The Aims and Benefits of Receiving Practical Training
The aim of setting up opportunities for our students to receive practical training is to enable them to use the theoretical knowledge gained during their studies in practice. That is the way they can find out how the skills they have acquired can be applied in the real workplace.
Practical training helps students choose the kind of professional specialization which will contribute to their employability on the labour market. Students plan the organization and timetable of their practical on-site training individually, taking into account their address, field of study, future professional career, interests and abilities and also considering the conditions and requirements of the training organization or enterprise.
Receiving practical training is an integral part of the study program from start to finish, providing a link between theory and practice. The system of practical training contributes to MVSO´s efforts to strengthen and enhance the employability of graduates and improve the economic status of the region.
The process starts with students actively showing interest by preparing themselves to enter the working environment. Students get acquainted with various types of working environments, adapt to the requirements of the particular career path, show their interest in the job, apply knowledge and skills gained during lessons to their activities at the workplace. Then they demonstrate and develop their skills, abilities and knowledge applicable in a working environment, including communicating and solving problems using information technology.
Practical training can provide students with fundamental ideas not only for their seminar or annual essays, but also for their Bachelor´s theses. Students, taking into account their fields of studies, specializations, interests and abilities,and also considering the situation at the workplace and the requirements thereof, choose a particular practical training provider. Making use of the offers of the enterprise partners of the university is one of the options.
The practical training of MVSO students is governed by the MVSO Code of Ethics on Student On-Site Practical Training for the purpose of receiving practical training. This Code of Ethics is an important document that includes a set of basic ethical rules binding for all participating MVSO students.
During the course of professional practice, students gradually become familiar with the activities and missions of the workplaces of individual companies in connection with knowledge they have gained during their studies of the profiled subjects. Theory is put into practice as practical skills are gained and improved.
The student chooses the date of professional experience individually in agreement with the enterprise according to his/her needs, interests, abilities and schedule.
A propedeutic week is a part of practical training. During this week, the students are being systematically prepared for the activities at the workplace. They also get acquainted with selected topics in management and economics, enterprise documentation and communication, marketing and grant projects.
Each student´s practical training program is carried out on the basis of a Practical Training Agreement which addresses all the requisites which ensure that the practical training program runs smoothly. The agreement does not give rise to any cost commitments between the participating parties.
The system for the provision of practical training to MVSO students is managed by the Counselling and Career Center which sets the content and orientation of the work experience to be gained, provides methodological support for students as well as for their contractual workplaces, sets up cooperation with business partners and carries out the administration of the database of employers and facilitates communication between students and business partners. Further, the CCC promotes the program on the project website and in the MVSO journal, organizes workshops in order to specify the content of the particular practical training and, in cooperation with individual workplaces, provides evaluation of the course of the practical training completed by the student.
The duration of practical training within the Bachelor’s Study Program in Economics and Management is as follows:
MVSO takes into consideration the practical training of students in the combined form of studies who currently work for an employer or run a business. Such students, just as students in the full-time form of studies, still produce the required outcome relevant for practical training in the given year of study.