General study info

The Faculty of Economics and Administration offers full-time, as well as part-time, Bachelor, follow-up Master and PhD courses of study to the Czech students.

Bachelor's Study Programmes

Economic Policy and Administration

  • Public Economics and Administration

  • Economics and Customs Administration

  • Economics for Criminalists

Economics and Management

  • Enterprise Management

  • Economics and Operation in Enterprises

  • Security Management in Enterprises

System Engineering and Informatics

  • Informatics in Public Administration

  • Regional and Information Management

  • Information and Security Systems

Follow-up Master's Study Programmes

Economic Policy and Administration

  • Economics of Public Sector

  • Regional Development 

 System Engineering and Informatics

  • Informatics in Public Administration

  • Regional and Information Management

  • Insurance Engineering

Doctoral Study Programmes

Economic Policy and Administration

  • Regional and Public Economics

Economics and Management

  • Management

System Engineering and Informatics

  • Informatics in Public Administration

Applied Informatics

  • Applied Informatics



Bachelor's Study Programmes

Informatics and System Engineering - a full-time course only

Follow-up Master's Study Programmes

Informatics and System Engineering - a full-time course only

Regional Development and Governance - a full-time course only

Doctoral Study Programmes

Economic Policy and Administration

  • Regional and Public Economics – full-time and part-time courses

System Engineering and Informatics

  • Informatics in Public Administration – full-time and part-time courses

 Applied Informatics

  • Applied Informatics – full-time and part-time courses


Study programme: Economic Policy and Administration

Field of study: Public Economics and Administration

The Bachelor study programme is designed to provide its graduates with the professional knowledge and skills required for the qualified execution of economic-administration activities at lower and middle managerial levels, as well as in professional positions across the entire public administration sector, especially in the areas of public budgets, financing, property administration and accounting. The graduates are further qualified for economics-oriented positions in organizations established by municipalities, infrastructure organizations and non-profit organizations. The graduates acquire practical skills mainly in the fields of economics, public administration, marketing, accounting, administrative law and the application of modern information technologies. The study branch is available as both a full-time and part-time study course.

Field of study: Economics and Customs Administration

The Bachelor study programme is designed to provide its graduates, having completed three years of study, with the necessary qualifications to execute professional activities in customs' administration as well as in other institutions dealing with customs' issues within the framework of public administration or government. The graduates can also find jobs in the private sector, i.e. in companies oriented towards foreign trade and within shipping agencies.

The graduates acquire general knowledge in the areas of microeconomic and macroeconomic theories, economics, finance and accounting and capital markets. The course's graduates draw significant specific expertise from subjects related to customs issues (Customs Administration, Tax and Customs Administration, World Economy, Customs Law, European Integration, etc.) as well as from subjects introducing them to legal issues (Introduction to Law, Introduction to Administrative Law, Commercial and Criminal Law). Non-profit organizations are not left out as their position is often rather specifically mentioned in the context of the national customs' policy. The graduate has a basic knowledge of information technologies and the necessary knowledge of information systems in public administration. Mandatory courses also include English language lessons. This study course is only available as a part-time course.

Field of study: Economics for Criminalists

The aim of this course is to provide its attendants with the professional expertise necessary in positions dealing with economic crime, especially in the investigating departments of the Czech Police System, or at the Ministry of Internal Affairs or at the Ministry of Justice. However, the graduates also acquire knowledge in the fields of economics, finance, management and public administration, which enables them to seek a professional career outside the Police of the Czech Republic, namely in governmental and self-governing organizations (for instance the prison service, audit departments in public administration organizations, civil security agencies, revenue offices).

The above-referenced areas of expertise correspond with the syllabus of this study course. The graduates acquire a basic knowledge in the fields of economic theories, mathematic and statistical disciplines and law. Theoretical subjects serve as a basis for the study of follow-up specialized subjects whose objective is to provide specific skills for the identification and detection of economic crime. The objective of this course of study is to master the basics of information technologies, information networks and database technologies with a special emphasis on data security and protection. The graduates use this knowledge to identify and evaluate economic data and to assess computer crime. The inclusion of foreign language lessons in the syllabus completes the standard level of the Bachelor's course of study. This course is offered only as a part-time course.

