University of Economics - Prague

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Phdtobe, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet 版主 Moderator

    These business-type degree programs typically hold little interest for me but I looked at this one because I had never heard of this school before. It turns out that there are 6 different areas of specialization offered - Finance & Accounting, International Relations, Business Administration, Informatics and Statistics, Economics, and Management. That's a pretty diverse collection Also, 5,000 euros is about 6,100 USD. That's really cheap. Not "UNISA-cheap" but waaay better than a US school Anyway, here's the PDF
  3. heirophant

    heirophant Active Member

    I'd never heard of it either. But apparently it's a big deal in the Czech context. Many prominent Czechs have graduated from it, including several previous Presidents and Prime Ministers, including current Czech President Milos Zeman. It looks well connected to the Czech government, elite in that sense. An International Relations degree from there would be attractive to me, assuming that I was in the market for such things.
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  4. May very well be a great school, but it has quite possibly one of the most generic sounding names I've ever heard. It's kind of like naming a dental school the University of Dentistry.
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  5. Kizmet

    Kizmet 版主 Moderator

    Yeah, you're right. But if that's the worst that can be said about this place then it might be a great find. Thanks PhDtobe.
  6. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Yes, and like naming a law school The University of Law...

    Seriously though, this sounds far less weird to me. Eastern Bloc schools had boring names like these. Russian counterpart to this is Higher School of Economics.
  7. mintaru

    mintaru Member

    That school is known here in Germany, but is it really just called "University of Economics"? In German, it is either called "Wirtschaftsuniversität in Prag" ("University of Economics in Prague"), sometimes slightly shortened to "Wirtschaftsuniversität Prag" ("Prague University of Economics"), or it is called "Wirtschaftshochschule in Prag", a literal translation of its Czech name. By the way, there is also a University of Economics in Slovakia, the University of Economics in Bratislava (, and one in Poland, Wrocław University of Economics (
  8. Kizmet

    Kizmet 版主 Moderator

    Hmmm. I seem to remember that there's an Economics school in London but I can't quite recall the name . . . :cool:
  9. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    That's the naming convention. In Soviet system, every school was either "X State University", "X Pedagogical Institute", "X Polytechnic Institute", " X Institute of Y", "X Agricultural Academy", or "X Academy of Y". Institutions of the same type followed the same naming scheme. My mother graduated from "Kyiv Pedagogical Institute", or "pedinstitut" in colloquial, as most teachers did. My father transferred from the "pedinstitut", graduating from "Kyiv Institute for Physical Culture" - a school for coaches and PE teachers, natural choice for an athlete. As a special honor, a school could have "named after Someone Important" attached, "V. I. Lenin" being the highest distinction; some further got avarded a decoration that also got attached to the name ("X Order of the Red Banner of Labor Institute of Y named after V. I. Lenin"). Illustration of the latter is an actual name for the subway system, "Leningrad Order of Lenin Metropolitan named after V. I. Lenin".

    After USSR collapsed, schools in Ukraine underwent name inflation, so pedinstitut is now "M. Dragomanov National Pedagogical University", and PE school is "National University of Physical Culture and Sports. My alma mater, after a century of being known as "Kyiv Politekh" or "Politechnicum", got its current 9-word name (National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"). I don't think that's for the better.
  10. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    "Capitalist Roader Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute."
  11. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Yeah. A compensation for losing the "Order of Lenin" and "named after 50th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution". That country was insane.
  12. Does anyone know what their "entrance exam" consists of and where it can be taken?
  13. mintaru

    mintaru Member

    All you say is certainly true, and I fully understand why you think it applies here, but it doesn't! The University of Economics in Prague was established, with its current name, in 1919. In 1918, the Austro-Hungarian Empire ceased to exist and the first Czechoslovak Republic was established. The top school in the field of economics in the Austro-Hungarian Empire was the Wirtschaftshochschule Wien, now called Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, or in English Vienna University of Economics and Business. As I said before, the literal German translation of the Czech name of that school in Prague is Wirtschaftshochschule. That is where this name comes from, and that's also the reason why I mentioned the German translation of that name in an earlier post. By the way, the same applies to the University of Economics in Bratislava, which, however, was established in 1940 and got its name from the school in Prague.

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