Economics - Bachelor's degree
Bachelor's Degree Programs
online, full-time, part-time
3 years (6 semesters)
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DESCRIPTION OF THE STUDIES
The direction of Economics owes its popularity to broad professional development prospects, which are offered here to its graduates. Key jobs in many sectors of the economy require a good measure of competence in economics, so studying a degree in economics is a ticket to contemporary professional and business career, including the ability to set up and develop your own company.
Economics undergraduate (BA level) studies at the Vistula University is an excellent education opportunity for people who want to work in a modern, dynamic and innovative environment. Economics opens the door to many professions and allows to develop later your career in a creative way – all based on the solid knowledge acquired from highly qualified lecturers and business practitioners and on the direct experience gained from professional support training.
The main aim of these studies is to provide access to modern, standard, world quality knowledge of micro-and macroeconomics, and to acquire specific knowledge from the chosen specialisation. At Vistula, an attempt has been made to follow the latest trends in teaching practiced by leading educational institutions oft he world – all conducted in a unique, multicultural environment.
Within Economics, there are three undergraduate specialties, including a newly introduced one, which helps understand the ongoing political and economic changes in the world. Here, the focus is on modern processes of integration between regions and continents and analysis of unprecedented mega-projects such as the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative together with an assessment of their impact on contemporary Europe, Poland and the rest of the world.
The respective specializations in Economics are:
- Economics of the Enterprise;
- International Business;
- the Economics of the New Silk Road.
The Vistula University allows you to study in a multicultural environment and gain experience how to navigate in the multi-cultural academic environment. The theoretical fundament will be supplemented by valuable insights into business practices.
Check out the section “Professional Practice” and discover what career opportunities are waiting for you! Economics for the BA degree you can also study online.
By choosing to study online, you can take 60% of the respective classes over the Internet, from anywhere in the world.
Here, read more about the possibility of online studies .
Studies of Economics at the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula have been designed with the future of students in mind, so classes are conducted by academic and business experts in particular fields with specializations adjusted to the actual needs of the market.
In the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula we generally focus on the practical aspect of the studies, which holds true also in the case of Economics. These studies are not only an excellent opportunity to acquire some theoretical background knowledge. You will be also provided with opportunities to get valuable experience and practice through internships organized over the period of the six semesters of studies. Such training is not compulsory, but should be recognised as a true value for students who want to succesfully get started their professional careers. It is organised by business partners of our University who engage students in their projects.
KNOWLEDGE ALONG THE LINES OF YOUR SPECIALISATION
Studies at the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula, will provide you with the required competence to become a specialst in important fields of economics.
List of obligatory classes
- Introduction to economics
- Introduction to finances
- Introduction to management
- Introduction to law
- Microeconomics 1-2
- Descriptive statistics
- Mathematics 1
- Mathematics 2 (financial)
- Introduction to accounting
- Macro-economics 1-2
- Mathematical statistics
- Socio-economic analysis
- Introduction to econometrics
- Accounting 1
- Global economy 1-2
- Corporate finances
- Information technologies
- History of economics
- Intercultural communication
- Social psychology
- Foreign language 1-2
- BA seminar
- Physical education
The Economics programme (Bachelor’s level) offers three sub-majors: international business I, corporate economics I and international economic relations.
The direction of Economics (Bachelor’s degree) will allow you to undertake studies along of the three specializations:
- International Business (I) ,
- Economics of the Enterprise (I)
- Economics of the New Silk Road.
SPECIALIZATION: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS I
Here, you will learn how to efficiently conduct business abroad. You will acquire knowledge on the functioning of enterprises in the international environment – their trade, marketing and investment activities. What’s more, you will learn how to professionally carry out market research at home and abroad, effectively negotiate and conclude contracts in a multicultural environment.
List of classes in the international business I specialization:Download
SPECIALIZATION: ECONOMIC OF THE ENTERPRISE I
When choosing this specialization, you will learn everything you need to manage your own business. You will learn about necessary legal, financial and organizational requirements in a given national and regional environment, as well as about the factors influencing contemporary business. The knowledge will be transferred to you directly by experienced academic experts and businesspeople, who will teach you how to prepare a business plan and carry out an analysis of variety of risks and opportunities.
List of classes in the economic of the enterprise I specialization:Download
SPECIALIZATION: ECONOMICS OF THE NEW SILK ROAD
This specialization combines the knowledge of the most recent changes (with particular regard to the current impulses generated by the Chinese Initiative of Belt and Road) on multiple levels , as seen from various perspectives: at the global level (the structural economic and political changes in the world), in selected (with regard to their special importance) countries of the Eurasia region, in strategically important economic sectors, and in specialized, key enterprises of a new type. Specialization Economics of the New Silk Road aims at providing current knowledge and unique expertise, among others, on economic problems of transportation, functioning of the logistics markets as well as development of international businesses, with particular reference to Asian business links – all exposing the role of the current Initiative of Belt and Road.
