Postgraduate studies in Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance Management

Postgraduate studies in Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance Management

The programme is aimed at enhancing the skills of managers and professionals working primarily in legal, compliance, risk and audit departments and other control functions as well as company executives. 

Advantages
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Innovative courses – organised in form of symposiums, case studies and Oxford style debates to promote engagement

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Experienced lecturers – academic teachers and business professionals who bridge the gap between theory and practice

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Beneficial connection – between the audience and practitioners from public and private sectors who share knowledge

Why study?

  • The courses will help students understand ethics and compliance principles, corporate governance, anti-money laundering and risk management concepts, thus strengthening their ability to respond professionally to the legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Real-life business cases from different business sectors will be used during the courses to increase practitioners’ awareness of corporate governance, risk and compliance management.
  • Graduates will be equipped to take ethics, organizational culture and compliance program to the next level and use corporate governance and compliance program to enhance business performance.
  • The programme will prepare graduates for the complex realities of today’s marketplace, where teams frequently work with diverse laws, customs and markets.

Are they for me?

This programme is recommended to any employees wanting to enhance their knowledge about ethics, compliance, corporate governance and risk management, in particular to:

  • lawyers and legal practitioners, 
  • compliance officers, managers, directors and their deputies,
  • supervisory board members, 
  • risk managers,
  • internal audit employees,
  • regulatory representatives,
  • accountants, 
  • financial crime prevention experts, 
  • money laundering reporting and prevention officers, 
  • AML and financial crime investigators.

Curriculum

  • Introduction to civil, commercial, data privacy and crime law – 10 h
  • Introduction to finance, accounting and tax risk – 6 h
  • Business ethics and corporate governance – 10 h  
  • Strategic and financial analysis of the business – 5 h
  • Risk identification, assessment and management – 15 h
  • Internal and external audits, controls and investigation– how to be ready? – 10 h
  • Forensic audit and investigation – 5 h
  • Regulatory bodies – 5 h
  • Corporate Social Responsibility – 5 h
  • Transnational criminal law – analysis of UK Bribery Act, FCPA, Sapin II and German Anti-Corruption Law – 4 h
  • Compliance processes – 20 h
  • The individual as compliance manager – case studies bases on pharma, financial, insurance, energy and FMCG examples – 20 h
  • How to design “best in class” internal compliance and risk management program – case studies bases on pharma, financial, insurance, energy and FMCG examples – 20 h
  • Dawn raid training – action plan when antitrust authorities come knocking – 5 h
  • Seminar – 10 h
  • Third party risk management – 10 h

Head of studies

Professor Krzysztof Marecki

Dean and Vice-Dean of Master Studies at the Warsaw School of Economics, Head of Business Finance Faculty, Professor at the Local Government Economics and Finance Faculty. Graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics and completed all his degrees there. Acted as local World Bank expert, member of ATF mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina and chairman of the board of the Polish Teachers» Union. His fields of interest and research cover finance, business finance, economic and financial analysis, financial planning, managerial accounting and cost accounting - effective decision making connected with acqusition and management of financial resources. Author of over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books.

Lecturers

prof. dr hab. Maria Aluchna

Head of the Department of Management Theory at the Warsaw School of Economics, head of Postgraduate Studies in Product and Service Management at the Department of Management Theory at the Warsaw School of Economics. He specializes in corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and strategic management. Scholarship holder of, among others, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, the Polish-American Fulbright Commission, Soros Foundation, Volkswagen Foundation and the Foundation for Polish Science.

Intern at London Metropolitan Business School and Sydney University School of Business. Currently, he conducts classes in corporate governance, Responsible Management and Strategic Management, as well as classes in selected management and corporate governance issues at MBA, postgraduate, doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate studies as well as training for enterprises.
dr Edyta Banach

PhD in economics in the discipline of finance, regional compliance manager in an American pharmaceutical company responsible for all compliance processes in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine. She also worked in Russia and in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, France and North Africa, where she designed and implemented compliance tools. For 7 years associated with the pharmaceutical industry, initially as a tax advisor, then as a Compliance Officer.

