Summer Schools at VŠE

18 May

This summer, International Office of the University of Economics, Prague, organizes two summer schools. Another summer school is organized within the CESP programme and three summer schools for international students led by the Faculty of International Relations also take place this summer at VŠE.

The first one is a four-week program (mid-May to mid- June) for 40 bachelor degree students from Arizona State University. The program has been organized for twelve years now and its main focus is International Business. Program includes lectures by VŠE lecturers from the Faculty of International Relations, and several field trips (Škoda Auto, a.s., Crystal Bohemia glass factory, AVAST Software s.r.o., etc.)

Second summer school (organized for the ninth time) is a four-week program (June 3rd – July 7th) for McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. This year the program will be divided into two groups – one group is focused on accounting and second group has an organisational behaviour as its major. Both are taught by VŠE lecturers together with American professors accompanying their 30 and 40 students. In addition to the classes, field trips and lectures by business specialists are included.

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 2017 offers the following courses:

  • Entrepreneurship,
  • 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 Faculty of International relations organizes three summer schools for international students.

A four-week summer school taught in Spanish is organized by the Department of Romance Languages. It is called “Relacoines Comerciales entre América Latina y la Unión Europea” and in June two groups of students from mexico will také part in it. Two courses are taught within this summer school: Trade relations between Latin America and the European Union and International Trade and International Policy.

The second summer school entitled “Development along the New Silk Road: China and the CEE” is organized by the Center for Asian Studies at the Faculty of International Relations. From 8th to 24th July, students from partner universities – primarily from the People’s Republic of China and South Korea – will by provided with a series of lectures and workshops led by professors from the Faculty of International Relations, as well as experts with background from different disciplines. Their aim is to present real opportunities which arise from the gradual implementation of the New Silk Road Initiative projects and their potential for cooperation between China and the Central and Eastern Europe countries, while stressing the historical development and broader context of mutual relations.

Last but not least summer school organized by the Department of Retailing and Commercial Communications takes place at VŠE.