Master of Economic and Regional Studies of Latin America

15 Apr

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Economics, Prague (VŠE) presents a full-time, two-year Master’s Program in Economic and Regional Studies of Latin America taught in English. The application deadline for the upcoming academic year is Tuesday, 30 April 2014.

The Program is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge that will enable them to understand the economic and social systems of Latin America and Europe. It provides students with the skills and knowledge to work in the professional and managerial functions needed to operate in the areas of economic cooperation between the EU, Czech Republic and Latin American countries, as well as the private and financial sectors. Graduates will be able to create strategies for public administration and will also obtain information concerning the Czech Republic’s experience in the field of economic transformation and restructuring, solving regional disparities and programs focused on human resource development, which could be applied in Latin America.

This program offers a great opportunity to obtain a double degree for selected students and acquire substantial international experience simultaneously. Students can finish their second year of study in one of several prestigious Latin American universities. For those not interested in the double degree, but interested in obtaining international exposure, there is the possibility of a study abroad semester in Latin America during the 3rd or 4th semester.

Latin American integration processes, economics, geography, social, cultural and environmental aspects will be a part of the study program, which has an international character. The Center is working with many distinguished Latin American and Caribbean Ambassadors to coordinate a special semester course which covers their respective countries, their potential, economic reality, etc. As part of the program, the CLAS Studies has also had the honor of welcoming visiting professors from prestigious universities and international organizations, such as Diego Sánchez Ancochea from the University of Oxford; Andrés Solimano, from the Center for Globalization and International Development (Chile); José de Arimatéia da Cruz, from the Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia (USA); Genaro Sánchez Barajas, from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); and Ignacio Ibánez Ferrándiz, from the Organization of American States in Washington, DC (USA).

The forms and more information about the Master’s Degree in Economic and Regional Studies of Latin America (including detail information on admissions) is available at