She also gained her professional experience in international consulting companies. A graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics and the Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Paweł Chodziński

Attorney and tax advisor. He has many years of experience in international tax advisory. He also deals with the full spectrum of issues in the field of ethics and compliance as well as counteracting corruption practices, as well as proceedings related to fraud and economic crimes.

He has experience in advising on issues related to criminal and fiscal crimes as well as corporate crimes, including internal investigations and proceedings conducted by state authorities. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, and currently a PhD student at the Warsaw School of Economics.
Małgorzata Duszyńska

Legal advisor, graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. She gained her professional experience working in an international law firm providing services to foreign entrepreneurs operating in Poland, as well as in the financial sector, providing ongoing legal services to financial institutions – banks and loan companies. Experienced specialist and auditor in the field of personal data protection law.

Currently, a legal advisor at Viacom International Media Networks Poland, entrusted with the practice of personal data protection, including active participation in the implementation of the GDPR in the organization.
Piotr Falarz
Barbara Filemonowicz, LL.M

Legal advisor and tax advisor. He specializes in representing entrepreneurs before tax authorities, common and administrative courts, tax risk assessment and strategies to minimize it. He works in tax advisory and legal services and trains members of the management board, financial directors and employees of financial and accounting departments. It works for entrepreneurs in order to minimize tax risk, implementing procedures and preparing for proceedings and inspections.

A specialist in the field of tax scheme reporting (MDR). She worked in the so-called the Big Four, not only advising, but also participating in lobbying and investigative projects. A graduate of law at the University of Warsaw and the University of Lyon Jean Moulin III in the field of European Business Law.
Monika Gorgoń

Attorney-at-law, Director of the Compliance and Risk Department at the Warsaw Stock Exchange S.A. (GPW), Chairwoman of the Compliance Committee at the WSE and Vice-Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of GPW Benchmark S.A. A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, postgraduate studies in English LL.M. in International Commercial Law at Akademia im. L. Koźmiński in Warsaw and postgraduate Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) studies conducted by the University of Management in Warsaw and Apsley Business School of London.

He has the certificate of the Compliance Poland Association and the ACO (Approved Compliance Officer) and ACE (Approved Compliance Expert) certificates awarded by the Compliance Institute in cooperation with the Viadrina Compliance Centre (European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder)). She gained experience as a legal advisor and compliance officer in the IT, telecommunications and financial sectors. Guest gives lectures on compliance at the Academy of L. Koźmiński in Warsaw and the Warsaw School of Economics.
Rafał Jakubowski, M.Sc.

Law sciences with twenty years of experience in the area of compliance in the banking sector. He worked in the legal department of Citibank Poland S.A. as well as a compliance officer and lawyer at Deutsche Bank Polska S.A. Currently, he is the Director of the Compliance Department and a Member of the Extended Executive Committee at Societe Generale S.A. Branch in Poland. Speaker at numerous conferences and author of articles on topics related to compliance.

A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw and European Banking Law Studies at the Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Krzysztof Krak

Krzysztof Krak for over 25 years he has been associated with law enforcement agencies, since 2006 he has held managerial positions in the Central Anticorruption Bureau, first as the director of the Analyses Department, where he supervised the office’s analytical tasks and min. he was responsible for creating procedures and an anonymous system for reporting suspected corruption. He was also the director of the Cabinet of the Head of the CBA and supervised the activities of education and anti-corruption prevention conducted by the office, coordinated the „Government Program for Counteracting Corruption for 2014-2019”.

He worked at the Police Headquarters, where, inter alia, he coordinated the implementation of activities under international cooperation and acted as the Head of the National Interpol Office. A speaker at many conferences and seminars devoted to the problem of combating and preventing corruption and crime and intelligence analysis. Author of publications and guides on corruption prevention and whistle-blower protection
Zuzanna Kopaczyńska–Grabiec, LL.M.

Legal advisor, since 2014 he has been managing the Legal and Compliance Department at Wonga.pl, a company offering online loans. Author of numerous publications, speaker and mentor at events gathering the community of entrepreneurs and start-up owners. Certified Compliance Officer. Winner of the Rising Stars 2016 and GC Powerlist Central and Eastern Europe Teams 2018 awards.

Scholarship holder of Universita degli Studia in Macerata and Ernst Arndt Moritz University in Greifswald. Graduate of the Postgraduate Intellectual Property Law Studies at the University of Warsaw, LL.M. at Kozminski University and Executive MBA at the National Academy of Sciences. In 2018, the thesis prepared as part of the MBA studies received the first prize in the competition devoted to business ethics – Verba Veritas. Member of the Ethics Committee at the Conference of Financial Companies and industry associations.
Jakub Kutzmann
Michał Lisawa, LL.M.

Attorney-at-law, senior associate in the labour law department of CMS Cameron McKenna. On a daily basis, he advises Polish and international clients on matters related to employment and remuneration of employees, HR documentation and policies, restructuring and labour disputes. He also has many years of experience in advising on relations with trade unions and employee representatives.

Author of numerous press articles and TV commentaries on labour law. Multiple speaker at scientific conferences and industry seminars. Member of the Labour Law and Social Insurance Section at the District Bar Council in Warsaw. A graduate of the faculties of law at the University of Warsaw and the University of Edinburgh, and postgraduate studies at the Warsaw School of Economics.
Karol Majewski

Certified auditor, certified fraud prevention (CFE – Certified Fraud Examiner). He is a member of the American association ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) and a member of the Polish Chamber of Statutory Auditors. He specializes in forensic accounting and anti-fraud. He has experience in carrying out follow-up audits, investigative, financial and internal audits.

He has carried out projects for companies from the following industries: e-commerce, private equity, financial, telecommunications, energy, mining, manufacturing, construction, transport, medical, FMCG, advertising and the state sector (including municipal companies). He worked in Deloitte Forensic and Mazars Audit. While in the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, he supervised companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. He gained experience working in Belgium and Spain. Karol graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics and completed postgraduate studies in accounting and finance. He also studied in Paris. Currently, he runs his own law firm under the name of Majewski Audit.
dr Jarosław Oleszczuk
Karolina Pilwińska

Attorney-at-law, regional compliance manager in an American pharmaceutical company, responsible for all compliance processes in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Previously responsible for legal services and compliance in eleven markets of Central and Eastern Europe in a Swiss pharmaceutical concern. She also gained experience in the Polish pharmaceutical industry and law firms specializing in providing services to business entities.

Judge of the Disciplinary Court of the Infarma Employers» Union of Innovative Pharmaceutical Companies. A graduate of the University of Commerce and Law. Ryszard Łazarski in Warsaw.
Maria Roszkowska-Menkes, PhD

Assistant professor at the Department of Management Theory, secretary and lecturer at Postgraduate Studies in Public Relations and Strategic Communications in Companies. Previously associated with the Responsible Business Forum, where she was a promotion and portal coordinator. He specializes in the issues of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, in particular in relation to strategic management, business models and non-financial data reporting.

Lecturer / trainer at postgraduate studies and trainings in the field of corporate social responsibility (SGGW, WSE, UMK, PARP).
Anna Sajewicz
dr Robert Sroka

Director of Responsible Investing in Central and Eastern Europe at Abris Capital Partners. Previously, he worked in the Fraud Risk Management Team and the EY Climate Change and Sustainable Development Team. In the years 2009–2014 he headed the Working Group for Responsible Investments in the CSR opinion-making and advisory team of the Prime Minister.

