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Course director: Mojmir Mrak PhD Full Professor

Primary objective of the course is to provide a thorough understanding of the key economic policies of the EU that have a direct and/or indirect impact on the business environment of enterprises, banks as well as of other (non-corporate) institutions operating in the EU internal market. Based on the course, students will be able to understand (i) the functioning of key economic policies, implemented in the EU, and (ii) the allocation of responsibilities between the member states and the EU in designing the concept, implementing and monitoring of economic policies.


Course director: Marko Pahor PhD Associate Professor

This course aims to develop students’ abilities to design and implement methodologically sound and practically relevant empirical business research. It is designed to give students a solid foundation for working on individual and group research projects and the ability to be informed users of research results presented and/or published by others (e.g. fellow researchers and research institutions, governments, press).


Course director: Janez Prašnikar PhD Full Professor

This course emphasizes the synthesis of economic theory, decision sciences, and the various fields of business administration studies. It examines how they interact with one another as the firm attempts to reach optimal managerial decisions in the face of constraints. A special emphasis will be made on how managerial decisions are actually made in the real world. The course will increase the effectiveness of decision making by expanding and sharpening the analytical framework used by managers to make decisions. Students will be able to apply economic principles to managerial decision making. They will learn to consider the influence of economic forces in making decisions and in understanding the consequences of those decisions.


Course director: Dušan Mramor PhD Full Professor

The course deepens and extends the coverage of fundamental corporate financial analysis and decision making that is usually delivered in undergraduate corporate finance courses. It first reviews the tools of financial analysis and covers long term investment and financial decisions of a firm like capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy and choice of instruments of long term financing. Further it presents working capital management and concludes with some special topics in financial management. When completing the course students are able to evaluate investment decisions and propose the most appropriate financing of a firm. Prior knowledge of fundamentals of corporate finance is necessary


Course director: Matej Lahovnik PhD Associate Professor

The course provides students with the knowledge about all stages of the strategic management process which enables them to better understand the linkages among different organisational levels and functional fields in a company. Classroom discussion combines core strategic management topics and intermediate/advanced topics. The intermediate/advanced topics mainly cover certain aspects of corporate-level strategy (e.g. diversification, mergers and acquisitions, core competences), business-level strategy (e.g., the sources and forms of competitive advantage), strategy implementation and strategic control (contemporary approaches to performance measurement) as well as some specifics of strategic management in nonprofit organisations. To help students understand how to use the acquired knowledge in real-life situations students prepare a project on specific topics discussed in the classroom.


Course directors: Igor Lončarski PhD Assistant Professor, Peter Groznik PhD Assistant Professor

The goal of this course is to become familiar with corporate valuation methods and develop the capabilities for independent corporate valuation assessment using critical judgment of models and data. The course is useful for students that will find employment in investment banking, stock brokerages, and investment funds, and also for those that will be employed in company’s financial departments and in government sector, because the course acquaints students with the fundamental factors determining corporate value. Students must have sufficient prior knowledge of Corporate Finance and Financial Analysis in firms.


Course director: Aljoša Valentinčič PhD Assistant Professor

The purpose of the course is to present the theoretical foundations of contemporary financial statement analysis and how to use them in practice in developed capital markets. The Edwards-Bell-Ohlson model and its numerous derivatives, especially the residual income model and the abnormal earnings model, form the core of the course, which is divided into business and financial parts. The examples used are from practice. The course also looks at characteristics of financial analysts and their forecasts (bias, optimism) and looks at the quality of data entered into the given models.


Course director: Marko Košak PhD Associate Professor

The course is designed to cover a variety of topics in risk management in financial institutions. When accomplishing the course students should fully understand how different types of financial and operational risks are generated in the process of financial intermediation, they lear how to measure and ho w to hedge the most important types of financial risks. In few sessions we specifically focus on selected the most topical issues in the financial industry (e.g. regulatory responses to the consequences of the financial crisis).


Course director: Marko Košak PhD Associate Professor

The goal of the course is for students to understand the key concepts essential to managing a bank as a financial company. In order to achieve this goal, the introductory part of the course is dedicated to examining the bank as a financial intermediary. Following from this, the key concepts of risk management and asset and liability management in banking are studied. At the same time the students are familiarized with the regulation that is relevant to the banking industry (e.g. capital adequacy, deposit insurance) and also has an impact on shaping bank development strategies in a highly competitive and dynamic environment.


Course director: Stanovnik Tine PhD Full Professor

The course Taxes and Tax harmonization in the EU is to provide a thorough understanding of the development of tax harmonization in the EU (formerly EEC) since the early sixties. The basic principles of consumption taxation (origin principle, destination principle) and income taxation (source principle, residence principle) will be presented.


Course director: Mojmir Mrak PhD Full Professor

The course is aimed at familiarizing students with basic characteristics of the international financial environment, such as balance of payments, exchange rates, and foreign exchange markets. The emphasis of the course is on international financial instruments, including trade finance instruments, syndicated loans, Eurobonds as well as on instruments of international financial institutions. The programme will also cover how to manage specific risks in international finance, namely foreign exchange risk and country risk. At the end of the course, students will be able to apply theoretical concepts in addressing their practical problems associated with international finance issues.

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