APPLIED ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ANALYSIS (AppEcon)
Applied Economic and Social Analysis (AppEcon) is innovative and interdisciplinary, and its graduates gain knowledge in economic and management sciences and other social disciplines (sociology, social philosophy, cultural studies, social psychology, social policy, ethics and political science).
The most important skills acquired during studies are identifying, analyzing and understanding social determinants of economic phenomena and social effects of economic phenomena and processes. The graduate will be equipped with the ability to conduct mixed (quantitative-qualitative) research and to draw conclusions based on it.
Innovative teaching methods will be used as part of the classes (e.g. simulation games, design thinking, problem based learning, Oxford discussions) and we have introduced an innovative system of the organization of classes (workshops at the university and at the headquarters of cooperating institutions, semester seminars). During the classes students will use data based on real social and economic situations.
AppEcon will be conducted in close cooperation with external entities (companies, research institutions, public institutions) which will provide educational material (students will work on real data); company representatives will co-lead classes (workshops, lectures, exercises); participate in the preparation of didactic materials, representatives of external entities will participate in the process of evaluation of final projects.
The studies last 6 semesters. To complete them, it is necessary to get 180 ECTS points.
The studies are free of charge and will be conducted in English. High school graduates from Poland and abroad are invited to participate. We have prepared 24 places for students in the academic year 2018/2019.
GRADUATES OF APPLIED ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ANALYSIS (AppEcon) AND THE LABOR MARKET
Dynamic changes on the Polish and international labor market cause that the demand for specialists in the matters of selecting, analyzing, interpreting data and designing solutions for business organizations, financial institutions, both domestic and international, systematically increases.
A graduate of Applied Economic and Social Analysis (AppEcon) will have in-depth knowledge of the importance, significance, possibilities and limitations of using theoretical and empirical knowledge for social analysis. They will also be equipped with knowledge and skills regarding methodology and conducting research as well as quantitative and qualitative analyses. The graduate will be able to use specialized software for analytical work, as well as evaluate the suitability and scope of specific data. Polish and foreign students will be prepared to work in the realities of the international labor market.
EXPECTED COMPETENCES FROM CANDIDATES FOR STUDIES
- secondary school-leaving certificate or equivalent document (in the case of persons who have obtained a diploma confirming having secondary education in another country),
- knowledge of English at least at B2 level,
- interest in socio-economic issues.
Candidates are classified on the basis of submitted documents. If the number of candidates exceeds the number of offered places, an interview will be conducted to verify the level of communication and knowledge about the chosen program. The decision on accepting candidates for studies will be made by the Rector.
The Applied Economic and Social Analysis (AppEcon) study program consists of subjects that are complementary to each other. In the course of learning, we provide information on the current state of knowledge in social sciences as well as analytical tools that enable the determination of effective strategies for operating business environment entities. It guarantees getting education in the scope of broadly understood business support. The thematic scope of the course will refer to three levels, i.e. unit behaviors (micro level), business activities (mezzo level) and socio-economic issues (macro level).
Detailed information about the study program can be found HERE.
Brochure in Polish
Brochure in English
The Applied Economic and Social Analysis is implemented as part of the project "Integrated Development Program of the University of Economics in Poznan" POWR.03.05.00-IP.08-00-PZ1/17 co-financed by the European Union from the European Social Fund under the Operational Program Knowledge Education Development 2014-2020.