From 2016 to 2017, he was a member of the Team for Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility, an auxiliary body of the Minister of Development and Finance, as part of which he chaired the Working Group on ethics and standards of responsible business conduct. Lecturer in business ethics, CSR and responsible investing at MBA and postgraduate studies. Awarded with the „Pen of Responsibility” by the Responsible Business Forum for the best expert article on business ethics in Poland in 2014. Author of the book „Ethics and human rights in business. In search of a method ”.
Dominika Stępińska-Duch
Michał Synowiec

Counsel at DLA Piper Giziński, Kycia sp.k. – is a legal advisor and an MBA graduate. He has several years of experience in legal advisory in the field of labour law for international corporations, state-owned companies, small and medium-sized enterprises and natural persons. He specializes in litigation in all areas of labour law, in particular in the scope of termination of employment contracts and related claims, overtime, mobbing, discrimination and non-competition agreements.

In addition, she provides legal support in the field of internal investigations in cases of suspected harassment, mobbing, fraud, theft, corruption or acts of unfair competition.
Małgorzata Szwaj

Attorney-at-law and partner in the Warsaw office of Linklaters, where she heads the competition law practice. He has many years of experience in the application of national and EU merger control rules, advises on anti-competitive agreements, including cartels, abuse of a dominant position, state aid, as well as other issues of European law, including provisions on the free movement of goods and services. He represents clients before the Polish competition authority (Office of Competition and Consumer Protection), Polish courts and the European Commission.

For many years, she has been recognized as the best lawyer in the field of competition law in Poland by Chambers Europe and Legal 500, international rankings of law firms. At the same time, the recent Polish rankings of law firms of the Rzeczpospolita daily and Polityka Insight recognized Małgorzata Szwaj and the Warsaw-based Linklaters team as a leader in the field of competition law.
Adam Śliwiński (Ph.D. Eng. Prof. SGH)

Currently associate professor, head of the Risk and Insurance Department at the Institute of Risk and Financial Markets at the Warsaw School of Economics. A graduate of the Lublin University of Technology in the field of Management and Marketing. Master’s studies carried out on an individual basis (lectures at UMCS and KUL in Lublin). 

A graduate of the University of Central Lancashire Great Britain with a Master of Business Administration diploma and a Cambridge University, Judge Business School, Ignite 2012 Program. In 2001, he obtained a PhD in economic sciences presenting his doctoral dissertation to the Committee of the Collegium of Management and Finance of the Warsaw School of Economics on „Regional differentiation of insurance premiums and their impact on the profitability of life insurance companies”. Since 2001, he has been associated with business practice. Initially, he cooperated with Poczta Polska as the chief specialist in the Ownership Supervision and Capital Investments Office. One of the most important implemented business projects was the establishment of the Pocztowe Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń Wzajemnych. From 2002 to 2011 he cooperated with the Society. From 2007 to 2009, he worked in a London investment company where he held the position of Non-Executive Director (after approval by the British financial supervision). In 2013, he obtained a postdoctoral degree in economic sciences, specializing in finance. In his career so far, he has also cooperated with many enterprises in Poland and abroad as an advisor in the process of strategy development and financial management, including institutions from the City of London. A scholarship holder of the British Council and the Foundation for Polish Science – one-year research internship at the University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Study. He also completed a research internship at City University in London at Cass Business School. He is a member of the British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies and The Chevening Scheme UK. He is fluent in English.
Dominik Thier
Marcin Tomasik

Attorney at law, partner at Tomasik Jaworski Sp. p. (TJSP). He specializes in comprehensive consultancy for entrepreneurs from regulated industries (pharmaceutical, medical, nutrition) and in advising on compliance matters and criminal proceedings. Before establishing TJSP, he led the pharmaceutical law team in the Warsaw office of a renowned international law firm for several years.

