Economics – Master's degree
Master's Degree Programs
2 years (4 semesters)
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RECRUITMENT FOR THE WINTER SEMESTER OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/22 FOR ECONOMICS STUDIES – MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME IS NOT CURRENTLY CONDUCTED
DESCRIPTION OF THE STUDIES
The Master’s programme in Economics will significantly expand your knowledge of economics. You will learn the principles of advanced analytical methods for examining economic phenomena. By continuing in your sub-major from the Bachelor’s level, you will become an expert in your chosen field, and gain the skills which will make you ‘stand out’ on the job market.
The opportunity to delve deeper into the topics taught in the Bachelor’s programme, makes this programme perfect for those students who have graduated with a Bachelor’s in economics.
Studying at Vistula University is about more than just theory. Practical applications of taught material come first, this is why you will learn how to use this knowledge to achieve professional success, and thanks to an understanding of the workings of the international market, you will be ready to work abroad.
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.
Economics at Vistula University has been designed with our students’ futures in mind, so this is why the courses are taught by practising professionals, who not only share their up-to-date knowledge of the field, but their experiences as well. In addition to that, the programme also offers sub-majors tailored to market needs. At our University, we believe in the dual nature of teaching, this means that you will gradually develop your competencies and simultaneously walk on your chosen career path.
Vistula University emphasises practicality, and our Economics programme is no exception. The programme is a perfect opportunity, not only to gain theoretical knowledge, but also to gain competency, and acquire valuable experience by doing additional, non-obligatory internships. Our Careers Office will help you arrange collaboration with the University’s business partners. You will be able to participate in the Erasmus Plus programme, and do an internship abroad.
Studying at Vistula University will provide you with the knowledge necessary, to quickly become an expert on the economy.
List of obligatory classes
- Managerial economics
- Economic law
- Financial markets – intermediate course
- Human resources management
- Econometrics and economic process prediction
- Statistical inference
- International economy
- Macro-economics – intermediate courseMathematical economics
- History of economics
- MA seminar 1
- Master’s Thesis writing methodology
- Foreign language seminar 1-2
The Economics programme (Master’s level) offers following sub-majors:
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY – NEW
The world economy affects both politics and the environment, it is interlinked with the emerging social inequalities. International politics and economy create disproportions in the development of individual regions and countries. If you are interested in the megatrends of global development, global political economy, international economic integration or the activities of international economic organizations, this specialty is just for you. You will gain knowledge allowing you to start your own business on the EU and the third-country markets. You will also be prepared to work in enterprises operating in the EU and in the global economic space. During your studies you will get acquainted with the principles governing the functioning of the EU and global markets. You will learn how to conduct a professional analysis and assessment of the situation in the global and EU economy. You will gain knowledge about the strategies of companies on the international market. You will be able to develop a professional career in public institutions, government administration, international organizations and in business.
List of courses:
- Global political economy
- Role and significance of international economic organisations
- Global development megatrends
- Perspectives of international economic policy
ECONOMICS OF THE DIGITAL ECONOMY – NEW
The digital economy consists of goods and services whose development, production, selling or providing depend entirely on digital technologies. It is a global network of economic activities operating thanks to the existence of information and communication technologies. This specialty is addressed to those who want to gain knowledge and develop a career in an innovative area at the interface between economy and information technology. During your studies you will develop the competences of the future. You will gain knowledge on Industry 4.0, digital transformation, and contemporary international economic relations. Additional skills are of critical importance, you will be able to develop your cognitive and analytical skills allowing you to search and select information, think critically, and establish relationships in a multicultural environment. The studies are addressed to those who are interested in professional development as database analysts, coordinators of intelligent services in enterprises, banks, and other organizations, or as specialists of new technologies.
List of courses:
- Development of digital economy and digitalization process
- Usage of Python language
- Selected issues of production function at enterprise
- Business in intercultural environment
ECONOMICS OF TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS – NEW
The programme opens many employment opportunities and career prospects. During the studies, you will learn the ropes of organizing transport and logistics in network and virtual enterprises, the TLS industry as well as express and postal courier services. You will gain thorough knowledge on the functioning of the latest solutions in transport and logistics and about intelligent transport systems. You will learn how to optimize logistics processes in line with the principles of sustainability and environmental protection. You will gain practical knowledge about innovative supply chains and learn how to organize and optimize transport in domestic and foreign companies. The studies are addressed to those who plan to run their own business in the field of international trade, future employees of customs agencies, logistics centers, sales departments in production and service companies, as well as to those who link their professional future with work in an international environment in the field of domestic and international forwarding, economics, and marketing.
List of courses:
- Logistic support of economic processes
- Domestic and international forwarding
- Business risk in transport
- New IT technologies in logistics and transport
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS II
You dive deeper into: planning and supply, production, logistics, research and development, finances and controlling. You will learn to independently solve professional problems related to multicultural environments. The Master’s programme will enable you to easily navigate projects of an economic, legal, and political nature. This sub-major will prepare you to work in managerial positions in domestic and foreign companies, as well as in government bodies and local authorities.
List of courses:
- International business case studies
- Companies in international business
- International economic promotion
- Financing in international business
- Diploma sub-major seminar
BUSINESS STRATEGIES AND ECONOMIC POLICY II
Studying in this sub-major, you will expand your knowledge of how companies operate on the market. You will learn the practical aspects of sector analyses, investment projects, and how companies function. You will be able to independently assess processes occurring within a company, and in its environment.
List of courses:
- Strategic analyses of corporate development
- Legal aspects of corporations and corporate social responsibility
- Cultural factors of contemporary business
- Corporate tax strategies
- Diploma sub-major seminar
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).
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 Master’s programme in Economics has been designed to enable you to develop in the field that interests you most. Specialised sub-majors tailored to market needs, combined with a faculty full of practitioners – this ensures that you will gain practical knowledge, with which, you will surely find your dream job in one of three sectors – business, the public sector, and academia.
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 Master’s programme in Economics focuses on sharing practical knowledge and the skills necessary, to independently solve professional problems, and make binding decisions. Every sub-major focuses on preparing you to work in companies and institutions of a particular type.
Thanks to expanding your knowledge of how an open economy functions, as well as planning and supply, production, logistics, research and development, finances and controlling, you will learn how to navigate the multicultural environment.
Courses are taught by renowned practitioners, as well as specialised sub-majors aimed at teaching you specialised knowledge – during your Economics studies. Therefore, you will gain expert knowledge, which will enable you to become an expert in your chosen field.
The Master’s programme in Economics enables you to dive deeper and select your area of expertise. The knowledge and skills you will gain this way, will enable you to find an interesting job, and the type of job you will find, depends on the sub-major you choose.
By choosing international business II, you will be able to apply for management positions in:
- domestic and foreign companies,
- international organisations,
- government bodies and local authorities, dealing in international business
By choosing corporate economics II, you will be able to apply for positions in:
- international corporations as an analyst or consultant
- companies and institutions regulating the activities of economic entities or promoting enterprise
By choosing the international economy, you will be able to develop professionally in the private sector as:
- a mid- or high-level manager,
- an expert,
- an adviser,
- a consultant in international institutions and analytical/research centres, both in Poland and abroad.
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 €
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