Finances and Accounting
Master`s Degree Programs
2 years (4 semesters)
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Vistula University offers the best education available. Our expert faculty of experienced practitioners, internationalised courses, and openness for other cultures, will enable you to look at finances and accounting from a different perspective. In addition, you will expand your knowledge of financial institutions, and analyse economic and economic-financial phenomena – this is what you can expect, if you choose to study Finances and Accounting at the Master’s level.
The Master’s programme is ideal for all those who have already obtained a Bachelor’s degree in economics, and who would like to develop further, and become an expert on finances and accounting. This programme is also perfect for those with a Bachelor’s degree in Finances and Accounting, and, thanks to the support of the entire faculty and how the curriculum is structured, for graduates of other programmes as well.
The Finances and Accounting (Master’s level) programme ensures that you will not only solidify the knowledge base gained, during your Bachelor’s studies, but you will pick up new, expert knowledge, as well. You will delve into macro-economics and financial processes at the corporate, state, EU and international levels. You will learn how to correctly assess the phenomena and processes occurring in finances and accounting. You will learn how to create financial reports, develop business plans, conduct valuations and assess investment projects. You will acquire the skills necessary to prepare financial plans and budgets, in addition to managing assets and liabilities in financial institutions.
The curriculum of the Finances and Accounting programme has been designed with market requirements in mind. The courses are taught by our expert faculty, which includes both reputable academics and veteran practitioners. This means that the sub-major you choose, will not only allow you to greatly expand your knowledge, but also you will acquire a set of practical skills, related to the two vast areas – finances and accounting.
Studying Finances (Master’s programme) will enable you to more fully comprehend the financial sector, with an emphasis on the international aspects of banking.
Studying Accounting (Master’s programme) will let you dive deep into the field and will prepare you to work as an accountant. After obtaining the accounting certificate awarded by the Minister of Finance, you will also have the option of establishing your own accounting firm.
You want to gain extensive knowledge of Finances and Accounting, therefore, you choose to enrol in the Master’s programme. Vistula University wants you to develop, and so the Master’s programme involves non-obligatory internships. These will teach you how to apply theory to real-world situations, as well as enabling you to acquire the skills necessary in your future career. With the help of our Careers Office and the Erasmus Plus programme, you will be able to do your internship in Poland or abroad.
Studying at the Master’s level at Vistula University, will provide you with the knowledge necessary, to quickly become an expert on finances and accounting.
List of obligatory classes
The curriculum of Master`s Degree Studies consists of general courses obligatory to all the students regardless of their major. Students study also major courses and elective courses. The general courses include:
• Compendium of knowledge of economic sciences
• Monetary policy
• Managerial economics
• Diploma seminar
• Communication and argumentation techniques,
• Advanced techniques for writing work
• Foreign language
List of major classes
- Monetary policy
- Financial reporting standards
- Credit institution management
- Investment portfolio
- Cost accounting
- Managerial accounting
The Vistula University offers the following majors in Master degree studies at F&A study field:
• Financial Reporting Standards
• Financial market
• Investment portfolio
• Financial law
• Performance management in the enterprise
• Management accounting II
MAJOR: TAX ADVISORY SERVICES AND TAX INSPECTION
Students get an understanding of a tax system and its functioning, define tax risk and find out tax merits and functions. They study features of specific taxes against the background of the regulations in the other EU countries. They master skills of description of economic entities tax burden, as well as discover financing strategies of the companies, i.a. tax strategies, minimalization of tax expenses or its optimisation. Tax optimisation is connected with the sources of funding of the companies, taxation system influences the company’s value and its leveraging. This specialization has a fundamental influence on developing rational behaviour of the businesses and comprehension of rules governing financing area.
Participants can evaluate effectiveness of the funds allocation in the financial and non-financial entities.
List of classes in the tax advisory services and tax inspection major
- Tax Systems and Tax Law,
- Tax Accounting,
- Tax Settlements,
- Tax Inspection
The knowledge gained during studying this major and skills related to effective tax management provides an appropriate grounds for tax advisor’s job very needed in quickly changing tax law and economic environment. An alumnus may look for employment in accounting offices, real estate offices, consulting firms, a tax advisory, notary offices and bailiffs offices, law firms, companies as a manager, a tax advisor, a tax settlement specialist, an internal auditor, an accounting specialist, a controlling specialist, a business analyst.
