The Department of Insurance and the Insurance Industry was established by the separation from the Department of Finance at the University of Economics on 1990. Head of the Department was doc. Ing. Margita Laučíková, CSc. till 31st December 1990. From 1st January 1991 head of the Department was doc. Ing. Viktória Čejková, CSc. Because of organizational changes at Faculty of National Economy realized in 1991, the Department of Insurance and the Insurance Industry merged with the Department of the Currency, Credit and Banking and formed the Department of Banking. Within this department, the Section of Insurance Industry was created with the head doc. Ing. Viktória Čejková, CSc. for the period 1991 – 1995. From 1995 to 1998, head of the Section of Insurance Industry was doc. Ing. Anna Majtánová, PhD. Personnel of the Section of Insurance Industry responded to the demands of financial practices and continuously prepared documents for accreditation of the study specialization Insurance. In the academic year 1997/1998, the Slovak Ministry of Education accredited study and science specialization Insurance Industry and then on 1st February 1998 was established the Department of Insurance at the Faculty of National Economy. The base composition of the new department personnel were teachers of the Section of Insurance Industry from the Department of Banking. Head of department from its inception to present is prof. Ing. Anna Majtánová, PhD. The Department of Insurance provides study at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd level of study.
Number of graduated PhD. students at the Department of Insurance in the specialization Insurance is eight.
The department provides the following courses:
- university courses: Finance and Currency,
- faculty compulsory courses: Theory of Insurance,
- compulsory courses of the study program: Financial Analysis of Insurance Companies, Marketing of Insurance, Business Insurance, Business of Commercial Insurance Companies, Insurance of International Risks, Insurance Market, Special Seminar, Accounting in Insurance Companies, Reinsurance, Life Insurance, Theory of Insurance, Insurance Market and Marketing, Analysis of Financial Statements of Insurance Companies.
The attention on the courses of the insurance and the insurance industry and research in these areas were conducted at the University of Economics in Bratislava also before the formation of a separate department. The founding generation of teachers of this scientific orientation includes prof. Ing. Milan Majcher, DrSc. prof. Ing. Vladimír Háčik, DrSc. a prof. Ing. Ján Petrenka, CSc. Since 1960, in particular doc. Ing. Ján Horňák, CSc. and doc. Ing. Margita Laučíková, CSc. focused on the issue of insurance. In the seventies and eighties, the insurance theory developed in the study specialization Finance at the Department of Finance at Faculty of National Economy, where also teachers who taught the issue of insurance were included.
The development of university teachers at the Department of Insurance
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The Department of Insurance has a rich scientific and research activities. In the past, the department dealt with the VEGA projects such as Segmentation of the insurance market, Improving the system of technical provisions and solvency of insurance companies, Current problems of insurance industry in the Slovak Republic during the process of market liberalization, Development trends in insurance coverage of life and non-life risks, The impact of globalization and integration of the Slovak insurance market II, also KEGA project New economy - e-learning courses.
Currently solved VEGA projects are: Impacts and consequences of financial crisis at insurance industry and Perspectives for the insurance market of the Slovak Republic in the lines of civilization challenges.
The Department of Insurance intensive cooperate particularly with the Department of Finance at University of Economics in Prague and with several foreign universities - Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW), Cracow University of Economics, University of Economics in Katowice, Masaryk University in Brno, Mendel University in Brno, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Silesian University in Opava, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava. Cooperation is based mainly on joint projects, notably with the Czech Republic, participation in international conferences, exchange of teaching and research expertise, etc. The results are joint monographs, scholarly articles, and international scientific conferences. Teachers of the Department of Insurance participate in international exchange programs.
The Department of Insurance co-operate with practice, especially with commercial insurance companies, the Slovak Association of Insurance Companies, the National Bank of Slovakia, the Ministry of Finance and other institutions.
Heads of the Department of Insurance and the Insurance Industry
1990 doc. Ing. Margita Laučiková, CSc.
1991 doc. Ing. Viktória Čejková, CSc.
Head of the Department of Insurance
1998 - 2013 prof. Ing. Anna Majtánová, PhD.