Project Management – Bachelor’s degree
Bachelor's Degree Programs
3 years (6 semesters)
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The Project Management programme has been designed to take account of the changing needs of modern economies, brought about by rapid economic growth, and development, and the shift from the earlier importance of entrepreneurial activity to an emphasis on management decision-making. Vistula University’s philosophy is to deliver a competence-centred, educational package, that incorporates a mechanism for an on-going educational dialogue. Such a mechanism creates a forum for teachers, students, and employers,
enabling them to address current issues in the classroom context. As a consequence, you are better prepared to face the challenges, resulting from rapid technological progress, and constant changes in the business environment in Poland, Europe, and across the world.
The mission of the Project Management programme is to develop the Project Management competences, by implementing an integrated education programme, in the fields of classic and agile project management concepts.
Objectives of the Project Management Programme are:
- Acquisition of knowledge and skills in project management by students
- Understanding the methods and means of project management by students, and the ability to apply them, adequately, to the business / professional situation
- Students acquire practical project management skills by implementing active project management methods in the field of project management in a business environment
- Students gain practical skills in project management through the implementation of research projects in co-operation with business
- Supporting student initiatives and raising awareness in the field of project management.
- Promotion of high project management standards, support for building a knowledge base and contacts in the environment of project managers, programmes, and portfolios.
BENEFITS OF STUDYING MANAGEMENT
A business approach
The best candidates on the job market possess both hard and soft skills. Hard skills enable you to perform your duties. Soft skills, such as efficient communication and understanding, as well as grasping the concept of incentive mechanisms, make you a better manager. Vistula University’s business approach means that courses are designed to equip you with both sets of skills. This also means that our courses are taught by practitioners, and that you will be able to network, whilst still studying.
The Project Management programme does not require you to do an internship. However, the opportunity to do a three-month internship during your studies, will give you an edge over your competition. Our Careers Office can offer you internships in partner companies, both in Poland and abroad. This will enable you to start gaining professional experience.
You will learn, not only to manage capital, time, and skills, but also projects. Furthermore, you will be able to carry out a project from start to finish, whilst learning how to effectively work within teams.
The Vistula University’s Bachelor of Arts in Project Management is an exceptional under- graduate programme, designed for future project management professionals. Our unique programme addresses the growing need for professional managers, who can manage various types of projects – from early conception, and defining the scope, through to evaluation and lessons learned. The programmes will equip you with the tools, techniques, and standards developed by professional organisations, such as PMBOK, but also explore what is used in your own organisation. This will also help those new to project management to lead, and/or contribute, to projects more effectively.
The structure of the Project Management programme is based on three pillars:
Foundation of Business courses
- Introduction to Management
- Introduction to Economics
- Quantitative Methods in Business
- Introduction to Finance and Accounting
- People and Organisation
- Management Methods and Techniques
- Human Resources Management
- Corporate Finance and Management Accounting
- Economic Environment in Business
- Business Law
- Business Research Methods
- Supply Chains’ Management
- Ethical and Sustainable Business
- Business Policy and Strategy
- Elective course
- Foreign language 1
- ICT in Business
- Physical education
- Trends in Project Management
- PMI Methodology I
- Project Knowledge Management
- PMI Methodology II
- Agile Project Management
- Project Management Psychology
Skills for Business courses
- Life-Long Learning
- Work-Life Balance
Such a broad construction of the programmes, gives you flexibility in designing your curricula, and shaping your future careers. Furthermore, they prepare you to develop your competencies after graduation, and develop your careers in a sustainable way.
Grażyna Bartkowiak, PhD
Doctor Bartkowiak specialises in the psychology of management and human resources management. She has authored twelve books and more than two hundred articles, devoted mostly to the psychology of management, human resources management, ethics in management, managerial competencies, communication processes in organisations, implementing changes in organisations, motivating employees to work effectively, as well as learning and managing knowledge in organisations. She is a long-time leader of research projects financed from ministry grants, as well as cross-university projects developed by academics and economics professionals.
