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Warsaw, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Management

Piotr Voelkelentrepreneur, founder of SWPS University

Are you thinking about starting a business? Would you like to learn project management skills or perhaps you want to become a good manager and effective leader?

Find out why our approach is better than others.

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01 Practical management skills

During the course of study, you will learn the latest management methods and you will acquire skills indispensable for any manager. Our program includes carefully selected subjects without any unnecessary components. We believe in active learning through experience and experimentation. Students learn through workshops, group projects, discussions, debates and simulations.

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02 Problem diagnosis, creative thinking

Modern organizations require that their managers provide creative approaches to management, effectively identify constantly changing needs of the digital world, are able to diagnose problems, and implement innovative programs. We show our students how to lead such projects. During classes, together with industry experts, we analyze various business scenarios and develop optimal solutions.

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03 Experts in organizational psychology

The economy, business, and management are not always ruled by rational and quantifiable factors. Organizations consist of people, not only employees, but also clients and customers. Therefore, our program includes elements of psychology, which will allow you to understand peoples’ motivations and will give you tools for building good relationships, identifying needs and conflict resolution.

What will you learn?

01Self-management

Personal development for leaders

To effectively manage others, one must know how to manage oneself. During the course of study, you will discover your strengths and you will understand mechanisms of your own behavior. You will learn how to set and achieve goals and how to face challenges. We will help you to discover your potential and will advise you how you can develop it further.

02Cooperation

Team work, networking

You will learn how to build a team, motivate employees, resolve conflicts, and how to start and maintain relationships with clients and business partners. You will gain skills of effective communication, basic negotiations, and learn the rules of business cooperation.

03How to start a company

Organizational management, developing a business plan

We will show you how to start your own company. You will learn what a start-up is, how to get financing to implement an interesting idea, and how to develop a good business plan. You will become familiar with the latest management models, basics of managerial economy, and financial accounting.

04Brand management

Branding and marketing strategies

You will learn how to create a company image and develop effective marketing strategies. You will find out how to develop marketing ideas and manage the marketing process with the use of the latest tools.

05How digital business works

New technologies and business processes

You will be introduced to key technologies and learn how to scale a business, a skill necessary for managing a company and evidence based business planning (big data). You will learn what a platform business model is and how to grow your sales effectively, using online selling channels.

06Evidence-based management

Business analytics and operational management

Organizational management requires an ability to assess clients’ needs and business capabilities of the company. You will learn how to acquire, analyze and report business data with the use of the latest computational tools. You will gain business statistics skills.

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Meetings with Leaders

During the course of study, you will have an opportunity to attend inspirational meetings with Polish business leaders, who will share their knowledge and experience with students. Thanks to these meetings you will become familiar with various branches of industry, the latest business ideas, and best practices.

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Piotr Voelkel

Businessman, co-owner of VOX Capital Group, co-founder of Concordia Design, founder of the VOX-ARTIS Foundation for the Promotion of Polish Contemporary Art, President of the Greater Poland Society of Zachęta National Gallery of Art

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Jerzy Hausner

Economist, former Deputy Prime Minister at the Ministry of Economy, Labor and Social Policy, member of the Monetary Policy Council, co-author of the Firma-Idea concept of enterprise management

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Dominika Bettman

CEO of Siemens Sp. z. o.o., President of the Responsible Business Forum, actively involved in business social responsibility projects and women empowerment initiatives

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Piotr Czarnecki

Business leader with 30 years of management experience, entrepreneur, CEO at Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A., certified EMCC mentor

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Przemysław Powalacz

President of Geberit Polska, member of several management boards, volunteer in community projects, and mentor in the fields of leadership, strategy, and management

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Tomasz Malicki

President of Gino Rossi S.A., manager with years of experience in development, change management and business integration

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Katarzyna Wierzbowska

Co-founder and President of the Women Entrepreneurship Foundation, initiator of the Polish Network of Women Entrepreneurship, co-founder of the Black Swan Fund - Individual Women Investors Club, and the VC Black Swan Fund

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Piotr Dziwok

President of Shell Polska Sp. z o.o., Director General of the Contracting and Procurement Operations Delivery Centre

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Jacek Rozwadowski

President and Managing Director of ENEL-MED Medical Center

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Jens Ocksen

CEO of Volkswagen Poznań

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Janusz Górski

Former long-standing President of Spedpol and DB Schenker Poland, former CEO of the North-Eastern Europe cluster at DB Schenker

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Magdalena Dziewguć

Head of Google for Work CEE, member of the Board of Trustees of SWPS University, manager with years of experience in the new technologies sector

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Krzysztof Szułdrzyński

Managing Partner of System & Process Assurance for Central and Eastern Europe at PwC Co-founder of the Board of Directors’ Forum (FRN), member of the Warsaw Stock Exchange Advisory Board for good practices

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Przemysław Schmidt

Investment banker and legal counsel, member of the Board of Directors at GetFresh Sp. z o.o., President of the Arbitration Court of the Polish Confederation Lewiatan

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Jacek Siwiński

President of VELUX Poland

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Marcin Barański

Director General and member of the Management Board of Vox Capital Group

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Paweł Łukasiak

President of Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland. Expert in the field of social responsibility and business social engagement

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Joanna Średnicka

CEO of Pracownia Gier Szkoleniowych

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Mirosław Wolski

CEO of Schattdecor Sp. z o.o.