The knowledge and skills to be passed on to the student body under this specialization are based on a unique experience of our own faculty gathered mainly in the Asia Research Centre of the Vistula’s Academy of Finance and Business. Our faculty consists of leading experts in contemporary Asian economies (including such specific areas as their transportation networks and logistics), experts in political relations among its sub-regions and their links with Europe, as well as the cultural aspect of conducting economic and business activity. They are also unique specialist in the analysis of the ancient Silk Road – of the historical background ideas that inspired current Chinese Belt and Road Initiative.
An important source of knowledge and skills our students could acquire under this specialization is an academic expertise combined with unique practical experience of our faculty that is developing direct cooperation ties with the representatives and institutions of the countries of contemporary Eurasia. This could also create a specific opportunity for our students whom we treat as our partners in this important endeavor.
List of classes in the international economics of the New Silk Road specialization:Download
Maria Gasińska, PhD
Deputy Rector for Student Affairs. Holder of an MA title and a PhD degree obtained at the Central School of Planning and Statistics (currently the Warsaw School of Economics); she participated in over 20 research projects (individual and team), including 8 projects financed from the EU funds (social policy, insurance, labour market, working conditions and ergonomics); author of approx. 80 publications in the field of social and social policy, labour markets, working conditions, ergonomics, civil liability, insurance in risk management; author and co-author of 20 reports on national and international research; honoured with the Medal of the National Education Commission (2009).
Prof. Marta Götz, PhD
Deputy Rector for Scientific Research. PhD. in economics granted by the Faculty of International Economy of Poznań University of Economics and Business (UEP); researcher and project manager at the National Science Centre, Visegrad Fund, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung; assistant professor at the Institute for Western Affairs in Poznań (2007-2015); assistant at the Collegium of World Economy of SGH Warsaw School of Economics (2004-2006); graduate of UEP and Aalborg University (Denmark). Member of the Academy of International Business (AIB), European International Business Academy (EIBA), the Polish Economic Society in Poznań (PTE).
Zygmunt Janiec, PhD
Graduate of Warsaw University, one of the first in Poland to study European integration. He defended his PhD dissertation on the attitude of Great Britain towards West European integration in the Polish Institute of International Relations. He was a full-time scientific-didactic employee at Warsaw University and at the Warsaw School of Life Sciences. He worked in the Polish Institute of International Relations. He lectured in Turkey, Slovenia, Sweden and the Netherlands. Throughout his professional career he combined research and didactic work with practical activity. He was president of the Warsaw PLON residential construction cooperative. Two times he represented Polish interests abroad. He was head of the Polish Commercial Counsellor’s Office in Kuwait as well as head of the Economic-Trade Division in the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles. He worked in the Parliament of the Republic of Poland (a specialist for international relations and economic legislation). He was Director General of the Chamber of Foreign Investors in Poland. W 1994, he took part in the prestigious training of young entrepreneurs and politicians organized by the British Future of Europe Trust (London, Bonn, Brussels). He completed training for candidates for supervisory boards of state treasury companies. He was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Cracow Health Resorts Group. He was a member of the National Board of European Integration for Economic Environments.
Janusz Kaczurba, PhD
PhD in economic sciences, specialty: international economic relations since 1973. Graduate from Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Economics, University of Chicago as well as University of California, Berkeley. 18 years of diplomatic service: economic attaché, Embassy of the Republic of Poland to Washington (1973-1977); Permanent Representative of Poland in the GATT in Geneva (1982-86 and 199201996); Poland’s ambassador by the WTO in Geneva (2002-2003). General Director of the Institute of Foreign Trade (1978-1982); Sub-secretary of State for trade policy in the Ministries of Foreign Trade, Economic Cooperation with Abroad and Ministry of Economy (1986-1992; 1996-1999; 2001-2002). Government coordinator of Poland’s activity in the OECD. Member of the government team for Negotiation of Poland’s Membership in the EU. Member of the team of economic advisors to the President of the Republic of Poland (2000 – 2002). Advisor to boards of the National Economic Chamber as well as the Confederation of Private Employers ‘Lewiatan’ (1999-2001; 2003-2012). Author, co-author and translator of 11 book publications on economic subjects; author of over 200 articles in economic press.
Prof. Juliusz Kotyński, PhD
Director of the PhD Seminar. Full professor of economic sciences, PhD in economics, since 1988; a former senior Fulbright scholar at the Department of Economics of Harvard University, professor of the Warsaw School of Economics and the Institute for Market and Business Cycles Research; dean of the Faculty of Business and International Relations; Director of the Institute of Economic Research of the Faculty of Business and International Relations; staff member and consultant of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and UNCTAD in Geneva; economic and commercial counsellor and a commercial counsellor-minister plenipotentiary of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in France (1993-1998); in 2002-2006, a General Counsellor at the Ministry of Finance, member of the of Economic Policy Committee of the Council of the European Union (2003-2006); in his research activity he deals with theory and policy of international trade, finances, globalisation, economic policy and economic and financial regional integration; since 2004, a member of the “Poland 2000 Plus” Forecast Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences; author of about 300 scientific works in economy, finances and international relations.
