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Summer University Warsaw

3-17 July 2019
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Summer University Warsaw 2019

3-17 July 2019

Summer University Warsaw (SUW) offers 2-week-long courses on economics and management at Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). All classes are organised as lectures and workshops with numerous case studies, discussions and group projects. Bachelor’s and master’s level students have an opportunity to earn 4 or 8 ECTS credits that are internationally recognised. Our academic team includes teachers from Warsaw School of Economics and invited guest speakers from partner universities taking part in Erasmus+ KA107 exchange programme (SGH academic partners) and practitioners from international corporations (SGH business partners).

The courses for SUW 2019 will be announced in February 2019.

During SUW 2018 you can choose from the following courses:

  1. Financial Management
  2. Corporate Governance
  3. Investment Project Management
  4. Economics of Innovations
  5. Brand Management
  6. Intercultural Negotiations

Our summer programme gives you:

  • 2 weeks of academic courses combining theoretical and practical approach
  • 4 or 8 ECTS points
  • exceptional intercultural experience with new student-friends from various countries
  • opportunity to visit Warsaw, Cracow and Wieliczka Salt Mine


Morning classes between 9.00-12.15

The programme for SUW 2019 will be announced in February 2019.

Financial Management - Syllabus available HERE

Contemporary history unveils a sophistication of financial markets and instruments—in an interplay of asymmetry of information, principal-agent disconnect, and externalities—to the extent of making them vague and obscure to common understanding. The objective of this course is to develop critical thinking and assessment of modern finance tools and practices that shape today’s economy.

The course is based on academic readings, screenings of selected finance movies, and case discussions.

After attending the course, you should be able to:

  • Define the goals of corporations
  • Assess tail risks
  • Unravel the different levels of market efficiency
  • Understand the implications of risk seeking, information asymmetry, and leverage
  • Elaborate on the major financial events of the past 30 years

During the course, we will also refresh basic financial concepts as capital structure, business valuation methods, and corporate governance.

Startup Entreprenership - Syllabus available HERE

The main objective of the course is to share knowledge necessary for running own ventures in rapidly changing environment in which new technologies play a key role. The curriculum includes the issues of developing your own innovative business from the strategic, technological, product, financial, team management, legal and personal development perspectives.

After the course, you will:

  • be able to assess your entrepreneurship skills and improve them,
  • know how to use methods and technics of:
    • business idea development,
    • customer development and value creation,
    • business models’ verification and improvement.
  • understand mechanisms of start-ups’ funding and start-ups’ ecosystem functioning.


Afternoon classes between 13.15-16.30

The programme for SUW 2019 will be announced in February 2019.

Brand Management - Syllabus available HERE

The main objectives of the course are to present the patterns, rules and objectives of brand management within a contemporary company. It is to deliver knowledge on the role the brands, brand managers, brand strategies play in the corporate strategy, its’ implementation, corporate marketing and in building competitive advantages. It is also on the challenges and activities the brand manager faces.

Major learning outcomes for students:

  • awareness of determinants influencing brands,
  • knowledge how brand strategy could be designed,
  • ability to analyse markets, factors influencing brands and identify connections between them.


Academic team

Financial Management

Professor Marian Moszoro
Professor Marian Moszoro, Is both an academic and practitioner. In 2005-2006 was appointed Undersecretary of State and Deputy Minister of Finance of Poland, the youngest ever in that position. He was also Chairman of Bank BGK that specializes in servicing the public finance sector, Chairman of the Export Insurance Policy Committee, and member of more than 10 government committees. In 2009-2011, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley under Nobel laureate economist Oliver Williamson. Prof. Moszoro’s research encompasses three areas: (a) project finance and public-private hybrids, (b) public contracts, scrutiny, and political contestability, and (c) governance, risk perception, and asset pricing. He has published four books, several book chapters and journal articles, and more than 15 business case studies. He has lectured and presented his research at: Harvard University, Yale University, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Southern California, Columbia University, Duke University, University of Maryland, George Mason University, IESE-Barcelona, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Université Paris-Dauphine, Technische Universität Berlin, London School of Economics, IAE-Buenos Aires, FGV-Sao Paulo, and the World Bank in Washington, DC.
Contact: marian.moszoro@sgh.waw.pl

