Inclusion of Social Economy Topics into the Higher Education Business Study Programmes in Slovenia

  • Sen. Lect. Dr. Karolina Babič DOBA Business School, Prešernova ulica 1, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
Keywords: social economy, cooperatives, higher education, social economy training, social entrepreneurship


The author is addressing the problem of systematic inclusion of the topics of social economy into the accredited higher education study programmes in Slovenia. To support the actuality of the research problem, education in social economy is shown as public policies priority on national and European level. The paper aims to answers the question of existence of social economy courses in the study programmes on business (and business-related management) and the question about correspondence of the content of these courses to the needs for competences of actors in the sector of social economy. The paper also presents different types of inclusion of the topics of social economy into the systems of higher education in Europe with the purpose to show possible directions for further development of social economy education in higher education system in Slovenia. The results of the research aim to have didactical, developmental and advocacy value and applicability.


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How to Cite
Babič, K. (2021) “Inclusion of Social Economy Topics into the Higher Education Business Study Programmes in Slovenia”, Mednarodno inovativno poslovanje = Journal of Innovative Business and Management, 13(1), pp. 1-11. doi: 10.32015/JIBM/2021.13.1.1-11.
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