Masters of Arts in Intercultural Management

Master’s programme Intercultural management
Degree (and type) of the programme: Postgraduate MA programme
Duration: 2 years (4 semesters), 120 ECTS
Classification: SOK: 8, EOK: 7, EOVK: second level
Mode of study: full-time studies, part-time studies
Place of studies: Nova Gorica (full-time and part-time) and Ljubljana (part-time)
Title gained: MA in Intercultural Management
 

Notice regarding the implementation of studies in 2020/21

According to currently valid national guidelines and recommendations for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19, study at the School of Advanced Social Studies in the coming academic year (2020/21) will take place in a combined form: smaller groups of students in lecture rooms, other students via ICT and ZOOM platform. 
Lectures, seminars and other forms of organized activities of all study programs, will also be conducted remotely using the platform ZOOM. At the locations, the presence of students will be required in classes only for the activities that cannot be equivalently done using interactive technology and online platforms.
The faculty will keep students informed about the exact implementation of individual study programs and subjects.
In case of any modifications in National recommendations for the performance of studies or introduction of additional adjustments to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disease, changes may occur in the study process.
 
Do you work or do you wish to work in an international environment? Do you encounter challenges of cultural diversity in the local or national environment? Progress by developing cultural diversity management skills:
·        Discover the diversity of cultures and values of the world
·        Understand habits and values of your business partners and clients
·        Increase your self-confidence, improve your communication
·        Become an expert to work in multicultural and multilingual environments
 

SASS has obtained a state concession for the study programme International Management, thereby the study is free of charge within the scope of available enrolment places. 

NO TUITION FEE even for foreign students (terms apply)!  -> For applications up until 30.6.2020 you are exempt from the application fee of 49,00€.
1st Application period: from 16. 3. 2020 until 30. 6. 2020; 2nd Application period: from 1. 7. 2020 until 28. 9. 2020

 SASS may decide to have an additional deadline for filling those vacancies that remain free after the completion of the second application deadline.

 

 

ZOOM online info day 

INFO DAY DATE AND TIME LINK
ZOOM online info day for Undergraduate and Graduate programmes (Social management BSc, Psychosocial Counselling BA and MA, Social Management BA and Intercultural management MA) for Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, N. Macedonia) 20.8.2020 at 17.00h until approx.. 18.30h https://zoom.us/j/99504090834
Info day Slovenija 21.8.2020 at 17.00h until approx.. 18.30h https://zoom.us/j/91836230017
ZOOM online info day for PhD students in Serbia and N. Macedonia 3.9.2020 at 17.30h until approx.. 19.00h https://zoom.us/j/94621205995
ZOOM online info day for PhD students in Croatia 4.9.2020 at 17.30h until approx.. 19.00h https://zoom.us/j/98824192724
Info day Slovenija 18.9.2020 at 17.00h until approx.. 18.30h https://zoom.us/j/99967551083
 

 

Curriculum: 

1st year

Course

1.semester

2.semester

ECTS

ECTS

Introduction to the Research

4

-

Contemporary Social Theories

5

-

Qualitative Research Methods in Social Sciences

5

-

Methods of Quantitative Analysis

5

-

Management Information Systems

5

-

Management of Intercultural Differences

6

-

Comparative Research Methods

-

6

Challenges of Globalization

-

6

Communication in the Intercultural Environment

-

6

Elective Course 1

 

6

Elective Course 2

-

6

Together

30

30

2nd year

Course

1.semester

2.semester

ECTS

ECTS

Research seminar

10

-

Economics and Business Culture

5

-

European Democracy and Political Culture

5

-

Elective Course B

5

-

Elective course A3

-

6

Elective course A4

-

6

Master´ thesis

-

23

Together

25

35

Elective courses

Subject

ECTS

Elective courses A

 

Analysis of Social Enterprise Operations

6

The introduction to the business,employment, contract and tort law

6

Transnational Civil Society

6

The Dynamics of Cross-border Cooperation

6

 Community within theProcesses of Globalisation

6

Migration

6

Evropean Values and Identity

6

Value Tensions in Contemporary Societies

6

Strategies of European Integration

6

Contemporary Social Elites

6

Global Media

6

European Union and Culture

6

 Antropology of Genders

6

External Relations of the European Union

6

Negotiating Techniques

6

Practical Philosophy

6

Organizational Psychology

6

International Business

6

Anthropology ofLove and Sexuality

6

Global Security

6

Marketing Communication

6

Business Ethics and Sustainable Development

6

Lobbying and Negotiations in EU

 

Marketing

 

Elective courses B

 

Social Venture

5

Leadership and Management of Social Enterprise

5

 Business Communication

5

Explanation of acronyms:
ECTS - European Credit Transfer System
Enrolment conditions: 

Enrolment into the 1st year

 The following individuals may enrol into the 1st year of the study programme Intercultural Management (MA):
·        Anyone who has completed a first-cycle study programme in relevant professional fields and obtained a minimum of 180 credits - ECTS (according to the Bologna system);
·        Anyone who has completed a study programme for obtaining a higher professional education (prior the Bologna system);
·        Anyone who has completed the equivalent study programmes mentioned previously in other professional fields and has completed additional study obligations in the range of 12 credits (ECTS). The student completes additional study obligations before defending the Master's Thesis by passing the courses Social Theory (5 ECTS) and Social Research Methodology (6 ECTS).
 

