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University of Warsaw - Faculty of Economics: Profile

Study in one of the most dynamic cities in Central-Eastern Europe. The University of Warsaw (Poland), has one of the best universities in the region and offers both undergraduate and graduate programmes in finance and economics. 



The Faculty of Economic Sciences’ degree programmes combine a solid foundation of academic education with high-quality specialised knowledge; which without one cannot smoothly function in a modern economic environment.

The Faculty of Economics

The Faculty of Economics

Undergraduate Programme

Finance and international Investment: This programme aims to provide students with professional knowledge of economic mechanisms with instruments of international financial markets. Students learn how to manage modern financial engineering instruments of multinational corporations, are supplied with the knowledge of foreign exchange risk management techniques, optimization, corporate finance and international relations, especially these associated with investing in assets. The programme provides students with skills that enable them to prepare state-of-the-art analyses of the market value of enterprises and financial statements in accordance with accounting standards.

Graduates will possess high qualifications of modern analytical methods and tools underpinned by broad social knowledge, and will gain expertise in financial markets and institutions, international financial management, monetary policy, banking, insurance and accounting.

Graduate Programmes

Quantitative Finance (20th Financial Markets programme worldwide according to Eduniversal ranking): The distinctive feature of this programme is a combination of the overall fundamentals of the economic theory with a specialized knowledge of finance, which has been appreciated by international ranking providers. The basic aim of this specialisation is to provide students with theoretical knowledge of quantitative finance combined with its practical applications in financial institutions, including the latest trends in the financial world. This programme was designed after the detailed analysis of many other similar programmes: Quantitative Finance, Financial Econometrics, Financial Engineering and Financial Economics, which are taught at the best universities worldwide.

Inside the faculty

International Economics (double degree with Lisbon, Louvain, Wien, etc.):
This programme offers cutting-edge knowledge and skills in the field of international economics and is one of the best Master’s degree programmes in International Economics in Central and Eastern Europe. The selection of courses aims at providing students with a solid base in economics at an advanced level and making them familiar with the latest issues related to international economics used in scientific research, business and international institutions.

Students of the International Economics programme are also offered an opportunity to obtain a double degree diploma:

Once participants of double-degree programmes have completed their first year in Warsaw, they have the opportunity to spend their second year at a partner university in Austria (University of Vienna), Belgium (Catholic University of Louvain) or Hungary (Central European University in Budapest).

The University of Warsaw library

The University of Warsaw library

Development Economics: The programme which aims to provide necessary foundations in economics and policy design to future development specialists and advisors in international and governmental development agencies as well as non-governmental organisations.

English is the sole language of instruction as both students and lecturers make up an international environment. The programme adheres to the strictest academic standards and leads to the degree of 'magister', corresponding to Master of Arts.

The Development Economics programme is dedicated to people who wish to get involved in issues related to creating the foundations for a stable and sustainable economic growth in developing countries. Studies are prepared for candidates from all over the world, with particular attention to applicants from countries of the Global South.

For more information about our postgraduate PhD in Economics click here.