Matej Bel University

Introduction

About the University

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Matej Bel University is a public university which achieved university status in 2010 and is a member of the European University Association. The university provides both high quality university and further education by encouraging creative scientific and artistic research. Knowledge is advanced whilst combining the requirements of both scientific developments and practical issues.

The university offers a classic range of university education opportunities at all three levels and forms of studies in the areas of education, social issues, economy, law, politics, humanities and natural sciences, in the fields of international relations, economic specializations and mathematics. In addition, it also provides Anglophonic and partially Francophonic studies. MBU develops joint study programmes and has contacts with major foreign universities, where the students have the opportunity to complete part of their studies. Therefore, MBU graduates are efficient in finding their place in the labour market not only at home but also abroad.

As well as educational, scientific and artistic activities, a significant part of creative MBU activities is represented by basic and applied research in cooperation with national and international institutions. The University is a centre of research excellence and scientific and development projects are funded by means of European Structural Funds. Furthermore, it implements lifelong learning in a variety of courses and forms of the MBU Children's University and the MBU University of the Third Age. Finally, it provides students with sufficient opportunities for a variety of social activities through a wide range of sport clubs, artistic ensembles and student organisations functioning at MBU.

Mission and Vision of MBU

THE MISSION OF MATEJ BEL UNIVERSITY IN BANSKÁ BYSTRICA

As a part of the European area of education and research, Matej Bel University makes an important contribution to providing high-quality university education as well as a wide spectrum of further education corresponding to the requirements of the society. Developing new knowledge through productive scientific and artistic research, the university contributes to the formation of intelligent, moral, authentic and socially responsible individuals and thus to the creation of a learning society.

THE VISION

Having expressly proved to be the leader in the field of education in the region of Central Slovakia, Matej Bel University is generally perceived as a strong national university of international importance. Its status has been achieved due to its high quality of education, successful placement of graduates on the labour market, excellent international co-operation in specific areas of research and co-operation with the practice as well as due to professional sport and artistic presentation in public.

Basic Principles of MBU Activities and Accepted Values

MBU protects its autonomy, moral and scientific independence from political and economic power and it respects academic freedoms.

  • MBU develops its academic excellence, quality and good reputation in all areas of activity and it has introduced feedback mechanisms at all levels of management and operation.
  • MBU compares the level and results of its activities with the leading universities and with quality standards recognized at European level and the needs of society. It promotes international cooperation and cooperation with practice as a source of change and development trends.
  • MBU enhances the growth of professionalism, the development of creativity and inventiveness, flexibility, critical and constructive dialogue and continuous evaluation of basic resources and processes of innovations.
  • MBU supports the uniqueness and attractiveness of study programs, courses and professional activities and it improves their content in close conjunction with the results of global and its own research.
  • MBU improves the processes of education in the spirit of technological progress and active learning principles and it requires didactic competence in the teaching process.
  • MBU considers scientific research as a starting point. The permanent accompanying process of education and its international character with putting teamwork and implementation into practice as the main prerequisite of its quality.
  • MBU considers itself to be obliged to spread new scientific knowledge, national culture and traditions as well as the values of European humanism, ethics and democracy.
  • MBU builds inner integrity based on the cooperation of stronger unique workplaces within the university as well as their interconnectedness, willingness of dialogue, respect, trust and shared responsibility for the results. All of this shall become a prerequisite for its effective functioning, success and university fellowship.
  • MBU considers continuous self-improvement, professional and personal growth, professional ethics and moral integrity, reasonable demands and interpersonal empathy, personal and social responsibility and institutional loyalty to be the characteristic qualities of an employee of the university.
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This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French
  • Slovak

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Master of Finance, Banking, and Investment

Campus Full time September 2017 Slovakia Banská Bystrica

Graduates of this programme can perform a wide range of jobs in a host of different industries and other sectors of both the national and international economies. [+]

Graduates of this programme can perform a wide range of jobs in a host of different industries and other sectors of both the national and international economies. Although the largest share of the graduates work in financial institutions, they are also to be found in other businesses and organizations in both the private and public sectors, including customs and tax authorities, other government bodies at all levels, and in the field of tax advice. The fact that the study programme is taught in English or French and at the same time includes the participation of foreign universities gives students a chance to improve their language skills and professional preparedness, and it also enhances the market reputation of their qualification, the standing of the Faculty of Economics of Matej Bel University and its partner universities. The structure of the programme and its component courses together with the expertise and research experience of the teachers allow students not only to prepare for professional practice, but also to learn how to become expert researchers and teachers in the fields of financial management, international finance, international accounting, banking, monetary theory and policy, and financial markets. Theoretical knowledge Graduates of the programme are able to find and present their own solutions to problems in theoretical research, and to apply creatively their theoretical knowledge to practical solutions. They will have deep knowledge of the modern economic theories of money and finance, financial analysis and forecasting, and policy analysis. Practical skills Graduates will have the practical skills to work as analysts, financial managers, or management advisors in both public and private organizations at home and abroad. They can analyze and explain the development of specific financial and monetary policies as well as the integration processes in Europe and worldwide. APPLICATION FORM Please, fill in the appropriate application form, sign it and enclose following documents: - curriculum vitae - payment of admission fee and document of payment - photocopy of passport and Applicants from EU countries: - secondary school leaving certificate (for study of Bachelor - first degree) or Certificate of Bachelor degree (for study of Master - second degree) translated to english - notarized copy Applicants from countries outside EU: - secondary school leaving certificate (for study of Bachelor - first degree) or Certificate of Bachelor degree (for study of Master - second degree) TRANSLATED to english and SUPERLEGALIZED - it means comfirmed by Ministry of education, Ministry of Foreign affairs, Ministry of Justice and Slovak Embassy. For applicants from the countries that have ratified the Convention on Demand of Higher Authorisation of Public Records Cancellation applicable in the Slovak Republic, one special certificate (apostille) granted by the competent authority will be sufficient for approval of the education certificate plausibility. Please, send all documents until: MARCH 31, 2017- Master study [-]

