Postgraduate programs in English

We invite bachelor, engineer and master graduate students from all fields of higher education to read the offer of postgraduate studies in English at the University of Economics in Katowice.

Two semesters (175 hours) – studies are conducted in English.

DESCRIPTION OF STUDIES

The  studies are designed to improve practical management skills, develop managerial competence and strengthen entrepreneurship, taking into account the opportunities and challenges arising from the widespread use of digital and Internet technologies.

The focus is on improving "soft skills", such as effective communication, ability to organize work, team leadership, relationship building, as well as the proper identification and development of existing competencies and talents.

The studies are conducted entirely in English, with the participation of lecturers from foreign universities, which aims to draw attention to the various aspects of management in an international work environment, and consequently to prepare students to operate effectively in this environment.

The program will prepare students to establish, run and develop their own businesses, as well as to consciously and courageously take on the challenges of working for an organization and use them for self-development and shaping their own career paths. Students will also gain such skills as: independent business decision-making, image development, solving current problems, readiness to seek unconventional solutions, quick and effective response to the needs of a changing environment, as well as additional language skills in the context of communication in the workplace. About 30% of the classes will be conducted by lecturers of foreign universities

The studies are divided into three modules : 

Module I – Business Management. Core Issues.

Subjects: Management in Business, Business Sociology, Entrepreneurship, Managing & Scaling SME, Legal issues, Business Data Analysis and Presentation in MS Office.

Module II -  Management of  Business 3.0 Development.

Subjects: AGILE Organisation, Project Management, International Marketing, Integrated Digital Marketing Communications, Business on Global Markets, Sustainable Business Development      

Module III - Personal Development.

Subjects: Team Management, Managerial Training, Coaching. Mentoring., Decision- Making Process, Talent Management. Personal Development., Cross-Cultural Communication, Stress Management, Developing Creative Thinking

RECIPIENTS

The studies are designed for people working in companies of various profiles who want to be prepared for new challenges and expanded functions, people who want to acquire skills necessary in organizations operating in a dynamic, changing economic environment as well as students. In particular, the studies will be an attractive option for employees of international companies, who have or intend to develop foreign contacts, do business with foreign clients, and persons interested in acquiring basic managerial and English language skills necessary to operate in an international working environment.

The aim of the studies is to develop skills useful for gaining strong professional position, making use of personal potential and shaping self-development.

The studies may also constitute the second stage of education for persons who have completed post-graduate studies of English for Business, Law and Administration at the Rybnik branch.  

BENEFITS

The graduates will be prepared to make independent business decisions, search for unconventional, out-of-the-box solutions, as well as to courageously take up employee challenges and use them in self-development and creating own career path. The studies will develop readiness to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of the changing environment, create company image and undertake cooperation with foreign partners.

The aim is also to broaden the knowledge of specialist vocabulary, as well as develop the use of English for specific purposes and communication skills in the broadly defined work environment.

FINAL DOCUMENT (certificates and authorisations)

Certificate of completion of postgraduate studies issued by the University of Economics in Katowice.

ASSUMPTIONS OF STUDIES

The studies will allow to improve practical management skills, develop managerial competences and strengthen entrepreneurship, taking the opportunities and meeting the challenges arising from the widespread use of digital and Internet technologies.

They are aimed at improving "soft skills", such as effective communication, work organisation, team management, relationship building, and ability to properly recognize and develop one's competences and talent.

The studies are conducted entirely in English, with the participation of lecturers from foreign universities. The curriculum is built around various aspects of management in the international work environment which should prepare students to operate effectively in this environment. Students should have good command of English (B2 level) which will allow to maximize benefits through active participation in classes. The first module includes general classes, conducted mostly as lectures, while the next ones are focused on more detailed issues and are run as workshops. This structure of the studies will enable consolidation of specialized vocabulary, which will then be used during the workshops to develop practical skills based on the vocabulary introduced and theoretical knowledge gained.

METHODS FOR CONDUCTING CLASSES

Lectures, interactive individual and team-work tasks, presentations, case studies, workshops, training.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

No.SubjectNumber of hours of theoretical classeshNumber of hours of practical classesECTS credits
1Business Management. Core Issues183110
Management of Business 3.0 Development   205014
Personal Development     

3

53

11
Total4113435

ORGANISATION / VENUE

Classes are held in extramural mode (part-time studies) in Rybnik, ul. Rudzka 13c. Classes are conducted in eight-hour weekend meetings, between 9:00 and 15:00. The entire studies include 25 meetings of eight hours (8 x 45 minutes).

