Find out about the doors you could open by studying on our English-language bachelor's programme!
05. října 2021
Karina Benetti is the course convenor for the English-language Global Business and Management bachelor’s programme at Newton University. We caught up with her to find out more about the programme – how to know if the course is right for you, how you’ll study, and what kind of career the programme could prepare you for.
Thanks for taking the time to talk to us Karina. Can you start by giving us an overview of the programme?
Of course. The bachelor’s programme in Global Business and Management is designed to give students the tools they’ll need to succeed in the international workplaces of tomorrow. This means making sure they gain a thorough understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of good business management.
Everything we do is intended to make sure that our students learn everything they need in their future careers, ranging from Strategic and Crisis Management, to Law, Psychology and Philosophy for managers, and from Marketing to Microeconomics.
And what’s your role?
As the course convenor, I’m responsible for ensuring that the content of the programme reflects the most up-to-date academic research in the field of business and management, as well as that the teaching quality exceeds even Czechia’s high educational standards. And I’m also responsible for identifying appropriate lecturers to teach all of our courses, and representing the programme externally.
How will you study?
We believe that it’s important that students learn by doing, rather than just by memorising information, so we combine learning the theory of topics with lots of practical projects and activities. We find that when students put their knowledge into practice as quickly as possible, they understand what they’ve learned much better, and are able to retain the information as well.
We also place a special emphasis on developing the mindset of a true and effective manager and entrepreneur. If you want to lead others, you must first understand yourself, so we therefore teach students to understand their strengths, to actively self-develop, and to cultivate critical thinking skills.
Why should students consider studying on the English programme, as opposed to one of the Czech programmes??
The English-language bachelor’s degree has the same core components as our other programmes – economics, management and psychology – which we believe is the perfect combination for modern business leaders.
But the English programme goes one step further – students are taught all of this by international experts. They will practice their English skills on a day-to-day basis, and also receive specialist support to improve their academic writing and presentation skills in English.
Who is the course right for?
The English programme will be especially useful for students interested in pursuing further studies abroad, as well as for everyone interested in working abroad, working for a multinational company, or pursuing an international entrepreneurial career.
In addition, as our class sizes are small, the programme is suitable for all students who want to get individual support, and to learn in an intimate environment. All of our students are able to get to know their lecturers, and receive personalised guidance and support, which makes sure that they’re able to get the most out of their education.
What else does the programme offer?
Everyone on the programme has access to all of NEWTON’s enrichment activities – in English, of course! This means networking opportunities, guest lectures and professional internships arranged by our careers centre. Students also benefit from having a dedicated mentor, who will help them to establish career goals, and work out the steps they need to take to reach them.
Students who have their own business ideas will also be able to apply to our accelerator programme to develop their idea into a business plan, and then to actually start their own business while still studying. This initiative is quite new, but we’re really excited about it, as we already know that lots of NEWTON students have ideas for businesses, and this will enable them to put lots of the things they’ve learned in the classroom into practice in a setting where they can continuously ask questions, and receive feedback and support.
Will students have the opportunity to study abroad?
Yes! NEWTON participates in the ERASMUS+ programme, so our students have the opportunity to study abroad during their time with us. We are partnered with 25 institutions across 14 countries, so there will definitely be somewhere that will fit with their interests and goals. And, as we’re quite a small school, we have space for everyone who wants to study abroad to do so, as long as they meet the requirements of the host university.
Can I study from abroad?
Yes, we have extremely flexible study options – the programme can be studied either in-person or online, so you don’t have to be based in Prague for the entire time you’re studying at NEWTON. You can choose where and how to study by semester or by year, and we have invested in state of the art virtual learning facilities, so you never have to worry about missing out on any of the course content.
How does the application process work?
Admission places for the English programme are considered on a rolling basis, and are extremely limited, so if you’re interested, we’d advise you to get in touch, and start your application as soon as possible.