FEB Milestones

On 2 July, 1959, the two-year post-secondary School of Commerce was established in Maribor. This act represented the foundation of the current Faculty of Economics and Business as well as the University of Maribor. The purpose of the establishment was to bridge the gap between the secondary and university education in economics.

In 1963, the School of Economics and Commerce was renamed to the School of Economics and Business, which has become known by its Slovenian acronym ‘VEKŠ’ throughout the country. The development of the VEKŠ meant the growth in quality as well as its internal maturity. In 1969, the VEKŠ became the first and for a number of years the only higher education institution in Maribor.

In 1971, a good academic staff structure and quality work led to the initiation of post-graduate study programme. In 1976, the first PhD title was awarded at the VEKŠ, which was at the same time the first one at the University of Maribor.

In 1989, the formal growth of the VEKŠ reached its peak when the school was renamed to the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB). Since then, the Faculty has been intensively developing its undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes and gaining international recognition.

FEB is aware of the importance of competitiveness of its graduates in Slovenia, European Union and the rest of the world. For more than 60 years, FEB has endeavoured to be distinctive regarding the quality of its study programmes and employability of its graduates. International accreditations of study programmes confirm our efforts.

FEB was awarded European Council of Business Education (ECBE) accreditation in 2008. A year later, in 2009, it has been accredited by Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and in 2018 by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) that presents the synonym of the standards of excellence since 1916.

FEB’s International Accreditations confirms our high commitment to progress and continuous improvement of our study programmes. Internationally recognized degrees enable our graduates to be competitive at international educational and labour markets.