General informations



The faculty educates students in the fields of economy (business and managerial economics, food economics), European integration and regional development, financial markets and accountancy. The faculty's graduates are also specialists in management (company, investment, real estate, marketing, human resources). The other subjects of scientific interest are social and economic aspects of regional development, markets' effectiveness, competitiveness of economic entities.



Contact

Office for International Cooperation:

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
The Faculty of Economics
10-719 Olsztyn, POLAND
ul. M. Oczapowskiego 4
 
(+48 89) 523 4275
 
wne(at)uwm.edu.pl

Faculty Authorities

Dean of the Faculty

Dean Prof. Janusz Heller (photo: J. Pająk)



Prof. Janusz Heller

tel. (+48 89) 523 4275; 523 3782

e-mail: j.heller(at)uwm.edu.pl

 

 

Vice-Dean for Research and International Cooperation

Vice-Dean Prof. Anna Organiściak-Krzykowska (photo: J. Pająk)



Prof. Anna Organiściak-Krzykowska

tel. (+48 89) 523 4275; 523 4348

e-mail: anna.krzykowska(at)uwm.edu.pl

 

 

Vice-Dean for Students' Affairs

Vice-Dean Zbigniew Nasalski, Ph.D. (photo J. Pająk)



Zbigniew Nasalski, Ph.D.

tel. (+48 89) 523 4757; 523 4430

e-mail: zbig(at)uwm.edu.pl

 

 

Vice-Dean for Educational Programmes

Vice-Dean Tomasz Wierzejski, Ph.D. (photo J. Pająk)



Tomasz Wierzejski, Ph.D.

tel. (+48 89) 523 4446; 523 3670

e-mail: tomasz.wierzejski(at)uwm.edu.pl

Department of Accounting



The scientific research conducted at the Department of Accounting focuses on the following issues:

1. The application of cost accounting in business management.
2. Cost budgeting in health service units.
3. Internal auditing in government bodies.



Contact

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
The Faculty of Economics
Department of Accounting
10-719 Olsztyn, POLAND
ul. M. Oczapowskiego 4/304
 
(+48 89) 523 4736; 523 4530
 
zakrach(at)uwm.edu.pl

Department of Administration and Management



The issues of scientific research in the department include:

  1. Competitiveness of enterprises, including competitive strategies, sources and level of competitiveness, competitiveness in the small and medium enterprise sectors, business innovation and changes in administrative structures and management concepts.
  2. Public administration management, including regional development strategies, administrative service reference models and administrative process management.
  3. Administrative culture and corporate social responsibility of business and public administration institutions.
  4. Structural transformations in rural areas, including the development of non-agricultural economic activity, management of former state-owned farm assets and institutional development conditions.

In the years 2010-2013, the department conducted a National Science Centre (NCN) - financed research project entitled "Process of the administrative culture development in local government administration units based on the example of town administration offices" with Dr M. Siemiński as the project manager. In 2011-2012, an APA - financed project on the "Role of leasing in the development of agricultural property of the State Treasury" was conducted with Professor E. Niedzielski.

The long-term research conducted by the department is included in the statutory research area of the "Contemporary conditions of management".



Contact

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
The Faculty of Economics
Department of Administration and Management
10-720 Olsztyn, POLAND
ul. R. Prawochenskiego 3/103
 
(+48 89) 523 3498
 
koiz(at)uwm.edu.pl

Department of Business Economics



The scientific research work conducted at the department focuses on identification of factors and processes determining (or may in the future determine) the competitiveness of enterprises and the national economy. The conducted research covers the following issues:

  • innovation and competitiveness of regions and economic entities,
  • client satisfaction in the product quality improvement process and market position improvement of business entities,
  • business cooperation networks,
  • business innovation strategy optimization.

The research work conducted in the first area focuses on the external and internal conditions stimulating or hindering the propensity of enterprises for undertaking innovative actions. Research on the relations between innovativeness of enterprises and their location represents a complementary line of studies.

The client satisfaction area encompasses issues related to satisfaction measurement methods and proposals for client satisfaction model modifications. Within this research area, the efficiency of product quality improvement in businesses is also investigated.

The third research area covers research into the forms and conditions of cooperation between enterprises, industries and sectors as well as the relations between enterprises and business environment institutions. Particular attention is focused on identification of the potential for strengthening the competitiveness of regions and enterprises by employing cluster structures.

