We believe that education would be lacking a key component without theory, but that theory would lack its ultimate purpose without application. This triad would not be possible without our extraordinary community of students, scholars and partner organizations.

Center for Research and Creative Activities

In the academic field, AAU is proud to report notable research achievements such as publications of books with top world publishers, articles in high end international journals and international conferences. AAU's faculty has been the recipient of various prestigious research grants, for instance from the Czech Science Foundation, International Visegrad Fund or the Technological Agency of the Czech Republic. For detailed information, please see our annual reports here or individual pages of Faculty.

In the field of applied research, our Research Center (est. in 2012) accomplished 50+ student projects, several corporate research projects and every year organizes number of conferences, workshops and academic events. Main rationale behind most of the events is an existing gap between the world of academia and companies, NGO´s or government institutions. AAU serves as a platform for discussions and collaboration of stakeholders from various fields. Check out relevant sections of this page for more information.

Last but not least, our Faculty includes active artists, performing and having installations worldwide. Every month, AAU organizes an exhibition, art opening or related event which bring another important dimension into education we offer. AAU students are directly involved in these activities, some of them are organized or initiated by them. 

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Events and Publications

Conferences, workshops, and colloqia are essential platforms for feedback, networking, and discussions of experts from the field. Every year we offer a number of similar occasions directly organized by AAU or in cooperation with other organizers. 

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Every year since 2004,  AAU organizes a colloquium of the series Normal/Abnormal, which with this long tradition represents a unique feature in social sciences and humanities in academic life in this country.

 

Areas of Interest

IFRS Reporting

We are bridging the gap between international accounting rules IFRS and local applications involved with issues of finance, accounting and management.
Achievements: 5 international conferences at AAU organized for 150+ participants,  Reviewed Proceedings included into Web of Science; other impact factor publications.
Partners: CFA Society Czech RepublicACCA
Faculty: Irena Jindřichovská, David Muir, Gabriele Meissner, Radka MacGregor

ANTIcorruption/fraud

We focus on detection of corrupt or suspicious practices by using statistical techniques. Other fields of our interest are related legal proceedings, especially evidence that is used and protection mechanism for employers and companies. Last, but not least we have a strong anti-plagiarism policy in place and care about best practices in this field.
Achievements: International conference at AAU organized for 60+ participants, next to proceedings a number of impact factor publications of our faculty
Partners: Transparency International, Kinstellar
Faculty: Peter Bolcha, Carollann Braum, Tomáš Evan, Steven Gawthorpe, Irena Jindřichovská, Jana Krajčová, Pietro Podda 

Transnational Processes

We research and discuss current transnational challenges such as Migration, Populism or Authoritative regimes. Next to standard publications and discussions fora ve intend to prepare project of Visual International Politics as well as Experimental AAU as a „testing lab“ for young generations' opinion. We partner the conference Ideas in Politics and host workshops such as or conference Model United Nations PORGMUN). Next to this, we organize regular Professors in the Pub events when related issues are discussed in informal environment of our Cafe des Taxis. 
Faculty: Alexei Anisin, Ben Cunningham, Daniela L. Chalaniova, Pelin Ayan Musil, George Hays II., David Lipka, Milada Polišenská 

Human Rights 

Firsteventintegrating this multidisciplinary field and will be Prague Conference on Human Rights planned for Spring 2019 in cooperation with Norwich University. This event will refer to major anniversaries connected to year2019 and offer panels bridging multiple disciplines. In relatedfield, we also host the conference  Model United Nations PORGMUN) in the Spring 2018 and are proud partner of UNICEF Czech Republic
Partners: Norwich UniversityPORGMUN, UNICEF Czech Republic
Faculty: Alexei AnisinCarollann Braum, Eva Eckert, Zuzana FellegiGeorge Hays II., Charlie LamentoPelin Ayan Musil,  Gabriele MeissnerPetr Jan PajasMilada Polišenská 

 

Student Projects

Collaborating with researchers and working professionals allows our students to utilize knowledge only experts in the field can offer, while our students and faculty are able to support and give insight to company projects. Since Fall 2012 we have successfully organized 49 projects with a wide range of partners. Below we proudly showcase an overview of recent winning projects from our  School of Business Administration. Congratulations to all winners and thank you to all instructors and sponsoring companies who allowed this to happen. 

