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Faculty of Economics

Faculty Officials

Dean: Doc. Ing. Jiří Schwarz, CSc.
Vice Deans for: Academic Affairs: Doc. Ing. Daniel Šťastný, Ph.D.
Science and Ph.D. studies: Doc. PhDr. František Stellner, Ph.D.
PR and External Relations: Doc. Ing. Zdeněk Chytil, CSc.
Faculty Administrator: Mgr. Lucie Wágnerová

Faculty of Economics, established after 1989, resumed its activity from the period following World War I. In this period the Faculty focused on economic theories and was also connected with many famous Czech economists. Having to accommodate itself to the new social and economic environment, many modern braches were gradually added to the study programmes. These were, amongst others, Regional Policy, Public Amdinistration, Economic Analysis, Economics and Law, and so forth. Besides major study programmes, the Faculty also provides a large number of minor specializations, thus enabling students increase their knowledge and prepare them for their professional careers in the future.
The Faculty offers ten minor specializations, including new courses concerning regional development and European economic integration. At present the Faculty has more than 2,500 students and 100 professors.
On top of to its pedagogical activities, the Faculty plays a substantial role in national as well as international scientific research and has an important position as an advisory body for government authorities and state administration. Research performed by Faculty has resulted in a number of publications, namely monographs on Czech economic theory and economic policy. Being judged by the number of resident experts and the importance of its scientific and research activities, the Faculty has an important position in the Czech economic system, national economic research, and the development of social science enquiry. The Faculty also attaches great importance to a number of international exchanges in which it takes part.
Within the European Union the Faculty has recently coordinated scientific and research projects in the field of economic and regional policy. It is now conducting several studies in the sphere of structural funds and regional policy of the European Union.

Faculty Departments

Economics Doc. Ing. Jiří Schwarz, CSc.
Economic History Doc. PhDr. František Stellner, Ph.D.
Economic and Social Policy Ing. Miroslav Ševčík, CSc.
Environmental Economics Doc. Ing. Petr Šauer, CSc.
Institutional Economics Ing. David Lipka, Ph.D.
Philosophy Doc. PhDr. Ján Pavlík
Law Doc. JUDr. Pavel Mates, CSc.
Regional Studies Prof. RNDr. René Wokoun, CSc.

Study Programmes, Degree Branches of Study, Major and Minor Specializations

Bachelor's Study Branches

  • Applied Environmental Economics, Management and Politics
  • Economics
  • National Economics
  • Public Administration and Regional Development

Follow-up Master's Study Branches (Major Specializations):

  • Economics and Economic Analysis
  • Economic Policy
  • Environmental Economics and Management
  • Public Administration and Regional Development

Five-year Master's Study branches:

  • National Economics
  • Public Administration and Regional Development

Brief Characteristics of Bachelor Study Programmes

This study programme enables students to comprehend functioning of the market mechanism in the context of international economic and economic-policy relations. The most substantial aim of the programme is to educate students so they can easily cope with changing business conditions in the new, largely globalized world and a knowledge-based environment. Graduates from Economics are generally able to find their occupation in both analytical and managerial positions of international or multinational companies. Also, they should be well prepared to continue their studies, preferably by choosing Economics and Economic Analysis master's study branch.

National Economy (within the Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree Study Programmes and the Master's Degree Major Specialization Economic Policy).
The study of National Economies prepares students for careers in almost all spheres of the national economy. Graduates have taken on a wide range of careers in economic and research sections of banks, financial institutions, large public and private companies, state and regional administration, and central and regional authorities. Study programmes can be modified in the framework of optional courses for careers in public administration, namely in municipal and local administrations, employment offices, social security, as well as authorities and institutions for environmental protection.

Public Administration and Regional Development (within the Master's Degree and Bachelor's Degree Study Programmes and Master's Degree Major Specialization)
The objective of this study programme is to provide complex knowledge of regional and administration issues that are necessary for decision making in the areas of regional and municipal policy, regional development and public administration in the Czech Republic, as well as institutions of the European Union. Upon completion of their studies graduates will have acquired knowledge of regional issues, public administration, economics and other social sciences which will allow them to perform managerial as well as specialized activities in several areas. This includes regional and municipal development, public administration, and expert and advisory activities in research institutions. They may find careers in local, municipal and central authorities of state administration, as well as various institutions of the European Union.

Minor Specializations:

  • Contemporary Economic History
  • Economics and Law
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Environmental Economics
  • Economic Theory
  • Economic Journalism
  • Economic and Social Policy
  • Regional and Urban Development
  • Regional Development and European Integration
  • Social Policy

Doctoral Study Branches:

  • Economic Policy
  • Regional Studies - Public Administration
  • General Economic Theory and History of Economic Theories