The purpose of the study program is education of the Military Academy cadets for the occupation of a professional officer in the branches and services of the Armed Forces of Serbia, as well as a master Manager in the defence system of the Republic of Serbia. The outcome of the learning process is the knowledge, skills and competencies that allow cadets the application of the acquired knowledge for solving problems that arise in professional military career and managerial duties in the defence system.
With the implementation of this study program, future officers of the Armed Forces of Serbia are trained to work in the positions at company – battery commander level within the branch or service of the Armed Forces of Serbia. In addition, the study program of master studies educates cadets to solve complex organizational and functional problems in the field of management in defence, both in peacetime, and in different crisis situations.
Plan of master studies Management in Defence includes compulsory and elective subjects. Compulsory subjects include those areas that are necessary for continuing education and broadening the knowledge which the modern profile of professional officer is based on, and these are the subjects in the field of defense sciences and management. A cadet is obliged to, except compulsory subjects, also select a number of elective subjects in the study program, to the extent that is necessary to provide the required number of ECTS.
At the beginning of the studies, a cadet opts for one of the seven elective areas – modules, namely: Infantry, Armour, Artillery, Engineers, River units, Artillery-rocket units for air defence and Air surveillance and reporting. The subjects of the elective areas – modules are defined based on job profiles and job requirements – duties of officers in certain branches or services of the Armed Forces of Serbia.
A cadet gains a degree of Master of Management if in due time fulfills all obligations prescribed by the study program, thereby achieving 60 ECTS. In addition to a Diploma, a cadet is also issued with a Diploma Supplement, which means the cadet’s competences for a professional officer in a particular branch and service of the Armed Forces of Serbia, as well as a Master of Management in the defence system.