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General information

Doctoral students may choose from courses, seminars, and workshops organised by the SEB LU, partner institutions within the network of doctoral programmes, and international schools with accredited doctoral programmes. As a rule, part of the programme is completed abroad at a school or institution approved by the student's mentor and coordinator of the programme.

This is designed for guiding part of the research seminars (seminars covering theoretical and empirical studies), as well as contributions to research seminars, workshops, doctoral seminars, and scientific seminars.

  • Full-time and part-time study is available.
  • Lectures are in English.
  • The doctoral programme lasts four years (eight semesters).
  • After completion of the required curriculum and research requirements, students receive the title "Doktor znanosti".

Study Tracks

Students may choose between an Economics Track or Business Track.

ECONOMICS TRACK Majors: Economics, International Economics, Money and Finance
BUSINESS TRACK Majors: Management and Organization, Marketing, Financial Management, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Tourism, International Business, Information Management, Operations Research, Business Logistics

Conditions for advancing to the next year

The student must collect 60 ECTS credits of requirements in classroom instruction and independent research work on the dissertation demonstrated by a public presentation of the draft dissertation proposal that has been awarded a passing grade to advance from the first to second year.

To advance to the third year, students are required to collect at least 120 ECTS in classroom instruction and independent research work on the dissertation demonstrated by a statement from the Faculty Senate confirming the committee’s approval of the dissertation topic’s suitability.

To advance to the fourth year, students must collect a total of 180 ECTS credits in classroom instruction (i.e., pass all of the exams in core subjects, methodological foundations subjects, and major seminars) and independent research work on the dissertation demonstrated by the University of Ljubljana Senate’s approval of the dissertation topic.

By way of exception, the Research and Doctoral Studies Committee may allow advancement to students that have justifiable reasons for this and set a deadline for them to fulfil all of the requirements.

Conditions for completion of the programme

To complete the programme and earn a doctoral degree, students must complete all of the programme’s academic requirements and successfully defend the dissertation, collecting a total of 240 ECTS credits. Before submitting their dissertation for evaluation, students must publish an article (or submit a statement confirming that their article has been accepted for publication) on the dissertation topic in publications that the Faculty deems suitable.


We kindly invite you to attend the information session, which will be held on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 at 5 pm in MBA lecture room.

Deadline for application and enrollment
Candidates must apply no later than 24 June 2019.

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Additional information about the doctoral programme

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