Doctoral degree

The Faculty of Business and Economics offers two accredited PhD degree programmes:

Study programme duration price per academic year
Economics and Management 3 years 65 000 CZK (approximately 2 550 EUR)
Finance * 4 years 65 000 CZK (approximately 2 550 EUR)

* Re-accreditation in progress, decision is expected in May.

PhD degree programmes represent the very top level of university degree programmes and students can reach this level only after achieving Bachelor's and Master's degree. PhD degree programmes are open to holders of a Master's degree in corresponding subject areas who are interested in scientific work in a research-oriented environment.

The main objective of the PhD study is to prepare students for scientific work. This is achieved through providing students with specialized training in a relatively narrow field, focused on the student's scholarly activities. Study contents come from an individual study plan, which defines particular courses to be taken, focus of the dissertation, and individual activities of the student.After a successful defense of the dissertation, the student is awarded the PhD degree.

The degree can be taken in a full-time or a part-time form. Students in full-time form attend the University regularly. Apart from meeting the requirements stated in the study plan students also participate in teaching. Students in the part-time form of study do not have to attend the University regularly but they have to attend consultations and take part in other events related to fulfilling their study plan according to the guidelines set by the supervisor.


Economics and Management

The three-year degree programme is open to all graduates of the master's programme "Economics and management" or related programmes. Due to the organisation of studies (based on an individual cooperation of the supervisor with the student) and capacity limits of possible supervisors - professors and associate professors - it is possible to accept about 10 students yearly to this programme.

Application for the programme is only possible directly via the online form, which will be open here in March 2022 and will remain till May 31st.  Candidates are also required to submit:

  1. Intent of dissertation (template here)
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Motivation letter

Application form

All candidates have to go through the entrance examination, objective of which is to discuss a proposal of the research topic, and to review the professional and research skills, and applicant's skills to work independently and creatively.

Content of studies is represented by four disciplines. Three of them are compulsory:

Further on students select one specialization subject from the following offer:

Study in a doctoral programme is monitored and evaluated by the Specialist board. Proceeding into the higher years of studies is conditioned by fulfilment of the individual study plan and positive evaluation by the supervisor.


Finance*

* Re-accreditation in progress, decision is expected in May.

This four-year degree programme is open to all graduates of the master's degree program “Finance”, or related programs. Due to the organization of studies (based on an individual cooperation of a supervisor and his/her student) and the capacity of the supervisors (from among professors and associate professors) it is possible to admit about 10 students per year to this programme.

Application for the programme is supposed to be open in April 2022, depending on the accreditation decision. Candidates are also required to submit the intent of dissertation (template here), and their CV.

All candidates have to go through the entrance examination, objective of which is to discuss a proposal of the research topic, and to review the professional and research skills, and applicant's skills to work independently and creatively.

In terms of professional and academic study content the student focuses on at least four professional disciplines and one language. First and foremost are the three mandatory courses:

  • Economics – supervised by Department of Economics;
  • Methodology of Science – supervised by Department of Statistics and Operations Researh;
  • Theory of Finance – supervised by Department of Finance;/li>
  • Economic policy and administration – supervised by Department of Finance.

Furthermore, doctoral student chooses at least one specialized course from the following options:

  • International Taxation and Tax systems – supervised by Department of Accounting and Taxes;
  • Financial Accounting and International Accounting Standards – supervised by Department of Accounting and Taxes;
  • Theory of finance – supervised by Department of Finance;
  • Quantitative Methods – supervised by Department of Statistics and Operation Analysis.

Study regulations

The most important regulations related to the doctoral studies include the relevant parts of the following measures: