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Financial Management

Level
Undergraduate Programs (Bachelor)
Duration
3 years
Language
EN
Obtained title
Bachelor Level Degree
Mode
Full-time
Adam Miziołek
International Student Senior Specialist
Adam Miziołek

About the program

Basic information

ADMISSION FOR THE 2022/2023 ACADEMIC YEAR IS CLOSED! REGISTRATION FOR THE 2023/2024 ACADEMIC YEAR STARTS IN FEBRUARY 2023!

Our Financial Management Program is a best-practice-based opportunity for creative and passionate young people to join a diverse international community of peers and seasoned experts in order to master Finance 5.0 challenges in the coming decades. Thus, future business leaders in finance receive a holistic understanding of sustainable value drivers and risks, as well as top skills for managing the digital and green transition of businesses. 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 (e.g. ACCA, CIMA, CAIA, CFA), and above all to promote values praised by young people and the Kozminski community.

The unique value proposition of this program is based on high internationally recognized education quality standards, close cooperation with top-tier strategic partners, hand-on experience for our students, community-based attention to individual career paths, and employability on the global scale. Whether you are a number cruncher or a business storyteller, on the Financial Management Program you will find a stimulating and inspiring ecosystem to boost your key competencies and land your dream job or continue on our globally esteemed (FT ranked) Master in Finance & Accounting program, which is:

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Graduates receive a Bachelor's Degree in Finance & Accounting, which will also include a Financial Management major.

Join the Facebook group dedicated to candidates of Bachelor programs HERE!

Program highlights

1
Learn from the best practitioners!

Meet top-tier strategic partners who assure programs alignment with job market expectations, discuss with seasoned experts during classes and discover business practice during your internship at major market players like Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas Securities Services, Citi, etc.

2
Join a double degree program and earn two diplomas!

Receive two diplomas of highly esteemed universities in Europe and Asia. With the same study effort and no change in annual tuition fee you can join otherwise expensive programs at ISEG Lisbon, Aston University, University of Limerick, Hong Kong Baptist University, or IESEG School of Management. Tuition is paid only at Kozminski University.

 

3
Go for a student exchange program without any worries

Due to the “mobility window” during the 5th semester, you are perfectly free to choose courses according to your personal needs, without any program differences.

4
Professional experience with the Bloomberg Financial Lab

Full access to the professional Bloomberg database, specialized in providing financial information, educational materials, and top analysis. Thanks to this solution, the learning process is based on real-world indicators and information from all financial markets in the world.

5
Join a friendly network and make friends for life

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 the KU campus.

Partners of the program

The program is actively supported by industry strategic partners, who assure that the curriculum stands to the latest requirements of the labor market. Today these are: Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas Securities Services and S&P Global and Crisil GR&A. Each of our partners is actively engaged in shaping and directing the study process by participating in the providing invaluable input to the contents of the course, organizing guest lectures facilitated by experienced senior management, sharing their knowledge the areas of sustainable corporate finance, capital markets, financial reporting, investment analysis, risk management etc.

Double degree programs

During the course of study, students of the Financial Management Program have the opportunity to go on their third 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! The tuition is paid only at Kozminski University.

Click on the logo of a partner institution to get more information on your university of interest.

Available double degree programs on the Financial Management program:

Accreditations, certificates & recognitions

International accreditations and recognition by the most prominent professional associations (ACCA, CIMA, etc.) attest to the quality of the program’s educational contents.

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) and can expect to have a wide range of career opportunities in all areas of business.

Thanks to the agreement signed between Kozminski University and CIMA based in London, students of the Financial Management program at our University will have the opportunity to obtain an international management accounting diploma.

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A word from the leader of the program

dr Franjo Mlinarič

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?

  • Knowledge regarding internal and external factors influencing the financial condition of international corporations 
  • Sustainable finance guidelines and ethical standards used in solving business and finance challenges
  • Good command of professional terminology in English, enabling you to freely communicate in the world of international corporate finance 
  • The possibility to become a part of the multinational community at Kozminski University and gain an understanding of different cultures through group projects and teamwork 
  • Working knowledge related to the activities of a business 
  • Skills that enable you to efficiently manage a company 
  • Knowledge and skills within your fields of interest through elective courses 
  • The possibility to participate in an international exchange program and visit business schools all over the world 
  • Preparation for further personal and professional development

Career opportunities after your studies

  • Employee of a financial department in an international corporation or a financial institution 
  • Sustainable finance-related jobs with great perspectives in financial institutions and consulting companies, like SF analyst or consultant.
  • A mid-level employee in a consulting company 
  • Specialist in any department of a company where knowledge of finance and accounting is a must 
  • A successful entrepreneur 

Program structure

Key topics (what and how you will learn)

The coursework is predominantly case-based thereby assuring that the acquired knowledge meets the up-to-date expectations of the industry.  Students train their skills in designing and calibrating financial models suited to tackle computationally-intensive business problems, e.g., budgeting, investment project appraisal, costing, pricing, valuation, etc.  

