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DOBA Business School

Address: Prešernova ulica 1, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia

Description DOBA Business School

  • Location: Maribor, Podravska region, Slovenia
  • Age: From 17 years old
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of Institution: private university
  • Accommodation: student residence.

DOBA Business School is a modern business school of a global scale, providing training in the best modern standards. It offers modern undergraduate and graduate programs in mixed and online training. Excellent research results, a high level of academic excellence, exclusive innovations in the field of pedagogical approaches and methods - all this makes the school one of the most ambitious online business schools in Europe. A special attitude towards students, individualization of the learning process, an integral system of support, effective use of pedagogical approaches supported by new media and technologies, constant innovations are key elements of the curriculum.

The institution has accreditation of the authorities and is a member of the profile organizations:

  • Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (SQAA) (Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education)
  • European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education).

There are really talented specialists working here, real masters of their craft, educational programs have a wide practical approach, all subjects are held at an exceptionally high level. Graduates achieve impressive successes in professional and labor activity. DOBA Business School guarantees the education of exceptional quality, and if you are thinking about a happy future and a brilliant career, then this is your choice!

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in DOBA Business School

Program name

Bachelor's program

1. Age of participants: from 17 years

2. Duration of training: 3 years (standard program)

3. Beginning of classes: September

4. Level of English: IELTS 6.0 / TOEFLIBT79

5. Level of Education: Diploma of School Graduation

6. Language of instruction: English.

The Department of Bachelor's Degree DOBA Business School offers applicants from any country of the world quality and demanded training programs to the best standards. Applicants must have a complete school education and a high level of English (if necessary, you can first take special English courses). Training programs include:

  • Business Management (Business Management)
  • Marketing, Social Media and Public Relations (Marketing, social media and public relations)
  • Tourism Operations and Management (Tourism: Workflow and Management)
  • Management in the Social and Education Sector (Management in the Social and Educational Sectors).
  • The standard duration of training is 3 years: the study is conducted in a convenient "mixed" format, which includes regular classes and a large number of hours of online learning. Each program has a carefully designed structure and includes several extensive sections:

  • General disciplines. This includes a wide range of subjects needed to fully reveal all topics related to the chosen specialty
  • Electives. They choose them independently from the list of available ones, based on their preferences. Depending on the year and profession, their number may be different
  • Internships. Students undergo internships in different companies in accordance with their profile (usually internship is conducted in the third year)
  • Graduation project. Special written research work is carried out on a certain topic under the guidance of the scientific adviser (can be replaced by 2 electives).
  • Each passed discipline is evaluated in a certain number of credits (or credits), they are summed up by the results of semesters and courses. The full "cost" of the programs is 180 credits.

    A unique system of comprehensive development is realized in the bachelor's degree, which includes active work in several areas:

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit (Entrepreneurial Spirit). There is an active development and "restructuring" of thinking, students explore and recognize opportunities, learn to think creatively and critically, look at phenomena from different points of view
  • Management and Leadership. Students receive comprehensive knowledge on human resource management, teamwork and team communication
  • Innovation. In the educational process, new knowledge and opportunities are actively being introduced from the world of innovations, which allows us to develop in the spirit of the times, constantly find new solutions in work, effectively plan work processes
  • Cooperation with Companies. The school maintains close partnership relations with a number of organizations and companies, which allows students to get acquainted with their device and activities and understand how the knowledge gained is applied in practice.
  • All teachers at DOBA Business School have an exceptionally high level of qualification and rich work experience. Classes are held in the format of lectures, seminars, research projects, meetings with experts. A system of online learning is actively developed that allows students to better allocate their time and, on the whole, makes the learning process more convenient. Much attention is paid to active language development - special language modules are included in general subjects, aimed both at a general increase in the level, and special and specialized topics.

    Upon successful completion of all requirements, students are awarded a state-recognized diploma and are awarded a bachelor's degree in the relevant field. Graduates of DOBA Business School have high chances of finding a job in good companies, most start working or continuing their studies in the magistracy within a few months after graduation.

