STUDY HARD, PLAY HARD
This is a motto that is the essence of our idea of delivering CEMS MIM Programme at SGH. We believe that studies in International management should be a combination of challenging and practice-oriented courses, seminars, and projects combined with well-integrated leisure time activities that expose MIM students to local (and regional) cultures, traditions, and everyday life. Interaction with a highly diversified group of students (recruited globally) in the dynamically developing and vibrant city of Warsaw means only one – satisfaction guaranteed!
Our promise has been just confirmed in student evaluations of our courses, student services, and management and networking opportunities that resulted in the 2016/2017 academic year in being awarded the prestigious title:
CEMS SCHOOL OF THE YEAR
along with an individual award to Prof. Jacek Miroński for The Best Term 2 Core Course on "Global Management Practice"
STUDY HARD means that CEMS MIM courses we offer are carefully selected in terms of quality of contents and teaching. It means that they are international, interactive, practice-oriented (even if they are based on an extensive theoretical foundation), and challenging to develop your personal and intellectual competencies. We are very open to the strong cooperation between faculty members and company representatives. As the result we offer, or currently developing four courses that are designed and co-delivered by practitioners representing such corporations as McKinsey and Company, Procter & Gamble, l’Oreal, or Kearney.
The highest academic standard means that class size is moderate (up to 35 or 40 students), the workload is adequate to distinguish CEMS MIM courses among our regular offer, and each course is subject to a regular quality assessment that provides lecturers with feedback on how their classes are perceived by students.
We realise, that despite all efforts, it is impossible to satisfy everybody, especially demanding students interested in a variety of topics. That is why, we have prepared to you a relatively wide selection of diversified (in terms of topics) courses: functional ones, for those who take at SGH courses they are required at home university, specific ones, to those more interested in the process of systemic transition or economies and business of Central and Eastern Europe, and finally “hot-topic” courses that tackle recent developments in theory and practice. All of them, are enriched in company-delivered courses, that focus on the development of various managerial skills.
A similar approach is taken when selecting Business Projects and skill seminars, which by definition are very much practical in contents and develop your practical skills or just let you apply them in real-life business situations.
STUDY HARD means study effectively and with the pleasure of gaining new knowledge and skills!
In Poland, people quite often refer to study times as the best period in their life. Definitely, there are several reasons for that, and not all of them are referred to hours spent in class. Any activity we perform should be fun (ideally) and our PLAY HARD motto wants to emphasise that studying at SGH is a perfect match of learning and fun!
Our extracurricular offer starts from the assistance of your buddies who are not only assigned to you to assist you in the first weeks of your stay in Warsaw, but also are a source of information on what to do at SGH after classes. From that perspective both SGH and Warsaw offer almost unlimited opportunities:
Participation in activities of student organisations, scientific associations, and sports clubs.
Exploration of numerous Warsaw’s clubs, cafe’s and discos.
Organised trips around Poland and to neighbourhood countries
International days, etc.
Such variety of activities is a specificity of SGH resulting from the high level of SGH students involvement in organised life and cooperation of CEMS Student Club Warsaw, Erasmus Student Network at SGH, and other students organisations (student union, AIESEC, student associations, etc.) who are passionate in keeping you busy in a way that brings to you a lot of fun!
It would be silly not to explore that, so if you have doubts or if you are a demanding person, definitely you should take SGH high if not on the top of your preferences to spend your MIM term abroad.
UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
Our unique selling points are:
Carefully selected courses delivered by top experts in their field
A set of courses designed and co-delivered by experts from top international companies
A wide selection of business projects
Rich leisure time offer provided by several student organisations dedicated to international students
Possibility to meet people who change the history of Europe and were successfully contributing to systemic transformation in Central and Eastern Europe.
If that sounds interesting for you, instead of reading our promises, just choose SGH and experience it!