Prof. Jan Fazlagić, PhD
Prof. Jan Fazlagić, PhD – professor at the Poznań University of Economics. Expert in knowledge management, education, innovation and intellectual capital management, local government. One of the precursors of Knowledge Management in Poland. Expert of the National Institute of Local Government in Łódź. In the years 2018-2020, the Chairman of the Program Council of the Academy of Innovation Manager at PARP [Polska Agencja Rozwoju Przedsiębiorczości – Polish Agency for Enterprise Development]. A trainer and consultant, he has completed several dozen scientific and implementation projects in Poland and abroad in the field of education, social innovation, knowledge transfer, entrepreneurship and environmental education.
Prof. Elżbieta Jędrych, PhD
Director of the Science and Research Center. Director of the Institute of Management. PhD in economics, specializing in management sciences; a lecturer at the University of Economics in Prague, the Faculty of Business Administration, and at the Monash University, Prato Centre, Business and Economics, Milan; an author of more than 120 scientific works and expert opinions on industrial practices; she specializes in issues of human resources and social capital management, employee development management, motivation and rewarding, social responsibility in HR processes, social innovations in organisations and management of employee teams; she has been a promoter for 5 doctoral students in economic sciences, specialising in management; she has received grants and carried out research programs in the field of strategies of investing in human and social capital, absorption of personal innovations by organisations, enhancing of competitiveness of the organisation through development of intellectual capital.
Prof. Barbara Karlikowska, BEng, PhD
Dean of the Faculty of Business and International Relations. Doctor of economic sciences (Institute of Finances of the Vistula University); a graduate of Warsaw University of Life Sciences; she has also completed the Polish-British Insurance Studies and Postgraduate Studies in Accounting, earning license of an Insurance Broker and Independent Accountant; since 1998, she has been an academic teacher; an author and a co-author of many scientific works in the field of risk management; she is a participant of the grant of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education – Innovative Poland in Europe of 2020.
Agnieszka Knap-Stefaniuk, PhD
PhD in economic science from Warsaw School of Economics Economic-Social College. Holder of the Thames Valley University MBA diploma. She completed the School of Trainers of the Jagiellonian University Wszechnica. She was a member of PKA (Team for Economic Fields) as well as the Rector’s College and the Didactic-Research Board of Polish Open University. She received Rector’s awards [POU] – Didactic Worker of 2006 as well as achievements in 2011. She was in charge of trainings and consulting projects, among others for firms such as Lexmark, Galeco, Biprocemwap, Capgemini. She cooperated with advisory-consulting firms, among others, Otawa Group, Combidata Poland and PwC. Acting as a trainer and consultant, she took part in numerous EU projects for human resources management and modern firm management. She gave lectures and presentation, among others, at the Polish National Congress ‘Personnel and Management’, Polish National Congress ‘The First Human Resources of the Republic of Poland’ and HR Forum. She was co-organizer and President of the Jury of three editions of the Little Poland Entrepreneurship Tournament. In the years 2007-2015, Dean of Little Poland School of Management/Open University. From February 2015 to January 2017 – Dean of the Branch Faculty in Cracow, Academy of Finance and Business Vistula in Warsaw. Lecturer at foreign universities (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Lithuania). Years of teaching Executive MBA and MSc students. Numerous publications in the field of human resources management in Poland and abroad.
Marta Kozak-Gołębiowska, MA
Instructional designer, learning designer. Since 2006 active in the branch of e-learning trainings. Participation in the development of trainings for large organizations such as PKN ORLEN, BGŻ Bank, Paribas S.A., ARiMR, National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution. She has worked on nation-wide e-learning projects such as PARP Academy. She took part in the creation of the first Polish MOOC portal – Polish MOOC, in a project implemented by the Young Science Foundation. In the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula, she conducts, together with a team of lecturers and e-learning specialists, online studies and is in charge with the introduction of advanced educational technologies. Working with students, she conducts conventional classes in communication and soft skills.
