MBA CSB + Master

 

About Program

The innovative MBA CSB + Master studies are organized by Cracow School of Business CUE in cooperation with Clark University in Worcester, USA. This program is aimed to people aspiring to take managerial positions, as well as owners of small and medium-sized enterprises.

 

What makes the program unique?

  • Program is a unique offer combining an academic Master Studies delivered according to Clark University requirements and a business practice oriented MBA program.
  • All faculty have extensive academic and business experience. The staff consists of Clark University and Cracow University of Economics lecturers, as well as business practicians working in international enviroments. Nearly 50% of the program’s faculty are international lecturers.
  • Participants have diverse professional background and experience. The program allows them to exchange their experience and knowledge to further improve the learning experience.
  • Program is conducted fully in English

Diploma prestige

Graduates receive:

  • Master of Science in Commucation degree, granted by Clark University (USA),
  • MBA in Managerial Communication diploma (or according to the chosen specialization: MBA in Managerial Communication with specialization in IT Systems or MBA in Managerial Communication with specialization in Healthcare Management or MBA in Managerial Communication with specialization in Human Resource Management), granted by Cracow School of Business CUE.

Diplomas are granted by renowned academic institutions, which provide highest quality education verified by international accreditations and international rankings.

Networking

The CSB Alumni MBA Club gathers our MBA participants and graduates. Cracow School of Business is the only institution in Poland that organizes yearly International MBA Congress. This event gathers MBA students and lecturers, as well as people from business and academic enviroments. This is a great opportunity to create and integrate the networking platform of business professionals, which allows for tremendous exchange of experience. The knowledge and newest trends in global economy which are transmited during the panels and meetings allow the students and alumni to better understand the contemporary business challenges.

 

Student Profile

The MBA CSB + Master Program is aimed at people aspiring to take managerial positions, as well as owners of small and medium-sized enterprises.

From candidates we require a university degree diploma, very good command of English and at least two years of professional experience. We also ask to provide three 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.

 

Study Program

The classes are conducted in diverse forms: lectures, discussions, debates, case studies, workshops, and decision games to encourage networking, exchange of knowledge and experience between program participants. The additional MBA specializations include courses tailored to today’s business practices.

 

Get to know us

 

Partner School

Clark University



Clark University is a scientific research institution founded in 1887. It is one of the oldest institutions in the United States offering a Master's Degree Diploma. The Forbes ranked Clark University 16th among 650 US universities in the category of "America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities".

 

Program organization

  • MBA CSB + Master Program lasts 2 years (4 semesters), during which classes are held on the weekends. Additionally the third and fourth semesters are devoted to the practical implementation of the dissertation (Capstone Project) to adress the needs of an outside company.
  • The meetings are held on the weekends:
    - Fridays (4 p.m – 9 p.m.),
    - Saturdays and Sundays (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • There are 10 course session meetings per academic year (once or twice a month).
 

Recruitment

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

  • have a university degree diploma confirming completion of I or II cycle degree studies
  • have good command of English
  • have professional experience (minimum two years of service, without the necessity of holding a managerial position)

Enrolment stages step-by-step

1. REGISTRATION

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

2. CANDIDATE VERIFICATION

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

3. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SUBMISSION
  • application/cover letter
  • copy of a higher education diploma and the diploma supplement (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 enrolment fee of 100 EUR or 450 PLN
  • photocopy of identity card or passport
  • 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
4. DOCUMENTS VERIFICATION

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

5. REFERENCE LETTERS

Providing:

6. PERSONAL INTERVIEW

Admissions Committee CSB CUE conducts the 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 CSB and CUE authorities (Vice-Rector for Education and Student Affairs, The Chancellor, CSB Director), business partners, representatives of MBA alumni (The President of the CSB Alumni MBA Club), Member of Educational Quality Team CSB CUE, MBA CSB + Master Program Director and Program Manager.

7. ADMISSION TEST

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. It is organized by CSB CUE. The Admission Test is divided into 3 parts covering English proficiency level, logical thinking skills and the ability to work under the time pressure. Possessing certificates confirming the level of English proficiency does not exempt the Admission Test.

Admission Test sample

The Admission Test does not have to be passed by candidates who:

  • come from the country in which the official language is English
  • have a diploma of graduation from studies at which language of lectures was English
  • have one of the following language certificates:
    - TOEFL iBt – min. 90 points
    - IELTS – min. level 6
    - TOEIC – min. 785 points
    - FCE – min. grade A
    - CAE – regardless of the result
    - CPE – regardless of the result
8. DECISION

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

9. RECRUITMENT PROCESS RESULT

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 MBA CSB + Master Program is 9 000 € or 39 900 PLN

Program price includes:

  • all obligatory courses carried out during the program,
  • Study Trip Poland*,
  • printed teaching materials for each course,
  • exams,
  • defense of the dissertation (Capstone Project)
  • access to Learning Management System supporting the learning process,
  • access to Cracow University of Economics library,
  • access to Highered – EFMD Global Talent Ecosystem,
  • meetings with business leaders within the CSB Alumni MBA Club,
  • WiFi Internet access,
  • coffee breaks during 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 – 50% of the fee
    2nd installment – 25% of the fee
    3rd installment – 25% 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 100,00 EUR or 450 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

  • in PLN to the following account:

    Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie
    Krakowska Szkoła Biznesu
    Alior Bank SA
    Account number: PL 04 2490 0005 0000 4600 6249 3380
    SWIFT/BIC: ALBPPLPW

  • in EUR to the following account:

    Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie
    Krakowska Szkoła Biznesu
    Alior Bank SA
    Account number: PL 59 2490 0005 0000 4600 1886 2857
    SWIFT/BIC: ALBPPLPW

The payment title: candidate full name, program.

 

Diploma

Graduates Receive:

  • Master of Science in Communication diploma (MSC degree) granted by Clark University USA,
  • MBA in Managerial Communication diploma (or according to the chosen specialization: MBA in Managerial Communication with specialization in IT Systems or MBA in Managerial Communication with specialization in Healthcare Management or MBA in Managerial Communication with specialization in Human Resource Management) granted by Cracow School of Business at Cracow University,
  • certificate of completion of postgraduate studies (świadectwo ukończenia studiów podyplomowych),
  • transcript of academic records.

 

Faculty

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Rankings

MBA CSB + Master Rankings:

2021

  • In the MBA Perspektywy® Ranking, the MBA KSB + Master program took:
    - 14th place among the best MBA studies in Poland,
    - 7th in the Program Content category (the ranking considers i.a.: requirements, study program, foreign sessions),
    - 5th place in the category Best MBA Programs 2021 in the opinion of graduates.

2020

  • The MBA CSB + Master Program found itself in the highest Master Class category in the MBA rating developed by the FORUM Association of Management Education. 
 

Contact us!

HEAD OF MBA OFFICE

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

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Katarzyna Sanak-Kosmowska, Ph.D.
E-mail: cmbadirector@uek.krakow.pl

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Łukasz Czyż, BA
E-mail: cmba@uek.krakow.pl
Tel. +48 12 293 75 53

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