Business Studies in English  

About the program

Program Coordinator: 

Ms Elżbieta Jendrych, Ph.D.

angielski@kozminski.edu.pl

Ms Jendrych has 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.
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.

PARTICIPANTS OF THE PROGRAM 

  • 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

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.

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.

Subjects and schedule

PROGRAM FRAMEWORK 

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 .

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

    DATES OF MEETINGS:  

    • 19-20.10.2019
    • 23-24.11.2019
    • 07-08.12.2019
    • 25-26.01.2020
    • 15-16.02.2020
    • 29.02.- 01.03.2020

    Admission

    ADMISSION PROCEDURE  

    • Admission is based on the order of application.
    • XXIII edition - admission lasts till 22th of February. The program is to start in March 2019. *

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS  

    • Completed application form
    • Copy of  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

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

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS 

    • English language level B2/C1.

    Tution

    Tuition 

    • Registration fee: 200 zł
    • Price: 5400 zł – possibility of payment in two installments each 2700 zł
    • Price with discount for Kozminski University Graduates: 4860 zł * – possibility of payment in two installments each 2430 zł
    •  Price with discount for payment in full: 5100 zł *

    * The offered discounts (for Oferowane zniżki Kozminski University Graduates, discount for payment in full and any other discounts do not cumulate)

    BANK ACCOUNT

    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. 

    Participants interested in receiving a VAT invoice should contact: mcybulska@kozminski.edu.pl

    Kontakt: 
    Agnieszka Pastuszka

    Doradca edukacyjny

    Contact 

    Małgorzata Cybulska