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Organization and Management of Information Systems, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #701 (ARWU) Maribor, Slovenia
The 3rd-cycle study programme in Organization and Management of Information Systems leads to "doktorat znanosti" (PhD degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Organizational Sciences.
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The programme provides an opportunity for a selected group of graduates to develop high-quality research and teaching skills in their selected field.

The aim of the doctoral programme is to educate top-experts for information systems with a broad understanding of the functioning of business environments and systems as well as the understanding and management of analytical instruments.

Graduates shall:

  • understand the legalities in the functioning of business and organizational systems;
  • understand and model the organizational processes and data, define and implement technical and process solutions, lead the projects, and integrate the systems;
  • master the techniques for the collection, conversion, transfer and storage of data and information; and 
  • apply the information technology to help the individuals, groups, and organizations in achieving their goals.

The study programme is oriented primarily to creation, research, and management of information sub-systems of different organization systems. The courses are designed in such a way that the acquired knowledge, in addition to the theoretical foundations, is directed also to practical use at various levels of organization and management of organization from the field of information activity. 

Graduates are thus equipped also with knowledge needed for research work with technologies supporting the application of information systems in various genres of industry, finance, insurance, state administration, health care, education, science, and research.


Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Scientific Research of Social Phenomena (9)
  • Information Systems (9)
  • Transferable Knowledge (6)
  • Individual Research Work (6)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Modern Organization and Management Theories (9)
  • Elective course 1 (9)
  • Individual Research Work I (12)

Electives 1:

  • Decision Theory and Systems for Decision Support (9)
  • Knowledge Discovery from Data (9)
  • Digitalization of Business Models (9)
  • Software Engineering (9)
  • Information System Development: Methods and Techniques (9)
  • System Dynamics and Development of Strategies (9)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Elective course 2 (9)
  • Individual Research Work II (21)

Electives 2:

  • Advanced Quality Management Systems (9)
  • Ergonomics in Digital Engineering (9)
  • Business Process and Project Management (9)
  • Management of Development Process (9)
  • Sustainable Organization and Innovativeness (9)
  • Role of Natural Science and Technology in Organizational Sciences (9)
  • Mastering Supply Chains (9)
  • Staffing Organizations (9)
  • Development and Education of Human Resources (9)
  • Internal Communications (9)
  • Advanced Topics in Strategic Human Resource Planning (9)
  • Digital Marketing Strategies (9)
  • Risk Management Theory (9)
  • System Reliability, Availability and Information Security (9)
  • Organization and Management in the Digital Age (9)
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods in Organizational Sciences (9)
  • Network Analysis (9)
  • Basics of Cybernetics (9)
  • Advanced Optimization Methods in Organizational Systems (9)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Individual Research Work III (30)

Year 3: 5th Semester

  • Individual Research Work IV (30)

Year 3: 6th Semester

  • Doctoral Dissertation (30)


The study programme has been accredited by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Slovenian abbreviation: NAKVIS; English abbreviation SQAA). 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Candidates apply in 2 application periods. However, in the 2nd, they may apply only for programmes still having vacancies that the faculty decides to fill.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Slovenian
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Detailed programme structure is available under "Overview".

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: (pages 7-8).


The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2020/2021 Academic Year is available at 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3404 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3404 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    3404 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3404 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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The enrolment fee and contributions for compulsory health insurance are not included within the tuition fee.

Living costs for Maribor

  • 480 - 700 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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