Master in Official Statistics (MOS)

8 Mar

Come to study the Master programme in Official Statistics (MOS) and become a part of the European statistical community.

MOS is a two-year English-taught master’s degree programme available at the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics (FIS) of VŠE. It is meant for those who see their professional future at national and international statistical institutes and central banks, and at statistical, analytical and research departments of other central government institutions. MOS graduates are also able to work as analysts at consulting companies, firms, banks and other financial institutions.

MOS Curriculum

The main objective of MOS is to enhance the abilities of students to understand both national and European official data (quality, production process, dissemination) and to analyse them in national, European and international context using statistical, demographic and econometrical methods.

To successfully complete the whole curriculum (120 ECTS credits), it is necessary to take eleven compulsory courses (totalling 54 ECTS), several elective courses (for 21 ECTS), an internship in State Statistical Service and a Master thesis Project I during the second semester (30 ECTS credits), the final state exam and thesis defence (15 ECTS).

There is also an optional component of studying abroad: the third MOS semester can be completed at a university abroad, usually within the VŠE exchange programme.

Keynote teachers
Jan Fischer – former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, former President of the Czech Statistical Office
Jaroslav Sixta – Head of the Macroeconomic Statistics Section of the Czech Statistical Office

Applications for 2017/18

Students interested in starting MOS in September 2017 need to submit their application by 28 February or by 30 April 2017. 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, CV and a recommendation letter.

The next stage of the admission process is a long-distance exam consisting of writing an essay on a given topic and submitting it per e-mail.

Tuition fee

Corresponding to most international programmes at VŠE, the MOS tuition fee is 1 800 EUR/semester.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for applications: 28 February 2017 /30 April 2017
  • Admission exam: 10 – 12 March 2017/ 5 – 7 May 2017
  • VŠE Open House day: 22 March 2017

Contact persons:

  • Academic Director: Ing. Zuzana Dlouhá, Ph.D.
  • Programme Coordinator: Mgr. Veronika Brunerová

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We are looking forward to seeing you among MOS students.