Vistula University & Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Introduction

Vistula University is a reputable university, awarded by independent Polish and foreign institutions, such as Perspektywy and Rzeczpospolita, Home&Market aand Business Center Club.

The univsersity consists of eminent experts who have a real impact on economic and social life, including prof. Krzysztof Rybiński – former Vice-President of the National Bank of Poland, prof. Andrzej Olechowski – former minister of finance and former minister of foreign affairs and prof. Longin Pastusiak – former Vice-President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

The University closely cooperates with companies and supports business entrepreneurship among students, which is something that makes it stand out in the Polish educational market. It offers undergraduate, graduate, engineering, postgraduate and doctoral studies, conducted both in Polish and in English. It was established in 1992, and together with the European Academy of Fine Arts and the School of Tourism and Recreation it forms the Vistula Universities Group.

Why Study At Vistula

Receive a diploma of a prestigious University

The Vistula University is listed within the top ten of the best non-public Universities of the ranking by Perspektywy Magazine 2014.

  • According to Home & Market, the University is the best Business Partner among Poland’s universities.
  • High education level guarantees accreditation of organizations representing the international academic community:

1 The World Council and Assembly on Cooperative Education - the only organization that is totally dedicated to work integrated learning;

2 International Association of Universities: international association of higher education institutions;

3 CEEMAN - one of the most prestigious accreditations within Management awarded to Universities.

Learn from the best experts

  • The Vistula Universities Group gives you access to the best experts having a virtual influence on the economic and social life as well as active researchers. Those are the main lecturers of the University: prof. Krzysztof Rybiński – former Vice-President of the National Bank of Poland, prof. Andrzej Olechowski – former Minister of Finance, former Minister of the Exterior, prof. Longin Pastusiak – former Vice-President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, prof. Jerzy M. Nowak – Vice-President of the Executive Council of the Euro-Atlantic Association, prof. dr hab. Paweł Bożyk – member of the UN university Senate in Tokio, prof. Jan Fazlagić – expert in knowledge, education, creativity, innovation and intellectual resources management, prof. Roman Fulneczek – former President of the PZU or Daewoo Insurance Company Management Board, dr Marek Kulczycki – former President of the Deutsche Bank PBC S.A. Management Board, dr Aleksandra Wiktorow – Insurance Ombudsman, former Minister of Labour.
  • Our scientific and didactic staff consists mainly of practitioners, who gained their experience in reputable companies and institutions.
  • Cooperation with exquisite scientists from academic centers all over the world guarantees that the educational programme responds to real needs of the global labour market.

Study in an international community

  • Multiple opportunities to go to foreign professional trainings and educational projects mainly to Germany, Spain or Turkey.
  • Possibility to participate in the Erasmus international students’ exchange programme, completed mutually by Universities from over 30 countries.
  • Participation in guest lectures of professors from all over the world.
  • Additionally the University organizes the International Week, during which the students attend foreign professors’ lectures.
  • High level of University international profile has been stressed by the award for the best international promotion within the Genius Universitatis 2014 competition organized by the Perspektywy Magazine.

The University supports the professional development

  • The University conducts an innovative programme combining the business with COOP-EDU education, within which it cooperated with such brands as: Cyfrowy Polsat, Radwag, Plus. This means it is possible to complete internship and professional trainings in partner companies and gain both the solid theoretical knowledge and perfect practical preparation, compulsory within the education programme at the Vistula University.
  • The University offers participation in fellowships, professional trainings and international projects performed e.g. in China.
  • A student company Academic Force supervised by prof. Krzysztof Rybiński operates at the University, performing research for external companies.
  • Also the JOB SPOT event – the first organized by students lecturers with business specialists and employers’ open days in Poland take place at the University.
  • We maintain the Globalizer ‒ the only programme in Poland within which foreign students write theses in form of projects supporting Polish companies to start operation in the country of their origin.

Comfortable studies ensured

Everything you need for comfortable studying is available at the 25 thousand m2: air-conditioned rooms, lecture rooms for several hundred of students, spatial didactic rooms, reading room, library, gym, sports centre, 2 restaurants serving dishes and snacks from all over the world.

On warm days it is possible to relax on a green and spatial University courtyard. The building is adapted for the handicapped.

Develop both your mind and body

Do you like sports? Vistula University provides a more than 600 m2 large sports centre adapted to play basketball, volleyball, futsal, badminton and do aerobic (sound system).

You don’t have to search for a place to play. Use Vistula’s sports centre. Do you practice at the gym? The University building offers a modern, professional equipment allowing you to get fit and build your body. You can train as much as you want and need.

