Jiří Novák M.Sc., Ph.D., Deloitte Corporate Chair - News

12/10/2017 - CFA Institute Research Challenge 2018

The video from the kick-off presentation is now available here https://goo.gl/8khtJS. The presentation can be downloaded by clicking at the heading of this news. This year the teams will value Strabag SA and the best team from local competition will represent Czech Republic in EMEA Regional round in Dublin. The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute organizes an international student competition in company valuation. Teams of 3-5 students are assigned a mentor, CFA charter-holder, with an extensive business experience. Applications of individual students accompanied with a CV, a transcript of records from SIS in pdf (printscreen) and a 1-page long motivation letter highlighting an applicant's qualifications for the competition and his/her time possibilities to Jiri Novak (jiri.novak@fsv.cuni.cz) by 17 October 2017, 23:59. Applicants are welcome to indicate their preference for their team composition (other team mates). Selection of team members will be based on the competence, motivation and commitment of individual applicants. Applicants should be aware that a successful participation yields valuable experience and a rich network of contacts, but it is time consuming and it requires effective collaboration in the team. Furthermore, giving a professional presentation is crucial for success in the competition. Find more information at the CFA Institute https://cfainstitute.org/community/challenge/Pages/index.aspx and a promotional video https://youtu.be/Dje_8kG-TrU.

13/01/2017 - CFA Scholarships

As a recognized university, we are now entitled to award three CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to students each fiscal year as detailed in the Awareness Scholarship Official Rules.We are awarding three (3) CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to best students interested in taking CFA Program exams. Awareness Scholarships are designated for key influencers in the academic and financial communities, including students affiliated with our Recognized Universities. The scholarships reduce the CFA Program enrollment and exam registration fee (includes access to the curriculum eBook) to US$350.   The application deadline is on January 17, 2016. E-mail your application package to jiri.novak@fsv.cuni.cz. Your application package should include your CV, transcript of records from SIS and a one-page long motivation letter explaining how you will benefit from the CFA examination and why you should be selected for the scholarship. Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail within two weeks after the application deadline and they will be asked to fill in and submit the Verification Form available here: http://www.cfainstitute.org/programs/cfaprogram/scholarships/Pages/awareness_scholarships.aspx.

10/10/2016 - CFA Institute Research Challenge 2017

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute organizes an international student competition in company valuation. Teams of 3-5 students are assigned a mentor, CFA charter-holder, with an extensive business experience. Winners proceed to the European and global round. Learn more about the competition at the presentation on Monday 10 October 2016, 19:45 in room RB211 at the University of Economics (VSE), Prague, or using a streaming service available here. Applications of individual students accompanied with a CV, a transcript of records from SIS in pdf (printscreen) and a 1-page long motivation letter highlighting an applicant's qualifications for the competition and his/her time possibilities to Jiri Novak (jiri.novak@fsv.cuni.cz) by 13 October 2016, 23:59. Applicants are welcome to indicate their preference for their team composition (other team mates). Selection of team members will be based on the competence, motivation and commitment of individual applicants. Applicants should be aware that a successful participation yields valuable experience and a rich network of contacts, but it is time consuming and it requires effective collaboration in the team. Furthermore, giving a professional presentation is crucial for success in the competition. Find more information at the CFA Institute and see this promotional video

04/10/2016 - Research Seminar by Ulf Brüggemann, Humboldt University of Berlin

Research Seminar "The Effect of Regulatory Harmonization on Cross-border Labor Migration: Evidence from the Accounting Profession" by Ulf Brüggemann, Humboldt University of Berlin, will take place on Tuesday, 11 October 2016, at 5 p.m. in Opletalova 26, room 105. "The paper examines whether international regulatory harmonization increases cross-border labor migration. We analyze European Union (EU) initiatives that harmonized accounting and auditing standards. We find that international labor migration in the accounting profession increases significantly relative to other professions. The findings illustrate that diversity in rules constitutes an economic barrier to cross-border labor mobility and, more specifically, that accounting harmonization can have a meaningful effect on cross-border migration." Download the paper by clicking on the title of this message.