For many years he has been recommended as an expert in the field of Life Sciences in international legal rankings (Chambers Europe, PLC Which Lawyer?, LMG Life Sciences). He is also the winner of the Client Choice Awards in the Life Sciences & Healthcare category in 2014 and 2015 in Poland. Marcin Tomasik is a member of the District Bar Association in Warsaw, a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, the Centre for English and European Law, organized in cooperation with the Cambridge University and the Centre for American Law, organized in cooperation with the University of Florida. He was a scholarship holder at the Erasmus Universiteit in Rotterdam.
Anna Werner

Legal advisor, graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. She also completed postgraduate studies at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, obtaining an LL.M. He has over 14 years of experience in working in international corporations. He specializes in banking, financial and regulatory matters.

He is the director of the legal department at an international bank, where he is responsible for legal services for all business lines, including consumer issues. She started her professional career in one of the international law firms, where she worked in the banking and finance department for almost 9 years.
dr Maciej Wieloch

Employee of the Warsaw School of Economics. A graduate of Banking and Finance as well as Management and Marketing of the Warsaw School of Economics, Linkoping University in Sweden. Scholarship holder of the DISP program in Copenhagen and the University of Genoa. A graduate of the EMBA program at the French Institute of Management (IFG).

He has training and consulting experience. Author of scientific publications and speaker at local and international scientific conferences.
Radosław Wywiał LL.M.

Radoslaw Wywiał LL.M. Compliance Officer Region Eastern Europe-CiS at MAN Truck & Bus - legal advisor, member of the District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Warsaw. He was educated in law in Poland and Germany. Initially associated with the telecommunications industry as an in-house lawyer, in the fall of 2011. joined the MAN concern. Responsible for supervision and coordination of the Compliance program, including anti-corruption, anti-cartel and anti-money laundering issues, in MAN Truck & Bus companies in the region „Central and Eastern Europe – CiS”.

Member of the Compliance Committee operating within the Polish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Competition Law Association. Speaker at many Compliance conferences. For his publication on Compliance, he was awarded in 2015. awarded by the Responsible Business Forum as part of the „Pen of responsibility” competition.
Magdalena Ziółkowska

Legal advisor at the District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Warsaw. She gained her many years of experience, among others working for almost 10 years in a leading international law firm based in London, and previously in a renowned Polish law firm. For 4 years, he has been cooperating with the largest telecommunications operator in Poland, where he manages the Compliance area, and at the same time is responsible for the entire compliance processes of the company, including the preparation and implementation of procedures and other compliance tools.

She has completed numerous training courses on AML, compliance and counteracting corruption, and holds a number of certificates in this area (including, inter alia, a Certified Compliance Officer granted by the Compliance Institute). She has conducted numerous training courses in the area of her practice, and is also the author of numerous publications and commentaries for the trade press. A graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Białystok.
Magdalena Zwolińska

Specializes in projects related to crisis management and reputational threats. She advised in crises such as strikes, job cuts, breakdowns, recall of a product from the market, mobbing, court disputes, accidents at the workplace, social protests. In addition to handling existing crises, it develops tools for clients to monitor reputational threats and crisis prevention.

She graduated from the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science at the University of Warsaw, specializing in media marketing and public relations. He has over 15 years of experience in the PR industry.
Katarzyna Anyszkiewicz-Kucharczyk

Attorney-at-law, Compliance Officer in a Swiss biotechnology company, responsible for all compliance processes in Poland, as well as on 11 foreign markets in Europe and Asia. Also responsible for the Legal & Regulatory department. For 8 years associated with the life-science market, previously she gained professional experience working in a law firm.

A graduate of the University of Warsaw and the District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Warsaw.
Adrian Janus

Adrian Janus – Legal advisor, graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University and postgraduate studies „Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance Management” organized by the Warsaw School of Economics. He also gained knowledge in foreign academic centers (Erasmus University in Rotterdam). Author of publications concerning, inter alia, issues of organization and financing of the health care system.