Our Mission

The mission of Vistula University is to provide high quality educational services for the international student community in a spirit of tolerance and respect for different opinions, views beliefs and.

Pursuing this mission involves conditions developed by AFiBV that enable students to acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to independently solve the problems they face in everyday life. At the same time, the profile of education at the University aims at meeting the demands of the labor market and the challenges of the information age.

The main objective of Vistula University is the best possible preparation of students for their future careers and meeting the needs of employers in the local and international labor market, both in small business and in large multinational corporations. The university curriculum is based on the academic and business experience of lecturers. As a result, students gain not only a solid theoretical knowledge, but also excellent practical experience.

The university cooperates with leading scientists from academic centers around the world, who are invited to give guest lectures.

Our Strengths

  • Our university is among the top 10 top private universities in Poland – 5th place in the 2014 ranking developed by Perspektywy and Rzeczpospolita
  • Vistula University is the most international university in Poland according to the ranking of universities prepared by „Perspektywy” and „Dziennik Gazety Prawna” 2014
  • AFiB Vistula is highly regarded in the business environment: it was awarded the "Best Partner in Business" title by the editors of Home&Market and the European Medal by Business Center Club for the best internship and internship program for students
  • The high level of the studies is confirmed by international accreditations: CEEMAN in the field of marketing, WACE - with regard to combining studies with internship programs, IAU - confirming the quality of teaching
  • Vistula is a well-established and the oldest brand among all private universities in Poland
  • You can choose among 15 fields of study, including 7 that are taught in English
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Polish

Accreditations

  • CEEMAN is one of the most prestigious acreditations within management awarded to universities
  • The World Council and Assembly on Cooperative Education
  • International Association of Universities

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Programs

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MA in Economics

Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2017 Poland Warsaw + 1 more

If You already got "past" the undergraduate studies and learnt the basic principles of economics, both in the micro- and in the macro-scale and You are interested in getting to know more advanced analytical tools to study economic phenomena - start graduate studies in Economics. You will develop analytical skills and You will be able to analyze economic information and economic, stock market and financial developments. You will also get familiar with economical indicators and analyses. [+]

If You already got "past" the undergraduate studies and learnt the basic principles of economics, both in the micro- and in the macro-scale and You are interested in getting to know more advanced analytical tools to study economic phenomena - start graduate studies in Economics. You will develop analytical skills and You will be able to analyze economic information and economic, stock market and financial developments. You will also get familiar with economical indicators and analyses. The study curriculum takes into account the current demand of employers, so You can be sure that you will develop the skills that will enable You to find your dream job. Even during Your studies You will be able to put your knowledge to a practical test - the University provides You the opportunity to complete internships in leading companies. Studies are conducted in Polish, English and Polish/ English. Specialization curricula in economics are tailored to the needs of the market, as they have been developed in close cooperation with the business partner. This way You can take advantage of the diverse range of internships in companies business partners of our university. Strengths: the study curriculum is based on the best educational practices set by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education; the classes are conducted using analytical techniques, simulation and forecasting methods and making conclusions based on case studies; You will be taught by prominent experts and trade practitioners; You will gain social skills allowing You to take active part in both social and economic life; You will be well prepared to work in international markets. Specialties The Economics studies allow you to follow one of the following specializations: International economic relations International trade Job prospects job as a specialist, manager, business analyst, experts in local and central institutions; managerial positions at various levels in companies, banks, financial and insurance institutions; central and local administration; consulting firms; non-profit organizations; own business. ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE TO VISTULA UNIVERSITY DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION Winter semester (starts in October) – 1st August Summer semester (starts in February) – 15th December STEP 1. Filling in the APPLICATION FORM. Uploading required documents to the online application form: Passport copy; Secondary School certificate with attachment; Sworn translation into Polish of Secondary School certificate with attachment; (If NOT possible to make translation into Polish, please, send your documents, translated into English, translation of the document into Polish may be provided upon arrival) Scan of the Photo; Language Certificate (equivalent of B2 level); - TOEFL (IBT 87, CBT 180, PBT 510 ), TOEIC (700 ), IELTS (6.0). Also the following certificates on B2 level can be provided - FCE, IELTS, TOEFL, ESOL, IESOL, SET, EBC, EOS, TOEIC, LCCI, B2 Certificate in English, CAE, CPE, BEC, CEIBT, CELS. Copy of legalization or apostille of Secondary School certificate - http://www.apostille.com.pl/angielski.html; (may be provided upon arrival). STEP 2. The Admission Committee of Vistula will evaluate your documents. The evaluation will take up to 1 week. You will get an information about your Conditional Acceptance and Invoice for payment. STEP 3. Make the payment of registration fee and tuition fee; scan the confirmation of payment and upload it to your online application form. STEP 4. ACCEPTANCE LETTER is issued and sent to you. Now you can apply for visa. [-]

