Important dates

1.9.2015 - 31.8.2017 - Schedule - Winter Term 2017/2018 + Summer Term 2016/2017

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Language Skills

Each student must demonstrate knowledge of minimum three languages before graduation:

1. English Language

Minimum level C1 according to CEFR, students have to demonstrate when entering the CEMS programme. The mandatory course MBC Skill Seminar has to be completed during the Term 1.

2. Second Language

Very good oral and written skills in one of the CEMS Languages (B1). CEMS language is an official language in the home country of each CEMS university. Second language can be also Czech language as a mother tongue but not Slovak or Ukrainian languages - are not CEMS languages.

3. Third Language

Any language (also basic knowledge).

Language Assessment according to the CEMS requirements (recognition in cems.org database)

Students have several options to prove their proficiency in foreign languages:

  • Proof of secondary education / university degree in foreign language
  • Tests for CEMS Management and Business Communication, or “MBC,” available in most CEMS languages. Central testing twice per year in April/May and in September.  Two re-sits are allowed per part of the exam. See Preparation for Business Communication. At our university students can complete this test from German, Spain, Italian or French language.
  • CEMS accredited language courses available for different languages at several schools at a B2 or C1 level,
  • "External" language tests accredited by CEMS at a B2 level (such as "Goethe-Zertifikat" by the "Goethe Institut", or "Diplôme approfondi de langue française" i.e.  DALF, by the Ministere de l'Education Nationale).
  • A commercial language course at an elementary level from a CEMS accredited cultural institution (such as the "Goethe Institut" or "l'Alliance Française")
  • An introductory level course at an elementary or higher level 6 ECTS/ 90 total workload hours.

Detailed information can be found here.

Language Assessment according to the VSE (University of Economics, Prague) requirements (recognition in study system InSIS)

Students have several options to prove their proficiency in foreign languages:

  • Tests for CEMS Management and Business Communication, or “MBC,” available in most CEMS languages. Central testing twice per year in April/May and in September.  Two re-sits are allowed per part of the exam. See Preparation for Business Communication. At our university students can complete this test from German, Spain, Italian or French language.
  • CEMS accredited language courses available for different languages at several schools at a B2 or C1 level,
  • "External" language tests accredited by CEMS at a B2 level (such as "Goethe-Zertifikat" by the "Goethe Institut", or "Diplôme approfondi de langue française" i.e.  DALF, by the Ministere de l'Education Nationale).
  • A commercial language course at an elementary level from a CEMS accredited cultural institution (such as the "Goethe Institut" or "l'Alliance Française")
  • An introductory level course at an elementary or higher level 6 ECTS/ 90 total workload hours.

Certificates or other documents proving required language knowledge must be issued in the year of entering the CEMS programme at the earliest.