Master in Finance and Accounting (MIFA) is a programme developed in 2015 by the Faculty of Finance and Accounting which is a part of the Prague University of Economics and Business.
Open access to all, who seek a career in an international environment and who wish to become banking and financial services managers, financial analysts, chief accountants, auditors or consultants.
The aim of the study programme “Finance and Accounting” is to gain knowledge in finance and accounting at the level of the standard finance and accounting master’s degree programme at the Faculty of finance and accounting at the University of Economics.
The core profile will focus on issues of:
- corporate finance, financial derivatives, business valuation
- accounting (IFRS), performance management,
- audit and assurance,
- international finance,
- economic and financial aspects of the European economic integration.
The programme, which is a merge of two separate disciplines – finance and accounting, is unusual at the Czech universities, but it is comparable to the similar programmes at foreign universities. Concurrent focus on finance and accounting also increases the graduates’ chances on the labour market as their wider range offers them more job possibilities as well as their greater flexibility.
The graduate will gain ability to use theoretical information in hands-on experience, with particular emphasis on the ability to critically evaluate the problem and its analysis, to propose solutions to that problem and to use teamwork skills in solving tasks. The graduates will be able, both nationally and particularly in the international environment and context, to practice a profession based on finance and accounting at the corporate level. They will also understand the modern trends in corporate management and will understand the context of the company’s operation in terms of pan-European economic and social development as well as corporate social responsibility. Acquired competencies and the way of working during their studies (emphasis on analysis and troubleshooting suggestions) will enhance the ability of graduates to adapt to changing conditions of a labour market and job changes during their working lives.