About the studies
In 2022 Kozminski University was ranked 1st in Central & Eastern Europe and 30th in the world in the Global Masters in Finance Ranking published by "Financial Times". It is the only university ranked from Poland and Central and Eastern Europe.
The program is designed in close cooperation with strategic partner companies and covers the full spectrum of advanced financial topics in order to boost your professional career perspectives. It delivers in-depth specialized knowledge and develops skills for solving complex business problems according to world-class CFA and ACCA standards, aligned with the latest SDG principles.
This program is customized for motivated and passionate people with a clear vision of pursuing top international careers in finance as creative and responsible leaders.
KU was among the first universities in CEE to recognize all 17 SDG goals. In consequence, sustainability is fully integrated into our program syllabi in order to meet the job market expectations, professional association requirements, and above all values praised by the Kozminski community.
Graduates receive a Master's Degree in Finance and Accounting, which will also include the chosen major.
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Receive two diplomas of highly esteemed European universities.
Select between 3 unique majors depending on your preferences: Corporate Finance (CFA approved), Corporate Reporting and Accounting (ACCA certified), or International Banking with integrated SDG perspectives.
Meet top tier strategic partners who assure programs alignment with job market expectations and discuss the latest trends and your career opportunities during workshops. Today these are Citibank Europe PLC, Accenture Operations, KPMG and Santander Investment Bank!
Insider information about course requirements, extra-curricular activities, events, social life and best parties will be provided by your elderly peers even before you arrive on KU campus.
Partners of the program
The program is actively supported by industry strategic partners, who assure that the curriculum stands to the current requirements of the labor market. Today these are Citibank Europe PLC, Accenture Services Ltd, KPMG and Santander Investment Bank. Each of our partners is actively engaged in shaping and directing the study process by participating in the Program Council and thereby, bringing invaluable input to the contents of the course, organizing guest lectures facilitated by experienced senior management and providing internship and full-time job opportunities to our students. Assuring that the study process is closely intertwined with practical experience, gives our students a competitive edge and provides a dynamic start to their careers.
Double degree programs
During the course of study, students of the Master in Finance and Accounting Program have the opportunity to go on their second year to one of our partner universities for a so-called double degree program, thanks to which they will receive not only the diploma of Kozminski University, but also from our partner university!
Thanks to the double degree programs you will be able to gain a diploma of a renowned university by spending just a part of your studies with no increase to your study or financial obligations.
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Available double degree programs on the Master in Finance and Accounting studies:
Accreditations, certificates & recognitions
The Master's Program in Finance and Accounting has been accepted into the CFA University Affiliation Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams. Graduates of the program benefit from exemptions from most of the papers on the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills level ACCA Qualification (AB, MA, FA, LW, PM, FR, FM; additionally students from the majors in Corporate Reporting and Accounting are exempted from TX and AA) and can expect to have a wide range of career opportunities in all areas of business. Kozminski University is an academic partner of the CAIA Association. Becoming a partner of the CAIA Association, a global network of more than 9,000 alternative investment professionals located in more than 90 countries, gives our students access to CAIA's vast databases and the possibility to get a special scholarship. Kozminski University is an academic partner of GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals), which is currently the leading professional association for risk managers, dedicated to the advancement of the risk profession through education, research and the promotion of best practices globally. By virtue of covering at least 70% of the body of knowledge of the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) examination.
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The KU Master in Finance and Accounting program guarantees access to global best practice, academic expertise, and relevant training in the heart of Europe. It is globally acknowledged by the most prestigious professional bodies and rankings in the financial universe as well as by the program's strategic partners: Accenture, Citibank, Santander and KPMG.
Our carefully selected students from over twenty countries around the world contribute to a creative and challenging environment, facilitated by prolific academic researchers and experienced market practitioners. We put a strong emphasis on experimental learning-by-doing, extracurricular activities and international exchange of students and faculty to foster a unique combination of globally competitive industry knowledge and skills.
The program covers the full spectrum of topics financial professional needs to gain critical insight and foresight in times of a volatile and ambiguous environment. Thus, it is our passion to empower new generations of competitive, creative and ethical leaders in the world of business and finance. Together with our students, we strive for excellence and invite you to share our ambition.