TERM PROJECT INSTRUCTOR WINNERS SPONSOR
2017 (Fall) Media Marketing and Communications A. Foustková

Mezenina
Maghazei
Peeters
 Obbad

Automyčka Express
2017 (Fall) Media Marketing and Communications S. Vondráčková

Walker
Shackleton
Ushakova
Aleabov

MEDIBAY
2017 (Fall) Public Relations S. Vondráčková

Čandová
McCarthy
McCarthy
Duongová
Somošová

Automyčka Express
2017 (Fall) Strategic Marketing Planning D.Fiala

Middleton
Vera
Gruenthal
 Ngan

UNICEF
2017 (Fall) Direct Marketing and Sales Gabriele Meissner AAU
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2017 (Summer) International Consulting Program more instructors Rankin 
Castaneda 
Costello 
Ryan 
Fedorov
Educasoft
2017 (Summer) International Consulting Program more instructors Gold-Smith 
Gallik 
Herrera 
Sayagh
 Hron
Hlidacky CZ
2017 (Summer) International Consulting Program more instructors McGrath
De Los Rios 
Goetzinger 
Klaric
Mudaqiq
UNICEF
2017 (Summer) International Consulting Program more instructors Dillon
Bejarano
Khan 
Zerbe 
 Macura
Automyčka Express
2017 (Summer) International Consulting Program more instructors Justin No 
Ference
Martin
Rubin 
Vavrusa 
Verlag Dashoefer
2017 (Spring) Strategic Marketing Planning Dan R. Fiala Anastasiya Neskoromna
Roman Tarassenko
Elena Livadaru
Silicon Wharf Consulting Limited
2017 (Spring) Innovations Management Gabriele Meissner more teams MP Martin Pavlik Fashion Brand
2016 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Dan R. Fiala H.Brumfield
A.Bloom
M.Rathmanner
R.Saleem
K.Bobelska
Slovenija Center
2016 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Dan R. Fiala C.Felter
K.Cochran
A.Albertine
B.Nichols
 K.Malá
UNICEF
2016 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Dan R. Fiala Z.Watson
R.Benton
N.Williams
E.Fening
 M.Hron
Verlag Dashoefer
2016 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Dan R. Fiala V.Burress
D.Richardson
T. Zhang
P.Oleriny
S.Abduraimov
Western Union
2016 (Summer) Customer Experience
Management
Gabriele Meissner all teams Energycloud
2016 (Spring) Thesis Seminar Chris Shallow Kateřina Jurečková NUPHARO
2016 (Spring) Strategic Marketing Planning Dan R. Fiala all teams IBM
2016 (Spring) Brand Management Sylvia Vondáčková Anna Savina
Kieu Trinh
Loan Nguyen
Maria Reutskaya
NESTLÉ
2016 (Spring) Media Marketing and Communications Sylvia Vondáčková all teams Joalis
2016 (Fall) Strategic Marketing Planning Dan R. Fiala V. Baradai
E. Fening
T. Kebort
H. Koorbusch
M. Lolua
AAU
2016 (Fall) Media Marketing and Communications Sylvia Vondáčková all teams AAU
2016 (Fall) Media Marketing and Communications Sylvia Vondáčková all teams AAU
2016 (Fall) Public Relations Sylvia Vondáčková all teams
2015 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Chris Shallow
Peter Bolcha
J.Baumgardner
B.Corrigan
A.Dudgaokar
S.Truong
EURO-JET
2015 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Chris Shallow
Peter Bolcha
M.Palermo
