If we want to follow the rapidly changing society in which we live and follow all innovative solutions that enrich us, and satisfy our business partners, colleagues, friends and family with our expertise in practice, we have to realize that we should be a learning society and that education is our path to the future.Janja Viher,
CEO at Maribor - Pohorje Toursit Board
Without sales assistant there is no sales and without sales, company does not exist. With forth industrial revolution the profession of sales assistant became very much necessary. Particularly in the areas design and sales of artificial intelligence, robotics, self-driving vehicles, 3-D printing, nano and bio-technology, science of materials and science of energy storage, as well as cloud technology solutions. “First one on Market” will be the key factor at survival of the company, so companies need effective sales managers who are able to successfully close sales funnel.
Competences, which you will gain from this study program will enable the immediate application of your knowledge in practice and prepare you for the exciting opportunities that lie ahead of you.
Become an economist – a salesman and change your future career! This post-secondary vocational study program with guided and effective means of implementation will enable you the acquisition of skills required to work in the service or manufacturing company.
By the time of graduation you will have your own portfolio of real-life projects to present to your future employer.
The content of the program has been prepared in cooperation with
Lecturers in Business – Commerce study program are recognised professional employed by leading multinationals and local enterprises with expertise in sales, procurement, tourism product design, business management and others. They are be able to provide you with up-to date industry knowledge.
|Professional terminology in a foreign language||6|
|Business mathematics and statistics||6|
|Company organisation and management||6|
|Business Finance basics||6|
|Product and business process design||6|
To enrol in this study programme you must have:
- Completed Secondary / High-School Education – 12 years
- Proof of English Language Level upon entry, which could be one of the following:
- ELSA Score of at least 380
- TOELF iBT score of at least 79
- IELTS score of at least 5.5
- FCA (A)
- other equivalent English Assessment, subject to Academia approval
Total quota for enrolment in 2016 / 2017 for the programme is 60.
If you have already taken or completed an education in other higher educational institution, we may recognise this knowledge in the courses. Students are to submit the RPK-Form after enrolment. Courses can be recognised fully or partly.
Courses completed 10 years ago or before are a not subject to recognition.
Courses are recognised by Academic Committee on the basis of Lecturers’ recommendation.
Recognition of prior knowledge is free of charge.
Course of Lectures
Lectures and Tutorials are conducted one after another, which enables you to focus on a specific subject and study more effectively.
All Lectures and Lab Work are conducted in English, also recorded and available for students on online study portal E-Academia the following day.
Facilities including lecture rooms, computer labs and self-study rooms at Academia are fully accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Slovenia in accordance to high quality standards.
Every theory course students have one guest lecture from an Commerce Industry Expert to explain the importance of a particular course for the industry.
In every theory course students will visit a leading industry company, have the opportunity to network with employers and see the study programme in practise.
The internship is an important compnent of this study programme. It is structured in the following manner:
- Communication– 4 ECTS
- Analysis – 3 ECTS
- Business – 5 ECTS
- Law and Quality – 4 ECTS
- Management of technological processes with logistics– 4 ECTS
In real-work environemnt you will have a mentor from an enterprise who will guide you through an internship. Internship is also a base for diploma thesis.
Type of the Programme
|Name of obtained Degree:||Economist (ekonomist)|
|Type of the Programme:||Short-Cycle of Higher Education|
Study program Business – Commerce (“Ekonomist”) is publicly accredited and recognised programme by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia (Official Gazette of RS, Nos. 86/04 and 100/13).
Education is recognised within European Union with 120 credits according to the European Credit Transfer System.
Next to official Diploma Document students will receive an annex with detailed information about the study programme and competences gained while studying at Academia.
Opportunities for further study after Graduation
Once students graduate at Academia, they can enrol into 3rd or 2nd Year of Bachelor Degree in Business and/or Tourism.
Our Business – Commerce Graduates are Employed by
Continuation of study
In accordance with the transfer criteria, Business – Commerce graduates of Academia college may enter the second year of undergraduate study program of related disciplines.
In the UK
In accordance with the transfer criteria, Business – Commerce graduates of Academia college may enter the third year of undergraduate study program of related disciplines.