MBA CSB + Master

General

Program Description

The innovative MBA CSB + Master studies are organized by Cracow School of Business CUE in cooperation with Clark University in Worcester (USA).

These studies are created primarily for the people who wish to start their careers in business (junior management).

MBA CSB + Master Program:

  • Number of hours: 1,840 hours (400 hours of classes and 1,440 hours of individual project work)
  • MBA CSB + Master studies last four semesters, during which classes divided into competence areas are conducted
  • Applied language: English 100% 
  • Weekend classes are carried out on: Fridays at 4.00 pm – 9.00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 8.00 am – 4.00 pm (the meetings are held once or twice a month)
  • Partner school: Clark University of Worcester (USA). Clark University is accredited by the NECHE – The New England Commission of Higher Education

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Program Objective

The innovative MBA CSB + Master studies are organized by Cracow School of Business CUE in cooperation with Clark University in Worcester, USA. These studies are created primarily for the people who wish to start their careers in business (junior management).

The program is a unique combination of academic studies at the Master level conducted according to the program of American partner, and the practical business approach typical for the MBA studies.

Acquired competencies (learning outcomes)

Students, within selected specializations, acquire essential competences in the area of:

  • Effective communication in an international business environment,
  • Applying the latest management methods and tools,
  • Analysis and interpretation of economic information.

The MBA CSB + Master Program is available in the basic specialty: MBA in Managerial Communication and in 3 additional ones (extra paid):

  • MBA in Health Care Management,
  • MBA in Human Resources Management,
  • MBA in Information Technology Systems.

Program Organization

MBA CSB + Master Program lasts 2 years, 4 semesters during which classes are held. The second year of studies is devoted mainly to the practical implementation of the final thesis: Project Capstone to address the needs of an outside company. During the studies, the following courses are realized: MSC, MBA and specialization courses. The study program covers an off-campus session – Study Trip Poland.

  • Number of hours: 1,840 teaching hours (400 hours in class and 1,440 hours of individual project work)
  • Number of hours in specialization: 80 teaching hours (20 hours in class and 60 hours individual project work)
  • Applied language: 100% English

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 carried out on: Fridays 4 pm – 9 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 8 am – 4 pm; around 7 meetings are arranged during a semester (the meetings are held once or twice a month).

Program price includes:

  • Study Trip Poland*,
  • Printed teaching materials for each course,
  • Exams,
  • Defense of the MBA dissertation – Project Capstone,
  • Learning Management System,
  • WiFi internet access,
  • Access to Cracow University of Economics Library and Clark University Goddard Library,
  • Library training,
  • 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 professional experience (minimum two years of service, without the necessity 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 and the diploma supplement (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
  • Photocopy of identity card or passport
  • 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:

  • 3 reference letters from business partners or academics – Confidential Recommendation
  • Application for Graduate Admission Form

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 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 – minimum 90 points
    • IELTS – minimum level 6
    • TOEIC – minimum 785 points
    • FCE – minimum grade A
    • CAE – regardless of the result
    • CPE – regardless of the result

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 for the recruitment process result and sending a letter confirming the admission to the MBA studies.

Program Partner

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. Forbes ranked Clark University 16th among 650 US universities in the category of "America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities". Clark University holds accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Clark University is accredited by the NECHE – The New England Commission of Higher Education, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

The accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education indicates that the institution meets or exceeds the institutional quality assessment criteria, reviewed periodically by independent reviewers. The accredited school has all the necessary means to achieve the set goals through a well-structured learning program, as well as being a guarantor of maintaining the level of education at a constant, high level.

Diploma:

  • Master of Science in Communication diploma (MSc. degree) granted by Clark University from the USA,
  • MBA diploma in Managerial Communication (or according to the chosen specialization) granted by Cracow School of Business at Cracow University of Economics,
  • Certificate of completion of postgraduate studies MBA CSB + Master,
  • Transcript of the academic records.

Rankings

According to the MBA Perspektywy® 2015 Rank, the MBA CSB + Master Program, though listed for the first time, achieved 2nd place among the new MBA programs and it held 15th place in the general classification of the best MBA programs in Poland.

