Faculty of Social
and Economic Sciences
Comenius University Bratislava

Applied Economics

General information about the study program

study program: Applied economics
field of study: Economics and management
form of study: internal
standard length of study: 3 years
study language: Slovak and English

Application requirements

The admission procedure will include candidates who have completed or will have completed a full secondary education or a full secondary vocational education completed by the graduation examination in the academic year 2021/2022. Prerequisites for admission are knowledge of English at least at level B1.

Graduate's profile

The graduate of the Bachelor's degree in Applied Economics will acquire knowledge of microeconomic theory and macroeconomic theory based on mathematical models of economic processes, operations research (linear programming, non-linear programming, dynamic programming, input-output analysis, network analysis), statistics, econometrics, international trade and economic policy. He/she will also gain knowledge of financial markets, corporate finance, entrepreneurship, game theory, political science or programming. The use of software products in statistics, econometrics and optimization such as Matlab, Eviews or Frontline in MSExcel is also part of the course, as well as a student internship course where students can test their knowledge and acquire practical skills in partner organizations. The structure of the Bachelor in Applied Economics is designed to allow the student to adapt his/her study plan during the course of his/her studies through compulsory and elective courses so that he/she can specialise in either macroeconomic and microeconomic modelling, statistics and econometrics and/or optimisation and financial engineering.  

This knowledge will enable him/her to competently collect and process, using information technology, data on the activities of economic organisations both at enterprise level and in government. On this basis, he is able to optimise the activities of economic organisations and forecast the development of economic variables that affect their activities. This will contribute to the management of decision-making processes in economic organisations both at enterprise level and in government. In addition, the student will gain knowledge of modelling economic processes at both national and sectoral level.

In the teaching, systematic attention is paid to the economic interpretation of mathematical models and to the interrelationships of the various models. Knowledge of the English language is a prerequisite for the study. Graduates are therefore able to communicate professionally in English, to present the results of their work to those who have no knowledge of mathematical modelling, to train colleagues in their work and to deepen their professional knowledge through self-study. 


Graduates' employability:

Project specialist (project manager)  

Controlling specialist  

Analysts in the field of management and organization of work  

Process optimization specialist  

Data Analyst  

Pension fund portfolio specialist  

Mutual fund portfolio specialist  

Economic analyst, forecaster  

Specialists in economics