Profile of the Department of International Business
The Department of International Business (KMO/DIB) is systematically engaged in researching and teaching in the field of internationalization of business activities. The aim of courses and study programmes we offer is to educate specialists who can hold positions in the top and middle management of companies operating on foreign markets. The Department of International Business has a significant share in both bachelor’s and master’s programmes International Trade. The DIB also guarantees the minor specialization International Business Strategies taught in English, as well as number of courses in the doctoral programme International Economic Relations. The quality of our teaching and research activities is underlined and confirmed by the prestigious international accreditation EPAS that was awarded to the key programmes taught by the DIB – Master’s programme International Trade and International Business-Central European Realities, for the longest possible period of five years.
Research activities of the Department cover mainly following areas:
- International finance
- International marketing
- International trade (institutional level)
- International commerce
The research and scientific activities of the Department of International Business are traditionally linked with practice and international cooperation. Academic staff of the department is involved in various international programmes, namely CEMS, CESP, International Business – Central European Business Realities, M.A. Degree of Globalisation and European Integration and the French postgraduate programme MBA – Master Management et Administration des Entreprises. Most of our teachers supervise courses in English for exchange students at the VŠE. The members of the Department also regularly teach as visiting professors at partner universities across whole Europe but also overseas (China, USA). On the other hand, every semester app. 10 visiting professors come to teach optional courses offered by the Department, including professors from Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Audencia Nantes, ESCP Europe and others.
The DIB members are involved in a number of major international organizations and international research projects, they also work for editorial boards of national and foreign journals. The DIB supports involvement of its members and doctoral students in international scientific networks, grant projects and their participation in international conferences. The DIB, together with the University of Economics in Bratislava, has been hosting an international conference since 2000 with an increasing number of participants mainly from abroad.
The Department of International Business also supports teaching students to connect theory and practice. Our students have a chance to attend courses or lectures of various specialists and to work on real projects under the leadership of representatives of our corporate partners. In the last years the members of the Department conducted several research studies ordered by corporate partners and our teachers also provide consulting for businesses in their specific areas of research.