Master’s studies

2 (druga)

8 (8)




30 ECTS 120 ECTS

mag. zdr. – soc. manag.
magister zdravstveno-socialnega managementa
magistrica zdravstveno-socialnega managementa

Master of Arts

04 – Business, administration and law

0488 – Inter-disciplinary programmes and qualifications involving business, administration and law

5 – Social Sciences

izr. prof. dr. MATEJA LORBER, univ. dipl. org.

The study program is an interdisciplinary study program that the faculty implements in cooperation with the University of Maribor, Faculty of Organizational Sciences. The study program enables students to gain in-depth knowledge in the professional and scientific field of management in healthcare and social care, as well as to assume responsibility for managing the most demanding work systems. Modern management is a product and one of the fundamental components of modern societies. Without management methods and techniques, there would be no successful and efficient organizations in various areas of human activity. The great role of modern management in the development of modern organizations is also the reason for the constant generation of new knowledge in this field and thus also new organizational forms. The study program takes into account the specificities that are present in the health and social field, i.e. patients, residents of social welfare and other institutions, and employees. It enables graduates to lead and manage competently and flexibly at a strategic and operational level, as well as organizationally change the functioning of institutions according to requirements and changes in the environment.

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Organizational Sciences
  • Text about acceptance

    The study program was accredited on December 11, 2008. NAKVIS decision 19/05/2016 (reaccreditation)

    Advancement criteria of a study programme

    In order to enroll in a higher year, a student must fulfill certain obligations of the study program in the amount of 45 credit points in the current year (e.g. all exams, seminar assignments, projects and other forms prescribed by the projects).

    Criteria for completing separate parts of a study programme

    The program does not contain parts that can be completed individually.

    Study advancement options

    Graduates of the 2nd cycle study programme Management in Health and Welfare Organizations can continue their studies in 3rd cycle doctoral study programs.

    Employment possibilities

    Graduates of the 2nd cycle study programme Management in Health and Welfare Organizations can find employment on senior and managerial positions in health and welfare organizations.

    Assesment criteria

    The method of knowledge verification and evaluation is governed by the Rules on knowledge verification and evaluation at UM, which is available at the following link: The rules and course syllabuses determine the methods of real-time checking and evaluation of knowledge and thus monitoring the student's own progress in studies.

    Main study programme objectives

    The main goal of the study programme is to create a graduate who, in accordance with the acquired competencies within the study program, is needed by health, social and other institutions that will employ graduates with the aim of successfully and efficiently doing business and achieving set goals. Since the organization works as an open system and since it consists of individual parts that are interconnected, it is clear that all parts of the organization must be well managed. This clearly indicates the fact-- the need for experts at all levels of leadership and management.

    General competences of graduates, gained at a study programme

    In the 2nd-level master's study program Management in health and social welfare, the student acquires in-depth knowledge in broader professional fields, the ability to search for new sources of knowledge in the professional and scientific field, to use scientific research methods in a wide range of problems and in new or changed circumstances, to take responsibilities for managing the most demanding work systems and for developing critical reflection, social and communication skills for managing group work. A mandatory component of these programs are project assignments in the work environment or fundamental, applied or developmental research tasks.

    Subject specific competences of graduates, gained on a study programme

    Subject-specific competences • Ability to understand the organization of health and social institutions, learn about new roles of managers (formal authority, interpersonal relationships, information role, decision) and learn about new methods of work. • Ability to understand management processes, knowledge of management functions and economics in health and social institutions. • The ability to use information systems and information communication technology for successful and efficient management and management and to make decisions. • The ability to manage people and to manage all other resources, and to consider the economic abilities of health and social institutions. • Understanding the effects of environmental factors on human health and employees and the impact of other factors on the health and social care system. • Ability to plan and organize the functioning of health and social institutions based on identifying epidemiological conditions. • Ability to consider ethical aspects in management and management and in organizing work in health and social care institutions. • Ability to evaluate, provide and improve quality in health and social institutions and knowledge of European and national quality development. • Understanding legal regulation as a basis for organizing and functioning of health and social institutions.

    Transfer criteria between study programmes

    In accordance with the transfer criteria, candidates may transfer to the 2nd-cycle (master’s) study programme in Management in Health and Social Welfare from study programmes in the field of social and behavioural sciences (031), business, administration and law (04), or health and welfare (09) provided they lead to the acquisition of comparable competences and that at least half of the study obligations under the previous study programme relating to compulsory courses of the new study programme are recognised. Under the recognition procedure, fulfilled study obligation that may be recognised fully or partially are identified, and study obligations required for completion of the new study programme are laid down.

    Criteria for recognition of knowledge and skills, gained before the enrolment in the study programme

    Recognition is based on the procedures and criteria prescribed by the Rulebook on recognition of knowledge and skills in study programs of the University of Maribor no. 012/2019/2. The procedures for determining, verifying and recognizing knowledge and the criteria for recognizing knowledge and skills are used for candidates who are enrolling and for already enrolled students who want their previously acquired knowledge and skills to be taken into account as part of the completed study obligations in the existing program. Candidates can be recognized for their knowledge and skills, if their scope, content and complexity fully or partially correspond to the general or subject-specific competencies determined by the study program in which the candidates wish to enroll or are enrolled.

    Criteria for completing the study

    The student completes his studies after fulfilling all the obligations foreseen in the program and successfully defends his master's thesis and collects a total of at least 120 ECTS.