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Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu – National-Louis University
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Established 1 October 1991
Students 4500
Location Nowy Sącz, Poland
49°36′03″N 20°41′26″E / 49.60083°N 20.69056°E / 49.60083; 20.69056Coordinates: 49°36′03″N 20°41′26″E / 49.60083°N 20.69056°E / 49.60083; 20.69056
Website http://www.wsb-nlu.edu.pl

Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu – National-Louis University — non-public university, one of the first non-public higher education schools in Poland. It offers first and second degree studies in: Computer Science, Management, Political Science, Psychology, as well as post-graduate studies, including MBA programs. WSB-NLU was the first university in Poland to offer an American diploma of Bachelor of Arts in addition to the Polish diploma and the first to offer its students a virtual dean’s office and an electronic student record book. The university has been positively assessed by the Polish Accreditation Committee for all accredited fields of study.

The university has two campuses: in Nowy Sącz and in Tarnów.

Student magazine[edit]

Ampersand
Editor Filip Zieliński
Categories University news
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 1000
Publisher Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu – National-Louis University
First issue February 2006
Country Poland
Language English
Website ampersand.wsb-nlu.edu.pl
ISSN 1897-0680

Authorities[edit]

  • President of WSB-NLU: dr Krzysztof Pawłowski
  • Rector of WSB-NLU: dr Wiktor Patena
  • Chancellor of WSB-NLU: mgr inż. Robert Gmaj

History[edit]

  • 1 October 1991 - Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu starts its activity as Sądecko-Podhalańska Szkoła Biznesu.
  • 8 May 1992 – signing an agreement with National-Louis University from Chicago; as a result WSB-NLU is established, offering the program of studies given by NLU.
  • 30 September 1992 - Minister of National Education, professor Andrzej Stelmachowski orders to enter Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu – National Louis University in Nowy Sącz in the register of non-public universities. WSB-NLU – is granted the authorization to offer first degree (licencjat) studies in Management and Marketing.
  • 1993 – purchasing the building at ul. Zielona 27 in Nowy Sącz, together with the Stadnicki Palace in Nawojowa, it becomes the main building of the university.
  • October 1993 – cooperation agreement between Craig School of Business California State University (USA) and WSB-NLU (grants for full lecture courses run by American professors for WSB-NLU students and for staff development and internships).
  • May 1995 – signing an agreement with Maastricht School of Management on offering a joint program of Master of Business Administration.
  • May 1995 – for the first time WSB-NLU wins the „Wprost” ranking for non-public universities, in Business Studies category it comes second after Warsaw School of Economics, ahead of all Polish universities and business schools.
  • 1997 - WSB-NLU is the first university in Poland to receive an accreditation of the Association of Management Education SEM FORUM.
  • 1998 – the university is given the Minister’s authorization to grant its graduates the degree of magister (Master’s degree) in Management and Marketing.
  • 1999 – the Minister’s acceptance of a new field of study at a first degree level 0 Computer Science.
  • 25 September 1999 – the Monument of a Graduate is unveiled – a sculpture by Andrzej Pasoń.
  • 4 November 1999 – signing an agreement with NLU, thanks to which NCA accreditation covers two first degree programs: Management and Marketing and Computer Science – their graduates, apart from the Polish licencjat title also receive its American counterpart – the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • Polish Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek hands in the Pro Publico Bono award to Rector Krzysztof Pawłowski for the best civic initiative in the first decade of free Poland.
  • 2000 – the university is among other schools receiving the Microsoft Certified Professional certificate. Thanks to the agreement with Microsoft, WSB-NLU students are given an opportunity of obtaining an MCP title in one of three categories: Systems Engineer, Programmer and Database Administrator.
  • 2002 – another didactic premise is opened – building C, together with a library and an electronic reading room.
  • 9 November 2002 – the board of Kisiel’s Award granted by Wprost weekly announces that Krzysztof Pawłowski, rector of WSB-NLU is its laureate this year.
  • 2002 – authorization to run first degree studies in Political Science – previously courses in Political Science, History, Philosophy and International Relations were offered as general education courses in Marketing and Management and Computer Studies.
  • 2002 – offering studies in Management run exclusively in English.
  • November 2003 – cooperation agreement with DePaul University (Chicago). Within this cooperation, WSB-NLU offers 2-year studies in Computer Science, graduates obtain a diploma of Master of Science in Computer Science.
  • 2003 – school premises are expanded with a sports hall and a multi-purpose sports field.
  • 2004 – Krzysztof Pawłowski becomes an Entrepreneur of the Year in a contest organized by Ernst & Young.
  • June 2005 – WSB-NLU hosts the final tournament of the 17th International IT Competition.
  • 2005 – WSB-NLU is granted a permission to offer uniform, Master’s degree studies in Psychology.
  • 2007 - WSB-NLU starts cooperation with Google.
  • September 2007 – WSB-NLU is authorized to offer complementary, second degree studies in Political Science.
  • March 2009 - DRIMAGINE – the first school of animation and 3D graphics opens at our university, supported by an Oscar-winner, Zbigniew Rybczyński.
  • October 2011 - Drimagine Academy moves to Warsaw
  • December 2011 - WSB-NLU has a new owner - "Agreement for the future of WSB-NLU", composed of Polish Capital and Energy Group SA, Consortium of Universities Futurus and Consortium of Non-Public Universities E-University