Within the framework of the innovation strategy of business optimization, research is conducted on changes in the competitive position, competitive potential, competition instruments and strategic activities related to improving competitiveness through innovation.



Contact

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
The Faculty of Economics
Department of Business Economics
10-719 Olsztyn, POLAND
ul. M. Oczapowskiego 4/203
 
tel. (+48 89) 523 4959
fax (+48 89) 5233485
 
kep(at)uwm.edu.pl

Department of Economic and Regional Policy



Professor Roman Kisiel became the head of the Division of Economic Policy established on 4 May 1999 at the Faculty of Management by means of the Regulation No. 14 by the Rector of the University of Agriculture and Technology in Olsztyn. The initiative to establish this body stemmed mainly from the need to adjust to the changing offer of education at the Faculty.

The scientific and research-development work conducted by the staff covers the area of the department's interest. They encompass both traditional areas of study and new subjects undertaken in line with the development of knowledge and new European and Polish trends. The needs and expectations of regional and national economic policies and the interest areas of individual research workers determine the research conducted.

Among the major areas of research, the following should be mentioned:

  • Agricultural factors and rural area development. The role of the Common Agricultural Policy in the context of transformations in Polish agriculture (land market, investments on agricultural farms and their influence on the competitiveness and innovation of Polish agriculture). CAP instruments (direct subsidies, payments for afforestation, structural pensions and milk quotas).
  • Issues of the inflow of direct foreign investments, particularly in the aspect of evaluation and mechanisms determining the climate for investment. The institutional environment (special economic zones, local and regional authorities) and its importance for attracting foreign investments. Real estate management in the commune as an element of local policy to attract investments. Issues of economic growth at the regional level, investment activity and attractiveness (including location theories), determinants of development and competitiveness of regions and the role of economic migration in economic development.
  • Selected aspects of regional and local development: tourism development conditions from the perspective of regional policy; regional and local development financing with particular focus on European funding, innovations in public information management systems, cooperation as an instrument of building competitive advantages based on the example of the communes of eastern Poland, strategies of communal governments in the area of ownership transformations.


Contact

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
The Faculty of Economics
Department of Economic and Regional Policy
10-719 Olsztyn, POLAND
ul. M. Oczapowskiego 4/201
 
tel. (+48 89) 523 3486
fax (+48 89) 523 3737
 
kpgir(at)uwm.edu.pl

Department of Finance and Banking



The Department of Finance and Banking carries out research on the role of financial markets in sustainable development. The concept of sustainable development is gaining an increasing number of supporters and, which is the most important, it is implemented in many countries, particularly those with highly-developed market economies.

The term "sustainable development" has no direct interpretation in Polish. The popular view that sustainable development represents relatively similar conditions of operation for business entities and elimination of differences between individual regions is not fully accurate. Although the above approach is popular, as it aims to eliminate clearly-visible contrasts in socioeconomic development (elimination of the division into so-called Poland A and Poland B), the above opinion is rarely held among analysts and scientific workers dealing with sustainable development.

The vast majority of them assume the approach represented by P. F. Bartlett and G. W. Chase, who state that "sustainable development means satisfying the current needs of the society in such a way so as to permit future generations to satisfy their needs" is a better definition of a sustainable approach. Consequently, in sustainable development the current focus is not only on liquidation of barriers to growth, reducing poverty, implementing innovative solutions and the development of non-material assets, but also on environmental protection and the possibilities for renewing resources.



Contact

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
The Faculty of Economics
Department of Finance and Banking
10-719 Olsztyn, POLAND
ul. M. Oczapowskiego 4/106
 
tel. (+48 89) 523 3963
fax (+48 89) 523 4784
 
katfin(at)uwm.edu.pl

Department of Human Resource Management



The scientific profile of the department includes the following topics:

  • personnel management in businesses and public organizations,
  • modelling (designing) skills according to workstations, positions and management roles,
  • design of evaluation systems and payroll systems for employees,
  • employee motivation systems,
  • knowledge management in an organization,
  • intellectual capital management,
  • change management in an organization,
  • behaviour of personnel and culture in an organization.

The research profile covers:
The statutory subject: The determinants of human capital management in business and local government units - subject manager: Prof. Ryszard Walkowiak. The identification of variables influencing effective human resource management in enterprises and public administration in the province of Warmia-Mazury is the main objective of the research.



