • Impact of Health Determinants on System of Health and Social Security (6)
  • Fundamental Aspects of Epidemiology as Base for Planning (6)
  • Work Methods in Health and Social Organizations (6)
  • Legal Regulation in Health and Social Organizations (6)
  • Health, Health Care and Health Insurance (6)

Year 2: 1st Semester

  • Process Management in Health and Social Organizations (8)
  • Economics of Healthcare and Social Organizations (8)
  • Human Resource Management and Communication in Health and Social Organizations (7)
  • Environmental Impact on Health (7)

Year 2: 2nd Semester

  • Elective course 1 (6)
  • Master’s Thesis (24)


  • Development Systems of Human Resources in Health and Social Organizations (6)
  • Standardization in the Fields of Health and Social Care (6)
  • Leadership in Nursing (6)

The study programme is implemented in Kranj and Maribor, Slovenia, depending on the mode of study. For more information, please refer to the Call documentation. 


The study programme has been accredited by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Slovenian abbreviation: NAKVIS; English abbreviation SQAA).

Programme Structure

Detailed programme structure is available under "Overview".

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Candidates apply in 2 application periods. However, in the 2nd, they may apply only for programmes still having vacancies that the faculty decides to fill.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      The part-time mode shall be implemented if 13 or more candidates apply.
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Slovenian
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: (pages 4-5).


The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2019/2020 Academic Year is available at 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2652 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2652 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Tuition also applies to all part-time students and to Slovene/EU full-time students who have already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree.

Living costs for Maribor

  • 480 - 700 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Full-time students from Slovenia and other EU countries, and full-time students from non-EU countries who are granted international protection, applicants for international protection and persons from countries with which Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreement (i.e. Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, B&H, and Serbia) pay NO TUITION FEE (except the part for studying in English, if applicable) if they have not already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree.

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