Central and East European Studies Program and Summer University
The Central and East European Studies Program (CESP) is a free mover program for students at the graduate and undergraduate levels offered at the University of Economics, Prague (VŠE). CESP was founded in 1992 as an optional one or two semester program held in English. The program focuses on issues in Central and East European economies, societies and cultures.
Remarkable changes in Central and Eastern Europe have generated considerable interest in the economies and cultures of these nations. Many young people feel that it might be exciting and useful to understand these processes and know basic facts about new economic doctrines. Last but not least, there are many opportunities to have some personal experience with the life and social atmosphere of this area.
The program’s objective is to offer foreign students something they cannot receive from their home universities: the opportunity to reside in and experience the dynamic, exciting conditions in Central Europe. The program is further enriched with field study tours to the most successful traditional Czech production factories and cultural activities. The classes are taught by accredited professional teachers and Czech business people working at the university itself or at other prominent institutions. All courses have been fully accredited only after scrutiny and review by the Academic Accreditation Committee of VŠE. The program will provide a certificate of accomplishment and an official transcript accredited by VŠE.
The basic spectrum of offered courses is: Marketing in Central and Eastern Europe, European Integration, Cultural History of the Czech Lands, Global Business and International Trade, International Relations, International Finance, International Marketing Communications, Entrepreneurship, and Elementary Czech.
Considering the admission requirements and procedure, the program accepts both graduate and undergraduate students. The student must have at least a 2.5 grade point average on a scale of 4.0 or equivalent good standing at the home university. Admission is based on the student’s university transcript, application, resume (CV), and English language knowledge. It is required that a student applying for admission must have at least one year (2 semesters) finished at the university. The application deadline for the fall semester 2016 is June 25, 2016 and the deadline for the spring semester 2017 is December 1, 2016.
Moreover, the University of Economics, Prague offers to the international students the possibility of accommodation at the university’s dormitory, which is situated close to the university’s campus (a short 15 minute trip by tram).
Within the CESP framework, a Summer University takes place too. It offers intensive versions of basic CESP courses. The courses taught in English include business practicalities, business communication and culture. The term consists of four courses offered and students can choose to study one to three of them.
Summer University 2016 offers the following courses:
- International Marketing Communications with an Emphasis on Central Europe
- European Cultural History and Its Impact on Central Europe
- International Business in the Global Environment
The deadline for the Summer University 2016 is May 20, 2016.
For more details and application, please, visit CESP homepage.