Bachelor in Economics and Finance (BEF)

Bachelor in Economics and Finance (BEF) is a three-year program taught fully in English offered for students with a complete secondary education. The university charges tuition fees for the studies. Students can apply for a number of external scholarships to cover the tuition fees and living expenses.

The program aims to give the student a thorough grounding in both theoretical and applied economics and finance. We put emphasis on developing abstract analytical reasoning, which allows our graduates to solve complex economic and financial problems in various settings. The applicants must have solid background in Mathematics and good command of English. Courses are taught both by core faculty and professionals from the central bank, commercial banks and business analysts. Our graduates typically take a Master degree in Prague or abroad and then assume analytical positions in banking, consulting, investment funds or public administration.

Since the academic year 2021/2022, to complete the program, the students must collect 180 ECTS credits and defend their Bachelor’s Thesis during the final comprehensive examination. Students need to take compulsory courses -  97 credits. In addition, the students should collect the remaining credits from the elective courses offered at IES - min. 63 credits and max. 20 credits from optional Bachelor’s level courses offered outside IES (including Czech language classes). Please, see the current "Karolinka study plan".

Students who started their studies earlier, continue their studies in accordance with the Karolinka study plan and credit donations valid in the academic year when they started their studies:
Karolinka for the academic year 2020/21 is available here.
Karolinka for the academic year 2019/20 is available here. 

Open Days

The nearest Open Day is taking place on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 3.00 p.m. CET. Follow us on Facebook. 

The next online Open Day will take place in February 2022. 

The latest Open Day / webinar was held in November 2020, you can find the recording here.

Open Day presentation - 2019



International Office
Charles University
Faculty of Social Sciences
Smetanovo nábřeží 6
110 01 Praha 1
Czech Republic
Phone: +420 222 112 228

More information

For more information, you may download our booklet. BEF program is also on Facebook


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