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ECONOMICS

Bachelor in Economics is an undergraduate program taught fully in English at the Faculty of Economics and Sociology at the University of Lodz. The program gives students thorough knowledge of economics, allowing them to understand the mechanisms behind contemporary economies and to gain skills necessary to solve problems that can be encountered in everyday business practice.

 Adventages of the program:

  • completion of the program gives broad knowledge in the field of economics, it helps to understand the mechanisms behind contemporary economies, and makes it possible to develop knowledge and skills with regards to quantitative tools and methods used in economic research or employed to solve practical business problems,
  • the program helps students to build adequate attitudes and social competences, allowing them to play active roles in development of their societies, with particular emphasis on the economic well-being,
  • the courses and specialties taken by students give them chance to gain practical skills, which are further developed during internships and voluntary services,
  • the program is directed at those who are oriented towards benefiting from the possibilities created by the European integration and development of global economy. After completion of the program students are well prepared to work in companies, organizations and institutions both on local and global markets,
  • graduates are prepared to continue their education at Master level. According to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages their English proficiency is B2.

Courses

Physical education, Ethics, Introduction to sociology, Introduction to law, Mathematics, Microeconomics I, Management, Protection of intellectual property, Marketing, Economic history, Foreign language, Information technology, Statistics, Macroeconomics I, European integration economics, Introduction to accounting, Economy and environment, Economic policy, Knowledge-based economy, Institutions of market economy, Public finance, Labour market economics, Economics in foreign language seminar, Econometrics, Corporate finance, Establishing and running a small firm, Social policy, International economic relations, Bachelor`s seminar, Apprenticeships, Financial markets, Controlling, Preparation and defending the Bachelor`s dissertation.

Complete study programme of bachelor degree of Economics

Specialties:

  • Advanced Economic and Financial Analysis,
  • Business on International Market.

Graduates of bachelor in Economic:

  • have knowledge allowing them to conduct independent economic analyses,
  • understand economic mechanisms taking place in contemporary economies,
  • know quantitative methods employed in economic research,
  • can interpret economic, social and financial phenomena and are able to indicate reasons and consequences of economic decisions,
  • are able to use economic data and are prepared to predict economic processes and phenomena using standard methods and tools,
  • are able to prepare reports and analyses aimed at facilitating decision making and can verify correctness of results and interpret them,
  • are able to form practical conclusions that may be useful for decision makers, 
  • demonstrate independence and responsibility with respect to their duties and are able to investigate creative and optimal solutions,
  • gain ability to critically asses their own knowledge and skills,
  • are well prepared to participate actively in groups that pursue specific socio-economic goals,
  • show willingness to actively improve their skills, openness to the world and other people.

The graduates of Bachelor in Economics can work in companies representing a wide range of industries, as well as in banks, financial institutions, central administration, self-government, non-profit organizations, both in their home countries and abroad. They are also well prepared for starting their own businesses.

The graduates of Bachelor in Economics can continue their education at Master level in a wide range of institutions in countries that have implemented the Bologna Process. They can also benefit from choosing from a great selection of post-graduate courses offered by the University of Lodz, for example Master in Economics  and International Business taught in English at the Faculty of Economics and Sociology.

  • Standard full-time completion of the program is 3 years (6 semesters)
  • No more than 60 students can be accepted
  • Tuition fee - 3000 PLN
  • The program ends with a bachelor exam and the graduate gets a Bachelor degree which is legal prerequisite for continuing studies at a Master level

ETHICS IN BUSINESS

The main aim of  course is to introduce students to basic notions and ideas of ethics, as part of philosophy, and business ethics as part of ethics. We will approach the topic from two different perspectives: philosophical and economical. There are 7 general topics that we will discuss: the relations between ethics and business ethics - the need for philosophical approach, ethics and its four paradigms, free market and corporate responsibility, economic justice and consumer rights, business, relativism and human rights, conflict of interests, globalization and its problems.

MATHEMATICS

The aim of the subject is to introduce the elements of mathematical analysis and linear algebra and to apply these tools in economics.

MICROECONOMICS I

The course aim is to familiarize students with the problems of the functioning of market economy and its main actors: product markets, households, firms and markets of production factors. Additionally, it goal is to pay attention to the basic failures of the market and the role of the state in reduction of those failures.

MANAGEMENT

The essential purpose of subject is presented of auditors with fundamental knowledge of management in organization: mission, planning and control, leadership and managers, strategy, organizing in organization etc.

ECONOMIC HISTORY

The aim of course  is to present students an economic history if Poland and the world, to show the origins and stages in the market economy. To present the development of the world economy from ancient times till the beginning of 21st century. To search long-term tendencies in the factors of development. To encourage students to study historical material associated with economical matters. To support critical and analytical approach to history of economic thought. The accent is put on shaping the world population, income, international trade and global processes.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Presentation of tools to support and automate office work. Getting to know the guidelines for creating a multimedia presentation. Effective use of available software in the analysis of economic data.

