Postgraduate programs in English

We invite bachelor, engineer and master graduate students from all fields of higher education to read the offer of postgraduate studies in English at the University of Economics in Katowice.

Two semesters (200 hours) – studies are conducted in English.

DESCRIPTION OF STUDIES

The studies are divided into three modules:

  1. Module I – Business Management. Core Issues. 60 hours, 10 ECTS
  2. Module II – Management of Business 3.0 Development. 76 hours, 14 ECTS
  3. Module III – Personal Development. 64 hours, 11 ECTS

Total 200 hours, 35 ECTS.

25% of the classes will be conducted by lecturers of foreign universities via an online communicator.

RECIPIENTS

The studies are designed for people working in companies of various profiles who want to be prepared for new challenges and expanded functions, people who want to acquire skills necessary in organizations operating in a dynamic, changing economic environment as well as students. In particular, the studies will be an attractive option for employees of international companies, who have or intend to develop foreign contacts, do business with foreign clients, and persons interested in acquiring basic managerial and English language skills necessary to operate in an international working environment.

The aim of the studies is to develop skills useful for gaining strong professional position, making use of personal potential and shaping self-development.

The studies may also constitute the second stage of education for persons who have completed post-graduate studies of English for Business, Law and Administration at the Rybnik Branch.   

BENEFITS

The graduates will be prepared to make independent business decisions, search for unconventional, out-of-the-box solutions, as well as to courageously take up employee challenges and use them in self-development and creating own career path. The studies will develop readiness to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of the changing environment, create company image and undertake cooperation with foreign partners.

The aim is also to broaden the knowledge of specialist vocabulary, as well as develop the use of English for specific purposes and communication skills in the broadly defined work environment.

FINAL DOCUMENT (certificates and authorisations)

Certificate of completion of postgraduate studies issued by the University of Economics in Katowice.

ASSUMPTIONS OF STUDIES

The studies will allow to improve practical management skills, develop managerial competences and strengthen entrepreneurship, taking the opportunities and meeting the challenges arising from the widespread use of digital and Internet technologies.

They are aimed at improving "soft skills", such as effective communication, work organization, team management, relationship building, and ability to properly recognize and develop one's competences and talent.

The studies are conducted entirely in English, with the participation of lecturers from foreign universities. The curriculum is built around various aspects of management in the international work environment which should prepare students to operate effectively in this environment. Students should have good command of English (B2 level) which will allow to maximize benefits through active participation in classes. The first module includes general classes, conducted mostly as lectures, while the next ones are focused on more detailed issues and are run as workshops. This structure of the studies will enable consolidation of specialized vocabulary, which will then be used during the workshops to develop practical skills based on the vocabulary introduced and theoretical knowledge gained 

METHODS FOR CONDUCTING CLASSES

Lectures, interactive individual and team-work tasks, presentations, case studies, workshops, training.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

No.SubjectNumber of hours of theoretical classeshNumber of hours of practical classesTotal number of hoursECTS credits
I Business Management. Core Issues.
1Management in Business 4481
Business Sociology48122
Entrepreneurship, Managing & Scaling SME

8

8

162
Legal issues

6

10

162
5Business Data Analysis and Presentation in MS Office-881
22386010
II Management of Business 3.0 Development.
6AGILE Organisation-881
7Project Management-881
8Product Management-441
9International Marketing124163
10Integrated Digital Marketing Communications124163
11Business on Global Markets-881
12Sustainable Business Development88162
 7614
III Personal Development.
13Team Management-881
14Managerial Training-882
15Coaching. Mentoring.-881
16Decision-Making Process-881
17Talent Management. Personal Development.-882
18Cross-Cultural Communication4482
19Stress Management-881
20Developing Creative Thinking-881
6411
Łączna liczba godzin / pkt ECTS5814220035

ORGANISATION / VENUE

Classes are held in extramural mode (part-time studies) in Rybnik, ul. Rudzka 13c. Classes are conducted in eight-hour weekend meetings, between 9:00 and 15:00. The entire studies include 25 meetings of eight hours (8 x 45 minutes).

REQUIREMENTS / GRADUATION CRITERIA

To receive a certificate the student shall participate in classes and meet requirements to complete each module, which is a prerequisite for obtaining 35 ECTS.

TEACHING STAFF

The lecturers are employees of the University of Economics in Katowice, University of Silesia, Silesian University of Technology, Integrated Business Faculty in Skopje, University of Maribor, as well as practitioners from the economic environment and personnel trainers.

HEAD OF STUDIES

Ewa Wójcik, Ph.D.

TUITION FEE in the academic year 2020/2021

  • PLN 4,600 (when paying in two instalments),
  • one-off payment – the total tuition amount decreases by PLN 100,
  • payment in 4, 6 or 8 instalments – the total tuition fee amount increases by PLN 100.

Two semesters (160 hours) – studies are conducted in English.

DESCRIPTION OF STUDIES

The study program was created in response to the demand of the labour market for specialists with diversified competences. The Polish labour market, especially the market of corporation jobs, needs specialists who have not only industry, but also multi-cultural and linguistic competences. The Business English program is unique because of its location at the interface between management and English philology.

