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University authorities
The statutory bodies of the university are the Rector, the Board of Trustees, the Senate, and the Scientific Discipline Councils. The teaching process takes place in three colleges: the College of Management, the College of Finance and Economics, and the College of Law.

Rector
Prof. Grzegorz Mazurek

Titular professor specializing in strategies for digital transformation of organizations, e-commerce and e-marketing. He is particularly interested in the changes that digitalization processes bring about in the higher education sector.

He is also the Director of the Digital Transformation Research Centre - CYBERMAN, a member of EFMD Advisory Board for the Central and Eastern Europe region and a member of the Board of the Forum Management Education Association. 

Since 2020 he has served as President of the International Advisory Board of the French university ISC Paris. In 2016-18 he was a member of the Council for Digitalization at the Minister of Digitalization. His achievements include several dozen English and Polish chapters, scientific articles, books published in the most important journals and publications on management science in Poland and worldwide, including Cambridge University Press, Emerald Publishing, Routledge, European Management Journal, Business Horizons, he is the author of the book "Digital Transformation". (PWN, 2019) and editor and co-author of the handbook "E-marketing - planning, tools and practice". (Poltext, 2018), awarded by the Polish Academy of Sciences.

From 2012 to 2020, he held the position of Vice Rector for Foreign Cooperation at Kozminski University, responsible for the overall strategy of internationalisation and marketing of the university. 

He is also the coordinator of the Koźmiński MBA Digital program and post-graduate studies related to digital economy: Internet Marketing, E-commerce, Business Digital Transformation and Manager in Industry 4.0.

He was a visiting professor in such centers as, among others, the University of Warsaw: ESCP Europe, SKEMA Business School and École de Management de Normandie (France), ISCTE (Portugal), Nottingham Trent University (UK), Soongsil University (South Korea), Universidad del Pacifico (Peru), Univeristy of Reykjavik (Iceland). 

Repeatedly awarded for his publication and scientific achievements. In 2015 he was awarded the LUMEN statuette for university management leaders. In 2017 he was awarded the Eduinspirator (FRSE) statuette for those who are active in the field of education, contributing to positive changes in the environment. In 2020 he was awarded the Star of Internationalisation Award in the research category by the "Perspektywy" Foundation. During his term of office, Kozminski University has been repeatedly recognized as the most internationalized university in Poland.

Grzegorz Mazurek closely cooperates with the electronic economy environment, including the Chamber of Electronic Economy, Digital Poland Foundation and Interactive Advertising Bureau. He has carried out projects for such brands as: Nokia, Nikon, Polpharma, Egmont, PZU, Michelin, IKEA, Mars Corp., Vivus.

 

KU President - The Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Prof. Witold T. Bielecki

 Head of the Department of Quantitative Methods and IT Applications. Former rector of Kozminski University (2011 - 2020), currently Chairman of its Board of Trustees. Former Chairman of the Conference of Rectors of Non-Public Academic Universities.

Author of 3 books, over 80 articles in Polish and foreign scientific journals, co-author of two computer simulation management games (MANAGER and ADMINIST) and a multimedia package for training entrepreneurs. He managed large international and national projects. He lectured at universities in the USA and Great Britain, among others. He is a co-founder and lecturer of the Executive MBA program in Minsk (IPM BY).

Member of the Consultative Council for Foreign Economic Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Member of scientific organizations: International Simulation and Gaming Association (ISAGA), Association for Business Simulation & Experimental Learning (ABSEL), Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL). Member of accreditation committees: AACSB, EQUIS and IQA and IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence. He was a member of the boards of The European Fundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Euro*MBA.

Currently he is a member of the Management Board of the International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies (CEEMAN) and the Supervisory Board of the Polish Educational Union. He sat on the supervisory boards of such companies as Bank BGZ, PZU, ZBM Investor, PTR Development, EnergoPlazma. For many years an active participant of the Economic Systems Simulation School. Member of many chapters related to awarding achievements in business, management and education.

His research interests include: IT, managerial (business) simulation games, simulation modeling, operational management, decision support systems and entrepreneurship in virtual environment. He is involved in academic sport. Academic vice-champion of the country of sports bridge in pairs - together with Przemysław Janiszewski (2019).
 

 

Honorary KU President
Prof. Andrzej K. Koźmiński

Co-founder and first Rector of Kozminski University (1993-2011). Economist and sociologist specializing in the issues of management and political transformation. Fulbright scholar, lecturer at Polish and renowned American and European universities, including University of California (UCLA), Washington University and Sorbonne. He has an honorary doctorate from the University of Szczecin (2015) and ESCP Europe Business School (2017). Correspondent member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and member of many domestic and foreign organizations (including the Leopold Kronenberg Banking Foundation, Global Foundation for Management Education, Polish Rectors Foundation).

