The University of Economics, Prague (VŠE), founded in 1953, is the biggest public university of economics in the Czech Republic. VŠE has six faculties offering applicants a broad spectrum of bachelor, master, PhD and MBA study programmes. Five faculties are located in the centre of Prague – Finance and Accounting, International Relations, Business Administration, Informatics and Statistics as well as Economics. The Faculty of Management is located in the town of Jindřichův Hradec. Studies at VŠE meet the requirements of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).

Currently, there are about 15,000 students at VŠE. VŠE offers bachelor degree study programmes in Czech, English, and Russian; master degree study programmes are offered in Czech and English.

In Prague, students from Bamberg join the MIFA (Master in Finance and Accounting). The programme is fully taught in English, knowledge of the Czech language is not required.

Questions about the programme?

For questions about the double degree programme please contact:

Dr. Tobias Kaufmann
Raum KÄ7/01.32
Kärtenstr. 7
D-96052 Bamberg
Tel.: +49 951 863-2096
E-Mail: studium-international.sowi[at]uni-bamberg.de

International Accreditations

The university is highly appraised both in the Czech Republic and abroad. The Faculty of Business Administration is EQUIS accredited, which ranks the faculty among the top 1% of business schools in the world. Two master degree programmes „International Business – Central European Business Realities“ and „Mezinárodní obchod“ (taught at the Faculty of International Relations) have been certified with EPAS accreditation by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development). The “Master in Official Statistics” programme (taught at the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics) received the accreditation EMOS (European Master in Official Statistics) by the ESSC (European Statistical System Committee). The international MBA programme is accredited by the association FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) and by CAMBAS (The Czech Association of MBA Schools), which is a member organization of EQUAL – European Quality Link by EFMD. The Faculty of Finance and Accounting has received the accreditation from the professional body ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

In August 2018, the Initial Accreditation Committee of AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accepted the Initial Self Evaluation Report, thus allowing VŠE to enter the core part of the accreditation process.

VŠE is annually ranked by the Financial Times and has already been appraised for several years by the Eduniversal Ranking project as one of the best “business schools” in Central and Eastern Europe.

Application and Language Proficiency

During the application for winter term, the double degree application is included in the regular application process for either the Master in Business Administration or the Master in Finance and Accounting. The application for the double degree requires the following additional documents / proofs:

  • Statement of motivation in English or German;
  • English at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of References for Languages

>>>Information about languge courses at the language center of the University of Bamberg

>>>Further Information about the dual degree application and deadlines

>>>General information about the application process

The international office organizes the registration for the second year at the Prague University of Economics and Business as well as the application for an Erasmus grant in the first semester. Students receive further information in the introduction session at the faculty.

Obtaining the academic degrees

On completion of the double degree programme the Prague University of Economics and Business awards the academic degree

  • Ing. in Finance and Accounting

and the University of Bamberg awards the academic degrees

  • Master of Science in Business Administration or
  • Master of Science in Finance and Accounting

Degree Programme

The degree programme comprises 4 semesters. Students spend the first two semesters (Master 1, Bac +4, respectively) at their home institution and the last two semesters (Master 2, Bac +5, respectively) at the host institution. During their stay at the host institution, students remain enrolled at their home institution. Both institutions recognize the course credits earned according to the double degree programme mutually and equivalently.

At the University of Bamberg, course credit and credit recognition are governed by the examination regulations for the master degree programme in Business Administrationand the examination regulations for the master degree programme inFinance and Accounting. Course credit and credit recognition at the Prague University of Economics and Business are regulated by the Prague University of Economics and Business’s examination regulations. To a large extent, students can define the course of study themselves by selecting their choice of certain areas of focus. Students initially admitted in Bamberg may choose from all areas of focus that are part of the master degree programme in Business Administration.

