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 (175 hours) – studies are conducted in English.

28.06.2021 – start of the recruitment process for 2021/2022 academic year

DESCRIPTION OF STUDIES

The  studies are designed to improve practical management skills, develop managerial competence and strengthen entrepreneurship, taking into account the opportunities and challenges arising from the widespread use of digital and Internet technologies.

The focus is on improving "soft skills", such as effective communication, ability to organize work, team leadership, relationship building, as well as the proper identification and development of existing competencies and talents.

The studies are conducted entirely in English, with the participation of lecturers from foreign universities, which aims to draw attention to the various aspects of management in an international work environment, and consequently to prepare students to operate effectively in this environment.

The program will prepare students to establish, run and develop their own businesses, as well as to consciously and courageously take on the challenges of working for an organization and use them for self-development and shaping their own career paths. Students will also gain such skills as: independent business decision-making, image development, solving current problems, readiness to seek unconventional solutions, quick and effective response to the needs of a changing environment, as well as additional language skills in the context of communication in the workplace. About 30% of the classes will be conducted by lecturers of foreign universities

The studies are divided into three modules : 

Module I – Business Management. Core Issues.

Subjects: Management in Business, Business Sociology, Entrepreneurship, Managing & Scaling SME, Legal issues, Business Data Analysis and Presentation in MS Office.

Module II -  Management of  Business 3.0 Development.

Subjects: AGILE Organisation, Project Management, International Marketing, Integrated Digital Marketing Communications, Business on Global Markets, Sustainable Business Development      

Module III - Personal Development.

Subjects: Team Management, Managerial Training, Coaching. Mentoring., Decision- Making Process, Talent Management. Personal Development., Cross-Cultural Communication, Stress Management, Developing Creative Thinking

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 organisation, 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 classesECTS credits
1Business Management. Core Issues183110
Management of Business 3.0 Development   205014
Personal Development     

3

53

11
Total4113435

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 2021/2022

  • 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.

01.06.2021 – start of the recruitment process for 2021/2022 academic year  

DESCRIPTION OF STUDIES

A unique offer - English-language postgraduate studies at the University of Economics in Katowice at the price of regular studies. Interactive classes. During the pandemic we successfully conducted classes remotely and received recommendations for them.

High level of participant satisfaction supported by recommendations – to see recommendations click here: www.ue.katowice.pl/jednostki/katedry/kiik/katedra-zarzadzania-relacjami-organizacji/rekomendacje/opinie-sluchaczy-studiow-podyplomowych-business-english.html 

The presented curriculum has been developed in response to the labour market demand for specialists with diversified competences. The Polish labour market, especially the corporate jobs market, needs specialists possessing not only industry-specific competences, but also multicultural and linguistic ones. What makes the Business English studies unique is their location between business studies and English philology.

As part of the Business English curriculum, specialist business-related subjects enable participants to gain insight into the secrets of operating in today's corporations, planning their own careers, marketing and managing a team, while subjects related to the study of English broaden their knowledge and, above all, their ability to communicate in this language both orally and in writing.

The course is taught entirely in English, which gives participants the opportunity to develop their ability to communicate in English in a variety of professional situations. In addition, participants learn professional English terminology and are trained in the use of international business discourse.

The subjects in the field of business are taught in English by both research and teaching staff as well as practitioners dealing with this area, while the subjects related to the study of business English, business correspondence or intercultural communication are taught by English philology educators who also have research experience in business issues. The studies put a strong emphasis on the so-called soft skills, which are highly valued in today's job market (e.g. interpersonal communication, public speaking, exerting social influence and dealing with stress).

The current, modified study programme is based on the experience of managers, external stakeholders with whom it was consulted, as well as suggestions from participants who evaluate the study programme every year in anonymous evaluations. Based on the evaluation results, the programme is modified on an ongoing basis and there is a planned rotation in the team of lecturers. This allows for the provision of quality education and development in a competitive educational market.

