International MBA Program

General

Program Description

The International MBA – European Multicultural Integrated Management Program, is a specialist, managerial program designed especially for the managers working in an international environment.

The International MBA Program is running in cooperation with St. Gallen Business School (Switzerland).

International MBA:

  • Number of hours: 1,500 hours (500 hours of classes and 1,000 hours of own project work)
  • International MBA studies last four semesters, during which classes divided into competence areas are conducted
  • Applied language: English 100% 
  • Weekend classes are held on: Fridays at 3.00 pm – 9.00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9.00 am – 4.00 pm (the meetings are held approximately once or twice a month)
  • Partner school: St. Gallen Business School (Switzerland)

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Program Objective

The International MBA – European Multicultural Integrated Management Program, is a specialist, managerial program designed especially for the managers working in an international environment.

The goal of the program is to provide knowledge leading to the continuous development of managerial skills in a constantly changing international environment through the acquisition of the concepts of global management, investment and finance, controlling, change management, leadership and multicultural team management as well as global organizations.

International MBA studies, based on the unique concept of integrated management, created and developed by the partner of the Program – St. Gallen Business School, as a response to the challenges of today's international environment.

Acquired competencies (learning outcomes)

The program develops the competencies necessary for operational management in an international company:

  • Intercultural cooperation,
  • Interpretation of economic phenomena,
  • Building of international competitiveness,
  • Harmonizing the company's functions,
  • Team management, project management, change management.

Program Content

Subjects are scheduled in the most efficient way to give students maximum benefit from the educational process. Each module in IMBA consists of up to 6 courses. The content of the modules may change in different years as we want the program to address the contemporary situation. Each semester offers core module courses and elective courses. Electives are a flexible part of the curriculum and allow personalization and adaptation to students’ expectations and needs. As a result, students of each edition receive an exceptional program adapted to their needs.

Program Organization

The International MBA Program lasts 2 years, 4 semesters. In each semester the students attend classes providing knowledge and developing certain skills and attitudes. The last 2 semesters involve seminars on the written final dissertation. The Program also covers two Study Trips: one in Poland and the other one in Switzerland.

Number of hours: IMBA consist of 1,500 hours (500 hours of classes and 1,000 hours of own project work)

​Applied language: English 100%

Forms of classes include: lectures, exercises, workshops, business case studies, presentations, team and individual projects, decision games and simulation activities, study trips, company visits.

Courses are led by one or more instructors, depending on the subject and its requirements. Emphasis is put on critical, analytical and reflective thinking, both individual and teamwork.

Every subject involves progress evaluation. It is conducted in multiple forms and depends on the knowledge or skills assessed. Those methods include tests, presentations, teamwork, individual written papers or discussion and solving case studies during class.

Weekend classes are held on: Friday (between 3.00 p.m.–9.00 pm), Saturday and Sunday between 9.00 a.m.–4.00 p.m. The meetings are held approximately once or twice a month.

Program price includes:

  • Study Trip Poland*,
  • Study Trip to a foreign Partner*,
  • Printed teaching materials for each course,
  • Textbooks,
  • Exams,
  • Defense of the MBA thesis,
  • Learning Management System,
  • WiFi internet access,
  • Access to Cracow University of Economics library,
  • Meetings with business leaders within the CSB Alumni MBA Club,
  • Coffee breaks during classes,
  • Free parking at the campus.

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

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Formal Requirements

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 a good command of English
  • Have a minimum of 3 years of professional experience of holding a managerial position

Enrolment Steps:

The Registration

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

The Candidate Verification

  • Verification of the candidate online application by the Study Coordinator who confirms the acceptance of the application by e-mail.

The Required Documents Submission

  • 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, training
  • Application form for the MBA studies – in the case of the employee secondment or in the case of self-employment
  • Confirmation of payment of the enrolment fee of 200 EUR or 850 PLN
  • 2 passport format photographs

The Documents Verification

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

The Reference Letters

  • Providing 2 reference letters from business partners.

The Admission Test

The Admission Test, which is a logical and analytical English test (modeled on the US GMAT test) as well as a psychological test, must be taken. 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.

The 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, Program Supervisor and Study Coordinator of the MBA Program.

Decision

  • The decision is made by the Admissions Committee CSB CUE whether or not to accept the candidate for the MBA studies

The Recruitment Process Result

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

The application is still possible!

