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Master's programme


Name of the document and professional or scientific title:

Second cycle diploma of completion of the Master's degree programme, Master/Master in International Business and Sustainable Development, abbreviation M.Sc. in International Business and Sustainable Development.


Field of study:

Business and Administrative Sciences; International Business and Sustainable Development. The second cycle Master's degree programme International Business and Sustainable Development was approved by the Council of the National Agency for Quality in Higher Education of the Republic of Slovenia on 18 December 2014.


Legal status:

Higher education institution: private higher education institution, higher professional school.


Language of instruction:

Slovenian, English.


Level of education:

Second cycle, Master's degree, SQF 8, EQF 7, EOVK second cycle



The duration of the Master's programme in International Business and Sustainable Development is two years. The first year consists of 6 compulsory courses and 2 elective courses, the second year consists of 3 compulsory courses, 1 elective course and a Master's thesis (30 ECTS).


Entry requirements:

The following students may enrol in the first year of the Master's degree programme in International Business and Sustainable Development:

  • students who have completed a first cycle study programme in a relevant field of study (social sciences) and have achieved a minimum of 180 ECTS credits.

  • students who have completed a higher professional degree programme in a relevant field (social sciences)students who have completed equivalent study programmes in other fields of study and who have fulfilled additional study requirements. Students shall complete the additional study requirements prior to enrolment in the postgraduate Master's programme by taking courses determined by the IBS Senate.

  • In the event of enrolment exceeding the number of places available, candidates are selected on the basis of the average grade of their first cycle studies (60 %) or their thesis (40 %).

Mode of study:

Part-time study.


Study requirements:

Students must achieve 120 ECTS in their studies. Students are promoted to the second year of study if they have accumulated 45 ECTS for the first year courses. The IBS Senate, on the proposal of the Academic Affairs Committee, may exceptionally grant promotion to a student who fails to meet this requirement and has justifiable reasons (in accordance with the Statutes). Attendance at lectures is determined by the implementing curriculum. After successfully completing all the requirements laid down in the study programme, the student defends his/her Master's thesis.


Learning objectives and the skills and competences required by the study programme:

The Master's degree in International Business and Sustainable Development is aimed at graduates of various undergraduate programmes who will be confronted with sustainable development issues as an element for decision-making in the business world. The main objective of the MSc in International Business and Sustainable Development is to train graduates to perform professional and managerial tasks in a variety of organisational systems, especially in companies, public administrations and other institutions involved in international cooperation. In addition to the core professional and theoretical knowledge in business, students acquire the specific skills needed to work in the international business field and develop competences to understand the values of sustainable development as an opportunity to improve business performance, to use sustainable business as a strategy for competitive advantage and to understand the sustainability challenges for managers.

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