Master in International Business
International Business – Central European Business Realities is a two-year (four semesters) full-time Master’s Program taught in English.
The program was established to address the specificities and characteristics of the Central European business environment within the framework of the increasing trends of globalization. It provides students with a comprehensive business education in the main fields of economics, management, finance, marketing, and negotiations. Students are offered the possibility to fulfill part of their study obligations at the University of Lyon Business & Management School (France), or at the University of Applied Science in Mainz (Germany), or at Management Center Innsbruck (Austria), or at the International University Geneva (Switzerland), or the Business Program at Warsaw School of Economics (Poland), or at the Business Administration program at School of Business and Economics at Linnaeus University (Sweden), or the International Marketing Management program at the Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland) or the International Business in Vaasa (Finland) to obtain graduate degrees (a double degree) from both the Czech and the host universities.
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The International Business – Central European Business Realities program (further referred to as the International Business or IB program) is aimed at preparing students for their management tasks and leadership roles in a multicultural entrepreneurial environment, in either national or multinational companies. It provides students with the in-depth knowledge and skills reflecting both global and specific Central European economic and business trends.
After successful completion of the program, student’s management abilities will include an interdisciplinary approach to the management of complex processes in the European and namely the Central European markets. The graduates will be able to bridge theoretical prerequisites and practical applications, to analyze regional European markets in connection with its national and historical interferences, to develop business strategies tailored to European realities, to consider the financial aspects of their decisions and to successfully apply intercultural differences in various negotiations.
Achievement of the program goal is guaranteed by professors at the University of Economics, Prague and by Academic Worldwide Capacities (visiting professors).
The program consists of major subjects and a minor specialization that provides students some flexibility according to their specific study interests and preferences. Complementary to the program objectives, several courses with economic issues related to Central Europe or to cultural areas of the global economy, are offered; they are available starting from the third semester.
Students study in small groups. In the framework of the program, they have access to the whole University´s offer of intensive business courses and to all exceptional lectures given by professionals, politicians, and professors from all over the world.
The program finishes with a Master Thesis and two state exams (major subjects and minor specialization).
The International Business Master’s degree is a national degree awarded by the University of Economics, Prague. The graduates are entitled to use the title Ing. per Czech legislation. Students have also an option to accomplish their second academic year at one of our seven double degree partner universities. The partner programs European Business Realities in Lyon, France; International Business M.A.in Mainz, Germany; International Health Care Management in Innsbruck, Austria; International Business in Geneva, Switzerland; International Business in Warsaw, Poland; International Business in Vaasa, Finland and Business Programs in Växjö, Sweden are fully compatible with the Czech International Business – Central European Business Realities program. Students that have chosen this option graduate with degrees (double degree) from the Czech and partner universities.
Each semester consists of 13 weeks and the following examination period (6 weeks). Winter semester begins by late September, the examination period is in January/February. Summer semester begins by mid-February, the examination period is in May/June.