The Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics, Prague (VŠE), was founded in 1991 as a successor of the original Faculty of Commerce. At the Faculty of International Relations, the branch of study – Economics of Foreign Trade – was changed to double branches – International Trade and Tourism; the former has today the largest number of students in the Faculty. Further branches oriented towards Business and Law, International Politics and Diplomacy as well as European Integration and Political Sciences emerged during the nineties. Nowadays the Faculty hassome 250 employees, and in the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D.programmes there are enrolledmore than4,500 students.
Graduates of both the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes find fulfilment in the commercial sphere, particularly within multinational corporations that greatly appreciate their exceptionally high standard of linguistic abilities and broadly based knowledge. Graduates’ proficiency is given by interdisciplinary nature of the instruction provided by VŠE.
A large number of the Faculty’s Bachelors and Masters can take advantage of opportunities to study abroad. Since the early nineties the Faculty has been practicing a credit-based system of study, and it has developed and put in place the necessary mechanism for enabling the exchange of students’ transfer and accumulation of credits as provided for by ECTS (the European Credit Transfer System).
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