Degree programme objectives

The Public Economy and Administration study programme is not only for people interested in working in public administration (at municipal and regional authorities, ministries, and institutions of these offices in operation), but for anyone who wants to understand the relationships between the public and private sectors, whether they later find employment in the private, public, or non-governmental non-profit sector. Students are encouraged to employ critical thinking during their study and strengthen their capacity for analysis and reasoning, gaining a deep knowledge of the system of public finance and administration and on the effective management of public funds, both on the part of public revenues (tax system, the administration of taxes and fees), and on the side of public expenditures in various spheres. Part of this field is also the issue of the non-profit sector, i.e. non-profit studies.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The Public Economy and Administration study programme is not only for people interested in working in public administration (at municipal and regional authorities, ministries, and institutions of these offices in operation), but for anyone who wants to understand the relationships between the public and private sectors, whether they later find employment in the private, public, or non-governmental non-profit sector. Students are encouraged to employ critical thinking during their study and strengthen their capacity for analysis and reasoning, gaining a deep knowledge of the system of public finance and administration and on the effective management of public funds, both on the part of public revenues (tax system, the administration of taxes and fees), and on the side of public expenditures in various spheres. Part of this field is also the issue of the non-profit sector, i.e. non-profit studies.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • To adopt the basics of economic thinking, to explain basic theoretical and methodological knowledge from general economic theory and to use them in solving specific problems, or to formulate recommendations for administrative or economic practice
    • know the main theoretical concepts and understand the contents of contemporary texts in one of these areas: public economics, public administration, or public finances
    • apply theoretical knowledge to solve specific models of case studies
    • appropriately interpret and comment on current developments in an area of public policy in the European context, including proposed solutions
    • analyse statistical data from the public sector and non-profit sector and know how to use them appropriately in discussions
    • identify hidden connections and link the economic impact of public and non-profit sectors based on the acquired analytical skills and practical experience through internships
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The students of this program are mainly trained for the performance of managerial, economic or administrative professions in the public and non-governmental non-profit sector.

    Graduates will be able to work in public administration and in institutions where regional aspects need to be considered during the decision-making processes.

    Graduates will be able to work in fields such as employment and social security, health service, social services, education, culture, physical culture, and sports. They will be able to work as skilled economists in the spheres of housing and technical infrastructure, and in the field of public administration, including military, police, judiciary, penal system, etc. They will be able to find work in the field of tax and duty administration.

  • Practical Training

    The Department offers the subject "Intership" in each semester. Certain locations in specific firms or offices, other departments, if interested in intership, the student can find himself / herself and ask the teacher for the subject to agree to his / her enrollment and graduation. Intership, a student stays in a company or office must be at least three weeks (15 business days) - and usually not longer. Intership may take place at any time during the holidays, the examination period or the semester - however, the student intership does not entitle to an excuse from the compulsory parts of teaching subjects that are students enrolled in the semester. The total number of credits that can be student awarded for his/her graduation depends on the duration of the practice and on its complexity and must be approved by a teacher who also confirms the completion of the subject with a certain number of credits in IS MU.

  • Goals of Theses

    Master thesis is the compulsory part of the study programme. Formally, the thesis should get along with the rules published in the Student manual: "http://www.econ.muni.cz/zaverecna-prace".

    Master thesis aims primarily at the application of both the theoretical background and practical skills by analysis of particular topic cover public economy, public finance, administration or the economy of the non-profit sector.

  • Access to Further Studies

    After completing the Master’s degree study programme, it is possible to continue further studies in any doctoral degree study programme (after satisfying the admission requirements).

  • Additional Information
    Actual information, discussion, and current lectures can be found at department facebook profile: "http://www.facebook.com/pg/QKatedraVerejneEkonomieMU"

Basic information

Type
Master's degree programme (following the Bachelor's one)
Profile
academic
Degree
Ing.
Length of studies
2 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

59
number of active students
31
number of theses/dissertations

Faculty of Economics and Administration
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