Continuing Professional Development
PCU offers a number of programmes designed for working professionals. Many of our students are sponsored by their companies to undertake a qualification to support their career development which PCU supports with an attractive bursary scheme (see below). We are delighted to welcome individuals or groups to any of our programmes, as well as deliver bespoke programmes to meet employers’ needs.
Our working professional students are delighted to receive highly practical, contemporary training and sought after skills that compliment their roles. Small class sizes alongside classmates who are also professionals, entrepreneurs or small business owners, along with individual attention from experienced lecturers accelerate students' creativity and knowledge.
Bursary for Professional Students
If an employee receives partial funding from their employer for one of the above mentioned degree programmes then PCU will match the employer's contribution, capped at 20% of the tuition fee.
For example, if a company offers to pay 10% of fees, PCU will also pay 10%, reducing an employees own costs to only 80%. And if a company offers to pay 50% of the fees, PCU will still contribute 20%, meaning that the employee will pay only 30% of the total tuition fee.
Note: Applicants who apply for and are successfully awarded a scholarship are not eligible to benefit from this bursary, even if their company agrees to cover the cost of their tuition fees.
Evening and weekend classes as well as blended learning delivery is possible at all levels of study across our School of Business and School of Media & IT programmes offering maximum flexibility to the working professional.
PCU also offer bespoke training programmes for organisations. Recent examples include PCU’s School of Business partnering with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield to create and deliver a business skills training programme, design and delivery of a custom executive programme on Strategic Management for the Czech Ministry of Defence and development of a series of conferences about the EU Solidarity Programme in partnership with the Ministry for Regional Development Structural and Investment Fund.
"I never imagined that the combination of tailored classes, attentive and proficient tutors, and a practical approach towards leadership and strategic management scientific theories could be so invigorating. It was mind-blowing to correlate the actions that we, as managers, practice daily, and understand the reasons for those from a scientific standpoint. Even if you are not practised yet, you will have the chance to learn from the beginning how to improve yourself professionally and personally with the help of the theories introduced,
experienced colleagues and caring tutors."
Pedro de Sousa Avelino
Chief Technology Officer & Chief Operating Officer at NN Insurance, Hungary
MSc Leadership and Strategic Management student
"I work for one of the biggest investment banks in the UK in the High Performance Computing Engineering team as a DevOps Engineer - Vice President. Studying at PCU taught me to think and work independently.
The lecturers encouraged me to improve my analytical skills so that I could express and critically evaluate my work. Furthermore, achieving a British degree gave me an edge when competing for demanding job positions, as they are highly regarded by employers."
DevOps Engineer - Vice President at Barclays Investment Bank, Prague
MSc Computing graduate
“We are delighted to have partnered with PCU for our annual “Follow Your Dreams” CSR project. PCU took our project to a new level providing participants with an in-depth certified education. The project comprised of a tailor-made vocational program in essential business skills and practical sessions on CV writing, interviewing skills and mock interviews with experienced hiring managers. PCU therefore is a true cornerstone for us in making this project happen. Being flexible and aiming to meet our project’s objectives, the academic staff designed a short and very effective course and delivered it to the best of result. What we also highly appreciate in our partnership is that PCU acted as a real partner, having had contributed in the design of the project, having had coordinated admission, selection and ongoing communication with the beneficiaries, and even having had given us a hand with the delivery of events. It is a great pleasure to partner with such a professional, highly skilled and enthusiastic team! All beneficiaries of the project were delighted with the program and so were we! We can’t wait for it to launch again in 2022 and for years to come.”
Senior HR Manager Czech Republic & Slovakia at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
"The CIMA sessions with PCU trainers are very helpful to better understand the topics, even though the primary idea is a self-study exercise. Being in the class with other colleagues from Johnson & Johnson opens the door to more questions and we brainstorm these together."
Johnson & Johnson employee training for CIMA's Management Accounting qualification
Prague City University is also proud to be connected with a large number of local, national and international companies through our Industry Network. The network provides active benefits to businesses and enterprises, this includes an automatic 10% discount to all employees who study one of our programmes. Costs for group training or bespoke programmes are determined in consultation with you.
To learn more about the benefits of joining PCU's industry network and to see a list of our current industry partners, please visit our Industry network page.
If you are interested in enquiring about employee training, hearing about our industry network or wish to discuss an individual employee's study programme then please get in touch. We are more than happy to meet you at our campus, chat online or we can visit you to discuss your needs. Simply contact us using the form below.