Business Economy and Management

Economics and management of enterprises is the basis of prosperity of society.

Doctoral degree programme, full-time study mode, Czech, 4 years 
Doctoral degree programme, combined form, Czech, 4 years 
Doctoral degree programme, full-time study mode, English, 4 years 
Doctoral degree programme, combined form, English, 4 years 
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The aim of this type of study is to offer further professional growth opportunities to graduates of the Master’s degree programme in economics who specialize in business economics and management. The study encompasses the following aspects:

- acquiring and employing scientific methods,

- developing theoretical knowledge and approaches,

- developing the ability to utilize extensive theoretical and factual information databases

- developing the ability to deal with business economics and management issues independently and aiming for complexity and theoretical accounts of the solutions.


After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

  • understand the theories, approaches, and methods in the field of business economics and management at the level of world knowledge
  • creatively use these theories, approaches, and methods to solve complex problems in the field of business economics and management
  • contribute to the development of the science of business economics and management
  • communicate personal knowledge to members of the scientific community and managers from practice at the international level

Graduates of the Business Economy and Management doctoral degree study programme can apply for work in universities with an economic and managerial focus. They can also work as specialists in large multinational companies and consulting organizations.


The standard duration of studies is four years; the maximum period from enrolment until the proper graduation is twice the period of standard study.

The study is carried out under the guidance of a supervisor and is governed by an individual study plan approved by the departmental council.

In the course of their studies, the students are required to earn a minimum of 240 credits, out of which at least 120 credits are awarded for the submission of the dissertation thesis.

The students are obliged to attend:

type A/required subjects - required subjects of the common base (Econometrics, Metodology I,II) + field-related required subjects

type B/required elective subjects with a minimum value of 10 credits (the course Teaching assistance can yield a maximum of 25 credits per study)

type C/elective subject

In accordance with the focus of the study programme and after agreement with the supervisor, the students can further choose type C/elective subjects from the current offer of optional subjects within the field or in other fields available at the Faculty of Economics and Administration or Masaryk University as a whole.

Within the type A/required subject of Literature Study, students study world literature and journals relevant to the topic of their dissertation during the first two terms. Based on the knowledge about the current state of research in the area concerned, they specify the research problem investigated in the dissertation and create a project for their research during the third term. From the third term on, the students attend the subject Dissertation Preparation, in which they carry out all the activities necessary for their dissertation under their supervisors’ guidance.


Conditions for proper graduation from the doctoral study programme are:

- gain credits by passing the subjects in the prescribed composition, with a minimum total of 240 credits

- spend at least one month of their studies at a foreign institution (except for Slovakia) or participate in an international creative project the findings of which are published or presented abroad, or is otherwise directly involved in international co-operation

- pass the state doctoral examination

- defend the dissertation thesis.

The state doctoral examination tests the theoretical and methodological knowledge related to the study programme. The general requirements for the exam are included in the programme content; specific requirements represent the thematic areas related to the thesis statements.

Together with the application for the state exam, the students submit their thesis statements, which document 1) the degree of the students’ orientation in the published results of research, and 2) the relevance and theoretical soundness of the chosen research procedure. The state doctoral examination takes the form of a debate on the submitted thesis statements, and the questions are considered in the broader context of the given field. The aim is to demonstrate the readiness of the students for independent research activity in the field.


Field of study specifications

Field of Study: Business Economy and Management
Abbreviation: PEM
Code: 6208V086
Type: doctoral degree programme
Degree: Ph.D.
Accreditation: to 31/12/2024
Programme: P6230 D-EKM4 Economy and Management (4-years)
Faculty of Economics and Administration
Field of study guaranteed by:
Faculty of Economics and Administration
Field guarantor:
prof. Ing. Ladislav Blažek, CSc.