Franjo Mlinarič, Ph.D., Leader of the Master in Finance & Accounting Program
What you gain from your studies
Students of the program can expect to master the knowledge and skills regarding:
The economic mechanisms at the micro- and macro- economic level
Proper functioning of an enterprise and financial institutions in a free market economy
Assessment of the current and future financial conditions of an organization
Market position and business entities
Professional and ethical standards used in solving problems in finance and accounting
Principles and accounting standards, both in domestic and foreign and international accounting operations
Preparing and interpreting financial statements and formulating useful conclusions based on them
Design of efficient accounting systems, and assessing their effectiveness used in a variety of entities
Implement ways to improve the financial condition of any entity, its restructuring and rehabilitation
Making the right choice out of the most favourable sources of financing
Identify risks in business, its measurement and management
Career opportunities after your studies
Specialist in finance, financial analyst, or manager in organizations dealing with financial services (banks, insurers, mutual funds, broker services), international corporations or the public sector.
Sustainable finance-related jobs with great perspectives in financial institutions and consulting companies, like SF strategist, SF analyst, or consultant.
A controller, an accountant, an auditor, or an accounting specialist in a related field (professions that have proven to be resistant to the financial crisis). The program prepares its participants for work in both the private and public sectors.
A specialist in any department of a company related to finance and accounting.
A specialist in international banking topics like Fintech, AML and bank operation.
Choose between 3 available majors
Available majors (click for more information):
- Corporate Finance (CFA Track) with KPMG and Santander Investment Bank
- Corporate Reporting and Accounting (ACCA Track) with Accenture Operations
- International Banking with Citibank
Please be advised that the major will launch only if a minimum amount of 17 students sign up for the major.
Full-time programs: Classes take place from Monday to Friday in the morning and in the afternoon.
Part-time programs: Part-time program classes take place on Friday (in the afternoon), Saturday and Sunday (in the morning and in the afternoon).
Opinions of students and alumni
When I took the decision to specialise myself on finance and accounting, I aimed to pursue a high-class Master’s program which optimally prepares me for my future professional career in the challenging and rapidly changing world of finance. The Master in Finance & Accounting at Kozminski University has impressed and inspired me from the beginning and surpassed my expectations. All of the various courses highly emphasise the linkage of theoretical concepts with their real-world applications which makes the program genuinely unique. Personally, this approach has allowed me to tackle both, the diverse responsibilities I have been encountered with and the various challenges I will face during my corporate finance career. Furthermore, the University actively promotes extracurricular activities such as the CFA Institute Research Challenge – the most prestigious student competition in finance – which enabled me to represent Kozminski University together with my team mates at the EMEA Finals in Dublin. In addition, wide-ranging and valuable support for students who aim to become, for example, CFA or CAIA charterholders is provided. Moreover, above all, the program offers one the opportunity to study in a highly international and culturally diverse environment whereby I have been able to connect and build long-lasting relationships with like-minded people from around the globe.
The Master in Finance of Kozminski University provides the opportunity for students to take part in the CFA Institute Research Challenge. The competition gives the students the opportunity to work and build an equity research of a publicly listed company. With the valuable experience and skills gained during the challenge, in addition to the broad and deep knowledge received from the Master's program itself, I was able to secure an offer at the Investment Banking Division of Trigon Dom Maklerski, one of the leading independent investment banking firm in the CEE region.
Master in Finance & Accounting Buddy Program
The new generation of students on our program receives full support from the most experienced students within the Buddy Program. It is a peer-to-peer volunteer initiative helping you with the first challenges during you studies as well as with building your professional career. More information HERE.
ATTENTION! In accordance with the recommendations of Ministry of Health of Republic of Poland, concerning the prevention of Coronavirus spread, the University is closed until further notice. The employees of Admission Office are available during the office hours (8:30 - 16:30) via e-mail (email@example.com) or by calling +48 22 519 22 69. In urgent cases there is the possibility to schedule an individual meeting with the employees ON CAMPUS, after scheduling an appointment following this link. Admission for full-time and part-time Master programs at Kozminski University is based on 2 criteria: GPA on your previous studies and results of an online entry test. Maximum score is 100 points - 50 points for the test and 50 for GPA. Candidates who scored at least 60 points from both criteria will be qualified to the program.
The entry test is scheduled for 40 minutes and is meant to check the background of the candidate, analytical and logical thinking skills, as well as, possession of basic knowledge in the field, corresponding to the knowledge a Business-related Bachelor alumni should possess. Test is composed of 25 close-ended questions - 10 quantitative questions, 10 on general knowledge and current world situation and 5 on specialized knowledge in Business.
