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Organization and Management of Human Resources and Educational Systems, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #751 (QS) ,
The "Organization and Management of Human Resources and Education Systems" 2nd-cycle study programme leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Organizational Sciences. The aim of the programme is to qualify students for the planning and implementation of solutions for improving human resources and educational processes. 


Human resources are an important factor in the development, modernization and functioning of any organization. Graduates of the programme are capable of developing human resource and educational systems, planning and professionally managing human resource and educational operations, performing maintenance of human resource and educational systems, leading and realizing human resource and educational projects, and leading human resource and educational services. They are qualified to create human resource strategies and developmental policies for leading human resource systems and managing educational organizations. The aim of the programme is to qualify students in organizing and being in command of human resources and educational systems, pass on a wide range of business knowledge, enable the understanding of human resources and educational processes and to be in command of the methods and tools used for their constant modernization.

The graduates shall:
  • understand and model human resources and educational processes, define and implement process solutions, recognize the legal basis of processes, manage projects, and integrate systems;
  • develop processes for finding and selecting staff, measuring and evaluating their reasoning potential and quality of knowledge;
  • define competencies which are required by the work and evaluate the actual competencies employees posses;
  • use expert information tools for selecting individuals for key organizational roles;
  • manage the research of employee satisfaction, organizational atmosphere, organizational culture parameters, work motivation, creativity and relations, and communication;
  • be in command of methods for establishing the need for new knowledge and professionally support knowledge management processes;
  • be in command of contemporary approaches to adult learning and contemporary study methods; and
  • become qualified for forming human resource strategies and development policy for managing human resource systems and managing educational organizations.
Students acquire 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;
  • they understand that the system is composed of people, processes, and appropriately used information; and
  • they acquire skills for effective person to person communication, the ability to work in teams and ethical principles of the profession.


Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Statistics in Research (7)
  • Goal Achieving Strategies (8)
  • Cross-Cultural Business Environment (7)
  • Management and Planning of Human Resources (8)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Competency Models (7)
  • Organizing Teaching and Training Processes (8)
  • Risk Management (8)
  • Elective course 1 (7)

Electives 1:

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

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Designing and Team Managing (8)
  • Human Resource Management Support in the Digital Age (8)
  • Internal Communication Management (8)
  • Elective course 2 (6)

Electives 2:

  • Human Resources on the Labour Market (6)
  • Mastering Critical Infrastructure in an International Environment (6)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Human Resource Development (7)
  • Modern Organization and Management Tools (6)
  • Elective course 3 (7)
  • Master’s Thesis (10)

Electives 3:

  • Environmental Management (7)
  • Business Ethics (7)


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 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.
    • 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.

General Requirements

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: (pages 1-2).


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

    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.


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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