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ERIC Number: ED368434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Pages: 23
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From the Grass: An Interview with Dr. Krzysztof Pawlowski, Rector of WSB-NLU in Nowy Sacz, Poland.
Paradiso, James; Pawlowski, Krzysztof
This document provides a transcript of an interview with Dr. Krzysztof Pawlowski, founder and president of the Wyzsza Szkola Biznesu (Higher Business School) of National-Louis University (WSB-NLU), the first private higher business school licensed by the Polish Ministry of Education. First, Dr. Pawlowski describes his initial establishment in 1991 of the Podhale Business School (PBS), a post-secondary institute for secretaries and managers in Nowy Sacz to address the shortage of professional people in post-communist Poland. Then, the PBS is described, indicating that it opened in October, 1991, with 64 students, providing a general two-year program in intensive English and computer and secretarial skills, with the best students recruited for a third year or the manager program. Then, the foundation of the WSB-NLU in 1992 is described, reviewing Dr. Pawlowski's initial contacts with and proposal to the National-Louis University in Chicago, Illinois, to establish a business school; the school's goal to provide professional skills and 22 hours per week of English instruction to medium- and low-level managers; and the recruitment of faculty for the WSB-NLU, indicating that about 25% to 30% are from the United States. Next, the operation of the WSB-NLU is discussed, indicating that faculty net about $450 for 24 contact hours per week and student tuition covers about 80% of the budget. Finally, Dr. Pawlowski reports that student quality is increasing and that plans are underway to establish departments of public administration and business law. (ECC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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