University of Economics, Prague (VSE) - Faculty of Informatics and Statistics (FIS)

Introduction

Faculty of Informatics and Statistics in its current form was established during the reorganization of the University of Economics [as one of its five faculties] in 1991. It merges departments and fields of study dealing with information systems with the use of computers and statistical, econometric and other mathematical methods applied in all areas of the business life, as well as philosophy problematic.

Those are modern disciplines, both in our country and abroad growing rapidly. Their teaching at the University has traditionally had high qualities. When we read in daily press the articles of the economists who have graduated and successfully applied in developed western countries, we can notice that they recall statistics and econo-mathematical methods as the subjects, where they received education at high level even in pre-November period of the Czech Republic. There is also high expert potential in the area of computer science, which in combination with good technological base can provide studies of excellent level.

Teaching econometrics and other economic-mathematical methods and informatics disciplines was gradually developing at the University from late 50’s. Statistics have followed the older tradition of statistical studies of insurance at the University of special sciences, which had an excellent level (beginnings already in 1904), and lectures on this subject at the pre-war Business university.

Nine departments of our faculty are involved in making and sharpening the profile of the student both in bachelor and master studies and also provide teaching subjects of a common basis and elective courses in other fields of study Economics. Faculty also organizes doctoral fields of Computer Science, Statistics, Econometrics and Operations Research. Also participates in the activities of the Institute of lifelong education and retraining of Economics.

Research activities of the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics in theoretical, but also applied research are focused on the problems of optimal decision-making and macroeconomic regulation, the econometric and statistical modeling and forecasting, and management issues of information systems and information technology development. Research activities of departments are mainly focused on grants printed by various grant agencies. Many departments are involved in other projects and solutions for the needs of practice. The results of these tasks are research studies, design documents or specialized software.

Departments

  • Department of Demography
  • Department of Econometrics
  • Department of Economic Statistics
  • Department of Information and Knowledge Ingeneering
  • Department of Information Technologies
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Statistics and Probability
  • Department of Systems Analysis
  • Centre of Professional Education
  • Graphical and Multimedia Laboratory*

*Czech only

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Czech

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Programs

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Master

Masters of Information Systems Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Czech Republic Prague

The ISM Master Programme is designed to train specialists in the development and management of information systems, existing either in business companies or the public sector, able to flexibly respond to the needs and challenges of the continuously changing IS/ICT and business environments. [+]

The ISM Master Programme is designed to train specialists in the development and management of information systems, existing either in business companies or the public sector, able to flexibly respond to the needs and challenges of the continuously changing IS/ICT and business environments. Thanks to its interdisciplinary approach, ISM programme provides its students with a combination of IT-related knowledge and management skills. 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 and will be ready to work in multinational teams and companies. Typically ISM graduates will be prepared to successfully perform in positions such as IT manager, project manager, IS auditor, knowledge engineer, business analyst or consultant. Total workload (credits) 120 ECTS (ca 30 ECTS / semester; 1 ECTS = ca 26 hours of students’ activity: attending classes, studying at home, preparing assignments, etc.) Class format Traditionally, there are two types of classes at Czech universities: lectures (přednášky in Czech, abbreviated as p) and seminars (cvičení in Czech, abbreviated as c or cv). The main purpose of the lectures is to provide students with important theoretical background in the respective discipline. The seminars are usually more interactive, practically oriented, meant to discuss problems and apply the theoretical principles explained within the lectures to specific cases or use them to solve typical problems. Degree/Academic Title ISM Master Programme is accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (MEYS) as a second-cycle higher education qualification. According to the Czech legislation (Higher Education Act), graduates of the programme will be awarded the academic degree inženýr (engineer), which is the academic title awarded to graduates of master’s programmes in specific fields including economics, technical sciences and technologies. The degree’s abbreviation Ing. is to be used before the name of the graduate (e.g. Ing. Jan NOVAK). Graduates will be awarded an official diploma/degree certificate complemented by a diploma supplement corresponding to the model developed by the European Commission, Council of Europe and UNESCO. The diploma will state that the degree inženýr (Ing., engineer) has been earned in the study programme Applied Informatics (code N 18 02), specifically in the field of study Information Systems Management (code 1802T038). In terms of further university studies, holders of the degree are entitled to apply for admission to Ph.D. programmes. [-]

Masters of Quantitative Economic Analysis

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Czech Republic Prague

The objective of the QEA study programme is to prepare highly educated, quantitatively oriented professionals. [+]

The objective of the QEA study programme is to prepare highly educated, quantitatively oriented professionals. QEA graduates will be able to use quantitative methods and tools in operational research, decision analysis, statistics and econometrics. They will have gained experience with using different software products and will be able to build comprehensive optimization and econometric models and provide deep statistical analysis. QEA graduates will be able to flexibly react to the needs of business practice and will be ready to work in multidisciplinary and multinational teams. QEA graduates will be qualified especially for positions in strategic, analytical and research departments of central government institutions, local or international consulting companies, large industrial firms, market research companies, banks and other financial institutions. Total workload (credits) 120 ECTS (ca 30 ECTS / semester; 1 ECTS = ca 26 hours of students’ activity: attending classes, studying at home, preparing assignments, etc.) Class format Traditionally, there are two types of classes at Czech universities: lectures (přednášky in Czech, abbreviated as p) and seminars (cvičení in Czech, abbreviated as c or cv). The main purpose of the lectures is to provide students with important theoretical background in the respective discipline. The seminars are usually more interactive, practically oriented, meant to discuss problems and apply the theoretical principles explained within the lectures to specific cases or use them to solve typical problems. Degree/Academic Title QEA Master Programme is accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (MEYS) as a second-cycle higher education qualification. According to the Czech legislation (Higher Education Act), graduates of the programme will be awarded the academic degree inženýr (engineer), which is the academic title awarded to graduates of master’s programmes in specific fields including economics, technical sciences and technologies. The degree’s abbreviation Ing. is to be used before the name of the graduate (e.g. Ing. Jan NOVAK). Graduates will be awarded an official diploma/degree certificate complemented by a diploma supplement corresponding to the model developed by the European Commission, Council of Europe and UNESCO. The diploma will state that the degree inženýr (Ing., engineer) has been earned in the study programme Quantitative Methods in Economics (code N 62 07), specifically in the field of study Quantitative Economic Analysis (code 6207T024). In terms of further university studies, holders of the degree are entitled to apply for admission to Ph.D. programmes. [-]