The University College of Business is a non-profit organization which has been a private higher education institution with the accredited study program of International Territorial Studies and Economy and Management in Transport and Communications since 2000. Over the first decade of its existence it achieved a significant position among the non-university higher education institutions in the Czech Republic. It equipped professionals with quality economic and managerial education and suitable field of specialization. Study Programs Bachelor Degree Programs: • Tourism • Air Transport • Aviation Services in Tourism • Guide Activities • Modified Programs for Further Education College Graduates Master Degree Programs: • Tourism Management • Aviation Business Management Vice-Rector for Pedagogy Matters • Department of Tourism • Department of Economy of Tourism • Department of Air Transport • Department of Management and Marketing • Department of Foreign Languages • Department of Economy • Department of Information Technology and Analytical Methods • Department of Social Sciences • Department of Law • Department of Finance and Accounting Vice-Rector for Study Matters Vice-Rector for Science and Research, Development and Innovation Vice Rector for International Affairs and External Relations Dynamic increase in the applicant numbers over the recent years has clearly shown that the University College of Business has found a significant place among the higher education institutions in the Czech Republic. At present there are over 2,500 students pursuing their studies at this school. The University College of Business (VSO) is a member of distinguished European organizations active in the fields of tourism, air transport and education, and is a partner of a number of European universities. Top Research: • In 2009 the Department of Lifelong Education at the University of Business (VSO) was the director and coordinator of “The Analysis of needs in the field of partial qualifications in gastronomy, hospitality and tourism (code 65) at all levels of secondary education, i.e. secondary education, secondary apprentice education and secondary education with A-level exams” (the head of the research team Ing. Petr Houska, director of the Department of Lifelong Education) for the project “Improvement of professional training and education in tourism – CZ.04.3.01/4 2 00.2/0002” (director and coordinator of tourism in the Ministry for Regional Development). • The director of the project of the Czech Republic Grant agency no. 409/07/P463 called “The limits and possibilities of tourism in interwar Czechoslovakia” was in 2007-2009 the head of the Department of Social Sciences and Law JUDr. PhDr. Jan Stemberk, Ph.D. • The Department of Economics was in 2006-2009 in charge of the project “The winners and losers in the process of economic and institutional integration of central European economies in the European Monetary Union”. The Grant agency of the Czech Republic No. 402/06/1445, part: Interest groups and lobbing in the European Union – methods and processes.