Course supervisor

Petr Hajek

Ing. Petr Hájek, Ph.D.

One Year MBA


  • 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


MBA Degree

Start date

November, January, May


€ 6000

Online Application

Type of study

  • Online Fastrack 12 months
  • Part-time 14 months

International MBA in Business and Trade comprises of the following study clusters:

  • 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 I + International Business and Trade II (comprehensive and extremely detailed longer course set)

These courses are described as one as the first one is a brief version of a whole 15 day course taught as two courses 09+10. The full time (15 days) comprehensive course focused on 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.

Note: within “International MBA in Business and Trade” are these clusters merged into a single cluster with many more hours than standard cluster of subjects and taught by experts from International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Managers who work in International business and trade are recommended to study this MBA as information received is extremely detailed and practical. Students who pass this MBA will receive a special diploma with ICC logo as this MBA programme has been developed in cooperation with ICC.

  • International Commercial Law

This course covers areas as intellectual property, antitrust law, negotiation, commercial arbitration, international business, bankruptcy, environmental law, taxation, and product liability law. They complete the remainder of their legal studies with any appropriate general electives chosen from upper-level law courses.

  • Managerial economics

Managerial Economics is the application of economic theory and methodology to managerial decision making problems within various organizational settings such as a firm or a government agency.  The emphasis in this course will be on demand analysis and estimation, production and cost analysis under different market conditions, forecasting and decision making under uncertainty. Students taking this course are expected to have had some exposure to economics and be comfortable with basic algebra. Some knowledge of calculus would also be helpful although not necessary.

  • 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.

  • Strategic and inter-cultural management (incl. negotiating)

The course is divided into several parts: first deals with strategic management of an organization. Second provides a broad overview of cultural anthropology, giving students the tools to understand, speak and write about human diver- sities and similarities cross-culturally. Course materials emphasize issues of race, ethnicity, class and gender, making visible for students the inequalities and power dimensions embedded in societies throughout the globe. Third takes everything into account and discusses various issues that may arise during international (intercultural) business (e.g. during negotiations, contract preparation and its realization, etc.). Students who pass this course will not be afraid to pursue business internationally or interculturally and will not be surprised by various customs of their business partners.

  • 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.