Bachelor of International Relations



Reach new agreements in diplomacy with a Bachelor in International Relations

The University of New York in Prague offers American and European bachelor’s degrees in business administration, with the unique opportunity to receive dual degrees from the State University of New York, Empire State College, and a Czech-accredited UNYP degree (bakalář, Bc.). All UNYP programs are taught entirely in English.

The world has changed. Borders have lost their original meaning, and we live in a globalized world. Only those who adapt to the new environment can get the most out of it. If you are interested in international studies, traveling the world, working in a business or government environment, and learning about other cultures, then studying in the Czech Republic for a Bachelor of International Relations could be exactly what you need.

The 21st century is rapidly evolving into a world governed by regional and global geopolitical issues, and economic leverage is increasingly playing a dominant role in the way states interact. This means that diplomacy and international economics are quickly merging into a single concept, and it is upon this new foundation that government, business, and international organizations will communicate in this new era.

For these reasons, the School of International Relations at UNYP offers a modern curriculum that combines the study of economics and international politics. The program focuses on providing students with a strong foundation in political, economic, and international relations theory. The goal of the program is to prepare students to think theoretically and analytically about politics and economics in today's world, while using modern technology and ethical thinking to solve problems in a multicultural environment. This four-year degree is awarded by State University of New York, Empire State College. All UNYP programs are taught entirely in English.

UNYP Bachelor of International Relations graduates will acquire the following skills:

  • A solid theoretical foundation in economics, including the micro foundations of economic thought and macro issues facing nation states, comparative politics and international relations;
  • A thorough understanding of the politics, history and diplomacy that preceded the 21st century;
  • Enhanced ability to think theoretically and analytically about contemporary issues in international affairs;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Proficiency in using software applications and information technology for research;
  • The ability to work collaboratively in teams and in a multicultural setting.

UNYP graduates continue to be successful in securing professional positions in their fields, and many are pursuing graduate degrees in the EU and USA. Alumni feedback indicates a high degree of satisfaction with the program, and students repeatedly indicate that the emphasis on oral and written communication skills, as well as critical analysis training, were instrumental in finding and retaining employment. Unique to our program is the interactive and dynamic teaching style of the faculty. We recruit our professors from the EU and the USA, and all of them hold advanced degrees and professional experience in their fields of teaching. Lastly, but not least, this degree  is a perfect stepping stone to graduate studies. A number of our International Relations graduates have continued their studies in some of the most prestigious universities such as the London School of Economics, Johns Hopkins and Cambridge University.

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  • Dual Degree Option

    Students in an American bachelor’s degree program that choose to major in Business Administration, Communication & Media, International Relations, or Psychology have the option of sitting the Czech state exams upon completion of their program. Successful candidates are then awarded dual degrees consisting of both an American degree from the State University of New York & Empire State College and a European degree from UNYP.

  • Course Content

    Compulsory courses:

    • Microeconomics
    • Macroeconomics
    • Introduction to Political Science
    • International Politics
    • Modern Europe
    • European Integration
    • Comparative Economic Systems
    • Statistics for Business & Economics
    • Legal Environment of Business
    • International Organizations
    • International Trade & Finance
    • Comparative Political Systems
    • Economic Policies of the European Union
    • Modern Diplomacy
    • Labor Economics
    • International Conflict & Security
    • Public Sector & Public Policy
    • Ethics of Business & Public Administration
    • Social & Economic Context of Globalization
    • External Relations of the European Union
    • Comparative International Business Law

    A wide range of electives in the following areas:

    • International Business
    • International Relations
    • Management
    • Foreign Policy
    • Ecological Economics
    • Area Studies
    • International Media Studies
    • Contemporary Problems in Political Economy
    • Human Resources
  • Prospective Career Opportunities
    • Diplomacy
    • Politics and government
    • Civil service and public administration
    • European Union civil service and jobs
    • Positions in international organizations
    • Non governmental organizations and sector
    • Policy Analyst
    • Public Affairs Consultant
    • Academia and education
    • Interest groups and interest representation
    • Global affairs specialist and consultant
    • Intelligence or security departments
    • Import and export
    • Journalist
    • Risk analysis


Do you have a question? Are you ready to apply?

Our admissions team is ready to answer your questions or help you with your application! Our team can also arrange a campus visit to meet our students and professors or sit in on a class.  If you would like the try the UNYP experience you can even be a UNYP student for a day.


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