MA in Finance and Accounting

Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2017 Poland Warsaw + 1 more

If You already got "past" the undergraduate studies and You are interested in expanding your knowledge of the functioning of financial institutions and banks, analysis of economic phenomena and economic and financial situations, start graduate studies in finance and accounting. Study also in e-learning system, anywhere and anytime! [+]

If You already got "past" the undergraduate studies and You are interested in expanding your knowledge of the functioning of financial institutions and banks, analysis of economic phenomena and economic and financial situations, start graduate studies in finance and accounting. Study also in e-learning system, anywhere and anytime! You will gain skills to design IT systems used in finance and accounting, to perform accurate diagnosis of phenomena and processes occurring in the area of ​​finance and accounting, to develop financial reports, to manage assets and liabilities of financial institutions, to effectively work with entities of the financial market, and to prepare plans and financial budgets. You will also gain various social skills, such as the ability to work in a group and the ability to share knowledge with other colleagues following the principle of subsidiarity and entrepreneurship. You can study in e-learning systems, at a time and place that suit You best. 60% of classes are conducted via a web-based platform available 24 hours a day, from any PC. You are in constant contact with the teacher thanks to discussion forums and chats, so that You don't need to take any notes or summaries during lectures - all materials are available on the platform. It's a great option for working busy people who do not have the time to participate in weekly gatherings. Contact classes require You to be present at the University only once a month. Strenghts: You can study anywhere, any time thanks to the e-learning option; You are in constant contact with the teacher thanks to discussion forums and chats, so that You don't need to take any notes or summaries during lectures - all materials are available on the platform; our teachers, in addition to their academic achievements, also have experience in business practice; acquired skills will allow You to effectively solve accounting and financial management problems and manage particular departments of economic organizations; You can develop your interests in research clubs, including the Young Accountant Research Club, the "Senkes Research Club". Specialties The course Finance and Accounting at graduate studies allows You to choose one of the following specializations: Accountancy Commercial banking Tax systems Finance and financial markets Economic and social insurance Job prospects organizational units at an institution or company, dealing in the broad range of financial and managerial accounting, including departments of planning and budgeting; offices (including own offices) providing advisory services in the field of accounting, tax and law, servicing companies and small businesses, non-profit bodies and financial institutions, as well as budget institutions; central banks, commercial banks, insurance companies, investment and pension funds, brokerage offices; public administration, public benefit companies, manufacturing companies - supervision, control and audit departments. ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE TO VISTULA UNIVERSITY DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION Winter semester (starts in October) – 1st August Summer semester (starts in February) – 15th December STEP 1. Filling in the APPLICATION FORM. Uploading required documents to the online application form: Passport copy; Secondary School certificate with attachment; Sworn translation into Polish of Secondary School certificate with attachment; (If NOT possible to make translation into Polish, please, send your documents, translated into English, translation of the document into Polish may be provided upon arrival) Scan of the Photo; Language Certificate (equivalent of B2 level); - TOEFL (IBT 87, CBT 180, PBT 510 ), TOEIC (700 ), IELTS (6.0). Also the following certificates on B2 level can be provided - FCE, IELTS, TOEFL, ESOL, IESOL, SET, EBC, EOS, TOEIC, LCCI, B2 Certificate in English, CAE, CPE, BEC, CEIBT, CELS. Copy of legalization or apostille of Secondary School certificate - http://www.apostille.com.pl/angielski.html; (may be provided upon arrival). STEP 2. The Admission Committee of Vistula will evaluate your documents. The evaluation will take up to 1 week. You will get an information about your Conditional Acceptance and Invoice for payment. STEP 3. Make the payment of registration fee and tuition fee; scan the confirmation of payment and upload it to your online application form. STEP 4. ACCEPTANCE LETTER is issued and sent to you. Now you can apply for visa. [-]

MA in International Relations

Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2017 Poland Warsaw + 1 more

When studying International relations at graduate studies You will broaden Your knowledge of the structure of the world economy, international political relations, foreign trade, international economic, social and legal issues. You will learn from prominent figures shaping international politics; our professors have invaluable experience in the practical use of knowledge of international political and economic relations. [+]

