One of the five public economics universities in Poland, the largest and oldest school of business in Silesia. Since the beginning, it has focused on education in modern economics and cooperation with business and public administration. It runs academically and practically oriented degree courses. Currently, more than 10,000 students pursue their education at the four faculties based in Katowice: Economics, Management, Finance and Insurance, Informatics and Communication, and at the Faculty of Business, Finance and Administration in Rybnik. The university consistently implements the internationalization strategy. Students take advantage of a variety of exchange programs and scholarships for studies and work placements in over 400 firms and almost 200 partner universities worldwide. The academic employer database offers approx. 1,500 jobs and nearly 700 job placements annually.