Recognition of examinations
In accordance with FKPV Regulations on the Testing and Assessment of Knowledge, students who were enrolled in other higher education programmes prior to their enrolment at the Faculty of Commercial and Business Sciences can request the recognition of their previously passed examinations. Examinations can be recognised in full or in part, depending on the compatibility of syllabuses, however, only for the study year in which the student is enrolling. Requests for the recognition of examinations must have the certificate of completed examinations enclosed, including the grade and date of the completion of examination, the subject syllabus, which must be confirmed by the relevant school, and a copy of the receipt of payment of the request fee. On the basis of the proposal of the relevant subject lecturer, the final decision regarding the recognition of an examination is made by the Committee for Study Affairs of the Undergraduate Study Programme.
Recognition of subject requirements for work practice is done by the work practice coordinator on the basis of the student’s request, while this proposal is confirmed by the Committee for Study Affairs of the Undergraduate Study Programme. The criterion for the recognition of the suitability of work experience is the similarity of the subject’s operational objectives and tasks and responsibilities carried out by the student during employment.
Exceptions for the recognition of examinations:
- examinations older than 10 years (5 years for IT subjects) are usually not recognised;
- the suitability of content is assessed by the relevant subject lecturer.
Recognition of work experience
Work practice is recognised in full for:
- graduates from suitable short-cycle higher education programmes (request for recognition is not required) and
- students who have a minimum of 2 years’ suitable work experience from regular or part-time employment; these students must submit a request for the recognition of work practice.
Work practice is recognised in part for students, who have at least 2 years of suitable work experience. In this case the students must complete the specified number of hours of work practice in a company, and prepare a written report on the work practice. Students must submit the request with enclosed supporting documents within the specified deadline.
Deadlines for submission of requests:
- Requests for the recognition of an examination: by 31 December of each academic year
- Requests for the recognition of work practice: by 30 June of each academic year.
Recognition of informally acquired knowledge and skills
The Faculty of Commercial and Business Sciences will recognise students’ knowledge and skills acquired prior to their enrolment in undergraduate study programmes, in full or in part, depending on whether they correspond in full or in part to the general and subject-specific competencies and undergraduate programme content.
The faculty can recognise knowledge and training acquired through formal, informal or non-formal learning. The basis for the recognition is a written request with enclosed formal certificates and a summary of the programme and/or other supporting documents which can be used in the assessment. The level of recognition of study requirements is approved by the Committee for Study Affairs for Undergraduate Studies, which also determines the corresponding credits and grades.
The following documents serve as the basis for recognition:
- certificate or other document about the acquired knowledge outside a higher education institution;
- assessment of products, services, publications or other works of the student if they conform to the content of the study programme option selected by the student; this decision is made by the relevant subject lecturer;
- certificate of previously assessed knowledge in specific subjects, or a passed examination, even though the student was not enrolled in a programme;
- published papers in scientific publications or at conferences if they conform to the study programme content selected by the student; this decision is made by the relevant subject lecturer;
- applicative research and consultancy project reports if they conform to the study programme option content selected by the student; this decision is made by the relevant subject lecturer;
- certificate from an organisation about students’ work experience in the professional field selected for their studies; the faculty will only recognise experience which clearly demonstrates that the candidates had to follow theoretical achievements and integrate them into their work; this decision is made by the subject lecturer;
On the basis of the above-specified documentation, including the opinion of the relevant subject lecturer, the Committee for Study Affairs for Undergraduate Studies decides on the full or partial recognition of study requirements for a specific subject, seminar or other requirements with due consideration of specific subjects.
The above-specified criteria apply only for knowledge acquired in Slovenia, not abroad.