When studying International relations at graduate studies You will broaden Your knowledge of the structure of the world economy, international political relations, foreign trade, international economic, social and legal issues. You will learn from prominent figures shaping international politics; our professors have invaluable experience in the practical use of knowledge of international political and economic relations. You will gain the ability to make political and economic decisions in an international context, as well as analytical and methodological skills. Strenghts: studies are conducted taking into account the current trends and changes in the global economy; the study curriculum is based on international models; our teachers actively participate in economic life, who have not only theoretical knowledge, but also specific practical skills; You will gain knowledge that is a part of the most recent developments in economics, both national and international; a wide range of practical courses provides You with specific skills useful in Your careers. Specialties The course in International relations at graduate studies allows You to choose one of the following specializations: International economic relations Job prospects international corporations; representatives of foreign organizations and institutions; offices of foreign trade and export units; think-tanks; International organizations with their main or regional headquarters in Poland (OSCE, ODIHR, the Community of Democracies, UNDP, Council of Europe, the European Commission, UN, ILO, WHO); mass media dealing in international issues; public administration. ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE TO VISTULA UNIVERSITY DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Winter semester (starts in October) – 1st August Summer semester (starts in February) – 15th December STEP 1. Filling in the APPLICATION FORM. Uploading required documents to the online application form: Passport copy; Secondary School certificate with attachment; Sworn translation into Polish of Secondary School certificate with attachment; (If NOT possible to make translation into Polish, please, send your documents, translated into English, translation of the document into Polish may be provided upon arrival) Scan of the Photo; Language Certificate (equivalent of B2 level); - TOEFL (IBT 87, CBT 180, PBT 510 ), TOEIC (700 ), IELTS (6.0). Also the following certificates on B2 level can be provided - FCE, IELTS, TOEFL, ESOL, IESOL, SET, EBC, EOS, TOEIC, LCCI, B2 Certificate in English, CAE, CPE, BEC, CEIBT, CELS. Copy of legalization or apostille of Secondary School certificate - http://www.apostille.com.pl/angielski.html; (may be provided upon arrival). STEP 2. The Admission Committee of Vistula will evaluate your documents. The evaluation will take up to 1 week. You will get an information about your Conditional Acceptance and Invoice for payment. STEP 3. Make the payment of registration fee and tuition fee; scan the confirmation of payment and upload it to your online application form. STEP 4. ACCEPTANCE LETTER is issued and sent to you. Now you can apply for visa. [-]

MA in Management

Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 years October 2017 Poland Warsaw + 1 more

The study curriculum covers key aspects of business activity in major areas of business management. Participants gain thorough, highly practical knowledge which will enable them to solve business problems effectively and make difficult decisions related to conducting business at the operational and strategic levels (including those related to international issues, with a particular emphasis on the specifics of the Central and Eastern Europe region). [+]

The study curriculum covers key aspects of business activity in major areas of business management. Participants gain thorough, highly practical knowledge which will enable them to solve business problems effectively and make difficult decisions related to conducting business at the operational and strategic levels (including those related to international issues, with a particular emphasis on the specifics of the Central and Eastern Europe region). What distinguishes the curriculum is a combination of academic knowledge with the experience of business practitioners. As a result, classes are run in an inspiring atmosphere, with much focus on teamwork which uses both the support and challenges posed by a group. A lot of attention is paid to the development of universal and professional skills. Mobile studies are an excellent preparation for a professional career, as they best reflect its character - according to a survey carried out on behalf of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. Mobile studies at Vistula University comply with the Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education on distance learning (dated September 25, 2007, as amended). Graduates of mobile studies receive exactly the same diploma as other non-stationary students. The main difference lies in the organization of study - 60% of classes take place in a mobile mode, 40% - at the university. It is an ideal choice for those who prefer to organize their time themselves ... and they are good at it. Strengths Four specializations relating to the major challenges of modern business Curriculum based on international patterns Curriculum realized in the traditional system and in the e-learning mode, in Polish and English Classes based on active learning methods incorporating student experience Professional teaching staff having both business and academic experience Ideal for working people with limited time to study Two editions per year: summer semester (March) and winter semester (October) Specialties The Management program offers the following specializations: Business Administration in an International Environment Marketing Management in an International Environment Human Resources Management in an International Environment E-Business Project Management in an International Environment Career prospects Depending on the chosen specialization, a graduate of the Master’s degree program of management can work, for example, as: an individual entrepreneur a marketing manager, a marketing communication specialist, a digital marketing specialist, a personnel specialist, a HR manager, a training and development specialist, an e-business project manager, an e-commerce manager, an interim manager (in the area of e-business). ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE TO VISTULA UNIVERSITY DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Winter semester (starts in October) – 1st August Summer semester (starts in February) – 15th December STEP 1. Filling in the APPLICATION FORM. Uploading required documents to the online application form: Passport copy; Secondary School certificate with attachment; Sworn translation into Polish of Secondary School certificate with attachment; (If NOT possible to make translation into Polish, please, send your documents, translated into English, translation of the document into Polish may be provided upon arrival) Scan of the Photo; Language Certificate (equivalent of B2 level); - TOEFL (IBT 87, CBT 180, PBT 510 ), TOEIC (700 ), IELTS (6.0). Also the following certificates on B2 level can be provided - FCE, IELTS, TOEFL, ESOL, IESOL, SET, EBC, EOS, TOEIC, LCCI, B2 Certificate in English, CAE, CPE, BEC, CEIBT, CELS. Copy of legalization or apostille of Secondary School certificate - http://www.apostille.com.pl/angielski.html; (may be provided upon arrival). STEP 2. The Admission Committee of Vistula will evaluate your documents. The evaluation will take up to 1 week. You will get an information about your Conditional Acceptance and Invoice for payment. STEP 3. Make the payment of registration fee and tuition fee; scan the confirmation of payment and upload it to your online application form. STEP 4. ACCEPTANCE LETTER is issued and sent to you. Now you can apply for visa. [-]