REQUIREMENTS / GRADUATION CRITERIA

To receive a certificate the student shall participate in classes and meet requirements to complete each module, which is a prerequisite for obtaining 35 ECTS.

TEACHING STAFF

The lecturers are employees of the University of Economics in Katowice, University of Silesia, Silesian University of Technology, Integrated Business Faculty in Skopje, University of Maribor, as well as practitioners from the economic environment and personnel trainers.

HEAD OF STUDIES

Ewa Wójcik, Ph.D., e-mail: ewa.wojcik@ue.katowice.pl 

TUITION FEE in the academic year 2022/2023

  • PLN 4700 (when paying in two instalments),
  • one-off payment – the total tuition amount decreases by PLN 100
  • payment in 4 instalments – the total tuition fee amount increases by PLN 100.

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Two semesters (160 hours) – studies are conducted in English.

DESCRIPTION OF STUDIES

A unique offer - English-language postgraduate studies at the University of Economics in Katowice at the price of regular studies. Interactive classes. During the pandemic we successfully conducted classes remotely and received recommendations for them.

High level of participant satisfaction supported by recommendations – to see recommendations click here: www.ue.katowice.pl/jednostki/katedry/kiik/katedra-zarzadzania-relacjami-organizacji/rekomendacje/opinie-sluchaczy-studiow-podyplomowych-business-english.html 

The presented curriculum has been developed in response to the labour market demand for specialists with diversified competences. The Polish labour market, especially the corporate jobs market, needs specialists possessing not only industry-specific competences, but also multicultural and linguistic ones. What makes the Business English studies unique is their location between business studies and English philology.

As part of the Business English curriculum, specialist business-related subjects enable participants to gain insight into the secrets of operating in today's corporations, planning their own careers, marketing and managing a team, while subjects related to the study of English broaden their knowledge and, above all, their ability to communicate in this language both orally and in writing.

The course is taught entirely in English, which gives participants the opportunity to develop their ability to communicate in English in a variety of professional situations. In addition, participants learn professional English terminology and are trained in the use of international business discourse.

The subjects in the field of business are taught in English by both research and teaching staff as well as practitioners dealing with this area, while the subjects related to the study of business English, business correspondence or intercultural communication are taught by English philology educators who also have research experience in business issues. The studies put a strong emphasis on the so-called soft skills, which are highly valued in today's job market (e.g. interpersonal communication, public speaking, exerting social influence and dealing with stress).

The current, modified study programme is based on the experience of managers, external stakeholders with whom it was consulted, as well as suggestions from participants who evaluate the study programme every year in anonymous evaluations. Based on the evaluation results, the programme is modified on an ongoing basis and there is a planned rotation in the team of lecturers. This allows for the provision of quality education and development in a competitive educational market.

 

The subjects are divided into four thematic subjects/modules, and each module ends with a theoretical and practical exam. In the practical part, participants have the opportunity to demonstrate their acquired skills, and the exam tasks are in response to market demand (e.g. preparing promotional presentations, applying for a given position in an international corporation, etc.). The knowledge, skills and experience gained are an important asset for graduates on the labour market. We have observed very dynamic careers among our previous graduates, especially in large and medium-sized companies with their headquarters or branches in Poland.

RECIPIENTS

The studies are addressed to graduates of all fields of higher education who would like to improve their competences in English in response to labour market demands, in order to be able to communicate effectively in English and move efficiently in the world of business, including international business.

The studies are used both by graduates of social sciences (e.g. economics, sociology, psychology) who would like to improve their competences in English communication (with a special emphasis on the language of business) and graduates of philology/humanities who would like to broaden their knowledge and skills in business. Our studies are recommended by graduates to all those who wish to advance rapidly in corporations, which is illustrated by the recommendations we have received: 

ue.katowice.pl/jednostki/katedry/wiik/katedra-zarzadzania-relacjami-organizacji/rekomendacje/opinie-sluchaczy-studiow-podyplomowych-business-english

BENEFITS

  • The studies are conducted entirely in English, which allows participants to improve their communication in this language and to acquire specialist terminology.
  • The studies are located at the intersection of business and philological sciences, which allows for a synergistic effect in teaching and simultaneous exploration of knowledge and skills in many areas.
  • Although the studies are conducted entirely in English, their price is competitive in relation to other postgraduate studies.
  • Methods of conducting classes are activating, lectures have been reduced to the necessary minimum, and most classes are held in the form of workshops, trainings and didactic simulations.
  • Our graduates emphasise that Business English studies provide the opportunity to establish interesting business relationships due to their interdisciplinary nature.    