Magdalena Rybicka, MA
Economist, Deputy Director of the Centre for Asian Studies. Graduate of the Faculty of Cybernetics in the Military Technical Academy (2008), completed postgraduate studies in the field of the methodology of research in economic sciences in the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula (2014), doctoral student in the Faculty of Business and International Relations, Academy of Finance and Business Vistula. Lecturer in macro and microeconomics, subjects connected with the Silk Road and Asia as well as patents and innovations as a competitive edge of enterprises in the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula. Scientific interests and publications (over 30 publications in impact journals and monographs) concerning interdisciplinary subjects related to the development of Asian countries, risk analysis and innovations. Numerous presentations at conferences in the country and abroad. Member of the Polish Economic Society and secretary in the committee of Foresight ‘Poland 2000 Plus’ of the Polish Academy of Science. Over 15-year experience in professional work in public administration (including 10 years of work in the Ministry of Finance).
Małgorzata Stawicka, PhD
Graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics, long-time worker of the Chair of International Business, at present, Institute of Economic Law and Economic Policy of Technical University in Warsaw. Lecturer in the field of strategic management, international business, entrepreneurship, international marketing, economics. She has experience in both didactic work, mainly at economic universities, and consulting activity. Author of numerous publications in the field of the functioning of enterprises in conditions of changing environment as well as healthcare entities.
Wioletta Wieszczycka, PhD, Eng
Engineer and economist, lecturer at the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula. Graduate of the Faculty of Electronics, Technical University of Warsaw (1999), completed MBA studies at the Warsaw School of Life Sciences/ESSEC Paris Business School (2002) and was conferred a PhD in the Faculty of Business and International Relations, Academy of Finance and Business Vistula (2019). Member of the Polish Economic Society and member of the Foresight Committee ‘Poland 2000 Plus’ of the Polish Academy of Science. She has over 20-year professional experience in work for international corporations.
Zdzisław Zasada, PhD
PhD in economic sciences since 1986. His scientific activity focuses on micro and macroeconomic problems. This field of interest is occasionally expanded to cover problems related to real estate management and real estate market as well as security in business transactions. He authored dozens of articles and studies in the field of economics, economic policy, etc.
Prof. Zbigniew Zimny, PhD
Full professor. A former head of analytical and research units at the UN Centre for Transnational Corporations in New York and in the UN organisation for economic development, UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) in Geneva; among other things, he has managed the sections for international exchange of services and investment policy and he was a director of the unit responsible for preparation of the prestigious annual report of the UN – the World Investment Report; he is a specialist in transnational corporations, direct foreign investment and globalisation; an author of two monographs on state policy regarding direct foreign investments, published in 2017 and 2018, prepared as a part of the research project implemented on the basis of a grant awarded by the National Centre of Science.
THE BEST IN PRACTICE
The Economics Bachelor’s programme will enable you to take your first steps in your dream career. Sub-majors tailored to market needs will help you achieve this. Our expert research and teaching faculty will share with you useful, practical knowledge. During the non-obligatory internships, you will have the chance to work with our University’s business partners and, after graduation, apply for work in one of three sectors: business, public administration, and education.
See for yourself that Vistula is the best University in practice. Find out the benefits of studying Economics.
BENEFITS OF STUDYING ECONOMICS
Ready for work
The complex knowledge shared by our lecturers and practitioners means that the Economics programme will give you a competitive edge on the job market. During the three-year Bachelor’s programme, you will not only gain theoretical knowledge, but, thanks to your first successful projects – practical skills as well. This will make searching for your dream job much easier.
We offer no less than two sub-majors devoted to understanding the global financial market, which proves that Vistula University thinks globally. Thanks to the knowledge of how corporations function in the international environment, how to perform foreign market research, and conduct transactions in intercultural environments, you will be ready to take up work abroad, as well.
By studying Economics, you will gain specialist knowledge, with which you will be able to take your first steps towards your chosen career. All this thanks to our courses, taught by renowned practitioners and specialist sub-majors.
The Economics Bachelor’s programme will enable you to start a successful professional career. Practical sub-majors will enable you to become an attractive candidate for a great variety of companies and institutions. The curriculum has been designed to best prepare you for a career in three different fields: business, the public sector, and education.
In the business sector, you will be able to apply for jobs requiring analytical and management skills in:
As an Economics graduate, you will be equipped with the knowledge necessary, to start your own business.
In the public sector, you have a chance to work in government in:
- EU institutions,
- government ministries,
- central banks,
- regulatory bodies,
- international institutions,
- central and local administration.
In the education sector, you can expect to find employment in:
- the world of academia,
- research centres focused on economic analysis and predictions.
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 (BA/MA) 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) Full-time studies 200 € 3 500 €
*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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