Foreword from the Dean
Faculty of International Relations belongs to excellent teaching and research institutions in the fields of economics, business and economic diplomacy. What does make the Faculty and its alumni special? It is mainly the exceptional level of internationalization. I can name number of students spending one semester abroad by studying or doing an internship, number of faculty members teaching regularly abroad or number of visiting professors. This all leads to the ability of our alumni to understand very well the world of international business and diplomacy.
doc. Ing. Josef Taušer, Ph.D.
Dean of the Faculty of International Relations
The Faculty of International Relations (FIR) is one of the largest faculties at the University of Economics, Prague. There are two main directions in both teaching and research: International Business and International Politics and Diplomacy. Other programs, focusing on Business and Law, International Politics and Diplomacy or Tourism also play an inevitable role. The key distinctive feature of FIR is high level of internationalization at all stages with strong emphasis on language knowledge of students. FIR is the first faculty in the Czech Republic that has achieved accreditation of a study program by EFMD. Two master programs in International Business have been awarded with the EPAS accreditation for the period of 5 years.
The mission of the Faculty of International Relations is to develop education and knowledge in the field of international economic and political relations and to provide internationally recognized study programs based on critical thinking and openness, personal and societal responsibility and commitment to lifelong learning.
Vision of the Faculty of International Relations – it is the best education and research institution in the field of international economic and political relations in the Czech Republic and through its strategy of internalization and internationally verified process of quality assurance and enhancement it is an internationally recognized institution, which belongs among top three best ranked schools within the region of Central and Eastern Europe.
Graduates of both the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes find jobs in business, particularly in multinational corporations that greatly appreciate their exceptionally high standard of both language skills and economic and managerial skills. Graduates’ proficiency is given by interdisciplinary nature of the instruction provided by UEP.
A large number of the Faculty’s Bachelors and Masters can take advantage of opportunities to study abroad. Since the early nineties the Faculty has been practicing a credit-based system of study, and it has developed and put in place the necessary mechanism for enabling the exchange of students’ transfer and accumulation of credits as provided for by ECTS (the European Credit Transfer System). With the exception of some postgraduate programmes, summer universities and the life-long education programmes, the course of study at the UEP is free of charge.