FINAL DOCUMENT (certificates and authorisations)

Certificate of completion of postgraduate studies issued by the University of Economics in Katowice.  

ASSUMPTIONS OF STUDIES

The main objective of the studies is to extend students' competences in the use of English language and marketing and management techniques in business-related positions.

In particular, the study programme is focused on the development of skills and knowledge in:

  • using English with the use of various communication channels and techniques with specialists in the field of trade and business,
  • preparation of oral presentations in English on various business issues,
  • preparation of typical written materials (e.g. business correspondence) in English,
  • independently plan innovative business projects and obtain funds (especially EU funds) for these projects,
  • use of business English in a variety of situations,
  • use of marketing techniques, including sales techniques, negotiations and interpersonal communication,
  • applying knowledge of business management, including the development of concepts for running one's own business.

METHODS FOR CONDUCTING CLASSES

Classes are conducted primarily by means of active methods. The number of lectures has been reduced to a necessary minimum, and classes are mostly conducted in the form of workshops, trainings and didactic games. Case studies and brainstorming discussions are applied during classes.

Students are encouraged to take an active part in the classes and the atmosphere is conducive to the exchange of ideas and common experiences. The exams are not only theoretical, but also practical, where participants e.g. record a public speech, take part in a simulated job interview for a real position in a corporation, participate in simulated business situations, etc.

Thanks to this formula of classes, participants not only better develop their competences, but also establish business and interpersonal relations.

Note: During a "lockdown" (e.g. due to a coronavirus pandemic) we effectively conduct classes remotely, which is reflected in the recommendations obtained by our participants during semesters when classes were conducted exclusively remotely.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

No

Subject

Number of hours of theoretical classes

Number of hours of practical classes

ECTS credits

1

Interpersonal and intercultural skills training

6

18

7

2 

Starting one’s own business and EU funds

6

10

6

3 

Language skills academy    

20

52

9

Business skills academy     

12

36

8

Total

4411630

ORGANISATION / VENUE

Two semesters. Classes are organised on Saturdays and Sundays.

REQUIREMENTS / GRADUATION CRITERIA  

The condition of graduation, apart from participation in classes (at least 51% attendance), is passing examinations of practical and theoretical nature, in the scope of content covered by the curriculum. Learning outcomes, in terms of knowledge and skills, are verified systematically during the implementation and at the end of each of the four subjects.

TEACHING STAFF

Our teaching staff includes both lecturers of English Philology and business studies as well as experienced business practitioners. Out of concern for the quality of education and the satisfaction of our participants, each year the staff is evaluated based on the results of anonymous evaluations of participants conducted after each semester. Classes are taught only by lecturers who receive high marks from the participants.

HEAD OF STUDIES

prof. dr hab. Maciej Mitręga, e-mail: maciej.mitrega@ue.katowice.pl 

dr Anna Wieczorek, e-mail: anna.wieczorek@uekat.pl

TUITION FEE in the academic year 2023/2024

  • PLN 4300 (when paying in two instalments),
  • one-off payment – the total tuition amount decreases by PLN 100
  • payment in 4 instalments – the total tuition fee amount increases by PLN 100.

     

Two semesters (144 hours) – studies are conducted in English

DESCRIPTION OF STUDIES

The postgraduate program in Digital Media, Fact-checking and Disinformation is a prestigious and unique course in our country, the program of which was created within the framework of the project "European cooperation project on disinformation and fact-checking training. Empowering current and future media and media education professionals, to identify, prevent, and combat fake news spread over digital networks - Fact-checking" in cooperation of a consortium of seven European economic universities.

The dissemination of false information has never before in history reached such a scale. The multiplicity of message recipients, the diversity of topics, the speed and frequency of their spread, the worldwide geographic scope, the number and diversity of actors involved, and their impact on all sectors of society make this undoubtedly an unusual phenomenon. Disinformation campaigns affect or harm, to varying degrees and for varying purposes, citizens, businesses, private and public organizations, states and international organizations.

The postgraduate studies are intended to educate specialists who will not only have interdisciplinary knowledge of digital media, disinformation and fact-checking, but will also be specialists able to apply this knowledge in practice, within their professional and social activities.