    Examples of Curricula for Bachelor's Degrees in DOBA Business School:

    Business Management (Business Management)

    The first course:

    1) Compulsory subjects:

  • Marketing
  • Law and Economics: Legal Regulation
  • The first foreign language (English, German, Italian or Russian)
  • Business conversation
  • Organization
  • Economy
  • Accounting
  • Second foreign language
  • Basic Informatics
  • Special seminar (10-finger touch input)
  • Special seminar (Professional writing and effective study).
  • Second:

    1) Compulsory subjects:

  • EU Commercial Law
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Informatics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Mathematics and Statistics
  • Law and Personnel
  • Seminar (Presentation and Rhetoric)
  • Seminar (Creative business letter and spelling)
  • 2) Electives:

  • Entrepreneurship and corporate culture
  • Government Management
  • Business lobbying in the EU
  • Methodology of Humanistic Studies
  • E-business
  • Personal Management
  • Third foreign language
  • Family Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate logistics.
  • The third:

    1) Compulsory subjects:

  • Optional options
  • Seminar (Preparation for professional training)
  • Professional training at the enterprise
  • Option: Diploma work / 2 additional courses
  • 2) Direction Law and Commerce:

  • International Business Relations and Institutions
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • International Labor and Union Law
  • Market Law
  • 3) Direction Information Systems Management:

  • Innovation and Innovative Management
  • Projects and Collaboration
  • Multimedia and design at enterprises
  • Support systems.
  • Tourism Operations and Management (Tourism: Workflow and Management):

    The first course:

    1) Compulsory subjects:

  • Economy
  • Business Informatics
  • Accounting
  • Foreign language
  • Entrepreneurship and corporate culture
  • EU Business Law
  • Business conversation
  • Modern business environment and services sector
  • Introduction to tourism and hotel business
  • Introduction to the study.
  • Second:

    1) Compulsory subjects:

  • Strategic planning and management of companies and organizations in the field of tourism
  • High quality of products and services in the field of tourism
  • Finance
  • Methods of research and statistics
  • Marketing
  • 2) Electives:

  • Innovations
  • Human Resource Management
  • Quality hotel
  • Customer Behavior
  • Second language.
  • The third:

    1) Compulsory subjects:

  • Electives 1 and 2
  • Internship
  • Diploma project / 2 subjects to choose from
  • 2) Electives:

  • Intercultural interaction
  • Tourist management
  • Sustainable tourism and the local environment
  • Social media strategies and marketing
  • Public relations and social responsibility
  • Trends in tourism.
  • The cost of studying for undergraduate programs: from 6000 € / year.

    Master's program

    1. Age of participants: from 20 years

    2. Duration of training: 2 years

    3. Beginning of classes: September

    4. Level of English: IELTS 6.0 / TOEFLIBT79

    5. Level of education: Bachelor's degree

    6. Language of instruction: English.

    The Department of Magistracy DOBA Business School offers students from all over the world exceptionally high-quality and in-demand training programs in various business areas. For admission, you must have a bachelor's degree in economic and business sciences, organizational and administrative sciences, sociology, law, political science. Also need to have a sufficiently high level of English (if necessary, you can pre-pass special English courses). High level of knowledge and competences, knowledge of foreign languages, victories in various competitions are welcomed. Available programs include:

  • International Business Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Management of Smart Cities
  • Innovative Management in the Social and Educational Sector (Innovation Management in Social and Education Sector).
  • Each program is designed in the most meticulous way and meets the highest and most demanding modern standards. Pupils of the DOBA Business School are distinguished by an exceptional level of competence: specialists of a new type come out of the walls of the institution, highly developed, educated, capable of quickly adapting to the constantly changing conditions of the outside world. The standard training program lasts 2 years and includes:

  • A complex of disciplines and subjects (compulsory and optional)
  • Various additional classes and courses
  • Graduation project.
  • The curriculum supports unique advantages that enable development at the highest level:

  • Innovative training. The most modern pedagogical technologies and developments in the field of teaching and learning are applied
  • Projects for companies. Students take part in serious projects on various projects
  • Support for students. Wide system support of students on all issues
  • International environment. Study and development in international groups, raising the level of intercultural understanding and interaction.
  • Each discipline of the curriculum is evaluated in a certain number of credits (credit units), which are then summed up. The full master's course is usually estimated at 120 credits. Teachers and specialists of the school have exceptionally high qualification and rich experience of work, create in the classrooms an effective comfortable working atmosphere, where each student receives individual attention and support. A lot of attention is paid to the development of career and employment skills: special classes and master classes are conducted, undergraduates learn how to properly fill out a resume, pass an interview and answer questions, search for and select suitable vacancies. Also, time is devoted to language development, especially in those sections of the business that are extremely important for the chosen specialty (for example, negotiation skills). Graduates-undergraduates DOBA Business School have an exceptional level of skills and competences and easily find themselves prestigious work.