MAJOR: FINANCIAL ANALYST
A graduate has theoretical knowledge about models, theories and principles formulated in the area of finance and accounting, as well as their relation with the real economy. He/she can use this knowledge in practice of corporate financial management, has advanced understanding of various types of institutions and research in finance and accounting, knows selected methods and descriptive tools, including data sourcing, modelling techniques in finance and accounting, analytical methodology for business planning and risk measurement in economic and financial activity. He/she can assess performance effectiveness in the financial and non-financial entities, i.a. using management accounting, performance management, controlling, strategic analysis and economic and financial analysis. He/she can indicate weaknesses and threats for companies, as well as identify development opportunities.
List of classes in the financial analyst major
- Advanced financial accounting,
- Tax accounting,
- Advanced economic and financial analysis,
- Strategic analysis
Financial analysts find employment in consulting firms, accounting offices, law firms, companies and financial institutions as a development and market analysis specialist, a settlement specialist, a risk management specialist, a business analyst, a tax advisor, a real estate valuator, a marketing specialist.
MAJOR: BANKING AND PRIVATE WEALTH
Banking and Private Wealth is specialization focusing on knowledge of bank products and risk assessment. A student gains understanding in particular of risks in banking and their influence on economic results of a commercial bank, knows principles of commercial banking sector, in particular its retail business, have an idea of capital operations and understands private banking rules. A student has ability to present and explain private banking products; can calculate profitability of offered products and alternative investment forms, is able to explain functioning and offer structured products, as well as derivatives. Therefore it is a major focused on developing practical skills, selling techniques and negotiations within consulting activity. A graduate has capability of securing the bank against all kinds of risk related to private wealth activity. He/she possesses selling and negotiation skills of banking products for individual customers.
List of classes in the banking and private wealth major
- Bank and risk management,
- Alternative investments,
- Structured products and derivatives,
- Selling techniques and negotiations
The knowledge, skills and competences entitle an alumnus to apply for employment in big commercial banks, in cooperative banks, in financial intermediaries.
Graduates may apply for positions of: a account manager, a credit analyst, a corporate account manager, a risk assessment specialist, an assets and liabilities management specialist, a bank products analyst.
MAJOR: INTERNAL AUDIT
A graduate will gain knowledge and will be qualified for a position of an internal auditor, as well as for a job in a public and private sector control. The major includes issues such as: professional standards, long-term planning and risk assessment in audit, audit activity and legal aspects.
In order to become an internal auditor and be able to perform work consisting of management system control and its ability to achieve certain goals, the general knowledge should be improved. After graduation a student will be able to enhance possessed information and participate in the audit workshop at post-graduate studies finalized with certificate, as well as Internal Auditor certificate II degree of Polish Internal Audit Institute (confirming qualifications to perform internal auditor’s job) and will be included in the list of professional internal auditors.
List of classes in the internal audit major
- Professional standards,
- long-term planning and risk assessment in internal audit,
- Internal audit methodology,
- fraud detection,
- IT audit
An alumnus from this major will find employment in:
Internal audit departments in financial institutions, companies and local and central administration, specilized units creating and implementing internal financial control systems, central administration units, such as ministries, central administration, regional, custom, treasury, as well as local administration units, all kinds of entities using structural funds as person dealing with control of appropriate EU funds raising and its use.
MAJOR: INVESTMENT CONSULTING
This major is offered to those students that are willing to gain knowledge of strategy development of the company, as well as of the company in distress. The major’s aim is to teach managerial skills appropriate to restructure companies and to lead them to the growth path of their effectiveness. A student gains understanding how the strategic analysis might be used to restructure a company and to avoid the risk of its bankruptcy. An alumnus is provided with the detailed knowledge of bankruptcy law regulations, restructuring law and current changes in the code of commercial companies, as well as public aid issues.
