International relations – Bachelor's degree
Bachelor's Degree Programs
3 years (6 semesters)
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THE DESCRIPTION OF THE MAJOR
Globalization is the concept which becomes increasingly meaningful every year. We live in the times when the flow of finances, information and specialist migrations are on a daily basis. The exchange of experience and knowledge enriches us culturally and thanks to that we develop as inhabitants of the global village. The world was never as small as now but nevertheless we have to know how to move in it. You can learn that in the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula on International Relations.
If you are interested in international policy, as well as in the way it is created in relations between countries or organizations, the International Relations bachelor’s program will help you to become an expert in this field.
Studying International Relation in the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula, you will gain the knowledge of international politics, international economic relations, law, culture, philosophy and ethics. You will learn how to analyze in practice complex global and international problems. Subjects related to management, marketing and public relations will prepare you for work both in diplomacy and non-state sector.
The program of International Relations aims to prepare you best for the work in diplomacy, international organizations and private sector. It was created to decrease the number of lectures and increase the number of practical interactive classes. Carefully selected specialties and staff, which is composed of the former ministers, ambassadors and the workers of international “think-tanks,” make you choose reliability and practical knowledge while studying International Relations (bachelor’s program).
In the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula, we focus on passing the knowledge practically, also in the case of International Relations. The studies are perfect occasion to gain not only theoretical knowledge, but also valuable experience. It is a chance to make first acquaintances, which are very important, among others, in the work of a diplomat. Therefore, during three years, each student will be able to undertake an internship in partner organizations of our Academy.
See facilities in which you can undertake an internship:
- Centre for International Relations,
- German Marshall Fund of the United States,
- THINKTANK magazine,
- The Open Dialog Foundation,
- The Polish Institute for International Affairs,
- The Robert Schuman Foundation,
- The Pulaski Foundation,
- Center for European Policy Analysis,
- WiseEuropa Institute,
- Institute of Public Affairs,
- The Heinrich Böll Foundation,
- Atlantic Council,
- Community of Democracies.
Studies in the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula provide you with the knowledge, which will quickly make you become a specialist in the field of International Relations.
Check the obligatory subjects
- Fundamentals of economics
- The history of international relations
- The theory of the state and politics
- Foundations of law
- The theory of international relations
- International political relations
- International economic relations
- International organizations
- Current political systems
- Current political doctrines
- The basic knowledge about the EU
- The fundamentals of management
- Intercultural communication
- Public international law
- National and international security
- International cultural relations
- European Union as a global actor
- Diplomacy protocol
- Polish foreign policy
- Public relations and political marketing
- The lastest world history
- Philosophy and ethics
- Social psychology
- BA Seminar
- Foreign language
- Second foreign language
- Physical education
While studying International Relations (bachelor’s program), you can choose one of the three specialties: international business relations I, national and international security or global, regional and civilization studies.
SPECIALTY: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS RELATIONS I
This specialty will prepare you for the work in international business environment or for conducting your own business activity – also abroad. You will gain practical skills related to foreign investments, international marketing as well as political risk in business relations. You will learn how to use modern technologies in politics and global economy.
Check the subjects realized within the specialty international business relationsI
- Different types of capitalism
- Economic and social transformation of Central and Eastern Europe
- International dimension of the contemporary business
SPECIALTY: NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
This specialty will provide you the knowledge of the processes which ensure security as well as about the threats which influence these processes. You will learn also how to react and resolve possible problems with the use of modern tools and techniques. Moreover, you will gain knowledge related to international and internal conditions of the security policy.
Check the subjects realized within the specialty national and international security
- Strategic studies
- Religion and identity in international politics
- Contemporary security problems
SPECIALTY: GLOBAL, REGIONAL AND CIVILIZATION STUDIES
You will learn about different regions of the world, their culture, politics and economy. You will see how transnational cooperation looks like and is conducted in regional and global dimension. By choosing this specialty, you will also learn how to manage international problems efficiently.
Check the subjects realized within the specialty global, regional and civilization studies
- World’s civilizations
- Globalization processes in South-East Asia
- Eastern Studies
Dr hab. Marta Gotz
PhD. Associate Professor at Vistula University in Warsaw since February 2016. Previously she has been research fellow at the Institute for Western Affairs (Instytut Zachodni) in Poznań – research centre under auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education; teaching assistant in the Department of International Economics, at Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw; has received scholarship SPIRIT at Aalborg University (Denmark). She has conducted individual and team projects granted by the National Science Centre and the Visegrad Fund. She is a member of the Academy of International Business (AIB), European International Business Academy (EIBA) and Brussels-based association FinanceWatch.