MACROECONOMICS I

The course aims to familiarize students with the problems of international economic integration on the example of the European Union. During the course students learn about the evolution of European integration and about basic rules governing its functioning. What`s more integration processes in particular areas of economic integration are analyzed (customs union, common market, economic and monetary union, coordination of common policies) and effects of integration at different stages of integration. Problematic areas in the process of integration and challenges facing the EU are indicated, as well.

ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT

The course aims to present students the role of the environment in economic processes, classifies natural resources, defines human pressure on the natural environment, describes signs of anthropogenic impact on the local, regional (international), and the global environment associated with various forms of economic activity, names methods of the valuation of natural environment and ecosystem services, names the principles, objectives and methods of environmental policy in Poland and the European Union, describes the reasons for the rise of the ecological crisis in the world and ways to measure anthropogenic.

ECONOMIC POLICY

Course objectives are familiarizing students with the issues concerning economic policy, its determinants, instruments of particular policies (sectoral and instrumental), instruments applied for achieving the aims of economic policy. Acquiring theoretical knowledge concerning chosen issues of economic policy and the skills to apply this knowledge to asses the economic policy performed in Poland since 1990.

KNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMY

The aim of course is to present workings of the knowledge-based economy in contemporary economy. Explaining interdependence between elements of knowledge-based economy. Understanding knowledge management in the company.

LABOUR MARKET ECONOMICS

The aim of the subject is the students familiarization with main principles of functioning of the job market, and also with main problems of Polish job market.

ECONOMETRICS

The main objective of this course is to provide basic training on econometric methods together with optimization techniques. Practical applications of the methods and tools discussed at the lectures will be presented using Excel.

CORPORATE FINANCE

The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the subject, the principles and objectives of corporate financial management, sources of information and discussion of selected methods and tools used for decision-making in the area of financial management. The main issues include the development of business, financial and asset situation and management of net profit.

ESTABLISHING AND RUNNING A SMALL FIRM

The aim of the subject is to relay basic knowledge to the student and to teach him/her some practical skills concerning establishing and running an own company.

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS

The course aims to familiarize students with the issue of international economic relations between the entities of the world economy. During the course, students are acquainted with the types of entities and their role in the world economy, as well as with the types of economic relations between them and the evolution of these relations. These relations may take a form of: international trade and/or international flows of factors of production, and they both are the subject of the analysis during the course. The analysis refers to the theoretical studies on these flows, the reasons for them, their effects, main tendencies and the rules governing international policies in these fields. The issue of international payments, that accompany international trade and international flows of production factors, is also discussed, that is: an exchange rate, the international monetary system, exchange rate systems and the balance of payments.

Professor Joanna Działo

Head of Economic Mechanisms Department, Institute of Economics

Scientific interests: macroeconomics, fiscal policy, state aid and competition policy.

Scientific achievements:
Co-author of a textbook in economics: Background of Economics  ed. by R. Milewski, E. Kwiatkowski;
Author of  about 50 scientific articles;
Author of several papers at international conferences;
Participant of several domestic scientific projects.

Other scientific and organisational activities:

Expert in the Ministry of National Education in the range of entrepreneurship textbooks and courses for secondary schools, since 2003
Campus Europae Coordinator, Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Lodz, 2008-2012
Pro-Dean for Study Programmes and Quality of Education, Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Lodz, since 2012

Professor Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski

Chair of Macroeconomics, Institute of Economics

Scientific interests: macroeconomics, macroeconomic policy, labour economics.

Fellowships:

London School of Economics, 1991
University in Giessen, Germany, 1992
Politechnical University in Berlin, Germany, 1992

Scientific achievements:

Author of 4 books in economics - the most important: Unemployment. A Theoretical Background
Co-author of 5 textboks in economics – the most important: Background of Economics  ed by. R.Milewski, E.Kwiatkowski
Author of  200 scientific articles
Author of several papers at international conferences
Participant of several scientific international projects

Professor Michał Mackiewicz

Department of Economic Mechanisms, Institute of Economics

Scientific interests: quantitative methods, fiscal policy, political economy, applications in market research

Fellowships:

Scholarship in Bonn, Marie Curie Programme, 2005
Scholarship in Regensburg, Erasmus Programme, 1999


Professor Rafał Matera

Department of History of Economic Thought and Economic History, Institute of Economics

Scientific interests: economic history, history of economic thought, international political relations, global economy, transatlantic relations

Fellowships:

Grant of Ministry of Education of Denmark at the University of Copenhagen,  2000
Program Director of Congress of Political Economists, Cope International, 2003-2005
Member of Directors’ Board of Congress of Political Economists, Cope International, since 2005
Erasmus’ Grants In Teaching Mobility Program (Romania-Yassy; Spain-Santiago De Compostela; Turkey-Istanbul And Ankara), 2010-2013
ERASMUS Coordinator, Faculty of Economics and Sociology, University of Lodz, since 2012


Professor Ryszard Piasecki

Head of Department of Development Economics, Institute of Economics

Scientific interests: transnational corporations, foreign investments, competitiveness of the Polish economy in the EU

Other scientific and organisational activities:

General  Consul of Brazil, 1994-1998
Polish Ambassador in Chile, 2009-2012

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