Postgraduate Studies in International Finance

Postgraduate Studies in International Finance

Postgraduate Studies in International Finance is addressed to professionals who may or may not work in financial positions, but for whom Finance is essential for their career and who seek a unique, intensive, ambitious and entirely practical programme.

Advantages
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Unique programme – that gives the opportunity to obtain practical financial skills, regardless of the background

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Practical skills – of working with financial issues and applying new skills in decision-making activities 

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Additional benefits – the enhancement of English language skills in a business context and environment

Why study?

  • This programme is for ambitious professionals at all levels with or without previous academic education in finance, but who require professional and practical skills in finance.
  • A great number of professionals in both the private and public sectors who possess excellent technical skills in various areas find that a lack of financial expertise is preventing them from developing their business career and personal advancement.
  • As finance no longer conforms to the tradition of mechanically computing historic figures in company books, nowadays it demands that managers are proactive and can make crucial long-term decisions for their company, which this programme develops.

Are they for me?

Postgraduate Studies in International Finance is recommended to ambitious professionals at all levels with or without previous academic education in finance, but who require professional and practical skills in finance and work in: 

  • Accounting,
  • Marketing,
  • HR,
  • Sales, 
  • IT, 
  • Banking, 
  • Administration, etc.

Recommendation

As a manager of a modern organisation, the most difficult part of the business role is making decisions. Different people around you expect that you make quick targeted and fair decisions, whether these are functional decisions or strategic decisions. To make these, you need information and you need to know how to analyse it, how to project it to the future, how to compare it to other information and then take bold action. In our program we do exactly that. In fact, we take a tour along the most important parts of the management process, for example planning, organising, monitoring and controlling.

Marinos Athanassiou, Programme Director, EY Academy of Business, tutor

Curriculum

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis under IFRS with comparison to US GAAP
  • Financial Strategies, Valuations, Risk Management and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Controlling

Head of studies

prof. dr hab. Ewa Latoszek

Full Professor at SGH Warsaw School of Economics. Fields of interest: International Organizations, Development Economics, International Economics, European integration, the EU policies, SME sector. Involved in numerous national and international research. As an expert participated in Polish accession to EU.

She has also been involved as the Coordinator/ Key Staff Member in many national and international research and educational projects In 2011/12 a Project Coordinator of the EUintegRATIO (the 7th Framework Program). In 2013 granted the JM Chair Holder and in 2016 granted the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the Warsaw School of Economics (CEWSE). 

Visiting Professor in many Universities incl. European University Institute(Florence), London School of Economics, Oradea University (Romania), Canterbury University (New Zealand), NUS (Singapore). In 2014–18 the Member of 2 EC Advisory Groups of Experts under Horizon 2020.  

Strongly contributed to establishing the cooperation of SGH with Ernst & Young Co in the field of education in Poland as the Director of  joint Post-diploma studies. Main functions: President of PECSA – Polish European Community Studies Association, Member of a Steering Committee of the Research Alliance for Development, the World Bank (RAD), Member of Polish Academy of Sciences, Deputy Dean at Warsaw School of Economics,  Coordinator of European Studies- Warsaw School of Economics, Member of ECSA Board. Teaching activities: International Economics, European Integration, The Common Market of EU, Finances of EU. Author & co-author( incl. editing of over 20 books)  of over 200 publications  related to European Integration & International Organizations.

Lecturers

Resources from two well-established and highly respectable institutions, Warsaw School of Economics and EY Academy of Business, have been brought together in order to create a market-driven training programme that provides skills of quality and uniqueness hitherto unavailable. Students will receive expert, internationally acclaimed tuition from some of the best academics in the field and top professionals in EY Academy of Business. Students will gain hands-on experience of working with financial issues and apply their new skills in decision-making activities within a business context, always under the guidance of EY trainers.

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Admission

Apply now.

