Master in Quantitative Economic Analysis
QEA is a two-year English-taught master’s degree program newly available at the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics (FIS) of VŠE. It is meant for those who see their professional future in statistical data analysis, economic modelling and forecasting or operational research, either in private companies or public bodies.
QEA Curriculum & Structure
QEA is designed as a two-year full-time program starting in September.
To successfully complete the whole curriculum (120 ECTS credits), it is necessary to take eleven compulsory courses (totaling 60 ECTS), several optional courses (so they sum a minimum of 15 ECTS), a minor specialization (several courses totaling 30 ECTS), two final state exams (9 ECTS) and prepare a master’s thesis (6 ECTS).
The key areas of study are statistics, econometrics, decision analysis and operational research. Within the minor specialization, students will get a deeper knowledge of insurance mathematics.
To make the curriculum even more international, there is an optional study abroad component: the third QEA semester can be completed at a university abroad, usually within the VŠE exchange program.
Life at VŠE
QEA students will become a part of the FIS community comprised of students and academic staff members not only dedicated to their fields of study and research, but also participating in international activities and involved in projects carried out in cooperation with businesses.
On the VŠE campus, QEA students will meet colleagues of other faculties and disciplines, both local and international, will be welcome to attend a variety of events (academic, cultural, social, and career-oriented) and encouraged to join student societies.
As in the case with most of the international programs at VŠE, the QEA tuition fee is 1 800 EUR/semester.
According to VŠE regulations, university/faculty scholarships can be awarded especially to students achieving outstanding study results and to students being officially sent for a semester abroad. For general information about the scholarships available to international students coming to the Czech Republic, it is advisable to refer to studyin.cz.
Accommodation and dining services at prices considerably lower than market prices are available to all VŠE students.
Applications for 2015/2016
Those interested in starting QEA in September 2015 need to submit their application by 30 April 2015, which is the general VŠE deadline for 2015/2016 admissions.
Applicants have to be ready to complete an online application, pay a fee of 50 EUR and send a set of documents, including e.g. a transcript of records, proof of English language knowledge and a letter of recommendation.
The next stage of the admission process will be a long-distance exam: applicants will be asked to comment on statistical data and interpret the output from statistical software; e-mail will be used as the means of communication. The exam dates are scheduled for 15-17 May 2015.
Learn more about QEA
To get more information about the QEA master’s degree program, please visit qea.vse.cz.
If you are based in Prague or planning to visit our city, we will be pleased to meet you at VŠE’s Open House day, focused on international degree programs, to be held on Wednesday, 25 March 2015.