University of Texas at Austin

MyMcCombs BBA

Submit Search
skip main site navigation go to current site section navigation
MyMcCombs - Current Students | BBA Current Students

International Management in Prague


Enroll Now

Quick Info

  • Academic Term: First summer session,
  • Tentative 2019 Program Dates: June 1 - July 6
  • Credits: 6 UT credits
  • Eligibility: BBA and Non BBA students
  • Prerequisites: Credit or registration for 3 hours of anthropology, psychology or sociology (by spring semester). BBA students only: Math 408K/ 408C; Math 408L/408D  or Declared Intent to Complete Calculus
  • Course Language: English
  • Faculty & Staff: McCombs & UT
  • Student Body: 20-30 students
  • Housing: Off-campus residence hall
  • Meals: Not included
  • Financial Aid: Eligible; scholarships available
  • Program Code: 350149

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, has been a political, economic, and cultural center of Europe for more than 1,000 years. The “city of a hundred spires” on the river Volta is also home to a number of famous cultural attractions, and many survived the extraordinary war-wrought destruction of 20th century Europe. Popular sites include: the Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter, and the Lennon Wall. With a growing and diverse population of more than 2.3 million, an extensive and lively history, and relatively easy access to the rest of Europe, Prague is, without a doubt, one of a kind.  

The University of Economics, Prague, (Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze, abbreviated VŠE) is a leader in the field of management and economics in the Czech Republic. With almost 20,000 students--3,000 of which are international students mostly from the EU and post-Soviet countries--it's considered the Czech Republic’s largest university in the fields of economics, business and information technologies. Officially founded as VSE in 1919, it received the second-highest ranking in post-communist European countries. 

About the Program

Basics

Eligibility

  • This program is open to BBA or non-BBA undergraduates with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Please note, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.
  • Prerequisites: Credit or registration for three semester hours of coursework in anthropology, psychology, or sociology.  BBA students must have credit or registration for Math 408K or 408C; Math 408L or 408D or Declared intent to complete calculus 
  • Notes on Priority: This program is designed for students pursuing the Global Management Certificate (both BBA and non-BBA) as well as regular BBA students.  There are limited spots available for non-BBA students not pursuing the certificate. BHP students:Please note that you cannot obtain BHP credit for this program. Check out the BHP Management Program in Buenos Aires for direct BHP credit. 

Schedule

Program Duration: Five weeks, first summer session

Earliest check-in to dorm:  Saturday before first class day
Latest check-in to dorm: Sunday before first class day
Latest check-out of dorm:  Saturday after last class day

Basics

IB 350s or IB 320F: International Trade and Management – Taught by UT Faculty

MAN 336 or MAN 320F: Organizational Behavior – Taught by VSE Faculty
 

Classes take place Monday-Thursday (usually 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Some afternoon or Friday classes possible. Students are strongly urged to refrain from making weekend travel plans until receipt of finalized schedule. Absence from class will not be permitted.

Students will all take part in a day trip to South Bohemia on the first official weekend of the program. This is a required day trip and students are asked to refrain from making travel plans that weekend.

 Faculty

TBD

Fees-Tuition

2018 BBA International Program Fee $4395
Tuition for UT-taught course abroad (3 credits) $2071**
 Affiliate Studies Fee for VSE course (3 credits) $600
 Total program cost $7,066

What is included in the BBA IP fee?

  • Tuition for partner school taught course
  • Course textbooks and materials
  • Accommodations
  • Weekly cultural activities
  • Welcome/farewell receptions
  • Visits to local companies and/or organizations
  • On-site UT staff familiar with language/ culture
  • Pre-departure sessions during spring semester
  • Re-entry guidance for recruiting

What is NOT included in the BBA IP fee?

  • UT tuition and fees (3 credits)
  • Affiliate fee (3 hours)
  • Study Abroad Fee
  • International Insurance
  • International Airfare
  • Meals
  • Local transportation
  • Personal expenses (toiletries, shopping, traveling, etc.)
  • Flight

Excursions

Weekday Trips

Cultural excursions provide students with an opportunity to experience the local flavor. Weekly cultural outings are coordinated on behalf of the group. These events are built into the program and participation is mandatory. The excursions are designed to fit into the schedule, and will usually take place Monday through Thursday in the early evenings, so they don't interfere with courses or weekend travel. Depending on the year, weather and availability, excursions will vary on a yearly basis.

Past excursions include:
  • Jazz Boat Trip
  • Classical Music Concert at Spanish Synagogue
  • Tour of Jewish Quarters
  • Museum of Communism
  • Traditional Czech Feast
  • Company Visit to Skoda

Housing-Transportation

Participants reside in University of Economics student residences. All students will be able to request a roommate. The dormitories are equipped with Internet access, and they're about a 20 to 30-minute commute on public transportation from the University of Economics campus.

  • Earliest Check-in to dorms: Saturday before classes start
  • Latest Check-out of dorms: Saturday after classes end

Transportation from the Airport

Airport taxis are not recommended; public transportation is your best bet.

There are several very well-established and respected companies you may use for getting around the city or transport from the dorms to the airport. 

AAA-Taxi will provide English speaking operators and English speaking drivers upon request. There is an AAA representative near the exit of the airport. S/he will be able to assist you. 

Transportation Around the City

The Metro

The Metro is the main mode of transportation in Prague. There are three lines that are color coordinated which make it very easy to use. They are Line A (green), Line B (yellow), and Line C (red).

The Metro runs from 5 a.m. to midnight and a subway comes about every two to three minutes.

Trams

For a more scenic route, take the tram. A tram comes about every eight to ten minutes. During one of your weekends in Prague, be sure to ride the tram called the Nostalgic Tram No. 91. It only runs on weekends and holidays, and it takes you through Prague’s beautiful and history-rich city center 

Buses

Buses are mostly used in the outskirts of Prague. A bus comes about every 10 to 20 minutes. A transportation pass is recommended since you will be staying for an extended time.

You can buy a month pass at any Metro station and it can be used on any of these modes of transportation.

For more information about Prague’s transportation, visit their transportation authority website.

Visa and Passport Information

Visa and Passport Information 

Passport

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the end of your study abroad program.

U.S. citizens traveling to Prague

U.S. citizens traveling to Prague do not need a visa for a stay of less than 90 days. However, they should ensure that their passport is valid for 6 months beyond their stay.

Other nationalities traveling to Prague

Depending on your nationality, you may or may not require a visa. Students should visit the Consular/Embassy website for information on their specific requirements.

It is the student’s responsibility to research specific requirements for their nationality, and to apply for their visa with time. At the student’s specific requests, BBA IP will provide additional program related documentation to support their visa application such as a letter which describes the nature of the program, enrollment status at UT, housing and insurance coverage. Students are also encouraged to request an official student enrollment status from the UT Registrar Office.

You must also notify the UT International Office of your travel plans to avoid experiencing problems with re-entry to the United States.

Helpful Tips

Helpful Tips from Previous Students

  • Some students wish they had known more basic Czech in order to communicate and get around. Get a phrase book or some audio lessons and start preparing a few months before you leave.
  • Upon arrival, buy a local map or guidebook for the country.
  • Seek out opportunities to meet locals by getting involved in everyday life. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone!