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The Prague University of Economics and Business

The Prague University of Economics and Business is the Czech Republic’s largest public economics university, offering exceptional higher education in a variety of management, economic, and informatics fields to both Czech and international students.

In 2013, the university celebrated its 60th anniversary. Also known as the University of Economics, it has gained great praise in both the Czech Republic and internationally throughout the years. VŠE is ranked among the greatest universities in the world, and one of the best universities in the Czech Republic (according to QS World University Rankings).

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  • More than 20,000 students are now enrolled in the university’s six faculties, with more than 3,000 of them being international.
  • Bachelor’s degree programs are conducted in Czech, English and Russian, Master’s and Doctoral programs are taught in Czech and English. Programs taught in the Czech language are available for international students for free, studying in English comes with a fee.
  • The campus of VŠE is located in the centre of Prague and consists of 3 buildings modernized with the latest technology, libraries, canteens and top-notch classrooms. 
  • Leading specialists in the field of economics make up the academic faculty of Prague University of Economics and Business. The majority of lecturers work for public agencies or private businesses.
  • During their studies, students are enabled to intern for influential corporations such as Česká spořitelna (Czech Savings Bank), Komerční banka (Commercial Bank), ŠkodaAuto, PricewaterhouseCoopers, HVBBank, Deloitte, L´ORÉAL, KonradAdenauerStiftung, etc. 
  • Prague University of Economics and Business students frequently partake in global exchange programs and internships, in such countries as the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, US and Belgium.
  • The university also holds a traditional JobFair for its students twice a year (during lockdowns the fairs were moved online).
  • The Prague University of Economics includes around 100 international partner universities, including Cambridge, Harvard, Princeton, and the Sorbonne, among others.
  • VŠE produced the majority of the current Czech government’s ministers.

The deadline for submission of applications is April 30. Exams take place in June.

The acceptance rate (according to EduRank) is 36%. 

Foreign applicants must complete a language exam in Czech, which evaluates their writing and speaking abilities. Applicants that have a success percentage of at least 60% are admitted to the entrance examinations.

On the day of registration (in June), foreign candidates must additionally provide a Certificate of Recognition of Foreign Education – nostrification.

Our program Admission to VŠE can help you to prepare for admission exams.

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Examples of exam tests

Faculty of Finance and Accounting

Bachelor’s degree programs, 3 years (taught in Czech)

  • Finance
  • Accounting and Corporate Financial Management
  • Taxation and Tax Policy
  • Banking and Insurance

Entrance exams consist of:

  • written test in mathematics (100 points max)
  • written test in English (100 points max)

50 points in each test are required to pass the exam.

Faculty website: f1.vse.cz

Faculty of International Relations

Bachelor’s degree programs, 3 years (taught in Czech)

  • Tourism
  • International Studies and Diplomacy
  • International trade
  • Trade management (part-time program)

Admission exams consist of:

  • test in mathematics
  • two tests in foreign languages (English, Russian, French, Italian, German, or Spanish; cannot be a native language of the applicant)

Bachelor’s degree programs, 3 years (taught in English)

  • International Business 
  • International and diplomatic studies

The entrance examination consists of an essay on a related topic, assessment of English and a motivational letter)

The tuition fee for the programs taught in English is 3 800 EUR per year.

Faculty website: fmv.vse.cz

 

Faculty of Business Administration

Bachelor’s degree programs (taught in Czech)

  • Arts Management (entrance exam consists of tests in math and logic, cultural background, and English; each test must be at least 50%)
  • Corporate Economy and Management (entrance exam consists of tests in math and non-native foreign language; each test must be at least 50%).

Bachelor’s degree programs (taught in English)

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

The admission process consists of an essay prepared in English on a specific topic in economics, marketing, or business, as well as an oral defence and interview on the essay and a motivation letter. Teleconferencing is used to carry out the admission procedure remotely.

The tuition fee for the program taught in English is 3 800 EUR per year.

One of the world’s finest business schools is located in the Czech Republic.

The Prague University of Economics and Business’s Faculty of Business Administration was awarded the renowned worldwide EQUIS accreditation in 2017. This places it among HEC Paris, London Business School, Rotterdam School of Management, and University of St. Gallen as one of the world’s most prestigious schools.

