Business Studies in English

Business Studies in English

Level
Postgraduate Programs
Duration
1 year
Language
EN
Obtained title
Certificate of completion postgraduate studies
Mode
Part-time
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About program
Program objectives

In case of pandemic restrictions, we’re prepared to conduct classes online.

The Course is aimed at acquisition of specialized knowledge and skills needed to function in an English-speaking business environment as well as at preparation of teachers and lecturers to teach Business English.

The curriculum is focused on understanding the terminology and phraseology of business English, understanding the fundamentals of business, acquisition of key business skills, comprehension and analysis of specialized texts , as well as mastering the principles, forms and styles of selected business texts. Lectures concentrate on business terminology and on acquiring basic knowledge of business processes and mechanisms, management, finance, banking and marketing.

The purpose of the studies is the acquisition by students of specialized knowledge and skills needed to function in an English-speaking business environment as well as the preparation of teachers and lecturers to teach Business English. The curriculum is focused on understanding the terminology and phraseology of the business language , understand the basics of business , the acquisition of business skills, comprehension and analysis of specialized texts , as well as mastering the principles, forms and styles of various texts prepared for the needs of businesses. Lectures expanding specialist terminology and knowledge of the basics of management , finance, marketing and law.

Target audience
  • Students with a good knowledge of general English who want to acquire language skills in Business English
  • Those planning to work for multinational companies
  • Teachers / Lecturers of English interested in business English
  • Graduates of English Philology and Applied Linguistics who intend to teach business English

 

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Head of studies and program coordinators
PhD Elżbieta Jendrych

Ms Jendrych holds a Ph.D. degree in linguistics. She is experienced in teaching Business English, English for Banking and Finance and Business Skills. Since 1995 Ms Jendrych has been working for Kozminski University as the Director of the Centre of Foreign Languages and the Head of the TOLES Language Certification Centre. She worked as a reviewer for  “The Journal of Languages and Culture”, an adviser for ‘’Intelligent Business Advanced’’ and ‘’Financial English’’ (published by Pearson). She  wrote 14 books for the study of English for Specific Purposes and numerous articles published in scientific journals in Poland and abroad. Her research interests include CLIL, business terminology, business collocations, parametric analysis of ESP texts and corpus linguistics.

Why to choose us?
  • Students have an opportunity to take a certificate exam in English for Business from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) (extra charge of about 450 PLN).
  • LCCI examinations  are offered at two levels at the University in spring.
Program
Framework curriculum

This program is a typical example of the so-called Content and Language Integrated Learning, which is a leading method of learning English for Specific Purposes  at an advanced level in Europe and around the world .

  • Fundamentals of Business - lectures and workshops; the course includes the following areas: management, market research, promotion and marketing, production, distribution, transportation, retailing, consumer protection, corporate structure, types of companies, employment, CSR and business ethics .
  • Finance and Banking - lectures and workshops; the course includes the types and functions of money, the types of banks, banking, finance, accounting, insurance, taxes, and stock exchange
  • Business Writing – workshops; the course covers the content, form, organization and style of business documents: business letters, reports, proposals, memoranda, leaflets, notices, meeting minutes .
  • Modern Business Communication – Cultural Diversity and Social Media Challenges
  • Business and Corporate Culture - Corporate Culture, Business Etiquette, Cross-cultural Issues
  • Business Skills - Business Presentations and Meetings
  • Negotiations
  • Case Studies
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Law
  • Integration Course
  • Seminar

The total number of teaching hours : 182 * (with assessment). * One teaching hour = 45 minutes

TEACHERS

Our language teachers were highly evaluated by a group of professors, experts from the Language Division of the European Council, who, after their visit at the University, wrote that the level of teaching and the program itself can be a model for other universities (”Poland: Experts’ Report”).

Using content and language integrated learning (CLIL) our lecturers emphasize both business content and specific business terminology and phraseology .

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Organization of classes

The program lasts for two semesters.

Classes are held once or twice a month :

Saturday - 8.45-15.45

Sunday - 8.45-15.45

The total number of teaching hours : 182 * (with assessment). * One teaching hour = 45 minutes

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Our lecturers
PhD Elżbieta Jendrych

Ms Jendrych holds a Ph.D. degree in linguistics. She is experienced in teaching Business English, English for Banking and Finance and Business Skills. Since 1995 Ms Jendrych has been working for Kozminski University as the Director of the Centre of Foreign Languages and the Head of the TOLES Language Certification Centre. She worked as a reviewer for  “The Journal of Languages and Culture”, an adviser for ‘’Intelligent Business Advanced’’ and ‘’Financial English’’ (published by Pearson). She  wrote 14 books for the study of English for Specific Purposes and numerous articles published in scientific journals in Poland and abroad. Her research interests include CLIL, business terminology, business collocations, parametric analysis of ESP texts and corpus linguistics.

