The Faculty of Organisation Studies in Novo Mesto (FOS; Slovene: Fakulteta za organizacijske študije v Novem mestu) is an independent (private) faculty in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. The Faculty of Organisation Studies in Novo Mesto holds ISO standards ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 27001.
The Faculty of Organisation Studies in Novo Mesto was established in 2008 as a public-private partnership project between the private institute IOM and the former University and Research Centre in Novo Mesto. When the latter was abolished in 2014, founding rights were transferred to the City Municipality of Novo Mesto.
In 2015, the institution was recognised by the Information Commissioner of the Republic of Slovenia for its efforts in the field of data protection.
The Faculty of Organisation Studies in Novo Mesto offers study programmes at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels in the field of quality management. Study programmes are accredited by the Slovenian national higher school accreditation agency (NAKVIS).
The bachelor’s study programme lasts for 6 semesters and provides 180 ECTS credits. It is expert-oriented with the combination of compulsory courses in the field of economics, management and business administration, elective courses in relevant supportive fields and compulsory practical work in the business environment.
The master’s study programme lasts for 4 semesters and provides 120 ECTS credits. It is oriented towards deepening the theoretical background of the conceptualisation of excellence and applying it in different fields (based on the selection of elective courses).
The doctoral study programme lasts for 6 semesters and provides 180 ECTS credits. It is research-based, with a compulsory subject of advanced methodology and an elective course (which provides also the proper field of the title) in the field closest to the candidate’s research interest.
Among other forms of cooperation with foreign institutions of higher education, the Faculty of Organisation Studies in Novo Mesto participates in the Erasmus+ programme of students and staff exchange