Master in Economics and Finance

Master in Economics and Finance (MEF before E&F) is a two-year program taught in English offered for students with a completed Bachelor’s degree. The university charges tuition fees for the studies. Students can apply for a number of external scholarships to cover the tuition fees and living expenses.

The program aims to give the student a thorough grounding in both theoretical and applied economics. We put emphasis on developing abstract analytical reasoning, which allows our graduates to solve complex economic problems in various settings. The applicants must have solid background in Mathematics and good command of English. Courses are taught both by IES faculty and external professionals from the central bank, commercial banks and business analysts. Our graduates typically assume challenging positions in banking, consulting, investment funds, and public administration.

To complete the program the students must (i) collect 120 ECTS credits, (ii) defend their Master’s Thesis and (iii) pass the final comprehensive examination. Students need to take 5 core courses and 2 core seminars worth 42 credits in total (listed below). In additions the students should collect 67 credits from elective courses offered at IES and 12 credits from 2 optional master non-economics courses offered outside IES (including Czech language classes). 

Courses Structure

  • 5 core courses ( 6-9 ECTS credits each ) 33 credits
  • 2 core seminars ( 3 ECTS credits each ) 9 credits
  • elective courses to the total value of 67 credits
  • 2 optional non-economic courses: 12 credits
  • Master Thesis
  • Final Exam


Application Deadline

The application deadline for school year 2012-13 will be 15th April 2012


International Office
Charles University
Faculty of Social Sciences
Smetanovo nábřeží 6
110 01 Praha 1
Czech Republic
Phone: +420 222 112 228


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