The emphasis on the formation of practical skills is reflected in the study program, which has a large share of workshop classes (exercises) conducted using diverse and modern didactic methods branches in Poland.

RECIPIENTS

The participant of postgraduate studies can be any graduate of a higher education institution of any profile and specialty. In particular, the studies are aimed at:

  • journalists employed in traditional and digital media,
  • employees of government/government institutions and organizations dealing with digital media,
  • employees of professional non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in the area of fact-checking,
  • young academics and master's/license/engineering graduates interested in the issues of digital media, disinformation and fact-checking,
  • secondary school teachers, school principals, and school superintendency employees carrying out educational tasks in the field of media education.

BENEFITS

One of the most important benefits for those who choose the Digital Media, Fact-checking and Disinformation major is its uniqueness in our country and its professional preparation for positions related to identifying and countering disinformation. At present, there is no comparable offer of postgraduate studies in the Polish educational market that prepares participants for the role of a specialist in analyzing and countering disinformation in digital media. The added value of the studies on the course is also reflected in:

  • their internationalization - participants have the opportunity to contact and establish cooperation with an international team of lecturers and engage in international projects on digital media and disinformation, gain access to benchmark practical solutions (benchmark), and thus build lasting relationships with a group of experts dealing with the issue of disinformation in digital media,
  • their interdisciplinary nature - just like the concept of disinformation itself, this field of study combines knowledge from various scientific disciplines, i.e. economics (media economics), management, law, communication and media sciences, psychology,
  • opportunities to increase participants' English language competence,
  • opportunities to develop practical skills in the areas of, identifying fake news/disinformation, spreading fake news and combating it - thanks to the offer of expert classes implemented in an interactive, workshop format.

FINAL DOCUMENT (certificates and authorisations)

Certificate of completion of postgraduate studies issued by the University of Economics in Katowice.  

ASSUMPTIONS OF STUDIES

According to the program of studies in the field of Digital Media, Fact-checking and Disinformation, their primary goal is to prepare a graduate with knowledge of digital media and in-depth knowledge and practical skills in selected specific issues of detecting and combating fake news.

The study is implemented over two semesters. The program is divided into 7 modules:

  1. The ecosystem of online disinformation and fact-checking
  2. Online disinformation, Communication and Social sciences
  3. Regulations of digital platforms, social networks, disinformation and fact-checking in Europe and the USA
  4. Media audiences and influence. Disinformation cultures
  5. Digital fact-checking and Data Journalism (Concepts, methods, verification tools and strategies)
  6. Data, Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Online platform and fact-checking
  7. Economics and Business Models of Fake news, Digital media platforms and Social networks, and fact-checking.

An online interview is required to assess the level of English language capability prior to enrollment.

METHODS FOR CONDUCTING CLASSES

The studies will be conducted in English online with the involvement of both Polish and foreign experts.

The didactic content of each module will be provided to participants in the form of e-learning classes: lectures and interactive exercises, including workshop classes led by experts and practitioners.

Classes will be conducted using the Classroom Google platform.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

No

Subject

Number of hours of theoretical classes

Number of hours of practical classes

ECTS credits

1

The ecosystem of online disinformation
and fact-checking    

12

12

5

Online disinformation, Communication
and Social Sciences    

12

12

5

Regulations of digital platforms, social networks, disinformation and fact-checking in Europe and the USA    

8

8

3

Media audiences and influence. Disinformation cultures     

12

12

5

5Digital fact-checking and Data Journalism (Concepts, methods, verification tools and strategies)12125
6Data, Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Online platform and fact-checking    2184
7Economics and Business Models of Fake news, Digital media platforms and Social networks, and fact-checking    663

Total

64

80

30

ORGANISATION / VENUE

Two semesters. Classes are organised on Saturdays and Sundays. All classes will be conducted online in eight-hour weekend meetings.

REQUIREMENTS / GRADUATION CRITERIA  

The prerequisites for graduation are:
- active participation in classes organized online - attendance of at least 90%,
- completion of individual modules, which allows you to gain 30 ECTS points.

TEACHING STAFF

Lecturers, experts and practitioners in the field of fact-checking and journalism. Lecturers from: University of Economics in Katowice, Universite de Lorraine, University of Athens, University of Leiden, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

HEAD OF STUDIES

Anna Losa-Jonczyk, Ph.D., anna.losa-jonczyk@ue.katowice.pl

TUITION FEE in the academic year 2023/2024

  • PLN 8850 (for payment in two instalments),
  • one-off payment – the total tuition amount decreases by PLN 100
  • payment in 4 instalments – the total tuition fee amount increases by PLN 100.