Program Partner

St. Gallen Business School

The high quality of the program is guaranteed by St. Gallen Business School, which is one of the best schools in the German-speaking area (Germany/Austria/Switzerland) and a leading school of management in the new St. Gallen Management Valley, where around 150 consulting companies are situated.

St. Gallen Business School owes its reputation to programs which were designed in accordance with the recommendations from businesses wishing to further educate their managers.

Diploma:

  • A joint MBA diploma granted by Cracow School of Business at Cracow University of Economics and St. Gallen Business School
  • Certificate of completion of postgraduate International MBA studies
  • Transcript of academic record

Rankings

The International MBA Program took 1st place in the MBA Perspektywy® 2018 Ranking in the Best MBA Programs 2018 in the Graduates' Opinion category!

International MBA Rankings:

  • In the MBA Perspektywy® 2018 Ranking, the International MBA Program took:
    • 1st place in the Graduates' Opinion category,
    • 3rd place in the Program Content category (the ranking considers inter alia: requirements, study program, foreign sessions),
    • 5th place in the Participants category (the ranking considers inter alia: multiculturalism, managerial and professional experience),
    • 5th place in the Faculty Team category (the ranking considers inter alia: high qualifications of lecturers-business practitioners and foreign faculty),
    • 8th place among the best MBA Studies in Poland,
    • 8th place in the Employers' Opinion category.
  • The International MBA program took 8th place among the Best MBA studies in Poland in the MBA Perspektywy® 2015 Rank.
  • In 2016, the International MBA Program was placed at the highest rate in the Rating of MBA offers in Poland published by WPROST.
  • The International MBA program took the 10th place among the Best MBA programs in the WPROST 2014 Rank.
  • The International MBA Program was among the Best MBA Programs in Poland in 2018 published in the 'Gazeta Finansowa' – Education for the Manager.
  • In 2016, the International MBA Program was placed in the highest Master Class in the MBA rating issued by the FORUM Management Education Association.
  • In 2014, 'Home & Market' prized the International MBA Program with the Financial Order in the Education category.

Cracow School of Business CUE Rankings and Accreditations:

  • In the MBA Perspektywy® 2015 Ranking, the Cracow School of Business CUE took 6th place among 25 nominated institutions in the category Best Organizers of the MBA 2015 in the Employers' Opinion.
  • 'Home & Market' Award for The Best Partner in Business 2012 in the Education category.
  • Since 2011 Cracow School of Business CUE is a member of the EFMD – European Foundation for Management Development – an organization that grants EQUIS and EPAS accreditation.
  • Cracow School of Business CUE was awarded by 'Gazeta Finansowa' among the Best Business Products 2009 in the category Business Schools for a wide range of postgraduate and MBA studies as well as qualified and experienced staff.

References

Participation in the International MBA Program was my personal project. After two years of studies, I know that it was a successful investment. My career develops in the assumed direction, and the knowledge gained becomes more and more useful even after graduation. I have repeatedly returned to the course's teaching materials. MBA studies are also valuable in business and personal contacts. It is worth nurturing them, for example by participating in the annual International MBA Congress.

Marek Pawlak

Alumnus of the 7th edition of the International MBA Program

Piotr Sedlak, Ph.D.

International MBA Program Supervisor

Studies Costs

The cost of the full International MBA Program is 12,500 € or 57,000 PLN

  • In case a student cover the studies cost him/herself the payment can be made in EUR or PLN.
  • In case a student has been delegated by his/her company, the company covers the costs in PLN. The student should provide the application form for MBA studies. Please, wait for the invoice and pay after receiving it.
  • The usual installments breakdown is presented 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

Financial Aid

All candidates can:

  • Seek funding from their current or future employer.
  • Apply for regional funding, e.g. Krajowy Fundusz Szkoleniowy www.kfs.pl (in Polish)

Enrolment Fee

  • Before the entrance examination candidate should provide the confirmation of non-refundable payment of the enrolment fee of 200 EUR or 850 PLN.
  • In case a student has been delegated by his/her company or in the case of a self-employment candidate should provide the application form for the MBA studies.
  • The company covers the costs in PLN after receiving the invoice.
Last updated Jun 2020

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Cracow School of Business at Cracow University of Economics (CSB CUE) has been present on the market of educational services since 1991. School offers MBA studies, postgraduate courses, and it has bee ... Read More

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