Admission to a doctoral study program is conditioned by proper completion of studies in a Master’s study program. Master’s diploma must be recognized in the Czech Republic (more here).
The applicant can apply for admission to only one study program. International applicants have to submit their applications for admission with a copy of the document of diploma recognition.
Students applying for a program in a language other than Czech have to pay a tuition fee. This fee is set at 5,000 EUR per academic year.
The amount is to be paid by a bank transfer. The data needed to carry out a payment can be obtained from the Faculty.
The admission fee equals 50 EUR (or the equivalent at the current rate of exchange).
Information about application form and application deadline is here.
The application form must have the following documents attached:
- Short curriculum vitae
- Document certifying the level of the applicant’s academic attainment or a certified copy of a diploma and diploma supplement
- List of publications with short annotation and possibly an expert’s reference attached
- The applicant’s intended thesis of his/her doctoral dissertation, i.e. scientific paper on the intended topic in the extent of about 5 A4 pages in English. The topic must be presented in the theoretical framework of chosen program. Student must specify the aim of the dissertation, structure and the benefit for the program. The list of literature studied in the appropriate topic must be enclosed. The applicants are recommended to consult the focus of the scientific essay and dissertation with the senior lectures or professors teaching in relevant program.
- Document confirming the payment of the admission fee.
The major line subjects’ examination has a form of a discourse on the issues related to the study program the applicant intends to study. The assessment of the applicant’s performance takes account of the applicant’s interest in the field of study, his/her acquaintance with the issues in that study program, and his/her general capability. Information on the examination as well as the list of literature expected to have been studied can be obtained from doctoral studies coordinators at the relevant Faculty or see below.
English language examination consists of reading of a general economics text (15 to 20 lines), a summary of the text, and discourse on an issue related to the applicant’s major specialization and intention concerning the studies pursued.
More information can be found at the webpage of the Office for Science and Research of the Prague University of Economics and Business.
Entrance examination topics and the lists of recommended literature
International Economic Relations
- Risks in international business and identification of factors influencing these risks, the external and internal hedging methods.
- Methods and tools of financing international trade and other forms of international economic activities of companies.
- Foreign direct investment, their primary forms, methods of their financing, and factors influencing their choice and allocation
- Financial management in an international business environment, companies’ strategies in cross-border financing
- The foreign exchange market, structure and scope of transactions in the foreign exchange market, currency arbitrage, and speculations
- Exchange rate policy of the Czech Republic as a part of transformation processes
- The EU Common Commercial Policy and its influence on changes in the Czech foreign trade after it acceded to the EU
- Comparative advantages of the Czech Republic and their influence on the degree and structure of openness of the Czech economy
- Globalization in the world economy: Causes, concepts, manifestations, and characteristics of globalization
- Advanced theories of world markets for goods, capital, and labor: Dynamic comparative advantage and competitive advantage. Specifics of the world labor market. The role of transnational corporations
- Economic growth in the world economy
- The European Monetary Union, the ERM, and the problem of the single currency – the euro
- Developed non-European economies and the EU economy
- Developing states in international economic relations – international trade, international capital markets, labor migration
- China and the transforming economies
- Basic concepts of international marketing, international environment, and its impact on international business
- Strategic planning and growth strategies in international marketing
- Forms of entering foreign markets. Factors influencing the decision to enter international markets
- Segmentation of international markets, positioning in an international marketing context
- International marketing mix
- Multinational and transnational corporations and their importance in the world economy
- Competition among nations, the diamond framework proposed by Michael Eugene Porter
- Theory of strategic management – types of strategies (diversification and differentiation growth strategies, international business strategies – Porter’s model of internationalization of generic strategies, Perlmutter’s EPRG model, Matrix of international strategies according to Prahalad and Doze)
- International business organizations, international business networks, and strategic alliances
- Entrepreneurship in the context of different national cultures (conception of G. Hofstede, cultural clusters of S. Ronen and O. Shenkar, cultural dimensions of Fons Trompenaars)
- Baldwin, Richard E. a Wyplosz, Charles. The economics of European integration. Sixth edition. London: McGraw Hill, , ©2020. xx, 520 pages. ISBN 978-1-5268-4721-8.
- Brealey, Richard A., Myers, Stewart C. a Marcus, Alan J. Fundamentals of corporate finance. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, ©2012. xxx, 704,  s. McGraw-Hill/Irwin series in finance, insurance, and real estate. ISBN 978-0-07-803464-0.
- Dicken, Peter. Global shift: mapping the changing contours of the world economy. 7th edition. Los Angeles: Sage, 2015. xxix, 618 pages. ISBN 978-1-4462-8210-6.
- Eiteman, David K., Stonehill, Arthur I. a Moffett, Michael H. Multinational business finance. Global edition. Harlow: Pearson, , ©2021. 633 pages. ISBN 978-1-292-27008-1.
- Grauwe, Paul de. Economics of monetary union. Thirteenth edition. New York: Oxford University Press, , ©2020. x, 291 pages. ISBN 978-0-19-884954-4.