Field of study: Economics of Public Sector

This two-year Master programme is the immediate continuation of the Bachelor course of study in 'Public Economics and Administration'. The programme is designed to help its graduates to find positions in both the economic departments of self-governing organizations and in state government and also within monetary or capital market organizations, which is reflected in the composition of its syllabus. The graduates obtain essential knowledge in the areas of economics, banking, managerial informatics, economic policy, tax theory, insurance systems and regional management, etc. The study course also includes the issues of the economics and management of non-profit organizations and of the public sector as a whole. This programme is available as both a full-time and part-time course.

The students with excellent results can enrol into the PhD programme entitled 'Economic Policy and Administration' specializing in the study of 'Regional and Public Economics'.

This study course is built upon two fundamental scientific fields: 'Public Economics' and 'Regional Economics'. The PhD study programme reflects upon the needs of the European economic region. At the same time it puts the accent on the dynamic development of information and communication technologies applied in the management of regional development.

The study programme is oriented towards the issues of the economic efficiency of individual entities operating within a region, as well as upon the issues of the economic efficiency of a region as a whole.

The PhD study programme complies with the scientific and research goals of the Faculty focusing on the analysis and modelling of regions and their information interconnection.

Study programme: Economics and Management

Field of study: Enterprise Management

The Enterprise Management Study Programme is the newly accredited field of study at the Faculty of Economics and Administration. Graduates of this study programme can be active in the profit and non-profit entrepreneurial sphere, in public administration and various positions in production plants and service-related firms.

The focus of the study lies in preparation of students to master processes accompanying the establishment of small and medium-size businesses, management of their activities, management of foundations or civic associations, management of long-term development as well as crisis management, moreover it emphasises the acquiring of practical experience for performing managerial posts.

The curriculum content structure of the Enterprise Management Study Programme includes four main areas of knowledge: economy and applied economic disciplines for the company level, management and specific managerial activities, information technologies including mathematic and statistic disciplines and other knowledge, particularly law and foreign languages. The specifics of this field of study lies in a double specialisation, from where students can choose between the Management of Small and Medium-size Businesses or Managerial Ethics specialisation starting from the fourth term. This study programme is offered to full-time as well as part-time students.

Study programme: System Engineering and Informatics

Field of study: Informatics in Public Administration

The Bachelor course of study is offered as both a full-time and part-time course. Its syllabus is designed to qualify students to become experts in the activities connected with the administration of networks, development of www pages and maintenance of information systems in public administration, with institutions established by public administration and with non-profit organizations, etc.

The basic components of this study course are the modules of the subjects dealing with informatics, communications technologies, information systems, presentation, economics and management of public administration as well as related administrative and legal fields.

The follow-up Master programme of 'Informatics in Public Administration' is offered to full-time and part-time students. The basic structure of this course consists of subjects taken from the modules of mathematical application and informatics; whereas the significant part of the syllabus is comprised by subjects based on economic theories (Macro and Microeconomics, Economic Policy and Development of Economic Theories), administration sciences, law, applied economics and regional sciences. The characteristic feature of this course is the creative use of ICT in the area of information systems where an emphasis is placed upon data security and protection, upon the acquisition of data from information sources, upon the creation and utilization of tools supporting decision making in public administration and upon the creation and application of geographic information systems for managerial activities within an administrative territory.

The objective of the 'Informatics in Public Administration' course, taught as a part of the 'System Engineering and Informatics' programme, is the education of qualified experts for a wide range of positions in economics and administration; whereby such experts should be able to propose, implement, professionally develop and apply information and communication technologies and to use computer-supported methods in decision making processes.