Master of International Relations: Europe in the Visegrad Perspective

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Slovakia Banská Bystrica

Over 4 semesters, the student will gain an insight and depth of knowledge in International Relations as they study at a combination of various universities. [+]

Program Information This joint Master’s degree programme in international relations is carried out within the framework of the VNDREAM network, which consists of: Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland), Masaryk University (Czech Republic), University of Pecs (Hungary) and Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica (Slovakia). This joint Master’s programme offers a unique opportunity to study international relations, European politics, economy, society & culture from the perspective of the Visegrad region. Experienced faculty of the leading universities from the Visegrad region as well as visiting professors and guest lecturers from renowned international academic and diplomatic institutions provide insightful and inspiring instruction about major developments in contemporary international law, economics, politics and culture in light of the European integration processes seen from the standpoint of the Visegrad region. The programme lasts 4 semesters. The overall workload corresponds to a total of 120 ECTS. English is the leading language of instruction. Instruction in national languages of the partner universities is provided as well. Upon the completion of all requirements of the programme students obtain a joint degree equivalent to a title of the Master of Arts in accordance with national nomenclature of the partner universities. Following the first semester at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, students spend a semester at each partner university: second semester at Masaryk University, third semester at University of Pecs and final semester at Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica All information are available here: https://visegradstudies.eu/ Graduate Profile Upon the completion of this programme graduates will demonstrate high competence in both history and culture of the Visegrad and the wider Central Europe region as background for better understanding of contemporary international relations as exemplified in the impact of European integration. More specifically they will acquire knowledge necessary to better understand the complex nature of the interplay between global and regional phenomena affecting the functioning of international organisations, business and civil society. Graduates will be prepared to work in international organisations, diplomatic service, public administration, mass media and civil society organisations. If interested in pursuing an academic career, graduates will acquire the analytical ability to carry out individual research as prospective doctoral students. Admission process The programme is designed for all students who hold a university degree equivalent to a bachelor education or higher in humanities, social sciences, economics and law with excellent knowledge of English and outstanding motivation. Candidates will be admitted to the programme upon evaluation of their written applications. Submit the following in order to apply for the Programme: Online Application - https://visegradstudies.eu/admissions/online-application/ [-]

Master of Marketing and Management of Business

Campus Full time September 2017 Slovakia Banská Bystrica

The programme "Marketing Management of Business" seeks to develop students’ competence in exact analytical methods, abilities to identify factors determining the development of a business and its environment, to identify a market opportunity, to estimate the threats and the potential consequences for the business, to manage the offer so as to seize the opportunity. [+]

The programme "Marketing Management of Business" seeks to develop students’ competence in exact analytical methods, abilities to identify factors determining the development of a business and its environment, to identify a market opportunity, to estimate the threats and the potential consequences for the business, to manage the offer so as to seize the opportunity. It trains students in problem solving skills incorporating a systematic approach based on competency in decision-making methods, which requires integrating knowledge of management, operational management, organization of managerial work, marketing in the domestic and world markets, finance, quality management and human resources. At the same time, the programme trains students to take a strategic thinking approach, to foresee phenomena, and with the use of mathematical-statistical methods to quantify the effects on the business. The programme prepares professionals in the middle and top management of small and middle businesses, in bodies of state and local administration in the areas of sole trader business, vocational schools, and project and consultancy organizations. APPLICATION FORM Please, fill in the appropriate application form, sign it and enclose following documents: - curriculum vitae - payment of admission fee and document of payment - photocopy of passport and Applicants from EU countries: - secondary school leaving certificate (for study of Bachelor - first degree) or Certificate of Bachelor degree (for study of Master - second degree) translated to english - notarized copy Applicants from countries outside EU: - secondary school leaving certificate (for study of Bachelor - first degree) or Certificate of Bachelor degree (for study of Master - second degree) TRANSLATED to english and SUPERLEGALIZED - it means comfirmed by Ministry of education, Ministry of Foreign affairs, Ministry of Justice and Slovak Embassy. For applicants from the countries that have ratified the Convention on Demand of Higher Authorisation of Public Records Cancellation applicable in the Slovak Republic, one special certificate (apostille) granted by the competent authority will be sufficient for approval of the education certificate plausibility. Please, send all documents until: MARCH 31, 2017- Master study [-]

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Banská Bystrica, 974 01 SK
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