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Summer University Warsaw

2-13 July 2018
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Summer University Warsaw 2018

2-13 July 2018

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).

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

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 a critical thinking and assessment of modern financial and accounting tools and practices that shaped today’s economy.

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 some basic financial concepts as capital structure, business valuation methods, and corporate governance.

Corporate Governance - Syllabus available HERE

The aim of the course is to present the interdisciplinary concept of corporate governance by analysing institutions and mechanisms of CORPORATION supervision as well as institutions and mechanisms to ensure MANAGEMENT accountability. In different economic systems, different mechanisms and institutions of management supervision have emerged. Hence, the course takes the systemic view of different governance structures found around the world and investigates how set of corporate governance mechanisms an could fit together for the benefit of company and stakeholders.

Major learning outcomes for students:

  • Understanding of abstract concept of "corporation” and its aims,
  • Knowledge about corporate governance system: a detailed study of the various governance institutions in different countries e.g. board of directors,
  • Understanding of corporate governance mechanisms and their appropriateness for the entire system.

Investment Project Management - Syllabus available HERE

This course focuses on crucial aspect of business endeavours – investment project management. Curriculum includes key aspects of projects like scope, timeframe and life-cycle with budget, feasibility study and risk analysis, and financing including bank loans. Also, project steering: coordination and control and termination are analysed. Important issue of organizing project team and choice of proper project structure are discussed on the basis of real-life examples. Specific emphasis will be put on property projects including investments in housing and urban regeneration including examples from major European and US cities.

Major learning outcomes for students:

  • understanding of project management process and be able to choose proper project management tools and techniques,
  • knowledge about possible source of financing the investment project,
  • awareness of major investment projects carried in the urban environment including European and US cities.


Afternoon classes between 13.15-16.30

Economics of Innovations - Economics of Innovations

The aim of the course is to make students familiar with the concept of national economy's innovativeness, its measurement methods and diversity of innovation systems in the world economy. The course will also provide a broad view of issues related to technological development in different sectors and innovativeness at the regional level. Classes will include numerous discussions about determinants and the role of innovation in building international competitive advantage of a firm.

Major learning outcomes for students:

  • understanding of the concept of national innovation system (NIS),
  • knowledge about firms' innovation strategies and understands innovation processes,
  • ability to identify determinants innovation, innovation types and their interrelations as well as and role of innovations in creating competitive advantage of contemporary companies.

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.

Intercultural Negotiations - The course has been cancelled

The main objective of this course is to make students familiar with key concepts concerning negotiations in the international setting including trust, social capital, team building, leadership. The focal point of classes is to make students aware of the cultural differences between negotiating parties and to shape skills and develop competencies of building trust, building relations, knowing and making use of the cultural differences. Course includes in-depth analysis of negotiations sequence, techniques, as well as conflict and time management.

Major learning outcomes for students:

  • knowledge about the sequence and procedures of negotiations,
  • knowledge about most important negotiations strategies and techniques,
  • development of social skills leading to trust and relations building in international teams and settings.


Academic team

Financial Management

First week (2-5 July) and second week (9-11 July)

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

Corporate Governance

First week (2-5 July)

Agnieszka Slomka-Golebiowska
Agnieszka Slomka-Golebiowska holds a PhD in Economics and MSc. in Finance and Banking from the Warsaw School of Economics, and participated in numerous Executive Education Courses among others IESE and Harvard Business School.
Currently works as an Associate Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics. Previously, Director in the Industrial Development Agency responsible for corporate governance, restructuring and privatisation (2006-2009), Professor Assistant at the University of Muenster (2003-2004) and consultant in Arthur Andersen (2000-2002). Since 2006, she sits on various supervisory boards. She has received prestigious awards, including an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship and Polish-American Fulbright Fellowship and has been a visiting scholar at universities in Berkeley (Haas), Cambridge (MIT), Tucson (UOA), Munster, Copenhagen (CBS), Birmingham (BBS), Berlin (HSoG), Genoa (UoG - Law School), Vienna (WU) and Florence (UniFi). Dr Agnieszka Słomka-Gołębiowska is the author of numerous articles in professional journals and books on corporate governance in Polish and English.
Contact: aslomka@sgh.waw.pl

Second week (9-11 July)

Belina Luke

Belina Luke,an Associate Professor in the School of Accountancy at Queensland University of Technology. She has approximately 10 years’ experience in academia, teaching accounting at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Prior to that she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers as a tax manager and senior human resources senior manager for approximately 10 years, in Australia, Ukraine, Papua New Guinea, and China.
Belinda’s research focuses on accountability and reporting in public sector and third sector organisations. Her research publications include 2 books, 7 book chapters, and more than 30 journal publications.
She has previously held positions such as Chair of the Public sector and not-for-profit stream of Accounting and Finance Association of Australian and New Zealand (2011-2014), is co-author of ‘Financial Reporting’, a textbook used throughout Australia, and is Associate editor of Accounting Research Journal.

