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Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economics and Finance Martin Gregor (Director of IES) ˇ Michal Cervinka (Coordinator of BEF) Eva Bogrenov´a (PR Specialist for BEF) IES, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague Web: http://ies.fsv.cuni.cz E-mails: martin.gregor@fsv.cuni.cz michal.cervinka@fsv.cuni.cz eva.bogrenova@fsv.cuni.cz

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Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economi


Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

About IES I

Charles University I I I I I I

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Faculty od Social Sciences I I I

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founded on April 7, 1348 (666th anniversary of its founding in 2014) more than 53 000 students in 17 faculties (14 in Prague) no campus, almost 150 buildings QS World University Ranking 2015: 151–200 Webometrics World Ranking, Spring 2015: 96 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014: 201–300 Economics, Political Science, Area Studies, Sociology, Media Studies 5 institutes plus research centers founded on June 1, 1990

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Czech and English degree study programs - Bachelors, Masters, PhDs - of Economics and Finance research cooperation with FEEM, Oxford, Toulouse, Berkeley, Cornell, Harvard, Maryland, McGill, Queensland, LSE, MIT, Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, CERGE-EI, MFF UK, UTIA, VSE IES CUNI BEF

Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economi


Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

Economics and Econometrics at Charles University in Prague I I I I I I I I I I I I

QS World University Ranking 2015: 151–200 IDEAS RePEc Ranking, Europe 2015: Top 7% among top 5 CU fields by research excellence among top 9 CU fields by QS ranking B: 60% of regular courses in English M: 90% of regular courses in English 40+ Erasmus exchange agreements plus plenty of study opportunities in the US, South America, Asia and Australia around 80/120 outgoing/incoming students every year selective school: around 750 students in all programs, nearly 100 regular international students graduates: around 100 Bachelors, 70 Masters, 5 PhDs every year CFA Institute University Recognition ACCA F1–F3 Exams Accreditation

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Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economi


Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

Transfers to masters abroad We facilitate transition to any prestigious Master abroad: I I I I

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strong reputation of quantitative skills recommendation letters and personal recommendations sharing experience with our “expats� Masters in Economics, Econometrics, Business Economics, Health Economics, Politics, Finance and Economics, Quantitative Finance, Public Policy, Development Economics Recent examples (2015): I Oxford: Michal Prause I Cambridge: Jakub Rybak, Ondrej Dockal and Martin Milenovsky I LSE: Jan Polach I UCL: Ladislav Tuma I Warwick: Katerina Vratnikova I Columbia, Master in Financial Engineering: Marek Sabata I Princeton, PhD in Economics: Bruno Baranek I Peking University HSBC Business School: Michael Soltes I University of Zurich: Jan Krepl I Lugano University: Tomas Fiala I Leicester: Jan Sila I Vienna Uni of Economics: Victoria Dobryashkina I Humboldt University: Vojtech Pulec I University of Amsterdam: David Kuhnl IES CUNI BEF

Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economi


Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

Selected top graduates transfers 2014 Alice Nuˇslov´a - MSc in Strategy and International Management, University of St. Gallen I

“IES has sound name on prestigious universities”.

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“IES allows to develop analytical thinking, essential for economics, finance and management”.

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“I consider IES to be the best start of academic education as it opens doors to universities worldwide”.

Ondˇrej Tobek - MSc in Finance, Cambridge, UK I

“IES offers both high quality education and access to alumni network covering nearly all prestigious universities worldwide”.

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“IES professors provide excellent support for students in terms of recommendation letters and professional contacts on other universities”.

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Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

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banking, consulting, academia, international organizations, IT, think tanks Alumni of the Month I

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Adrian Luposor (MEF Charles University; Head of Expert-Grup, an economic think-tank, Moldova) Eva Hlavsova (MPhil Cambridge; Morgan Stanley, Credit Risk Associate, London) Ivona Butcher (MBA Kellogg School of Management; Magnitude Capital, New York) Jan Petrov (LLM New York University; RSBC Private Equity, Senior Associate) Libuse Vosahlikova (MBA Harvard Business School; McKinsey, New York) Michal Sinka (Berklee College of Music; now a guitar player) Pavel Dvorak (Amsterdam University; 3rd in Econometric Game, beating Harvard team; now at European Commission)

Alumni have free access to an alumni network with more than 700 members in LinkedIN. IES CUNI BEF

Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economi


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Career service I

Internships for the 3rd year students I I I

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Internships abroad I I I

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3 credits for Master students examples: OECD, banks in France Erasmus+ Work Mobility

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internships as economists and financial analysts at least 180 hours 3 credits for Bachelor students

CV consulting soft skill events: assessment center, job interviews preparations

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a pilot 4-month project with 7 mentors and 7 mentees applications for the second round closing today

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Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economi


Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

Other opportunities We collect and maintain a unique database of useful opportunities tailored specially to the IES students. I I I I I I I

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Thesis competitions and publishing Team competitions (business and investment games) Student conferences Scholarships Study abroad Internships (including Erasmus+ Work Mobility) and Job offers Bloomberg Aptitude Test I 750+ universities worldwide I 2015: 556 IES, 482 CZE, 460 World I 2014: 530 IES, 482 CZE, 471 World I 2013: 551 IES, 432 CZE, 470 World Our best individual results (in Europe, Middle East and Africa): I I I

03/2013: 2. Jan Stribny 10/2013: 5. Mikolas Volek 02/2015: 5. Robert Sevinsky IES CUNI BEF