The following professional fields are considered as relevant: Social Sciences, Humanities, Administration and Business Sciences.

SASS may limit the enrolment if the number of applications exceeds the number of advertised places. In case of restricted enrolment, candidates will be selected according to the average grade of the undergraduate study.

Enrolment into the second year according to the criteria for transitions

The following individuals can be enroled directly in the 2nd year of the Postgraduate Master's study programme Intercultural Management (MA):

  • Anyone who has completed a study programme to obtain a university degree prior to the Bologna system in relevant (related) professional fields. To finish the studies, student must complete obligations in the range of 30 ECTS (exams) and a Master's Thesis (30 ECTS).
  • Anyone who has completed a second-cycle study programme (according to the Bologna system) in relevant (related) professional fields.
  • Anyone who has completed a first-cycle study programme (according to the Bologna system) in relevant (related) professional fields and achieved at least 240 ECTS.
  • Anyone who has completed equivalent study programmes listed previously from other (unrelated) professional fields. In addition, student must complete the study obligations as determined by the Commission for Study and Student Affairs.
  • Anyone who (due to transition) enrols on the basis of recognized exams previously passed in other (Bologna) study programmes of the same level.

The following professional fields are considered as relevant: Social Sciences, Humanities, Administration, Legal and Business Sciences.

Graduates of those programmes that are not defined as relevant (related) professional fields must complete additional study obligations at the courses Social Theory (5 ECTS) and Social Research Methodology (6 ECTS).

Individuals who have completed equivalent education abroad also meet the conditions for enrolment.

Acquired competences: 

General competences

·        Students of Intercultural Management study programme (MA) will acquire the following general competences,The knowledge and understanding of cultural and social processes and the ability to perform their complex analyses;

·        The use of methodological tools, i.e. implementation, coordination and organization of research, the application of different research methods and techniques;

·        The ability to formulate original ideas, concepts and solutions to specific problems;

·        Strategic orientation, i.e. the ability to anticipate events, arising from the cultural dynamics, the ability to offer solutions to prevent their negative consequences;

·        Ethical reflection and commitment to professional ethics in the social environment with respect to the principle of non-discrimination and multiculturalism;

·        Development of communication skills and abilities for communicating with various environments;

·        The ability of teamwork, i.e. the willingness to  cooperate, taking the opinions of others into account and fulfilling the agreed roles within the team and the group; The ability to initiate strategies, and to transform strategies into projects;

·        The ability to create a project, which can compete for international funds;

·        The ability to lead, coordinate and plan a business process;

·        The ability to use relevant national and international sources, to use electronic resources, and to critically analyse relevant literature;

·        The ability to understand and develop free entrepreneurship initiatives;

·        The ability to understand the citizens' freedom, equality, dignity, rights and responsibilities;

·        Development of reflection, taking into account local, national and global levels;

·        Development of knowledge, skills and attitudes for lifelong learning;

·        The promotion of the development of informed and active citizens;

·        Development of the need to achieve social justice and support diversity;

·        Development of interdisciplinary thinking and cooperation;

·        The ability to learn on the basis of relevant sources from various fields of theory and practice;

·        Promoting the integration of advanced technologies for learning and studying social and business studies.

Course specific competences:

Students of Intercultural Management study programme (MA) will acquire the following course-specific competences:

·        Understanding cultural phenomena and their connection with the structure and development of the society;

·        Applying and combining knowledge from various disciplines;

·        Understanding various theoretical approaches and their application in solving specific problems;

·        Flexibility and adaptability; i.e. the ability to act in a multicultural environment;

·        The ability to make connections in a multicultural environment and communicate with actors from different cultural  environments;

·        The ability to use information and communication technologies and systems in the field of culture;

·        Understanding diverse social and cultural environments, understanding cultural pluralism;

·        The ability to anticipate and solve problems arising from intercultural differences;

·        The ability to understand and manage intercultural information;

·        Understanding relationships between individuals and groups in different cultural environments;

·        Organizational and leadership skills to guide activities in a multicultural environment;

·        The ability of cultural empathy, i.e. understanding ideas, values and cognitive patterns from different cultural environments;

·        Identifying innovation as a tool for creating social changes;

·        Organizational and management skills in organizations, while understanding individual values and collective value systems, while managing professional ethical issues;

Time management ability, self-preparation, planning ability, and the ability of self-control in the implementation of plans.

Enrolment instructions: 

Instructions for the enrolment

Candidates can apply electronically using e-application portal eVŠ: http://portal.evs.gov.si . On the portal, candidates choose the following option:  Calls for enrolment in Postgraduate programmes (2nd Cycle) with a concession.

Find detailed information about the application/enrolment procedure here.