He was a member of editorial boards in many magazines (e.g. Transformations, Central European Management Journal, International Encyclopedia of Business and Management, International Management). From 2014 to 2018 he was Chairman of the Team Identifying Members of the Council of the National Science Centre.

Former member of the National Development Council to the President of Poland, National Development Council (2010-2015). He was awarded, among others, the Knight's Cross, Officer's and Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. In 2016 by the decision of the Prime Minister of France he was decorated with the Order of Academic Palms. Chairman and member of supervisory boards of companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

 

Vice-Rector for Research and Faculty Development
Prof. Robert Rządca

Deputy Rector of Kozminski University, Vice Rector for Research and Personnel Development. Co-founder of the Higher School of Entrepreneurship and Management, currently Kozminski University. Between 1993-2015 Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ALK.

Head of the Negotiations Department. Chairman of the Committee for Accreditation of The Human Resources Excellence in Research and the Council for Academic Staff Development. Since 2011 member of the Research Council. Long-term research and didactic employee of ALK and the University of Warsaw. He has completed internships at Harvard University and DePaul University, among others.

Specializes in negotiations, strategic management, research and development management. An experienced mediator.

He was the scientific supervisor of more than two hundred diploma projects at the Executive MBA studies. He has conducted over one hundred and twenty consulting and training projects for such organizations as: Netia, NBP, Gaz System, M. st. Warszawa, Metro Group, PKN Orlen, Medicover, LOT, PZU, KGHM. He is an expert in implementing the concept of Industry 4.0 in enterprises. He is the author and co-author of several dozen articles in scientific journals and two monographs - Negotiations, 1997 (together with Paweł Wujec) and Negotiations in Business, 2004.

Co-founder and Vice President of the Management Board in Scott Tiger SA, an IT company offering tailor-made solutions for telecommunications, insurance and banking. Member of the Supervisory Board of K2 Internet SA. And Omig S.A.

Vice-Rector for Didactic Affairs
Prof. Aleksander Maziarz

Doctor of Law, KU Professor in the Department of Administrative and Public Economic Law, advocate. 

Graduate of MBA studies at the Warsaw University of Technology, a long-term research and teaching staff member of the Academy.

His research interests include administrative law and competition law. Participant of research trips to Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and Comillas Pontifical University in Spain.

Rector's Plenipotentiary for Quality of Education in ALK, member of the Program Council for Legal Studies and the Program Council for Economic and Social Studies for Administration. He is also a member of the Team that adapts the profiles and programs of education to the requirements of the Law on Higher Education for the courses of study at the College of Management and Finance. He is a member of the Committee for the preparation of amendments to the Regulations of ALK Studies. Member of the editorial committee of the Journal of Social Sciences.

Author of numerous publications in domestic and foreign scientific journals on law.

 

Vice-Rector for Cooperation with the Environment
Prof. Bartłomiej Nowak

A long-time research and educational worker at ALK. He was awarded a Polish Government Scholarship for outstanding young scientists and took part in a 4-year scientific-research grant at the European University Institute in Florence.

He specializes in natural resources law, economic law, competition law and European Union law.

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PGNiG SA and member of Electromobility Poland. In the years 2007-2009 he worked for the European Commission's Directorate-General for Transport and Energy and as an advisor to the President of the Energy Regulatory Office. In 2010-2014 he served as an advisor in the law firm Domański Zakrzewski Palinka sp.k. and Member of the Supervisory Board of PTE WARTA S.A. Member of the Scientific Councils of the Institute of Aviation, Institute of Electron Technology and National Centre for Nuclear Research.

Editor-in-Chief of the Economic Legislation Review, member of the Editorial Board: Central European Management Journal, Legal Critique, Yearbook of Polish European Studies, Internet Antitrust and Regulatory Quarterly (Scientific Council).

Vice-Rector for International Relations and ESR
Prof. Aleksandra Przegalińska

Doctor of Social Sciences, KU Professor in the Department of Network Society Management, philosopher, researcher in the development of new technologies, especially artificial intelligence, social robots and dressing technologies.

A graduate of The New School for Social Research in New York, where she participated in research on virtual reality identity, with a special focus on Second Life. She also worked for the Polish Presidency of the EU Council as Chairwoman of the Audiovisual Working Group on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Visiting Scholar at MIT (2016-2017, 2019). 

