French Language for Commerce
Language and culture: the gateway to the world.
The Bachelor's degree in French Language for Commercial Practice is run as a double-subject course (part of the Philology study programme at the Faculty of Education), based on the system of combinations of fields at different faculties at Masaryk University. Students combine it with Economics (part of the Public Economics and Administration study programme) based at the Faculty of Economics and Administration. The main objective of this course is to prepare the graduates' linguistic, professional, communication and cultural skills for future employment in the economic and administrative environment.
The combined structure of this course takes advantage of the complementary educational system offered by the whole university and, as such, results in a number of positives such as, for example:
- a modular structure (study programmes and courses are comprised of subject specific modules - linguistic, culturally historical and geographical, practical both in terms of communication and specialisation)
- system structure (optimal organic combination of a subject within a module as well as complete modules)
- variability (wide selection of subjects, modules, possibility of choosing and changing specializations etc.)
Practical training is not an obligatory part of the study plan.
The graduates are not authorised to practise a legally regulated professional position. However, they can work as expert language officers with specialized foreign language communication skills, mainly in the spheres of civil administration or the private business sector. The combination of these two specializations equips students with solid foundations in both theoretical and applied economics as well as in French used in specialized economic and administrative spheres. They are able to use and further develop their expertise in the labour market. Their language skills combined with economic and administrative knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills also improve their chances of gaining employment in international institutions. With this background, the graduates can contribute to the cultivation and development of the international economy and administrative co-operation.
In this type of studies, the students focus on the main degree programme (120 credits) supplemented with another, minor, programme (60 credits). The student enrols in the degree programme in which he/she majors. Both the programmes are stated in the university diploma. You will find possible combinations on the websites of individual degree programmes.
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration
An example of your study plan:
Passing the Bachelor's degree equips the graduates with the competencies necessary for an application to the French-Czech Master's degree in Public Administration MFTAP (Master Franco Tchèque d’Administration Publique) at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, MU. This is a bilingual programme run in co-operation with Rennes University in France and is completed as a joint degree. The graduates can also apply for any other MSc degree courses specialising in economy or administration. Alternatively, students can continue onto a Master's degree course in applied linguistics which is offered at universities abroad (particularly in France).
|Provided by||Faculty of Education|
|Type of studies|
|Standard length of studies||3 years|
|Language of instruction||Czech|
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Mgr. Marcela Poučová, Ph.D.