Careers & Alumni

Become inspired by our graduates!

The MA in Applied Economics program opens doors for its graduates. 100% of MAE students are employed within 6 months of graduation. Check out our alumni placement.

Our alumni based in the Czech Republic are an eager lot who participate in career workshops, informal get-togethers, and are open to giving career advice to younger students. We also keep our alumni informed about interesting open positions through a private Facebook page. Read the inspiring stories of our graduates to help you decide about your career. 

Petar Buha“The MA in Applied Economics program helped me in two distinct ways. The program content enables me to understand and analyze data and its impact on business. And the hard work and challenges presented by the MAE course prepared me for the extra effort required to succeed in today's business environment.”

Petar Buha, Graduate of 2015, Management Consultant, Accenture, Prague


“This program stands out thanks to its unique combination of practical hard skills, useful soft skills, and tailored personal development. I have benefited immensely from the program, as I have learned not to take information at their face value, to present my work in front of a large crowd, and to handle myself whenever stressful situations might arise. I can highly recommend CERGE-EI to anyone, who does not want to be another brick in the wall.”

Robert Johnson, Graduate of 2017, Country Manager Romania & Hungray,, Prague

“CERGE-EI provided me with a vast of opportunities to broaden my knowledge in economic and financial research analysis, to be able to handle real world cases.”

Levon George Ghazarian, Graduate of 2015, Senior Consultant Economist, Economic and Marketing Analysis, EY, Luxembourg

Veronika Jelínková, MA in Applied Economics, 2013“Thanks to CERGE-EI, I realized which path I want to take in life. I have a dream job now, where I apply behavioral economics and related scientific research to help individuals and companies grow.”

Veronika Jelínková, Graduate of 2013, Co-Founder, Code of Life and Founder,, Czech Republic

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"I decided to attend the MA in Applied Economics program due to my strong interests in economics and CERGE-EI, as a leading economic institution in the region, was an obvious choice. It proved to be a tremendous learning opportunity that ultimately helped me to secure a position in one of the most competitive industries."

Jiří Sýkora, Graduate of 2014, Investment Manager, PPF Real Estate, Prague

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Andrew Pribram“The MA in Applied Economics program provided the foundations it promised. I got the core skills I needed to land a job in big data analytics - one of the most in-demand jobs around.”

Andrew Pribram, Graduate of 2013, Subscriptions Director, Avast Software, Prague