T.Brown
JT Jeong
L.Brathová
UNICEF
2015 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Chris Shallow
Peter Bolcha
H.King 
C.Bonomonte
R.Bozzone
M.Kubát
VERLAG DASHOEFER
2015 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Chris Shallow
Peter Bolcha
F.Herta
K.Bixler
C.Trautz
A.Zahir
K.Jurečková
NUPHARO
2015 (Spring) Strategic Marketing Planning Chris Shallow K.Jamnická
T.Kicková
A.Margaritopulu
American Express
2015 (Spring) Innovations Management Gabrielle Meissner O.Bocharikova
A.Imamovic
Y.Kukushkina
P.Musela
M.Reutskaya
TRIMO
2015 (Spring) Intro to Econometrics Jirka Lahvička Miles Schimmel anonymous client
2015 (Fall) Thesis Seminar Chris Shallow Kristyna Jamnicka TRIMO
2015 (Fall) Pricing Strategies Dan R. Fiala Nils Bahr
Maher Brahmi
Cihan Demirkapi
me2we
2015 (Fall) Strategic Marketing Planning Dan R. Fiala Hana Bacaj
Vanesa Gashi
Fjoralbë Krapi
VERLAG DASHOEFER
2015 (Fall) Public Relations Sylvia Vondáčková all teams NUPHARO
2014 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Chris Shallow
Peter Bolcha
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EURO-JET
2014 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Chris Shallow
Peter Bolcha
J.Bak-Brevik
B. Daulton
D. Matsche
UNICEF
2014 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Chris Shallow
Peter Bolcha
W. Swingle 
J. Adams
K. Groome
BOSCOLO HOTEL
2014 (Summer) International Consulting Practicum Chris Shallow
Peter Bolcha
S. Arnautovic
Tyler Currie
Jacob Mey
VERLAG DASHOEFER
2014 (Spring) Innovation Management Gabrielle Meissner A. Braun
M. Mezan
R. Gondeaux
R. Kavkazi
LISCA
2014 (Spring) Business Ethics Gabrielle Meissner S. Gross
K. Czernin
A. Gamolina
D.Kovarikova
T. Probst
A.Voitehovschi
LISCA
2014 (Spring) Intro to Econometrics Peter Bolcha Nam Ba Nguyen RWE
2014 (Fall) Strategic Marketing Plan Chris Shallow Angeles Lastras
Samantha Shiner
SEACAT
2014 (Fall) Marketing Research Chris Shallow M. Coppens, O. Khabchuk SKI MAGAZÍN
2014 (Fall) Marketing Communication – Thesis Chris Shallow Nam Ba Nguyen RWE
2014 (Fall) Direct Marketing and Sales Gabrielle Meissner K.Coutermarsh
D. Isufi
A. Pireva
D.Cunningham
H. Keiser
C. Brady
LUKA KOPER
2013 (Spring) Marketing Research Chris Shallow Z.Papryczka, M.Mrozek,
M.Nguyen
MEDIA-
MASTER
2013 (Spring) Intro to Econometrics Peter Bolcha O.Petrus ENER-
GANA
2013 (Fall) Strategic Marketing and Planning Chris Shallow S.Puchkova RWE
2013 (Fall) Business Ethics Gaby Meissner R.Kenter, M.S.Olamíde, W.Mede, 
M.Pardini, 
N.Pierce
SR4
2013 (Fall) E-Business Jeff Medeiros S. Godziek 
M. Mrozek
PARFEMS
2013 (Fall) Global Energy Robert Ellman M.Melichárek
K.Pejatovic
PRAGO-
PLYN
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Student Thesis

AAU takes pride in its students’ research. One of the first research efforts of each scholar is the thesis. We recognize extraordinary efforts and award the best theses every year. See awarded works below:

2016/2017

AUTHOR TITLE ADVISOR
Tereza Lacmanová Path Toward the First Czechoslovak Republic of 1918: Thomas Garrigue Masaryk's contribution and the role of the United States regarding indpendence of Czechoslovakia  Polišenská, Milada
Tetiana Savchuk International Determinants of Regime Change: The Consequences of Foreign Policy Pendulum in Ukraine Chalániová Lenčéš, Daniela
Adéla Prokopová Curating in Prague's Contemporary Art Centers  Kottová, Karina
Daria Stepanova Role of Curator in Contemporary Art
Dolanská, Karolina
Karina Verigina  Vladimir Putin's Media Coup: A History of the President's Image-Making  Giarelli, Andrew
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Fateeva, Valeriya What strategy should Diebold Nixdorf develop and implement in order to reduce costs, grow revenue and sustain a competitive advantage?  Wiedorn, Mark
Menke, Katrin Julia Which marketing strategy should Compagnie Générale des Eablissements Michelin implement to sustain competitive advantage and sustain revenue growth?  Vondráčková, Sylvia

2015/2016

 Kodl, Matyáš Financialization of art: Analysis of the Czech and Slovak art markets in the international perspective Vozár, Mário 
Ženatá, Vendula Political discourse on immigration in the Czech Republic: A critical analysis Braun, Mats
Pekáček, Ondřej Cold WarandAfghanistan in the 1970s: Struggle for supremacy and prelude to the Soviet invasion Eddleston, William
Lakatosh, Eduard EU integration during the Eurozone crisis through the lenses of neo-functionalism Chalániová Lenčéš, Daniela
Denk, Štěpán Nagorno-KarabakhandtheSoviet Nationalities Policies Eddleston, William
Gužvica, Stefan The political activity of Yugoslav communist students in Prague from 1927 until 1937 Eddleston, William
Andreeva, Yuliya Four cases of tax optimization – canrevisedIFRS change them? Muir, David
Jamnická, Kristýna An investigation of more effective ways of marketing of Qbiss One system in the Czech Republic in order to diminish the time of acquisition of a new partner/customer Shallow, Christopher
Ryumina, Kristina Photo-Me International Plc Gordon-Smith, Simon
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Student Consulting

International Consulting Program (ICP) developed in cooperation with the prestigious Virginia Commonwealth University brings every year together 20 students supervised by four faculty members from both universities. In June, teams work 14 days on hands-on intensive consulting projects for the top-rank partners as Boscolo Hotel Prague, Eurojet Intercontinental, Slovenija Center,  UNICEF, Verlag Dashoefer, Western Union and more.

 

This special 3-credit course teaches students how to conduct consulting engagements by providing both academic background through readings and classroom sessions and practice application through solving real issues submitted by our project partners. We are proud to be affiliated with such exclusive and international brands, and because they see the value in the input and ideas of ICP students, we have been able to continue regular cooperation over the past 4 years. Read more…

The intensive, 14-day program is accompanied by socializing and networking events including dinners and weekend tours. AAU volunteers organize interesting and beneficial student orientation as well as the informal evening beer meet-ups (Thanks to them!).

In June 2018, we prepare a 6th year of this summer school. As a special offer, selected 3 AAU students can attend the US part of the program (Richmond, Virginia) and experience the complete packed 5 weeks (6 US credits!). Richmond part consists of class preparations andwork on projects for American clients! Do attend information sessions and do not hesitate to apply.

On the partner side, we target companies and NGO´s residing in the Czech Republic open to cooperation that can bring them new ideas and a new perspective on the solution of problems as a reward for the time and energy they devote to our student teams. Contact us in order to reserve an opportunity forprojectin the next summer!

In case of interest contact the Director of the program Peter Bolcha.  

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PARTNERSHIPS HELP US STAY IN THE GAME

Social responsibility forms the bedrock of AAU’s mission and purpose. Therefore, we cooperate with like-minded corporations, organizations, and associations on research and joint projects that reinforce ethical foundations in learners, faculty, and staff.

obrázek „Research and creative activity have surely been an integral part of education and academic progress since the dawn of European universities. At Anglo-American University we seek to break the dichotomy of academia and everyday life and therefore next to traditional works in many fields, we engage our faculty and students in dozens applied projects. Next to direct value delivered to our partners, we believe that hands-on real project solving brings exceptional learning experience to all involved participants. We invite everyone to join our extraordinary community and benefit from joint cooperation.”

Peter Bolcha, Vice-President for Research