Studijní obor 6201T Economics - Two-Year Master's Degree Programme
Economics is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme fully accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education, which aims to give the student a thorough grounding in both theoretical and applied economics. It is taught at the Faculty of Social Sciences by members of the Institute of Economic Studies (IES).
The Institute of Economic Studies provides a fully-fledged university education at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and has also become one of the Czech Republic's most prestigious economic research centres. It continues in the pre-War tradition of economic research and education at Charles University. At the same time it aims to be at the forefront of business thinking.
From the very beginning, the instruction of economics at IES has been designed selectively for students who are capable of abstract analytical reasoning, and this programme is no exception. This emphasis, supported by knowledge of mathematics, is one of the features that distinguish instruction at IES from other Czech economic schools of higher learning. Thus, the competitive edge of IES graduates is based not only on their managerial talent, but also on their analytical and reasoning abilities, and on having the necessary skills to solve problems individually in various environments. IES graduates continue to be in high demand and tend to be successful in both theoretical and practical fields (for example, in public administration, as capital market analysts in banks, investment companies, pension funds, etc.).
Instruction and supervision are provided by leading economists and professionals who are involved in both international economic research and in applied economic policy or advisory work for the government. Some staff has had a long career in finance, investment banking and portfolio management in North America. Overall, publication activity is one of the main criteria for evaluating the work of the faculty members.