Since 2015 member of the Program Council of Startup Hub Poland. Scholarship holder of the "Mobility Plus" program. (2016 - 2017), Kosciuszko Foundation (2014), Foundation for Polish Science (2010) and Wiliam J. Fulbright (2007), winner of the award for outstanding young scientists of the Minister of Science and Higher Education.

Co-author of the program of specialization - Management and Artificial Intelligence in Digital Society, in the course of the first degree studies in English in the stationary form in KU. In the fall of 2020, she begins research at the American Institute for Economic Research on Work Automation and then joins the Harvard University Labour and Worklife program.

Author of the monograph "Virtual Beings. How phenomenology changed artificial intelligence". (UNIVERSITAS, 2016) and many scientific publications in journals and monographs, co-author of the book "Collaborative Society". (The MIT Press) www.collaborativesociety.net, published together with Prof. Dariusz Jemielniak.

Dean of the College of Management
Prof. PhD Mariola Ciszewska-Mlinarič

Doctor habilitated in economic sciences, KU Professor in the Department of Strategy. Lecturer in doctoral studies, EMBA, postgraduate and graduate studies, also at foreign universities in France, Austria and Slovenia.

Specializes in the theory of strategy and internationalization of enterprises. She is a consultant in the area of strategic consulting in the field of corporate growth strategy and implementation of a balanced scorecard for leading chemical and energy companies and non-profit organizations. Since 2004 she has been working with business in student projects. Since 2017 she has been conducting consulting projects at the Koźmiński MBA studies. She also acts as a scientific supervisor of doctoral students.

Her research interests focus on the strategy and internationalization process of companies from emerging economies, decision making processes and the role of distance in foreign expansion.

She is a member of several scientific organizations, including the Academy of International Business, Strategic Management Society and European International Business Academy (EIBA). She is the author of several dozen publications in the field of international strategy and management, publishing in recognized foreign journals such as Journal of Business Research, Business History, Journal for East European Management Studies, European Journal of International Management.

Dean of the College of Finance & Economics
Prof. Jacek Tomkiewicz

Doctor of Economics, Dean of the College of Finance and Economics, professor of ALK in the Department of Economics. Scientific Director at the TIGER Research Center for Transformation, Integration and Globalization in KU. 

Lecturer with many years of experience, conducts classes at graduate, post-graduate (including MBA) and doctoral studies, he is also a visiting professor at several European universities. He has completed several research internships in foreign institutions, including Stanford University in the USA, Columbia University in the USA, Harvard University in the USA, OECD in Paris and Brighton University.

An expert in the field of economics, economy and public finances. Author of studies and expert opinions in the field of macroeconomics and public finance prepared for the Ministry of Finance, Chancellery of the Prime Minister, National Bank of Poland and commercial companies. In 2002-2003 he served as an advisor to the Vice President of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Finance, and was a member of the team responsible for structural reforms within the public finance system. 

Author of publications in the field of macroeconomics, economic policy and public finance.

 

Dean of the College of Law
Prof. Robert Zieliński

Doctor of Law, KU Professor in the Department of Financial and Tax Law. A long-term research and teaching staff member at KU. Specializes in financial law and tax law.

Tutor of the Law Plus Programme in KU, Rector's representative for student internships in the field of law (2012-2020), member and secretary of the Quality Council, member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Krytyka Prawa. Independent law studies" and a regular reviewer in the journal "Quarterly of Tax Law".

He is also a member of the Center for Information and Organization of Research on Public Finance and Tax Law of Central and Eastern European Countries at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bialystok. He participated in research trips to the European University Institute, International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) and University of Barcelona. He is the main contractor in the NCN project - Need for a new model of income taxation system in Poland.

Winner of the "Koźmiński University Golden Laurel" award for outstanding achievements and awards of the Rector of KU for his research work and for his involvement in the work for KU. Author of publications on financial and tax law.

Board of Trustees

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees is Professor Witold T. Bielecki, KU President. Another significant member of the Board is the founder and long-term rector of Kozminski University, Prof. Andrzej K. Koźmiński.

The duties of the Board of Trustees include:

  • appointing the Rector
  • reviewing the Statutes
  • adopting the university’s mission
  • reviewing the university’s draft strategy
  • approving the financial statement
  • determining the rules of financial management at the University

 

The term of office of the Board is 5 years - from 1 September 2018

 

RADA
International Corporate Advisory Board

The International Business Advisory Board, established in 2003, is responsible for advising the Rector on matters:

  • Direction of development of the university,
  • Customizing the curriculum to the needs of the practice,
  • Development of international scientific and didactic contracts of the University.

