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    Zuzana Halková
    Academic Affairs and International Programs Manager

    Office Location: Londýnská 41, 4th floor
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 - 17:00
    Email: academicaffairs@unyp.cz

    • Contents

      1. Introduction
      2. Policies, Rules, Term
      3. List of Certificate Programs
      4. Procedure
      5. Documents
      • 1. Introduction

        Various certificate programs are offered within the UNYP degree program offerings.

        Such programs include (in the alphabetical order): English Literature, European Union Studies, Finance, International Politics, IT Management, Management, Marketing, Media Studies, and Psychology.

        • 2. Policies, Rules, Terms

          Students cannot take a certificate in his/her existing area of study/major.

          All certificates are 18 credits (36 ECTS), at least half of which students must take outside their required study program courses, during their Bachelor's degree program (i.e., before graduating).

          Students must maintain a grade level of C- or better for courses to count towards the specific certificate program.

          No transfer credits can count towards a certificate program.

          Certificates are awarded by UNYP (separate from the diploma) upon completion of all program requirements. Students in the American SUNY Bachelor's degree program would be required to take 137 credits (128 credits for the degree requirements and 9 credits beyond). Students in the European Bachelor's degree program would be required to take 198 ECTS (180 ECTS for the degree requirements and 18 ECTS beyond).

          Students in the American SUNY Bachelor's program who are interested in a certificate program are encouraged to apply no later than the second year of their studies. Students in the European Bachelor's degree program who are interested in a certificate program are strongly advised to apply in their first year of their studies.

          Standard credit tuition cost applies without any additional cost. Students in the 3-year (European) Bachelor's degree program taking SUNY/ESC courses* within the chosen certificate program will complete these courses in an independent study format.

          • 3. List of Certificate Programs

            Courses in italics are recommended courses students are encouraged to complete before they register into a course.
            Courses with an asterisk (*) symbol are SUNY/ESC courses.


            Certificates offered by the School of Business

            Certificate in Finance

            • Fundamentals of Finance (Financial Accounting)
            • International Money and Banking (Macroeconomics)
            • International Trade and Finance* (Macroeconomics)
            • Risk Management (Fundamentals of Finance)
            • Special Topics in Finance
            • Taxation (Microeconomics) or Hedge Funds and Private Equity

            Certificate in Management

            • Principles of Management
            • Human Resource Management (Principles of Management)
            • Legal Environment of Business
            • Project Management (Principles of Management, Microeconomics)
            • International Business (Principles of Management)
            • Business Policy and Strategic Management* (Principles of Management)

            Certificate in Marketing Studies
            • Marketing (Microeconomics)
            • Advanced Marketing (Marketing) or Consumer Behavior (Marketing)
            • Electronic Commerce and Marketing Technologies (Marketing)
            • Introduction to Advertising (Media and Society)
            • International Marketing Strategies (Marketing)
            • Public Relations Principles (Media and Society)


            Certificate in IT Management

            • Information Management (Principles of Management)
            • Data Communications and Networking* or Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery*
            • Economic Issues and Strategies and IT*
            • Introduction to Networks*
            • Social / Professional Issues in IT / IS*

            Certificates offered by the School of Communication and Media

            Certificate in Media Studies

            • Media and Society
            • Media History (Media and Society)
            • Introduction to Advertising (Media and Society)
            • Introduction to Media Writing (Media and Society)
            • Public Relations Principles (Media and Society)
            • Global Communication (Media and Society)


            Certificates offered by the School of International Relations

            Certificate in European Union Studies

            • Modern Europe
            • European Integration
            • International Organizations (International Politics)
            • Economic Policies of the EU
            • External Relations of the EU (European Integration)
            • Specialized Course on EU Affairs

            Certificate in International Politics

            • International Politics
            • International Organizations International Politics)
            • Modern Diplomacy* (International Politics)
            • International Conflict and Security (International Politics)
            • Regional Area Studies: Central Europe, Africa, Asia, etc.
            • Specialized Course in International Politics

            Certificates offered by the School of Psychology

            Certificate in Psychology Studies

            • General Psychology
            • Developmental Psychology: Children or Adult (General Psychology)
            • Psychology of Adjustment (General Psychology)
            • Cognition (General Psychology)
            • Social Psychology (General Psychology)
            • Specialized Course in Psychology (General Psychology)


            Certificate in English Literature

            • Introduction to Literature
            • Short Story (Introduction to Literature)
            • The Novel (Introduction to Literature)
            • Analysis and Interpretation of Literature (Introduction to Literature)
            • Shakespearean, British or American Literature (Introduction to Literature)
            • Special Topics in English Literature (Introduction to Literature)

            • 4. Procedure

              Step 1: Student discusses his/her interest in the certificate program with his/her Academic Advisor.

              Step 2: Student meets with the Dean of School responsible for the specific certificate program in order to complete the registration.

              Step 3: Student submits the registration form available on e-Learning (Section #5: Documents) to the Office of Academic Affairs (located in the Londýnská 41 building, 4th floor).

              Step 4: The courses for the specific certificate program are discussed and approved by the student's Academic Advisor and the Dean of School responsible for the certificate program. (Note -- The courses can be changed based on the current course offer with the approval of the Dean of School responsible for the certificate programs.)

              Step 5: Student completes 18 credits (36 ECTS) required for the specific program during his/her Bachelor's degree program (i.e., before graduating).

              Step 6: The certificate is issued upon completion of all program requirements.