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 International Economics (Bachelor's Degree)

The SGH-Warsaw School of Economics was the first university in Poland to introduce studies in International Economics (then: international economic relations). They cover not only the political issues of international cooperation, but they primarily concentrate on economic relations between states, international organizations and companies. A distinguishing feature of the International Economics degree program is interdisciplinarity. We offer a range of subjects in a range of subjects in economics, management, finance, law which are essential for understanding contemporary international economic relations, both at the national and corporate level.
Language: English 

Mode of study: full-time 

Duration: 3 years (6 semesters)

 Why study International Economics at SGH?

  • you are interested in international economic relations, i.e., economic, and political relations between states, international organizations and companies;
  • you are passionate about issues related to international cooperation and competition between companies as well as countries;
  • you dream of studying in an international environment;
  • you would like to work in an international business environment or in multinational institutions and organizations 

– you are invited to join a Bachelor's degree programme in International Economics.

Like every undergraduate student at SGH, for the first three semesters you will study basic courses to prepare you for in-depth studies in International Economics. You will first learn the basic Micro- and Macroeconomics, Management, Accounting, Finance, Economic and social policy, European integration and Statistics. You will also have a chance to improve your knowledge of two foreign languages.

Three remaining semesters of study will be devoted to major and major-related courses. These classes may be categorized within the following broad categories:
  • Economics (e.g. International Competitiveness, International Finance, European Union Internal Market);
  • Business (e.g. Corporate Finance, International Marketing, Management in International Business)
  • Politics and law (e.g. International Organisations, Public International Law, European Integration/Theory of State)


​​Students can choose between three specialisations:
  • Digital World Economy
  • Economics of membership in the EU
  • ​International Entrepreneurship​




2000 EUR per semester



The graduate of the first-cycle studies in the field of International Economics at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics: 


  • understands the relations between countries and companies in the world economy, including the economy of the European Union;
  • knows how to analyse international competiveness of countries and companies;
  • understands the main notions, theories, mechanisms and areas of corporate and international finance;
  • knows different types of international business transactions and logistic operations;
  • knows different aspects of international marketing and management in international business;
  • understands the process of economic integration, especially in EU, and knows how the UE internal market is organized, what are the practical consequences for individuals, companies, member-states and third parties;
  • can describe types, areas of activity and achievements of international organisations;
  • understands the importance of public international law as an instrument of protection of legal interests and values;
  • recognizes the significance of international determinants of the position of countries and companies,.​

  • can apply the acquired knowledge in a practical manner to solve simple problems concerning entities involved in international activities;
  • uses basic techniques of data collection and methods of analysis in studies of the world economy and the economies of countries and their groups;
  • is able to accomplish simple research tasks related to processes taking place in the world economy, including within the EU;
  • can identify factors of international competitiveness of countries and companies, 
  • can identify digitization processes taking place in the world economy;
  • can conduct international transactions.
[social competencies:] 
  • behaves ethically in professional activities and social contacts​
  • displays initiative and self-reliance in business activity, 
  • demonstrates responsibility for work performed personally as well as by others. 

The International Economics programme prepares you for career in: 

  • domestic enterprises operating internationally, mainly within the European Union;
  • international companies operating in Poland and in other EU states;
  • central, regional and local public administration (Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology, economic and trade departments of diplomatic missions abroad, central banks);
  • international governmental and non-governmental organisations (European Union, OECD, IMF, World Bank, UN, EBRD, ICRC);
  • research centres dealing with international issues (think-tanks, foundations, research institutes);
  • media dealing with international economic relations;
  • own businesses in Poland and abroad.

The full list of learning outcomes is available in Curricula and study plans (page 126).


Programmes in English are conducted only as full-time studies. 

The application and admissions procedure has the following stages: 
  1. registration in the online system 
  2. submission of required documents 
  3. end of submission of documents period 
  4. verification of documents by SGH 
  5. decisions on admission 
  6. information about registration for classes sent by Bachelor Dean's Office (in the registration system) 
More information can be found here: 

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Admissi​ons Office

al. Niepodległości 162​
office 37, building G
02-554 Warsaw, Poland

phone: +48 22 564 77 77
e-mail: admission@sgh.waw.pl

The office hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Monday till Friday).