Members of the Board are representatives of business and science from Poland and abroad.

List of Board members:

1. Maciej Witucki - Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Orange Polska, Chairman of the Board

2. Jan Krzysztof Bielecki - former Prime Minister, Chairman of the Ernst & Young Partner Council

3. Henryka Bochniarz - President of the Polish Confederation of Private Employers "Lewiatan", former Minister of Industry

4. Frank Bournuois - Dean, Executive Director of ESCP EUROPE Business School

5. Francois Colombie - CEO of Auchan Central Europe

6. Dimitry Ditchkovsky - CEO and owner of CJSC Milavitsa Group

7. Piotr Freyberg- President of 3M Wrocław, Development Director 3M Poland

8. Joao Bras Jorge - President of the Management Board of Bank Millennium S.A.

International Law Advisory Board

It was established in 2007. The International Law Advisory Council is responsible for advising the Rector on matters:

  • University strategy,
  • Customizing the curriculum to the needs of the practice,
  • Development of international scientific and didactic contracts of the University.

Members of the Board are representatives of business and science from Poland and abroad.

List of Board members:

1. Bettina Kahil-Wolff Hummer - former Dean of the Faculty of Law, Justice and Public Administration of Lausanne University. Director of the Institute of Labour Law and Insurance in Lausanne

2. Giuseppe Nesi - Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Trento

3. Ireneusz Piecuch - Partner at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Sawicki sp.k.

4. Javier de Cendra - Dean of IE Law School in Madrid

5. Ketill Berg Magnusson - Managing Director of Festa - Icelandic Center for Corporate Social Responsibility, lecturer at the University of Reykjavik, President of Almannaheill - Icelandic Association for Non Profit Organizations

6. Mary Key Kane - former Dean and Chancellor of Hastings College of the Law, University of California

7. Michele Lucherini - President of FBE (Federation Barreaux d'Europe) - Federation of European Bars

8. Norma Martin Clement -Dean of the Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law at Leeds University.

Executive Education Advisory Board

The Board supports the university in:

  • improving its portfolio of education products and services
  • adapting the portfolio to the needs of the market and employers

The idea behind the formation of the Board is related to the dynamics of the education and professional market, which implies a need to confront the initiatives and programmes the university has launched with the actual market demands. The Board consists mainly of graduates of Kozminski University, employed as HR directors in corporations, HR – Business Partners and HR advisers managing HR departments in sectors such as banking, insurance, industry, media, and public administration.

College of Management

Our College of Management offers modern curricula, giving you the opportunity to shape your own path of development and to acquire the education and skills to make it easier for you to enter the job market and operate effectively in the changing environment of modern business. The modern formula of the programmes, designed with active involvement of business partners (Programme Advisory Boards), is a guarantee of the taught content and knowledge being up-to-date and practical.

Main research areas include:

  • Management in Polish and global enterprises
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises, with particular emphasis on internationalisation
  • Strategy, good management practices, virtualisation, and computerisation
  • Innovation in business models
  • Human resources management, diversity management
  • Intellectual capital and knowledge management
  • Advanced technologies in business applications
  • Economic behaviour – psychology, marketing, globalisation
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Our academic teachers, outstanding researchers and business practitioners, place great emphasis on the practical application of the models and theoretical frameworks discussed in the classroom. In our approach we focus on teaching by experience, making use of the teamwork format: in solving case studies, in taking part in workshops and business simulations, and in projects carried out in collaboration with business – focusing on practical challenges.

One of the main principles followed at the College of Management is to combine teaching with scientific research, including using theory in practice and applying practice to theory. The research conducted at the College of Management focuses on key market issues.

COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT

 

Dean of the College of Management – KU Professor Mariola Ciszewska-Mlinarič, PhD, DSc 

 

Vice-Dean of the College of Management – BACHELOR IN MANAGEMENT, undergraduate-level studies (all majors) – Krzysztof Chmielewski, PhD 

 

Vice-Dean of the College of Management – MANAGEMENT, undergraduate-level studies (all majors) – Renata Dyląg, PhD

 

Vice-Dean of the College of Management – MANAGEMENT, graduate-level studies (all majors) – Magdalena Koczuba-Sobieraj, PhD  

Vice-Dean of the College of Management – ADMINISTRATION, undergraduate-level and graduate-level studies (all majors) – Maria Tomaszewska, PhD

Vice-Dean of the College of Management – MASTER IN MANAGEMENT, graduate-level studies (all majors) – Piotr Wójcik, PhD

College of Management – Programme Directors

A Programme Director provides assistance and advice to students in matters related to planning their professional and scientific development, teaching problems, and gives opinions on individual matters related to the course of study when asked by the student and at request the Rector or the Dean.

