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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).

During SUW 2019 you can choose from the following courses:

  1. Financial Management
  2. Startup Entrepreneurship
  3. Human Capital Management
  4. Environment of International Business
  5. Innovation Management in an Enterprise
  6. Coaching

Our new proposal for student is The Business-Institutional Track – a collection of meetings, presentations and visits in the afternoon (further description below in Programme section).

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


You can choose between three options:

  • Option 1. One morning course (4 ECTS) and one afternoon course (4 ECTS) = 8 ECTS
  • Option 2. One morning or afternoon course (4 ECTS) + more free time to study or for sightseeing
  • Option 3. One morning course (4 ECTS) + Business-Institutional Track (without ECTS) = 4 ECTS + Certificate of Attendance


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 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.

Human Capital Management - The course has been canceled

The main objective of the course is to develop students’ competences for managing human capital in organizations in valuable way. Supportive objectives are focused on strategic approach, key players, core technics and assessing value of human capital management during HCM process implementation.

After completing the course students will be able to:

  • explain the role of human capital in creation company's value
  • characterize modern tools of human capital management
  • analyze the state of art of human capital management in organizations
  • propose adequate solutions for human capital management considering internal and external factors
  • assess value of human capital in organizations and states
  • increase ability to work as a team member.

Environment of International Business - Syllabus available HERE

The main objective of the course is to make students to understand basic conceptions of environment of International Business such as bounded rationality, uncertainty and tendency to pursue consistency, to know how to analyze organization with structure, political and cultural framework, to know how to analyze organization in three levels which are individual, group and organization level in the international business environment.

After the course, you will:

  • be able to understand international business which includes any type of business activity that crosses national borders,
  • understanding the theory of cognitive dissonance; personality traits for work; Perception and management; Uncertainty and decision making
  • Understand what is the organizational culture
  • know how to build the winning teams


Afternoon classes between 13.15-16.30

Innovation Management in an Enterprise - Syllabus available HERE

The course is aimed at discussing the most important determinants of innovation activity in enterprises as well as issues concerning innovation strategy formulation, the economic evaluation of innovative undertakings and managing an innovation project. The course contains: features of innovation processes; innovation strategies of enterprises; the economic evaluation of innovative undertakings; creativity, knowledge management vs. Innovativeness and many more.

After the course, you will:

  • understand the differences between innovation and invention and innovation diffusion
  • know the most important models of an innovation process as well the most important creativity techniques
  • be able to identify the external sources of the founds for innovation and explore the possibilities of making use the funds in a company.

Coaching - Syllabus available HERE

The main objective of the course is to make the students familiar in practice with the wide range of types and varieties of coaching, coaching methods and tools applied in coaching and learn how to use appropriate visual techniques, adequate for the specific types of coaching.

After the course, you will:

  • know the technoques and methods used in coaching
  • strengthen your communicational skills
  • realize how to motivate yourself, attain perfect effects and live in harmony with yourself
  • understand the role of a professional coach

Business-Institutional Track – The course has been canceled

A novelty in this year's recruitment is the proposal to participate in the Business-Institutional Track which consist of seven institutional and business activities, familiarizing students with the offer of SGH business partners and such institutions as e.g. the National Bank of Poland or the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The activities of the Center for Corporate Relations and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer will be promoted.

Major outcomes for students:

  • learning during visits and meetings,
  • a large variety of proposed activities,
  • ability to get to know business from the practical point of view, ability to visit well-known organisations.


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

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.




Human Capital Management

Marzena Fryczyńska
Marzena Fryczyńska, Dr, works at Institute of Human Capital Management, Collegium of Business Administration, SGH Warsaw School of Economics.
She has more than 15 years of experience working at universities. Her teaching activity has been offered at BA, MA and postgraduates’ studies in Polish and English, as well. She completed scholarships, teaching and research activities abroad i.e. Northeastern Illinois University, St. Ambrose University, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management USA, Lebanese American University, Lebanon, ISCTE Business School, Portugal, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary, Mykolas Romersis University, Lithuania, and also taught during Global Summer School at KNU in Daeugu, South Korea. She is a researcher of human capital management, career management, assessment and development of competences, and networking in management. For more than 19 years she has taken part and managed scientific and business projects. She is an author and co-author of books and articles (more than 50). She serves as Manager of Postgraduate Studies of Human Capital Management at SGH.
Contact: mfrycz@sgh.waw.pl


Environment of International Business

Anna Masłoń-Oracz
Anna Masłoń-Oracz (PhD) is a lecturer at three continents (Europe, Africa and Asia), based at SGH Warsaw School of Economics. She is a economist and organizational behavior expert. Dr Anna is and a member of the International Women’s Forum, and Vice-President of Polish European Community Study Association. As a business oriented researcher, Dr Anna has done analysis on how clusters influence regional development competitiveness from smart specialisation perspective. She is also involved in international projects in many countries in Africa concerning women empowerment, development of SME’s and regional innovation system to enhance the role and importance of regional innovation systems (RIS) in economic development and growth.


Innovation Management in an Enterprise

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


Joanna Żukowska
Joanna Żukowska, PhD, Assistant Professor at Business Enviroment Unit at the Institute of Enterprise at SGH Warsaw School of Economics. She holds International Coach Certificate in the scope of coaching, learning and development, issued by Edexcel and BTEC Professional Qualifications. She was conferred the CoachWise Certificate accredited with the International Coach Federation. The tutor of Acceleration Scientific Society. Head of Post-Graduation Studies - Academy of Professional Coach at Warsaw School of Economics. She specializes at HR management, marketing communication, coaching, creation of relationships with clients. She make her core research in HRM area. She is specially interested in employees’ evaluation theories and methods. She took part in scholarship at the University of Bologna in Italy and at Fordham University of New York City. She was the visiting professor in Toulouse Business School, ISCAP Porto, Vilnius Business School, Turku School of Economics, ISCTE Lisbon, Budapest Business School, Universita degli Studi di Firenze. The authoress of numerous scientific publications and researches on the above topics, lecturer at conferences and seminars.


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 2019 cultural programme is trip to UNESCO World Heritage sites Cracow, Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau 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 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, Auschwitz 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 has already been closed.


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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