Master’s Degree Study Programme
Terms for the academic year 2021/2022
Programme description and graduate job opportunities
Building on the content taught at the bachelor’s degree level, the programme broadens students’ knowledge of management, economics and other related fields. There is more focus on science and research compared to the bachelor’s degree programme.
Graduates of this programme are ready to work in the top management of various organisations and expert consulting services in the private, public and non-profit sectors. 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.
of students accepted
|Form of study|
|Master’s degree study programme||Management||2 years||250||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. Legal Requirement for Admission
Graduation from another university degree programme is a legal prerequisite for enrolment in a master’s degree programme. Graduates of universities in other countries must prove that they have earned a bachelor’s or higher degree by submitting a certificate of completed university education obtained by completing a university degree programme at a university in another country regulated by the laws of that country; this is:
- A certified copy of a diploma, report or another similar document issued by the university in another country; and
- A certified copy of the diploma supplement and a certified translation of both documents into Czech or English.
Proof that university education obtained in another country is recognised in the Czech Republic 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 recognition of his or her education in the Czech Republic. 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. Waiving the Entrance Exam
The dean will waive the entrance exam for graduates of the bachelor’s degree programme at the Faculty of Management who meet all the following conditions:
- The graduate must submit an application to the master’s degree programme at the Faculty of Management;
- The graduate must complete their bachelor’s degree programme no later than 31 August 2021; and
- The graduate has previously decided to forgo the opportunity to enrol in the master’s degree programme at the Faculty of Management.
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 in the course of their bachelor’s degree programme.
III. Entrance Exam
All applicants whose entrance exam has not been waived under section II must take an entrance exam. This is a written test consisting of two parts, both with the same maximum number of points:
- A test on the theory of management; and
- An economics test.
Sample tests from past years are available at https://www.fm.vse.cz/english/masters-degree-study-programme/sample-tests/.
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 University of Economics and Business, Prague.
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 master’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 master’s degree programme is Friday, 18 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, 23 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 Prague university of Economics and Business for applicants who apply to more than one faculty.