Modern applied executive programme that is multidisciplinary designed and internationally comparable. Programme creates new knowledge in the fields of economics, business, informatics, management, sociology, education etc. Professors and students come from several continents.


Knowledge Management (PhD) programme offers

  • implementation tailored to employees in various fields of activity,
  • therefore, students can apply the acquired theoretical and methodological knowledge in their areas of daily work,
  • a distinctly international environment, as students as well as professors and mentors come from many countries from several continents (Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa),
  • individualized research work with the support of a mentor from the 1. day of study,
  • a cohort driven environment, means that students work closely together, motivate and help each other in their studies,
  • implementation and teaching in the e-environment.
  • More information in study programme leaflet.


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"I consider myself privileged to be trained by professors that showed me and provided me with the tools to achieve rigor and relevance in research."
Dugagjin Sokoli,
PhD graduate and Chief of Staff at Government of Kosovo - Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning

Programme overview

The curriculum is presented in an executive format, programme consists of an integrated sequence of seminars and a final research dissertation, allowing students to balance research endeavors with work and family life.

Type:Doctoral study programme
Academic title:doktorica znanosti / doktor znanosti
Study duration:3 years (180 ECTS – European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)
Accreditation:Programme is accredited by the Slovenian national authority (click for pdf)
Main field of study:Business and administration, ISCED 34, KLASIUS-P-16 0488
Level of qualification:EQF: 8, EHEQF: Third cycle
Mode of study:Part time
General enrolment conditions:Master’s degree or equivalent
Location:online study
Tuition fee:4000 EUR/per academic year
Study programme leaflet:Click here.
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Career path

Graduates of the Knowledge Management PhD programme are qualified to take on the highest management, expert and development roles in public and private sectors. Knowledge of the latest professional and scientific findings in knowledge management and knowledge creation equips them with a high degree of flexibility in their approach, decision-making and communication with all internal and external stakeholders.

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

Albert Einstein
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“In my work with the students, I always strive to share knowledge that is beneficial in both the workplace and everyday life.“
Associate Professor Dr Kristijan Breznik


Knowledge Management PhD programme is a research-focused continuation of the Master’s in Knowledge Management programme. It is a modern and internationally comparable programme, which encourages the creation of new knowledge in administration and business sciences in Slovenia and the region, with an emphasis on knowledge management and organisational learning as multidisciplinary areas that offer many research challenges at the level of individuals, groups, companies and the society. The programme offers opportunities to undertake research in economics, education, informatics, management, business studies, sociology, research methodology and other disciplines.

1st Year

Fundamentals of Doctoral Studies – Philosophy and Theory of Research
Knowledge Management – Concepts and Theories
Research Work 1 – Paper at an International Scientific Conference
Research Work 2 – Research Plan
Doctoral Seminar 1

2nd Year

Advanced Research Methods in Social Sciences
Theoretical Seminar
Research Work 3 – Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Doctoral Seminar 2

3rd Year

Doctoral Seminar 3
Research Work 4 – Scientific Article
Research Work 5 – Preparation and Defence of Doctoral Dissertation

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