March 16, 2016

Master programmes

Charles University in Prague; Faculty of Social Sciences

1.   International Economic and Political Studies

A graduate of the International Economic and Political Studies (IEPS) should be able to reflect, using his/her acquired knowledge of the theoretical foundations, on the dynamics of changes of political-economic relations ongoing in international environment, brought by the current economical, political and social development open to the world. The theoretical basis should allow for an independent analytical research of economic and political issues in the international environment, including their critical analysis, for the purpose of the public or the private sectors. Graduates will be prepared to work in the banking and financial businesses, state administration, political parties, international institutions or in the private sector (for instance as consultants in multinational corporations). Theoretically oriented students can work as researchers or university instructors.

2.   Master in Area Studies

Master in Area Studies (MAS) interdisciplinary programme offers expert knowledge and analytical-synthetic skills focused on modern history and current developments of Europe, Eurasia, and North America. The programme provides the students with tools for social science analysis and allows them to build their own thematic and territorial profile according to their individual needs and future career plans. Graduates of the Master in Area Studies programme will be endowed with internationally recognizable multi-disciplinary training in the study of international affairs. The programme graduates will become highly-skilled employees in the civil service and diplomacy, NGOs and international institutions as well as in private companies and mass-media. They will be well prepared for a variety of academic pursuits and will possess a wide range of knowledge and skills required in various social science fields.

3.   Economics and Finance

Masters graduates are qualified to undertake advanced-level quantitative analysis and modelling in economics and finance. The courses in the program are constructed in line with the graduate programs in Economics and Finance in the top universities in the EU, including a significant part of econometrics. Masters graduates are familiar with the advanced economics knowledge and quantitative skills, as well as detailed knowledge about particular topics in financial markets, banking, corporate finance, international trade and finance, public economics and economic policy-making. The graduates are typically financial analysts, economists in corporations, consultants, economists in central banks and international organizations, or pursue doctoral degrees in economics or finance

4.   International Relations

Graduates may find positions in a widely defined international sphere, in particular in the diplomatic service, in international organizations, in the foreign relations of public and private institutions, in the media covering international politics, as well as in university research and education.

5.   International Security Studies

The graduate of the International Security Studies Programme will acquire proficiency in recent security threats and risks, a competence of analyzing and solving political and social problems connected with them, and will get trained in information processing, analyzing and conceptualizing. During the studies the student will get acquainted with the strategic concepts and the development of strategic thought. S/he will get familiar with the historical background of recent international setting and the security dimensions of the globalized international system, particularly in the European and Transatlantic arenas. After graduation, s/he will be ready to take positions both in international institutions, administration and foreign services, NGOs, media, education, academia, or proceed with postgraduate studies.

Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague 

1.   Business Administration

The study programme is open for students having BSc degrees in Business Administration or Economics. The most important consideration for applicants is an interest in continued study and intensive research in some area of business with the minimum of prerequisites for admission to the programme. The programme gives the students the capability of evaluating the complexity of the business area by providing them with analytical tools for key decision-making processes. The further aim of the programme is to foster future leaders and professionals in business area at the international scale. Graduates are well equipped for national and international positions in the civil service, banking, research institutes, and private development institutions. They also have career prospects as managers in business. LLP ERASMUS exchange students at MSc level can enrol for one or two semesters of studies.
The study programme is taught entirely in English. Faculty of Economics of CULS Prague cooperates with leading European universities, such as University College Cork, Wageningen University, Newcastle University, Humboldt University in Berlin, the University of Plymouth, the University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur, ISCTE Business School, the University of Guelph, the University of Missouri, Chonnam National University and others. Foreign lecturers from partner universities are involved in organizing and teaching in this programme.

2.   Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering

Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering (NARMEE) as a joint degree (JD) program follows the double degree program Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) which has been successfully taught in cooperation with BOKU Vienna. Program is drawn up to enable students to get best level of knowledge and skills by taking specific subjects at CULS or BOKU and combining them. Students can freely choose optional and fully optional subjects from the offer of both universities.

For students and their future engagement there are important practical subjects focused on the protection and remediation of soils, waste water treatment, GIS, or management of protected areas. Program includes practicals, excursions and semester projects.

Diploma thesis (DT) has to be completed under supervision of the supervisor of home university and co-supervisor from the partner university. Defence of the DT takes place at the home university in front of the commission composed of teachers from both universities.
LLP ERASMUS exchange students at MSc level can enrol for one or two semesters of studies, however are not eligible for the JD study option, taught at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (they cannot choose subjects and courses taught in Vienna; these subjects have fully numeric codes, while the subjects taught on CULS have codes starting with three letters).

University of Economics, Prague 

1.   Finance and Accounting

The aim of the master degree in Finance and Accounting is to provide students with sufficient knowledge and skills, allowing them to identify, analyse and solve a variety of problems in finance and accounting sphere, which they might encounter during their future careers. The programme is a merge of two separate disciplines – finance and accounting. Concurrent focus on finance and accounting increases the graduates’ chances on the labour market as their wider range offers them more job possibilities as well as their greater flexibility.

2.   Information Systems Management

The main aim of the Information Systems Management (ISM) Master Programme is to prepare specialists that are capable to develop and manage information technology either in business companies or the public sector. Thanks to its interdisciplinary approach, ISM programme provides its students with a combination of IT-related knowledge and management skills. Combination of IT, management and economic knowledge and skills enables graduates to overcome the traditional gap between IT specialists and business users and thus to make easier communication between each other. This can be a big advantage in finding a job after graduation.

ISM graduates will have gained knowledge especially but not only in the fields of information management, enterprise informatics management, project management, business process optimization, information systems audit, data mining and retrieval. The current global labor market requires and highly appreciates not only specialists in the field of information systems and technology, but in the same time they should be knowledgeable in other economic disciplines. This kind of knowledge is achieved mainly through the minor specialization (e.g. International Business Strategies).