09/10/2015 - CFA Institute Research Challenge 2016

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute organizes an international student competition in company valuation. Teams of 3-5 students are assigned a mentor, CFA charter-holder, with an extensive business experience. Winners proceed to the European and global round. Learn more about the competition at the presentation on Tuesday 6 October 2015, 19:45 at the University of Economics (VSE), Prague, room nr. RB 212 or using a streaming service: http://multimedia.vse.cz/media/Viewer/?peid=8f57936bcd0646429864fd1fad4172601d. Applications of individual students accompanied with a CV, a transcript of records from SIS in pdf (printscreen) and a 1-page long motivation letter highlighting an applicant's qualifications for the competition and his/her time possibilities to Jiri Novak (jiri.novak@fsv.cuni.cz) by 15 October 2015, 23:59. Applicants are welcome to indicate their preference for their team composition (other team mates). Selection of team members will be based on the competence, motivation and commitment of individual applicants. Applicants should be aware that a successful participation yields valuable experience and a rich network of contacts, but it is time consuming and it requires effective collaboration in the team. Furthermore, giving a professional presentation is crucial for success in the competition.

17/06/2015 - Job Offer at Deloitte Strategy Group

Deloitte Strategy Group are looking for a candidate for a full time position in specialist Strategy Consulting department dealing with private equity, debt financing and mergers & acquisitions. See the enclosed poster for more detail.

19/12/2014 - Company Valuation (JEM132) Rescheduled to the Fall Term

Dear students, please note that since the next calendar year 2015 the course of Company Valuation (JEM132) will be re-scheduled from the spring term to the fall term to coincide with the CFA Research Challenge competition. Both four-year and fifth-year students are welcome to take the course in the fall.

03/10/2014 - CFA Institute Research Challenge

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute organizes an international student competition in company valuation. Teams of 3-5 students are assigned a mentor, CFA charter-holder, with an extensive business experience. Winners proceed to the European and global round. Learn more about the competition at the presentation on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 19:45 at the University of Economics (VSE). Applications of individual students accompanied with a CV and a transcript of records from SIS in pdf (printscreen) to Jiri Novak (jiri.novak@fsv.cuni.cz) by October 16, 2014, 23:59. You may also attach a motivation letter (optional) specifying why you want to participate, your experience and time possibilities. Applicants should be aware that a successful participation yields valuable experience and a rich network of contacts, but it is time consuming and it requires effective collaboration in the team. Selection of team members will be based on the competence, motivation and commitment of individual applicants.

03/10/2014 - Deloitte Valuation Internship

Deloitte offers a 1-year internship for students interested in valuation. The aim of the internship is to produce a thorough research-based memorandum of a valuation-related topic under the supervision of an experienced valuation professional. The outcome can further be used in the student’s Bachelor/Master Thesis. See the poster following the hyperlink in the heading of this announcement for more details. Apply by sending your CV to jiri.novak@fsv.cuni.cz no later than October 15, 2014. Optionally, you can add a 1-page long discussion of a research question you are interested in.

03/10/2014 - CFA Institute Research Challenge - Kick-Off Presentation

The slides from the kick-off presentation are available by clicking on the heading of this message.

24/02/2014 - Research Seminar - Vasiliki Athanasakou (LSE)

We cordially invite you to a research seminar “Investor Attention to Salient Features of Analyst Forecasts” by Vasiliki Athanasakou from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

“Do investors focus on salient and easy-to-process features in responding to analyst forecasts?We find that while rounding in earnings-per-share forecasts is only marginally associated with forecast accuracy, investors attribute to it undue significance.”

Download the paper at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2401085

When: 26 February 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Where: Opletalova 26, room 109.

21/10/2013 - CFA Research Challenge 2014

The Chartered Financial Analysts Institute (CFA) organizes an international student competition in company valuation. Teams of 3-5 students are assigned a mentor, CFA charter-holder, with an extensive business experience. Winners proceed to the European and global round. Learn more about the competition at the presentation on Wednesday, 2 October 2013, at 19:45 at the University of Economics (VSE) RB 212 . Applications of individual students accompanied with a CV, a brief motivation letter and a transcript of records from SIS in pdf (printscreen) to Jiri Novak (novakji@fsv.cuni.cz) by 22 October 2010, 23:59. Applicants should be aware that a successful participation is time consuming. In the motivation letter applicants should specify their time constraints and how much time they are ready to invest in the competition. Selection of team members will be based on the competence, motivation and commitment of the individual applicants.

04/10/2013 - Club 307

Úterý 8. 10., 17.00, IES room 206; CLUB 307 je studentská organizace umožňující přímou interakci studentů a profesionáů z poradenských společností. Organizuje řadu přednášek, interaktivních workshopů a dalších událostí. CLUB 307 studentům nabízí unikátní příležitost nahlédnout do oboru poradenství a získat praktickou představu a zkušenosti s tímto odvětvím související. Právě proto CLUB 307 spolupracuje se čtyřmi exkluzivními partnery a přináší vám možnost poznat nadnárodní poradenské společnosti - A. T. Kearney, The Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company a Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Více na www.club307.org.