Krzysztof Nowakowski, PhD
Graduate of sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology at Warsaw University (1995); scholarship holder from the International Research & Exchanges Board in 1996, an American organization supporting democratic changes in Central European countries; he completed internships and broadened his didactic experience during stays at Cornell University (School of Industrial and Labour Relations – USA), at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium – 1997) and Rutgers University (Human Resource Department, USA – 1999), which provided grounds for the dissertation in the field of human resource management and the subsequent defence of the doctoral thesis in 2002 (Warsaw University).
Prof. Zbigniew Olesiński, PhD
Full professor. Author of 187 publications, including 11 books. During his professional career, he completed many internships and trainings, including in Ireland, Taiwan and Russia. He was also awarded, among others Silver Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis and Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.
Prof. Marlena Plebańska, PhD
Prof. Krzysztof Rybiński, PhD
Full Professor. Graduated from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Department of Economic Sciences (M.A. in 1993, Ph.D. in 1996) of the University of Warsaw; in 2009, he defended his habilitation thesis at the Warsaw School of Economics; he worked as software engineer in Tokyo (1990-1991), director of the Summer School of Economics financed by the Soros Foundation and researcher at the Economics Department at Warsaw University (1991-1996), a part-time consultant to the World Bank (1992-1994); in 1997-2004, he was chief economist and managing director at three commercial banks (ING, BZ WBK and BPH); he was a Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Poland (2004-2008); a member of the EU Economic and Financial Committee representing the National Bank of Poland (2004-2005); member of the Polish Financial Services Authority (2007-2008); in 2007-2008 he served as a World Bank alternate governor for Poland; he was also member of the supervisory boards of several financial sector companies (2008-2009) and Partner in Ernst & Young Poland (2008-2010); between 2010 and 2015, he has been Professor and Rector of Vistula University in Warsaw, and between 2015 and 2018 has served as Rector of Narxoz University in Kazakhstan; an author of numerous refereed papers in economics and (co) author of several books; he has contributed hundreds of articles on economics and financial markets to Polish newspapers and occasionally to “The Wall Street Journal”, “Financial Times” and “The Economist”. He was ranked the best financial markets economist in Poland by the “Rzeczpospolita” daily in 2000; several times ranked among top five economists covering CEE region in international rankings. In October 2012 he was ranked the most influential Polish economist in the survey among Polish business leaders. In 2016 he received the CEEMAN Champion award in the category Institutional Management, for successful and rapid reforms at Narxoz University; nowadays he is back in Poland teaching data science courses and doing research.
Piotr Wiench, PhD
Piotr Wiench obtained his doctoral degree in Sociology. He is an author of numerous research articles and book chapters. He specialises in human resources and project management, digital transformation and social innovations in organizations. He is currently an employee of the Institute of Management of Vistula University, Since 2004, he has also been an expert for the European Commission, particularly for the Erasmus Programme. He participated in the European out research projects: CREEN Project, research on spread of creationism through the lens of the complex system theory, Department of Physics, Warsaw Technical University, 2007; Euratom financed EFDA project TW6-TRE-FESS-B2: “Communication quality and lay understanding of fusion technology: A quasi-experimental study of message formulation effects on attitude change”, He has been the head of the country team of 6th Framework Programme consortium “Society and Lifestyles” (2006-2008).
The Project Management prepares undergraduate students for such project management positions as:
- Junior Project Manager
- Project Co-ordinator
- Project Manager
- Project Officer
- Project Management Coach
Applicants for the BA in the Project Management Programme, must meet the following minimum requirements:
- hold at least a Secondary School Certificate,
- have a good command of English – (at least the equivalent of B2 level).
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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 € 1450 € 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 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 (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 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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