Governance of Organizations

About the course

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Recruitment: from winter semester only
  • Level: undergraduate (first cycle)
  • Professional title: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Duration: 6 semesters

Governance of Organizations (GOO) is an innovative and interdisciplinary course for students interested in acquiring unique knowledge and skills in the area of leadership and management of organizations. Global and digital organizations are increasingly seeking employees with interdisciplinary skills and a strong set of soft competences. The GOO undergraduate program is designed to equip you with precisely these qualities, preparing you for employment in a diverse array of organizations, both in the public and private sectors. Alternatively, it serves as an excellent foundation for furthering your education through second-cycle studies.

The GOO course also offers additional guidance for high school graduates who may still be exploring their future career paths. By integrating various scientific disciplines and delving into their unique methodologies, the program provides an opportunity for students to make well-informed decisions about their career paths.

The interdisciplinary study program is divided into three groups of subjects in the areas:

  • political science and administration
  • law
  • communication and media

Additional classes are offered to develop soft skills, such as project-based work, management of conflicts, argumentation skills, public speaking, the use of artificial intelligence (AI), and many more.

The language of instruction is English. Moreover, the curriculum envisages an intensive course in a foreign language (preferably German) up to B2 level.


Content and structure

The aim of the course is to offer thorough preparation for employment in diverse array of organizations. How do we achieve this goal? The course rests on three pillars, resulting from the specific nature of the organization. Through careful selection of tools, knowledge, and skills, graduates are equipped for their future roles to the fullest extent possible. According to this concept, every organization...

  • a social group that pursues a specific goal, operates at different levels (locally, nationally, internationally, globally), can have different forms (e.g. company, international organization, association, foundation) and has an impact on society and the environment. Hence, the first pillar of your studies is political science and administration, providing you with a general understanding of organizations, including their types, formation, and operation.
  • ... operates in line with specific rules, including laws, enacted at national, European Union, and international levels. Hence, the second pillar of your studies is law, where you will learn the basics of public, civil and criminal law in relation to the functioning of an organization and its members.
  • ...should pursue its objectives in a sustainable manner, respecting the environment and individuals, as well as innovate and integrate new technologies, in particular artificial intelligence. Hence, the third pillar of study is communication and media, offering soft skills training and an intensive foreign language course.

The three-year undergraduate course is divided into six semesters:


  • During the first year, we focus on providing an introduction to the professional terminology of the three academic disciplines and acquainting you with the university system. Alongside theme-oriented classes, we will also organize sessions to familiarize you with the essence of studying, teaching methodologies, and strategies for academic success.
  • In the second year, you will have already acquired a basic understanding of the three scientific disciplines. Thereby, you will be able to begin shaping your preferences by selecting subjects aligned with your specific interests.
  • In the third year of study, you will complete the general course while having further opportunities to tailor your curriculum through subject selection. Additionally, this year entails a mandatory placement/internship, providing invaluable practical experience, and the preparation to defend your bachelor thesis.


The GOO course is offered at the Collegium Polonicum in Słubice – a joint research and education unit of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and European Viadrina University in Frankfurt (Oder). Ultimately, it is going to be a joint course implemented by the two universities offering the acquisition of a double degree. Before that, internationalization of the course is strengthened by the opportunity to do part of your studies at the European Viadrina University in Frankfurt (Oder) in the framework of the Erasmus+ Scholarship.

Competences and career prospects

GOO graduates are well-equipped for their roles in a wide range of organizations. You can seek employment in the public sector, government agencies and national and international administrative bodies, as well as in EU institutions. Employment opportunities in the private sector include different business units; you can also develop your career in foundations, associations, and NGOs. The course is designed to focus on the transfer of knowledge and skills, particularly in the rapidly developing and innovative areas of ESG (environment, social and governance), compliance management and communication (including political and business communication).

Furthermore, your undergraduate profile provides a solid groundwork for advancing into second-cycle studies. You will have a wide array of MA courses to choose from, offered in various countries, universities, and languages. Whether you opt to continue your education in English or another foreign language you have acquired during your studies, the options are plentiful. You can pursue your studies at institutions such as the Collegium Polonicum and the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) by selecting from the numerous MA courses available.


Classes take place at Collegium Polonicum in Słubice, situated on the Polish-German border. In addition to courses provided by Collegium Polonicum, students can access classes offered by the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), e.g. additional language courses. On-site student residences are available for accommodation.

Classes are held entirely in English.

English language proficiency at B2 level is required. This can be documented by:

  • IB diploma,
  • EB diploma,
  • a certificate or other document confirming your knowledge of English at B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages,
  • a foreign document, equivalent to the Polish upper secondary school certificate, with English as the language of instruction,
  • a foreign document, equivalent to a Polish degree, with English as the language of instruction.

If you do not have one of the above-listed documents, you can take an English language test organized by the Enrollment Committee of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

Admission prerequisites include English proficiency at the B2 level and possession of a document entitling the student to study, such as a secondary school graduation certificate or foreign documents equivalent to the Polish secondary school graduation certificate.

Look no further for a comparable course — you'll find everything you need right here with us! The GOO course offers a distinctive blend of expertise spanning political science, law, and communication, complemented by comprehensive soft skills training and immersive language classes. This holistic approach ensures you're thoroughly equipped for your future career or advanced studies.

For studies conducted in English, the fee amounts to PLN 1000 per semester. However, it's important to note that students at Collegium Polonicum may be eligible for a fee waiver by the Rector upon application. This means that you may not incur any charges for your studies.

Absolutely! Alongside English language instruction, you'll also engage in an intensive course in a foreign language, with German being the preferred option. The goal is to attain a B2 level of proficiency in the chosen foreign language by the conclusion of your studies.

Right after graduation, you'll be well-prepared to embark on a professional career in various private or public organizations. Alternatively, you can choose to further your education by enrolling in a second-cycle studies (MA level).


Enrollment takes place via the AMU portal.,594

The admission requirements include proficiency in English at the B2 level and possession of a document entitling the student to study, such as a secondary school graduation certificate or foreign documents equivalent to the Polish secondary school graduation certificate.

The admission procedure involves a competition among secondary school diplomas or documents equivalent to the Polish secondary school graduation certificate. The ranking list of candidates is established based on their grades in a modern foreign language (English or any other language) and history or social studies.

If you have taken additional subjects beyond the standard secondary school leaving certificate requirements, fear not! You can still apply for admission. Your points in the admission procedure will simply be recalculated to accommodate these additional subjects.

Further information and contact

Interested in learning more about a GOO degree? You're welcome to participate in an upcoming online information meeting — stay tuned for details! To secure your spot at the meeting, email us:

We are also happy to respond to your questions by email - we look forward to hearing from you at:

The person supervising the course is Prof. dr Bartosz Makowicz.

Prof. Dr. Bartosz Makowicz