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SGH Warsaw School of Economics
Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie[1]
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Latin: Schola Princeps Scientiarum Oeconomicarum et Commercii[1]
EstablishedOctober 13, 1906; 116 years ago (1906-10-13)
RectorPiotr Wachowiak
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Location, ,
Coordinates: 52°12′32″N 21°0′32″E / 52.20889°N 21.00889°E / 52.20889; 21.00889
Colorsgreen and white[3]
AffiliationsCEMS, LLP Erasmus, PIM,[4] EUA[5]
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Main building of SGH

SGH Warsaw School of Economics (Polish: Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie, SGH[1]) is the oldest and most prestigious business school in Poland.[6]

Building C on Aleja Niepodległości

SGH Warsaw School of Economics was founded in 1906 as a private school under the name August Zieliński Private Trade Courses for Men. On 30 July 1919 it became a separate legal entity and was granted the status of an institution of higher education. The school was renamed Szkoła Główna Handlowa (SGH) in 1933. Following World War II SGH was nationalized and its name changed to Szkoła Główna Planowania i Statystyki (Main School of Planning and Statistics) with an abbreviation of SGPiS. The school regained its pre-war name after the fall of communism in 1991.

SGH Warsaw School of Economics offers courses leading to bachelor's or master's degrees to both full-time and extramural students. It also offers programs for doctoral and postgraduate degrees. Its Finance and Accounting program was ranked among the Top 60 Masters in Management by the Financial Times in 2018.[7]

SGH Warsaw School of Economics cooperates with around 200 higher education institutions around the world within student and staff exchange areas. It is also a member of the CEMS, the LLP Erasmus, the Partnership in International Management network (PIM) and the European University Association EUA.

It is located at the northern edge of the Mokotów district of Warsaw. Bus and tram stops as well as the Pole Mokotowskie metro station are nearby.

Organizational structure[edit]

SGH Warsaw School of Economics abandoned the traditional departmental structure segregating students on the basis of their major.

Professors as well as research and teaching programmes are grouped in five Colleges (Collegiums) as well as a number of extra-collegial units, such as the foreign language teaching center.

Courses offered[edit]

SGH is a university with no departments. Within full-time and part-time studies, they are conducted in two levels. Bachelor studies, which last for six semesters, lead to a Bachelor's professional title. Holders of such a title may apply for a place and begin Master studies which last for four semesters. To obtain a diploma (as well as credit terms) it is necessary to gather the required minimum points. Individual subjects are divided into mandatory sections for particular fields, optional for those subjects, additional items which help develop the knowledge unrelated to specific subjects, and objects of education common to all economists. Different subjects can have different minimum points for each of these types of items.

SGH full-time students are offered the following fields of study in Polish:

  • Economics,
  • European Master in Law and Economics,
  • European Studies,
  • Finance and Accounting,
  • Quantitative Methods in Economics and Information Systems,
  • Management (Business Administration),
  • Public Sector Economics (Public Administration),
  • Social Policy,
  • Spatial Economic Policy,
  • International Economics,
  • Big Data.

From 2006/2007 Academic Year SGH Studies are divided into:

  • Bachelor's Studies (undergraduate) – 6-semester
  • Master's Studies (graduate) – 4-semester
  • Doctoral Studies – 6-semester
  • System based on ECTS credits

All SGH students study basic macro- and micro- economics, mathematics, statistics, philosophy, social science, law, history, geography, and languages during the first three semesters. After having passed the required examinations for the first three semesters, they then must register for one out of the six offered areas of studies. The BA degree is granted after completing a required number of credits (about six semesters of studies) and the MA (MSc) degree is granted after completing about eight to ten semesters (including six semesters for the BA) which is the maximum period of tuition free study at SGH. It is worth mentioning that students do not have to get the BA before applying for the master's degree, and the time span required for the degree in the given specialisation(s) depends mostly on students themselves, due to the free choice of courses (some limitations apply), professors, and the maximum work load per semester.[8]

Warsaw School of Economics Library, Rakowiecka Street

International cooperation[edit]

SGH is currently working with over 250 foreign universities, as well as with many international organizations. Main partners are universities from the European Union, North America and Asia. Every year, an international students' exchange involves about 500 students of SGH Warsaw School of Economics and the university hosts over 300 students from foreign universities.