MBA CSB + Master Rankings:

  • In 2018 Rankingu MBA Perspektywy® Program MBA KSB + Master was:
    • 11th in the Employers' Opinion category,
    • 15th in the Program Content category (the ranking considers inter alia: requirements, study program, foreign sessions),
    • 15th in the Faculty Team category (the ranking considers inter alia: high qualifications of lecturers-business practitioners and foreign faculty).
  • In the MBA Perspektywy® 2015 Rank was listed for the first time, the MBA CSB + Master Program was ranked 2nd among the new MBA programs, and in the general classification of the Best MBA Studies in Poland ranked 15th.
  • In 2016, the MBA CSB + Master Program was included in the Professional Plus Class in the MBA Rating issued by the FORUM Management Education Association.
  • In 2014, the MBA CSB + Master Program was evaluated for the first time by the FORUM Management Education Association and was immediately qualified for the Professional Plus Class.
  • In 2013, 'Home & Market' prized the MBA CSB + Master Program with the Financial Order in the Education category.

Clark University – Partner School Accreditations:

Clark University is accredited by the NECHE – The New England Commission of Higher Education, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

The accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education indicates that the institution meets or exceeds the institutional quality assessment criteria, reviewed periodically by independent reviewers. The accredited school has all the necessary means to achieve the set goals through a well-structured learning program, as well as being a guarantor of maintaining the level of education at a constant, high level.

Clark University – Partner School Rankings:

  • Clark University earns ‘A’ in Niche's 2018 Best Colleges in the USA
  • Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017
  • U.S. News Best Colleges 2017 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching:
    • 27 / 1 800 Best Value Schools,
    • 74 / 1 800 National Universities.
  • U.S. News Best Colleges 2016 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching:
    • 32 / 1 800 Best Value Schools,
    • 75 / 1 800 National Universities.
  • Ranking Forbes America’s Top Colleges 2015:
    • 16 / 650 America’s Most Entrepreneurial Universities,
    • 163 / 650 America’s Top Colleges.
  • Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015
  • Ranking Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 2014
  • Washington Monthly Ranking 2014

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

Considering the diversified approach of diverse groups of students to the human capital management aspect in contemporary organizations, I may note that the approach of MBA students to a significant extent differs from other groups.

This difference is the fact that MBA students, with greater attention and commitment, develop their knowledge with regard to the management of this valuable capital.

In my opinion, this is due to the fact that professional experience, with which MBA students undertake the studies, allows them to see the strategic nature of human capital, and thus they aim to develop their knowledge and skills in this respect in order to ensure potential competitiveness of organizations in which they perform managerial functions.

Beata Buchelt, Ph.D.

Lecturer of MBA CSB + Master Program

Business schools focus on developing professional leaders and teaching fundamental business concepts needed in the business world. The MBA CSB + Master Program CSB CUE, however, goes beyond that and offers potential academics a special set of leadership skills that are extremely valuable in the global marketplace.

The international atmosphere and assortment of both theoretical and practical exercises provide an opportunity to study with individuals from cross boarder cultures, delve into elaborate group discussions and debates that test the boundaries of one’s own reasoning and point of view, and be a part of a team that will both support and question your beliefs all in an effort to develop the very best trained and successful professionals.

The MBA CSB + Master Program in Cracow, in cooperation Clark University in Worcester, MA,  offers a challenging educational curriculum where skills such as communication and time management are essential, but also offers an environment where friendships emerge and relationships are built opening the doors for future networking and long term partnerships. For anyone willing to devote the time and looking to gain well-earned knowledge, this program can be your gateway to greatness.

Katarzyna Nędza, MBA

Representative of MBA CSB + Master Program, 1st edition

Senior Risk & Compliance Specialist CAPITA

Łukasz Stefanik

Student of the 3rd edition MBA CSB + Master Program

Manager IT, Capgemini Polska Sp. z o.o.

Studies Costs

The cost of full MBA CSB + Master Program is 7,500 € or 33,000 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 – 50% of the fee
    • 2nd installment – 25% of the fee
    • 3rd installment – 25% 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 May 2020

About the School

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

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 been providing research consulting and publishing services. CSB CUE is constantly improving its offer, adapting it to the requirements of today's market. Read less