Structure of studies, degrees and modes of study
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Master’s degree study program in the field of Finance and Accounting at Vistula University is addressed to students who have already obtained a Bachelor’s degree in this area or in the scope of economic sciences and would like to develop further to become experts in the field of finance and accounting. Thanks to the support of our staff and adequate structure and content of the study program, our offer is also available to graduates of other faculties.
During your Master’s studies in Finance and Accounting at Vistula University in Warsaw, you will consolidate the knowledge acquired during the Bachelor’s studies, but also gain completely new, specialized qualifications. You will acquire thorough knowledge about the macroeconomic and financial processes taking place on the level of companies and state economies, as well as on the international level including the EU economy. You will gain proficient knowledge about the operation of financial institutions and the analysis of economic and financial phenomena. We will teach you how to make accurate diagnoses of phenomena and processes occurring in the area of finance and accounting. You will learn how to prepare financial statements, develop business plans, estimate property value and assess investment projects. We will help you develop skills necessary to prepare financial plans and budgets, as well as manage the assets and liabilities of financial institutions.
Vistula University in Warsaw offers the highest level of education. Our academic staff of experienced practitioners, internationalized environment and openness to various cultures will provide you with a new perspective on the issues of finance and accounting.
The field of Finanase and Accounting at Vistula University has been awarded the prestigious ACCA accreditation. Graduates who have successfully completed the ACCA modules can be exempted from all ACCA examinations at the Fundamentals level. This allows them to begin the process of obtaining the ACCA professional qualification faster and to become a member of this international organization certifying professionals in the field of finance and accounting. Such qualifications will enhance your position on the labour market both in Poland and abroad. The ACCA accreditation is granted only to universities whose programs and exams meet the high requirements set by this organization. Graduates in this field of study will automatically complete four modules required by ACCA. To obtain the remaining 5, students need to pass relevant exams according to the requirements defined by this organization.
For more information on ACCA see: https://www.accaglobal.com.
Students can also choose a CIMA-accredited programme. Thanks to the accreditation, they can gain competences during the teaching process, – which are recognised all over the world – and are the most sought-after and up-to-date in the area of finance and management. and students will be able to take advantage of exemptions from CIMA exams, as well. They will also gain access to scholarships.
For more information on CIMA.
The Finance and Accounting field of study at Vistula University in Warsaw holds the 3rd position among all non-public universities providing such studies in Poland, according to the Perspektywy University Ranking 2021.
Finance and Accounting – Master’s degree studies at Vistula University in Warsaw have once again been approved by the Polish Accreditation Committee. The field received a positive opinion which testifies to the high level of our Univeristy’s educational offer.
The PKA emphasized that the study program in this field takes into account the needs of both students and the socio-economic environment, in particular demands of the labour market. Our academic staff was also praised for their competences, experience and qualifications. The PKA pointed out our University’s modern teaching and research infrastructure, vivid cooperation with the business environment, including employers, and comprehensive activities in the field of student support.
Finanase and Accounting – Master’s degree study program at Vistula University in Warsaw is also available as online studies. If you are busy at work, travel a lot, or for any other reason cannot follow the full-time or part-time study programs, this is an ideal solution.
This speciality will introduce you to the issues related to the tax system and its functioning. You will learn how to define the concept of tax risk and understand the merits and functions of taxes. We will teach you about the regulations defining specific types of taxes in relation to the tax systems adopted in the European Union countries. You will know how to determine the tax burdens of business entities, and learn about corporate financing strategies, including tax strategies, minimizing tax expenditures or their optimization. The taxation system influences the company’s value creating financial leveraging. You will learn to assess the effectiveness of financial management in financial and non-financial entities.
The studies will provide you with theoretical knowledge about the models, theories and principles formulated in the field of finance and accounting and their relations with the real economy. You will learn to use this knowledge in the practice of corporate financial management. You will gain broad competences in research in the field of finance and accounting. We will teach you selected methods and tools of description, techniques of data acquisition and modeling of phenomena and processes occurring in finance and accounting, including the use of various analytical methods for business planning and risk measurement of business and financial activities. You will be able to assess the efficiency of management in financial and non-financial entities, among others, using the methods of management accounting, efficiency management, controlling, strategic analysis and in-depth economic and financial analysis. You will learn how to identify weaknesses and threats for companies and define their development opportunities.
