The PRIGO International Business Academy is a secondary school with a 25-year long tradition which provides standard education with international elements and global environment, completed with maturity diploma. Therefore, it specialises in considerably extended teaching of foreign languages and information technology, while still complying with the mandatory basis established by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports under framework programmes, especially for teaching the Czech language and other compulsory subjects. The purpose of studying at the Academy is to prepare the students for their school-leaving exam, practical professional life and further studies at faculties of law and economics.
The International Business Academy can be attended either full-time or part-time. The International Business Academy is the only school in the region that believes that talented students with very good grades at primary schools should not automatically study at grammar schools; if the students are oriented towards humanities and are not interested in studying natural sciences or technical disciplines but they aspire to study economics and law, then they should preferably study at the prestigious Business Academy. Under the regulations of the Ministry of Education, the school can include deeper specialisation in the disciplines mentioned above, while still maintaining the general basis, focused language training and preparation for the school-leaving exam. The graduates can find employment in law or notary offices, courts, public administration and real estate agencies as well as accounting and auditing firms. Very often do the graduates find jobs in the banking and insurance sectors, in the marketing and management departments of both domestic and international companies or as self-employed entrepreneurs. This is allowed by balanced teaching of the required subjects as well as practical training with employers. Most students continue studying at faculties of law and economics.
Teaching takes place in modern classrooms with multimedia equipment. We have opened a courtroom replica this year, in which our students can participate in real-like legal proceedings while wearing judge’s gowns and role-playing in a courtroom environment. In order to improve our teaching, we have also opened a language and IT classroom. Starting this year, the language classes are also newly taught through the so-called blended learning. This is comprehensive interactive and multimedia language teaching which is a combination of e-learning and on-line participation of the teacher and the students. We have also opened a classroom of natural sciences and a botanical garden with a greenhouse. The academy is situated in Mojmírovců street, in a pleasant residential area of Ostrava – Mariánské Hory. The International Business Academy cooperates with a strong global partner; therefore, no tuition fees are paid for the whole duration of studies, and all students who have successfully passed the 1st round of entrance examinations will receive a monthly scholarship of CZK 500 – 2 000.