Research and Doctoral Studies

Faculty of National Economy

Research and development activity at the Faculty of National Economy is primarily focused on current economic problems in the development of the Slovak and EU economies as well as selected global problems of the world economy, from the point of view of economic theory as well as applied research. The principal aim of the research and development activity at the faculty is independent scientific and research work connected with teaching in the respective fields of study. Research and development activity is being introduced as an integral part of the work of every university teacher their qualification growth and, at the same time, this activity represents a source of finance for the faculty. Doctoral study programmes at the Faculty of National Economy are focused on theoretical knowledge from economic theory and its application in actual problem-solving in the field of economics, economy, finance and banking, public administration, regional development and insurance. Graduates will have a good chance to fill positions in national and international research units, public administration institutions at central, regional and local levels, in public and private institutions and in other international organizations.

Faculty of Commerce

Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Commerce are considered for the following programmes: Marketing Management and Trade Management, Economics for Trade and Services, International Business Management, and World economy. The graduates of these programmes obtain the latest knowledge from the relevant economy science fields and methods for its their application.

The science orientation of the Faculty of Commerce is focused on relevant problems from international business, marketing, tourism and services. The main aim is development of research partnerships and international and intradisciplinary approach in research activities.

Faculty of Economic Informatics

The Faculty of Economic Informatics of the University of Economics in Bratislava educates PhD graduates oriented to work with all types of economic and social information associated with their acquisition, creation, processing, control and creation of information systems. The Faculty offers PhD studies in these study programmes: Accounting, Quantitative Methods in Economics, Econometrics and Operational Research. Within the higher education system in Slovakia the third study programmes degree studies at  FEI are unique and can only be studied in this faculty. Its contents are comparable with similar programmes of study at foreign universities and colleges.

Faculty of Business Management

Research and development activities in the Faculty of Business Management of the University of Economics in Bratislava are focused on the following areas:

Research of entrepreneurship and business economics, definition and analysis of opportunities and threads of changing environment in connection with the integration of the Slovak Republic in European Union, improvement of competitiveness and performance in exports of Slovak companies,

Research into strategic, operational and human resource management, production management and logistics, information management and solution of specific problems of economics and management,

Research in the area of corporate finance and finance management.

Faculty of International Relations

The Faculty of International Relations directs its scientific attention to real questions of economic and political aspects of globalization and European integration, such as migration, intercultural differences, international law etc. Primarily it focuses on identifying current trends in international political and economic relations and analyzing their impacts on Slovakia. The research is interdisciplinary and it combines elements from various social sciences.

PhD. students of the Faculty of International Relations provide an integral part of the research activities. The aim of the doctoral studies of the faculty is to prepare highly qualified experts able to independently solve theoretical and practical problems of contemporary international relations.

Faculty of Applied Languages

Research and publication activities  at the Faculty of Applied Languages focus on the following main areas: developing theoretical bases of linguistics, literary science, translatology and cultural studies; applying theoretical findings in text analysis and text interpretation; designing and developing teaching materials (including multimedia programmes) corresponding to the European standard.

In the area of basic research the focus is on developing the concepts and categories of  disciplines of the study programme “Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication”  on the basis of the most recent findings and in accordance with the current trends of development in these disciplines.

In applied research, the focus is on applying theoretical findings in textural analysis and text interpretation, as well as text reception and text production, while the economic text plays a key role in this respect. In terms of didactics, an adequate attention is paid to developing communicative competencies in accordance with recommendations of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages and with respect to employability of graduates from the Faculty of Applied Languages on the labour market. Specific areas of applied research include the issues of European language policy,  language culture, linguistic and didactic aspects of communication in academic and professional spheres, and e-learning.

Faculty of Business Economy‘ with its seat in Košice

The basic profile of research work at the Faculty of Business Economics results from the needs of implementation of the latest developments in the field of Economics and Company Management in the practice of business economics. There is an emphasis on creating more intense bonds between theory and practice. We regularly organize international scientific conferences, where leading experts from abroad have an opportunity to present their papers, as do company representatives from business practice, teachers, and young scientific workers. The effort of the faculty is to emphasize the qualitative criteria of scientific and publication output with a richer representation of primarily foreign journals.