Bachelor’s Degree Study Programme
Terms for the academic year 2021/2022
Programme description and graduate job opportunities
Our graduates are ready to work in middle and executive management in the private sector and other types of organisations. Our students learn to coordinate activities and resources and create the environment and conditions to meet the strategic goals of an organisation and develop the ability to set these goals. The skill set obtained by our students throughout their studies prepares them for the responsibilities of a manager. It includes self-management and self-development as well as the ability to manage and develop relationships and organisations and to manage changes. While learning self-development skills, students are encouraged to develop attitudes and habits required for life-long learning. In addition to these management skills, our students learn to use the economic tools needed in organisational management and to understand the evolving economic conditions in a specific environment. Graduates of the Prague University of Economics and Business, Faculty of Management easily find positions in the private, public and non-profit sectors.
Type of study programme
|Name of study programme||Standard length of the study programme||Maximum number of students accepted||Form of study|
|Bachelor||Management||3 years||200||Full-time or combined*|
*) In the combined form of study, the course takes place in the form of four workshops each semester, on Fridays, Saturdays, and if needed, also on Sundays.
I. Terms of admission
To be admitted to a bachelor’s degree programme, applicants are legally required to have completed secondary education by passing a final exam (maturitní zkouška).
Applicants provide certified copies of their diplomas as proof that they have achieved this level of education. Applicants who have obtained international secondary education by graduating from a secondary education programme at a secondary school abroad, an international secondary school, a European school regulated by the Convention Defining the Statute of the European Schools or a school that obtained permission to provide compulsory education from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic in accordance with the Education Act provide the following documents as proof that they have achieved this level of education: a certified copy of a foreign certificate of completed secondary education, a certified translation of this certificate to either Czech or English and confirmation from the foreign secondary school or another competent foreign body stating that graduates of the secondary education programme at the respective foreign secondary school are eligible to enrol in a bachelor’s degree programme in that country.
Proof of recognition of equivalence or validity of the foreign certificate of completed secondary education in the Czech Republic (nostrification) is only required if the Faculty of Management challenges the adequacy of the level, extent or content of the education programme completed by the applicant in another country according to the submitted certificate and requests that the applicant submits proof of nostrification of his or her education. As a university with institutional accreditation, Prague University of Economics and Business has the right to waive the requirement to submit proof of nostrification of foreign education under sections 48 (4) to (6) of the Higher Education Act and instead assess the applicant’s foreign education as a part of the admission procedure to judge whether it meets the legal requirements for enrolment in the study programme. Further instructions are available at https://edu.vse.cz/.
II. Admission Requirements
1. Applicants who graduated from a secondary school in the Czech or Slovak Republic and who passed a test from Czech or Slovak as a part of their final exam
The entrance exam for these applicants will be waived if they duly submit an application to the Management bachelor’s degree programme at the Faculty of Management and meet one of the following conditions:
- The applicant provides a certified copy of his or her mid-year report from the last year of secondary school and all the reports from the previous three years of secondary school and the overall grade average from all the reports is lower than or equal to 2.00;
- The applicant has passed, or will pass in 2021, a final exam in Czech or Slovak, mathematics and a foreign language (English, German, Russian, French or Spanish) with an average grade no higher than 2.00;
- The applicant has taken the Graduate Record Examination test (test Obecných studijních přepokladů in the Czech Republic or Všeobecných študijných predpokladov in Slovakia), organised by Scio s.r.o. as a part of the National Comparative Exams (Národní srovnávací zkoušky in the Czech Republic, Národné porovnávacie skúšky in Slovakia), in the 2020/2021 school year and has ranked in the top 40% (i.e. achieved an adjusted or “harmonised” percentile of at least 60);
- The applicant has passed the elective final exam in mathematics Matematika advanced with a grade of “excellent” to “good”;
- The applicant has taken the mock entrance exam offered by the Prague University of Economics and Business or by the Faculty of Management to applicants to bachelor’s degree programmes in 2021 and scored at least 80% of the total number of points.
