- Filled in application
- CV/résumé in English
- Scans of your degrees
- Two reference letters
- A copy of your ID/passport
- Pay application fee of 100 EUR
November, January, May
Type of study
- Online Fastrack 12 months
- Part-time 14 months
Economics and Financial Management MBA comprises of the following study clusters:
This course will teach the generally accepted approaches, methods, and procedures for the valuation of business enterprises. Students will be introduced to the process of defining the scope and outlining the valuation project, as well as how to determine the proper standard of value, when aspects other than market value are used.
Corporate financial management
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a heightened appreciation of the role of a financial manager within a firm and to understand the tools and the nature of the decisions that financial managers must make. Paramount to the topic is an understanding of what constitutes a “good” manager. A traditional finance characterization of a good manager is one who adopts the most firm-value-maximizing projects in the interests of maximizing current shareholders’ wealth. This model is sometimes called the shareholder primacy model. An alternative model, frequently termed the stakeholder model, argues that a good manager is one who effectively maximizes the joint utility of all firm-stakeholders. A substantial literature has evolved highlighting the tensions between the two models. The goal of this course is to expose students to both of these models in the context of a traditional core-MBA finance class. The intent is for students to leave the course understanding in which situations the actions of stakeholder-focused managers and shareholder-focus managers will be the same and in which situations the actions could be different. In particular, students will appreciate that increased attention to the interests of all stakeholders is frequently essential to maximizing the long-term value of the firm and therefore current shareholder wealth.
Financial markets (Banking, Insurance, Securities markets)
The course presents a top-down overview of macro economic influences on financial market pricing of debt, equity, and foreign exchange. The course develops frameworks to understand the expectations the market is pricing such as from the rate of economic growth/recession, inflation/deflation, country risk and government price intervention in financial markets. These top-down considerations are inputs to asset allocation decisions. We examine how the global market came about and how it has affected financial pricing. Other topics include how debt and equity securities are created and traded; primary and secondary market operations; investment banking and the functions of brokers, dealers and intermediaries.
International Business and Trade
The course helps with acquiring practical knowledge in the international business, trade (including transport, logistics, customs procedures, insurance) and financing. The course has been specifically designed for managers in top and medium management positions, working in both private and public organizations such as government entities, business institutions, banks, insurance companies, carriers, logistic companies, companies involved in export and import etc. It would be also suitable for academics, i.e. those working in educational organizations, universities etc.
The program, presentations, studing materials, case studies have been developed and the lectures will be delivered by very experienced experts in the respective fields. All lecturers possess long term practical international experience and vast knowledge of their subjects.
Course focuses on internal reporting to managers for use in planning and control, in making nonroutine decisions and in formulating major plans and policies. Covers cost-volume-profit relationships, flexible budgets and standards, job order and process cost, and cost allocation and accumulation.
This marketing course consits of several parts: general marketing theory, research tools and their application. Students will be exposed to implementing a research study, analysis and many more analytical techniques to give them the ability to critically evaluate and present the results of a research study. Students will generate strategic insights from basic marketing research and become familiar with marketing research terminology commonly used by research consultants. During the course various sectors and their specifics will be discussed (e.g. Education, Healthcare, Pharmacy, but high-tech, financial products, retail and other sectors will be discussed as well).
Personal development management and Coaching
The course is designed for students or professionals to explore opportunities and challenges critical to achieving career and organizational success. Students will energize and reinvent themselves through a process of reflection and personal development. Their organization will immediately benefit from their ability to successfully impact performance by expertly managing themselves and applying these lessons to managing others.
Throughout the course the students you will answer three key questions:
How do they most effectively interact with others? In what environments do they work at their best? How are they empowered and motivated to work self-sufficiently? Trainers and coaches work closely with students in uncovering key strengths in career management. Sessions include self-awareness, environmental assessment/understanding, leading and relationships, mentoring/coaching and the development of a career action plan.
In this course, students discuss the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to manage their information systems projects. The course covers a systematic methodology for initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects. This course assumes that project management in the modern organization is a complex team-based activity, where various types of technologies (including project management software as well as software to sup- port group collaboration) are an inherent part of the project management process. This course also acknowledges that project management involves both the use of resources from within the firm, as well as contracted from outside the organization.
Meetings with professionals | Practice
This is not a course per se. This is a default part of each MBA programme we offer. Meetings are to last at least 2-3 weeks by default and are designed to meet as many interesting people while making contacts in fields students are interested in. Whole two-three weeks of field trips and discussions with managers in specific areas are done to enlarge the network of contacts and gain certain experience from colleagues working in the sectors of interest to the MBA programme participants. As this requires 2-3 weeks of visa stay in the Czech Republic, we allow this can be skipped if a candidate proves that he or she already passed a practice related to studied MBA programme.