The following tables inform about the allocation of credits for the degree in Bamberg:

The programme details mainly depend on whether the student starts the programme in Bamberg or in Prague. The following overview is designed for planning and orientation, while the individual programme details result from the individual recognition agreement students reach with the programme coordinators at both universities based on the current versions of the studying and examination rules for the underlying degree programmes. The courses currently offered in Bamberg are defined by the current version of the Module Handbook (German only).

Master in Business Administration

The recognition of modules from Prague in the module groups in Bamberg is for students matriculated in Business Administration the following:

 Starting in BambergStarting in Prague
Module Group1st year in Bamberg2nd year in Prague1st year in Prague2nd year in Bamberg
S-BWL 118 18 
S-BWL 218 18 
General Management12241224
Research612126
Business Languages6  6
Master Thesis 24 24
Total ECTS120120

The distribution of ECTS for students matriculated in the Master in Business Administration in Bamberg is the following:

 1st year in Bamberg2nd year in Prague
Module Group General Management
Performance Management 6
Corporate Finance 6
International Finance 6
Intermediate Accounting: Generally Accepted Principles 6

Modules from the module group General Management according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg

12 
 36
Module Group S-BWL I and II
Two modules from the module group S-BWL according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg36 
 36
Module Group Research
Business Valuation 6
Audit and Assurance 6
Modules from the module group Research chosen by the students following the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg6 
 18
Business Languages
Modules from the module group Business Languages chosen by the students  according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg6 
 6
Master Thesis
One Elective Course 6
Master thesis and State Exam 18
 24

You will find the current version of the Module Handbook (MHB) of the M. Sc. in Business Administration here (German only).

 1st year in Prague2nd year in Bamberg
Module Group General Management
Modules from the module group General Management according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg 24
Financial Derivatives6 
Taxation in the CR and EU6 
 36
Module Group S-BWL
Performance Management 6
Corporate Finance 6
International Finance 6
Intermediate Accounting: Generally Accepted Principles 6
Business Ethics 6
Economics II 6
 36
Module Group Methods and Research
Modules from the module Methods and Research according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg6 
Auditing and Assurance 6
Business Valuation 6
 18
Module Group Business Languages
Modules from the module group Business Languages according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg 6
 6
Master Thesis
Master thesis following the rules of the MHB in Bamberg. 24
 24

You will find the current version of the Module Handbook of the M. Sc. in Business Administrationhere (German only). 

Master in Finance & Accounting

The allocation of ECTS for students matriculated in the Master Finance and Accounting in Bamberg is the following:

 Starting in BambergStarting in Prague
Module Group1st year in Bamberg2nd year in Prague1st year in Prague2nd year in Bamberg
Finance and Accounting48244824
Methods and Research12121212
Master Thesis 24 24
Total ECTS120120
 1st year in Bamberg2nd year in Prague
Module Group Finance and Accounting
Performance Management 6
Corporate Finance 6
International Finance 6
Intermediate Accounting: Generally Accepted Principles 6
Modules from the module group Finance and Accounting according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg48 
 72
Module Group Methods and Research
Business Valuation 6
Audit and Assurance 6

Modules from the module group Methods and Research according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg

12 
 24
Master Thesis
One Elective Course 6
Master Thesis and State Exam 18
 24

You will find the current version of the module handbook of the M. Sc. Finance and Accountinghere (German only).

 

1st year in Prague

2nd year in Bamberg

Module Group Finance and Accounting
Performance Management6 
Corporate Finance6 
International Finance6 
Intermediate Accounting: Generally Accepted Principles6 
Financial Derivatives6 
Taxation in the CR and EU6 
Economics II6 
Business Ethics6 
Modules from the module group Finance and Accounting according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg 24
 72
Module Group Methods and Research
Business Valuation6 
Audit and Assurance6 
Modules from the module group Methods and Research according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg 12
 24
Master Thesis
Master thesis according to the rules of the MHB in Bamberg. 24
 24

You will find the current version of the module handbook of the M. Sc. Finance and Accountinghere (German only).