    Examples of the curricula of the MA in the DOBA Business School:

    International Business Management:

    First rate (60 credits):

  • International Business Economics
  • Business Forecast and Sustainable Development Strategy
  • Advanced technologies supported by enterprise management
  • Innovative business processes, relationships and models
  • Creative management of personnel for competitive advantages
  • Methods of business research
  • Individually composed thesis work.
  • Second course (60 credits):

    1. Compulsory subjects:

  • Organizational dynamics and management of innovation changes
  • Business for Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
  • Models and tools for effective communication with the corporation within the organization
  • Communication and lobbying
  • International Marketing
  • Economic policy in the interpretation of the media
  • 2. Direction of Business Operations in the International and Multicultural Environment (Business Operations in an International and Multicultural Environment):

  • International Business Finance
  • International Business Law
  • Chinese with Asian Business Culture
  • Russian language with Slavic business culture
  • 3. Direction: Competitiveness through creativity and innovative business operations (Competitiveness through Creativity and Innovative Business Operations):

  • Positive psychology for modern business management
  • Intellectual property
  • Creative management of technological innovations
  • Creative management of innovation in services
  • Optional elective course
  • 4. Master's thesis.

    Innovation Management in the Social and Education Sector:

    The first course:

    1. Compulsory subjects:

  • Methods of business research
  • Innovative business processes, relationships and models
  • Creative management of personnel for competitive advantages
  • Economy of the public sector
  • Advanced technologies supported by enterprise management
  • Organizational dynamics and management of innovation changes
  • 2. Electives:

  • Social protection in Europe
  • Trends in innovative education.
  • The second course (for the direction of the Social Sector):

    1. Subjects:

  • Measuring and ensuring the quality of life
  • Financing Non-Profit Organizations
  • Creative management of innovative services
  • Integration project
  • The final thesis
  • 2. Electives:

  • Organization of social networks
  • Theory and practice of charity and solidarity
  • Models and tools for effective corporate communication
  • Positive psychology for modern business management
  • Business for Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
  • Communication and lobbying
  • Marketing services.
  • The second course (for the direction of Innovative Education):

    1. Compulsory subjects:

  • Managing e-learning
  • Innovations in e-learning
  • Creative management of innovative services
  • Integration project
  • The final thesis
  • 2. Electives:

  • Education Policy
  • Organization of knowledge management and training
  • Models and tools for effective corporate communication
  • Positive psychology for modern business management
  • Business for Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
  • Communication and lobbying
  • Marketing services.
  • The cost of studying at the master's program: from 7850 € / year.

    from 580 € / 2 weeks

    Preparatory Language Course

    1. Age of participants: from 17 years

    2. Duration: 2 weeks (40 hours)

    3. Beginning of classes: October

    4. Level of English: IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL IBT 79

    5. Education level: completed secondary school / bachelor's degree.

    Especially for applicants who plan to enter baccalaureate and master's degrees, DOBA Business School offers professional English courses. To participate in the courses you must have a sufficiently high level of English and have confirmation of admission. The course is conducted specifically with a focus on those topics and issues that are relevant for the chosen specialty. A wide range of topics and questions is being prepared, special skills and knowledge are being developed:

  • Communication and communication
  • Grammar and vocabulary
  • Written speech
  • Listening
  • Active reading skills
  • Pronunciation and pure speaking
  • Culture and customs
  • Different aspects in business.
  • Teachers have an exceptionally high level of qualifications and prestigious certificates. As well as in the main programs, innovative methods and modern approaches are actively used that make it possible to conduct training at the highest level. In addition, students during the courses have an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the school and their fellow students, get used to the way of life and the norms of behavior.

    The cost of training in the Preparatory Language Course: from 580 € / 2 weeks.

    04.06.2019 -14.07.2019
    from 2 630 € / 8 weeks

    Summer English courses + activities

    1. Age of participants: from 18 years old

    2. Duration: 8 weeks

    3. Classes start on the 4th of June.

    4. Level of English: from B1 (low intermediate)

    5. Education level: completed secondary school / bachelor's degree.

    DOBA Business School offers to all comers English courses with included events and entertainment program. To participate, you must have a certain level of language (not lower than the average, B1). The duration of the program is 8 weeks, the school takes care of all the issues related to accommodation, meals and leisure. Classes are held in groups with a small number of people (from 7 to 12), the classes are comfortable and cozy atmosphere, where everyone gets maximum attention. Active work is carried out on the main sections of linguistics:

  • Grammar, vocabulary and spelling
  • Speaking
  • Written speech
  • Reading
  • Listening.
  • Great attention is paid to the development of the ability to correctly and accurately express their thoughts in written and oral form, which is facilitated by the full immersion program - the language is used not only in classes, but also in everyday communication, during the event and excursions. Students learn a lot of interesting things about the culture and customs of the country, they make new friends from all over the world. Highly qualified specialists with extensive experience work with students, the most innovative methods and approaches to teaching and teaching are applied. For 8 weeks students achieve significant progress in linguistics and spend a happy vacation.