Contact

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
The Faculty of Economics
Department of Human Resource Management
10-720 Olsztyn, POLAND
ul. R. Prawochenskiego 3/4
 
tel./fax: (+48 89) 524 5165
 
kzzl(at)uwm.edu.pl

Department of Macroeconomics



 

 

 

 

 



Contact

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
The Faculty of Economics
Department of Macroeconomics
10-720 Olsztyn, POLAND
ul. R. Prawochenskiego 19/205
 
tel. (+48 89) 523 3782
fax (+48 89) 523 3881
 
ke(at)uwm.edu.pl

Department of Market Analysis and Marketing



Our department conducts research in the following problem areas:

  • marketing activities of business entities, particularly their effectiveness in taking advantage marketing instruments in companies,
  • effectiveness of the functioning of selected markets in global conditions,
  • main tendencies on the food product market and the factors determining the demand for ecological food.

Our staff maintain regular contacts with domestic and foreign researchers, mainly from the Harvard University in the USA, the University of Minnesota and New Brunswick University in Canada, which they visit for research and teaching internships conducive to raising their qualifications.

The department has its teaching contribution in five faculties and eight programs of studies; among others our staff teaches market analysis, the foundations of marketing, business management and planning, sales and distribution, foreign trade, international marketing, market and marketing research and online trade.

The department is also an organizer of domestic and foreign scientific conferences, e.g. the annual "Consument - Company - Market" conference.

An integral part of our department is the International Center for Business and Public Administration which implements international research and training projects. The Center also hosts the British Council Examination Center which organizes regular exams in English in the Cambridge English system.



Contact

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
The Faculty of Economics
Department of Market Analysis and Marketing
10-719 Olsztyn, POLAND
ul. M. Oczapowskiego 4/300
 
tel./fax: (+48 89) 523 4928
 
karim(at)uwm.edu.pl

Department of Microeconomics



Studies of issues related to the competitiveness of the Polish food sector represent the main area of studies in the department. In this area, there is a special focus on studies concerning:

  • evaluation of the position of the most important sectors of Polish food economy in the European Union and global markets,
  • identification of the major conditions and factors determining that position,
  • actions necessary to increase the benefits from operations in the single EU market,
  • evaluation of institutional structures and solutions found in individual food markets,
  • major determinants of the internationalization of the Polish food sector,
  • measurement of the Polish food product competitiveness in the EU and global markets.

Different aspects of the functioning of the Polish food sector and problems encountered in this sector are also the subject of studies conducted at the Department. These subjects include, among others:

  • optimization of transport processes in the food industry,
  • structural characteristics of the Polish food economy sectors,
  • evaluation of the economic status of the individual food sectors in Poland,
  • evaluation of the technological development status and innovation of the Polish food economy.


Contact

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
The Faculty of Economics
Department of Microeconomics
10-719 Olsztyn, POLAND
ul. Plac Cieszynski 1
 
tel./fax: (+48 89) 523 4244
 
kmikro(at)uwm.edu.pl

Department of Quantitative Methods



The scientific-research profile of the Department of Quantitative Methods covers three areas.

  1. Complexity economics, econo-physics and the methodology of economies. Within the framework of this approach, a relatively new method of scientific explanation "non-linear dynamics" has been introduced into economics. Within the framework of this line of studies, the following research subjects are covered: catastrophe theory and deterministic chaos in economics, quantitative studies on selected models of markets and economies, non-linear Keynesianism, monetary and fiscal policy from the perspective of non-linear methods, trans-disciplinary matrices and their role in the development of scientific communities of economists and the causes of instability of markets and economies. Non-linear dynamics applied to archetypal market models helps to identify new causes of turbulence and the unpredictability of economic processes. In the long-term, markets aim at a status referred to as the "edge of chaos", where their flexibility and adjustment abilities increase. This area also includes studies on contemporary market cycle fluctuation theories. General systems theory helps to compare the logical structures of different scientific theories. The isomorphism principle based on logical homologies offers the basis for this type of research. This leads to interesting results in comparative dynamics.
  2. Statistical studies and econometrics. This area encompasses the application of multi-dimensional statistical methods based on depth measurements of observations in the sample, verification of the capital market efficiency in Poland in the context of asset valuation models, share portfolio design, downside risk measures, fundamental analysis, econometric forecasting methodologies (in particular, forecasting based on classical econometric multiplicative models) and the application of multi-dimensional statistical analyses for identification of sources for economic innovation based on the example of the E-Government sector.
  3. Information society and ICT technologies and artificial intelligence as a factor in management theory and practical development. These studies focus on selected aspects of information society development with particular consideration of new forms of education in the field of professional qualification improvement, the development of e-services and ICT technologies in public administration and IT management systems in public administration.


