Academic Program

ESAC students by Charles bridge

ESAC students by Charles bridge

ESAC hosts a four week study abroad program in June – July 2017, located in Prague, Czech Republic with an optional weekend excursion to beautiful Vienna (Austria). Meet the locals, study business and marketing by visiting the companies and firms directly and take a summer cruise of Europe’s most spectacular city! This program is a great bargain for your hard earned cash and includes more than you would ever dream of.

Our Summer Study Abroad program is designed for college students and recent graduates interested in business, international business, marketing, leadership, hospitality and humanities. Students from ANY college or university, from ANY major, from ANYWHERE in the world, are encouraged to apply.

Classes will be held at the University of Economics facility, located in the center of Prague.

A typical day would look something like this: class will be held in the morning in a modern classroom facility, followed by lunch and afternoon field visit to Microsoft to listen to a senior level manager discuss marketing strategies in Eastern Europe. Your evening may consist of a picnic in the park with your friends or you might sneak off to the opera for mere pennies. The next day you might be free to explore Prague or join a small group to visit a crystal factory or museum.

Included in the cost of the program:

Accommodation with Internet access
Meal plan
Tuition (classes + seminars) and transcripts
Course materials
Health insurance
Ground transportation
Day trip to Kutna Hora
Transport pick-up from/to the airport
Site visits to businesses
Guided tours of the cities
Cultural events
Networking opportunities
Optional trip

and FUN!!! Make new friends and have an amazing summer!

(Note: Airfare and personal expenses are not included)

Courses:

You will select from International Business or Global Meetings & Exhibitions  in the morning. In the afternoon, you will select from Marketing Management or Human Resources Management. Each class is worth 4 US credit hours (or 7 ECTS credits). All courses must have at least 8 students to run.

9:00 – 10:00 10:15 – 12:00 PM 12:45 – 2:30 PM
Czech language and culture (free of charge/not for credit) International Business Marketing Management
Global Meetings & Exhibitions Human Resources Management

All courses are designed for college students and recent graduates interested in business, management, marketing, leadership and entrepreneurship. Class sessions will be followed by afternoon site visits to businesses in Prague. You won’t be stuck in a classroom all day!

Internship or Independent Study:

Not a business or marketing major but want to study in Prague? Ask us about setting up an internship or creating a unique independent study course.
* Independent study courses require additional $150 fee

Accrediting University:

The program is highly regarded in the international arena in both Europe and North America and credits are issued directly from the University of Economics Prague (in Czech this university is called VSE, Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze). Upon a students’ completion of the coursework, the professors submit their grades to the Director of the program and the Dean of the College of International Relations signs off on the transcripts. Most importantly, VSE operates in accordance with the principles of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).

Students accepted into the program may enroll in no more than two courses during the program. They are required to attend all sessions including all site visits to businesses and off campus guest lectures provided as part of the academic component. The courses meet all University of Economics course policies, they are intensive in nature and we are bound to conforming to the VSE grading scale. We will provide you with the course syllabi upon request.

The total amount of academic hours per each course is:

45 direct contact hours = 4 transfer credit hours in the North American system

45 direct contact hours = 7 transfer credit hours in the ECTS European system

The academic rigor of these courses approved by VSE are at the upper level undergraduate ranking. Graduate credit is also available.

VSElogo_modre_hranateThe University of Economics, based in central Prague, is the top educational center of the Czech Republic. The university provides Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree study programs and programs of life-long education to both national and international students. Areas of study include international business, management, finance and economics. The University of Economics is a fully accredited institution of higher education that closely collaborates with other universities and academic institutions such as the European Study Abroad Center. The overall global approach is complemented by European and, in particular, Central European specifics providing an indispensable knowledge of this region with its high potential for development and growth.

The highly ranked International Business program provides students and subsequent graduates with knowledge and skills that are absolutely indispensable for their career in middle and top management of big multinational companies.

Professors:

Ing. Jitka Odehnalova, Ph.D.
Dr. Kristine Zamastil, J.D.
Dr. Cynthia Vannucci
Dr. Robert W. Robertson, J.D.
Dr. Katerina Prušova
Dr. Bohumil Stadnik
Dr. Patrick Low
Jonathan Holmes, MBA, A.C.M.A.
Chad Durham, MBA, Ph.D. Candidate
Michaela Rerichova, MBA, Ph.D. Candidate
Professor Don Smith, J.D., LLM.