Banking and Private Wealth is a specialty that will allow you to expand your knowledge in the area of banking products and determine the risk taken by banks. You will learn the principles of operation of the banking sector focused on the provision of commercial services. You will gain knowledge about capital transactions and understand the principles of private banking. We will teach you how to present and explain details of baniking products, make a profitability calculation and suggest alternative forms of investment. That is why, it is a specialty focused on developing practical skills, sales and negotiations techniques in advisory, consulting and sales activities. You will know how to protect banks against risks related to Private Wealth services. Additionally, you will gain competences in the area of sales and negotiations of bank products for individual clients.
The Internal Audit specialty has been developed for students who want to gain the knowledge and qualifications necessary to become internal auditors and employees of the broadly understood controlling in the public and private sectors.
The studies will allow you to expand your knowledge about developing the company strategy and operating companies which face financial problems. You will develop managerial competences to run enterprises with financial problems and lead them to the path of increasing efficiency. You will learn how strategic analysis can be used to restructure a company to avoid bankruptcy. You will gain detailed knowledge in the field of bankruptcy law, restructuring law and new changes to the Commercial Companies Code and the possibility of obtaining state aid. We will teach you about the development of a restructuring plan and measures needed to save the company. You will find out how to valuate companies and obtain EU funds for horizontal, sectoral and regional aid. You will get acquainted with the rules of developing and implementing a recovery plan (including merging and dividing as well as capital and legal transformations), restructuring the enterprise to reduce its debt, simulating the recovery from a financial slump and developing restructuring stages.
The study program of the Finance and Accounting field – Master’s degree studies at Vistula University has been tailored to the demands and expectations of the market. It is conducted by professional staff that consists of not only recognized academic lecturers, but also many highly experienced practitioners. This will give you an opportunity to deepen your knowledge from the area of a chosen specialty and at the same time to gain a practical skills set in two large areas of knowledge, namely, finance and accounting. We can also offer 9 ACCA modules to the most ambitious students. The studies in the field of finance at Master’s level will give you an insight into the financial sector with particular emphasis on the activities of banks operating internationally. On the other hand, studies in the field of accounting at Master’s level will prepare you to work as an accountant. After obtaining an accounting certificate awarded by the Minister of Finance, you will also be able to run your own accounting office.
The Finance and Accounting field of study at Vistula University in Warsaw holds the 3rd position among all non-public universities providing such studies in Poland, according to the Perspektywy University Ranking 2022.
All graduates of Finance and Accounting at Vistula University in Warsaw automatically receive a supplement confirming passing four out of nine ACCA exams at the basic level. The remaining five exams are credited after passing individual exams. ACCA is one of the most prestigious professional qualifications in the field of finance and accounting, recognized by employers worldwide. An ACCA certificate will increase your chances of promotion to managerial positions.
The study program is based on global standards, cooperation with foreign students and the opportunity to participate in classes conducted in English. The studies will also prepare you to work abroad.
The education program is tailored to market demands. It is consulted with private and public sector employers who are looking for specialists with thorough and up-to-date knowledge in finance and accounting.
The program is implemented by research and teaching staff, including not only recognized academic lecturers, but also practitioners. They are experts in their fields, business leaders and experienced employees of state administration. They will help you enter a world that is inaccessible to others. You will learn how to use theoretical knowledge in practice.
The Finance and Accounting Bachelor’s degree study program is also available as online studies. It is a modern form of studying carried out at Vistula University with the use of the latest ICT technologies.
Studies in Finance and Accounting have been developed in such a w provide you with the widest possible choice as regards specialties of this part of the financial sector in which you wish to become a specialist and pursue your professional career. Finance and Accounting graduates will have many interesting and profitable jobs. The future workplace depends on the specialty that you choose.
Student internships and job placements
The study program is an excellent opportunity to acquire not only theoretical but also practical knowledge. You will gain valuable experience by taking up internships and job placements in leading companies we cooperate with. Thanks to this, you will take your first steps in the profession and enhance your CV. You will uncover the specific character of working in your selected area. You will meet new people and make valuable contacts. This experience will open many professional opportunities for you. You will get an exciting and highly paid job.
Vistula Universities offer a rich scholarship system that will allow you to substantially reduce the cost of education. You can apply for a social scholarship, scholarship for academic performance, sports and artistic achievements, and an allowance. We also offer various promotions. You can benefit from them.Check the available options
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Where can I find the timetable?
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