    Tuition fees for the programs "Summer English courses + events": from 2630 € / 8 weeks (including training course, accommodation, meals and a program of leisure and excursions).

    Accommodation and food

    Students for the period of study are accommodated in special student hostels, which are administered by the partners of the educational institution. All companies that manage dormitories have an impeccable reputation and high quality of service. Employees provide assistance to students at all stages - from applying for accommodation to settling in the room. The main residences include:

    • Mini Student Dorm
    • S hotel
    • Student dormitory UM
    • Private dormitory Tomi.

    All residences are characterized by a high level of comfort and have everything you need:

    • Different options: individual accommodation or 2-3-4 people in a room
    • Shared or private bathrooms
    • Fully equipped rooms (furniture, appliances, work areas)
    • Common living rooms and kitchens
    • Common spaces for recreation and games
    • Laundry
    • Utility services
    • High-speed Internet and TV.

    All students are provided with a full balanced food, on campus and near it there is a large number of cafes, bars and restaurants. In addition, Slovenia has a special program to subsidize student meals, registering in which students receive a certain amount of meals a month at a very low price.

    Cost of accommodation and meals:

    • Accommodation: from 100 € to 640 € / month
    • Meals: check with our specialists.

    Events DOBA Business School

    During the training, students have all the opportunities to lead an active lifestyle, engage in various sports and creativity. Extra-curricular activity makes it possible to rest and gain strength. The city and its surroundings offer rich opportunities for excursions and trips, hiking, sightseeing. Available sports:

    • Football
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Snowboard
    • Swimming
    • Run
    • Strength Trainers
    • Fitness
    • Yoga.

    Extracurricular activities and excursions:

    • Holidays and festivals
    • Travel to different regions and cities of the country
    • Natural parks and reserves
    • Visiting museums, theaters, castles
    • Gothic Cathedral of John the Baptist (XII century)
    • City hall
    • Maribor Castle of the XV century
    • Conferences, master classes.


    • Prestigious and famous business school
    • Accreditation of specialized organizations and authorities
    • Qualitative training programs in a convenient mixed format
    • International composition of students (more than 40 countries)
    • Innovative methods in teaching and learning
    • Individualized support program
    • Highly qualified teachers and specialists
    • Equipped with the best standards.

    Equipment DOBA Business School

    Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia, which is located in the north-eastern part of the country, surrounded by landscapes of stunning beauty. The city is a true monument of architecture, history and traditions of the country, it serves as an attractive place for tourists and travelers from all over the world, besides this is the second largest airport in the country. The campus is located in the heart of the city and includes everything you need for a comfortable study:

    • Spacious and bright lecture audiences
    • Best multimedia equipment and computers
    • Conference halls
    • Audiences for independent work and leisure
    • Library
    • Computer Center
    • Athletic facilities
    • A cafe.

    Term dates and fees

    The academic year of the Bachelor's and Master's programs is conducted in a mixed format: internally and online. The year is divided into two semesters.

    Cost of education:

    • Undergraduate: from 6000 € / year.
    • Master: from 7850 € / year
    • Courses of language training: from 580 € / 2 weeks
    • Summer English courses + events: from 2630 € / 8 weeks.

    Additional charges:

    • Registration fee
    • Deposit confirming the place on the course
    • Examination Boards
    • Deposit for tuition
    • Air tickets in both directions
    • Transfer in both directions
    • Compulsory medical insurance
    • Personal pocket expenses
    • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
    • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

    Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

    For undergraduate:

    1. Age: from 17 years old

    2. Diploma of completion of school

    3. Knowledge of English: from IELTS 6.0

    4. High level of knowledge and skills.

    For magistracy:

    1. Age: from 20 years old

    2. Bachelor's degree in relevant fields of science

    3. Knowledge of English: from IELTS 6.0

    4. High level of knowledge, skills and competences

    5. Resume (with an autobiography).


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