Furthermore, the dean of the Faculty of Management may decide to waive the entrance exam requirement for individual students who achieved excellent results in student competitions recognised by the faculty.
Applicants who are not eligible to have their entrance exam waived will be invited to take an entrance exam (see section III.).
2. Applicants who did not graduate from a secondary school in the Czech or Slovak Republic
All applicants who did not graduate from a secondary school in the Czech or Slovak Republic and who did not pass a test in Czech or Slovak as a part of their secondary school final exam will be invited to take an entrance exam (see section III.).
In addition to testing the applicant’s knowledge in the required areas, the entrance exam will include verbal comprehension tasks to test the applicant’s ability to understand Czech texts.
III. Entrance Exam
All applicants whose entrance exam has not been waived under section II (1) must take an entrance exam. This is a written test consisting of two parts, both with the same maximum number of points:
- A test of the prerequisite skills required for managerial decision-making, which measures the mathematical skills of the applicants, their numerical, logical and structural reasoning, verbal comprehension in Czech etc.; and
- A foreign language test. Applicants can choose between English, German, Russian, French and Spanish; however, students who are citizens of countries other than the Czech and Slovak Republic cannot take the test in a language that is the official language of the country of which they are citizens.
Sample tests from past years are available at https://www.fm.vse.cz/english/bachelors-degree-study-programme/sample-tests/. The sample tests from mathematics available from the website of the Prague University of Economics and Business and the websites of other faculties are not representative of the tests at the Faculty of Management.
The invitation to take the entrance exam will be sent electronically to the email address indicated in the application.
Applicants will be admitted based on their final score in the entrance exam, which will be ranked against other students. The number of applicants admitted according to their ranking will be based on the government’s university funding policy and the available capacity at the faculty and the Prague University of Economics and Business.
IV. Admission and Enrolment
All students who have duly applied by the set deadline will receive a Decision on Admission by email and by post. Admitted applicants must then enrol in their study programme in due form.
The deadline for enrolment will be indicated in the Decision on Admission. It will be possible to enrol by post, through another person with power of attorney, or online.
If any of the admitted applicants choose not to enrol, their places may be allocated to some of the applicants who were not admitted due to insufficient capacity and who filed an application to have this decision reviewed.
V. Second Round of the Admission Procedure
If there is free capacity once the enrolment deadline for the bachelor’s degree programme has passed, the dean of the faculty can open a second round of the admission procedure. The details of the requirements and dates for the second round, if applicable, will be published no later than 30 June 2021.
VI. Applications and Dates
The deadline for submitting an application to a degree programme in the first round of the admission procedure is 30 April 2021.
Applications must be submitted online at https://prihlasky.vse.cz/. After submitting their applications, applicants will receive an email with the bank account number and reference number needed to pay the fee charged to cover the expenses related to the admission procedure. The email will be sent to the email address indicated in the application. The fee of 870 CZK can be paid by card using the link in the application records system. Fees for multiple applications cannot be grouped into one payment. Applicants are considered to have duly completed the application process once they have submitted a correctly completed electronic application and the whole of the fee charged has arrived at the designated bank account.
Fees for the admission procedure are not refundable.
VII. Entrance Exam Dates
The regularly scheduled date for the entrance exam for admission into the Management bachelor’s degree programme is Friday, 11 June 2021. Further details will be provided in the invitation to take the entrance exam that the applicants will receive unless they have had their entrance exam waived.
Alternatively, applicants can take their entrance exam on Wednesday, 16 June 2021. Please note that applicants must apply to take their exams on this date no later than on the regularly scheduled date of the entrance exam.
The Faculty of Management cannot guarantee that the dates of the entrance exam will not overlap with the dates of entrance exams to other faculties of the Prague University of Economics and Business for applicants who apply to more than one faculty.