As part of the program, specialist subjects relating to business allow students to explore the secrets of moving in contemporary corporations, planning their careers, marketing and team management, while subjects relating to learning English allow to broaden knowledge and, above all, communication skills in this language, spoken and written, in a variety of professional situations. The studies are entirely in English, which gives the students the opportunity to develop. Moreover, students learn professional English-language terminology, as well as train the use of international business discourse.

Subjects in the field of management and marketing are in English by both research and teaching staff as well as practitioners dealing with this area. On the other hand, subjects relating to the learning of business English, commercial correspondence or intercultural communication are taught by English-speakers with experience in publishing in the field of business issues. The studies put great on the so-called soft skills that are highly valued in the modern labour market (e.g. interpersonal communication, public speech, social influence and coping with stress).

The current modified curriculum of studies was based on the experience of managers, external stakeholders with whom it was consulted, as well as suggestions from students who evaluate a curriculum every year as part of anonymous evaluation. On the basis of the evaluation results, the curriculum is modified on a regular basis, and a scheduled rotation takes place in the lecturers’ team. It allows to provide high level education and development in a competitive educational market.

Subjects have been divided into four thematic modules. Each module is completed with a theoretical and practical exam. In the practical part, the students have the opportunity to demonstrate their acquired skills, and the exam tasks are a response to the market demand (e.g. preparing sales presentations, applying for a position in an international corporation, etc.). The acquired knowledge, skills and experience constitute significant assets for the graduates in the labour market. Among our graduates, we have observed very dynamic careers, first of all in large and medium-sized companies with headquarters or branches in Poland.

RECIPIENTS

The studies are addressed to graduates of all higher education faculties who would like – in response to the needs of the labour market – to improve their competences in effective communication in English and to efficiently navigate through the business world, including the international one. Both graduates of faculties including social sciences (e.g. economic sciences, sociology, psychology), who want to increase their competence in communication in English (with particular emphasis on business language), as well as graduates of philological or humanities study programs who would like to broaden knowledge and business skills take advantage of these studies. Our studies are recommended by graduates to all those who want to be quickly promoted in corporations, which illustrates the recommendations we received.

BENEFITS

The studies are entirely in English and that allows students to improve communication in this language and acquire specialist terminology. Studies are located at the interface between business and philological sciences. Although the studies are entirely in English, their price is competitive in comparison to other postgraduate programs. Methods of conducting classes are activating. The lectures have been reduced to a minimum, and the majority of classes has the form of workshops, trainings and didactic simulations. Our graduates emphasise that Business English studies create the opportunity to establish interesting business relationships due to their interdisciplinary nature.

FINAL DOCUMENT (certificates and authorisations)

Certificate of completing postgraduate studies issued by the University of Economics in Katowice.

ASSUMPTIONS OF STUDIES

The main objective of the studies is to extend the students’ competence in using English and marketing and management techniques at work at positions relating to business.

In particular, the curriculum is focused on the development of skills and knowledge in the areas of:

  • using English with the use of various communication channels and techniques with specialists in the field of trade and business;
  • preparing oral presentations in English on various business issues;
  • preparing typical written compilations (e.g. business correspondence) in English;
  • independent planning of innovative business projects and raising funds (especially EU funds) for these projects;
  • specifics of the business language;
  • marketing techniques – including sales, negotiation and interpersonal communication techniques;
  • basics of business and personnel management.

METHODS FOR CONDUCTING CLASSES

Classes are mainly conducted with activating methods. The number of lectures is limited to the necessary minimum, and the classes have mostly the form of workshops, trainings and didactic games. During classes, students discuss case studies, they are discussing using the brainstorming method.

The students are encouraged to participate in classes actively, and the atmosphere of the classes is conducive to the exchange of ideas and shared experiences. Exams are not only theoretical but also practical, where the students, e.g., record a public speech, participate in a simulated interview for a real position in a corporation, etc. Thanks to this formula of classes, students not only develop their competences better but also establish business and interpersonal relations.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

No

Subject

Number of hours of theoretical classes

Number of hours of practical classes

ECTS credits

1

Interpersonal communication

4

12

5

Intercultural communication

2

6

2

Basics of creating a business plan

1

3

1

Starting a business activity

1

3

1

5

Basics of obtaining EU funds and financing business 

4

4

4

6

Practical classes of business English

9

31

6

7

Basics of specialised translation

3

5

1

8

Basics of business correspondence in English

6

10

1

9

Public speeches in English

2

6

1

10

Basics of management and human resource management

4

12

4

11

Basics of marketing    

2

6

1

12

Coping with stress 

2

6

1

13

Influencing people 

2

6

1

14

Sales and negotiation techniques 

2

6

1

Total

44

116

30

ORGANISATION / VENUE

Classes are conducted within the campus of the University of Economics in Katowice, located at Bogucicka Street. Classes are conducted in eight-hour weekend meetings, more or less once every two weeks. The entire studies include 20 meetings of eight hours (8 x 45 minutes), which gives 10 weekends divided over 2 semesters. Classes are conducted between 9:00 and 15:00.

