Degree programme objectives

The Economics study programme offers a way for students to obtain knowledge in the area of economic theory in terms of its development, its alternative forms, and the substance of its argumentation. Moreover, this knowledge is combined with mastering the basics of quantitative tools and techniques used both in economics and in other scientific disciplines. Students are introduced gradually to the basics of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and the history of economic thought. They can be deeply informed in the areas of applied mathematics, statistics, and econometric modelling. The aim is to prepare professionals able to solve theoretical and applied economic problems, experts possessing the ability to think analytically based on mastering the techniques of theoretical economics and understanding of the relevance and limits of their use.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The Economics study programme offers a way for students to obtain knowledge in the area of economic theory in terms of its development, its alternative forms, and the substance of its argumentation. Moreover, this knowledge is combined with mastering the basics of quantitative tools and techniques used both in economics and in other scientific disciplines. Students are introduced gradually to the basics of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and the history of economic thought. They can be deeply informed in the areas of applied mathematics, statistics, and econometric modelling. The aim is to prepare professionals able to solve theoretical and applied economic problems, experts possessing the ability to think analytically based on mastering the techniques of theoretical economics and understanding of the relevance and limits of their use.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • master the main theoretical concepts in economics and understand the contents of current texts in the area of modern economics
    • apply theoretical knowledge to solve specific economic case studies, including the building of formal models
    • comment on and interpret current economic developments within the context of modern economic theories, even possibly using appropriate quantitative tools and techniques
    • identify analytically hidden connections and consequences of the economic impacts of economic policy
    • write an academic text dealing with problems of economics and economic policy, which includes competent arguments and their own opinions based on quantitative analysis of empirical data
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Mastering economic ways of thinking and general-purpose quantitative methods opens the door for graduates into the world of economy, finance, business economics, and applied economic policy. Students may profile their specialization within the appropriate choice of thesis topic and the supervisor. The graduates are well prepared for the labour market, especially after finishing the Master’s degree study programme. Specific knowledge and analytical skills predispose graduates for work on simpler applications in the analytical departments of commercial banks, analytical and consulting firms, and government and international organizations where they can participate in working with quantitative models for financial and macroeconomic forecasts, the impact of alternative testing strategies and scenarios, and creating simpler financial and macroeconomic analysis.

  • Practical Training

    Practical training is not an obligatory part of the study plan.

  • Goals of Theses

    The final theses are thematically focused both in theoretical and applied and empirical economics. The topics include the application of mathematical and statistical methods in economics, the economic modeling (micro and macro), and topis in the history of economic theory and the methodology of economics. To be more precise, they cover the areas of:

    * application of basic econometric or statistical tools and techniques for solving economic problems in any area of economics and using data from their own empirical research or publicly available data;

    * methodology of economics (survey and evaluation of methodological tools and approaches to problems and concepts of contemporary economics).

    * history of economic thought (defining the opinions of various schools of economics and economists to phenomena in the real world and the world of theoretical economics);

    Typical contributions of the final thesis include:

    * processing, understanding, and explaining a selected economic problem from the perspective of economic theory or in the historical context of the development of economic thought;

    * formalizing an economic problem and its solution at a theoretical (model approach) or empirical level;

    * applying basic mathematical and statistical tools and techniques to real data and interpreting the results in order to solve a problem or economic question.

  • Access to Further Studies

    After completing the Bachelor’s degree study programme, it is possible to continue further studies in the Master’s degree study programme in Economics, Economic Policy, Economic Policy and International Relations, and Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Economics..

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Basic information

Abbreviation
B-EKON
Type
Bachelor's degree programme
Profile
academic
Degree
Bc.
Length of studies
3 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

312
number of active students
35
number of theses/dissertations

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