A department is a scientific and educational unit that connects higher education teachers, scientific associates and higher education associates from one or multiple similar scientific disciplines and areas of expertise covered by the Faculty's syllabus for the purpose of coordinating their scientific and educational work.
Departments are established by the Senate. The department is led by the head of department, who is elected by other department members. In addition to coordinating the scientific and educational work of its members, departments also have other important duties according to the Faculty's statute and its general legal acts. E.g., they compile lists of candidates for Senate members and participate in defining the topics of bachelor's and master's theses.
Department of Economic Theory
The scientific areas covered by the department are economic theory, economic analysis and policy, business decision-making methods, and business mathematics and statistics. The department's mission is to contribute to the development of science and the profession in the field of economic sciences. The department's associates aim to present the latest findings in the areas covered by the department, to apply these findings, and to pass them on to students at the 1st and 2nd cycle of the Bologna study programmes.
Moreover, the associates carry out scientific research and scholarly activities in the fields of economic theory, general management, project planning and management, human resource management, and quality management. The department's achievements include its members publishing their work in international publications, which is evident from their bibliographic records.
The department will continue to bring together experts and higher education teachers who are actively monitoring and studying events in the narrow and wider economic environment, and who are doing their best to involve students in the research work.
Department of Accounting, Finance and Marketing
The department is an organisational unit of the educational process, which combines several courses, i.e., courses of the undergraduate and master's study programmes. It helps with the preparation of study programmes; proposes curricula contents in agreement with the lecturers; proposes and reviews teaching materials; prepares and coordinates topics for bachelor's and master's theses; monitors and proposes habilitation procedures and conferrals of titles; organises and carries out scientific research work, and performs other study-related tasks.
The department's main achievements in 2008 were the papers submitted by its members to the International Conference in Niš (Serbia), to the World Congress of Accounting Historians in Istanbul (Turkey) and to the International Conference of Accountants in Wroclaw (Poland). The papers presented at the conferences have been published.
In order to encourage cooperation between its members, the department has introduced monthly research and development meetings: on the first Monday of every month for full-time students, on the second Monday of every month for part-time students, on the third Monday of every month for the teaching staff, and on the fourth Monday of every month for master's students. The purpose of these meetings is to develop students' creativity and promote mobility. The master's students are to present the work they are doing as part of the applied research projects.
Members of the department were also included in the Grundtvig lifelong learning programme and attended the international seminar Methods and Approaches to Improve Access to Disadvantaged Groups to Adult Education in Iceland.
The plans for 2009 included the development of the profession and, in this context, the modernisation of curricula. In developing and upgrading the curricula and study programmes, members of the department cooperate with the teaching staff of other higher education institutions in Slovenia and abroad.
Department of Business, Entrepreneurship and Organisation
The Department of Business, Entrepreneurship and Organisation is active in the field of micro- and macroeconomics. The courses at the department teach students about the business process in companies and in the economy in general, and include the latest findings from Slovenia and the world.
Members of the department try to include as many foreign economic findings in the learning process as possible in order to enrich the process and enable students to view and assess global economic currents critically. They do so by keeping up with and taking into account the latest economic findings in world economy.
Members of the department are doing their best to involve students in the research work. One of them has received the EUREKA award.
Department of Communication and Human Resource Management
The vision of the Department of Communication and Human Resource Management is to enable students to develop leadership skills for employee management, which is in line with the set research and educational goals of the Faculty. The goal is to be able to adapt to changes relating to employees and to employee management and organisation in profit and non-profit organisations.
As researchers, teachers and students, members of the department keep asking themselves how, why and for what purpose they do the things they do. During their research and teaching practice, they choose the type of communication and the conceptual and methodological frameworks of human resource management, and determine how communication and human resources shape society and culture.
Our strength lies in the integration of organisational sciences and knowledge of adult education, education and technology, and in the global prospects for the excellence of each individual and organisation. Studies in the field of communication and human resources offer endless possibilities and research that is based on the humanistic and social scientific Bologna studies at the 1st and 2nd cycle.
Department of Business Law
The department covers the subject areas included in the study programme at the 1st and 2nd cycle, namely the legal frameworks of business, the tax policy, labour law, EU business law, commercial law, and administrative law.
Department of Computer and Information Science
The department covers the subject areas included in the study programme at the 1st cycle. Namely the fundamentals of information systems, programming and programming methods, introduction to computer science, databases, algorithms and data structures, and multimedia technologies.
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