The Prague University of Economics and Business offers nine doctoral study programmes. An overview with detailed programmes’ descriptions is available in the brochure on this website.
All important information regarding the English PhD. programmes offered at the VŠE can be found here. For more information please contact Ms Sabina Zukalová (sabina.zukalova [at] vse.cz) at the Office for Science and Research.
Accountancy and Financial Management
The study programme Accountancy and Financial Management focuses on the preparation of students for their future academic or research career in business or public sector. In the line with current standards in international research, the core of the programme rests on mastering of modern quantitative and qualitative research methods in business and economics, passing advanced courses in accounting and corporate finance, as well as in own research of specific topics and their presentation in top conferences in the field.
The doctoral study programme focuses on education of theoretically and practically well-prepared professionals with global overview of individual subfields of informatics, capable of conceptual thinking when creating and using information systems and of bridging between the users’ goals and requirements and the possibilities of information technology.
Central research topics of the programme are: relationship between the economic environment and informatics; IS/IT as a tool for competitiveness of an organisation; business information strategy; the role of system integrators; various IS/IT architectures; outsourcing in informatics, etc. The field also covers modern software development methodologies (such as agile approaches) and advanced techniques of data processing (knowledge discovery from databases and web, integration of semantically described data etc.).
Econometrics and Operations Research
Study programme of Econometrics and Operations Research is aimed at education of professionals in the sphere of the development of theory and applications of optimisation models, econometric modelling and forecasting, mathematical economics, optimal directing and simulation models.
The goal of the programme is to train economically educated graduates who can develop and apply methods and models of operations research in tasks of mathematical programming, theory of games, network analysis, multicriteria decision making, theory of inventories and queuing as well as econometric models in microeconomic and macroeconomic analyses.
The principal goal of the Finance doctoral programme is to prepare the students for their future university or research activity. The main stress is put on mastering modern quantitative methods, completing advanced financial subjects, solving specialized research tasks and their presentation at professional conferences and working out and defending doctoral work being a substantial scientific contribution in the sphere of theory of finance.
International and Diplomatic Studies
The doctoral programme of International and Diplomatic Studies aims to produce outstanding specialists in international relations. Its design enables students to gain advanced interdisciplinary knowledge of various international relations branches(politics, economics, international law, security, culture, and the environment) at both theoretical and empirical levels as a necessary background for their research.
International Economic Relations
This study programme enables further professional education of university-graduated professionals by acquiring of scientific qualification in the sphere of international business. Study extends the knowledge of this broad and dynamically developing field and develops skills in applying scientific methods in research in this sphere. It educates experts for independent creative work and conceptual approach to solving problems of international business and to applying newly gained knowledge in practice.
The PhD. study programme at the Faculty of Management aims to educate young researchers who can contribute to the various disciplines under the field of management.
PhD. candidates acquire an extended knowledge from management and economics, as well as from the disciplines essential for the scientific work in academia, i.e. research methodology and design or quantitative/qualitative research methods. This allows the graduates to apply for a job not only in academia or research in general,but also in business areas where the scientific or evidence-based approach is required.
Management and Managerial Economics
In the programme Management and Managerial Economics, the research activities of PhD. students are focused on such topics as the business strategy in a European context; innovation strategies of multinational firms; restructuring and revitalization of companies; management of the growth of start-ups; management of company value; entrepreneur of family firms, management of logistic chains; management of human resources in multicultural environment; economic evaluation of cultural organization; and other related matters.
The main goal the doctoral study programme of Statistics is the education of top-ranking researchers and specialists with profound statistics education, knowledge of foreign and domestic literature and with ability to participate in challenging applications at solving important macroeconomic, financial, corporate and other problems.
Teaching in doctoral study programme of Statistics is to give the PhD. candidates an opportunity to study difficult field of statistics with stress on contemporary development of statistics theory as well as to inform them about new application possibilities and access to data analysis concerning foreign contemporary trends in this field.