MA in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2017 Poland Warsaw + 1 more

The Tourism and Recreation program at the Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (SGTiR) will provide you with skills that are essential to manage your own tourism enterprise or co-manage different types of tourism and hotel partnerships. You will master a foreign language at the B2 fluency level of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and you will become competent in using specialized language needed to carry out your professional activity. [+]

The Tourism and Recreation program at the Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (SGTiR) will provide you with skills that are essential to manage your own tourism enterprise or co-manage different types of tourism and hotel partnerships. You will master a foreign language at the B2 fluency level of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and you will become competent in using specialized language needed to carry out your professional activity. During your studies, you will become knowledgeable about the latest information technologies and skilled at applying IT in business. You will be familiar not only with the knowledge of man and human needs, intercultural relations, social ties, environmental protection and human impact on the environment, but also with native cultural assets and landscape charms. Strengths our Tourism and Recreation studies are not just lectures, seminars and conversation classes, but - even more importantly – practical classes, workshops, case studies, strategy and simulation games; instructors discuss different aspects of establishing and managing tourist and recreation facilities, hotels, travel agencies, leisure centers; you will acquire useful knowledge concerning the latest information technologies, environmental protection and human impact on the environment, as well as native cultural assets and landscape charms; you will master a foreign language at the B2 fluency level of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and you will become competent in using specialized language needed to carry out professional activity; you will become equipped to independently manage your own tourism enterprise; the School owns the Mazur tourist facility in the charming village of Ogonki, 6 km off Węgorzewo. It is located on the shore of Lake Święcajty, considered to be one of the cleanest in the Great Masurian Lakes system (www.osrodekogonki.pl). Specialties The Tourism and Recreation program offers the following specializations: Organization and Management in Tourism Organization and Management in Sports and Recreation Hotel and Catering Organization and Management Organization and Management of Business Events Career prospects travel agencies, airlines, event agencies, exhibition and conference centers, professional congress organizers, incentive trip organizers, hotels, sleeping accommodation establishments, restaurants, eating places, local administration authorities (sports and tourism departments), sports and recreation centers, sports stadiums, fitness facilities, wellness and spa facilities. ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE TO VISTULA UNIVERSITY DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION Winter semester (starts in October) – 1st August Summer semester (starts in February) – 15th December STEP 1. Filling in the APPLICATION FORM. Uploading required documents to the online application form: Passport copy; Secondary School certificate with attachment; Sworn translation into Polish of Secondary School certificate with attachment; (If NOT possible to make translation into Polish, please, send your documents, translated into English, translation of the document into Polish may be provided upon arrival) Scan of the Photo; Language Certificate (equivalent of B2 level); - TOEFL (IBT 87, CBT 180, PBT 510 ), TOEIC (700), IELTS (6.0). Also the following certificates on B2 level can be provided - FCE, IELTS, TOEFL, ESOL, IESOL, SET, EBC, EOS, TOEIC, LCCI, B2 Certificate in English, CAE, CPE, BEC, CEIBT, CELS. Copy of legalization or apostille of Secondary School certificate - http://www.apostille.com.pl/angielski.html; (may be provided upon arrival). STEP 2. The Admission Committee of Vistula will evaluate your documents. The evaluation will take up to 1 week. You will get an information about your Conditional Acceptance and Invoice for payment. STEP 3. Make the payment of registration fee and tuition fee; scan the confirmation of payment and upload it to your online application form. STEP 4. ACCEPTANCE LETTER is issued and sent to you. Now you can apply for visa. [-]