Programme Directors work with Programme Advisory Boards, which are advisory bodies, whose members are business professionals providing recommendations and giving opinions – in consultation with the Dean and Programme Directors – regarding the content of the taught programmes with the aim to make it valuable and desired by the job market.

Undergraduate-level studies in Polish: Management

Undergraduate-level studies in English: Bachelor in Management

Undergraduate-level studies in Polish: Administration

Graduate-level studies in Polish: Management

Graduate-level studies in English: Master in Management

Graduate-level studies in Polish: Administration

College of Finance and Economics

Our College of Finance and Economics offers modern programmes taught in both Polish and English. We offer undergraduate-level and graduate-level programmes in the field of finance, economics, and analysis of large data sets (big data). Students can also obtain a double degree, i.e. by studying a semester or a year at one of our partner higher education institutions (some of the best HEIs in the world), they obtain a Kozminski University diploma and a diploma of the HEI they’ve studied at.

Main research areas include:

  • The financial system in a market economy
  • Financial markets: institutions, regulations, instruments
  • Corporate finance management
  • Microeconomics, including especially the theory of functioning of organisations
  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic policy and public finance
  • Economic aspects of the healthcare system
  • Globalisation as an economic, social, and political process
  • Large data sets analysis
  • Economic aspects of European integration
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An important element of studying at the College of Finance and Economics is the emphasis on the acquisition of practical skills. Students of Finance or Economics at KU are taught with the use modern teaching methods – we’re the only higher education institution in Poland to have a Bloomberg Laboratory with full access to markets data. Our faculty members are people with rich professional experience gained in the business sector and in public institutions. Our collaboration with industry institutions and business partners enables us to obtain valuable certificates confirming the acquisition of particular skills and organise and serve internships and traineeships in interesting and inspiring settings.

The main principle governing the activity of the College of Finance and Economics is to base teaching on scientific research, which makes our study programmes in line with the current economic knowledge.

COLLEGE OF FINANCE AND ECONOMICS:

Dean of the College of Finance and Economics – KU Professor Jacek Tomkiewicz, PhD, DSc

Vice-Dean of the College of Finance and Economics – ECONOMICS – Sławomir Wymysłowski, PhD

Vice-Dean of the College of Finance and Economics – FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT and MASTER IN FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING – Błażej Podgórski, PhD

Vice-Dean of the College of Finance and Economics – FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING – Sławomir Wymysłowski, PhD​​​​​​​

Programme Directors:

STUDIES IN POLISH:

STUDIES IN ENGLISH:

College of Law

KU’s College of Law is engaged in comprehensive teaching and scientific activities in the field of jurisprudence. There are currently 5 departments, 3 divisions, and 2 research centres existing within the framework of the College of Law, i.e:

  • Department of Theory, Philosophy and History of Law
  • Department of Criminal Law
  • Department of Civil Law
  • Department of Administrative, Public, Economic, and Commercial Law
  • Department of International Law and European Union Law
  • Division of Financial and Tax Law
  • Division of Constitutional Law
  • Division of Labour Law
  • KU Legal Interdisciplinary Research Centre
  • VAT Research Centre
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The employees of and those affiliated with these units are both legal theoreticians and professionally active lawyers. Thus, the teaching process takes into account both the need to transmit the necessary and relevant theoretical knowledge in the field of jurisprudence, as well as the development of the skills and competence required to apply this knowledge in practice. Apart from taking part in traditional forms of education, students gain their first professional experience by engaging in the activity of the Student Legal Clinic or by serving internships provided for in the study programme.

The KU College of Law is also a place of animated academic life. A place where a number of conferences, seminars, and scientific meetings addressing current legal problems in Poland and in the world are held every year. In the previous academic year, the College of Law was the organiser or co-organiser of events addressing e.g.

  • The main directions of the political reform of the process of European integration
  • Tax legislation
  • The role of independent courts and independent judges in society
  • Protection of personal data in collective labour law
  • Environmental protection in the legal system of the European Union

The KU College of Law is also a home to an active student community running a network of scientific clubs dealing with problems concerning tax law, intellectual property law, or medical law.

COLLEGE OF LAW:

Dean of the College of Law – KU Professor Robert Zieliński, PhD, DSc

Vice-Dean of the College of Law – Rafał Pasternak, PhD