Types and fields of study[edit]

Management[edit]

1st degree regular studies (‘licencjat’, 3-year studies)

Students have an opportunity to take International Business specialization (classes conducted in English). 1st degree weekend studies (Bachelor’s degree, 3-year studies)

Specializations offered in 2010/2011 Academic Year:

  • Banking and Financial Consultancy
  • IT Tools in Business
  • Cost and Efficiency Management in Business Activity - CIMA 1
  • Marketing Management
  • Project Management
  • Management in Tourism and Hotel Sector

2nd degree regular studies (Master’s degree, 2-year studies)

Specializations offered in 2010/2011 Academic Year:

  • Financial Management
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Managing Finances
  • Public Administration Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Management in Media
  • Computer-Assisted Decision-Making
  • E-Business
  • Company Management

2nd degree weekend studies (Master’s degree, 2-year studies)

Specializations offered in 2010/2011 Academic Year:

  • Marketing Communication
  • Computer-Assisted Decision-Making
  • E-Business
  • Managing Finances
  • Public Administration Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Human Resource Management

Management (in English)[edit]

Full Time Undergraduate Program

  • International Business

Full Time Graduate Program

  • Global Business Management

Computer Science[edit]

1st degree regular studies (Bachelor’s degree / Engineer degree)

Bachelor studies last 3 years and end with a presentation of bachelor’s thesis and obtaining a professional title of a Bachelor of IT. Engineer studies last 3.5 years and end with a presentation of engineer’s thesis and obtaining a professional title of an IT engineer. After the first year of studies, students may choose one of the three specializations below:

  • Software engineering (bachelor and engineer studies)
  • Computer networks (bachelor and engineer studies)
  • Multimedia technologies (bachelor and engineer studies)

1st degree weekend studies (Bachelor’s degree / Engineer degree)

Bachelor studies last 3 years and end with a presentation of bachelor’s thesis and obtaining a professional title of a Bachelor of IT. Engineer studies last 3.5 years and end with a presentation of engineer’s thesis and obtaining a professional title of an IT engineer.

Subjects to choose from:

  • Programming III
  • IT Systems in Management
  • Numerical Methods
  • Advanced Computer Networks
  • Digital Technology
  • Computer System Security

Political Science[edit]

1st degree regular studies (Bachelor’s degree)

Specialization proposed for 2010/2011 Academic Year:

  • Media and Social Communication

1st degree weekend studies (Bachelor’s degree, 3-year studies)

Specializations offered in 2010/2011 Academic Year:

  • Administration and Civil Service
  • Public Information and Social Communication

2nd degree regular studies (Master’s degree, 2-year studies)

Specializations offered in 2010/2011 Academic Year:

  • Social Consultancy and Communication
  • “New Europe” Diplomacy

2nd degree weekend studies (Master’s degree, 2-year studies)

Specialization proposed for 2010/2011 Academic Year:

  • Public Institutions and Administration

Psychology[edit]

Regular uniform Master’s degree studies (5-year studies)

Specializations offered in 2010/2011 Academic Year:

  • Clinical and Personality Psychology
  • Educational Psychology and Mental Health
  • Psychology of Organizations and Management

Social Work[edit]

1st degree regular studies (Bachelor’s degree, 3-year studies)

1st degree weekend studies (Bachelor’s degree, 3-year studies)

The following specializations will be offered at Social Work:

  • Management and Communication in Social Work
  • Social and Hospice Work
  • Social Advisor

Market position[edit]

Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu – National-Louis University was given an award by the Polish Prime Minister for the best social initiative of the 1990s. Krzysztof Pawłowski, WSB-NLU founder, was awarded the title of an Entrepreneur of the Year in 203 in a contest organized by Ernst & Young.