Investment Project Management

First week (2-5 July)

Professor Marek Bryx
Professor Marek Bryx is a staff member of Warsaw School of Economics (SGH, former: Central School of Planning & Statistics) since 1978. Head of Innovative City Department (former Investment and Real Estate Department) since 1999, Professor 2000-2007, Full Professor since 2007, Dean 2005-2008, Deputy Rector 2008-2016. Member of the Governing Board of INTA since 2005. Member of the National Spatial Planning Committee of Polish Academy of Science – since 2015. Vice-Minister of Infrastructure and President of State Office of Housing and Urban Development: 2001-2004. Director of UN-Habitat Warsaw Office: 2006-2008.
Author and co-author of numerous research projects including SATURN - The European Standard for Vocational Training in Urban Regeneration and Eco-innovations in cites. Lecturer at numerous universities including North-Eastern Illinois University (Chicago, USA) University of Malta and Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, USA).
Contact: Marek.Bryx@sgh.waw.pl

Second week (9-11 July)

Pawel Nowakowski graduated Warsaw School of Economics as MSc in Marketing and Management faculty with the specialty of Real Estate Governance in 2007. After graduation he was working in consultancy business at Ernst& Young and later at Cushman & Wakefield – all this time in the field of commercial real estate and real estate investments and valuation. Later on he gathered business experience in the Investment Department of Polish Railway Company (PKP S.A.) where he was responsible for investment process management related to commercial real estate developments. Pawel used experience gathered in large international and Polish companies with his family business in the role of commercial real estate developer. Currently he is a PhD candidate at Warsaw School of Economics, with the dissertation in the field of retail investments, he runs also his own consultancy and project management business as a freelancer.

Economics of Innovations

First week (2-5 July)

Doctor Małgorzata Stefania Lewandowska
Doctor Małgorzata Stefania Lewandowska is academic lecturer and researcher in Institute of International Management and Marketing, Collegium of World Economy, Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). Holds Ph.D. degree (2006) from Collegium of World Economy, WSE and MBA (2002) from Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada (graduation with distinction). Author and co-author of publications on international business and international cooperation and open innovation.
Main research focus is on innovation cooperation at the firm level. Teacher of courses such as: Management in International Business; International Business Transactions; Economics and Management of Innovation. Former guest speaker on CEMS Blocked Seminars at Wirtschaftuniversitaet (Vienna) and Vysoka Skola Ekonomicka v Praze (Prague). Since 2011 member of European International Business Academy (EIBA). Since 2015 researcher in the project Investigating the Impact of Innovation Union (I3U) financed from Horizon 2020.
Contact: mlewando@sgh.waw.pl

Second week (9-11 July)

Professor Ghassan Dibeh

Professor Ghassan Dibeh holds a BA in Physics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently Professor of Economics and the Chair of the Department of Economics at the Lebanese American University. He studies business cycles; political economy and technological progress. His research appeared in journals: Physica A, Computational Economics, Review of Political Economy, Energy Economics, Journal of International Development, International Migration, and Middle Eastern Studies. He is the editor of the journal Review of Middle East Economics and Finance published by De Gruyter Press.

Brand management

First week (2-5 July)

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

Second week (9-11 July)

Emil Velinov
Emil Velinov, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Marketing and Management Department. He graduated from the Faculty of Business Economics, in the field of study Industrial Management (Ing.), followed by the Master degree (MSc.) in Production and Operations Management at Technical University of Sofia. He obtained his Doctoral degree of Economics and Management at the Faculty of Business Administration at University of Economics in Prague. He has worked for several Multinational Corporations as General Electric, Oracle and Hoerbiger in Europe, North America and South-east Asia in Power Generation and IT sectors in Sales and Marketing in the period 2007-2015. He published number of articles, particularly in the field of International Management and Marketing, International Business and Diversity Management. In terms of his R&D activities, he has been project manager in myriad of inter-institutional projects with SMEs and Municipalities from Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Austria, Estonia, Bulgaria, Russia, etc. through specific financial mechanisms such as Norwegian and EEA Grants, Visegrad Funds, CEEPUS, ESKAS and DoRa Scholarships. Emil Velinov joined ŠKODA AUTO University in September 2017.

Intercultural Negotiations

First week (2-5 July)

Prof. Wojciech Dyduch
Prof. Wojciech Dyduch is a professor in strategic management and entrepreneurship at the University of Economics in Katowice, Poland. He is a country Vice-President of the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Member of the Organization and Management Committee at the Polish Academy of Sciences. He acts as a regional coordinator of the All-Polish Entrepreneurship Contest, Polish "ambassador" of the Academy of Management entrepreneurship track, co-organizer of the conference track “Organising Creativity for Innovation” at the European Academy of Management Conference. His scientific interests include creative strategy of organizations, corporate entrepreneurship and performance measurement as well as value creation and appropriation.
Contact: dyduch@ae.katowice.pl

Second week (9-11 July) - The course has been cancelled.


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 2018 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 or 2018 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”
  • 270 euro – fee for second course
  • 270 euro – accommodation in students’ dormitory, double or triple rooms, 10 breakfasts before classes (at about 8 a.m.) and 10 lunches (at about 12.30 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


Application form

Dear Candidates. The application form is closed. We invite you to join Summer University Warsaw next year!

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




Please write a short essay (500-800 words) on ONE of the following topics:

Importance of international brands in the contemporary world.
Role of start-ups in creating innovations.
Work in corporations versus freelance jobs and projects.

I hereby agree for SGH to process my personal data in order to meet the following purposes:

The personal data shall be processed to a minimum extent necessary to meet the above mentioned purposes.

Information compliance »

Please see SUW 2018 Statute »


Timetable of our SUW 2018

  • 26.II.2018 – application start
  • 7.V.2018 – end of Early Bird registration and notification of acceptance from 10.V.2018
  • 22.V.2018 – final application deadline (note that after 7.V.2018 additional application fee of Euro 50 will be calculated)
  • 1-2.VII.2018 – arrivals to Warsaw
  • 2-5.VII.2018 – first week of lectures and social activities
  • 6.VII.2018 - self-study from 9.00-12.15
  • 6-8.VII.2018 – trip to Cracow and Wieliczka
  • 9-11.VII.2018 – second week of lectures and social activities
  • 12.VII.2018 – self-study day
  • 13.VII.2018 – exams/final presentation, graduation :)
  • 13-14.VII.2018 – 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,
The Centre for Open Education
e-mail: jtabor[at]sgh.waw.pl
mobile +48608534506 (WhatsApp)

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