 

The subjects are divided into four thematic subjects/modules, and each module ends with a theoretical and practical exam. In the practical part, participants have the opportunity to demonstrate their acquired skills, and the exam tasks are in response to market demand (e.g. preparing promotional presentations, applying for a given position in an international corporation, etc.). The knowledge, skills and experience gained are an important asset for graduates on the labour market. We have observed very dynamic careers among our previous graduates, especially in large and medium-sized companies with their headquarters or branches in Poland.

RECIPIENTS

The studies are addressed to graduates of all fields of higher education who would like to improve their competences in English in response to labour market demands, in order to be able to communicate effectively in English and move efficiently in the world of business, including international business.

The studies are used both by graduates of social sciences (e.g. economics, sociology, psychology) who would like to improve their competences in English communication (with a special emphasis on the language of business) and graduates of philology/humanities who would like to broaden their knowledge and skills in business. Our studies are recommended by graduates to all those who wish to advance rapidly in corporations, which is illustrated by the recommendations we have received: 

ue.katowice.pl/jednostki/katedry/wiik/katedra-zarzadzania-relacjami-organizacji/rekomendacje/opinie-sluchaczy-studiow-podyplomowych-business-english

BENEFITS

  • The studies are conducted entirely in English, which allows participants to improve their communication in this language and to acquire specialist terminology.
  • The studies are located at the intersection of business and philological sciences, which allows for a synergistic effect in teaching and simultaneous exploration of knowledge and skills in many areas.
  • Although the studies are conducted entirely in English, their price is competitive in relation to other postgraduate studies.
  • Methods of conducting classes are activating, lectures have been reduced to the necessary minimum, and most classes are held in the form of workshops, trainings and didactic simulations.
  • Our graduates emphasise that Business English studies provide the opportunity to establish interesting business relationships due to their interdisciplinary nature.    

FINAL DOCUMENT (certificates and authorisations)

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

ASSUMPTIONS OF STUDIES

The main objective of the studies is to extend students' competences in the use of English language and marketing and management techniques in business-related positions.

In particular, the study programme is focused on the development of skills and knowledge in:

  • using English with the use of various communication channels and techniques with specialists in the field of trade and business,
  • preparation of oral presentations in English on various business issues,
  • preparation of typical written materials (e.g. business correspondence) in English,
  • independently plan innovative business projects and obtain funds (especially EU funds) for these projects,
  • use of business English in a variety of situations,
  • use of marketing techniques, including sales techniques, negotiations and interpersonal communication,
  • applying knowledge of business management, including the development of concepts for running one's own business.

METHODS FOR CONDUCTING CLASSES

Classes are conducted primarily by means of active methods. The number of lectures has been reduced to a necessary minimum, and classes are mostly conducted in the form of workshops, trainings and didactic games. Case studies and brainstorming discussions are applied during classes.

Students are encouraged to take an active part in the classes and the atmosphere is conducive to the exchange of ideas and common experiences. The exams are not only theoretical, but also practical, where participants e.g. record a public speech, take part in a simulated job interview for a real position in a corporation, participate in simulated business situations, etc.

Thanks to this formula of classes, participants not only better develop their competences, but also establish business and interpersonal relations.

Note: During a "lockdown" (e.g. due to a coronavirus pandemic) we effectively conduct classes remotely, which is reflected in the recommendations obtained by our participants during semesters when classes were conducted exclusively remotely.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

No

Subject

Number of hours of theoretical classes

Number of hours of practical classes

ECTS credits

1

Interpersonal and intercultural skills training

6

18

7

2 

Starting one’s own business and EU funds

6

10

6

3 

Language skills academy    

20

52

9

Business skills academy     

12

36

8

Total

4411630

ORGANISATION / VENUE

Two semesters. Classes are organised on Saturdays and Sundays.

REQUIREMENTS / GRADUATION CRITERIA  

The condition of graduation, apart from participation in classes (at least 51% attendance), is passing examinations of practical and theoretical nature, in the scope of content covered by the curriculum. Learning outcomes, in terms of knowledge and skills, are verified systematically during the implementation and at the end of each of the four subjects.