30/09/2013 - BCG - Boston Tea Party

October 22 at 6:00 p.m., Palace hotel, Panska 12, Praha 1, Are you ready to discover a career of challenge and reward? Do you know what is strategy consulting? Join our presentation to meet experiencedand BCG consultants and get answers to your questions. Learn about BCG's Strategy Cup 2013 competition as well. Refreshments will be served at the presentation. Find out more at www.bcg.cz

30/09/2013 - BCG Strategy Cup 2013

November 8-15, BCG Strategy Cup is a one-week business competition between teams from top Czech and Slovak universities. Find the unexpected solution to real-life business case. Team up and win the BCG Strategy Cup with a prize of CZK 50,000. Students in their final year of study (master or PhD) and three or four members per team are welcome to apply. Apply by November 5 at www.bcg.cz. If you have questions, please contact us at CzechStrategyCup@bcg.com.

31/10/2012 - CFA Candidate Mixer

 The event aims to provide support and guidance for current and prospective CFA candidates.

22/10/2012 - Boston Tea Party (BCG Presentation at IES)

October 24 at 5:00 p.m. at IES, room 109. Would you like to learn about what it takes to be a consultant? Are you ready to discover a career of challenge and reward? Would you like to participate in an exciting competition to develop your business thinking and win a prize of CZK 50,000? Join our presentation and learn about personal development, career advancement, management consulting, and BCG's Strategy Cup 2012 competition. Find out more at www.bcg.cz

05/10/2012 - Global Investment Research Challenge 2013 (GIRC)

Czech Certified Financial Analysts (CFA) Society organizes an international company valuation case competition. Teams of 3-5 students are assigned a mentor, CFA charter-holder, with an extensive business experience. Winners proceed to the European and ultimately global round. Learn more about the competition at the presentation on Wednesday 10 October 2012 at 19:30 at the University of Economics (VSE). Applications of individual students accompanied with a CV, a brief motivation letter and a transcript of records from SIS in pdf (printscreen) to Jiri Novak (novakji@fsv.cuni.cz) by 12 October 2010, 12:00. Applicants should be aware that a successful participation is time consuming. In the motivation letter applicants should specify their time constraints and how much time they are ready to invest in the competition. Selection of team members will be based on the competence, motivation and commitment of the individual applicants.

15/05/2012 - European Accounting Association Publishing Workshop, Prague, September 7 – 8, 2012

The European Accounting Association offers a Workshop on “Writing to Publish in International Accounting Journals” for early stage scholars from Central & Eastern European countries. It will be held at the University of Economics, Prague (VSE) on September 7 – 8, 2012. There is no participation fee. Scholars interested in participating in the Workshop should submit one copy of their résumé to salvador.carmona@ie.edu, the paper they intend to present at the workshop as well as a short statement of how the Workshop could specifically help their work-in-progress. The deadline for submissions is June 4, 2012.

11/04/2012 - Harvard Business School MBA Program

Harvard Business School (HBS), with support from the Boston Consulting Group, is organizing an information session regarding its MBA program. It will take place in Prague on Tuesday April 24th at 6PM (The Boston Consulting Group, Václavské náměstí 19, entrance from Jindřišská street, Prague 1). Register here.

24/02/2011 - GIRC - Global Investment Research Challenge 2011

Student team from IES FSV UK ranked second in GIRC - Global Investment Research Challenge 2011 organized by the Czech CFA Society. Students who would like to participate in the next round of GIRC in the fall are recommended to take the course JEM132 - Company Valuation before applying. Bachelor students can take the course in the last year of their bachelor studies and get the credit when they enter the Master level. Contact the teacher before you start studying the course.

24/02/2011 - BCG Corporate Finance Workshop (19 - 20 March 2011 in Paris)

BCG Corporate Finance Workshop will take place on 19 and 20 March 2011 in Paris. 50 students from the top European universities will discover mergers and acquisitions in their entirety—from the initial idea to the closing of the deal. For more information about our event, please visit our dedicated web-site at http://corporatefinance.bcg.com. Applications should be sent to Daniela Včeláková via email to vcelakova.daniela@bcg.com no later than by Sunday, 27 February 2011 at 8:00pm!  We will inform you about the results in w/c Monday, 28 February 2011 by phone.  

14/12/2010 - Case Books for Management Consulting

I encourage students applying for jobs in management consulting firms to go through this Casebook 1 and Casebook 2 to get an idea about how the interview is likely to look like. In addition, two standard case study books are newly available in IES library (below). If you are invited for the interview round with McKinsey, BCG, or other consulting firms, contact me to get some additional tips.