Alumnus of the project „Healthcare Leaders” of the Lesław A. Paga. Member of the Polish Association of Enterprise Lawyers. Proxy and Head of the Legal Department of the Scanmed S.A. Group He specializes in medical law, personal data protection as well as economic and commercial law.
Anna Sajewicz

Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Compliance Officer at Elavon Financial Services DAC. He supervises the resolution of problems related to AML compliance and investigations, leading to the submission of reports on suspicious transactions. She was responsible for coordinating the audit response of the company’s operational departments and proactively improving procedures and controls, including in the field of operational AML.

He is also interested in other areas of Compliance, including protection of personal data and the impact of international policy on AML legislation. Master of International Relations at the University of Warsaw. She completed post-graduate studies in Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Management at the Warsaw School of Economics.
Rafał Jakubowski

Master of Laws with over twenty years of experience in the area of compliance in the banking sector. In 1999, he worked in the Legal Department of Citibank Poland S.A. In 2000-2002, he held the position of Compliance Officer and Lawyer at Deutsche Bank Polska S.A., where he created one of the first compliance departments in Poland from scratch. During this period, he was also responsible for providing legal services to Deutsche Bank Securities Polska S.A.

Then, from the end of 2002, he created, also from scratch, the Compliance Department at Société Générale S.A. Branch in Poland. He spent over 18 years in the Polish branch of Société Générale as the Director of the Compliance Department, Coordinator for Counteracting Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing and a Member of the Extended Executive Committee. In 2017, he received the award of the General Director of the Polish branch of Société Générale for his exceptional contribution to the development of Société Générale in Poland. From 2019, a lecturer at postgraduate studies in „Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance Management” at the Warsaw School of Economics. In 2019-2021, a member of the Presidium of the Banks Security Council at the Polish Bank Association. Since March 2021, he has been working at Société Générale in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he oversees the activities of Société Générale throughout the Middle East as Regional Compliance Director and Financial Crime, Middle East. He is also a member of the strict Executive Committee Société Générale in the Middle East. Speaker at numerous conferences and author of articles on topics related to compliance. A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw and European Banking Law Studies at the Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He has three ACAMS certificates in the field of counteracting money laundering and terrorist financing, sanctions and embargoes as well as anti-corruption.
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Admission

The conditions for completing the programme are:

  • course attendance and participation,
  • preparation of a final disseration connected with the course profile under the supervision of allocated dissertation supervisor.

Timetable

Courses take place as virtual meetings once or twice a month on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 5 pm CET.

Meeting dates for the 4th cohort in 2021/2022 academic year

First semester:

  • 6–7 November 2021 
  • 20–21 November 2021 
  • 4–5 December 2021 
  • 18–19 December 2021 
  • 15–16 January 2022 
  • 29–30 January 2022 
  • 12–13 February 2022

Costs

Total tuition fees are PLN 7500. Students are eligible for payment in two installments: 

  • I installment: PLN 4,000 payable during admission 
  • II installment: PLN 3,500 payable by 30 January 2021

The price includes course participation and materials for individual home-study as well as the issuance of a graduation certificate.

Contact details

Coordinator of studies
Wioletta Krasuska–Wojtkowska
tel.: +48 22 564 93 02
e-mail: wkrasu@sgh.waw.pl

Head of studies
prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Marecki
e-mail: kmarec@sgh.waw.pl

Postage address
Warsaw School of Economics
ul. Madalińskiego 6/8, building M, room 307
02-513 Warsaw, Poland

  • Online courses
  • Courses take place as virtual meetings once or twice a month on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 5 pm CET.
  • Total tuition fees are PLN 7500 (possible installments).
Head of studies

prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Marecki
e-mail: kmarec@sgh.waw.pl

Coordinator of studies

Wioletta Krasuska–Wojtkowska
tel.: +48 22 564 93 02
e-mail: wkrasu@sgh.waw.pl