Rankings[edit]

  • 27 May 2010 – Academic Information Center – „The Most Innovative and Creative University in Poland” – 3rd place
  • 25 May 2010 – Home&Market – 3rd place for MBA students
  • 10 May 2010 - "Wprost" – 3rd place in “Non-Public Business Universities” category"
  • June 2009 – Cogito Report – 3rd place in Academic Environment Ranking in “Prestigious University” category
  • 2008 - RANKING OF UNIVERSITIES BY PERSONNEL DIRECTORS. In non-public schools category: 2nd place in Computer Science, 4th place in Political Science, 5th in Management.
  • 13 June 2007 - "Polityka" – Third place among non-public universities in Political Science
  • 27 May 2007 - "Wprost" – The best non-public university of business and administration
  • 19 April 2007 – "Rzeczpospolita" – High evaluation of scientific potential (parameter assessment). The highest scores for conditions of studying (categories: didactic base, subscription of foreign journals, digitization of library resources).
  • 3 June 2006 "Polityka". Staff potential of Political Science Faculty received the highest score of all assessed universities
  • 21 May 2006 "Newsweek". Significant growth of WSB-NLU graduates’ value on labor market
  • 2 May 2006 "Wprost". For the 13th time WSB-NLU wins the ranking of non-public universities in the category “Where to study business management"
  • 19 April 2006 "Rzeczpospolita". WSB-NLU as the best University in employers’ opinion.
  • March 2006 "Home&Market". The best private school of business in Małopolska province
  • 18 April 2005 "Wprost". WSB-NLU wins in three categories: the best intellectual base, education process and professional career opportunities and conditions of studying
  • 12 April 2005 "Rzeczpospolita". WSB-NLU is the best university in the eyes of employers
  • 11 April 2005 ERGO. WSB-NLU – the second place in the ranking of private business universities
  • 3 April 2005 "Newsweek". High position of WSB-NLU graduates on the labor market
  • 2 April 2005 "Polityka". Third place in non-public universities ranking in Economics – Management category
  • March 2005 "Home&Market" 2005. Sixth place in the ranking of conditions of studying
  • 26 April 2004 "Wprost". The best non-public business school
  • 14 April 2004 "Rzeczpospolita" and "Perspektywy". WSB-NLU graduates are the most wanted employees
  • 3 April 2004 "Polityka". 2nd place in Economics and Management and 3rd place in Computer Science among non-state universities
  • 16 March 2004 "Newsweek". Effective in preparing graduates to find a good job
  • 23 September 2003 Krzysztof Pawłowski became an Entrepreneur of the Year 2003, for accomplishing the mission of providing education at the highest level
  • 12 May 2003 "Wprost". The best non-state business school in Poland
  • 24 April 2003 A team of three second-year students of Management and marketing and Computer Science, composed of: Barbara Żbik–Badek, Janusz Garścia and Andrzej Szymczak once again wins the international competition called “Global Marketplace Competition”.
  • 18 April 2003 L'Oreal Marketing Award won by WSB-NLU students
  • 15 April 2003 "Rzeczpospolita" and "Perspektywy". WSB-NLU comes fourth in the ranking of universities
  • 1 April 2003 "Home&Market". WSB-NLU takes 2nd place in the ranking of non-state universities
  • 31 March 2003 "Home&Market". Sixth place in a category of Graduates on independent posts
  • 29 March 2003 "Polityka". WSB-NLU comes second in the ranking of non-state universities
  • 9 November 2002 The Kisiel Award for WSB-NLU Rector
  • 13 May 2002 "Wprost". WSB-NLU wins the category “Where to study Business”, and comes second in the category of “Where to study Computer Science” among non-public universities.
  • 8 May 2002 Marketplace. Students win the International Competition "Global Internet MarketPlace Competition" organized by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
  • 17 April 2002 "Polityka". Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu – National-Louis University comes second in the ranking of non-public schools
  • 9 April 2002 "Rzeczpospolita" and "Perspektywy". WSB-NLU takes the second place

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