Executive MBA

About 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.

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 structure is based on 5 modules. One of them (Personal development) is realized throughout the program within the four other modules, interdisciplinary assignments and projects. Such a design allows the students to explore all interdependencies, relations and connections between processes taking place in the business environment and to develop a holistic understanding of their organization.

Within key knowledge areas, the program develops strategic leadership competence:

  • recognition of new trends and challenges in business,
  • decision making in condition of uncertainty and change,
  • implementing innovations and new business models,
  • creating organization’s architecture in the context of digitalization and automatization.

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






It is the oldest business school in Portugal. Since its foundation  in 1980, it maintains a strong leadership position as a national leader in Executive Education. The School operates two campuses in Lisbon and Oporto. It has a strong leadership position within the national Executive Education.


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 steps:


Registration via the website and completion of the questionnaire by the MBA candidate.


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)
  • questionnaire signed by the candidate
  • 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.


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


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.


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 13 100 € or 59 000 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.

MBA funding - Click to see more details

Enrolment fee

  • Before the admission test candidate should provide the confirmation of non-refundable payment of the recruitment fee of 200,00 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 EPAS Accreditation granted by European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

The goal of the EPAS Accreditation systems 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 at CSB CUE is program 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 EPAS label. Only 115 programs across the world have thus earned the EPAS Accreditation.

Executive MBA Rankings:

  • In the MBA Perspektywy® 2018 Ranking, the Executive MBA program took:
    - 5th place among the best MBA studies in Poland,
    - 4th place in the Faculty team category (the ranking considers i.a.: high qualifications of lecturers: business practitioners and foreign faculty),
    - 5th place in the Prestige category (the ranking considers i.a.: accreditations and certificates),
    - 8th place in the category Best MBA Programs 2018 in the opinion of graduates,
  • Executive MBA Program received the AWANS 2018 award for the program that made the greatest progress compared to the previous edition of the MBA Perspektywy® Ranking.
  • The Executive MBA Program was awarded the Best Business Product 2017 in the Business School category published by 'Gazeta Finansowa'.
  • In 2016, the Executive MBA Program found itself in the highest Master Class category in the MBA rating developed by the FORUM Association of Management Education.     
  • The highest position in the Rating of MBA Offers in Poland published by WPROST in 2016.
  • The Executive MBA Program was awarded the Best Business Product 2016 in the Business School category published by 'Gazeta Finansowa'.
  • 6th place in the WPROST ranking Most Popular MBA Programs in the opinion of employers in 2015.
  • The Financial Order 2016 awarded by 'Home & Market' in the Education category.
  • 10th place among the Best MBA Studies in Poland in the MBA Prespektywy® 2015 Ranking.
  • The Financial Order 2014 awarded by 'Home & Market' in the Education category.
  • 8th place in the WPROST ranking Most Popular MBA Programs in the opinion of employers in 2014.
Contact us!


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


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


Martyna Fatel, BA.
E-mail: emba@uek.krakow.pl
Tel. +48 12 293 75 51


27 Rakowicka Street, 31-510 Cracow

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