Full-time Master’s Program International Business – Central European Business Realities: The application deadline is April 30, 2019
The University of Economics, Prague offers 10 Master degree programmes in English. We are introducing all of them on the website during February. The Open House Day of master’s programmes taught in English will be held in Rajská Building/Rajská budova (RB) on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
Master program International Business – Central European Business Realities program, offered by the Faculty of International Relations, has been the first master´s degree program taught in English at the University of Economics, Prague. The program has a long tradition and despite its exclusivity it has worldwide alumni network of about 400 contacts.
The high quality of the IB program and its IB diploma has been internationally attested through the EPAS accreditation of the European Foundation of Management Development and through the second position among all the business and management master´s program in the Central and Eastern Europe by the Eduniversal Business School rankings. Its recognized strong aspects are its highly diverse student body and worldwide alumni network.
The IB Program provides students with a comprehensive business education and ensures an in-depth knowledge as well as soft skills. It prepares professionals highly specialized in the fields of management and leadership. Graduates are equipped with strong management abilities, including an interdisciplinary approach to the management of complex processes in the European and namely Central European markets. They are able to bridge and apply the theoretical approaches in practical applications, to analyse regional European markets in connection with their national and historical connotations and in global framework, to develop sustainable business strategies tailored to European realities, to consider the financial aspects of their decisions and to successfully apply intercultural differences in various negotiations and human resources management.
A very unique aspect of the IB Program is its double degree program. Students are offered the possibility to spend their second academic year at one of eight double degree partner universities in Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Poland, Sweden or Switzerland. Students who complete all the requirements may graduate with degrees (a double degree) from both the Czech and host universities. IB students are also eligible to apply for one semester exchange program opportunities if they are interested, at all of the 250+ partner universities of the University of Economics, Prague. Regardless of where IB students choose to spend their second year of studies, all IB students including incoming double degree students benefit from being thoroughly integrated into a highly international study environment at the University of Economics, Prague.
To complete the program, students must pass a study load of 120 European Credits (ECTS). The IB Program offers courses within the sphere of international business, including economics, finance, marketing, business strategies, international trade, management and intercultural negotiations. In addition, students may choose from several electives according to their particular area of interest.
The program is suitable for students with motivation to work in the international, multicultural environment and with the ability to think both theoretically and analytically, to understand international processes in their complexity and to work effectively in teams.
With regard to the IB admission procedure, the program is designed for students from all over the world who have completed their bachelor’s education. Previous education in business is an advantage but is not obligatory. Excellent English is required and must be proven by an appropriate language certificate. Applicants complete an entrance exam in long-distance form. They are required to send an essay in English on a given economics issue and a letter of motivation. The tuition fee is 3 800 EUR per academic year.
The application deadline for the 2019/2020 academic year is April 30, 2019.
For more details on the IB program and contacts, please, visit ib.vse.cz.