PhD Halina Wiśniewska
PhD Dmytro Osiichuk
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mgr Wojciech Bagiński
Phd Szymon Wierciński

Badacz Internetu, społeczności, wykładowca. Doświadczony trener i konsultant w obszarze tworzenia modeli biznesowych, strategii wzrostu, rozwoju poprzez innowacje, tworzenia start-upów oraz spin-offów dla nowych rynków, produktów i biznesów. Posiada 10-letnie doświadczenie w realizacji projektów doradczych i prowadzeniu warsztatów dla pracowników firm takich jak: Agito, Bakoma, Euro RTV, OleOle, Nestle Polska, Aviva, Fox, Next.pl, Leroy Merlin, Benefit System, Grupa RMF oraz szeregu firm z obszaru e-commerce.

Współwłaściciel i założyciel przedsięwzięć start-upowych z obszaru e-commerce i health care.

Wykładowca akademicki w katedrze Strategii Akademii Leona Koźmińskiego oraz University of Bradford, ESC Rennes School of Business, a także kierownik projektów badawczych w dziedzinie tworzenia nowych rynków.

Jest autorem publikacji w dziedzinie strategii i innowacji oraz innowacyjnych wdrożeń strategii społecznie odpowiedzialnych. 

PhD Paweł Krzyworzeka
PhD Krzysztof Chmielewski

Adiunkt w Katedrze Marketingu ALK. Autor licznych prac z zakresu zarządzania marką. Jego zainteresowania naukowe to przede wszystkim zarzadzanie marką (branding), międzynarodowy marketing i zagadnienia z pogranicza  marketingu i finansów. Pracował w niemieckiej firmie konsultingowej zeb/rolfes.schierenbeck.associates i w centrali Citibank Deutschland w dziale Marketing Research/ Market Intelligence.  Posiada bogate doświadczenie w nauczaniu, zdobywane na studiach licencjackich, magisterskich i podyplomowych, w języku angielskim, niemieckim i polskim. Prodziekan Kolegium Zarządzania.

Alumni opinions
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Katarzyna Stawska

Business Studies in English postgraduate program is run by experienced and highly qualified lecturers. I am an English philologist and this program helped me to learn new terminology in many areas of business and to improve my language competence. In particular, this program helped me to be more self-confident when running in-company language courses.

Admission

Admission is based on the order of application.

XXV edition - admission lasts till 15th of September 2021. The program is to start in October 2021. *

 

Terms of completion

The postgraduate Business Studies in English program can be completed after passing all exams during the studies. Final verification of knowledge and language skills will be conducted through final tests in two leading subjects (1)Fundamentals of Business (with elements of Finance and Banking) and (2)Business Writing. In addition, students will be expected to write an essay on a business topic and to prepare and deliver a formal presentation

Required documents
  • Completed application form
  • Copy of the diploma**
  • 1 Photograph and a photograph in electronic JPEG format
  • National ID or passport
  • Payment slip for the amount of the admission fee
  • Copy of your current insurance policy for medical expenses and accidents
  • Additional requirement: English language level - B2/C1

** This program is classified as postgraduate studies and there are separate regulations regarding the recognition of the diplomas of higher education issued in another countries, for candidates, who would like to continue the education in Poland on postgraduate level. Please check the details here in order to find out whether your diploma would need any additional recognition process to enable you to start a postgraduate/MBA progam in Poland: Click here

Certificates:

Students have an opportunity to take a certificate exam in English for Business from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) (extra charge of about 450 PLN). LCCI examinations  are offered at two levels at the University in spring.

How to apply
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General information
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Registration

Fill in the application form

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Tuition fee
The fee should be transferred to the University account or could be settled while submitting the application form.
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Fees
Table of fees
Registration fee 250 zł
Price (possibility of payment in two installments each 3 050 zł ) 6 100 zł
Price with discount for Kozminski University graduates (possibility of payment in two installments each 2 745 zł) 5 490 zł
Price with discount for payment in full in one installment (The offered discounts (for Kozminski University Graduates, discount for payment in full and any other discounts do not cumulate. ) 5 600 zł

Admission fee should be transferred to the following account: Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego 03-301 Warszawa, ul. Jagiellońska 57/59 BANK PEKAO SA w Warszawie 20 1240 1024 1111 0010 1646 0637

Tuition should be paid to an individual account number provided in during admission to the program.

Anyone interested in receiving an INVOICE, please contact Ms. Agnieszka Fabiańska e-mail: agaf@kozminski.edu.pl

In case of an insufficient number of candidates the program might not begin.