summer school

International Summer School

Level
Courses and Training
Summer School
Duration
3 weeks
Language
EN
Mode
Full-time
Contact
Aleksandra Ryniewicz
Supervisor of the field of study
Aleksandra Ryniewicz
About the program
The purpose of studies

Kozminski University cares about the students personal development specifically in business area; therefore we invite students from all around the world to take part in our International Summer School in Warsaw. The program aims to provide academic professional courses and additionally business and cultural activities. 

Program Highlights
  1. Participate in the international program with students coming from all around the world.
  2. Attend intensive courses, fully recognized upon completion, related to your professional interests.
  3. Get additional credits. 
  4. Participate in courses held in various forms, such as practical classes, labs, lectures etc.
  5. Professional academics and specialized practitioners in each subject field.
  6. Travel easily around Poland and the rest of central-eastern Europ.
Program
Key topics

BUSINESS COURSES  1. Artificial Intelligence in Business (4 ECTS) (possibility of online classes exclusively) 2. Corporate Strategy (4 ECTS) 3. Economic Intelligence in Times of Climate Change (4 ECTS) 4. Introduction to Data Science with R and Python (4 ECTS) 5. New Technologies in Finance (Blockchain. Bitcoin. Fintech) (4 ECTS) (possibility of online classes exclusively) 6. Organizational Communication in the Age of AI (4 ECTS) 7. Strategic Digital Marketing (4 ECTS) (possibility of online classes exclusively) 8. Sustainability Transition in Business (4 ECTS)

LEGAL COURSES 1. EU Insurance Law (6 ECTS) 2. Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and Comparative Law (6 ECTS) 3. New Challenges for IP Law (6 ECTS)

BUSINESS COURSES 

1. Artificial Intelligence in Business (4 ECTS)

The course focuses on issues related to various sub-disciplines of artificial intelligence and their potential application in business planning and growing. The aforementioned AI disciplines include mainly big data analytics and machine learning (from classical approaches based on regression, SVMs, random forest and clustering to unsupervised learning and deep learning with particular focus on deep reinforcement procedures. Students will also gain more general picture of how Artificial Intelligence impacts Business Strategy.The discussion seminar will focus on training data scientific skills applied to business building and growth.

Professors: Aleksandra Przegalińska, PhD Leon Ciechanowski

2. Corporate Strategy (4 ECTS)

The Corporate Strategy course introduces students to the strategic challenges facing CEOs and managers, responsible for managing multibusiness enterprises. The course seeks to examine how and why such complex organizations achieve corporate advantage, that is - how they generate additional value to its business units. In particular, students will get to know: 

  • what are the main growth paths and what are the challenges for a corporate strategy when choosing organic growth, acquisitions and alliances as potential growth options,
  • how corporations respond to digital disruptions by applying open innovation strategy,
  • how to build the business model architecture of a complex and multidimensional enterprise,
  • what is the logic of horizontal diversification, i.e. broadening the product and market portfolio,
  • what is the logic of vertical integration

These closely related challenges of building effective corporate strategy requires the ability to create and capture synergies.

Professor: Piotr Wójcik, PhD

3. Economic Intelligence in Times of Climate Change (4 ECTS)

This course aims at providing students with the use of economic intelligence as a tool for strategic business analysis in the context of climate change. It familiarizes students with methods of evaluating strategic business opportunities and environments based on three pillars of economic intelligence, such as:

  • mastering of relevant information (predictive analytics & data mining); 
  • economic security (protection of strategic economic assets), and
  • influence analysis (impact scenarios).

Moreover, this class helps students understand the complex reality of economic interdependencies from both, country- , and firm-specific perspectives.

