Two master´s degree programs at the Faculty of Business Administration successful in the Financial Times Ranking 2013.
The Financial Times has published its annual “Masters in management 2013“ ranking. The CEMS master´s program ranked as seventh while the branch of Economy and management placed in 66th position. In a 3 year average ranking, The CEMS master´s holds 4th position.
The CEMS master´s program is a joint project of 28 prestigious universities; VŠE has been a member for the past 15 years. The specific characteristics of the Master in International Management program are represented by a close linkage to the business sector based on cooperation with 70 corporate partners such as Škoda Auto, Plzeňský Prazdroj, L´Oréal, Procter&Gamble or Société Générale, and its international scale. All students are obliged to study one semester at a partner university with at least a 10-week internship abroad. CEMS is headquartered in Paris with a highly developed management system. The university presidents are strategic management members (Prof. Hindls deputies for VŠE), and vice-presidents are in the executive board (Prof. Machková). The academic directors are responsible for the educational content and its quality (Assoc. Prof. Hnilica). At VŠE, this study program is implemented by the Faculty of Business Administration within the International Management branch (CEMS – The Global Alliance in Management Education) Applicants have to successfully pass a demanding, three-level selection procedure with knowledge of English and another foreign language.
The Economy and Management study branch ranked in 66th position, ahead of traditional VŠE competitors in Central Europe – Corvinus University in Hungary and Warsaw School of Economics in Poland. More than 70 top branches are ranked. Universities from 24 countries were ranked for 2013. The University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) ranked as the first, ECSP Europe (France) places as the second and WHU Beisheim (Germany) places as the third. Study branches in Central and Eastern Europe are covered by two universities from Poland, one university from Hungary, one from the Russian Federation and VŠE. Only three non-European branches were placed in the ranking: Australia (1x), People´s Republic of China (1x) and India (2x). The most successful master´s study branches are traditionally from France (17x) and United Kingdom (12x).