A student discovers new regulations related to bankruptcy and restructuring, studies modifications of regulations of companies’ bankruptcy. He/she learns how to prepare the restructuring plan and what actions to take in order to save the business: its valuation, EU funds raising within horizontal, sectoral and regional aid programmes. An alumnus is prepared to elaborate and implement a rescue plan (including a possible merger or a division, a capital and legal transformation), company restructuring in order to reduce its debt, simulation of exiting the company from financial distress, preparation of restructuring phases.
List of classes in the investment consulting major
- Valuation of a company,
- EU funds and public aid for companies,
- Strategic analysis,
- bankruptcy and company restructuring
Graduates may find jobs in consulting firms, investment funds, banks, central administration, real estate offices, debt collection companies, as a controlling specialist, in commercial courts by the arrangement procedures, recovery and bankruptcy proceedings, in bailiffs offices, restructuring departments of the banks, IT companies as a valuation specialist, a restructuring specialist, a public funds’ use specialist.
Associate Professor Mirosław Bojańczyk
Mirosław is a long time lecturer at the Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw, as well as other universities. He is a veteran economics theorist and practitioner, with more than 20 years of experience. His research tackles the functioning of the capital markets, investment funds, business valuation, controlling, as well as corporate finances and accounting. Mirosław possesses a wealth of practical experience. He has worked, among others, as Head Accountant in a number of companies, the President of one of the National Investment Funds, Vice-Chair of the General Pension Society, and a Member of the Polish Securities Commission. He has been a member of numerous supervisory boards, including the Polish Bank of Development and Isolation in Zduńska Wola. He has also authored more than 70 publications in Polish and English.
Marek Kulczycki, PhD
Management Board Member, acting in the capacity of President of the Management Board of FM PBP SA, Doctor of Economics (1976), a graduate of the Faculty of International Trade of the Warsaw School of Economics. From 1971 to 1980, he was a teaching and research fellow at the Warsaw School of Economics. Marek has authored dozens of research papers, text books, and books on economics and finance. He was employed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in Vienna (1980–1986). He was also Department Head in the Ministry of Foreign Trade (1987–1991), being responsible for Poland’s collaboration with OECD countries. In 1991, he was Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of Industry and Trade. In May 1992, he was employed by the Polish-American Enterprise Fund, where he led a loan programme for small and medium enterprises.
THE BEST IN PRACTICE
The curriculum of the Finances and Accounting programme has been designed so that you can become an expert in your chosen field. Practical courses, a curriculum tailored to global needs, and an expert faculty, ensure that you receive comprehensive knowledge of your chosen aspects of the financial sector. This knowledge will, in turn, enable you to obtain the certificates necessary in your dream career.
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BENEFITS OF STUDYING FINANCES AND ACCOUNTING
The Master’s programme in Finances and Accounting is centred around expanding your knowledge of your chosen sub-field. This knowledge is shared by our highly qualified faculty. As a graduate of this programme, you will not only gain extensive and specialised knowledge of your chosen area, but you will also discover how to use this knowledge in real-world scenarios.
The possibility to collaborate and share experiences with foreign students, will open you up to different cultures. The curriculum emphasises the international financial markets, for which, we will also prepare you to work abroad.
A business approach
Your expanded knowledge of financial markets, shared by experienced practitioners, will not only help you find your dream job, but also support you in establishing your own company, as well.
Graduates of Finances and Accounting can expect to work in many interesting and lucrative positions in various institutions. Your future position depends on the sub-major you choose.
- accounting firms,
- real estate firms,
- consulting firms,
- tax counselling,
- notarial and execution offices.
Finances and financial markets
- investment funds,
- leasing firms,
- factoring firms,
- the stock exchange.
Economic and social insurances
- insurance companies,
- insurance intermediaries,
- insurance brokers,
- companies dealing in claims adjustment,
- Financial Ombudsman office,
- KNF, ZUS, PT
- large commercial banks,
- local co-operative banks,
- Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego,
- The Polish Bank Association,
- The National Bank of Poland,
- credit intermediaries and counselling institutions.
- tax supervision institutions,
Tuition fee for full-time and part-time studies (including mobile studies) (BA/MA) in Polish – students from outside the EU
Registration fee Tuition 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 outside the EU*
Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester) Full-time studies 200 € 3 000 € 1 600 €
*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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