The following admission criteria must be met unless indicated as recommended:

  • Possess at least a bachelor’s degree from any country
  • Preferably have at least one year’s practical experience at middle management level in any area of business or government
  • Although one of the objectives is to enhance English language skills, evidence is needed that the candidate has at least intermediate (B2 level) working knowledge of the English language

Recruitment for the 7th cohort starts in June.
To apply, please, register through the Postgraduate Studies Information System (ISSP).

After registering, please, print the application form, sign it and send along with the copy of your university degree to the following address:

SGH Warsaw School of Economics
Ms. Agata Augustyniak
al. Niepodległości 162
02-554 Warsaw Poland

ISSP system is in Polish only. f you need assistance with registration, please, contact us at: azucho@sgh.waw.pl.

  • A copy of your higher education degree, signed by you, (for Polish participants) IMPORTANT: In case of degrees issued outside of Poland, you have to submit degree transcript in English. The degree needs to be translated into Polish by a certified translator.

The conditions for completing the programme are:

  • course attendance and participation in all workshops of 20 days in total,
  • a two-hour written or oral examination in English covering all courses.

Timetable

Courses take place as virtual meetings on average once every three weeks on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 4.30 pm CET.

29–30 October 2022  Finance in Modern Organisations
26–27 November 2022  Financial objectives and strategy
17–18 December 2022 Investment Appraisal and Business Valuations
14–15 January 2023  Financial Reporting Frameworks – IFRS/US GAAP
04–05 March 2023 Analysis and Interpretation of Financial Statements under IFRS and US GAAP
18–19 March 2023 Derivatives and Financial Risk Management
01–02 April 2023 Mergers, Acquisitions and Reconstructions
22–23 April 2023 Strategic Planning and Controlling
20–21 May 2023 Valuation and Accounting for Financial Instruments
10–11 June 2023 Further Analysis of Financial Statements
25 June 2023 – Examination

Group case-studies – These wil be conducted outside the class hours and on days and times agreed by the groups.

Tutor hot-line – Any time with a maximum of two days response.

Costs

Total tuition fees are PLN 8,800 + 23% VAT = PLN 10 824. Individuals are eligible for payment in two installments: 

  • I installment: PLN 5,100 + 23% VAT = PLN 6,273. To be paid until 8th October 2022.
  • II installment: PLN 4,500 + 23% VAT = PLN 5,535. To be paid until 31st January 2023.

The price is net of charges or taxes. VAT may not be applicable to non-EU entities and persons. The price includes course participation and materials for individual home-study. Students attending online should have access to a computer and connection to internet.

Payment should be made to HSBC Bank Polska in PLN, account number: 61 1280 0003 0000 0031 1251 3031. Please state the name of the studies as well as the participant’s name as payment reference.

Contact details

​Enquiries and registrations:
Katarzyna Pudelska
EY Academy of Business
e-mail: katarzyna.pudelska@pl.ey.com
phone: +48 510 201 305

Coordinator of studies
Agata Augustyniak
SGH Warsaw School of Economics
e-mail: azucho@sgh.waw.pl
phone: +48 22 564 9528

Head of studies
prof. dr hab. Ewa Latoszek
Program Director
e-mail: elatos@sgh.waw.pl
SGH Warsaw School of Economics
Collegium of Socio-Economics
Jean Monnet Chair of the European Union
41 Wiśniowa Street
Building W, rooms 65, 66 
02-520 Warsaw

Postage address
SGH Warsaw School of Economics
Al. Niepodległości 162
02-554, Warsaw Poland

Organiser
Collegium of Socio-Economics
Jean Monnet Chair of the European Union 

  • Online courses
  • Courses take place as virtual meetings on average once every three weeks on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 4.30 pm CET.
  • Total tuition fees are PLN 10 824 (possible installments).
Partner
Ewa Latoszek zd
Head of studies

prof. dr hab. Ewa Latoszek
e-mail: elatos@sgh.waw.pl

​Enquiries and registrations
COORDINATOR OF STUDIES

Agata Augustyniak
SGH Warsaw School of Economics
e-mail: azucho@sgh.waw.pl
phone: +48 22 564 9528