TEACHING STAFF

Our teaching staff includes both lecturers of English Philology and business studies as well as experienced business practitioners. Out of concern for the quality of education and the satisfaction of our participants, each year the staff is evaluated based on the results of anonymous evaluations of participants conducted after each semester. Classes are taught only by lecturers who receive high marks from the participants.

HEAD OF STUDIES

prof. dr hab. Maciej Mitręga maciej.mistrega@ue.katowice.pl 

dr Anna Wieczorek anna.wieczorek@uekat.pl

TUITION FEE in the academic year 2021/2022

  • PLN 3500 (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 (168 hours) – studies are conducted in English.

28.06.2021 – start of the recruitment process for 2021/2022 academic year

DESCRIPTION OF STUDIES

The studies are divided into three modules : 

Module I - English for Specific Purposes, Subjects: Presentations and Business Meetings, Business Correspondence and Documentation, Cross-cultural Relations, Fundamentals of Specialised Translation  

Module II - Legal Environment and Aspects of Company Law, Subjects: Sources of Law, Types of Business Entities, Company Financial Structure and Reporting, Employment and Labour Law, Contract Law

Module III - Business and Economics, Subjects: Human Resources Management, Marketing and Public Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics, Accounting, Fundamentals of Economics.    

The program combines practical language skills with knowledge of economics, business and law. Students will acquire basic knowledge of issues at the intersection of business and law, knowledge of the legal system, legal aspects of business, deepen practical skills of legal text analysis. The aim of the studies is to develop business "awareness", expand knowledge of specialized vocabulary and at the same time introduce the basics of economic knowledge. In addition, students will gain the ability to write business correspondence, learn the basic principles of translation of specialized texts, as well as acquire additional language skills in the broad context of public speaking in the workplace.

RECIPIENTS

The studies are designed for people working in companies of various profiles, large corporations or small organisations having or intending to develop foreign contacts; dealing with foreign trade and servicing foreign entities; as well as for university graduates with a bachelor, engineer or master's degree. The participants will be interested in expanding their business English and basic business skills and will be looking for knowledge in economics, law, finance, marketing as well as competences necessary to function in an international work environment. The programme is designed for people eager to invest in their development, wanting to know about many sectors of the economy and looking for opportunities of promotion in the international labour market.

The studies may also constitute the first stage of education for persons who would like to be well prepared to take up a programme “Academy of Business Management 3.0” at the Rybnik branch. 

BENEFITS

The main benefit for the participants will be enriching specialist vocabulary and improving skills of using English for specific purposes and communicating efficiently in the broadly defined work environment. The aims of each module are varied and range from increasing business "awareness", through contextualised use of specialized vocabulary, revising knowledge of fundamentals of economics (modern labour market, human resources, finance, organization and functioning of enterprises, marketing) to gaining practical skills. The students will enrich their knowledge of legal systems, legal aspects of running a business, and develop practical skills of analysing a legal text, writing business correspondence and translating specialist texts.

The far-reaching aim of the studies is also to develop skills useful for strengthening one’s professional position, making use of personal potential and shaping self-development. 

FINAL DOCUMENT (certificates and authorisations)

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

ASSUMPTIONS OF STUDIES

The studies are so designed as to respond to employers' expectations of employees that frequently indicate the need to have interdisciplinary knowledge, competences necessary to function in many industries and environments and abilities to adjust to the changing environment. The studies combine the improvement of practical language skills with the broadening of knowledge in economics, business and law and practice to efficiently function in a changing work environment.

METHODS FOR CONDUCTING CLASSES

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

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

No

Subject

Number of hours of theoretical classes

Number of hours of practical classes

ECTS credits

1

English for Specific Purposes

6

57

11

Legal Environment and Aspects of Company Law

16

33

9

Business and Economics 

25

31

10

Total

47

121

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

Credit of 6 course tests, preparation of one presentation, completion of tasks/exercises, active participation in classes.

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 economic environment and personnel trainers.

HEAD OF STUDIES

Ewa Wójcik, Ph.D.

TUITION FEE in the academic year 2021/2022

  • PLN 4,400 (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.