Master in Corporate Strategy and Finance in Europe


Program Description

Corporate Strategy and Finance in Europe (CSF) is a two-year English-language Master's double-degree program (DDP) with the University of Strasbourg aiming at providing the students with broad knowledge and understanding of economic theory with a focus on financial and international economics corresponding to the present state-of-the-art.

The CSF program is based on the Bologna Process and is intended to facilitate the collaboration between the Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague and Sciences Po Strasbourg, the University of Strasbourg in teaching and academic research in the field of Economics. The Degree Program covers two academic years. Each student on the Degree Program is requested to spend one academic year at each of the Partner Universities in line with the Curriculum. Upon the completion of the studies, each student will receive the Diploma Master in “Corporate Strategy and Finance in Europe” from University of Strasbourg and the Master’s degree Diploma with the academic title “Magistr” from Charles University in Prague.

Double-degree graduates will be able to find a position on the global market, both in the financial sector and multinational companies, as well as in the public sector, not only in the Czech Republic or France but also throughout the European Union. Graduates of both Partner universities are in demand by leading private companies, but also major economic and political organizations and typically assume challenging positions in banking, consulting investment funds, and public administration.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

In addition to the application form, the applicant must provide:

  1. CV;
  2. Copy of a diploma to show completed Bachelor's or Master's studies, or confirmation of ongoing studies in the academic year that those studies will be completed;
  3. List of academic results from completed Bachelor's program (summary of marks and academic results);
  4. Document showing level achieved in the English language (this requirement may be waived if the applicant's Bachelor's program was in an English-speaking country, or if the language of instruction was English);
  5. Document showing knowledge of mathematics (results from GRE or GMAT, or syllabi showing relevant subjects to have been completed, and listed in a summary of academic results);
  6. Motivation letter.

Only the following students may apply for this course: students who already hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent, students with sufficient knowledge of English (at least B2 in the CEFR) and with a knowledge of mathematics and statistics. The Executive Council of the double-degree program will decide whether or not the applicant's knowledge is sufficient.

All documents which are not originally in Czech, Slovak or English must be accurately translated into English.

The admissions committee will use a ranking system of points 1 – 100, on the basis of the documents submitted. A pre-condition for being accepted is the completion of higher education studies (a Bachelor's/Master's degree). The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University.

Conditions for admission

Admission to Master's studies is conditioned by completed secondary education confirmed by a school-leaving certificate. Admission to Post-Bachelor studies (Master's program) is likewise conditioned by completed education in any type of study program.

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Career Prospect

Masters graduates are qualified to undertake advanced-level quantitative analysis and modeling in economics and finance. The courses in the program are constructed in line with the graduate programs in Corporate 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 and strategy, and international trade and finance. 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.

Last updated Jan 2019

About the School

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV UK) is a part of one of the oldest universities in the world which was founded in 1348 by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. Shortly after the establishment in 1990, F ... Read More

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV UK) is a part of one of the oldest universities in the world which was founded in 1348 by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. Shortly after the establishment in 1990, FSV UK became a regional centre of teaching and research in economics, sociology, political science, international relations, area studies, media studies and journalism. Read less