IBM begins cooperation with Katowice School of Economics

IBM Poland and Katowice School of Economics (KSE) signed an agreement under which the School will broaden the current curriculum and add classes using the latest technology and solutions of IBM for business analytics.

The agreement also provides optional education of students, PhD students and academics in order to increase the competitiveness of the school in the higher education market. Under the agreement IBM will provide for the educational and research purposes of the training Cognos and SPSS software as well as experts on solutions used for substantive supervision of the curriculum.

KSE will introduce the latest Cognos and SPSS software into classes, educational materials of IBM and enable selected research workers to get IBM certificates. The best students will have a possibility of professional internships in IBM.

“Due to the cooperation of our school with IBM, students and workers will be able to cooperate permanently with one of the leading IT corporations in the world” – says Chancellor Professor Krzysztof Szafarski.

“Thanks to cooperation of IBM with higher schools, students have a chance to become acquainted with the latest IT solutions. We are happy that we have an increasing contribution to the education of Polish students, whose qualifications are highly rated in the world” – says Romuald Gacka, director of the IBM regional sales office in Katowice.

Katowice School of Economics (Polish acronym: GWSH, “Górnośląska Wyższa Szkoła Handlowa”) is a non-state academic higher educational institution. The educational offer is composed of 12 fields of study at first (bachelor) and second (master) cycle programmes. Moreover, KSE conducts doctoral seminars and is awarded with the right to confer the doctorate title in economics studies in the field of management. Currently, KSE hosts 10 000 students and has already 20 000 graduates. The main campus of KSE is situated in Katowice and in other cities of Silesia. KSE offers also studies in Vienna for the Polish community abroad.