EQUIS certification is given to business schools that have a strong academic faculty, high-quality scientific activity, and well-established corporate linkages.

This implies that students have a real chance to join exchange programs and study at one of the world’s most prestigious universities. With the EQUIS certification, the Faculty of Business Administration can add more courses to its curriculum.

Faculty website: fph.vse.cz

Faculty of Informatics and Statistics

Bachelor’s programs taught in Czech

  • Applied Informatics
  • Data Analytics
  • Information media and services
  • Mathematical methods in economics 
  • Multimedia in economic practice

Admission exams consist of:

  • test  from general Study Prerequisites (OSP) 
  • English test

Faculty website: fis.vse.cz

University of Economics and Business is located in the Zizkov district of Prague, dominated by the Zizkov Television Tower

Faculty of Economics

Bachelor’s degree programs, 3 years (taught in Czech)

  • Economics
  • National Economics
  • Public Administration and Regional Development

Admission exams consist of a written test from general study prerequisites (OSP exam by Scio) by May 31.

Bachelor’s degree programs, 3 years (taught in English).

  • Economics

The admission process consists of an essay prepared in English on a given topic in economics and a motivation letter

The tuition fee is EUR 1900 per semester.

Faculty website: nf.vse.cz

Faculty of Management in Jindrichuv Hradec

Bachelor’s degree programs, 3 years (taught in Czech)

  • Management (full-time)
  • Management (part-time)
  • Process management

Admission exams consist of:

  • a written test from general study prerequisites (OSP exam by Scio)
  • test in English

Faculty website: www.fm.vse.cz

University of Economics Prague masters (MBA) degree

The Prague University of Economics and Business offers three MBA programmes.

International Executive MBA

The deadline for applications for the International Executive MBA program is January 31, 2022.

Application requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required (or equivalent)
  • At least three years of postgraduate professional experience in a responsible managing or leadership role.
  • Two reference letters (academic and/or professional) 
  • Professional CV Motivation letter
  • Proof of English proficiency (test in English is not required from the native English speakers)
  • Interview for admissions (long-distance interview possible via Skype or phone)

For the whole MBA program, the entrance fee is CZK 286,000, if paid in one instalment.

MBA – Real Estate Investment, Development and Valuation

Application requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required (or equivalent)
  • A minimum of one year’s experience in the real estate industry
  • Professional CV 
  • Motivation letter
  • Proof of English proficiency (Because the classes are taught in both Czech and English, knowledge of the Czech language is also required)
  • Presentation of a case study
  • Interview for admissions (long-distance interview possible via Skype or phone)

For the whole MBA program, the entrance fee is CZK 198,000.

Master Management et Administration des Entreprises (taught in French and Czech)

The deadline for applications for this program is May 31, 2022.

Application requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required (or equivalent)
  • Good level of French and Czech

For the whole MBA program, the tuition fee is CZK 65,000.

Follow-up Master’s degree programs

Faculty of Finance and Accounting (taught in Czech)

  • Banking and insurance
  • Finance
  • Business finance and valuation
  • Financial engineering
  • Business accounting and financial management
  • Taxation and tax policy

Programs taught in English

  • Master in Finance and Accounting

Faculty of International Relations (taught in Czech)

  • Tourism
  • European economic integration
  • International trade
  • International Studies and Diplomacy
  • Business and law

Programs taught in English

  • International and Diplomatic Studies
  • International Business

Faculty of Business Administration (taught in Czech)

  • Arts Management
  • Management (FPH)

Programs taught in English

  • International management CEMS MIM 
  • Master in Management

Faculty of Informatics and Statistics (taught in Czech)

  • Econometrics and operations research
  • Data and analytics for business
  • Economic demography
  • Information management
  • Information systems and technologies
  • Cognitive informatics
  • Business informatics
  • Statistics
  • Knowledge and web technologies

Programs taught in English

  • Economic Data Analysis
  • Information Systems Management

Faculty of Economics (programs in Czech)

  • Economy
  • Economic policy
  • Modern economic history
  • Regionalism and public administration

Programs in English

  • Economics and Public Policy

Faculty of Management (programs in Czech)

  • Management (FM)
  • Management (FM) (part-time)

The tuition fee for programs taught in English is 3800EUR per academic year. Studying in the Czech language is free.