3rd AIB-CEE Chapter Conference
3rd AIB-CEE Chapter Conference
Boosting competitiveness of Central Europe through digital economy


Academy of International Business

The Academy of International Business (AIB) is the leading global community of scholars for the creation and dissemination of knowledge about international business and policy issues. The AIB transcends the boundaries of single academic disciplines and managerial functions to enhance business education and practice. The objectives of the Academy of International Business, as set forth in its constitution, are to foster education and advance professional standards in the field of international business. AIB was founded in 1959, and currently has 3202 members in 86 different countries around the world. Members include scholars from the leading global academic institutions as well consultants, researchers, government and NGO representatives. The Academy has 18 chapters established around the world to facilitate networking as well as the facilitation and exchange of knowledge at a more local level. For further information please visit: https://aib.msu.edu/

New membership

To obtain AIB membership you can register at https://aib.msu.edu/membership/aboutindmembership.asp Regular individual AIB membership for one year costs USD 100 and offers a lot of benefits.

About AIB-CEE Chapter

The Central & Eastern Europe Chapter of Academy of International Business (AIB-CEE Chapter) is one of the youngest AIB chapters. It was established in 2013, during the 2013 AIB Annual Meeting in Istanbul (Turkey). The new Chapter Board is composed of scholars from Slovenia, Estonia, Hungary and Poland. The Chapter covers 19 countries from the CEE region. The overarching purpose of AIB-CEE is to foster the cooperation amongst scholars and specialists from Central and Eastern Europe in regard to conducting joint research, disseminating research outcomes and improving international business education standards.  


Łukasz Puślecki, Chair of AIB-CEE Chapter, Poznan University of Economics, Poland Andreja Jaklič
, Vice-Chair for Advancement of Membership, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia Tiia Vissak
, Vice-Chair for Events, University of Tartu, Estonia József Poór
, Vice-Chair for Talent Development, Szent Istvan University, Hungary Erzsébet Czakó
, Vice-Chair for Program, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary Michał Staszków
, Vice-Chair for Finance, Poznan University of Economics, Poland Piotr Trąpczyński
, Vice-Chair for Communication, Poznan University of Economics, Poland

University of Economics, Prague

The University of Economics, Prague (VŠE) is the biggest public university of economics in the Czech Republic. The university was celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2013. VŠE has six faculties offering applicants a broad spectrum of study fields and branches in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree study programs. Five faculties are located in the center of Prague – the Faculty of Finance and Accounting, the Faculty of International Relations, the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics and the Faculty of Economics. The Faculty of Management is located in the town of Jindřichův Hradec. Studies at VŠE meet the requirements of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Currently, there are almost 20,000 students at VŠE. The number of applicants considerably exceeds the university’s capacity every year, thus entrance is competitive. VŠE offers bachelor’s degree study branches in Czech, English, and Russian; master’s degree study branches are offered in Czech and English. Since 2007, there has been a Center for Disabled Students at VŠE.

International Accreditations

The university is highly appraised both in the Czech Republic and abroad. From 2009 to 2013, and from 2013 to 2016, VŠE has been certified with the “ECTS label” and “DS Label” by the European Commission thanks to correct implementation of the credit system. Both certificates confirm the credibility of VŠE in terms of partnerships with universities abroad. Two master’s degree programs - „International Business – Central European Business Realities“ and „Mezinárodní obchod“ (taught in Czech at the Faculty of International Relations) have been certified with EPAS accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). International MBA program is accredited by the association FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) and by CAMBAS (The Czech Association of MBA Schools), which is a member organization of EQUAL - European Quality Link by EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development). The Faculty of Finance and Accounting has received the accreditation from the professional body, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

International Rankings

VŠE is ranked by the Financial Times annually and has already been appraised for several years by the Eduniversal Ranking project as one of the best “business schools” in Central and Eastern Europe. Since 2013 VŠE has been also ranked in QS World University Rankings - one of the most prestigious international rankings of higher education institutions. Currently, the 800 best universities in the world are listed in the ranking (while according to some estimates, the total number of higher education institutions in the world amounts to 20 thousand) and VŠE is one of them.

International Relations and Corporate partners

VŠE is successful within international cooperation. The university currently cooperates with more than 220 partner universities worldwide. There are approximately 700 outgoing students annually with an even higher number of foreign students accepted from abroad. VŠE is a member of numerous international organizations and networks such as the international strategic alliance CEMS (Global Alliance in Management Education) and PIM (Partnership in International Management). VŠE is also a member of the PRME Initiative (Principles for Responsible Management Education). The PRME Initiative is the first organized relationship between the United Nations and management-related academic institutions, business schools, and universities. In 2015 VŠE has become a member of AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). The university is closely linked to the business sector as well. VŠE graduates find employment easily in the labor market. They get important positions in both the private and public sectors with a focus on various industry fields, the banking sector, accounting and auditing, sales, marketing, or information technologies. Česká spořitelna, a.s. (Erste Group) is a long-term general partner of VŠE.