Organization and Management of Human Resources and Educational Systems

University of Maribor

24 months
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The 2nd-cycle study programme in Organization and Management of Human Resources and Education Systems 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)

Programme Structure

Detailed programme structure is available under "Overview".

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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.


Slovenian, Partially taught in English


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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 2020/2021 Academic Year is available at 

Tuition Fee


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. North 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:

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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