Audit and Internal Control in Administration and the Economy - postgraduate studies
1 Year (2 semesters)
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Working as an auditor requires extensive specialist knowledge. Auditors are often graduates of management, law, administration, or economy programmes. Why these particular programmes? This is because their studies allow them to familiarise themselves with the profession’s intricacies. However, becoming an internal auditor, a person who is responsible for assessing the condition of the management system and its performance, requires significantly broader knowledge. This knowledge will be available to you, if you choose our post-graduate programme in Audit and Internal Control in Administration and the Economy.
We welcome, not only university graduates, but also government and local administration officials, and corporate sector employees, as well.
The two-semester programme will teach you how to assess risk and select the appropriate methodology to perform internal audits. This methodology involves preparing, carrying out and reporting auditing tasks, as well as external (managerial) control systems of an organisation. In addition to the particular aspects of the profession, you will acquire knowledge of financial, administrative, economic, and civil law. All this, along with the aim of enabling you to start your professional career after graduation.
Every graduate of Audit and Internal Control in Administration and the Economy receives:
- A post-graduate programme certificate.
- A Level 2 Internal Auditor Certificate, issued by the Polish Internal Controls Institute (Polski Instytut Kontroli Wewnętrznej, PIKW), confirming your readiness to work as an internal auditor. You will also be entered into the National List of Professional Auditors and Internal Controllers (Krajowa Lista Profesjonalnych Audytorów i Kontrolerów Wewnętrznych, KLPAiKW).
Every auditor on the list receives continuous professional support from PIKW’s Curriculum Council. This means that, should you encounter problematic cases in your professional career, you will always have someone to turn to for advice and support.
CAREER AFTER STUDIES
As a graduate of this programme, you will have the skills necessary to:
- Identify and monitor the processes occurring in the entity, including assessing whether the accepted procedures are being implemented and carried out.
- Describe processes.
- Collect documentation and data on these processes and, in particular, the information related to the internal control system.
- Carry out preliminary process reviews.
- Create audit and internal control plans.
- Carry out audits (carrying out assessment tasks).
- Compile results and guidelines for the audited entity’s management, aimed at ensuring the correctness of its financial and professional activities.
- Create audit and control task reports.
- Supervise other auditors and controllers.
- Internal auditor
- Internal auditor
- Internal audit specialist
- Internal control specialist
- Audit and corporate supervision department inspector
Learn more about how to apply for the post-graduate programme, and join us as a student at Vistula University!
The curriculum of the Audit and Internal Control in Administration and the Economy programme has been designed to best prepare its graduates for employment as an internal auditor. Our team of specialists is responsible for teaching you theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The faculty comprises experienced Vistula University teachers and researchers. The courses are also taught by practising internal auditors and experts from the PIKW.
Post-graduate programme admissions are conducted on a ‘first-come, first-served basis’, so, if you want to become an internal auditor, apply today!
Dr Anna Maria Wiśniewska
Anna is Vice Dean of the Faculty of Business and International Relations. She is the curriculum supervisor of the post-graduate programme in Audit and Internal Control in Administration and the Economy. A graduate of a post-graduate programme in market management, she teaches financing businesses, venture capital, financial innovations, and the basics of management. Anna is the author of numerous publications on management, controlling, small and medium enterprises and their financing, as well as corporate ethics.
Wiesława Agnieszka Urbaniak, MA
Wiesława is a graduate of Vistula University. She is a freelance accountant, with years of experience. She specialises in simplified forms of company taxation and value-added tax. Wiesława is also a holder of the Accounting Certificate of the Minister of Finance.
Adam Chwalisz, CGAP, CFE
Adam is Control Director in a joint stock company. He holds the legal qualifications required of internal auditors. He has also passed his Prince 2 Foundation level examination. A lawyer, he graduated from post-graduate programmes in accounting, as well as banking and finances. Adam is an experienced trainer and lecturer, who teaches internal control systems and internal auditing. He has carried out audits in external institutions, related to public procurement procedures, the spending of EU funds, as well as organisational structures in both public and private organisations. He has also provided counsel to the Foundation in Support of Local Democracy, regarding managerial control.
Rafał graduated with a Master’s degree in Law from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Szczecin. He also acquired post-graduate degrees in Accounting from the University of Finance and Management and in Finances from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. Additionally, he completed a degree in the Applications of Psychology and Sociology in Human Potential Management from the International Manager School. He is an experienced and certified auditor (the Ministry’s certification, confirming his passing of the internal auditor exam). A practitioner, he has participated in and managed a number of assurance and advisory tasks, and is, currently, President of a trading company. Rafał is an experienced academic at a number of Polish universities, a teacher and trainer of various seminars, courses, and training programmes, rate highly by his students and education professionals.
Adam Bela, MF Certificate
Adam is an internal auditor with years of experience in the financial sector and business, and, since 2010, has been successfully implementing managerial control systems in public finances sector entities. He is a long-time PIKW trainer and lecturer of post-graduate courses in audit, control, and risk analysis, as well as identifying and detecting fraud and embezzlement. He is co-author of ’Financial fraud – the auditor’s handbook (Oszustwa finansowe – podręcznik dla audytora)’ Warsaw, 2005.
Magdalena is a lawyer, a long-time internal auditor in local authority entities, and an external auditor. She holds the following certifications: Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) (I and II, III pending), and the internal audit certificate of the Minister of Finance. She is, currently, a Board Member of a municipal company, carrying out roads-related projects for public administration. She graduated with an MBA from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, and the School of Banking (Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa). She has also graduated with a post-graduate degree in internal audit from the Wrocław University of Economics, participated in numerous training programmes offered by Ernst & Young Academy of Business, including CIA courses, as well as graduating with a post-graduate degree in project management from the Wrocław School of Banking, in collaboration with Mandarin Mandarine Project Partners.
Stanisława Sobolewska, PhD
Stanisława is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics, a Doctor of Education, and the author of numerous publications on economics and accounting, including the following publications: ‘Managerial accounting and elements of cost accounting: selected aspects’ (Rachunkowość zarządcza i elementy rachunku kosztów, wybrane zagadnienia); ‘Selected issues in financial reporting, Tax accounting – selected aspects’ (Wybrane problemy sprawozdawczości finansowej, Rachunkowość podatkowa – wybrane zagadnienia); ‘Public finances sector accounting’ (Rachunkowość sektora finansów publicznych); and – (forthcoming), ‘Kompendium wiedzy o rachunkowości’.
Vistula University post-graduate admissions are conducted on a ‘first-come, first-served basis’. Post-graduate candidates must submit the following documents:
- application form – download,
- BA or MA programme diploma or copy,
- Identity card copy (the original for verification),
- 1 photograph (37×52 mm),
- Tuition confirmation of payment..
The entire cost of tuition is: PLN 5,600
The tuition can be paid in a single instalment, or two instalments, one for each semester:
- PLN 2300 – 1st instalment to be paid before the start of the academic year.
- PLN 2300 – 2nd instalment to be paid before the start of the 2nd semester.
An advance on the tuition fee of PLN 200 must be paid before the 30th of September, 2017.
We offer a 10% discount for students who pay in a single instalment.
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