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A new opportunity. Additional session within the MBA Consortium framework. A unique opportunity to implement a part of the program abroad at top universities around the world - in USA (Silicon Valley), Japan, Peru, Brazil or South Africa. The first exchange will take place in September 2021.
The goal of the program. We wish to provide you with a holistic perspective on the most important managerial problems. Handling tactical and strategic decisions made at the executive level, monitoring performance and taking remedial action, addressing the changes taking place in the business environment, negotiating pivotal deals, designing flexible and efficient communication systems – all these responsibilities require diligence, technical proficiency, and emotional intelligence. Our Executive MBA is focused in particular on helping you grow as a leader and change your mindset. We place a big emphasis on the development of your leadership potential. This program aims at assisting you in challenging yourself in multiple dimensions and – as a result – helping you engineer smarter solutions for sustainable value creation.
What makes us different.
Globally recognized programs ranked by Financial Times.
Since 2009, Kozminski University has been listed in the prestigious rankings published by the "Financial Times" with its executive education programs consistently occupying the leading positions in Europe. The primary factor contributing to the ranking is the students' career advancement following graduation.
Our Executive MBA program is the only Polish MBA program featured in these prestigious rankings.
Kozminski University holds three of the most prestigious international accreditations known as the ‘Triple Crown’ (AASCB, EQUIS, AMBA). Only 99 business schools globally (less than 1% of all business schools) can boast such an outstanding achievement. These accreditations attest to the highest internationally certified quality of education programs run by the university, and provide a guarantee that graduates will acquire up-to-date skills required to handle contemporary business challenges and recognized internationally in various industries.
KU’s Executive MBA is the best MBA program in Poland according to the latest “Perspektywy” national ranking.
Classes combined with company visits.
During the residential week, we visit two companies in order to become familiar with the best managerial practices, learn about their competitive advantages, and understand the challenges they face.
We offer you a unique opportunity to expand your academic background. After finishing the Executive MBA in English, you may choose to take an additional semester and complete Kozminski University’s Master in Management Program, which is ranked 42nd in the Global Masters in Management Ranking published by the Financial Times.
The program lasts for 3 semesters, and meetings are scheduled once a month. This allows you to maintain a balance between classes and your private/professional life.
Executive MBA in English Participants have the possibility to complete additional courses and be awarded Executive MBA diploma by Porto Business School.
ESCP Residential week
During the residential week in Berlin, participants attend a range of courses taught by the leading faculty of ESCP Business School. The goal is to offer the participants an international perspective on entrepreneurship, strategy, and innovation - factors that create industry champions.
Additional session as part of the EMBA Consortium
Part of the courses at the partner campuses abroad is a proven way to gain an intercultural context for the knowledge gained and to establish contacts with students from around the world. Kozminski's Executive MBA students have the opportunity to participate in the program already in the autumn of 2021.
Additional opportunity - Double MBA with Porto Business School
Executive MBA in English Participants have the possibility to complete additional courses and be awarded Executive MBA diploma by Porto Business School.
The candidates will be accepted by the separate Double MBA Admission Comittee and will be required to:
- complete additional courses at PBS (Leadership, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Impact Investing, Global Supply Chain Management) and obtain a settled amount of ECTS credits;
- prepare a joint MBA final project, complete a dissertation seminar and oral defense in front of the joint committee of both KU and PBS
This will be possible during two in-campus stays at PBS and additional online sessions.
Double MBA costs are additional with regard to the Executive MBA in English fee. The participants cover all the costs related to this option (including travel and accommodation).
FT Global Executive MBA Ranking Our Executive MBA program in the years 2009-2010 and 2012-2020 was featured – as the only Polish program – among the 100 best programs in the world. In the 2020 Global EMBA ranking, the program was ranked 63rd.
The ranking is based on surveys sent to higher education institutions and their graduates. The main ranking criteria are: current earnings of graduates, the increase in these earnings, career progress, professional experience, and goals achieved. Other criteria: presences of courses covering CSR, ethics, social and environmental issues in the curriculum, international diversity, and the value of scientific research.