Cosentino, Glasser, 2009, Case in Point: Complete Case Interview Preparation, 10th ed., Burgee Press.

Darling, 2009, How to Get Into the Top Consulting Firms: A Surefire Case Interview Method, 2nd ed, Intaglio Publish.

19/10/2010 - PhD Course in Corporate Finance, NHH, Bergen, December 2010

The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Bergen, Norway, will arrange an intensive PhD course in corporate finance 6-17 December 2010. The course exposes students to key research issues and methodologies in corporate finance. The main emphasis is empirical, however, discussions of models with a close link to empirical testing are also provided. The lectures cover five broad topics: Econometrics, Auctions, Takeover Bidding, Raising Capital and Governance. Instructors are B. Espen Eckbo, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth, USA, and Trond E. Olsen, NHH. NHH will try to assist with providing inexpensive accommodation. Further information can be found at: http://www.nhh.no/Default.aspx?ID=12089.

09/10/2010 - McKinsey & Company Presentation

Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 6:30 p. m., room 314

Institute of Economic Studies, UK and McKinsey & Company invites all students with interest in management consulting to participate in the presentation of the firm and consequent discussion with the consultants. The presentation will briefly introduce McKinsey, explain how we work and describe the career opportunities we offer for students (Internship Program) and for graduates the (Business Analyst Program). You will also have an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming events. Informal discussion with our consultants will follow right after the presentation, where you can meet our consultants, learn about their experience and discuss why they think joining McKinsey is an interesting and challenging career choice. Should you have any questions regarding McKinsey & Company, please feel free to contact katerina_grebenova@mckinsey.com.

09/10/2010 - McKinsey Case Study Adventure

If you are pursuing PhD, Master’s or final year of Bachelor’s degree, seeking challenges, and willing to develop yourself, we encourage you to apply for McKinsey’s Case Study Adventure (November 18-20, 2010). During the workshop, you will get hands-on experience as a management consultant working on a real business case, receive coaching and feedback to improve your problem-solving and soft skills, spend fun and active 3 days with McKinsey consultants and other top students, learn more about our client work and career opportunities at McKinsey.Submit your structured CV, cover letter and academic transcripts by October 31, 2010 katerina_grebenova@mckinsey.com. Application and more information at www.mckinsey.cz/caseadventure. All costs are covered by McKinsey.

01/10/2010 - Financial Accounting (JEB 044) - Change in Seminar Room

Due to very high demand for the course in Financial Accounting (JEB 044), we have decided to move the Thursday seminar at 5 p.m. to room 314. Bachelor’s Thesis seminar (JEB 001, 002) will take place in room 206.

20/09/2010 - JEB 044 - Financial Accounting

The course will start with a double lecture on Thursday, 30 September 2010 at 5:00 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. in room 206.  The third lecture will follow the day after, on Friday, 1 October at 3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. in room 109. Follow the course web for details.

20/09/2010 - Master E&F, IMESS Information Meeting

The information meeting for incoming students of the Master's program in Economic and Finance and for the IMESS students will take place on Monday, September 27 at 2:30 p.m. (note the time change) in room 206 at IES (Opletalova street). First year students are strongly recommended to attend. Senior are welcome to attend to meet the new students and to share their experience. Click on the title for a copy of slides.

13/05/2010 - Management and Leadership Program

June 27 – July 8, 2010 in Pittsburgh PA, USA
The Management and Leadership Program (MLP) is a two-week program, held at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. In this program students study topics such as strategic planning and development, leadership and communication, and international finance. Students will also visit large corporations and participate in a highly interactive and competitive capstone challenge. Students engage in a unique learning experience to develop themselves as global citizens. More on http://www.business.pitt.edu/cee/programs/courses/mlp.php.

07/04/2010 - Educations.com

We've recently been given the chance to publicise our English-language study programmes on the Educations.com website, and one of the features  it offers is a "review" section, which allows current students and recent graduates to write publish a review of the programmes that we offer. If you have the time, we would be really  grateful if you could visit this site and let them know your  impressions.  It shouldn't take more than a few minutes. Thanks very much. Link to Faculty of Social Sciences page:
http://www.educations.com/Charles_University_Faculty_of_Social_Sciences__b13405.html

26/03/2010 - McKinsey dinner for students from IES FSV

 McKinsey & Company is organizing dinner for students from IES FSV. The dinner will take a place on April 29, 2010 from 6:30 pm in Prague. The purpose of this dinner is to present what McKinsey & Company does, why becoming a consultant with McKinsey may be an attractive career option for you, share our own experience and insights with you, but mainly have pleasant and fun conversation over some excellent food and wine. Please send us your CV and short cover letter at katerina_grebenova@mckinsey.com by April 18, 2010. Subject of the email is “FSV dinner”. Do not forget to include your academic achievements, extracurricular activities, international experience, internship or work experience.

