The M.A. in Business and Law in International Markets is a dually accredited program for which you will be awarded an American and simultaneously European MA degree for a single price. The program is delivered by an international faculty with top qualifications and experience in the business world. We commit ourselves to a personalized education model: in Spring 2017, our average class size in business graduate studies was 9.8 students.

Join a professional class of students who have prepared themselves to be leaders and strategic decision makers in international business. Today’s markets require more than business savvy, and that’s why our program guides you through an exceptional, interdisciplinary curriculum. You will become decisive thinkers in economics, finance, international business law and management. The most versatile business students today will be the best decision makers tomorrow!

AAU has recently developed another benefit for its students. Thanks to new cooperation with Sustainability Management School (SUMAS), a renowned Swiss university, students of AAU’s Business and Law in International Markets master’s program will be able to obtain two internationally accepted degrees. The adjustment of the content of Business and Law in International Markets master’s program brings significant added value as students can obtain not only an MA degree, but they’ll also have the chance to get a 60% scholarship to pursue an MBA title focusing on managerial skills and sustainability.

SUMAS belongs among the best Swiss institutions engaging in sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. Its international accreditation designated for business universities as well as its membership in the European Foundation for Management Development provide students with quality education and the possibility of international networking as well as better job prospects. Students of the master’s program in Business and Law in International Markets will therefore be able to utilize the experience of their Swiss professors and also other benefits provided by the foreign university.

The decision to commence this cooperation in fall 2017 is the result of AAU’s long-term efforts to provide its students with the best study conditions so that they can succeed on the job market. This is another reason why to combine SUMAS and its MBA programs in Sustainable Management and Sustainable Finance with AAU’s Business and Law in International Markets master’s program appears to be ideal connection.

obrázek “I chose this program because it offers equal insight into both law and business in today's international markets. You deal with real life scenarios and learn a lot of innovative ideas which I believe are essential for successful career development.”

Adi Hadzic, Class of 2017, Student Council President

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the M.A. in Business and Law in International Markets program can expect to:

  • Specialize in economics, business and business law in international markets
  • Be confident thinkers that seek innovation, develop new procedures, and integrate research and knowledge from multiple professions
  • Competently synthesize information from legal, business, and market economy analyses
  • Understand the craft and design of a marketing campaign from a design and management perspective
  • Identify, articulate, and describe problems using quantitative and qualitative techniques
  • Communicate professionally, decisively and strategically in verbal and written English; our graduates are able to describe and discuss complex problems and solutions to international audiences
  • Be of a class of business professionals that are able to manage their own career development, as well as the development of other individuals and groups

Practical Learning

The M.A. in Business and Law in International Markets is a full time study program. Full-time: Study and advancement is based on classroom lectures and interactive exercises. Attendance and participation are mandatory. Even though the M.A. in Business and Law in International Markets is offered only as a full time study program, the schedule also accommodates studying professionals by offering evening classes. This enables the students to study and work at the same time.

We commit ourselves to a personalized education model. In Spring 2017, the average class size in undergraduate studies is 9.8 students!

  • 7 class hours = 1 ECTS credit
  • 42 hours = 6 ECTS/3 US credits

Your Degree & After

Degree Awarded
Having completed all program requirements, students are conferred a Masters degree. The degree awarded is concurrently recognized as a Master of Arts (M.A.) in the United States, per AAU's accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, and as a Magistr (Mgr.) accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic. Graduates may select whether to use the U.S. post-nominal or the Czech title. 

Career Prospects
Our graduates are prepared for success as managers, advisors, and analysts in international organizations, including for profit companies, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies, especially where high proficiency of professional English is required.

Our graduates are able to communicate professionally, decisively and strategically in verbal and written English. Our graduates are able to identify, describe and discuss complex topics for international audiences.

Access to Postgraduate Studies
Our graduates are highly encouraged to apply for postgraduate study programs at private and public universities in the Czech Republic, other EU countries, the United States, Canada, and many other countries around the world.

Program Structure

For the course descriptions, please see the Online Course Catalog HERE

Economics

  • ECO500 International Trade
  • ECO640 Organizational Theory and Design
  • ECO620 Political Economy of European Integration and Trade in the EU

Finance

  • FIN541 Corporate Finance in Global Environment
  • FIN510 International Economics – Finance

Business

  • MGT510 Management and Communication in Global Environment
  • MGT681 International Operations Management
  • MGT641 Business Strategies and Global Competition
  • MGT631 Global Strategy Simulation: Innovation & Design

Law

  • LBS510 Business Law
  • LBS540 Law of Business Contracts
  • LBS610 EU Law
  • LBS640 Protection of Economic Competition

Thesis

  • MGT701 Thesis Seminar I.
  • MGT702 Thesis Seminar II.

Electives

  • 5 courses (15 credits)

 

Having passed all the required and elective courses, students complete their study by taking state exams (from business administration, economics, and law) and defending their thesis.

 

More Information

Exam and Assessment Regulation

AAU uses the U.S. grading and evaluation system complemented by the European Credit Transfer System (“ECTS”). For more information on assessment and related policies see the Study and Examination Code in the Academic Codex

Accreditation
The M.A. in Business and Law in International Markets was accredited by the Czech Republic Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports on February 17, 2009 (code number N6227 – 6208T172) thereby qualifying graduates to apply for postgraduate study programs at private and public universities in the Czech Republic and other EU countries, the United States, Canada, and many other countries around the world.

Study Abroad
AAU actively participates in the EU's Erasmus+ exchange program with over 30 European university partners. Additional exchanges exist with universities in North America, Australia, and Asia. These exchanges enable students to partially complete their studies in another country. Ask the Dean for more information on what Erasmus+ and exchange opportunities might be available.

Internship & Mentoring
All students at AAU’s School of Business Administration are required to complete an internship credit. The School of Business Administration and the Career Center offer assistance, advice and guidance to ensure that students are able to fulfill this requirement. Ask the Career Center Specialist for more information on what internship opportunities are currently available.