Information on Entrance Interview

 

Study programme:  Economic Policy and Administration
Study specialization:  Regional and Public Economics
Length of Study: 3 years
Number of Credit Points: 180

The following range of knowledge is required when applying for the PhD studies at the Faculty of Economics and Administration of the University of Pardubice.

 

Chapters from the Economic Theory
 
Macroeconomics

1. Aggregate demand and equilibrium output – Keynesian model. Determination of the equilibrium output in the two- sector and three-sector model of economy.
2. Model IS-LM.
3. The effectiveness of fiscal and monetary policy in the model IS-LM.
4. Open economy and determination of equilibrium output.
5. Balance of payment and IS-LM-BP model.
6. Aggregate demand and aggregate supply model (short term and long-term).
7. The effectiveness of fiscal and monetary policy in the model AD-AS.
8. The labour market, unemployment.
9. Substitution of inflation and unemployment -Phillips curves. Inflation.
10. Long-term economic growth.


 Microeconomics

1. Consumer behaviour and individual demand formation.
2. Utility, preferences and equilibrium of consumer.
3. Firm’s choice and supply formation.
4. Firm’s choice of output of production in the perfect competition.
5. Price and output decision in monopoly.
6. Price and output decision in monopolistic competition.
7. Optimal output of oligopoly.
8. Markets of factor production.
9. General equilibrium, efficiency. 
10. Market failure and microeconomic state policy and interventions.
 

Chapters from the Regional and Public Economics
 
Regional Economics

1. Economic space, region and regionalisation.
2. The main theoretical streams in regional economics.
3. Supply and demand in spatial analysis.
4. The analysis of regional spatial structure.
5. The concept of local development from the economic point of view.
6. Economic connection of migration.
7. Structure of public administration, local and regional government.
8. Efficiency of activities of municipalities and regions.
9. Regional policy, land-use planning, urbanisation and urbanism. 
10. Euro-regions and euro-regional cooperation. 
 
Public economics

1. Public sector in mixed economy.
2. Economic analysis of public goods.
3. The public choice theory.
4. Theoretical and empirical analyses of public expenditure increasing.
5. Evaluation of public projects.
6. The economics impacts of taxation. 
7. Optimal taxation and redistribution of income.
8. Fiscal decentralisation.
9. Efficiency in public sector.
 

Requirements for the language skills (English)
 
It is required that applicants reach the upper-intermediate level of the English language so they are able to understand the scientific economic texts in English (written form) and have abilities to communicate in English on diverse scientific topics (oral form).

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Study programme:  Applied Informatics
Study specialization:  Applied Informatics
Length of Study:  4 years
Number of Credit Points: 180


The following range of knowledge is required when applying for the PhD studies at the Faculty of Economics and Administration of the University of Pardubice.

 

Informatics

1. Data, information, knowledge
2. Information systems (personal, business, state)
3. Informative society, changes in economy and society caused by IS/IT development
4. Technical PC equipment, equipment classification, basic overview, developing tendencies 
5. Programming PC equipment, classification of programming equipment, basic overview
6. Operating systems and their supportive means
7. PC nets and their possibilities (net classification, net protocols, means for network)
8. Principles of work in the Internet environment, possibilities of the Internet use, differences between Intranet and Extranet
9. Internet services, information searching and work with information sources through Internet services
10. Presentation development in the Internet environment (possibilities of WWW pages development)
11. E-commerce and enterprising 
12. Data classification, data types
13. Classification and principles of database systems
14. Principles of relation database systems
15. Principles of objective database systems
16. Principles of data modelling
17. PC graphics, saving and processing of graphic information, graphic editors and its possibilities
18. Safety of information systems and data bases
19. Information society and management changes
20. The total concept of IS/IT organization
21. Application of IS/IT according to management levels (support of an operative management level, support of tactical management, support of strategic management)
22. Application for support of decision making and analyses (business, intelligence)
23. Principles of data stores, data markets, meaning and application of multi-dimension databases
24. Data mining a its possibilities
25. Possibilities of expert systems and artificial intelligence
26. State and analysis of IS/IT market


Requirements on the English language

The active (advanced) knowledge of the English language is required. Students need to be experienced with reading of a scientific text and its understanding followed by a scientific discussion. The presentation ability of issues on a doctoral thesis in both written and oral form is essential.


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Study programme:  System Engineering and Informatics
Study specialization:  Informatics in Public Administration
Length of Study:  4 years
Number of Credit Points: 180


The following range of knowledge is required when applying for the PhD studies at the Faculty of Economics and Administration of the University of Pardubice.

 

Informatics

1. Data, information, knowledge
2. Information systems (personal, business, state)
3. Informative society, changes in economy and society caused by IS/IT development
4. Technical PC equipment, equipment classification, basic overview, developing tendencies 
5. Programming PC equipment, classification of programming equipment, basic overview
6. Operating systems and their supportive means
7. PC nets and their possibilities (net classification, net protocols, means for network)
8. Principles of work in the Internet environment, possibilities of the Internet use, differences between Intranet and Extranet
9. Internet services, information searching and work with information sources through Internet services
10. Presentation development in the Internet environment (possibilities of WWW pages development)
11. E-commerce and enterprising 
12. Data classification, data types
13. Classification and principles of database systems
14. Principles of relation database systems
15. Principles of objective database systems
16. Principles of data modelling
17. PC graphics, saving and processing of graphic information, graphic editors and its possibilities
18. Safety of information systems and data bases
19. Information society and management changes
20. The total concept of IS/IT organization
21. Application of IS/IT according to management levels (support of an operative management level, support of tactical management, support of strategic management)
22. Application for support of decision making and analyses (business, intelligence)
23. Principles of data stores, data markets, meaning and application of multi-dimension databases
24. Data mining a its possibilities
25. Possibilities of expert systems and artificial intelligence
26. State and analysis of IS/IT market


Requirements on the English language

The active (advanced) knowledge of the English language is required. Students need to be experienced with reading of a scientific text and its understanding followed by a scientific discussion. The presentation ability of issues on a doctoral thesis in both written and oral form is essential.