Master Speaker Series: Suzanne Withrington, Creating a Sustainable Organisation

In a mere 200 years, business and capitalism has transformed the face of the planet for the vast majority of the people. The rapid growth of technology has shrunk time, space and distance. We have become weaved into a fabric of society which extends to the remotest corners of the earth. There is little doubt of the wealth opportunities created by such prosperity, but the question remains – What is the cost to civilisation and how can we protect the planet in the future?

This session will consider the notion of the sustainable organisation, coupled with how entrepreneurial leaders act upon their values to contribute towards society. The session will review the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and explore how business of any size may contribute to society at large. We will reflect upon the changing face of society; explore differing approaches that mitigate against social challenges and observe emergent business models deemed effective in the quest for responsible leadership.

Suzanne Withrington  is a principal lecturer in enterprise and business engagement at Teesside University in the UK. She is also the Vice Chair of her local Institute of Directors (IoD) branch and a trustee at a local charity. Her areas of expertise include entrepreneurship, philanthropy and sustainability.

Join the lecture on Zoom on Wednesday, November 24, 18:00 CET.

Follow your dreams: Essential Business Skills training programme

On Monday at 10am, selected students will start URW and PCU’s Jdi za svým snem (follow your dreams) essential business skills training programme.

The programme is fully-funded by URW, allowing free training for people who wish to enter the job market, develop their employability skills and gain steady, long-term employment.

For three weeks classes will take place Monday to Friday from 9 till 12 at PCU’s Polska Campus and move for the final two weeks to URW headquarters in Chodov.


CIMA University Management Accounting Day CEE

University Management Accounting Day (UMAD) is an event organised by CIMA in collaboration with prestigious economic universities across Central and Eastern Europe.

University Management Accounting Day (UMAD) brings together students, lecturers, best CIMA’s employers and employees. Attendees can learn about the role of management accounting and its importance for business.

This year’s edition will be held entirely online.

The event will begin with a panel discussion Readiness of students to be employed – what are employers looking for in graduates? with the participation of CIMA experts representing different employers, such as: Infosys, IBM, Fincastly, Zalando or Motorola Solutions.

This will be followed by CIMA Business Game, an interactive online competition between students from all participating universities. Students will work in teams on a business case study to find solutions for given problems.

To register visit:

You can read more about PCU’s participation at last years University Management Accounting Day here: