About the University

Kozminski University is a business-oriented higher education institution offering a broad range of education programs, holding full academic rights, and considered to be the best business school in Central and Eastern Europe according to the “Financial Times” ranking. We also pride ourselves in having obtained three prestigious international accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, held by only 100 business schools worldwide.

 

Our University was founded in 1993. It is one of the oldest non-public higher education institutions in Poland. The undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and the participants of postgraduate and MBA programs studying at KU make up a population of 9,000. The population of KU graduates is currently over 50,000.

Accreditations and certificates

International and national accreditations awarded to KU are a guarantee of the highest standards of education and research, and a testimony to our responsible social attitudes. Among our most valuable awards there is the “Triple Crown accreditation”: AACSB – EQUIS – AMBA. Employers employing graduates of a higher education institution that holds awards of this rank can be sure that the employees joining their companies have not only thorough knowledge but also the skills that will make them perform their duties responsibly and effectively.

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Rankings

Since 2009, Kozminski University has been featured in the Financial Times’ global education rankings as the highest-ranking business school in Central and Eastern Europe. The Perspektywy national rankings have ranked KU as one of the TOP 3 of Polish economic higher education institutions for 10 years now, and as the best of non-public higher education institutions for 20 years.

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A strategic alliance with ESCP Business School

In 2015, Kozminski University formed a strategic alliance with the oldest and one of the most prestigious business schools in the world – ESCP Business School, becoming – next to Paris, London, Madrid, Turin, and Berlin – its Central-European campus. The aim of this strategic alliance is to strengthen the established organisational ties, which leads, in turn, to joint initiatives and projects that can benefit students, scientists, and corporate partners.

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Internationalisation

There are more than 1,500 students from 75 foreign countries studying at Kozminski. We have signed cooperation agreements with 220 higher education institutions around the world. These include student and faculty exchange agreements. About 1,000 people a year take part in these exchange programmes. Classes are taught by experienced visiting academics from all over the world. Our faculty members lecture and conduct research at many well-known and respected universities around the globe, including Harvard, MIT, and ESCP Business School, the oldest business higher education institution in the world – and our strategic partner.

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Business orientation

“Our graduates have to have the know-how and have to know how. Education needs to be practical and able to address the needs of the time” – this is the university’s mission as formulated by its first rector and co-founder, Professor Andrzej Koźmiński, when it was founded. These words remain valid to this day. We keep a keen eye on business trends. We often set them thanks to the research we conduct. We work with employers and business organisations, creating and delivering curricula together. Our students have a chance to serve their mandatory internships and traineeships in almost 150 companies which we have signed partnership agreements with.

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Campus

Since the beginning of our existence we have been investing in our own facilities. Our premises are currently a complex of 5 modernly furnished and well-equipped buildings, covering a total area of about 16,500 square metres. This makes it possible for us to organise all classes in one place – at Jagiellońska 57/59. Every year we adopt innovative architectural and technological solutions which make it easier to study and use the facilities of the university – including to people with disabilities.

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Online university

The time of the coronavirus pandemic is a huge test for everyone. Organisations had to switch rapidly to a new way of functioning, change their strategies, adapt to new challenges. For us, COVID-19 was an additional incentive to create “a new school for new times”. Our entire team – researchers, academic teachers, and administrative staff alike, supported by students’ approval and willingness to collaborate, has engaged with great commitment in digital transformation in its broadest sense.

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Career support

Each academic year, there is an average of two thousand job offers, internship, and traineeship opportunities waiting for our students and graduates at our Career Development and Alumni Relations Office. We have signed almost 150 fixed cooperation agreements with employers, including companies such as: Amazon, Citi, Deloitte, EY, Ferrero, Goldman Sachs, Oracle, Orange, Sephora. 2,600 employers have registered with KU’s “Kariera po Koźmińskim” (“Career after Kozminski”) service, which lets them recruit employees from our community for various positions in every industry.

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Community

There are 50 thousand people having graduated from Kozminski University so far. Our graduates, students, and employees alike form a huge community, and most of them stay in touch with and support each other – be it in the field of business or education, or by maintaining semi-personal relationships during networking meetings as well as at orientation events and trips.

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Doctoral and post-doctoral qualifications

We have full academic rights. This includes the powers granted to us by the Central Committee for Degrees and Titles.

Our university has the right to confer doctoral degrees (‘doktor’) in 5 fields of science: management, economics, finance, law, and sociology. And the right to confer habilitation degrees (‘doktor habilitowany’) in 3 fields: management, finance, and law. At present, according to the new classification of fields of science and scientific disciplines of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, these are the following disciplines of social sciences: management and quality sciences, economics and finance, legal sciences, sociological sciences.

Kozminski University runs its own doctoral school.

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Sustainable development

We teach responsible management, ethics, and sustainability. We make use of these principles ourselves in our daily practice. With tomorrow in mind, we focus on achieving business objectives while concentrating simultaneously on people’s well-being, healthy social relationships, and acting for environmental protection.

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More than lectures

Learning at Kozminski is more than just lectures. We implement technological innovations supporting our teaching processes. By making use of solutions based on artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and gamification, we share knowledge combined with experience. The process of education and general development is supported by a possibility to take advantage of additional tools and licenses. For example, KU students have unlimited access to the LinkedIn Learning platform offering 12,000 online courses in various areas of knowledge. Both students and graduates can use the “Financial Times” website as premium users.

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Sport

We attach great importance to sport because people who practise have to show similar qualities to those of managers running their own companies: perseverance, responsibility, creativity, being a team player. We are a sports champion, a multiple non-public-university winner of the Academic Championships of Poland. At KU, you can pursue your sporting passions – on both semi-professional and amateur levels.

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Scholarships, grants, discounts

KU students can benefit from many scholarships, grants, and discounts. Even as an applicant to study at KU, when enrolling in full-time studies, you are already entitled to apply for the “Scholarship for the best”. Olympiad (all-Poland contests) winners get to study free of charge and benefit from the Rector’s special grant covering all tuition fees. Olympiad (all-Poland contests) finalists receive grants covering half of the tuition fees. Our outstanding students can become holders of scholarship awarded by the Kozminskis Foundation. Moreover, according to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education regulations, KU awards also maintenance grants, special grants for disabled persons, scholarships for academic achievements, and Minister’s scholarships.

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Origin and history of the university

4 June 1989 marked the end of the communism era in Poland. The country returned on the path of democracy and free market. New times called for new economic elites. At that time, a group of academics from the University of Warsaw launched the first MBA programme in Poland in October 1989, with 42 participants enrolled. The success of the project encouraged a follow-up to it. In 1993, the Minister of National Education authorised those academics to open and run a higher education institution, where 254 students started studying management and marketing. Today, the institution boasts 9,000 students.

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