REQUIREMENTS / GRADUATION CRITERIA  

The condition for graduation, in addition to participation in classes, is passing practical and theoretical exams in terms of content covered by the curriculum. The learning outcomes, in terms of knowledge and skills, are systematically verified during and at the end of each of the four subsequent thematic modules.

TEACHING STAFF

Our teaching staff are both lecturers in the fields of English philology and economic studies as well as experienced business practitioners. Taking into account the quality of education and the satisfaction of our students, staff is rotated on an annual basis on the basis of the results of anonymous student evaluations performed after each semester. Classes are conducted by lecturers receiving high marks from students.

HEAD OF STUDIES

prof. Maciej Mitręga, Ph.D.

Anna Wieczorek, Ph.D.

TUITION FEE in the academic year 2020/2021

  • PLN 3,500 (when paying in two instalments),
  • one-off payment – the total tuition amount decreases by PLN 100
  • payment in 4, 6 or 8 instalments – the total tuition fee amount increases by PLN 100.

     

Two semesters (176 hours) – studies are conducted in English.

DESCRIPTION OF STUDIES

The studies will enable combining practical language skills with knowledge in economics, business and law. The students will acquire basic knowledge on the legal system, legal aspects of running a business activity and deepen the practical skills of legal text analysis. The objective of the studies is to create business ‘consciousness’, broaden the knowledge of specialized vocabulary and simultaneously introduce into the basics of economic knowledge (modern labour market, human resources, finances, organization and functioning of enterprises, marketing). Moreover, students will gain the ability to exchange business correspondence, learn the basic principles of translating specialist texts.

RECIPIENTS

• graduates of higher education (with the degree of bachelor, engineer or master);

• people working in large corporations or small companies that have or intend to develop foreign contacts;

• people doing business with foreign clients, in enterprises and organizations of different profiles, dealing with foreign trade;

• people performing or preparing to serve functions in public administration, inter alia, in voivodship offices, poviat starosts, marshal offices and local governments, agencies and public offices dealing with foreign entities;

• people interested in expanding their competences in terms of business language, basic business skills and seeking skills and knowledge necessary in the international work environment in the field of economics, law, finance, marketing, and wanting to be oriented in the issues of many sectors of the economy;

• people interested in investing in their development and seeking opportunities for promotion on the international labour market.

BENEFITS

Graduates will have basic knowledge on the legal system, legal aspects of running a business activity, functioning of individuals and structures of law and administration. They will be able to prepare public speeches, presentations in English, using multimedia techniques, prepare written documentation in English and prepare translations. The objective of the studies is to broaden the knowledge of the specialist vocabulary of participants in terms of economics and law.

FINAL DOCUMENT (certificates and authorisations)

Certificate of completing postgraduate studies issued by the University of Economics in Katowice.

ASSUMPTIONS OF STUDIES

More and more often employers’ expectations towards employees go beyond one area of knowledge and skills. The requirements of modern business point to the need to develop knowledge of an interdisciplinary nature and development of areas of competence necessary for functioning in many industries and environments. The studies combine the development of practical language skills with broadening the knowledge in economics, business and law.

METHODS FOR CONDUCTING CLASSES

Classes are conducted in the form of lectures, seminars, work in pairs and groups. All subjects are in English.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

No

Subject

Number of hours of theoretical classes

Number of hours of practical classes

ECTS credits

1

Presentations and Business Meetings  

4

20

3

Business Correspondence and Documentation   

-

24

4

Cross-cultural Relations

-

8

1

Fundamentals of Specialised Translation

-

8

3

5

Sources of Law

4

4

1

6

Types of Business Entities 

6

4

1

7

Company Financial Structure and Reporting  

6

6

2

8

Employment and Labour 

2

6

2

9

Contract Law 

-

16

3

10

Human Resources Management 

4

8

2

11

Marketing and Public Relations

5

11

3

12

Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics

-

8

1

13

Accounting

4

6

2

14

Fundamentals of Economics 

8

4

2

Total

43

133

30

ORGANISATION / VENUE

The curriculum is completed within 176 hours (43 hours of theoretical classes and 133 hours of practical classes), which are divided into two academic semesters (22 8-hour meetings). Classes are held in extramural mode (part-time studies) in Rybnik, ul. Rudzka 13c.

REQUIREMENTS / GRADUATION CRITERIA

The condition for graduation is to participate in classes and pass individual modules constituting the acquisition of 30 ECTS credits.

TEACHING STAFF

The lecturers are employees of the University of Economics in Katowice, University of Silesia, Silesian University of Technology, as well as practitioners from the business environment.

HEAD OF STUDIES

Ewa Wójcik, Ph.D.

TUITION FEE in the academic year 2020/2021

  • PLN 3,850 (when paying in two instalments),
  • one-off payment – the total tuition amount decreases by PLN 100,
  • payment in 4, 6 or 8 instalments – the total tuition fee amount increases by PLN 100.