17/03/2010 - Doctoral Summer Program in Accounting

The EAA has repeatedly expressed its support of doctoral education in accounting within Europe. As part of an effort towards this goal, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, is currently planning to initiate a four-day Doctoral Summer Program in Accounting, to be held for the first time in mid-July at WHU in Vallendar in Germany. Vallendar is located conveniently between Cologne and Frankfurt, near Koblenz, on the Rhine river. Teaching faculty will include Prof. Edward J. Riedl, Harvard Business School, Prof. Salvador Carmona, EAR editor and professor at IE Business School, Madrid, Prof. Igor Goncharov, Amsterdam Business School, and Prof. Dr. Thorsten Sellhorn, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. Submission deadline May 31, 2010.

11/03/2010 - McKinsey Guest Lecture on Valuation

On March 29, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in room 109 Mr. Tomas Karakolev (Partner at McKinsey & Company, IES FSV UK Alumnus) will give a guest lecture in the course of JEM132 - Company Valuation. Mr. Karakolev will discuss some practical aspects of valuing companies. IES students are welcome to attend the lecture. The handoutsare available at the secratariat.

23/02/2010 - McKinsey & Company Interview Skills Workshop

McKinsey and Company would like to invite you for an Interview Skills Workshop in Prague office on Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 1:00 to 5:30 pm. The workshop has been designed to give ample opportunity to practice interviewing and problem-solving skills in simulated interviews with our consultants. Send us your structured resume and cover letter in English on one of the two topics: 1. Why do you want to participate? 2. What are you doing to achieve your career aspirations? Send your complete application, with the words “ISW Czech” at the start of the subject line, by e-mail to: katerina_grebenova@mckinsey.com no later than March 14, 2010.

23/02/2010 - Part-Time Junior Research Analyst with McKinsey & Co.

McKinsey & Company is looking for an university student in 2nd year or higher for a position of part-time Junior Research Analyst. The successful candidate will work as a member of existing research group gathering and synthesizing company, industry and economic data in support of local and international consulting teams. More information in the attached file. Please send your CV with reference to job name “Part-Time Junior Research Analyst” till March 14, 2010 to daniela_meisnerova@mckinsey.com and include novakji@fsv.cuni.cz in "Copy" field.

16/02/2010 - Poster for "Master in Economics and Finance"

A brand new poster for promoting the "Master in Economics and Finance" program is available at the secretariat. The electronic version is available after clicking on the title of this message. We would highly appreciate if you can help us in promoting the program by distributing the poster at universities abroad (international students, Erasmus students, summer schools), when travelling for a conference, etc. Please e-mail me the place and the number of posters you distribute so that I can keep track of the process. Your help will be highly appreciated!

09/11/2009 - McKinsey & Company Presentation

Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 6:30 p. m., room 314

Institute of Economic Studies, UK and McKinsey & Company invites all students with interest in management consulting to participate in the presentation of the firm and consequent discussion with the consultants. The presentation will briefly introduce McKinsey, explain how we work and describe the career opportunities we offer for students (Internship Program) and for graduates the (Business Analyst Program). You will also have an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming events. Informal discussion with our consultants will follow right after the presentation, where you can meet our consultants, learn about their experience and discuss why they think joining McKinsey is an interesting and challenging career choice. Should you have any questions regarding McKinsey & Company, please feel free to contact katerina_grebenova@mckinsey.com.

15/10/2009 - CNB Workshop: Introducing counter-cyclicality into prudential regulation; its role in Basel II

Czech National Bank (CNB) offers 8 places to our PhD students in a mini-conference on Basel II featuring a number of distinguished speakers. The conference will take place on Friday, October 23, 2009 at the Congress Centre of the Czech National Bank, Senovážné náměstí 30, Prague 1. Detailed information in the attached file. In case of interest, contact jitka.kodesova@cnb.cz.

08/10/2009 - Master's Theses

Guidelines for Master's Theses writing in the attached file (click on the heading of this news). The recommended extent was changed to 70 pages respect the minimum FSV requirement for the extent of a Master’s Thesis (http://fsv.cuni.cz/FSV-802.html, Art. 16).

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