SCET Partners with University of Economics, Prague (VŠE) to Enhance its Innovation Pedagogy


September 12, 2019
Noema Hipká, Kamila Rychtaříková, Keith McAleer and Ota Novotný at BMoE Bootcamp

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley and the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics at the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic recently formed a new partnership to help facilitate the exchange of pedagogy, faculty, and students between the two universities.

Additionally, mentors from UC Berkeley will be tutoring students of the Faculty’s new Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, Data & Analytics for Business Management, which is the first MBA of this kind in central Europe.

“It is exciting to see that the University of Economics in Prague has taken a leading position in the region by offering a new MBA program focused on data and analytics. MBA students in Prague will be taught according to Data-X Berkeley methodology, including real project consulting and with the same tools and machine learning that modern companies and data scientists use globally,” says Ikhlaq Sidhu, chief scientist and faculty director of SCET.

University of Economics in Prague is the first in the Czech Republic to open such a program. Today, data is becoming vital to a successful business, and its management no longer has to rely solely on intuition to make decisions. Previously there was no study program focused on the use of data in business until the Faculty’s new MBA program.

“We are proud that the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics is the place where it all starts,” said Ota Novotný, MBA Guarantor.

Susan Giesecke, Ota Novotný, and Ikhlaq Sidhu