QS Executive MBA Ranking
QS Executive MBA Ranking We are among 100 universities included in the QS Executive MBA Ranking 2021. In this year's edition of this prestigious global ranking, a program from KU was included for the first time.
According to QS methodology, business schools are evaluated on the basis of such criteria as: career achievements (including salary growth after graduation and number of graduates who were promoted within a year after graduation), the reputation of the university among valued employers from various industries, the professional positions of MBA students, and the academic level of the staff.
Kozminski's graduates ranked highest - 14th globally and 7th in Europe - in terms of professional positions of Executive MBA program participants.
"Build your antifragility"
I have had the unique opportunity to watch our MBA program develop and evolve for the last 30 years.
The first MBA program was conceived 100 years ago, and it became the driving force behind the development of management practices in the world of business and inside many various organizations.
The number of managers holding an MBA diploma is definitely the highest in the United States, and it is certainly one of the most important factors which make the country’s economy the most powerful in the world.
MBA programs are marked by their own philosophy and logic. These are very comprehensive programs that allow students to acquire knowledge and skills in a wide range of fields used in management in a broad sense. This versatility lets the participants of our MBA program build their “antifragility” (a term coined by Nassim Nicholas Taleb), i.e. the ability to come out of an encounter with “black swans” with relatively little damage.
The MBA program is a unique opportunity for its participants to share and exchange their experience with each other, expressed by mastering a kind of lingua franca or a specific managerial jargon. This, in turn, allows for an excellent mutual self-understanding of managers from various departments of one company, which improves the efficiency of themselves and of the whole organization.
This is just a small fraction of the benefits you will get from embarking on our Executive MBA adventure.
Director of Executive MBA Program
Welcome to Kozminski Business School!
Personal growth is a philosophy, a way of life. It is a path to accomplish goals but also a goal in itself. Exploration of the unknown, innovation, and a drive to pursue new endeavors are what makes us prepared for the challenges posed by global transformations. Driven by this idea, Kozminski Executive Business School delivers a transformative experience by creating a unique environment where initiative and a proactive approach are welcome and appreciated.
With 30 years of experience in delivering the highest-quality managerial education, KEBS has now embraced a wider role by contributing to the development of businesses through trainings, consulting, and research assistance – everything a modern company may need to continuously grow and improve.
Director of Kozminski Executive Business School
During 18 months of intensive classes based on workshops, live discussions, and advisory sessions, the program participants will delve through all dimensions of the duties and responsibilities of modern executives.
Hands-on projects, business simulations based on state-of-the-art solutions (software and databases), presentations, exams, and – most importantly – a comprehensive consulting project should equip the participants with a cutting-edge toolkit capable of advancing their careers or bringing pending business projects to fruition.
The program lasts 3 semesters.
Classes take place once or twice a month, on:
Thursdays, 13:45 - 20:30
Fridays, 12:00 - 20:30
Saturdays, 8:45 - 15:45
Month No. of sessions
April residential week - Berlin
March Final project defense
February-June Additional semester for Master in Management students*
June or July Master’s dissertation defense
Total no. of sessions 17
Sessions planned for the first semester:
21 – 23.10.2021
13 – 15.01.2022
Delivery Manager for Web & Mobile +Cloud Enterprise Solutions, LINGARO
Commercial Director – International and Intermodal, PKP CARGO S.A.
The Executive MBA program was a challenging and very inspiring experience for me. Challenging – because I had to combine professional and private life with studying for two years; the level of involvement it took was enormous. Inspiring – because these are practical studies, based on a continued exchange of experience between high-class managers and entrepreneurs. The high teaching standards of the faculty members (always open to discussion) – in many cases market practitioners – allowed us to look into the future through a rapidly changing environment. This atmosphere favored entrepreneurship.