Mgr Tomoyuki Hashimoto
Tom Hashimoto, LL.M. specialises in post-socialist transition, and his recent research focuses on Warsaw as a vital international securities market centre in comparison to Prague, Budapest and Vienna. His approach is based on Financial Geography as well as Economic Analysis of Law, while he affiliates with the so-called ‘English School’ within the International Relations theories. He holds a BA in International Relations from Boston University, an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics, and an LL.M from the University of Hamburg (EMLE).
Dr Davide Marciano
Davide Marcianò is assistant professor in international law at Vistula University (Poland) and at the Salento University (Italy) where he teaches international public law and international trade law. He graduated with honors in Law at the Salento University and was awarded a PhD in international trade law at the Advanced School ISUFI of Lecce (Italy). He was visiting scholar at Hebrew University (Israel) Center for International and Comparative Law. He has participated as a speaker at some international conferences and collaborates with European research centres. He is also a lawyer and counsel of several universities, public and private institutions and NGOs in EU projects (research and innovation projects) and international cooperation projects.
Professor Longin Pastusiak
A historian and political scientist, an expert on the United States, politician, member of the Polish United Workers’ Party, Social Democracy of the Republic of Poland, and the Democratic Left Alliance. From 1991 to 2001, he was a Member of Parliament, and, from 2001 to 2005, a Senator and Speaker of the Senate. He has authored more than 760 research publications, including 90 books.
Andrzej Olechowski, PhD
A politician and economist, who was Minister of Finance in 1992, and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1993 to 1995. He was a presidential candidate in 2000 and 2010, and was one of the co-founders of the political party, Civic Platform. Since the 23rd of July, 2012, he has been President of the Supervisory Board of Bank Handlowy (he was President of the Board in 1991–1996, and 1998–2000, as well). He has also been a member of numerous advisory committees in foreign companies.
Małgorzata Maliszewska, PhD
Małgorzata is an adjunct at Vistula University, and a Judge of the Court of Arbitration of the Insurance Ombudsman. She is a member of the Curriculum Council of Insurance Forum for World Leaders in Banking and Insurance. In addition, she is a member of the Awards Committee of the Polish Chamber of Insurance for the best journalistic article on insurance.
THE BEST IN PRACTICE
Bachelor’s program in International Relations offers a well-thought-out program, which meets the expectations of the contemporary labor market. The classes are conducted by experienced experts – the former ministers and ambassadors who have sound knowledge. During the studies, you will be able to gain first experience during the internship in Poland or abroad thanks to the Erasmus Plus program.
See for yourself that Vistula is the best University in practice. Find the benefits of studying International Relations.
BENEFITS OF STUDYING INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
You will learn about the relations between countries and the processes which shape foreign policy. You will learn two foreign languages. You will make many international acquaintances with other students. This will make you an attractive candidate not only on the Polish but also on the foreign labor market.
Understanding of the world
Learning about new cultures as well as about the specificity of the policy conducted by countries in different regions will help you to understand the world.
Flair for diplomacy
The knowledge acquired from the former ministers and ambassadors as well as internship undertaken in international facilities will help you to make your first steps into diplomacy.
International Relations (bachelor’s program) give you the opportunity to work not only in diplomacy, but also in non-state sector.
The following facilities will be interested in your candidacy:
- International organizations of global cooperation (UN, The World Bank),
- International organizations of regional cooperation (European Union, ASEAN),
- Diplomatic services,
- National parliaments,
- Institutions of the European Union,
- Analytics institutions,
- International and national non-governmental organizations,
- International companies.
Tuition fee for full-time and part-time studies (including mobile studies) in Polish – students from outside the EU
Registration fee Opłata rocznaTuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester) Full-time and part-time studies 120 € 1 450 € 775 €
Tuition fee for full-time studies in English – EU and other countries citizens*
Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester) Full-time studies 120 € 2 500 € 1 350 €
*The group of citizens of other countries paying the same fees as EU citizens includes: citizens of other European countries, of all countries in the North and South America, the Caribbean as well as citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Tuition fee for full-time studies (BA/MA) in English – citizens from the remaining countries*
Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester) Full-time studies 200 € 3 500 € 1 850 €
*This does not apply to the students from the countries in Europe which are not EU members, students from North and South America, the Caribbean and from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
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