Contact

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
The Faculty of Economics
Department of Quantitative Methods
10-719 Olsztyn, POLAND
ul. M. Oczapowskiego 4/334
 
tel. (+48 89) 523 4326
fax (+48 89) 523 3584
 
kmi(at)uwm.edu.pl

Department of Social Policy and Insurance



The research subjects of the Department of Social Policy and Insurance are positioned within the research area implemented at the Faculty of Economic Sciences under the title of the "Economic competitiveness from the market and regional perspectives". The department is currently conducting a research project entitled "Contemporary aspects of social policy and insurance" under Professor Anna Organiściak-Krzykowska. The research subjects of the department are implemented by two teams: The Social Policy Unit which focuses its research on the issues of the domestic and international labour markets, regional conditions of employment and unemployment, effectiveness of the labour market programs, consequences of socio-economic development of the low-wage sector in the Federal Republic of Germany and the influence of migration on the labour market and housing issues. The research carried out by the Insurance Unit focuses on the economic-legal aspects of economic insurance, administration of social security systems, the insurance intermediation market and the structure of insurance products offered in Polish and European insurance markets.

The department is currently working on three research grants financed by the National Science Centre under the titles:

  1. The influence of reverse migration to the labour market of eastern Poland;
  2. The diagnosis and projection of demand for foreign labour in small and medium construction firms in the provinces of eastern Poland";
  3. The housing situation in Poland as an indicator of disproportions in living standards.

The scientific-research activity of the department also includes partnerships with numerous Polish and European scientific centers, including the Warsaw School of Economics, the University of Lodz, the University of Economics in Katowice, the University of Valencia (Spain), the University of Bari (Italy) and the University of Oxford (United Kingdom).



Contact

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
The Faculty of Economics
Department of Social Policy and Insurance
10-719 Olsztyn, POLAND
ul. M. Oczapowskiego 4
 
tel./fax (+48 89) 523 4348
 
zps(at)uwm.edu.pl

Department of Spatial and Environmental Economics



The Department of Spatial and Environmental Economics employs 8 persons, including 1 full professor, 1 UWM professor, 6 tutors, 1 technical employee and 5 doctoral students.

The scientific research areas cover: real estate management, spatial management, investment project management, real estate markets, environment resource management, multifunction development of rural areas, sustainable development and renewable energy resources. The department also provides expert opinions and conducts research commissioned by commune and county administration offices, the provincial government offices and courts.

The didactic offer of the department includes subjects such as: spatial management, real estate appraisal, appraisal of enterprises, environmental economics, natural resource economics, environmental management, spatial information systems, real estate and investment markets, intermediation in the real estate trade, management of housing communities, spatial and investment planning and postgraduate studies on: the economic consequences of enactment and implementation of local planning and vocational internships on real estate management and property appraisal.

The department's employees also work with numerous domestic institutions of higher education such as the University of Warsaw and University of Lodz, the Warsaw School of Economics, the Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, the University of Agriculture in Kraków, the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, the Cracow University of Economics, the Poznan University of Economics, the Wroclaw School of Economics, the Wroclaw University of Technology as well as other scientific centers: The Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics and Committee for Spatial Economics and Regional Planning of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw as well as the European Association of Environment and Natural Resource Economists and the Foundation of Environmental Economists.

The department has also established international scientific contacts with: Universidade De Mincho Escola de Economia i Gesta Campus de Gualtar Largo de Paco (Portugal), the University of Presov in Presov (Slovakia), Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft and the Institut Für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS) (Germany).



Contact

University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
The Faculty of Economics
Department of Spatial and Environmental Economics
10-719 Olsztyn, POLAND
ul. M. Oczapowskiego 4
 
tel. (+48 89) 523 4332
fax (+48 89) 523 4463
 
kepis(at)uwm.edu.pl