Master’s double-degree program with the University of Strasbourg
Master’s double-degree program with the University of Strasbourg (DDP) is a two-year Master’s degree program with a common curriculum taught in English. The program is based on the Bologna Process, and is intended to facilitate the collaboration between the Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague and Sciences Po Strasbourg, University of Strasbourg in teaching and academic research in the field of Economics.
The Degree Programme covers two academic years. Each student on the Degree Program is requested to spend one academic year at each of the Partner Universities in line with the Curriculum. Upon the completion of the studies, each student will receive the Diploma Master in “Corporate Strategy and Finance in Europe” from University of Strasbourg and the Master’s degree Diploma with the academic title “Magistr” from Charles University in Prague.
The Charles University in Prague charges tuition fees for the studies (in school year 2016/17 are 3,000 euros per semester, payable at the start of each semester). Students can apply for a number of external scholarships to cover the tuition fees and living expenses. In the second year, when a student moves to Strasbourg, no tuition fee is paid any more, only an administrative fee (around 300 euros) from the University of Strasbourg is required.
The double-degree program aims at providing the students with a broad knowledge and understanding of economic theory with a focus on financial and international economics corresponding to the current economy. The Programme’s graduates will have the expertise to independently define and creatively solve complex theoretical or practical problems in the field of financial and international economics using selected theories, concepts and methods. The graduates will be eligible to undertake decisions in changing conditions on the financial markets and will posses the insight of the broader social and societal implications of financial and international economics.
Double-degree graduates will be able to find positions on the global market, both in the financial sector and in multinational companies, as well as in the public sector, not only in the Czech Republic or France, but also throughout the European Union. Graduates of both Partner universities are in demand by leading private companies and also major economic and political organizations, which typically offer 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 mandatory courses and seminars at the Charles University in Prague and University of Strasbourg with a total value of 87 credits in total (listed below). In addition, the students should collect 21 credits from elective courses offered and 12 credits from courses offered by both Partner universities.
- Mandatory courses (3-9 ECTS credits each): 87 credits
- Elective courses (2-6 ECTS credits each): 21 credits
- Optional courses: 12 credits
- Master Thesis
- Final Exam
The application deadline for school year 2017-18 is 30th April 2017. There is no early admissions deadline in contrast to other study programmes.
Note: Current students of Master programs at the IES may apply for a transfer to the CSF program. The number of available slots is very limited. Upon transfer, only courses passed at levels A or B will be recognized towards the CSF degree. If you are interested for the transfer, please contact the programme coordinator Lenka Stastna, email@example.com. The final application for the transfer along with a CV, a motivation letter and a transcript of grades should be handed in to Lenka Stastna no later than May 31, 2017.