- Hofstede, Geert, Hofstede, Gert Jan a Minkov, Mihail. Cultures and organizations: Software of the mind: intercultural cooperation and its importance for survival. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010. xiv, 561 s. ISBN 978-0-07-166418-9
- Krugman, Paul R., Obstfeld, Maurice a Melitz, Marc J. International economics: theory & policy [online]. Global edition. Harlow, England: Pearson, , ©2018. The Pearson Series in Economics [cit. 2021-06-05]. ISBN 978-1-292-21494-8. Dostupné z: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/vsep/detail.action?docID=5186890.
- PERKINS, Dwight H. et al. Economics of development. 7th ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, ©2013. xxiv, 845 s. ISBN 978-0-393-93435-9.
- Pilbeam, Keith. International finance. 4th ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. xxxiii, 545 s. ISBN 978-0-230-36289-5
International and Diplomatic Studies
Topics for the entrance examination for doctoral studies
- The core milestones in the evolution of international relations (IR) theory, qualitative shifts in theorizing IR.
- Major debates in IR theory, fundamental questions, approaches and methods.
- Realism and liberalism – current attempts to reformulate them.
- Constructivism as the dominant approach to the study of international relations? Critical discussion.
- Critical approaches and emancipatory potential of IR theories.
- Recent approaches to the study of international relations: Theory of IR after constructivist hegemony.
- Theoretical conceptualization of the contemporary global system of IR (actors, dynamics, governance).
- The feature of globalization processes at the beginning of the 21st century (basic tendencies and their specific manifestations in the economic and political-security dimension).
- Genesis of the international system, typology, subsystems.
- Central Europe in IR.
- Wars in the 21st century, political, economic and other determinants.
- Terrorism in the 21st century, political, economic and other determinants.
- NATO enlargement and its international political consequences.
- State as an actor of foreign policy.
- Foreign policy-making institutions and other domestic influences on foreign policy.
- Diplomacy in IR.
- Czech foreign policy.
- International political economy: the role of the state and international organizations in globalization.
- Economic growth and inequality in the world economy, middle income trap.
- Non-state economic actors, Global Value Chains, intra-disciplinary trade.
- ALDEN, C. and ARAN, A. (2017). Foreign Policy Analysis: New Approaches. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-93429-0.
- BREUNING, M. (2007). Foreign Policy Analysis: A Comparative Introduction.New York: Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-0-312-29620-9.
- Baldwin, R. E. (2016). The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ISBN 978-0-674-66048-9.
- BERRIDGE, G. R. (2010). Theory and Practice. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-0-230-22960-0.
- BLACK, J. (2010). A History of Diplomacy. London: Reaktion Books Ltd., ISBN 978-1-86189-696-4.
- BURCHILL, S. (2013). Theories of International Relations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-0-415-77842-8.
- CABADA, L. and WAISOVÁ, Š. (2011). Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic in World Politics. Lanham: Lexington Books. (Available at: http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/natl-ebooks/detail.action?docID=862645)
- Dicken, P. (2015). Global Shift: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy. Los Angeles: Sage, ISBN 978-1-4462-8210-6.
- DUNNE, T., KURKI, M. and SMITH, S. (2013). International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-969601-7.
- EICHLER, J. (2017). War, Peace and International Security. From Sarajevo to Crimea. London: Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-1137601490.
- FRIEDMAN, G. (2015). Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe. New York: Anchor, ISBN 978-0385536332. 1–33, 251–258.
- IKENBERRY, G. (2014). The Illusion of Geopolitics: The Enduring Power of the Liberal Order. Foreign Affairs, 93 (3), pp. 80–90.
- KISSINGER, H. (2014). World Order. Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History. London: Penguin Books, ISBN 978-0141979007.
- Krugman, P. R., Obstfeld, M. and Melitz, M. J. (2018). International Economics: Theory and Policy. Boston: Pearson Education Limited, ISBN 978-1-292-21487-0.
- LEMERT, C. C. (2010). Globalization: A reader. London: Routledge, 978-0-415-46478-9.
- O’Brien, R. and Williams, M. (2016). Global Political Economy: Evolution & Dynamics. London: Palgrave, ISBN 978-1-137-52312-9.
- O’HANLON, M. (2017). Beyond NATO: A New Security Architecture for Eastern Europe. Washington: Brookings institution, ISBN 978-80815732570.
- SMITH, S., HADFIELD, A. and DUNNE, T. (2016). Foreign Policy: Theories, Actors, Cases.Oxford: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0198708902.
- WEBER, C. (2010). International Relations Theory: A Critical Introduction. London: Routledge, ISBN 978-0-415-77842-8.
- WEISS, T. G. (2010). The United Nations and Changing World Politics. Boulder: Westview Press, ISBN 978-0-8133-4435-5.
- WEISS, T. G. and WILKINSON, R. (2014). International Organization and Global Governance. London: Routledge, ISBN 978-0-415-62760-3.