Study Abroad in Prague, Czech Republic - University of Economics

Study Abroad in Prague: Courses

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Central and Eastern European Studies Program (CESP)

The AIFS course code is followed by the University course code. Recommended credits are shown in parentheses. Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University of Economics. Choose up to 4 courses.

Please note that students may only take one Marketing course.

CESP courses

Business 315/IP_315 (3) | Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing

The subject offers an overview of entrepreneurship and develops the understanding of specific entrepreneurial situations. It supports entrepreneurial attitudes and motivation and develops skills needed for business start-up and efficient entrepreneurial approach.

Business 331/IP_331 (3) | Global Business and International Trade

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the basic knowledge of international trade theories and international trade development trends in recent decades. Special attention is given to the international trade position of Central and Eastern Europe. This course offers an approach to the consequences of the current changes in what was formerly East-West trade for opportunities within the region. The effect of globalization on trade around the world and the global economy is an important part of the course.

Czech 001/CEP001 (3) | Elementary Czech

Students living in a foreign country will at some point need to ask directions, order food or just say hello. The language classes will introduce the student to the Czech language and ease his or her transition into Prague life through basic knowledge of the language. The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the basic elements of Czech. The class will enable the students to begin to understand and speak very basic conversational Czech

Finance 335/IP_335 (3) | International Finance

The objective of the course is to provide an understanding of both the key features of foreign exchange markets and the actual problems of multinational corporations within an environment of free flows of foreign capital and floating exchange rates.

History 327/IP_327 (3) | Cultural History of the Czech Lands

The course gives the students an outline of Czech history and its connections with European developments. Attention will be given to the way in which history is reflected in Czech arts and literature, as arts and literature have often contributed significantly to the political life of the country. A brief outline of the history of art and architecture will present the most important periods and will be supported with slides recommending to the students the most significant places of interest in this country. The course will also show the important role of music in the cultural life of this nation.

Management 312/IP_312 (3) | International Strategy

The aim of the course is to introduce students to company strategy and management in an international context. Based on practical examples, this course gives students the basic knowledge and knowhow to deal with strategic questions regarding business develeopment in an international context.
This course cannot be taken together with course IP_314 International Management.

Management 314/IP_314 (3) | International Management

The aim of the course is to deepen and increase the knowledge of specifics connected with the activities of MNC. Students will study organizational structures, managerial philosophy in host countries and techniques for incerase of added value within multinational production and business chains and methods of managing international teams.
This course cannot be taken together with course IP_312 International Strategy.

Marketing 310/IP_310 (3) | Product Brand Marketing

The course introduces students to the practical aspects of product/brand marketing and to the specific role of “product / brand manager” in the company. The main pillar of the course is a marketing plan, its use in brand management and its implementation in the strategic management of the company.
This course cannot be taken together with course IP_340 International Marketing Communications.

Marketing 323/IP_323 (3) | Marketing in Central and Eastern Europe

This course will review various applications of marketing concepts within the continuously changing environments in Central and Eastern European markets. Focusing on customer relationship management, this course will explore product/service development, promotional techniques, pricing strategies, distribution alternatives, and marketing on the Internet.

Marketing 340/IP_340 (3) | International Marketing Communications

The course provides an integrated overview of the different forms of marketing communications (advertising, direct marketing and online communication, public relations, sales promotion, and personal selling). The course focuses on their functions, theoretical background and practical applications.
This course cannot be taken together with course IP_310 Product Brand Marketing.

Politics 317/IP_317 (3) | Globalization and World Politics

The aim of the course is to introduce the process and concept of globalization and its various aspects or dimensions, such as political, security, economic, societal, and environmental. To approach globalization in an interdisciplinary and critical manner.

Politics 318/IP318 (3) | European Security and International Institutions

This course deals with European security architecture, predominantly by focusing on relevant international security organizations, security issues linked with European neighboring regions, and current security challenges. The aim is to provide an in-depth understanding of European security architecture by focusing on both key security institutions and key issues, such as terrorism, migration, cyber defense etc., which have direct ramifications for European security.

Politics 334/IP334 (3) | International Relations

The course provides students with an introduction to International Relations (IR) and allows better understanding of the IR framework, concepts, context and substantive issues. It underlines European perspectives and the role of the European Union in IR.

Sociology/Psychology 309/IP309 (3) | Psychology and Sociology in Organization

The course is aimed to acquire knowledge of basic concepts of psychology and sociology in organization and links among them with respect to their application in management. The course is also focusing on different approaches to psychology of individuals, motivation theories and approaches to psychology of personalities.

International Internship Program

In a competitive world, practical experience is an invaluable addition to classroom learning. Students in Prague may take a 3-credit International Internship, offered and accredited by Richmond, the American International University in London. Richmond is an independent, non-profit international university of liberal arts and professional studies with a student population of approximately 1,500. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Students will receive credit from Richmond for the internship course. In addition to the internship, students select up to 4 courses from the Central and Eastern European Studies Program (CESP) at the University of Economics.

The International Internship provides vital insights into a career field, experience in the global workplace, practical exposure to demands of specific jobs and development of professional and personal skills. It also provides a valuable perspective on Czech culture and the opportunity to interact with local people and experience other approaches and viewpoints in the workplace.

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International Internship

The Prague internship aims to provide students from all disciplines and majors with the intellectual, professional, and personal skills that will enable them to function well in a culturally diverse working environment in all key job sectors. Internship assessments have been designed to help the student reflect on the skills they are learning and the benefits gained from the internship experience, and also to help them determine if their current career goals are the correct fit for them. All internships are supervised by faculty, who grade students’ coursework and who work closely with each student to ensure that the internship experience is successful.