Field of study: Regional and Information Management

This course is also structured as a three-year Bachelor course and a follow-up, two-year Master course. This course is also introduced in English to foreign students.

The Bachelor course graduates master basic knowledge in the field of system engineering and informatics acquired mainly by passing subjects such as Essentials of  Informatics, System Integration, Operating Systems and Introduction to Computer Networks, etc. This body of knowledge is further enlarged with data from management, regional sciences and economic theories. Professional preparation also includes a supervised professional internship.

The graduates can find positions in state administration, self-governing bodies and specific regional organizations at a lower management level. The course is available as a full-time and part-time course.

The two-year Master programme that follows on from the Bachelor course of the same name is offered to full-time as well as part-time students. The study programme is designed to prepare experts who are specialized in the issues of regional management at middle and higher levels, who have acquired sufficient knowledge about the systemic approach to regional management, about the mutual connection of microeconomic and macroeconomic aspects at a regional level, and who, above all, master information technologies for the needs of the administration and management of a regional as well as of individual economic entities connected to such a region. The information acquired in the fields of informatics, system sciences, economic disciplines, regional sciences and management enables the graduates to find positions in the non-profit sector as well as in the business sector tied with the region.

Field of study: Information and Security Systems

A new field of study, opened in the 2005/2006 academic year for the first time, is the three-year Bachelor Study Programme – Information and Security Systems.

The concept of this field is based on findings of the European Union and the Czech Chamber of Detective Services concerning the ever growing importance of issues of Business Intelligence (BI) and Competitive Intelligence (CI). A graduate of this study programme will acquire knowledge and skills from the area of information and communication technologies, classic detective technology, business and intelligence technology as well as lobbying technology. Students will be able to use the systematic approach in solving various problems concerning security services focusing on the area of the Business Intelligence and Competitive Intelligence with the maximum utilisation of the existing information and communication technologies (ICT). Practical education for full-time students also includes short-term training practice.

It is presumed that the Bachelor Study Programme – ISS will open for graduates the possibilities of holding posts in the area of private security protection of economic interests of businesses. Graduates can be employed by state administration (the area of investments, prognosis preparation, the economic entities established by municipal authorities) furthermore by institutions dealing with issues of security (industry security, rescue service system, general – town police of the Czech Republic, secret services) and also by municipal authorities (positions in the department of regional development, the department of investments, the department of defence and protection – etc.).

This study programme is offered to full-time as well as part-time students.

Field of study: Insurance Engineering

The new field of study - Insurance Engineering is the newly accredited two-year follow-up Master Study Programme, which provides education in the area of the commercial insurance industry emphasising application of information technologies and quantitative methods used in management and decision making. The teaching includes knowledge and skills of how to achieve more efficient prevention and exposure of economic crime in general and insurance fraud in particular. This field of study is intended for graduates of the Bachelor Study Programme – System Engineering and Informatics and for students of the Bachelor Study Programmes – Economic Policy and Administration or Economics and Management.

The content structure of the follow-up Master Study Programme - Insurance Engineering places the emphasis on economic disciplines, insurance issues, quantitative methods, informatics and system engineering.

The fact that this field of study is a part of the System Engineering and Informatics Study Programme is a guarantee of its graduates being able to use computer technologies, large database systems and other information sources of commercial insurance companies and other financial institutions for risk management, solvency and cash flow checks, investment strategy, targeted marketing, exposing insurance frauds, etc.

The most successful graduates can take the PhD course in 'System Engineering and Informatics' that comprises educational activities organized by three Faculties (The Faculty of Economics and Administration of the University of Pardubice, the Faculty of Economics of the Technical University of Liberec and the Faculty of Management and Information Technology of the University of Hradec Králové). The programme has not been conceived as a parallel course of study, given at the participating faculties, but as a common course of study that depends upon counts on both student and lecturer mobility. All three faculties are equipped with modern information infrastructures and a fast Internet connection, which markedly improves mutual communication.

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