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Prague University of Economics and Business - Faculty of International Relations

Prague University of Economics and Business - Faculty of International Relations

Prague University of Economics and Business - Faculty of International Relations


The Faculty of International Relations (FIR) is one of the largest faculties at the Prague University of Economics and Business. There are two main directions in both teaching and research: International Business and International Politics and Diplomacy. Other programs, focusing on Business and Law, International Politics and Diplomacy, or Tourism also play an inevitable role. The key distinctive feature of FIR is the high level of internationalization at all stages with a strong emphasis on the language knowledge of students. FIR is the first faculty in the Czech Republic that has achieved accreditation of a study program by EFMD. Two master programs in International Business have been awarded the EFMD Accredited label for the period of 5 years.

The mission of the Faculty of International Relations is to develop education and knowledge in the field of international economic and political relations and to provide internationally recognized study programs based on critical thinking and openness, personal and societal responsibility, and commitment to lifelong learning.

The vision of the Faculty of International Relations – it is the best education and research institution in the field of international economic and political relations in the Czech Republic and through its strategy of internalization and internationally verified process of quality assurance and enhancement, it is an internationally recognized institution, which belongs among top three best-ranked schools within the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

Graduates of both the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs find jobs in business, particularly in multinational corporations that greatly appreciate their exceptionally high standard of both language skills and economic and managerial skills. Graduates’ proficiency is given by the interdisciplinary nature of the instruction provided by UEP.

A large number of the Faculty’s Bachelors and Masters can take advantage of opportunities to study abroad. Since the early nineties, the Faculty has been practicing a credit-based system of study, and it has developed and put in place the necessary mechanism for enabling the exchange of students’ transfer and accumulation of credits as provided for by ECTS (the European Credit Transfer System). With the exception of some postgraduate programs, summer universities, and life-long education programs, the course of study at the UEP is free of charge.

General information

The faculty of International Relations (FIR) offers degree programs at all three levels of higher education. As a very well-recognized teaching and research institution, we provide all our students only high-quality programs with internationally recognized degrees. You will study courses that will combine economic theory with business and management practices. You will add the issues of international relations in the case of IDS programs.

Generally, by studying at FIR, you’ll get what business requires. And all this will happen in one of the most beautiful and safest cities in the world, Prague.

Reasons why to study at FIR

  1. By studying at FIR you will obtain a high-quality and internationally-recognized education that will help boost your career.
  2. You will study in Prague, one of the most beautiful and safest cities in the world.
  3. You will study in English, but apart from that, we will teach you another foreign language. Knowledge of two foreign languages is a must today.
  4. FIR offers you exceptional possibilities to spend a semester at our partner university. You can choose from more than 200 of them. Whoever wants to do so is supported by the Faculty.
  5. An internship abroad is also possible. It is recognized as a group of regular courses.
  6. All our graduates start a successful career.
  7. You can study at the Faculty that belongs to a club of 7 schools that have been awarded EFMD Accreditated label for two programs for the period of 5 years.
  8. Some programs offer a range of minors that help you specialize even more.
  9. You won’t be alone here. Students from your program will help you overcome the adaptation period and you can also participate in many student organizations.

International cooperation

Membership in international consortia is crucial for the Faculty of International Relations, given its strategy of broad internationalization which covers all areas of academic activities. The Faculty of International Relations is profiled as an internationally recognized institution offering study programs comparable to those at prestigious foreign universities and business schools. In order to set the basic strategy and the individual tools of its implementation, it is necessary to constantly evaluate the position of the faculty from an international perspective and to adapt to the latest trends in the management of higher education institutions, study programs, and modern teaching methods.


  • The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) is a leading non-profit organization of managerial-oriented universities and corporations. The goal is to support the development of managerial education and management itself, with an emphasis on the quality of processes and outputs. EFMD has nearly 900 members in 88 countries.


  • The Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN) aims to support management development, especially in the Central and Eastern European region, even though its 220 members from 55 countries come from all over the world, so it is actually a globally operating organization.

Case Center

  • Case Centre is a consortium of the best economic schools in the world which is focused on sharing experiences with the creation and teaching of case studies. The consortium currently has over 500 members worldwide and offers access to the most used case studies in the field of international business.

Membership in these organizations enables the faculty to transfer know-how from the best managerial-oriented schools around the world, with an emphasis on the latest trends in education and societal needs. It also sets the default comparative benchmark for all key activities of the faculty. Particular benefits of membership can be divided into three basic groups:

  1. Accreditation processes and training,
  2. Access to information resources, thematic conferences, and staff training,
  3. Creating platforms and engaging in projects.

EFMD Accredited accreditation and MIB EPAS Consortium

The membership in EFMD is also a key factor in the fact that FIR has successfully defended the prestigious international accreditation EFMD Accredited for International Business and International Trade study programs, but this time for five years. With this extraordinary success, FIR is ranked among the elite club of just eight universities worldwide that have earned the longest possible accreditation for more than one program.

The faculty is also a founding member of the MIB EPAS Consortium, which associates schools with programs in the field of International Business that possess EFMD Accredited label. One of the projects is the double degree program that FIR offers to students.

Why study in Prague?

  • Safest country in the world: The Czech Republic was ranked as the 6th safest country in the world according to the Global Peace Index 2017! It is safer than Switzerland, Canada, or Norway.
  • Best student city worldwide: Prague was ranked as the 26th best student city in the world and the 10th best in Europe according to the QS Best Student Cities 2017.
  • Greenest city: Prague was placed #6 in the Green Cities Index which recognizes cities in the world that are currently making large efforts to be sustainable by preserving ecological areas as well as those increasing man-made green locations.
  • International university students: Prague has a large and vibrant international community. Currently, there are well over 150,000 foreigners living in Prague and more than 20,000 of them are university students.

Campus Features


  • Department of International Economic Relations
  • Department of International Business
  • Department of International and Diplomatic Studies
  • Department of Business and European Law
  • Department of Tourism
  • Department of English
  • Department of German
  • Department of Romance Languages
  • Department of Slavic languages

International Research Center

International Research Center (IRC) was established in 2018. IRC provides a dynamic and international research environment to share ideas and foster research collaborations.

    Alumni Statistics


    • Prague 3

      Faculty of International Relations, nám. W. Churchilla 1938/4, 13067, Prague 3