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 BDDP with Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences

 

The agreeement, signed in September 2019, will enable the most qualified students from the two universities to improve their language skills and enrich their knowledge of culture and social attitudes. 

Following the agreement, the Double Degree Programme offers following fields of study at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) in Warsaw on bachelor level:

  • Globalny biznes, finanse i zarządzanie (governance) [in Polish]

  • Global Business, Finance and Governance [in English]

  • Międzynarodowe Stosunki Gospodarcze [in Polish]

  • International Economics [in English]

as well as "International Business' [in English] at Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences (PFU).

 

 Partner

 

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Pforzheim University
with its three faculties - Design, Technology, Business and Law - enjoys a first-class reputation. The faculties combine creativity with business education and technical precision. This combination also makes the university an attractive science and research partner for the regional and national economy. With around 6,200 students, Pforzheim is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

Qualification and practical experience of the teachers on the one hand and intensive cooperation with successful companies on the other hand lay the foundation for the outstanding position of the university in the rankings. The University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim offers 28 Bachelor's and 19 Master's degree programs in the faculties of Design, Technology, Business and Law. It enjoys a high level of acceptance in research and teaching, which also results from the good support ratio. Around 480 professors and lecturers ensure that students feel well looked after in Pforzheim right from the start.

The close connection between theory and practice leads to positive synergy effects that lead to numerous projects and research approaches for industry and industry. The Institute of Applied Research, numerous Steinbeis Transfer Centers or the Institute of Jewelery Technology are just a few successful examples of this.

The university cooperates with more than 100 partner universities worldwide, is involved in international networks and gives high priority to economic and business ethics issues. The university was one of the first in the world to commit to UN-sponsored Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

 

 Study structure

 

The intended period of study for the double degree programme shall be three years (6 semesters for SGH DD students and 7 semesters for PFU DD students). Double degree students from SGH will spend their third year at PFU, double degree students from PFU will spend third year at SGH. Full information should be provided to the host institution on the courses that the participants have taken at their home institution and vice versa. The grades of the different grading systems will be converted according to the table displayed in Annex I.

 

 Study plan

 

​The language of study for this double degree programme will be English, however, students at SGH can also choose courses offered in Polish language.

 

 Bachelor thesis

 

​In addition to the mandatory coursework at both institutions, as set forth in the agreement, the double degree student is required to write a Bachelor Thesis at SGH which is worth 10 ECTS. The partner institutions assure the legal and organisational pre-conditions required for enabling the double degree students to start with the Bachelor Thesis in their third year of studies. The Bachelor Thesis shall be supervised by one supervisor and marked (graded) by a reviewer. The language of the Bachelor Thesis is English. Part of the completion of the Bachelor Thesis is a defence of the thesis. The defence will be conducted in English. The management process of the preparation of the Bachelor Thesis should meet all the legal and academic constraints of SGH. 

The Bachelor Thesis in combination with the online support from SGH professor and defence awards 10 ECTS.

 

 Admission requirements

 
  • ​To be eligible for the double degree programme, students must be full-time, degree-seeking students at their home institution, have completed at least their first two years of study with a GPA (Grade Point Average) at the time of application that is greater than 2,3 (PFU) / 4.0 (SGH), and meet any specific admission requirements of the host institution, including English language requirements (min. B2 supported by either CNJO competence test or internationally recognised commercial language certificate).

  • Each institution may receive up to 5 double degree students per year however this number is flexible based on the understanding that both institutions will strive to keep a reciprocal balance for the duration of the Agreement.

 
 
 

 Key Dates

 

SELECTION FOR 2020/2021

Deadline for submitting applications: 22 May 2020 (Friday)

Application documents should be delivered to Ms. Agata Augustyniak by e-mail or sent by post to:

Agata Augustyniak

Centrum Programów Międzynarodowych

Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie

Al. Niepodległości 162

02-554 Warszawa

Selection is conditional: final decision will depend on SGH and government regulations on COVID-19 prevention.

 

 Application and documents

 

Documents required from the SGH candidates to double diploma programs include (all documents should be prepared in English):

  • Application form (filled in on computer) – please choose from drop-down lists relevant options concerning majors at SGH, language proficiency, and additional certificates [if applicable]

  • Motivation letter addressed to Selection Commission to double degree programme between Pforzheim University and Warsaw School of Economics (in English, max. 1 page)

  • CV of the Applicant in the Europass format

  • Copy of the secondary school diploma

  • Official transcript of records (in English)

  • Document certifying fluency in English on min. B2 level

  • First draft of the study programme (preferred field of study/study path, list of academic interests, electives, etc.) 

Completion of the application process also involves submission of all required documents in a traditional paper version. Candidates will be notified (to e-mail addresses indicated in the application system) of the deadline for submission of these documents upon completion of the COVID-19 related lockodwn. Such notification, issued at least seven days in advance of the deadline,  will be the only and ultimate reminder to submit a full set of application documents at the SGH's International Centre. Failure to meet the deadline will be tantamount to a resignation from participation in the double degree program.

 

 Contacts

 

PFU: 

Marcus Scholtz marcus.scholtz(at)hs-pforzheim.de


SGH – Academic tutor

Prof. Ewa BARANOWSKA-PROKOP

Institute of International Management and Marketing
Collegium of World Economy