International Success of the International Business Program of the VSE
The VSE Master´s Program International Business – Central European Business Realities has been ranked by the agency EDUNIVERSAL in 2011 as the first program in international management in the region of Eastern Europe.
EDUNIVERSAL, in its initiative “The best Masters and MBA worldwide” http://www.best-masters.com/index.html, evaluates the programs of Business Schools through the approach by sector and the market criteria. The methodology of evaluation is based on three principal criteria: the reputation of the program, the career prospects and the salary level of the first employment after graduation and the satisfaction feedback of the students. In the ranking, programs in 30 specializations are considered. The program’s reputation criterion is evaluated according to the opinion of the international Human Resources professionals in response to an Eduniversal´s survey, and also according to the number of « palmes » attributed by Eduniversal to the schools of the Official Selection (VSE has been consequently awarded by 5 palmes as the first in the region of Eastern Europe). The salary level and the career prospects of the newly-graduated students are evaluated based on the information supplied by the Business School and the salary is indexed to the average annual salary of the country concerned. The note of the student’s satisfaction feedback of the graduating batch is derived from a survey conducted with a representative sample of students (response rate of 10% required).
International Business – Central European Business Realities is a two-year (four semesters) full-time Master’s Program taught in English. It was established to address the specificities and characteristics of the Central European business environment within the framework of the increasing trends of globalization. It provides students with a comprehensive business education in the main fields of economics, management, finance, marketing and negotiations. It is a Double Degree program, that means that students are offered the possibility to fulfill part of their study obligations at any of the four partner universities (the University of Lyon Business & Management School, France, the University of Applied Science in Mainz, Germany, the Management Center Innsbruck, Austria, the International University Geneva, Switzerland). After a successful completion of the study at two universities, students obtain graduate degrees (a double degree) from both the Czech and the host universities.
In the 2010/2011 academic year, the program welcomed students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, USA and Vietnam.
The program has graduates from about 50 countries of the world, which have found their jobs mostly at international companies. In the 2011/2012 academic year, the program welcomed students from Austria, Albania, Belorussia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Macedonia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine. A deadline for applications for the academic year 2012/2013 is 30 April 2012. More details on http://ib.vse.cz.