The Central and East European Studies Program (CESP) was founded in 1992 as an optional one- or two-semester program held in English for students at graduate and undergraduate levels. The program focuses on issues of Central and East European economies, societies and cultures.
The program encounters the past, present and future developments of privatization, the restructuring of national economies, newly created political structures and other international areas of study. Subject areas include language, management, finance, history, culture, politics, trade practices, and economies of the vanguard countries, mainly the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. There are also studies concerning the states of the former Soviet Union, and the program is further enriched with field study tours and cultural activities.
The Central and East European Studies Program is a self-financed extension program founded at the University of Economics, Prague (VŠE). All courses have been fully accredited only after scrutiny and review by the Academic Accreditation Committee of the VŠE.