For more information contact Students office:

Phone/mobile: +386 5 907 3461

E-mail: referat@fuds.si

You can also visit our staff in person at the address Gregorčičeva ulica 19 in Nova Gorica, every Monday and Wednesday from 9.00 am to 11.00 am and every Tuesday and Thursday from 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm.

Open days

Open days will take place in Nova Gorica (Gregorčičeva ulica 19) and Ljubljana (Leskoškova 9e). The dates are published on the following link.

Tuition fee: 

IMPORTANT: SASS has obtained a state concession for the study programme Intercultural Management, thereby the study is free of charge within the scope of available enrolment places. 

If you do not meet requirements for full-time studies any longer (you have already used the option of up to two regular enrolments or you have changed the study programme), you have to enrol into the part-time programme, in which case the tuition amounts 2.150,00 EUR per year.

Terms of payment: Tuition fee can be paid as a single payment or in instalments (from 1 to 5 instalments) with the following due dates: at the time of enrolment; at the latest on 30.11.; at the latest on 31.1.; at the latest on 31.3.; at the latest on 31.5. of the current academic year.

Mode of study: 

The postgraduate programme Intercultural management is

implemented as a full-time and part-time study. In part-time study, the organization and timing of lectures, seminars and exercises are adjusted accordingly. For the implementation of contact hours, the faculty also applies a variety of modern forms of information and communication technology (online classroom, etc.).

A study year is implemented in one academic year, and it is divided into two semesters. During the semesters, students attend lectures, seminars and other forms of organized activities. Exams are implemented during (three) examination periods – the winter, summer and autumn examination period.

The access to the schedule and materials is available via Web office (spletni referat) or online classroom after the candidate is registered.

Advancing through the programme: 

To progress from the first to the second year, the student must acquire at least 45 ECTS from the first year.

 SASS  can enable the student to progress to the next year, even if the required conditions are not met, in the event of the following circumstances: maternity, prolonged  illness, exceptional family or social circumstances, participation in top cultural, sports or professional events.

Student who  does not meet the conditions to progress to  higher year of study, has the possibility to repeat a year once or to change the study programme or  module due to non-fulfilment of obligations in the previous module or study programme. The second year of study cannot be repeated as Seniority (absolventski staž) or an additional year of study is intended for the student to pass the missing obligations.

In accordance with the applicable legislation, a student's status may be extended for a maximum of one year if:
· Student does not enrol in a higher year for justified reasons;
· Student does not graduate within 12 months after the end of the last semester for justified reasons;
· Student gives birth during the study.
 

Depending on the academic achievements, the student may complete the study in a shorter time than provided by the study programme.

Knowledge assessment and grading: 

Knowledge assessment is part of the study process of teaching and learning, and it takes place during the course of the study process (after the first semester) and after the completion of the individual courses of the study programme (after the second semester). At the same time, students are expected to pass ongoing activities. The intention and objective of knowledge assessment is to acquire regular and quality information about how students are achieving the planned general and course-specific competences, and obtain information on the achievement of the goals of the study programme.

The method of knowledge assessment and grading is determined for each individual course and specified in its syllabus. They are adjusted to verify the achieved objectives at individual courses, anticipated achievements of the study, and development of general and subject-specific competencies. Methods of knowledge assessment and grading vary because of different teaching methods, which ensure criteria of validity, reliability and objectivity, but also take into account the quality of the structure and organization of knowledge.

The purpose of knowledge assessment is to:

·        Assess knowledge and skills of students,
·        Assess output produced in the course of the study work,
·        Offer quality feedback on the progress and achieved results, aiming to motivate students to acquire additional knowledge and skills,
·        Enable integration into continuing education, and
·        Obtain data for the evaluation of conducted pedagogical work.
 

Criteria for knowledge assessment is based on the objectives of the study programme and anticipated achievements of students, identified in individual syllabuses. Students are informed about elements of knowledge assessment and grading criteria in written form, as part of curriculum, and at the start of each course (at the beginning of each semester). Moreover, higher education lecturer informs students on the syllabus of the course, study obligations, shares of individual components of knowledge assessment that contribute to the final grade at the course, and relevant literature.

Anticipated methods of knowledge assessment and grading are:

·        Colloquiums,
·        Oral exams,
·        Written exams,
·        Seminar papers or essays,
·        Oral presentations,
·        Practical assignments or portfolio, journals,
·        Solving real problems (case studies),
·        Projects, peer reviews,
·        Written report on professional practice,
·        Diploma thesis.
Conditions for the completion of the studies: 

In order to finish the studies, student has to successfully complete all study obligations prescribed by the study programme as well as prepare and successfully defend Master’s Thesis. Students completes the studies when he/she obtains minimum 120 ECTS prescribed by the study programme. Upon completion of the study, the student receives a master’s degree which is a public document.

Employment opportunities for graduates: 

Graduates of the study programme Intercultural Management are qualified to perform the most demanding tasks in organizations (government administration, NGOs, companies), which are operating in an international environment or are experiencing cultural diversity of customers, employees or users. They can act as managers, officials, experts, analysts, consultants, organizers, or mediators, etc. They are able to take responsibility for the management of highly complex operating systems, and to develop critical reflections; they have social and communication abilities for teamwork management.