Branch Details

European Business and Finance

FPAbbreviation: MGR-EBFAcad. year: 2017/2018

Programme: Economics and Management

Length of Study: 2 years

Accredited from: 20.7.2005Accredited until: 31.8.2019


The European Business and Finance programme is a joint programme of three universities: Nottingham Trent University (GB), Karol Adamiecki University of Economics in Katowice (PL) and Brno University of Technology (CR). The joint programme was accredited in all three countries and is supported by the EU as it is based on the idea of Joint Master Degree studies as one of the outcomes of the Bologna Process. It is the first study programme of its kind in the Czech Republic.

The programme strives to educate specialists in business, trade and finance, with a stress on knowledge of the EU environment. Theoretical knowledge and practical skills of the students are developed in an international context, so that graduates could succeed on management posts in companies operating not only in the Czech Republic but also anywhere in the EU. The curriculum and teaching methods were designed to reflect both theoretical approaches and practical requirements of middle and top managers in the EU. Emphasis is placed in particular on the international and intercultural aspects of study.

The graduate is trained for posts in business entities operating in particular in the EU and posing great professional and managerial demands. The graduate is able to perform critical analyses of problems arising in business processes, financing processes and the business of international companies, to assess them and to propose standard strategic and operative managerial, financial and business solutions, obtained through theoretical study and specific practical knowledge and skills. While mastering practical managerial skills, the graduate will gain an understanding of basic legal and political processes in the EU.

Key learning outcomes

Graduates are profiled to carry out professionally and managerially challenging positions within businesses that operates mainly within the EU. Graduates of this program are able to analyze critically issues arising from business and finance processes and from business of international companies. They are able also to evaluate these processes and propose standard strategic and operational managerial, financial and business solutions obtained by theoretical study, practical knowledge and skills. Graduate understands to the basic legal, administrative and political processes in the EU by the acquisition of practical managerial skills in an environment of international companies

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Manager of international business entities that operates mainly in the European Union.

Entry requirements

Admission is conditioned on due completion of a Bachelor's programme in economics or a programme in a related field. A programme in a related field is deemed to mean a programme that includes, to a sufficient extent, subjects comprising the theoretical basis of a Bachelor's programme in economics, in particular mathematics, statistics, management, microeconomics, macroeconomics and finance.

Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2018.

The Dean decides on admission following a review of written documents submitted by the applicant
1. CV in English language,
2. Motivation letter in English language,
3. Evidence of pending or completed study in a Bachelor's programme, together with a transcript of examinations taken, and evidence of further professional activities,
4. Certificate of English language examination

All such documents must be submitted by May 31, 2018.

Successful graduates will obtain:
1. diploma of a Master of Science (abbreviated "MSc") signed by Nottingham Trent University – after completing all the subjects in the study programme,
2. diploma of an "inženýr" (abbreviated "Ing.") – after completing all the subjects in the study programme and passing the final state examination at the Faculty of Business and Management, Brno University of Technology

The study is charged with:
1. each semester of study at the Faculty of Business and Management, Brno University of Technology 400 € for students from the EU, 2000 € for students outside the EU (1st, 2nd and 4th semester)
2. for a semester of study at Nottingham Business School, NTottingham Trent University (3rd semester) 2850 GBP


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
EciemPCross Cultural Issues in the European Human Resource Managementen5winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
EeePEnglish for Entrepreneursen3winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
ifPInternational Financeen5winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
EimPInternational Marketing en5winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
EmePMathematical Economicsen4winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
EugebPUnderstanding Global and European Business Environment en4winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
EmchPManagement of Changeen4winterCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
EpmPProject Managementen4winterCompulsory-optionalEx1yes
1. year of study, summer semester
ciiePContemporary Issues in European Management Accounting en5summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
EfrmPFinancial Risk Management en5summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
EibrmPInternational Business Research Methods and Team Consultancy Projecten11summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
EiePInternational Economicsen4summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
EsmtPStrategic Managementen5summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
2. year of study, winter semester
EciismPDContemporary Issues in International Strategic Managementen8winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
EcpisPDCorporate Policy and Investment Strategyen7winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
EfabsPDFinance and Accounting for Business Strategy en8winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
EihrimPDInternational Human Resource and Information Managementen7winterCompulsoryAc,Exyes
2. year of study, summer semester
EbiPDBusiness Intelligenceen5summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
EibPDInternational Businessen5summerCompulsoryAc,Exyes
All the groups of optional courses
Gr. Min. courses Courses
1 1 EmchP, EpmP