PhD Sector Economics and Economics of Enterprises


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Program Description

  • The form of study: full-time or distance
  • Length of study: 4 years (8 semesters)
  • Entrance examination: is led by a committee nominated by the scientific board of the relevant study program and assigned by the dean of the faculty. The entrance examination consists of a scientific discussion, oral interview verifying the knowledge of English and a second foreign language of global use and the transcript of records from previous university studies.

Profile of the graduate

It is supposed that the graduate masters the theoretical foundations of the study area, the basic methods of scientific work in the field of study, and the basic forms of the permanent collection of worldwide knowledge in the field of study for lifelong learning. Graduates are supposed to be able to design descriptive and normative economic models of economic processes at the macro and microeconomic levels and collect relevant documents needed for their formalization. Furthermore, the ability of generalization of scientific knowledge into the form of economic laws is assumed together with their application in the interpretation of specific economic tasks to promote sustainable development. Graduates should be able to independently work on solutions for serious economic problems, including environmental protection at sectoral and company level within the agrarian sector as an integral part of the national economy. Graduates should manage alternative approaches for solving economic problems on both the business and corporate level and be capable of supporting interdisciplinary synthesis supporting the optimization of economic actions and processes towards sustainable development.

Objectives of the study program

The aim of the study program is the scientific education of highly qualified specialists in the field of economic processes at enterprise and sectoral levels, equipped with purposeful interdisciplinary knowledge. Graduates of the proposed study program are likely to find employment in scientific and research institutions, universities, government and EU institutions, international organizations, national and supranational enterprises, and companies, businesses focused on services and counseling, or in the banking and financial sector. The interdisciplinary nature of the study will also allow for complex integration and a high degree of adaptability of graduates to changing labor market conditions.


Structure of the study program

The length of study is four years, which provides sufficient time for the students' research and for processing of a high-quality doctoral thesis. Great emphasis on the study load of the study program Sectoral economics and Economics of enterprises is put on the research work of the students. Such emphasis is projected also to the number and structure of basic mandatory exams. In addition to the English and second foreign language exams, the Ph.D. student must pass an exam related to the core subject of the faculty and the core subject of the field and an exam of subjects related to the topic of the dissertation and its processing. Besides these basic fields of study, the faculty provides a number of other courses in order to ensure the expected level of knowledge of a graduate. This structure allows students to concentrate mainly on their research leading to a high-quality doctoral thesis.

A part of the curriculum is a mandatory methodological seminar. Its mission is to equip students with the necessary knowledge about methods and techniques of scientific work. The aim of this seminar is to increase the quality of doctoral theses.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

The Czech University of Life Sciences is a public university (according to Act No. 111/1998 Coll. on universities). Currently, there are 27 public universities and 2 state universities in the Czech Re ... Read More

The Czech University of Life Sciences is a public university (according to Act No. 111/1998 Coll. on universities). Currently, there are 27 public universities and 2 state universities in the Czech Republic. Read less