With great pleasure, we announce that the SGH Warsaw School of Economics has completed the Business School Impact System (BSIS) assessment process and has been awarded the BSIS label.
‘We congratulate SGH Warsaw School of Economics on receiving the BSIS label, said BSIS Director François Bonvalet. We are pleased with the university’s team spirit, reflected in the various strategic academic and business activities offered to its students in partnership with Polish and European stakeholders. We look forward to seeing SGH Warsaw School of Economics’ long-term growth and its positive impact on the local business community.
SGH Warsaw School of Economics
Founded in 1906, SGH Warsaw School of Economics is Poland’s first business university. SGH Warsaw School of Economics is recognised for its strong economic and business profile and its top-ranked higher education. The school is also deeply committed to social responsibility, as evidenced by ongoing projects to create an anti-discriminatory, diverse, and inclusive environment. The BSIS assessment also revealed SGH’s substantial contribution to management education from its diverse MBA and postgraduate offering and emphasised the extensive collaboration with the business community, valued at 2.2 million euros.
‘The successful implementation of the BSIS guidelines has resulted in the confirmation of SGH’s high status as a university combining the highest academic level with effective action for the benefit of the local community. This prestigious certification is held by a small group of about 60 leading business schools worldwide. Therefore, we are pioneers in the social engagement field in Central-Eastern Europe and Poland,’ comments Jacek Prokop, Vice Rector for International relations. ‘We should not forget that international accreditations and certifications for our university are testimony to the commitment and high qualifications of the entire SGH community.’
Piotr Wachowiak, Rector of SGH, also congratulated the institution and its members. ‘We’ve got it! I would like to thank everyone for their immense commitment. We are stronger together.’
The Business School Impact System (BSIS) scheme is designed to determine the extent of a school’s impact on its local environment – the city or region in which it is located. The BSIS process is offered in collaboration between EFMD Global and FNEGE (Fondation Nationale pour l’Enseignement en Gestion des Entreprises), as a service to EFMD members in any part of the world. The impact of the business school is analysed based on the following seven areas of impact: financial, educational, business development impact as well as intellectual, societal, image, and impact within the regional ecosystem.
There are currently 60 schools across 19 countries that have received the BSIS label.
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