Jana Šimáková earned her master's degree in Finance and a doctorate in Business Economics and Management from the School of Business Administration in Karviná. She teaches courses in International Financial Management, International Financial Management, Financing International Business, International Finance, and Financial Advisory. She is a guarantor of the professional study program in Innovative Entrepreneurship, where she facilitates the Team Academy principles, a concept based on a unique Finnish approach to entrepreneurial education. Regularly, she lectures on international finance and monetary policy at foreign universities and conducts her research in these areas.
She has been a part of the School of Business Administration in Karviná since 2011. From 2011 to 2023, she was a member of the Academic Senate of the Silesian University, School of Business Administration in Karviná, where she served as Vice-Chair from 2013 to 2015 and as Chair from 2021 to 2023. In March 2023, she was appointed as the Vice-Dean for International Relations. She serves as a member of the control and advisory body in the multifunctional coworking center for business support - Business Gate.