2nd degree of study (Master-Ing.)
Study program ACTUARIAL STUDIES
Guarantor: Prof. RNDr. Katarína Sakálová, CSc.
The study program Actuarial studies provides systematic theoretical and practical knowledge of insurance mathematics and its application in life, pension and sickness insurance, comprehensive theoretical knowledge of probability theory and statistics to the extent that is necessary in modelling and simulation of non-life insurance risks, further knowledge of financial mathematics, investment, portfolio theory and derivatives, as well as theoretical knowledge of higher mathematics, probability, statistics, and operational research. Particular attention is given to the computing work. The graduates have the ability to apply quantitative methods in economics, particularly in the insurance and financial sectors, they are able to make decisions based on professional analyses through the methods of current Actuarial sciences, they can address the elementary problems of risk management and financial insurance flows, they have skills in computing and using mathematical and statistical programming packages. The study is mainly a training for the pursuit of the profession of "actuary" in insurance companies, but the graduates can also find employment in pension funds and banks.
Study program INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Guarantor: Prof. RNDr. Ľudovít Pinda, CSc.
In the course of lessons learned from the economic theory, the graduates are able to use quantitative methods and knowledge of computing in dealing with analytical and decision-making economic tasks and business processes may find the jobs related to tasks in production and business companies, banks and insurance companies, exchanges, non-productive institutions, research, the institutions of central management bodies, etc. Its advantage will be the connection of both economic knowledge oriented at quantitative analyses, as well as software skills aimed at not only using existing programming products, but also making their own software systems. The digitalization of economic processes contributes to the acceleration of economic transactions, improving the quality of business, improving the management of economic organizations, multiplication of information technology, to economic practices and to the cumulation of its consequences. The promotion of these technologies into company practice requires a collaboration, both informatics and IT managers who create the conditions for efficient use of resources. On the one hand, there is a need for close specialization and detailed knowledge of information technology, on the other hand, specialists with integrated knowledge, specialists who are able to combine business processes with IT services are sought. IM graduates are economists-computer engineers who thoroughly know the needs, ways and possibilities of applying information technology in corporate practice.
Study program OPERATION RESEARCH AND ECONOMETRICS
Guarantor: Prof. Dipl. Ing. Ivan Brezina, CSc.
The study on the 2nd degree of the study program Operational research and econometrics in the study field Quantitative methods in economics deepens the general economic knowledge of the basic study in the field of economic analysis of the national economy and its sectors, as well as in the field of economic analyses on the level of production and non-manufacturing companies. The basis of specialization is a model approach and quantitative methods in the area of information systems. The study on the 2nd level provides systematic insights for different stages in the use of the methodological apparatus of operational research and econometrics in tackling economic problems: from the analysis of the problem, through the design of the economic-mathematical model and identification of tasks, selection of methods to address identified tasks to address tasks with the use of adequate software and verification of operative skills in the process of economic decision-making. Graduates gain knowledge of the economic theory and knowledge of using quantitative methods and computing in dealing with analytical and decision-making economic tasks which are mainly applied in production and business companies, banks, insurance companies, stock exchanges, in the top management of various institutions of the non-productive sphere and in the institutions of the central management bodies.
Study program STATISTICAL METHODS IN ECONOMICS
Guarantor: Prof. Mgr. Juraj Pekár, PhD.
The study of this study program will provide the graduate with methodological insights from a wide range of statistical analytical methodologies and techniques, as well as knowledge of the possibilities and conditions of their application, in the economic, social, demographic or other areas. This, currently a highly sought-after combination of knowledge, offers opportunities for its qualified application in the analysis and modelling complex economic and social causal relationships and the creation of probability-statistical and prognostic models for decision-making and management needs in economic practice. The graduate acquires enough skills for using the programmed analytical statistical systems (SAS, SPSS, Statgraphics...), without which the application of advanced statistical methods in economic and social analysis is not possible. The graduates of the study program Statistical methods in economics scientifically gain professional training as higher educated economists-statisticians, which will enable them to find employment as methodologists of statistic indicators in the field of state statistics, analysts in the field of economic analyses, in regional bodies, in institutions of economic practice, in companies, financial institutions, sectors, research institutes and institutions on the tertiary level. The graduate can correctly interpret the results and adequately apply them in decision-making processes at different levels of the socio-economic system and within regional structures.
Study program ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING
Prof. Dipl. Ing. Miloš Tumpach, PhD.
Graduates of the second degree of accounting and auditing have knowledge in the theoretical-methodological problems of economic sciences, with a attention to the field of accounting and financial disciplines. They can prepare and use accounting information in financial management in the business and non-business sphere in terms of market economy. Second degree graduates of the study program Accounting and Auditing gain, in addition to the financial accounting, the knowledge of banks, insurance companies, budget and contributory organizations and municipalities, managerial accounting, tax accounting and international accounting. They also gain insights from the auditing, consolidated financial statements, international financial management and internal audit. The Master study graduates (Ing.) may find employment in the management and methodology functions of the accounting, in the field of financial decision-making and financial control and after obtaining the prescribed practical experience and subsequent follow-up training and the statutory exams they are capable to carry out auditing activities, tax consultancy and functions in the institutions on the financial market.