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12.2.2018 - 11.5.2018 - Classes in the Spring semester 2017/2018

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Foreword from the Dean

The Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) at the University of Economics, Prague is among the most respected schools in Central and Eastern Europe focused on the field of management. Our mission is to generate and transmit knowledge, develop skills, and form attitudes for the successful management of companies and organizations in a changing global environment. Our vision is to be an acknowledged and referenced higher education institution of management in the Central and Eastern European region.
The FBA’s graduates find employment in multinational corporations, small and mediumsized enterprises, and cultural and non-profit organizations, or they establish their own businesses.

Studies and Educational Activities

There are approximately 3 000 full-time students at FBA. We offer study branches at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral levels of study.

Two of our programs – International Management (CEMS MIM) and Management (previously Business Economics and Management) – are regularly placed in the prestigious global Financial Times Ranking for business education. Furthermore, the FBA offers 13 minor specializations. Among them are, for example, Consulting, Human Resource Management, Quality management and Lean Six Sigma, Logistics, Marketing, Managerial psychology and sociology, Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Turnaround Management or Sales Management.

Study Fields

Level of Studies Czech language English language Russian language
Bc. Business Economics and Management
Arts Management
Business Administration / Corporate Finance and Management Экономика предприятия и менеджмент
Ing. Management
Arts Management
International Management (CEMS MIM)
Management
x
Ph.D. Business Economics and Management
Economics
Business Economics and Management
Economics
x

The faculty provides an MBA program accredited by FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation). This international accreditation attests to the high level of education, which is in compliance with demanding international requirements. Therefore, the MBA at the Faculty of Business Administration is on par with MBA programs in Western Europe. In addition, FBA has excellent relations with the private sector and works with highly talented students in the Honors Academia program.

Internationalization of Study

Applicants can study programs offered in English and Russian. In addition, classes in foreign languages are mandatory for students of all fields, as well as programs offered in the Czech language.

Many students use the opportunity to participate in exchange programs with the FBA’s partner schools abroad, study at any foreign university as “free mover” or to take part in international summer schools. The CEMS Master in International Management program (CEMS MIM) is the FBA’s key postgraduate, pre-experience degree offered in English.

It is open to a select group of students enrolled in a Master’s program in one of 30 global leading institutions offering postgraduate management studies. The faculty cooperates with such top-class universities such as the University of St. Gallen, London School of Economics and Political Science, Università Bocconi, HEC Paris, ESADE Business School, or the University of Sydney. The exclusiveness of the program is further heightened by the fact that only one business school per country can be a member, and its quality is thoroughly assessed.

Science and Research

The FBA is involved in a variety of research; from basic to applied and contractual research. As a university that puts more emphasis on research in recent years, we require our basic research to be published in economic, business, management, entrepreneurial, and other field-specific journals, with a  arge preference for pubishing in high-quality journals. The FBA’s researchers have recently published in  journals such as Frontiers in Psychology, Regional Studies, Journal of Management Inquiry, or Information Processing & Management. The FBA’s academics are engaged in many Czech and international research projects in the field of management and business. Currently, our activities include projects by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic or the Cultural Pathways to Economic Self- Sufficiency and Entrepreneurship: Family Values and Youth Unemployment in Europe (CUPESSE) project from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program.

FBA faculty take part in professional associations such as the Academy of Management, the European Academy of Management, the International Association of Applied Psychology, the Academy of International Business, the Project Management Institute, and many others. A relatively large number of the FBA’s researchers participate in contractual research and consulting projects for companies and other institutions. Among the FBA’s clients are many Czech SMEs, but also larger companies, such as Škoda Auto, Česká spořitelna, AXA, or Seznam.

Executive Education

The FBA provides an executive MBA program accredited by FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation).

This international accreditation attests to the high level of education at the FBA, which is in compliance with demanding international requirements. The MBA program is regularly placed as one of the top MBA program in Eastern Europe in the prestigious Eduniversal Best Masters & MBA’s ranking. The main criteria are the reputation of the program, the opportunity for career development, and salary in
graduate’s first job after graduation. The FBA also provides customized and open education programmes. Its clients include Metrostav, T-Mobile, TEVA, or the Ministry of Social Affairs. In addition, the FBA offers its Honors Academia program – a superior two-year education and training programme managed in a close relation with corporate partners.

Corporate Connections

Relations with the business community are one of the top priorities of the FBA. The school has contracts with over 50 corporate partners.

These include BD Advisory, T-Mobile, Unilever, Apogeo, Metrostav, Plzeňský Prazdroj, Škoda Auto, HILTI, EY Advisory, Google, LEGO, HOPI, PWC, L’Oreal, Procter & Gamble, Deloitte, Microsoft, Mary Kay, ČSOB, Ahold, FINEP, RWE, PRE, or Havel Holásek. The FBA also has partners among cultural and artistics institutions including the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the National Museum, the National Heritage Institute, or the Theatre Institute. The companies´ managers are involved in teaching, provide consultations for Bachelor’s and Master’s theses, offer internships, organize educational trips, and participate in the FBA´s research activities. Quite a lot of courses are even led by practitioners themselves. For example, Shopper Marketing is taught by the vice-president of POPAI Central Europe, Marketing Research is taught by the CEO of Millward Brown CEE, or Growth Strategy is provided jointly by the FBA and Arthur D. Little.

The FBA’s graduates are highly rated by employers. Recent the nationwide “School Recommended by Employers”, ranking FBA was rated as the best economics school in the Czech Republic. According to the representatives of 230 top employers, the FBA has the best-prepared graduates for the current job market of all Czech business schools.