Candidates who have the CFA Level I or above certification are waivered from the necessity to take part in the test and will receive the maximum possible points (50).
Application for full time and part time Master's programs at Kozminski University must include:
- application form - complete the form online and attach required documents,
- original Bachelor/Master degree diploma or notarized copy and transcript of records (translation of the documents into Polish)
- copy of the national ID or a passport
- CV in English
- proof of payment of the admission fee (non-refundable)
- certificate confirming proficiency in English
- FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC, CEIBT issued by the University of Cambridge
- IELTS (at least 6.0 points, academic level)
- TOEFL iBT (at least 87 points)
- TOEIC (at least 700 points from the test)
- LCCI (English for Business Level 2, 3, 4)
- FTBE (Foundation Certificate for Teachers of Business English)
- TELC (B2 Certificate in English)
- Pearson certificate at least B2 level
Only candidates who scored at least 95% on the basic level or 80% in the extended level from English language at the Polish "Matura" examination, completed European Baccalaureate, completed International Baccalaureate or completed education instructed in English in one of the EU countries, Great Britain, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, can be excluded from submitting an English proficiency certificate.
In case of visa, accommodations and other daily issues please contact our Students Support and Service Center: firstname.lastname@example.org
Foreigners who need a visa to study in Poland are additionally required to make payment of tuition for one full year of studies before we can issue documents necessary in the visa application process i.e. invitation to come to Poland and the admission decision.
Admission commission issues a conditional acceptance letter including individual account number to which the payment should be transferred in Polish Złoty (PLN) calculated according to the exchange rates of the National Bank of Poland (www.nbp.pl). In case the candidate is denied a visa tuition is returned.
Admission fee is non-refundable.
The admission fee should be transferred to the Kozminski University bank account or made through the platnosci.pl system available after completing the online application form.
All of the required documents should be submitted in the Admissions Office (in person or via regular post).
Participation in online entry test is required for all candidates. Candidates are enrolled to the test after the application is reviewed and accepted by the Admission Committee.
The decision is issued in few working days after the test is cleared. Candidates who obtained at least 60 points from both admission criteria are qualified for program.
The final step of the admission process is signing the agreement
Tuition and fees
The full tuition for this program in PLN is:
- Paid in full: 51 300 PLN (full-time); 40 600 PLN (part-time)
- Paid in installments: 51 700 PLN (full-time); 41 000 PLN (part-time)
The full tuition for this program in EUR is:
- Paid in full: 11 320 EUR* (full-time); 8 940 EUR* (part-time)
- Paid in installments: 11 500 EUR* (full-time); 9 100 EUR* (part-time)
|I year||II year|
|Tuition per year paid in full (PLN)||26 300 PLN||27 600 PLN|
|Tuition per year paid in 10 installments (PLN)||10 x 2 650 PLN||10 x 2 780 PLN|
|Tuition per year paid in full (EUR)||5 810 EUR*||6 090 EUR*|
|Tuition per year paid in 10 installments (PLN)||10 x 590 EUR*||10 x 620 EUR*|
|Admission fee: 100 PLN / 24 EUR*|
|I year||II year|
|Tuition per year paid in full (PLN)||20 800 PLN||21 900 PLN|
|Tuition per year paid in 10 installments (PLN)||10 x 2 100 PLN||10 x 2 210 PLN|
|Tuition per year paid in full (EUR)||4 590 EUR*||4 840 EUR*|
|Tuition per year paid in 10 installments (EUR)||10 x 460 EUR*||10 x 490 EUR*|
|Admission fee: 100 PLN / 24 EUR*|
* Exchange rates according to NBP table of 2022-01-20: 1 EUR = 4,527 PLN PRICES IN PLN ARE APPLIED. If you pay in EURO please note that payments in EUR are recalculated into PLN according to the exchange rate of Millennium Bank based on the day of receipt of payment to the Kozminski University bank account. Check current exchange rate.
Payment of the admission fee should be made to the following bank account:
Name of the bank: Pekao S.A. II o/Warszawa Address: Grzybowska 53/57, Warszawa Bank account number: 20 1240 1024 1111 0010 1646 0637 SWIFT code: PKOPPLPW IBAN: PL