The Department of Business Administration focuses on the connection of theoretical and research knowledge with business practice. It develops students' ability to take a holistic view of problems that occur in an enterprise and in supply chains, to understand the process and project management, to gain user knowledge of simulation techniques and to find innovative approaches to solving business problems. The profile subjects guaranteed by the department focus on economics and business management, business diagnostics, small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups, trends in business development, business consulting, innovation, logistics and quality management. The acquired knowledge and skills allow students to have become professionals in various fields such as business economist, CFO, manager in accounting and financial departments, manager and quality specialist, manager and logistics specialist, specialist in multinational associations, consultant in economics and business management or an entrepreneur.
The Department of Business Administration was established in the early 1990s and continued the activities of the original Department of Economics and Industrial Management, which has existed since 1977.
The professional focus of the Department of Business Administration is focused on the specifics of small and medium-sized enterprises versus large corporations with regard to their economics and management, taking into account changes related to the 4th Industrial Revolution and global supply chains. At the same time, it focuses on practicing managerial decision-making through managerial simulation games.
The cooperation of the Department of Business Administration with companies is realized through student internships, involvement of experts from business practice in teaching and through organization of joint professional seminars.
International cooperation is realized in pedagogical activities through mobility within the ERASMUS program (eg. University of Montenegro, Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, University of Economics in Katowice, WSB University, University of Maribor, University of Bielsko-Biala, Opole University of Technology, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski in Krakow, etc.) and the implementation of teaching within the subject of Business Economics in Wuhan, China. At the same time, as part of the International Week event, foreign teachers are involved in teaching (eg. Trakya University in Turkey, Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poznan University of Technology and University of Zielona Góra, University of Economics in Katowice, De Montfort University, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, etc.). At the same time, cooperation with foreign universities is being developed in order to prepare joint research projects (eg. University of Economics in Katowice, University of Dąbrowa Górnicza, Southampton Business School, Szent Istvan University in Gödöllő, Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Politechnika Czestochowska, WSB University, etc.).