Opcije pristupačnosti Pristupačnost

Duration: 4 semesters

Professional title awarded with the qualification: specialist of public administration (spec.admin.publ.)

The aim of this study program is to qualitatively improve public administration experts and public sector professionals in general by introducing new additional knowledge and skills through specialization. The foundation of modern public administration is a well-educated and competent personnel. It is therefore necessary to approach education of those whose degree of education, but also competences that arise from it will meet the needs and public administration tasks in Croatia.

With the completion of the specialist graduate study program Administrative Law, undergraduate students acquire basic theoretical, methodological and applicative knowledge in the field of law, branch of administrative law as well as in the field of economics, information technology, communication sciences, ethics and foreign languages. Participants also adopt tools and methods that enable them to permanently seek out new knowledge and train skills after the completion of the specialist graduate professional study. Students will be encouraged to take responsibility throughout the study, especially for the obligations to carry out the tasks undertaken during the independent work in solving teaching tasks. Students will also build competences of independent management, performing entrusted tasks and critical review of their work.


Expected learning outcomes

  1. to link the underlying concepts of different branches of law and generalize issues of work in public administration
  2. to identify contemporary administrative doctrines and their impact on the convergence of administrative systems in the world.
  3. to distinguish public policies in Croatia and compare them with public policies in other countries
  4. to analyze the status of state administration in political-administrative system and public administration system in Croatia, as well as the relationship between public authorities and public services.
  5. to select methods and instruments of public management that are suitable for use in certain parts of public administration and public sector in Croatia
  6. to differentiate categories of staff employed in Croatian state administration and their different roles
  7. to evaluate effectiveness of various government supervision on public administration mechanisms
  8. to analyze the process of organizing a complete e-administration service
  9. to sketch and interpret various forms and methods on which citizens and administration relationships are based
  10. to assess impact of various social, political and economic circumstances on organization, operation and financing of local public services.
  11. to propose measures to strengthen capacity of territorial self-government units and other relevant actors to participate in decentralization process
  12. to apply provisions of applicable regulations on preventing corruption and conflicts of interest, violations of official duty and unethical behaviour of officials and public servants
  13. to identify principles of applying European administrative law in EU Member States and to apply knowledge of judicial protection of rights deriving from Union law, and compare advantages and disadvantages of Croatian administrative law with EU administrative law;
  14. to apply acquired basic knowledge of administrative act on the activities of state administration bodies, propose enactment of administrative acts, and compare institutes of general administrative procedure with institutes of special administrative and other procedures
  15. to propose and design establishment of some non-profit organizations and to valorise the way in which state and public administration work in the context of protecting fundamental rights at general level and those relating to non-profit sector.
  16. to analyze legal provisions governing special administrative procedures as well as judicial supervision over individual and general acts,
  17. to assess existing system of state administration and public services in Croatia and foresee future development of national administrative system at different levels.