Our history began in 1991, when The Upper Silesian Private College of Economics was founded.
In 1994 the name was changed to Katowice School of Economics. At that time two study programmes were offered as first cycle studies: Management and Marketing, Tourism and Recreation at the bachelor (licencjat) level.
In 1997 Management and Marketing was also offered as second cycle studies which leads to master (magister) degree. Following that in 2001 KSE received a license to conduct master studies in Tourism and Recreation.
In 2005 the Faculty of Management at KSE received permission to grant the title of doctorate in the field of Management, from this point the Katowice School of Economics obtained the status of an academic higher education institution.
In 2008 Katowice School of Economics opened an International Distance Department in Vienna, Austria for Polish citizens living in Austria.
Currently KSE educates almost 12 thousand students. So far more than twenty thousand students have graduated from KSE.
The studies take place in 3 Faculties:
- Management with 9 fields of study
- Tourism and Health Promotion with 3 fields of study
- Distance Faculty in Żory.
The management programme is also in English at first and second cycle studies.
The development of Katowice School of Economics was in full accordance with Ministry of Science and Higher Education guidelines. KSE has obligatory Polish ministerial accreditations. We have also non obligatory accreditations both Polish and international (e.g. European Council for Business Education).
Katowice School of Economics reaches top positions in the rankings of non-public universities in Poland every year.
KSE was also said to be in the top of the most prestigious Polish non public universities in a report made by “The Economist Intelligence Unit” and in the rankings of “Business Magazine