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 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.
In the Perspektywy University Rankings 2021, the field of Economics, conducted by Vistula University, received the highest rating, when compared to all non-public universities, responsible for such studies in Poland.
Economics – Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree studies at Vistula University have once again been appreciated by the Polish Accreditation Committee. The programmes received positive assessments. It is a benchmark and stamp of good quality – proof of the University’s desire for a high level of education.
The Commission underlines that the Economics programmes have been developed, taking into account both the needs of students and the socio-economic environment, in particular, the labour market. It also highly values the competencies, experience, and qualifications of the academic lecturers. It draws attention to the modern teaching and research infrastructure, constant and varied co-operation with the business environment, including employers, and comprehensive activities in supporting students.
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) will allow you to undertake studies along with the following specializations:
GREEN ECONOMY – NEW
This specialty is dedicated to those who plan to develop a career in the area of resolving global challenges related to threats to the natural human environment. This applies to environmental pollution, increasing shortages of water and natural resources, or to the issue of overpopulation in many regions of the world, all leading to global warming, and the widening gap between the rich and the poor. Those challenges call for immediate actions aimed at creating conditions for sustainable development taking into account symbiosis with the natural environment.
The studies will equip you with the knowledge necessary to implement the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in companies and help you understand the core ideas and principles of pro-ecological and ethical business. You will learn about the requirements defining environmentally friendly business activities and find out how to utilize this knowledge in creating a company’s competitive advantage. You will also get familiar with the principles of sustainable development.
Due to the interdisciplinary character of the programme, you will gain knowledge about the ecological aspects of global economic and social problems. You will learn about the solutions of sustainable urban planning, renewable energy, ecological food production and shaping new consumption patterns.
List of courses:
- Global problems of environmental protection
- Social responsibility of business
- Green technologies and renewable energy
- Financing sources of sustainable development and green economy
- Sustainable development of world economy in practice
- Environmental protection and social justice
TRANSPORT ECONOMICS AND LOGISTICS – NEW
The studies have been designed in response to the demands of the working environment. They create many employment opportunities and career development prospects. You will get familiar with the organization of transport and logistics in network and virtual enterprises, the TLS industry as well as express and postal courier services. You will gain thorough knowledge about the functioning of the latest solutions in transport and logistics and about intelligent transport systems. You will find out how to optimize logistics processes taking into account ecology and environmental protection. The studies will allow you to gain practical knowledge about innovative supply chains as well as organization and optimization of transport in domestic and foreign companies.
The programme is addressed to those who plan to run their own business in the field of international trade, future employees of customs agencies, logistic centres, sales departments in production and service companies, and people who associate their professional future with work in an international environment in the area of domestic and international forwarding, economy and marketing.
List of courses:
- Transport economics
- Infrastructure development and new technologies in transport and logistics
- Economic analysis in transport
- Transport organization at enterprise
- Transport in EU
E-COMMERCE – NEW
These studies are aimed at developing students’ creative approach to the issues of the digital world. They are an innovative programme of activity in the area of electronic commerce. You will gain thorough knowledge related to such issues as starting and running trading activities via the Internet, ways of creating a positive self-image as well as brand and company image. You will learn how to optimize sales processes and how to increase the effectiveness of high-quality communication. You will also gain practical knowledge on building a strategy for e-commerce and online consumer behaviour. Classes are conducted in the form of workshops, case studies, simulations, and discussions.
The studies are dedicated to those who plan to conduct commercial activities on the Internet, to future employees of e-commerce and marketing departments, owners of small and medium-sized enterprises, online stores, and platforms, and those who associate their professional future with work in advertising agencies and other organizations dealing with shaping the brand image.
List of courses:
- E-commerce concept and its business conditions
- Legal aspects of e-commerce
- Determinants of e-commerce growth
- Principles of e-commerce strategies
- E-marketing tools
- Ethical aspects of trading in internet
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 courses:
- Introduction to International Business
- Basic of contemporary financial relations
- Basics of organisation and logistics of foreign
- Transport and forwarding in foreign trade
- National and Enterprise Competitiveness
- Strategies in International Business
BUSINESS STRATEGIES AND ECONOMIC POLICY 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 courses:
- SME sector development and structure of the business plan
- Development of the enterprise concept
- Models of contemporary international
- Strategies of enterprise development
- Economics of an enterprise
- Enterprise and the supply chain
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.
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).
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 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 North America, Central America, Caribbean, South America, Northern Europe, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia (including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia).
Tuition fee for full-time studies 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 students from the countries of North America, Central America, Caribbean, South America, Northern Europe, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia (including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Mongolia).
**The semester fee payment is available only for students with a valid visa or a residence permit in Poland.
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