FUNDAMENTAL COURSES  

  • Principles of Finance 
  • Ethics in Finance and Accounting 
  • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour 
  • Microeconomics 
  • Macroeconomics 
  • Business Simulation Games 
  • Corporate and Business Law 
  • Foreign Language I - Business English
  • Foreign language II - German /Polish/Spanish  
  • Bachelor Seminar 
  • Internship 
  • Sports 

  

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING COURSES  

  • Corporate Finance I 
  • Corporate Finance II 
  • Valuation & Value-Based Management            
  • Financial Markets 
  • Investment and Funds Operations 
  • Banking 
  • Auditing and Management Control 
  • Preparing Financial Statements 
  • Financial Statement Analysis 
  • Financial Accounting 
  • Financial and Tax Reporting 
  • Managerial Accounting 
  • Preparations for Professional Qualifications  
  • ACCA/CFA/CIMA 

  

QUANTITATIVE METHODS  

  • VBA in Finance and Accounting 
  • Financial Data Analysis 
  • Econometrics and Research Methods              
  • Quantitative Methods I 
  • Quantitative Methods II 
  • Statistics 

  

MANAGEMENT COURSES  

  • Principles of Management 
  • Performance Management                               
  • Business Strategy Planning 
  • Startups and Business Plan 

 

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Class schedule

  • Full-time programs:  

Classes take place from Monday to Friday in the morning and in the afternoon. 

Community

Opinions of students and alumni

Sofiia Mishchenko

I have not had a single thought that this was not the right program to choose. Joining the Financial Management program at Kozminski university two years ago has opened a whole new world for me. Highly-qualified professors, motivated students, excellent organization, and support have been proving the level of the school to be on the top level from the beginning. KU provides us with access to various financial tools and resources, creates inspirational meetings with international companies’ representatives, and lectures with foreign professors, which helps to investigate and learn the broad field of finance from a new perspective every day. Moreover, I could not have even thought of having such fun students life, which our university’s organizations and events bring into my days. It is definitely worth considering joining us in order to put your life on a new, fun, and extremely efficient path!

Financial Management 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 your studies as well as with building your professional career.  More information HERE.

Admission

The employees of the Admission Office are available during the office hours (8:30 - 16:00 from Monday till Friday) via e-mail (admission@kozminski.edu.pl) or by calling +48 22 519 22 69. There is the possibility to schedule an individual meeting with the employees ON CAMPUS, after scheduling an appointment following this link. Admission is based on the results of the matriculation exam (matura) in three subjects chosen by the candidate among all of the subjects in the examination.  

Qualifying points are calculated based on the percentage results from the matriculation certificate (nowa matura) as follows:  

  • 1% at the basic level = 1.5 points;  

  • 1% at the advanced level = 2 points;  

  • 1% at the advanced level of Mathematic = 3 points.  

Calculate your qualifying points (only for Polish "Nowa Matura" results)

Grades obtained as result of the "old matriculation", International Baccalaureate system or a foreign high school diploma are also converted into qualifying points.  

Candidates who have reached the minimum level of 350 points will be admitted to Kozminski University programs until the enrollment limit for chosen program is reached. 

During the application process candidates must fill in the application form and submit complete set of documents including:   

  • original high school diploma or an official duplicate and transcript of records issued by the candidate's high school or notary proved copies
  • translation of a foreign high school diploma into Polish or English
  • Recognition of the candidate’s high school diploma, if it was obtained abroad (it must be obtained before the end of first semester of studies) More information  It does not refer to credentials from EU, OECD, EFTA and countries with which Poland has agreements on recognition of education (Ukraine, Belarus, Austria, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Libya, Lithuania, Slovakia, China).
  • copy of a national ID or passport
  • 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.

Tuition fee should be transferred to the individual student account which is assigned and sent to the student together with the admission decision.   

In case of visa, accommodations and other daily issues please contact our Student Support and Service Center: studentsupport@kozminski.edu.pl

Candidates who obtained their high school diplomas in a foreign country, are required to submit a translation of their diploma by a sworn translator and they must also obtain a recognition (before the end of the first semester of studies).

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.

1
Register Online

Fill in the admission form available online and upload scans of all required documents to the application.

Transfer from another university 

2
Make payment of the admission fee

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.

3
Evaluation and submission of documents

Application and attached documents will be evaluated by the Admission Committee. After the application is approved, all of the required documents must be submitted in one complete package to the Admissions Office (in person or via regular post).

4
Admission decision

After submission of complete package of documents Admission Committee accepts your application and enrolls you on the list of students, which will be confirmed by e-mail.

5
Signing of the contract

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: 78 900 PLN
  • Paid in installments: 79 500 PLN

The full tuition for this program in EUR is:

  • Paid in full: 17 400 EUR*
  • Paid in installments: 17 700 EUR*

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Financial Management - tuition fees
I year II year III year
Tuition per year paid in full (PLN) 26 300 PLN 27 600 PLN 28 900 PLN
Tuition per year in 10 installments (PLN) 10 x 2 650 PLN 10 x 2 780 PLN 10 x 2 910 PLN
Tuition per year paid in full (EUR) 5 810 EUR* 6 090 EUR* 6 380 EUR*
Tuition per year in 10 installments (EUR) 10 x 590 EUR* 10 x 620 EUR* 10 x 650 EUR*
Admission fee: 85 PLN / 20 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 

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