Foreword

In 2014, the Faculty of Economics and Business celebrates its 55th anniversary. During these time more than 29,500 students graduated from our Faculty, hence acquiring different professional and scientific titles. All this places us among old and large Faculties in Slovenia. Although we may be content with the path of our development and be proud of how far we have come, we are well aware that there are still many challenges in the European higher education area lying ahead.

Regardless of its tradition, the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Maribor has been continuously developing and is today a modern Faculty which has successfully transformed its programmes by adapting them to the requirements of the Bologna Declaration according to the 3+2+3 model. Since 2006, the first- cycle university education programme and the professional higher education programme have been implemented together with the second-cycle master’s programme while the third-cycle doctoral programme has been running since 2008. All programmes are modern and internationally comparable. In addition, the firstand second-cycle programmes received ECBE accreditation in 2008, since 2009 international accreditation ACBSP and we are currently in the process of obtaining international accreditation of AACSB.

The Faculty of Economics and Business acknowledges research excellence and interconnectedness of research and pedagogical work of our academic staff and associates. The Faculty has young and motivated teachers and professional personnel who guarantee internationally comparable quality.

The Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Maribor is aware of present-day developments. We follow the globalisation trends and participate in international research and educational networks despite being a regional Faculty from the global viewpoint. Our competitive advantage lies in the understanding and close linkage with our surroundings. We are well aware of our social responsibility and we support permanent development.

The Faculty of Economics and Business is an open and student-friendly institution. Apart from high quality and good employability, which is undoubtedly one of our graduates’ goals, the students may spend a part of their time at the Faculty of Economics and Business on an international student exchange, participate in professional and sports events with other students, learn foreign languages and engage in a number of other well organised extra-curricular activities.

Everyone at the Faculty of Economics and Business looks forward to cooperating in all the fields of our activities with those whose developmental objectives and goals are similar to ours.

Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business