Brand management

Mikołaj Pindelski
Mikołaj Pindelski, PhD, Collegium of Management and Finance, SGH Warsaw School of Economics. Author of publications on making strategy work, operations management, sales, sales management and strategic management in both Polish and English languages. Leader and team member of numerous research and consultancy projects on the topics mentioned. Was teaching at universities worldwide – Nottingham Trent University (UK), Institute of Management Technology (New Delhi/Ghaziabad, India), Estonian Business School (Tallin, Estonia), Tel Aviv University, (Israel), Vilnius University (Lithuania), Ecole Superieur de Commerce (Rennes, France). Former research and teaching fellow at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv/Ramat Gan, Fordham University, New York and Tel Aviv University. Last 10 years spent on projects for numerous international companies as Carlsberg, Leroy Merlin, Abbott, Raiffeisen, Tesco and many others.
Contact: Mikolaj.Pindelski@sgh.waw.pl

Startup Entreprenership

Albert Tomaszewski
Albert Tomaszewski, PhD, an Associate Professor in the Department of Strategic Management at SGH Warsaw School of Economics. A researcher of contemporary entrepreneurship and new-economy organizations (i.e. startups). A lecturer (with 10 years of experience in graduate and post-graduate courses), educator, business trainer and consultant with startups experience of his own.


Venue and cultural events

Our summer programme includes not only interesting classes, but also a great social and cultural offer. Students will have an opportunity to visit the most iconic sites in Warsaw including The Warsaw Rising Museum and Chopin Museum. We are also planning numerous outdoor activities like guided city walks in the Old Town and Lazienki- Royal Residence Park.

Other interesting place to visit are Praga district, Palace of Culture and Science, King Jan III's Palace and many more ;)

Focal point of SUW 2018 cultural programme is trip to UNESO World Heritage sites Cracow and Wieliczka Salt Mine (3-day guided trip by bus. Please see Accommodation and fees for the price).

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Accommodation and fees


During SUW 2019 participants will be staying in Sabinki dormitory in double or triple rooms with wi-fi connection. Dormitory also has common areas including billiard and TV room, and space for parties. Sabinki dormitory is located within a walking distance from SGH campus.



Fees for 2019 edition are as follows: 

  • 450 euro – fee for one course, inauguration and graduation, access to SGH’s library and university’s computers with internet, „welcome package”
  • 310 euro – fee for second course
  • 145 euro – accommodation in students’ dormitory, double or triple rooms for one person for 16 nights
  • 170 euro – 12 breakfasts before classes (at about 8 a.m.), 9 light lunches (at about 12.30 p.m.) and 9 dinners (at about 4.30 p.m.) from Monday to Friday each week
  • 180 euro – trip to Cracow and Wieliczka (by bus)
  • 80 euro – cultural and social events including visits in Chopin Museum, The Warsaw Rising Museum and city walks

Summer University Warsaw fees should be paid after candidate’s acceptance but before their arrival.

Please note that fees do not cover:

  • insurance (students have to buy one on their own)
  • students' arrival and departure (plane tickets, train tickets etc.)
  • bus tickets in Warsaw
  • food during weekends


Application form

Dear Candidates. The application form will be open in February 2019. We invite you to join Summer University Warsaw 2019!

I. Personal information


Permanent address

Educational background

Language skills

Additional information


Candidates interested in applying for the Summer University Warsaw 2018 course are asked to fill in the electronic application form



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Timetable of our SUW 2019

  • 25 February 2019 – application start
  • 13 May 2019 – final application deadline
  • 1-2 July 2019 – arrivals to Warsaw
  • 3-5 July 2019 – inauguration, lectures and social activities
  • 6-7 July 2019 - self-study and sightseeing Warsaw
  • 8-11 July 2019 – lectures and social activities
  • 12-14 July 2019 – trip to Cracow, Auschwitz and Wieliczka
  • 15-16 July 2019 – lectures, exams and social activities
  • 17 July 2019 – graduation
  • 18 July 2019 – departures


If you had any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us:

SGH Warsaw School of Economics (Szkola Glowna Handlowa w Warszawie)

The Centre for Open Education
Niepodleglosci Ave. 162 suite 150
02-554 Warsaw, Poland

Joanna Tabor-Błażewicz PhD,
SUW 2019 Director
e-mail: jtabor[at]sgh.waw.pl
mobile +48608534506 (WhatsApp)

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