The International Business & Economics program offers a variety of courses focusing in International Business, International Economics, Globalization, Finance, Communications and more. Students study in the Central and East European Studies (CESP) division of the University of Economics, Prague with other international students. With several corporate partners and memberships to organizations such as CEMS (Community of European Management Schools) and PIM (Partnership in International Management), UE is recognized as one of the most prestigious universities in Europe for Economics.
All courses are instructed in English, with the exception of the Czech language course. The courses are taught by host university faculty (native Czech professors and business professionals) and are held in the UE's newest addition to its campus in central Prague, a ten-minute walk to the ISA Prague office. To ensure a fuller cultural immersion, ISA students must enroll in beginning Czech language, unless they have already completed one semester of college-level Czech language prior to their participation in the program. As an added cultural benefit, all students participating in this program are paired with a local Czech student throughout their semester abroad, in the "Buddy System" program offered through the CESP.
All students are required to take beginning Czech Language as one of their courses. Students who have already taken Czech language and would like to opt out of the beginning Czech language course must complete a language proficiency exam upon arrival to determine whether they may do so.
A $750 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
Minimum Admissions Prerequisites
Students must have at least a sophomore (second year) status at their home university at the time of participation.
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
Courses are weighted according to the ECTS system. Each course is 46 contact hours, worth 7 ECTS credits. Per the University of Economics, Prague (UEP), 7 ECTS credits represent 3 U.S. semester credits.
Transcripts are issued in U.S. semester credit hours.
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