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The Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana has become the first and only Triple Crown international school in Slovenia and the broader region

20.09.2016Comments are closed.

The AMBA accreditation is the third international award for excellence that was bestowed on the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. It is the only school in the wider region to have been awarded the EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA international accreditations, thereby joining the elite group of Triple Crown schools. This achievement ranks it among the top 1% of business and economics schools in the world. For the FELU, which is celebrating its jubilee 70th anniversary this year, the triple recognition of its excellence entails a responsibility to the students, employers and all stakeholders who are writing and co-creating its story. Triple Crown accreditation is a synonym for a commitment to high quality standards in the areas of business education, research, international integration and co-operation with the business sector.

The study of practical examples, acquisition of useful knowledge, international study experience, innovative study approaches and contacts with employers all reinforce the quality of the FELU’s graduates in both domestic and international labour markets. The FELU provides employers with the best graduates in the area of business and economics.

“The Faculty of Economics’ success is both a reward and an encouragement. It is an award for the past work, an inspiration and assures all generations of students that they are building an invaluable foundation for their personal and career development. The quality of the study and acquisition of high-quality knowledge and competencies are also excellent references for all employers. Sincere congratulations to everyone ‒ the students, the professors and other Faculty employees!” (Toni Balažič, President of the Management Board, Mercator d.d.)

 The FELU provides its students with the most relevant education, global networking and career development. For example, the FELU MBA study has become the first choice of future and current managers and leaders.

Personally, I’m coming from the engineering sector and the FELU MBA programme was an amazing experience since it really opened my mind in some areas. It truly helped me improve my knowledge on managerial skills, finance and leadership. I liked how the modules were connected with each another. The course you complete is already useful and beneficial for the following ones. I would recommend the programme to people looking for a breakthrough point because it will really help them enhance their career. “(Marilyne Trendel, France, Independent consultant; FELU MBA Student)

The international accreditations enable our students and researchers to study in an international environment. The FELU has established a broad network of international partnerships with many top, Triple Crown business and economics schools, i.e. Monash University (Australia), HEC Montreal (Canada), BI Norwegian Business School (Norway), Aarhus School of Business (Denmark), Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria), IESEG School of Management (France), University of Stellenbosch Business School (South Africa); Aston Business School (United Kingdom) and many more. Students can participate in exchange programmes at one of 190 partner schools in 44 countries all over the world; they may choose from a wide range of double-degree programmes or undergo practical trainings abroad. More than 240 FELU students take part in an exchange programme every academic year. The FELU’s quality is also recognised around the world. Every year, over 350 foreign students study at the FELU as part of an exchange programme. On top of that, there are more than 550 regularly enrolled foreign students who take a full course and 600 Slovenian and international students who participate at the one of the biggest and most popular summer school in the area of economic and business sciences in Europe, which is organised every summer at the FELU.

“My studies at the FELU certainly had a strong influence on my decision to find a job and pursue a career abroad. The lectures on topical issues and problems in the business sector, followed by an in-depth discussion and analysis guided by excellent assistants, help a person become well acquainted with the theme and encourage mutual co-operation. Such an approach, the nature of the study and the accessibility of the lecturers, mentors and assistants spurred my interest in developments outside Slovenia’s borders and a desire to establish myself abroad. In my case, the decision was also prompted by my experience in the global procurement department at Danfoss Trata and by my graduation thesis on safety stocks. In short, through discussions and research papers the FELU enabled me to acquire knowledge, develop skills, delve into topical global issues and economic models and thus establish myself in the international environment. We must believe in our knowledge, research our areas of interest, and build on our own experience. With such an approach, opportunities quickly arise and, if you want to go abroad, you should seize them.” Boštjan Zimšek, Demand Planner – Central & South Asia Pacific, PVH Corp., FELU Graduate)

The FELU is also home to many renowned Slovenian and international professors and researchers. Our visiting professors come from reputable foreign universities and scientific institutions, such as: Harvard Business School (USA), Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands), Leeds University Business School (United Kingdom), University of Leuven (Belgium) etc. The triple recognition of excellence enables FELU researchers to build an international network and collaborate in the research field with their peers from other world elite schools. Their research is applied in practice.

 “I have been co-operating with the Faculty of Economics for several years now, and in many areas. We mostly co-operate in the area of tourism and lately also in research, which has led to extraordinary discoveries. The findings not only indicate that the vision of a sustainable environmental attitude works locally but, underpinned by the Faculty’s objective analysis and research, also that the same attitude in the wider tourism and business sector would have extremely positive global consequences.” (Anže Čokl, Executive Director, Bohinj ECO Hotel)

More information: http://www.ef.uni-lj.si/awards_of_excellence

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