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General description of the University Academic authorities Address Recruitment regulations
The academic calendar Practical information for foreigners The ECTS credit transfer Other practical information

General description of the University

Welcome to "University of Economics and Administration in Bytom". WSEA is a non public Higher School established by government order in1996 as one of the first schools of this type in the Silesian region - Poland. It is located in the charming town Bytom.

The Institute of Economy, management & engineering of production, architecture & town planning, administration and political sciences offers full-time and weekend study programs for full-time employees, as well as post-diploma studies. The studies could last from 3 to 5 years depending on the chosen specialization and degree. The School's graduates are awarded either a licentiate diploma /3 years/ (Bachelor of Arts degree), engineer diploma /3.5 years/ or a Master degree diploma /2 years/. Graduates may then work in their chosen profession as well as pursue post-graduate studies.

DIRECTIONS OF STUDIES - Bachelor, Engineering, Master degrees

Physiotherapy

  • rehabilitation motor and biological renovation

Administration

  • local government
  • administration in the European Union

Management and engineering production (New)

  • Quality Management quality and technology (Engineering studies)

Politology

  • Political marketing and journalism (First degree studies)

Economy

  • International economic relations
  • Economics and organization of municipal economy
  • Economics of tourism and recreation
  • Accountancy Management
  • Enterprise management and marketing
  • Economics of transport and logistics
  • Economics - Safety management and sanitation of work
  • Management and economics in environmental protection

Weekend master study programs

  • Management of European Union structural funds
  • Economics of transport and logistics
  • Accountancy Management
  • Computer scientist in economics
  • Enterprise management and marketing
  • Public sector management
  • Economics - Safety management and sanitation of work
  • Management and economics in environmental protection

Academic authorities

Rector:

Prof. Mirosław CZAPKA, Ph.D.

Vice-president in charge of financial matters:

Urszula KONTNY, M.A.

Economy, Management and Engineering
of Production Institute's Director:

Doc. dr Barbara KLIMAS

Departament of Phisiotherapy`s Drector

Doc. dr n. med. Wojciech KOZIK

Administration and Political sciences Institute's Director:

Doc. dr Alicja JOCHYMCZYK

Director of the International Relations Department:

Luis OCHOA SIGUENCIA, M.A.

Foreign Languages Department's Director

Renata OCHOA-DĄDERSKA, M.A.

Address

University of Economics and Administration in Bytom
(Wyższa Szkoła Ekonomii i Administracji z siedzibą w Bytomiu)

ul. A.Frycza-Modrzewskiego 12
41-907 Bytom
Poland

tel.
/+48 32/ 386-85-28
/+48 32/ 387-47-42
fax/+48 32/ 386-85-28

Web:
http://www.wsea.edu.pl

E-mail:
rektorat@wsea.edu.pl
socrates@wsea.edu.pl

Recruitment regulations

Admission to the 1st semester beginning in October does not require taking entrance examinations. All secondary school graduates who have successfully completed their final examination may be admitted. In the case of foreign students, good command of Polish is required. The admission depends on the order of the submission of the application documents.

If you are interested to join us, please contact us by phone o mail to:

Admission department

University of Economics and Administration in Bytom

ul. A.Frycza-Modrzewskiego 12
41-907 Bytom
Poland

tel.
/+48 32/ 386-85-28
/+48 32/ 387-47-42

Fax
/+48 32/ 386-85-28

E-mail: rektorat@wsea.edu.pl

The academic calendar

The studies are organized in semester cycles.
The detailed organization of the academic year:

1st semester (winter)
Instruction
September 29th, - January 23th,
End of the year holidays
December 22nd, - January 2nd,
First / second examination session January 24th, - March 30th,
2nd semester (summer)
Instruction
February 09th, - May 29th,
Spring holidays
April 09th, - April 26th,
First / second examination session May 30st,  - September 30th,

Practical information for incoming foreign students


Language courses

Incoming students are encouraged to know as much Polish as they can before arriving, as it is the language in which they will have their lessons. As many of the teaching staff speak foreign languages it is possible to have personal tutorials. Although the University does not provide regular Polish language classes (they are available elsewhere in the town, on payment), it offers weekly tuition for those requesting it.

Accommodation

On application, accommodation (generally small apartments with either single bedrooms or shared bedrooms plus kitchen facilities) can be found through the agencies working at the University.

For further details, you may contact ird@wsea.edu.pl or visit the National Agency web page at: Come and study in Poland

Luis Ochoa Siguencia
Director
International Relations Department
University of Economics and Administration in Bytom

ul.A.Frycza-Modrzewskiego 12
41-907 Bytom
Poland

tel. /+48 32/ 386-85-28

Fax /+48 32/ 386-85-28
E-mail: ird@wsea.edu.pl

The ECTS credit transfer

The students study at a host university on the basis of an earlier agreement. The agreement between the home and the host university ought to define the period of study as well as the student's curriculum. The student is graded and is granted credits for successfully completed courses. After his/her return to the home university the courses completed and the credits obtained for them shall be acknowledged and registered in the student's log book (index book). The students shall continue his/her studies without losing time or credits.

The students may participate in student exchange if they fulfil conditions agreed on by the home and host universities. The students ought not to make any additional payments in the host university. The student ought not to be deprived of scholarships he/she is entitled to during the period of study at a different university. The exchange period may last from three months to one year. Only students who have completed their first year of study may participate in student exchange programmes.

The principles of credit granting at WSEA.

The student obtains credits for successful completion of (i.e. obtaining a positive grade in) a laboratory class, a seminar, class, lecture and other types of classes. The student completes a given semester on having obtained 30 credits. The allocation of credits to the particular courses is based on the following principle:
60 hours of lecture, seminar, class = 4 ECTS credits;
The courses ending with an examination or indicated as a prerequisite to completion of other courses are allocated additional credits: from 1 to 3.
The basic criterion for ECTS credit granting to the student is the expenditure of work done by him/ her, required to complete the given course. Therefore, courses requiring a significant expenditure of individual work, e.g. a bachelor's seminar in the 3rd year study connected with the preparation and writing of the Bachelor's degree dissertation.
The ECTS credit allocation is updated in every academic year.
During the 3 years of study, before the being granted the title of the Bachelor, the student is obliged to obtain 180 ECTS credits in total.

The grading scale used at WSEA versus the ECTS grading scale

The grading scale used at GWSP
The ECTS grading scale
A definition adopted in the EU programmes
5.0 bardzo dobry
(very good)
A - excellent
Remarkable achievements
- only secondary mistakes permitted
4.5 dobry plus
(good plus)
B - very good
above average
- certain mistakes allowed
4.0 dobry
(good)
C - good
generally good work
with noticeable mistakes
3.5 dostateczny plus
(satisfactory plus)
D - not good enough
satisfactory, but with significant
fundamental shortcomings
3.0 dostateczny
(satisfactory)
E - poor
the results of work fulfil minimum criteria
2.0 niedostateczny
(unsatisfactory)
F - bad (fail)
the results of work do not fulfil the minimum criteria - credits may be granted if the student revises the whole of the material

Currently used grading scale at WSEA (according to the study rules in force)

bardzo dobry 5 very good equivalent of A in the ECTS scale
dobry plus 4+ good plus equivalent of B in the ECTS scale
dobry 4 good equivalent of C in the ECTS scale
dostateczny plus 3+ satisfactory plus equivalent of D in the ECTS scale
dostateczny 3 satisfactory equivalent of E in the ECTS scale

Other practical information

Important phone numbers

997 - The Police
998 - The Fire Service
999 - The Ambulance
913 - Telephone information