Central and East European Studies Program

1 Jun

Don’t miss a great opportunity for free movers to experience Prague and Czech Republic through Central and East European Studies Program. Applications can be submitted until June 25th, 2010.

In the last few years we have experienced a tremendous change in the international business environment due to two important trends: globalization and the transition to a technology-driven economy. Working in this environment has created an enormous challenge for managers: a challenge that calls for new approaches to management, both in the content of management education and in learning styles of students. The program’s objective is to offer foreign students something they cannot receive from their home universities: the opportunity to reside in and experience dynamic, exciting conditions in Central Europe.

The Central and East European Studies Program (CESP) was founded in 1992 as an optional one or two semester program held in English for students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The program focuses on issues in Central and East European economies, societies and cultures. The program encompasses the past, present and future developments of privatization, restructuring national economies, newly created political structures and other international areas of study. Subject areas include languages, management, law, history, culture, politics, trade practices and transformational economies, mainly the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. Courses on the states of the former Soviet Union are also offered and the program is further enriched with field study tours to the most successful traditional Czech production factories and cultural activities.

The Central and East European Studies Program is a self-financed extension program founded at the University of Economics, Prague (VŠE). All courses have been fully accredited following rigorous scrutiny and review by the VŠE Academic Accreditation Committee.

The basic spectrum of offered courses is:

  • Environmental Economics and Management
  • European Integration
  • Global Business and International Trade
  • International Finance
  • International Marketing Communications
  • International Relations
  • Marketing in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Philosophy in Central Europe
  • Theory and Practice of Economic Transition
  • The Media Market in Central Europe
  • Cultural History of the Czech Lands
  • Elementary Czech

All courses offered at CESP are worth 7 ECTS credits. Full-year students have the opportunity to choose from courses they have not taken during their first semester.

Classes are held at the VŠE campus and are instructed in English by accredited professional teachers and Czech business people working at the University itself or at other prominent institutions. The professors are closely tied to the practical aspects of their subject areas and therefore bring first-hand knowledge to the classroom. The program will provide a certificate of accomplishment and an official transcript accredited by VŠE.