Competences for Master’s Degree (CMD)
What is CMD?
Competences for Master’s Degree (CMD) is a unique programme of PRIGO University that systematically prepares students of Bachelor’s degree programmes for Master’s Degrees at prestigious universities in the UK, USA and other countries where they can continue their studies. This unique programme is unparalleled in Czech universities and is available exclusively to students of PRIGO University.
Who the CMD programme is for?
This programme is designed for talented and especially motivated students from the Czech Republic and abroad who want to obtain a quality foreign education and the associated job security in prestigious positions. Furthermore, the CMD programme is also suitable for job seekers seeking employment in an EU institution. In addition to the EPSO (European Personnel Selection Office) tests, for which we also prepare students in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and Eurocentre Ostrava, similar requirements are imposed on applicants as on those interested in studying in Master’s programmes at foreign universities.
How does CMD work?
International Master’s degrees, especially in the UK and the USA, are usually two years long, in some cases only one year. The admissions process is specific, but you can prepare very well for most of its relevant components. Preparation at PRIGO University takes place on two levels. First of all, it is the style of teaching at our University, which, within the limits of legal possibilities, concentrates on the use of specific modern teaching methods comparable with prestigious foreign universities. On the second level, we offer our students participation in a unique CMD programme, which we have designed to systematically prepare students for admission and study in prestigious Master’s programmes of foreign universities, beyond their studies in accredited Bachelor’s programmes. As part of this programme, students are encouraged to volunteer and participate in extracurricular activities, as participation in these activities is often required by foreign universities during the admissions process. As part of the CMD programme, our students meet successful graduates from foreign universities such as the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and Harvard University. The programme also includes visits to these prestigious schools and meetings with their students or teachers.
What are the conditions for joining the CMD?
The CMD programme is open to all applicants to any of the PRIGO University’s undergraduate degree programmes. If he/she successfully passes the entrance examination for the study, he/she will also meet the conditions for admission to study in the parallel CMD programme. CMD is not compulsory and it is possible to study at PRIGO University without participating in this programme. Participation in the CMD programme is therefore not a requirement for studying in the Bachelor’s degree programmes of our University, but is a voluntary activity. However, since the CMD programme includes the experience of the specific teaching style of the Bachelor’s degree programmes as we implement it at PRIGO University, studying in the CMD programme without concurrently studying in one of our Bachelor’s degree programmes is not possible as it is systematically linked to it.
Who can you meet during the CMD at PRIGO University?
Master’s and PhD graduate from University of Cambridge
Dr Jacek Mosakowski – a graduate of University of Cambridge, where he received a Masters Degree in Theoretical Physics and a PhD in Quantum Computation. Currently, a hedge fund programmer and a university lecturer in Krakow, Poland. In his spare time, he plays cello and is interested in local transport affairs.
Master’s graduate from University of Portsmouth
Adam Brož works as Supply Chain Operations Specialist at HP Inc., and he graduated from University of Portsmouth, the United Kingdom. He also studied in the US and Canada. After he had finished his bachelor’s degree in international business he decided to fulfil his dream of studying abroad and moved to the UK to get a master’s degree in Logistics and Supply Chain management.
Master’s graduate from the Technische Hochschule Georg Simon Ohm
Liliya Kulyk is a graduate from the Technische Hochschule Georg Simon Ohm, she also studied in the Northeastern Illinois university, Chicago (USA), and did her internship in Luxembourg. Currently, she works as an e-commerce specialist at the British American Tobacco, Prague office. She is passionate about digital sales and marketing, psychology and traveling.
Master’s graduate from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Tereza Popovič works as a Customer Success Account Manager at Microsoft and she graduated from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam). Tereza is a digital innovation enthusiast based in Prague. She is a part of the Microsoft Aspire Program in the Czech Republic, and she is passionate about anything related to modern technologies & digital transformation.
Master’s graduate from University of Cologne
Yuliana Romashevskaya works as a Process Excellence Manager at Zalando in Berlin. Yuliana has graduated from a dual study program from University of Cologne in Germany and University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. She did her Masters in International Management (a CEMS Program). Besides studying, Yuliana has also had a chance to do an internship in Switzerland contributing to her international experience.
How and when can you apply for the CMD programme?
The application for admission to our unique CMD programme is always submitted together with an application to study one of PRIGO University’s accredited Bachelor’s degree programmes. Please, see the section for applicants for the complete offer.
Applications for the second round of admissions are due online by May 31, 2023. For up-to-date information on tuition fees and scholarship opportunities for the next round of admissions, please, see the section for applicants.
Who can you contact with your questions?
If you have any questions about the CMD programme, you can contact Ing. Tomasz Czapran, Ph.D., see below, who is the main coordinator of the programme. You can make an appointment with Dr. Czapran or contact him by e-mail or phone. He can be contacted by applicants to PRIGO University as well as current students not only of our University but also of other PRIGO schools, especially students of PRIGO grammar schools who participate in the IB DP (International Baccalaureate) programme and who are interested in studying abroad.
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