Professors: Prof. Waldemar Karpa  Antonio Grginović 

4. Introduction to Data Science with R and Python (4 ECTS)

This course will lay out fundamentals of data science methods and applications, aiming at empowering future decision-makers with a set of necessary quantitative skills. Topics:

  • Data Visualisation
  • Data Analysis
  • Foundations of Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning Algorithms

Professor: Prof. Veljko Jeremic

5. New Technologies in Finance (Blockchain. Bitcoin. Fintech) (4 ECTS)

The nformation age seems to shift the way businesses and people function to keep up with the ‘modern lifestyle’. Traditional banking based to large extent on relationship management. The new approach is to speed up processes, such as on-boarding, credit risk scoring, advisory services and product purchases, to increase the convenience of today’s customers by using automation and artificial intelligence. The recent development of technology, including Blockchain allows us to achieve these objectives. In our course we will discuss the above mentioned developments and propose where the future of financial institutions is heading.

Professors: Prof. Aneta Hryckiewicz, PhD Monika Kania

6. Organizational Communication in the Age of AI (4 ECTS)

The aim of this course is to discuss the strategic frameworks of internal and external communication in the world of complexity, agile management, remote working, dispersed teams and information overload. 

We will try to find a way to frame the conversation about communication in the age of emergent realities, strategizing and ubiquitous digital transformation to find efficient approaches to organisational change management from a sociotechnological point of view. 

The course will focus on Human Centered Design, Communication as Organizing concept and Customer/Employee Experience Mapping.

We will use most recent strategies to Organizational Communication Management such as Communicative Leadership, Creative Explorations or SCOT (Social Construction of Technology). The textbook is Betteke van Ruler's "The Communication Strategy Handbook". 

If you want to reflect on how technology-driven changes reshape the landscape of organisational communication, this course is definitely for you.

Professor: Monika Sońta

7. Strategic Digital Marketing (4 ECTS)

This short, but intensive Strategic Digital Marketing course will deliver a practical understanding on how to create a seamless online presence and will provide you with an overview of the digital marketing landscape. Develop your skill-set and upskill in areas including Search Engine Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Website Management and Web Analytics.

Professor: Dagmara Plata – Alf, PhD

8. Sustainability Transition in Business (4 ECTS)

This course explores different possibilities of taking climate action to the next level. It is important to understand current trends and Innovative practices and sustainability transition. The key focus of this course is on the real business contribution to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a promising way to cope with the tragedy of climate crisis. There is a shift in corporate practices from reactive attitude and passive compliance with societal expectations to more proactive engagement based on descriptive Innovation, particularly in climate sensitive industries like energy, construction, textile, or food production and distribution.

Professor: prof. Boleslaw Rok

LEGAL COURSES

1. EU Insurance Law (6 ECTS)

The course is to present to the students regulations regarding insurance industry at the EU level, including requirements that the insurers have to fulfil to operate in countries other than that in which they have their headquarters, how to establish an insurance undertaking, how to distribute insurance products and whether an agent can work as a broker. The course will also discuss matters related to the supervision of insurance companies and what it really means to be a regulated company. The course will try to answer numerous questions not only from the theoretical point of view but also practical – students will be presented with problems from the area of international insurance and their possible solutions. Not only will the students leave the course with the general knowledge about the insurance sector, but they will also be given a practical insight of the issues insurers can face and how the relevant regulations are actually applied in practice. The course will enable the students to implement the knowledge previously acquired during the introductory lectures through workshops and case studies.

Professors: Anna Tarasiuk, Solicitor Prof. Katarzyna Malinowska, PhD

2. Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and Comparative Law (6 ECTS)

The aim of the course is to provide students with understanding and skills on how to deal with difficult social and legal problems that arise in contemporary multicultural societies, faced with various social and technological phenomena. In almost any lawyer’s work it is indispensable to understand the multicentric nature of the modern legal systems and to be able to approach various problem from different angles, with knowledge and sensitivity, open to differences. The course will include discussion about the interaction between various legal sources that may apply to different fact patterns and types of disputes: domestic, European and international.

Professors: Agnieszka Doczekalska, PhD Prof. Maciej Zachariasiewicz, PhD Elwira Macierzyńska-Franaszczyk, PhD

3. New Challenges for IP Law (6 ECTS)

The Intellectual Property (IP) Law Course is addressed at the same time to students and professionals in IP area. We will concentrate on the new aspects of the IP law such as Biotechnology, Fair use, Freedom of Panorama, Copyright protection or Fanfictions, New IP courts in the European Union as well as Fashion Law. This will allow participants to become familiar with the subject and at the same time to get informed about the new trends and challenges in this area.

