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The Faculty of Economics has now been actively involved in international academic relations for a number of years. This includes exchanging students, teaching and research staff and the Faculty has also participated in various project activities, research programmes, publications and the organisation of scientific expert meetings.

In the last decade, the importance of international cooperation has increased at the Faculty of Economics because it represents an area of activity and potential innovation that lead to the development of new programmes and practice at the institutional, national and international levels.

The main activities of international cooperation at the Faculty of Economics include:

International exchange of students and teaching staff

As part of the Erasmus+ Programme and other programmes, which are intended to encourage study abroad, improve the quality of higher education, improve language skills, and provide better understanding of different cultures, Faculty of Economics students can study at several higher education institutions abroad. Our aims is to give all students the opportunity to include an international experience in their study programme without prolonging their study period. Cooperation within faculties abroad is an important contribution to achieving the global knowledge that society demands for a highly educated, flexible, creative and successful workforce, motivated for lifelong learning and understanding other cultures in an international environment.

Visiting lecturers

Visiting lecturers represent one of the main goals of international cooperation at the Faculty because they offer priceless experience to the students, supplementing their knowledge with deep insights into individual course contents. In recent years a number of renowned foreign professors have lectured at the Faculty of Economis.


Jointly provided study programmes in foreign languages

1. Francophone study

This study is designed for Bachelor and Master students of the Faculty of Economics with the aim to broaden their knowledge of economics in French and French economic terminology. Faculty of Economics offers students the opportunity to complete part of economic subjects in French and obtain a certificate of completion of Francophone study, a university diploma of Francophone economic studies from the Poitiers University, or a double diploma in the jointly provided Master study programme Gestion financière et espace européen from the University of Lorraine and Matej Bel University, Faculty of Economics.

2. Jointly provided Master study programme International Business

This programme is provided by the Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica together with the Polish partner university Economic University in Cracow.

3. Jointly provided Master study programme Economics and Management of Tourism

This programme is provided by Matej Bel University, Faculty of Economics, in Banská Bystrica together with the Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt in Germany.

4. Jointly provided Master study programme Territorial Studies

This study programme is jointly provided by the Reims Champagne-Ardenne University (France) and Matej Bel University, Faculty of Economics, in Banská Bystrica.


Bilateral agreements with foreign universities

Bilateral agreements have served different purposes at different times, such as being actively used for student and staff exchange and also for project cooperation, curricula development and EU project participation. The Faculty has bilateral agreement with 120 universities and institutes in 24 countries for the 2017/2018 academic year and also cooperation agreement with 31 universities and institutes in 11 countries.

Membership in international organizations

The Faculty of Economics actually participates in the following international organizations:

  • IASIA (International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration)
  • IAPNM (International Association for Public and Non-profit Marketing
  • NISPAcee (Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe)
  • EAPAA (European Association for Public Administration Accreditation)
  • EUROPA (Entretiens Universitaires Réguliers pour l´Administration en Europe
  • AERTE (Association Européenne des Représentants Territauriaux de l´Etat)
  • PGV (Pays du Groupe Vysegrad)
  • ATLAS (Association for Tourism and Leisure Education)
  • AIEST (International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism)

Universites holding valid ERASMUS ECHE chart


Responsible: Vice-dean for Development | Last updated: 19. 1. 2022 | Updated by: Prašovská Jana