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Michał Boni

Member of the European Parliament, the first Minister of Public Administration and Digital Affairs in Central and Eastern Europe (2011-2013), author of Poland 2030 – Development Challenges report

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Zofia Dzik

Innovator, investor, C-level manager, pioneer of the direct market in CEE, founder of Humanites combining the topic of Man and Technology, author of Model Spójnego Przywództwa™, member of a number of supervisory boards

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Projects in cooperation with business partners

You will graduate with a portfolio of group projects, developed under the guidance of business and academic mentors. The projects are not just theoretical case studies, but real projects commissioned by our business and organizational partners.

Semester 2

Community Project

Students are presented with a significant social problem. They conduct microanalysis of the situation and make a diagnosis. They offer solutions and observe how they are received by the affected community. Students learn effective team work.

Semester 3

Cross-Cultural Project

During this project students learn how cross-cultural teams and large multicultural organizations work. They analyze how virtual teams, consisting of people working in diverse locations, meet organizational goals, regardless of the distance between them, time zones or cultural differences.

Semester 4

Creative Project

Supervised students work on a project typical for the creative industry. The project develops creative thinking, listening to constructive feedback, and implementing corrections or required changes. Students apply team working skills as well as their own life and professional experience gained during the previous projects.

Semester 5

Digital Innovation Project

Following the requirements defined by one of the program’s business partners, students identify a market niche, develop a proposal of a digital innovation, and conduct market research related to the proposed product or service. They assess opportunities, threats and risks related to the proposed solution and evaluate costs and benefits of a potential real life implementation of the project.

Semester 6

Organizational Improvement Project

Students become familiar with an organization and diagnose problems related to a process in a selected area. They analyze good practices developed by other organizations around the world and then they propose improvements aligned with the specifics and capabilities of the client.

Graduation

Project Portfolio

Program Partners

pwc szkola liderow open eyes unilever ipma senfino microstrategy forum VOXpracownia gierspkliderzy pro bonobigramveluxenactusAIPshellpcpmpchrbyouth business polandhumanites
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ashoka

J2CC Certificate for our Management Program

Our Management program has been awarded the “Journey to Changemaker Certificate” by Ashoka, in recognition of developing students’ sense of agency and self-confidence. Following Ashoka’s motto “idea - belief - action”, thanks to the skills gained during the program, students become positive changemakers in their communities.

Faculty teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels

Application Step By Step

  1. Fill in the application form and upload required documents
  2. Pay the Application Fee (PLN 85.00) via PayU - you will be asked to do so in the application form 
  3. Pay the Tuition Fee
  4. Wait for the Acceptance Letter
  5. Upon your arrival in Poland, submit original documents to the Admissions Office
  6. During the first semester, submit the Nostrification of your diploma (if applicable)

This is the application procedure for international candidates. Polish candidates should follow the application procedure provided on the corresponding Polish site here »

Application Fee

Application fee in the amount of PLN 85.00 should be paid via PayU while submitting university application through the Application Portal.

The application fee is non-refundable unless:

  • the program of study that you applied to has been cancelled (except when you decide to enroll in a different program of study at SWPS University).

Application Fee Exemptions:

  • Graduates of undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and doctoral programs completed at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities (formerly Warsaw School of Social Psychology SWPS)
  • Graduates of undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate studies completed at Collegium Da Vinci (formerly University of Humanities and Journalism)ych
  • Graduates of Liceum Akademickie Da Vinci (Da Vinci High School)

Tuition Fee Discount

  • Children of SWPS University alumni who enroll in degree programs at SWPS University are eligible for a 5% discount on tuition fee for every year of the program.

Tuition

2020-2021 Tuition Fee
Full-Time Studies
10 installments EUR 420 / each
2 installments EUR 2,080 / each
1 installment EUR 4,000

Admissions Office

  • admissions@swps.edu.pl
  • +48 22 517 99 61 (English)
  • +48 22 517 98 92 (Russian and Ukrainian)
  • Following the changes in the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines, our Admissions Office is resuming some of its pre-pandemic operations. The office continues to provide services to candidates exclusively online and by phone. However, we encourage candidates to start sending original documents or documents certified by a notary public via post or courier. You can find the deadline for submitting the original documents in your Admission Decision letter.
  • Office Hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9.00-17.00
  • SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815, Warsaw, Poland
    room 004, main hall on the ground floor