Executive MBA


About the Program


Executive MBA at Cracow School of Business is a two-year program that provides you with a deep transformational learning experience empowering you to achieve your professional goals. It is targeted at middle and senior managers as well as business owners who want to improve their skills in leading people and organizations.

We invite you to a unique community of people from the world of business and academia, where in a personalized and interactive environment you will strengthen your managerial competence, develop self-awareness and better prepare to address contemporary and future business challenges.


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What makes the program unique?

The program aims to develop competent, effective and responsible leaders with a strong international outlook empowered to produce creative, profitable and sustainable solutions for future problems and challenges by proactively applying newest management approaches. The program has three significant characteristics which distinguish it from others: authenticity, personalization and three-dimensional orientation. 


  • Address business challenges everybody is facing right now;  
  • Identify and face pressing world issues which leave no business immune;
  • Work together to develop novel and creative ideas to sustainability and social justice problems in business;
  • Learn from faculty – both domestic and international, academics and business practitioners with international experience who are eager to share their extensive knowledge.


  • The optimal size of the group encourages to creative and constructive interactions;
  • Personal and professional growth opportunities throughout the program;
  • A learning community enriched by professionals from a variety industries and business organizations;
  • Extensive networking relationships in the frameworks of CSB Alumni MBA Club and International MBA Congress.

Three-dimensional orientation

  • Better people: personal and professional development of the program participants by improving competence, acquiring knowledge and solving problems;
  • Better teams: program participants share their knowledge and skills with their business teams and implement new ideas gained during the program;
  • Better organizations: understanding connections and interdependencies between the processes taking place in a business environment and challenges in social and environmental responsibility have a significant impact on efficient decision and organization’s results.


Student Profile

  • The Executive MBA Program carried out at the Cracow School of Business CUE is addressed to business owners, middle and senior managers, including current and future management board members, who aim to acquire General Management competence.
  • From candidates we require a university degree diploma, very good command of English and at least five years of managerial experience. We also ask to provide two reference letters from business partners. 
  • We seek candidates with a good orientation in the business environment, with knowledge and experience, as well as flexibility, open-minded attitude and readiness to share their experience with other program participants.
  • MBA studies are demanding and are meant to deliver top quality learning experience, hence the recruitement process is carefully designed and multi-staged. It is our responsibility to optimize the selection of candidates based on their education profile, length of professional experience, positions held, areas and scope of responsibilities.

Study Program

The program goals are realized through a challenging and ambitious curriculum. Throughout the program participants engage in a process of self-discovery, self-reflection and self-development. The program structure is based on four modules. The modules’ content is spread across semesters, so that each semester of the program contains courses from different modules. As the program is designed for participants with a diverse educational and professional background, it is structured in a gradual way to introduce first, the basic content related to various areas of management, then to gradually immerse participants into more advanced and complex concepts and interdependencies.


Get to know us


Partner Schools

EM Normandie Business School



The School was founded in Le Havre in 1871 and is one of the oldest French business schools. It has 5 campuses in Caen, Le Havre, Paris, Oxford and Dublin.

AESE Business School






Founded in 1980, it is the oldest business school in Portugal and since its beginning maintains a strong leadership position as a leader in Executive Education. The School operates two campuses in Lisbon and Oporto.


Program organization

  • Executive MBA studies last 2 years (4 semesters), during which classes divided into competence areas are conducted. The third and fourth semester is additionally dedicated to write a final dissertation.
  • The studies comprise 1750 hours (510 class hours and 1250 hours of personal work);
  • 100% of classes are conducted in English. English is used during some assessments, examinations and while preparing and defending the MBA dissertation.
  • The meetings are held on:
    - Friday between 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.,
    - Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • There are 10 meetings per academic year (once or twice a month).


A candidate for the MBA studies must meet the following formal requirements:

  • have a university degree diploma confirming completion of Bachelor or Master studies,
  • have a very good command of English,
  • have min. 5 years of managerial experience (or high-class specialist).

Cracow School of Business takes much care in optimizing the diversity of participants within each program edition. We take into account various criteria such as partcipants’ professional backgrounds, experience, their current position within the firm, as well as the firm’s position on the market, its sector and industry. All these variables ensure a rich learning environment with access to various knowledge pools which enahnces the learning experience for program participants.


Enrolment stages step-by-step


Verification of the candidate online application by the Program Manager who confirms the acceptance of the application by e-mail.

  • application/cover letter
  • copy of a higher education diploma (original must be provided for verification)
  • current CV
  • certificates of completion of additional courses, trainings
  • confirmation of payment of the recruitment fee of 200 EUR or 850 PLN
  • 1 passport format photograph
  • application form for the MBA studies – in the case of financing or co-financing the studies by the employer or in the case of self-employment

Verification of the provided documents and the consent to the continuation of the recruitment process.


Providing 2 reference letters from superiors or business partners.


CSB CUE Admissions Committee conducts a personal interview to obtain an insight into the professional profiles of the candidates, their motivations and the goals they want to achieve in the future. The Committee consists of experienced managers – alumni of the MBA program and representatives of the School and University, among others: School Director, MBA Program Director or University authorities.