Among important international cooperation programs are: LLP Erasmus, CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education), Polish-German Academic Forum at SGH, Partnership in International Management (PIM), double diploma programmes (i.e. with Technical University Berlin), bilateral agreements and others.[9]

Student organizations[edit]

The Student Union, elective body representing all SGH students in the School's Senate and participating in setting all study regulations, provides students with housing and financial aid as well as organizes a wide range of cultural events.


  • Collegium of Economic Analysis (Kolegium Analiz Ekonomicznych)
  • Collegium of Socio-Economics (Kolegium Ekonomiczno-Społeczne)
  • Collegium of World Economy (Kolegium Gospodarki Światowej)
  • Collegium of Business Administration (Kolegium Nauk o Przedsiębiorstwie)
  • Collegium of Management and Finance (Kolegium Zarządzania i Finansów)[10]


The Library of SGH Warsaw School of Economics is the largest economics library in Poland with its 786 334 volumes of monographs; 216 778 volumes of serials; 983 titles of subscribed periodicals – Polish and foreign, and ca. 30 000 titles of foreign journals in electronic form. The SGH Library holdings are organized in several collections. Each collection is available in different departments, on precisely defined conditions: by free access, by library order slips, or by borrowing. Students are allowed to borrow books exclusively from the Students’ Lending Library.

Gospodarka Narodowa: The Polish Journal of Economics[edit]

Gospodarka Narodowa: The Polish Journal of Economics
LanguagePolish, English
Edited byMarek Gruszczyński
Publication details
SGH Warsaw School of Economics (Poland)
LicenseCC BY 4.0
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Gospod. Nar.
ISSN2300-5238 (print)
0867-0005 (web)

Gospodarka Narodowa. The Polish Journal of Economics is a quarterly scientific journal publishing leading research across all fields of economics and economic policy. The journal has been established in 1931 and since 2000 is edited at the Collegium of Economic Analysis of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics.

Journal of Public Policy Studies[edit]

Journal of Public Policy Studies
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DisciplinePublic policy
LanguagePolish, English
Edited byAndrzej Zybała
Publication details
SGH Warsaw School of Economics (Poland)
LicenseCC BY 4.0
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Public Policy Stud.
OCLC no.1117485269

The Journal of Public Policy Studies (Polish: Studia z Polityki Publicznej) was founded in 2014 at the Collegium of Socio-Economics of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics. It is published quarterly and is focused on public policy science issues.

Sports centre[edit]

There are two gyms, a fitness room, a swimming pool and a sauna available for students on the SGH campus. One may sign up for either Physical Education (PE) class or varsity team activities, neither of which is compulsory. PE classes include: soccer, basketball, volleyball, callanetics, aerobics, swimming and dancing. Varsity team activities offered are: karate, skiing, aerobics, rock climbing, tennis, table tennis, track and field sports, sailing, soccer, swimming, volleyball and basketball.

Notable alumni and faculty[edit]



The majority of Ministers of Finance in the governments of the III Republic of Poland were SGH alumni, including all from 1988 to 1997.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Statut Szkoły Głównej Handlowej w Warszawie. Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Informacje o SGH – Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie" (in Polish). SGH Warsaw School of Economics. Retrieved March 14, 2021.
  3. ^ "Visual identity of the SGH". Retrieved September 7, 2021.
  4. ^ "Partnership in International Management". PIM. Retrieved March 14, 2021.
  5. ^ "European University Association". EUA. Retrieved March 14, 2021.
  6. ^ "Najlepsze uczelnie ekonomiczne w Polsce. Ranking Perspektyw 2021". 2021-06-23. Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  7. ^ "Masters in Management 2018". Financial Times. 2018. Retrieved March 14, 2021.
  8. ^ "Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie – Tryb i program studiów" (in Polish). Archived from the original on April 16, 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
  9. ^ "SGH Administration". Warsaw School of Economics. Retrieved March 14, 2021.
  10. ^ "Collegium of Management and Finance". Warsaw School of Economics. Retrieved March 14, 2021.

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