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Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

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We are regularly inviting interesting speakers to meet the students. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I

Martin Cihak, World Bank Richard Frensch, Osteuropa Institute Iftekar Hasan, Fordham University Manfred Holler, Institute of SocioEconomics, Hamburg Jan Kaska, Best Buy Investments Pavel Kysilka, CEO, Ceska sporitelna Leos Novotny, Leo Express Mikael Zakarian, Microsoft CFO Christiana Schmieder, IMF Dmitry Shemetilo, BlackFish Capital/Factor Capital Jan Svejnar, Columbia University John Vax, MT Thaller Roberto Zamagni, University of Bologna Miroslav Singer, Czech National Bank Presidential election debate with all candidates

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Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economi


Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

Events The governor of the Czech National Bank, Miroslav Singer, gave talk in English for nearly 150 people, mostly students (April 17, 2014):

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Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economi


Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

Events HMC Meeting in Prague (May 7, 2015):

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Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economi


Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

Non-academic life - selected events in 2015 Burlesque - Gala evening of the Faculty (March 23, 2015):

IES CUNI BEF

Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economi


Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

Non-academic life - selected events in 2015 Bike-inline ride - Rector’s Sport day event in May (May 13, 2015):

IES CUNI BEF

Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economi


Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

Non-academic life - selected events in 2015 Bike-inline ride - Rector’s Sport day event in May (May 13, 2015):

IES CUNI BEF

Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economi


Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

Non-academic life - selected events in 2015 IES Alumni Picnic (May and September 2015):

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Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economi


Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

Other events and sources for information about events Events organized by IES students club: Canoeing; Skiing; Laser Tag; Softball; Table tennis tournament; Squash Tournament; 4-5 club events (in June on boat); Live music performance nights; Adoption of African children; and more... Sources: I I I I I I I I I I

Website of the faculty Website of the institute Website of the students club Facebook group of the faculty Facebook page of the faculty Facebook page of the faculty in English only Facebook group of the institute Facebook page of the institute Facebook page of the students club LinkedIn group of IES alumni IES CUNI BEF

Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economi


Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

Bachelor study program of Economics and Finance I

fee-based 3-year English degree program

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strong quantitative skills and strong finance skills

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first year students attend few special BEF courses; majority of second and third year courses are available also for students of Czech bachelor program

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some courses taught by professionals from the central bank, commercial banks and by business analysts

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180 ECTS credits, state exam and defence of thesis to graduate

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88 credits from 16 mandatory courses; up to 27 credits from optional courses (electives outside IES), remaining credits should be collected from electives - nearly 30 elective courses available

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Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economi


Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

Content of program of Economics and Finance I

subjects related to Microeconomics

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subjects related to Macroeconomics

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subjects related to Finance, Banking and Accounting

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subjects related to Mathematics, Statistics and Econometrics

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specialized subjects about the global financial crisis; european integration, etc.

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subjects for writing bachelor thesis

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specialized language classes (English; German; French; Italian, Spanish; Russian)

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beginners language classes (Czech for foreigners, Chinese)

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sport classes (running; nordic walking; tai-chi; several kind of yoga; pilates; fitness; indoor and outdoor football; floorball; futsal; volleyball; basketball; tennis; badminton; several kind of aerobic; zumba; wall-climbing; bouldering; swimming; canoeing; curling; golf)

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and everything taught at the Charles University IES CUNI BEF

Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economi


Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

How to apply All necessary information available on the faculty web. I I

Online application, no application fee, no entrance examination. Application must include: I I I I

Completed online application form (on the faculty website) Copies of all relevant diplomas and transcripts Short academic CV including relevant qualifications and experience One of the following documents assessing math abilities I

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predicted or final IB score Group 5 - Mathematics - accepted only with total score 32+ predicted A levels including Mathematics (required knowledge: Pure core 1-4, Further Pure 1-2) Suneung SAT test or SAT Math subject tests, ACT Composite score, SCIO Matematika UJOP Podebrady final Mathematics exam score 75+

Except of native speakers and graduates of English international high-schools, applicant should include a copy of their results of IELTS (6.5+ points) or TOEFL (80+ points) or equivalent

deadline for application: April 30, 2016 IES CUNI BEF

Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economi


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Evaluation takes place twice: I

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applications received before February 28 in March, results will be sent to applicants by the end of March the remaining applications in the beginning of May, results will be sent to applicants by the end of May

Successful applicants should not wait with the application for student visa, if needed

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Arrive for the student registration in mid September.

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Last (full) week of September will be devoted to Orientation week, including tours around the faculty buildings, academic orientation and registration to subjects, pub crawls, city rallies and weekend trip outside Prague with team building activities

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In case you are not selected for the BEF program, you may apply for the 1-year nondegree Short Study Visit Programme and re-apply next year – your obtained credits can be transferred

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Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economi


Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

Fees, Scholarships and BEF meetings I

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Scholarships I

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Currently the fee is set to 3,000 e per semester Some extra payments may be required during the studies (e.g. registration to Aplia etc.) Based on student’s average grades for the previous academic year, up to 20% of students get a reduction of the fee Fee reductions for siblings in the program Government scholarships and International Visegrad Fund Scholarships

BEF meetings I

We have regular meetings with students few times per semester to discuss questions of students or to deliver useful information (e.g. scholarships, applications for Erasmus+ program etc.)

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Institute of Economic Studies English degree program Bachelor in Economi


Institute of Economic Studies (IES) Bachelor program of Economics and Finance (BEF)

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