The program was also a chance for me to meet very interesting people and to significantly expand my professional network. Kozminski University is a great place to gain knowledge, become familiar with practice, establish business contacts, and often even make friends. Using this opportunity to the fullest depended only on us alone.
Director, Financial Markets Sales Office, Bank Pekao
Sales and Marketing Manager, Global Polska
I was looking for inspiration in the business world. An environment of like-minded people ready to discuss, argue, dispute. I thought I’d find them by taking up an MBA program, and that is exactly what happened. Since graduation we’ve been keeping in touch, exchanging opinions, helping each other in solving business problems. Our relationships are all about mutual respect and work ethics. There is no competition between us.
The program met my expectations. Additionally, it gave me something extra, which I did not expect – a strong dose of motivation, a push into action.
25% - Women
38,5 - Average age
8-30 - Years of work experience
15 - Average number of years of work experience
In case of pandemic restrictions, we’re prepared to conduct classes online.
2nd edition - admission is open until 15.09.2021, and the program is scheduled to start in October 2021.*
The admission process is based on competition and consists of two stages:
1) an admission GMAT-type test taken on the premises of the university;
2) an admission interview with faculty members and educational advisors.
The admissions committee invests a considerable effort in making sure that the group of participants is diverse, representing different industries, life paths, executive positions, and backgrounds in education. Blending multiple perspectives is the source of the program's uniqueness.
The requirement is to have at least 8 years of professional experience - including 5 years working as a manager - and a diploma of higher education. The knowledge of English is checked during the admission test.
GMAT test and interviews date for 2021 intake: September 22, 2021
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER'S DEGREE OPTION*
*The decision about extending the program into further option of Master's degree must be taken at the start of Executive MBA program (upon admission).
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.
- a copy of one’s diploma of higher education*
- a CV
- a motivational letter
- a photo in a digital format (JPG)
- a national ID card or a passport
- a proof of payment of the admission procedure fee
* This program is classified as postgraduate studies and there are separate regulations regarding the recognition of the diplomas of higher education issued in another countries, for candidates, who would like to continue the education in Poland on postgraduate level. Please check the details here in order to find out whether your diploma would need any additional recognition process to enable you to start a postgraduate/MBA progam in Poland: Click here
Additional documents for Master in Management:
- application form - completed online, printed and signed
- original Bachelor/Master degree diploma or notarized copy and transcript of records (translation of the documents into Polish)
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
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.
Please check the application rules and the description of the MBA program your choice.
Fill in our online application form
Admission fee should be transferred to the University account or could be settled during online application.
The program finishes with a written final project covering a solution to a specific management problem. The diploma project is developed in groups of 3-4, and is to be defended before an examination board. An additional condition to finish the studies is to pass all courses taught during three semesters of the program.
|Admission procedure fee||950 PLN|
|Price (an option to pay in three installments, 26 500 PLN each)||79 500 PLN|
|Price including discount for KU graduates* (an option to pay in three installments, 23 850 PLN each)||71 550 PLN|
|Price including discount for one-off payment*||73 400 PLN|
A further option: master's degree costs:
Price: PLN 15 000 - an option to pay in three installments, PLN 5 000 each
Price including discount for KU graduates: PLN 13 500 * - an option to pay in three installments, PLN 4 500 each
Price including discount for one-off payment: PLN 13 850
The offered discounts (discount for graduates, discount for one-off payment, any additional discounts) are not cumulative
An additional option - Double MBA with Porto Business School
Program cost: 2000 EUR
The participants cover all additional costs related to Double MBA option, including travel and accommodation.
Bank account details:
Kozminski University 03-301 Warsaw, ul. Jagiellońska 57/59 BANK PEKAO SA in Warsaw 20 1240 1024 1111 0010 1646 0637
Anyone interested in receiving an INVOICE, please contact Ms. Agnieszka Fabiańska e-mail: email@example.com We kindly inform that editions are launched with the specified number of participants, allowing proper group dynamics.
*The offered discounts (discount for graduates, discount for one-off payment, any additional discounts) are not cumulative.