"The high proportion of international students at the institute and many opportunities to study part of the program abroad are assets for subsequent employment in a multicultural international environment."

Petr Jakubík,  Principal Expert on Financial Stability, EIOP

Courses at the Institute of Economic Studies are taught completely in English. Students take their classes alongside the full-time, degree-seeking students at Charles University.

IEF students’ classmates are international students from over 30 countries across Europe and around the globe who mainly come to Prague to earn the Bachelor in Economics and Finance degree at IES.

IES lecture hall

Courses are usually divided between lectures and seminars. Lectures can range in size from 25 to 100 students, while seminars are typically arranged in smaller groups.

In some classes, students work in small groups (3-4 students) on assigned tasks and pursue their own learning objectives based on their educational background and interests.

IEF Academic Mentors for IES courses: IEF mentors will be assisting IEF students during the entire semester (helping them with any academic concerns, issues, and exam preparation). There will be two mandatory meetings with the mentor in total, one before the midterm and one before the final exams. Other meetings (mentoring) will be arranged according to student needs.

This challenging academic atmosphere at IES requires a combination of individual initiative, flexibility, and group project management. As a rule, it is the student's responsibility to check with professors to find out course requirements, exam dates and other deadlines.