Faculty of Economic Sciences

Structure

The faculty consists of 18 departments. 7 of them are grouped in the following institutes:

Additionally, there are 11 separate departments within the faculty frame.

Levels of study

Diplomas and degrees

Major fields of study

The College authorities care for maintaining a comprehensive profile of studies, with a strong basis in micro- and macroeconomic aspects of management, supplemented by a wide range of subjects, from strictly quantitative disciplines to social and humanistic ones.

The Faculty offers five fields of study: economics, European studies, finance and accounting, international economic relations, and management.

Students can choose from 20 specialist studies: company management, european studies, finance and accounting for companies, finance and accounting for public sector, financial intermediation and consulting, global financial markets, investments and real estate, logistic processes and projects, product management, international business, international spatial development, management of EU supported projects

and structural funds, market analysis, marketing communication, natural resources management, public economy, product management, enterprise in the uniform european market, marketing management, economics in didactics and research.

Faculty Authorities

Dean

Dr hab. Marek Łyszczak, prof. UE

Deputy Dean for Student Affairs
Dr hab. Witold Kowal, prof. UE

Deputy Dean for Societies and Student Financial Support
Dr hab. Andrzej Graczyk, prof. UE

Deputy Dean for Past-time Courses and Postgraduate Studies
Dr hab. Jędrzej Chumiński, prof. UE

Deputy Dean for College Promotion and International Cooperation
Prof. dr hab. Stanisław Korenik

Research Areas

Research is carried out in the fields of economics and social science. Their research resulted in multiple studies and monographs for business sector, scientific publications, and conference papers. Our academics are also authors of many textbooks, books, and articles in domestic and foreign periodics. Research and works for the business sector concentrate on the following areas:

Ecological Economics

The theory and practice of sustainable development, environmental determinants of economic growth and development, ecological external cost and its internalization, environmental effects of foreign trade and integration, economic aspects of protective activities on the level of macroeconomic and regional policies, sustainable policy and its instruments, economic loss and damage caused by environmental pollution, management of environmental protection, environmental protection financing, natural resource management, eco-agriculture, economic problems of company operation in the environment, and the history of ecological thought.

Economic Policy

The Chair cooperates with a number of university departments in Poland and abroad on issues of European socio-economic development and policy on economic and regional level. The range of research and didactic interests of the Chair involves: economic policy, European integration, international political relations, economics of monetary integration, EU regional policy, evaluation of international economies, operation of EU labor markets, and the public sector in a market economy.

Economics and Organisation of Enterprise

The subject of company studies: organization of production and labor, company-level planning, organization of multi-outlet enterprises, economic cooperation between companies, company resources management, modern concepts, and methods of company management.

Finance, Banking and Insurance

Public and self-government financing, market of financial services, economics of financial intermediaries, company financial management, international finance and global financial markets, central and commercial banking, and insurance, as well as regulative and institutional aspects of capital markets.

Forecasting and Economic Analysis

Economic modeling and prognostics, quantitative analyses and prognostics of macro-, mezzo- (lines of business) and microeconomic processes (prognostics of micro- and macroenvironment of a company, prognostics of company-related processes – sales, finances), company prognostics systems, theoretical background of prognostic methods, demographic analyses and forecasts, modeling of birthrates and mortality rates, and methodology of demographic forecasts.

History of Economy

The research profile of the Chair concentrates on modernization processes of post-war Polish society. Studies are aimed at evaluation and appraisal of economic, social, and political consequences of the communist system in Poland, with particular emphasis on regional issues of Lower Silesia. International Trade.

Macroeconomics

Methodology of economic sciences, contemporary development of economic thought, theory and practice of market economy and national economy, economic activities, EU integration processes, knowledge-based economy, wage policy and wage theory, labor market and unemployment, Polish fiscal system, institutions of the financial sector, functions of the World Trade Organization (WTO), theory of monetary crises, human resource management, consumption, consumer behaviors, and the economic stability.

Microeconomics

Theory of transactional cost, economic theory of property rights and agencies, and theory of interest groups, de-nationalization, market development, and market regulations in Poland.

Marketing

Adapting ideas of marketing and development of marketing management in enterprises, especially in the area of services, the range and conditions of applying marketing techniques in Polish companies, determinants and instruments for shaping market participant behavior (including consumer behavior and strategies for companies and other organizations – in particular, cultural institutions), the role of consumer behavior in creation and implementation of company marketing strategies, methodology of conducting and deploying marketing research in economic practice (pricing strategies, image, communication across cultures), household living standards in the period of systemic transformation in Poland, and consumption in Europe.

Economics Mathematics

Role and consequences of information flow in economic activity, and particularly issues concerning influence of entities’ imperfect knowledge of how the market works, actions for environmental protection and other decisions by organisations, problems of economic uncertainty, theory and practice of macroeconomic policy, and experimental economics.

Philosophy and Social Communication

Evolution of values in Polish society in the phase of systemic transformation, issues on so-called middle class, image of a Polish businessman and manager, social communication in business, hermeneutic philosophy and philosophy of culture, philosophy of politics and history of philosophy.

Sociology and Social Policy

Social policy, such as education, labor market, unemployment, public health, social insurance systems, housing policy, poverty and social marginalization, non-profit organizations, social role of a company, and problems of the contemporary family, research on labor sociology and management addresses processes of communication and motivation, personality, power and leadership, and managerial stress, studies on determinants of social life, institution and grassroots control, social groups, group role and position, culture and its impact on social life, needs, attitudes, motivating factors, behaviors, and sociologic concepts of social development.

Strategic Management

strategic management, resourcefulness, innovation in industry, family businesses, economics and industrial policy, and social responsibilities of a company, management of processes and projects in organizations (concepts, methods, and management techniques), computer-aided management, organization of processes and projects, processes in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) integrated systems, management of production and logistics (systems, methods and tools of production/logistics management, logistic chains and networks, organization of production and logistics, and it tools in production and logistics), controlling of processes and projects, company controlling, management in small and medium-sized enterprises, and management of EU-supported projects.

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