General management

SubjectGeneral management
Semester2nd semester (spring)
Study programme:Business studies
Primary language:Slovene
The course will be carried out in the Slovene language and is an obligatory course in accordance with an officially approved curriculum of the Undergraduate Degree Program in Business Studies.

Students must have sufficient knowledge of the Slovene language so that they can communicate with lecturers and other students, follow the lectures and understand the study materials.

  • To understand the basic management concepts.
  • Describe the impact of external and internal factors on the management decisions.
  • To acquire problem solving skills based on quantitative and qualitative information.
  • To develop the ability to foresee situations and anticipate events as well as being able to recognize and interpret an economic situation within a specific context.
  • To develop decision-making skills.
  • To acquire skills for independent learning.
  • To be able to express ones' ideas and formulate arguments in a logical and coherent way, both verbally and in written form.
  • To be able to create arguments which are conducive to critical and self-critical thinking.
  • To develop skills for adapting to new situations.
  • To acquire mechanisms that facilitate the adoption of ethical commitments.
  • To be able to analyse business-related behaviour and decisions and evaluate them from an economic, social and ethical point of view.
  • To acquire the ability to put knowledge into practice.
  • To be able to develop abilities for interpersonal relationships and teamwork.
  • To understand the strategic aspect of the company's management function and to understand its objectives.
  • To be able to understand and use basic management concepts and principles.
Learning outcomes
After passing the exam, the student will understand the management function of the company.

  • Definition of management
  • Levels and management roles
  • Modern trends in management
  • Management processes
  • Planning – Management by Objectives (MBO)
  • Organization - Business Process Reengineering (BPR)
  • Leadership - employee motivation (theoretical concepts and practical approaches)
  • Leadership - successful communication and intercultural communication
  • Management – Situational leadership
  • Controlling – Balanced Scorecard (BSC)
  • Change management
Teaching and learning activities
  • Teacher explanations
  • Conversation / debate
  • Presentation of seminar papers
  • Project work for an external subscriber
Evaluation systems and criteria
  • Evaluation system consists of: seminar work (25% of the weight), individual participation (25% of the weight) and a written exam (50% of the weight).
  • Regardless of the calculation taking into account the individual weights, first the written exam must have the positive evaluation.
Teaching and learning material
  • Daft, Richard F. 2021. Management. Cengage Learning.
  • Vaupot, Zoran. Temelji managementa, zapiski predavanj. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za pravo in poslovne vede.
Office hours
  • Before and after the lectures
  • By agreement