The Admission Test, which is a logical and analytical English test (modelled on the US GMAT test) as well as psychological test, must be taken as a mandatory part of the admission process. It is organized by CSB CUE. The Admission Test is divided into 3 parts covering English proficiency, logical thinking skills, the ability to do mathematical calculation and work under time pressure. Priorly obtained certificates confirming the level of English proficiency do not exempt candidates from the Admission Test.

Admission Test Sample


Decision by the CSB CUE Admissions Committee whether or not to accept the candidate for the MBA studies


Informing the candidate of the recruitment process result and sending a letter confirming admission to the MBA studies.


Costs and Fees

The cost of full Executive MBA Program is 14 000 € or 63 000 PLN.


Program price includes:

  • all obligatory courses carried out during the program,
  • Study Trip Poland*,
  • Study Trip to partner school*,
  • participation in two International MBA Congresses (on the first and the second year of the program),
  • books and printed teaching materials for the courses,
  • exams,
  • defense of the MBA dissertation,
  • supporting of the teaching process – access to Learning Management System,
  • access to Cracow University of Economics Library and its online databases,
  • dedicated sessions supporting career development,
  • access to HigherEd – EFMD Global Talen Network,
  • meetings with business leaders within the CSB Alumni MBA Club,
  • WiFi Internet access,
  • coffee breaks during the classes,
  • free parking at the University campus.

* The main costs of participation in the trip are covered by CSB CUE (travel costs not included).


  • Student covers the studies costs him/herself or they are covered by a company/institution. 
  • Individual payment in EUR or in PLN.
  • Company payment (employer or other entity) in PLN (after receiving pro-forma invoice).
  • The condition of receiving the pro-forma invoice is prior submission of the application form.
  • There is a possibility to pay in installments as below:
    1st installment – 30% of the fee,
    2nd installment – 25% of the fee,
    3rd installment – 25% of the fee,
    4th installment – 20% of the fee.

Installment must be paid until the beginning of each semester.

Financial Aid

All candidates can:

  • seek funding or co-funding from their employer,
  • seek funding or co-funding from Krajowy Fundusz Szkoleniowy www.kfs.pl.

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Enrolment fee

  • Before the admission test candidate should provide the confirmation of non-refundable payment of the recruitment fee of 200 EUR or 850 PLN
  • Individual payment in EUR or in PLN.
  • Company payment (employer or other entity) in PLN (after receiving pro-forma invoice).
  • The condition of receiving the pro-forma invoice is prior submission of the application form.

Account number

Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie
Krakowska Szkoła Biznesu
Alior Bank SA

  • in EUR to the following account:
    Krakowska Szkoła Biznesu Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Krakowie
    Alior Bank SA nr PL 59 2490 0005 0000 4600 1886 2857
  • in PLN to the following account:
    Krakowska Szkoła Biznesu Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Krakowie
    Alior Bank SA nr PL 04 2490 0005 0000 4600 6249 3380   

The payment title: candidate full name and the program.



After the defense of the MBA dissertation student receives:

  • Executive MBA diploma granted jointly by Cracow School of Business at Cracow University of Economics, EM Normandie Business School from France and AESE Business School from Portugal,
  • certificate of completion of postgraduate studies Executive MBA,
  • transcript of academic records.






Program Executive MBA carried out by Cracow School of Business CUE is awarded by a prestigious Program Accreditation granted by European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).


The goal of the EFMD Accreditation system is the identification of top MBA programs in Europe and worldwide. This label is thus a confirmation of highest international standards in MBA education and proof that Executive MBA program at CSB CUE is tailored to the needs of the business ecosystem. This relevance is a key aspect for managerial education. Cracow School of Business CUE is thus within an elite group of institutions that are proud to wear the EFMD Accreditation label. Only 122 programs across the world have earned the EFMD Accreditation.

Executive MBA Rankings:


In 2022 Programme has been included in the prestigious QS World University Rankings. For the first time, the Executive MBA program participated in the QS World Ranking of MBA programs along with 191 best universities from around the world.

Executive MBA Programme achieved its highest result in the category "Executive Profile", where the QS ranking appreciated the level of experience of the program participants (mostly classified as C-suite executives), taking 26th place globally, and EMBA "Career Outcomes" were ranked in the middle of the global ranking. In the European ranking, the "Executive Profile" came 15th, and "Career Outcomes" came 44th among European business schools.


In the MBA Perspektywy® 2021 Ranking, the Executive MBA program took:

  • 2nd place in the category Best MBA Programs 2021 in the opinion of graduates,
  • 8th place among the best MBA studies in Poland,
  • 10th place in the Faculty team category (the ranking considers i.a.: high qualifications of lecturers: business practitioners and foreign faculty).


In 2020, the Executive MBA Program found itself in the highest Master Class category in the MBA rating developed by the FORUM Association of Management Education.     


Contact us!


Monika Bulsza, MSc.
E-mail: mba@uek.krakow.pl


Agnieszka Żur, Ph.D.
E-mail: embadirector@uek.krakow.pl


Martyna Frydrychowska-Bogacka, MA
E-mail: emba@uek.krakow.pl
Tel. +48 12 293 75 51



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