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Organization and Management of Information Systems, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) ,
The "Organization and Management of Information Systems" 2nd-cycle study programme leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Organizational Sciences. Graduates are capable to manage organizational-information business processes and to improve business operations within an organization, thus improving its efficiency and competitiveness.

About

In a developed economic space, professionals with a good understanding of organizational principles and practices - which can function as a bridge between the technical and management departments within the organization, thus enabling harmonious work – are sought after more and more. The aim of the programme is to train professionals to be able to organize and be in control of information systems and to equip them with a wide range of business knowledge, perspectives, and good understanding of the business world which needs information solutions.

Students shall obtain analytical and conceptual knowledge and the following general competencies:
  • they become problem solvers and critical thinkers;
  • they use systematic concepts in understanding and defining problems; 
  • they are capable of applying traditional as well as new concepts and knowledge; and
  • they understand that the system is composed of people, processes, mechanical equipment , software, and data.

They shall acquire skills for effective person to person communication, the ability to work in teams, and ethical principles of the profession. The aim of the programme is also to train the student to plan and implement solutions with information technology in a way so that they improve the organization´s operations.

Graduates shall:
  • understand and model organizational processes and data, define and implement technical and process solutions, manage projects, and integrate systems;
  • be in command of techniques for gathering, transforming, transferring, and saving data and information;
  • apply information technology to assist individuals, groups, and organizations in achieving their goals.

COURSES (ECTS)

Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Statistics in Research (7)
  • Systems Theory (8)
  • Decision Theory (7)
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Development (8)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Business Intelligence (7)
  • Business Software Solutions Development (8)
  • Risk Management (8)
  • Elective course 1 (7)

Electives 1:

  • Quality Management and Business Excellence Approaches (7)
  • Corporate Sustainability (7)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Management of Information Systems for Digital Business (8)
  • Modeling Of Complex Systems (8)
  • Research in Information Systems (8)
  • Elective course 2 (6)

Electives 2:

  • Data Mining (6)
  • Green Information Systems (6)
  • Cyber Security (6)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Software Quality (7)
  • Modern Organization and Management Tools (6)
  • Elective course 3 (7)
  • Master’s Thesis (10)

Electives 3:

  • Software Testing (7)
  • Emerging Technologies for Digital Transformation (7)
  • Internet of Things (7)

Accreditation

The study programme has been accredited by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Slovenian abbreviation: NAKVIS; English abbreviation SQAA). It has also been awarded international accreditation by the European Council for Business Education (ECBE).

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
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      Implementation in the form of lectures (at least 12 students) or individual consultations (6-11 students). At least 6 students are required for implementation.
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Implementation in the form of lectures (at least 12 students) or individual consultations (under 12 students).
  • 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: https://www.um.si/en/Study/about/Documents/1920FOVEN.pdf (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 https://www.um.si/en/Study/about/Pages/CALL-FOR-APPLICATION-INTO-POSTGRADUATE-STUDY-PROGRAMMES-OF-THE-UNIVERSITY-OF-MARIBOR-FOR-THE-ACADEMIC-YEAR-2019-20.aspx. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2844 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5680 EUR for the full programme 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.

Funding

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.

You may find scholarship opportunities offered by the Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the RS at the following website: http://www.sklad-kadri.si/en/calls-for-applications-and-news/calls-for-applications/.

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