The lecturers are at the same time specialists in their field and also practitioners, which is why the course is not based on doctrine analyses, but we show the practical elements of our subjects together with many relevant examples/ case studies.

The lecturers come from different legal backgrounds; therefore, students have a unique chance to meet professors from the Max Planck Institute in Munich, the University of Leicester, the Technological University Dublin as well as from Kozminski University.   

Professor: Joanna Buchalska,  PhD

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Organization of classes

Classes take place from Monday till Friday. Weekends are free, for students to attend cultural activities and explore city on their own.

Community
Leading lecturers
PhD Franjo Mlinarič
Prof. Aleksandra Przegalińska-Skierkowska

Aleksandra Przegalińska, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at the MINDS (Management in Networked and Digital Societies) department at KU. She received a doctoral degree in the field of the philosophy of artificial intelligence at the University of Warsaw. She is a graduate of The New School for Social Research in New York, where she participated in research on identity in virtual reality, with special emphasis on Second Life. She received a scholarship from the Fulbright Foundation. She also worked during the Polish Presidency of the EU Council as chairwoman of the Audiovisual Working Party on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. In 2016 she has started a fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 

MA Monika Sońta

CEO COMM.on

PhD Maciej De Abgaro Zachariasiewicz
PhD Agnieszka Doczekalska
mgr Anna Tarasiuk
TERMS & ADMISSSION

APPLICATION AVAILABLE UNTIL THE 1ST OF JUNE

Dates of the program: 5 - 23 of July 2021

Apply online at https://rekrutacja.kozminski.edu.pl/rekrutacjaNA/Default.aspx - choose the International Summer School program

Required documents
  • the scan of your ID/passport 

  • the Certificate of English ( B2 or FCE, TOEFL, IELTS) unless English is your native language or it is the language of instruction at your home University 

  • 1 passport size picture in JPG file

Additional information

Before your arrival please send to iss@kozminski.edu.pl a copy of the medical insurance (in case of EU citizen - please submit European Health Insurance Card) 

Mandatory – please send confirmation of payment for the participation in the program to iss@kozminski.edu.pl 

HOW TO APPLY
  • Go to https://rekrutacja.kozminski.edu.pl/rekrutacjaNA/Default.aspx and choose the International Summer School program.

  • Complete your personal data and add all the required documents.

  • Submit your application until 1st of June

  • Wait until your application is reviewed – then you will be contacted by the program’s coordinator who will provide you with all the further details.

  • Pay for the participation in the program (700 EUR for students from KU’s partner universities; 900 EUR for students from non-partner universities).

  • Choose courses, get to know their schedules, contents etc.

Practical information

Transporation

HOW TO GET TO THE UNIVERSITY FROM THE CHOPIN AIRPORT?

  • The journey should take you approximately 30-45 min. ”. to the city center and 1h-1h 15 min. to Kozminski University.
  • The best way to get from the Chopin Airport  to the University is to take the bus 175 in front of the Airport Exit gates, and get off at the “CENTRUM” stop. When you get off from the bus, you will need to go underground to access the tram stop. Follow signs with trams of direction to Żoliborz.
  • Take tram 18 to ŻERAŃ FSO, get off at the stop “PIMOT”,  the university will be on your left side- a blue building.
Fees

Mandatory transfer’s title: International Summer School 2020 + name and surname of the participant 

Bank Millennium SA 

PL 22 1160 2202 0000 0000 3260 4533 

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900 EUR (1- 4 courses) for students from non-partner Universities excluding accommodation;

700 EUR  (1- 4 courses) for students from KU partner Universities excluding accommodation.

Deadline for payment: 15th of June

Benefits of studying at KU
Dyplom
International experience at the University with triple crawn accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS & AMBA.
Skills
High quality teaching; intense courses during summer time.
Lokalizacja
Base in one of the most beautiful cities of Poland – Warsaw, easy access to other cities and the rest of central-eastern Europe.
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Cultural activities organized by Kozminski International Society.
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Possibility of building new contacts and networking in international academic environment.