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Public sector and enviromental economics

Why should you decide to study public sector economics and management or environmental economics? Because on average the public sector generates up to one-half of the gross domestic product of a country, whereas environmental care is an element of sustainable development. Good knowledge of both is not only important for public sector institutions but also private companies.

Selecting this programme is therefore the right choice for all those who would like to contribute to the better functioning of the public sector and anyone in private companies working with public institutions and companies and dealing with decisions made by the public sector in various areas. Moreover, this programme is the right choice for anyone interested in environmental issues.

Knowledge and skills acquired by taking this programme

You will learn about the specifics of the economics and management of public institutions and companies which will help you manage them. In your analyses of practical examples, you will apply knowledge for adopting decisions regarding various public-sector operations and environmental protection.

You will develop critical thinking and a sense for team and analytical work, along with the correct identification of research issues and their analysis. You will acquire the knowledge required to advise infrastructural companies about economic price regulation and quality as well as knowledge of liberalised markets with network activities. This know-how will also be useful if you are employed in state regulatory agencies. In addition, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed for managerial, advisory, analytical and research work in a plethora of not just public institutions and public companies but also private companies which co-operate daily with companies engaged in infrastructural activities and competitive markets (suppliers of energy products and telecommunication services etc.).

Duration of study 2 years (4 semesters)
Scope of ECTS 120 ECTS
Study status part-time
Degree magister ekonomskih ved (mag. ekon. ved)


1. letnik

Semester Course Type ECTS
1. (winter) Economics of public sector 9 10
1. (winter) Managerial economics 9 10
1. (winter) Research methods 9 10
2. (summer) Public sector management 9 7
2. (summer) Public finance 9 7
2. (summer) Human Resource Management 9 7
2. (summer) Enviromental economics and public policy 9 9


Semester Course Type ECTS
3. (winter) Area elective courses: Modul A/B 11 8
3. (winter) Area elective courses: Modul A/B 11 7
3. (winter) Elective course 13 7
3. (winter) Project work 9 8
4. (summer) Master thesis / 30

Elective courses: Modul A

Course Type ECTS
Public sector marketing 11 8
Health Economics 11 7

Elective courses: Modul B

Course Type ECTS
Economics of sustainable developement 11 8
Environmental and natural resource managemet 11 8

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