About SGH Warsaw School of Economics

About SGH Warsaw School of Economics

Founded in 1906, SGH Warsaw School of Economics (Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie, SGH) is the leading public university of economics and business in Poland. SGH Warsaw School of Economics offers many opportunities to study economics and business. Besides Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degree programmes, SGH also offers postgraduate and executive studies for people interested in lifelong learning. Our educational system complies with the Bologna Declaration, which assumes:

· higher education based on two main cycles: undergraduate studies (Bachelor) geared to the employment market and lasting at least three years and graduate studies (Master), which may be followed by third-cycle doctoral studies,

· adoption of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), I introduction of the European diploma supplement,

· mobility of students, teachers and researchers,

· cooperation with regard to quality assurance,

· European dimension of higher education.

SGH has always been open to exchanging knowledge, and sharing educational and research experience with other academic centres. SGH cooperates with over 300 universities all over the world, and takes part in research activities conducted in collaboration with centres abroad. Each year academics from various countries visit SGH to attend seminars and conferences, give lectures and participate in joint research projects. SGH is involved in several international programmes for staff and students alike, including double degree programmes offered in cooperation with 16 partner universities. Every year, nearly 500 SGH students complete parts of their curricula abroad.

As the only Polish academic member of CEMS, SGH also offers the prestigious CEMS Master’s in International Management programme. We are accredited by: EQUIS, AMBA, BSIS, IQA (CEEMAN), ACCA.

SGH in 2022 joined CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences. Such membership is a new level of international academic cooperation. It brings innovative educational and civic engagement opportunities to our students. They will have a chance to complete additional international exchanges as well as special teaching projects conducted jointly with CIVICA universities: Sciences Po, Bocconi, LSE, CEU, EUI, Hertie School, SSE, SNSPA and IE University.

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Are you planning a career in business? Or perhaps you wish to increase your skills? If so, then Bachelor’s degree studies are your first step on the path towards an academic degree. We offer a flexible schedule of interesting classes, foreign language courses of the highest quality, and assistance in internship placement, as well as an opportunity to gain experience by participating in one of many student organisations operating at SGH. Bachelor Programmes: Global Business, Finance and Governance; International Economics; Management; Quantitative Methods in Economics and Information Systems.



Would you like to combine studies with professional advancement? Have you already graduated from a first-cycle or long-cycle study programme? Join the SGH community and study at the best economic university in Poland! Master's degree Programmes: Advanced Analytics – Big Data; Finance and Accounting with ACCA qualification (practical profile); Global Business, Finance and Governance; International Business; International Master Program in Management Accounting.



The purpose of SGH Doctoral School is to provide support in conducting the research needed for writing and defending doctoral theses as well as to convey cutting-edge world knowledge in the selected areas of social sciences and research methodology in terms of the learning outcomes of qualification level 8 of the Polish Qualification Framework. SGH is authorised to confer the scientific degree of doktor of social sciences in the following fields: Economics and Finance; Management and Quality Sciences; Political and Administration Sciences.




Management program allowed me to gain multidisciplinary business knowledge and master two foreign languages. Thanks to the flexible university schedule, I was able to use the acquired skills in practice and do internships at the leading international companies. In addition, SGH's wide network of the partner universities gave me an amazing possibility to spend one semester abroad and experience other cultures.

Anna Krupiak - Alumna of Management at Warsaw School of Economics (Bachelor of Arts grade in 2020)

What would be your advice for the SGH students, especially international ones, dreaming about own company?

I would advise them to work hard (effectively) to see that dream come true. Seek help any time they feel it needed and learn through the process until they achieve their goals.

Valuable lesson to share with SGH students (resulting from success, failure or different experience).

You don’t not need to have a very clear picture of the business you want to do. Just start working on vague idea you have. A clear picture will come out as time comes.

Ivan Shema -Alumnus of International Business at Warsaw School of Economics (Master of Arts grade in 2017)

What would be your advice for the SGH students, especially international ones, dreaming about career in diplomacy?

My undergraduate studies at SGH, a highly reputed international university, were the first steps for me to discover the path to the success of my career. I managed to concretize my passion for diplomacy through the concrete opportunities this university offered me, through direct contacts with senior officials, conferences, student internships. Student life at SGH is an excellent opportunity to be active and create different networks and interpersonal contacts, whereby you have the opportunity to develop. If you believe you have the ability to understand different cultures and the ability to build bridges of communication then SGH helps you develop and materialize this passion in the field of international relations.

Shkëlzen Macukulli

Alumnus of bachelor’s and master studies in SGH Warsaw School of Economics with specialisation in International Business and International Relations (Master of Arts grade in 2010 and 2011)