New opportunities for GSB students - Prague University of Economics and Business
Prague University of Economics and Business (VŠE) became a direct partner of the HSE Graduate School of Business. Previously, GSB students could participate in the exchange programme with VŠE at the university level, having to compete for places with students from all HSE University. The renewal of the terms of cooperation between universities ensured that the Graduate School of Business received its own quota for student exchange.
Prague University of Economics and Business (VŠE), founded in 1953, is the biggest public university in the field of economics and business in the Czech Republic.
VŠE has six faculties offering applicants a broad spectrum of bachelor, master, PhD and MBA study programs.
Currently, there are about 14,000 students at VŠE.
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’s degree programs „International Business – Central European Business Realities“ and „Mezinárodní obchod“ (taught at the Faculty of International Relations) are EFMD Accredited (European Foundation for Management Development). International MBA program 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.
VŠE is ranked by the Financial Times annually 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.
VŠE is a member of numerous international organizations and networks such as the international strategic alliance CEMS (Global Alliance in Management Education) and PIM (Partnership in International Management).
Many significant Czech and foreign economists have obtained the university’s honoris causa title; these include, for instance, the Nobel Prize winners Prof. Robert A. Mundell, Prof. Milton Friedman, or Prof. Gary S. Becker.
VŠE provides its students with a high quality study environment and conditions. The university library contains more than 430 thousand books and 330 journals and provides access to numerous electronic databases with e-journals and periodicals on a broad range of topics. Students may use hundreds of computer stations on campus, a wireless network, or the modern Integrated Study Information System (InSIS). For students who do not come from Prague, there are almost 4,000 beds available at the university’s dormitory facilities.
VŠE supports many student clubs and activities. Examples of these activities include a choir, a chamber orchestra, a folklore group, a film club, a theatre group, and student journals. International student organizations are present and there is a wide-range of interest associations at VŠE too.
The mission of VŠE is to provide Czech and foreign students with higher education, of a superior quality, in a wide range of managerial, economic and other degree programs at Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree levels. These courses of studies help the graduates to obtain excellent employment on the international labor market. All VŠE study programs are provided by highly qualified, competent and motivated academics.