Two semesters (168 hours) – studies are conducted in English.

DESCRIPTION OF STUDIES

The studies are divided into three modules : 

Module I - English for Specific Purposes, Subjects: Presentations and Business Meetings, Business Correspondence and Documentation, Cross-cultural Relations, Fundamentals of Specialised Translation  

Module II - Legal Environment and Aspects of Company Law, Subjects: Sources of Law, Types of Business Entities, Company Financial Structure and Reporting, Employment and Labour Law, Contract Law

Module III - Business and Economics, Subjects: Human Resources Management, Marketing and Public Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics, Accounting, Fundamentals of Economics.    

The program combines practical language skills with knowledge of economics, business and law. Students will acquire basic knowledge of issues at the intersection of business and law, knowledge of the legal system, legal aspects of business, deepen practical skills of legal text analysis. The aim of the studies is to develop business "awareness", expand knowledge of specialized vocabulary and at the same time introduce the basics of economic knowledge. In addition, students will gain the ability to write business correspondence, learn the basic principles of translation of specialized texts, as well as acquire additional language skills in the broad context of public speaking in the workplace.

RECIPIENTS

The studies are designed for people working in companies of various profiles, large corporations or small organisations having or intending to develop foreign contacts; dealing with foreign trade and servicing foreign entities; as well as for university graduates with a bachelor, engineer or master's degree. The participants will be interested in expanding their business English and basic business skills and will be looking for knowledge in economics, law, finance, marketing as well as competences necessary to function in an international work environment. The programme is designed for people eager to invest in their development, wanting to know about many sectors of the economy and looking for opportunities of promotion in the international labour market.

The studies may also constitute the first stage of education for persons who would like to be well prepared to take up a programme “Academy of Business Management 3.0” at the Rybnik branch. 

BENEFITS

The main benefit for the participants will be enriching specialist vocabulary and improving skills of using English for specific purposes and communicating efficiently in the broadly defined work environment. The aims of each module are varied and range from increasing business "awareness", through contextualised use of specialized vocabulary, revising knowledge of fundamentals of economics (modern labour market, human resources, finance, organization and functioning of enterprises, marketing) to gaining practical skills. The students will enrich their knowledge of legal systems, legal aspects of running a business, and develop practical skills of analysing a legal text, writing business correspondence and translating specialist texts.

The far-reaching aim of the studies is also to develop skills useful for strengthening one’s professional position, making use of personal potential and shaping self-development. 

FINAL DOCUMENT (certificates and authorisations)

Certificate of completing postgraduate studies issued by the University of Economics in Katowice.

ASSUMPTIONS OF STUDIES

The studies are so designed as to respond to employers' expectations of employees that frequently indicate the need to have interdisciplinary knowledge, competences necessary to function in many industries and environments and abilities to adjust to the changing environment. The studies combine the improvement of practical language skills with the broadening of knowledge in economics, business and law and practice to efficiently function in a changing work environment.

METHODS FOR CONDUCTING CLASSES

Lectures, interactive individual and team-work tasks, presentations, case studies, workshops, training.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

No

Subject

Number of hours of theoretical classes

Number of hours of practical classes

ECTS credits

1

English for Specific Purposes

6

57

11

Legal Environment and Aspects of Company Law

16

33

9

Business and Economics 

25

31

10

Total

47

121

30

ORGANISATION / VENUE

The curriculum is completed within 176 hours (43 hours of theoretical classes and 133 hours of practical classes), which are divided into two academic semesters (22 8-hour meetings). Classes are held in extramural mode (part-time studies) in Rybnik, ul. Rudzka 13c.

REQUIREMENTS / GRADUATION CRITERIA

Credit of 6 course tests, preparation of one presentation, completion of tasks/exercises, active participation in classes.

TEACHING STAFF

The lecturers are employees of the University of Economics in Katowice, University of Silesia, Silesian University of Technology as well as practitioners from the economic environment and personnel trainers.

HEAD OF STUDIES

Ewa Wójcik, Ph.D., e-mail: ewa.wojcik@ue.katowice.pl 

TUITION FEE in the academic year 2022/2023

  • PLN 4600 (when paying in two instalments),
  • one-off payment – the total tuition amount decreases by PLN 100
  • payment in 4 instalments – the total tuition fee amount increases by PLN 100.

     

Three semesters (160 hours) – studies are conducted in English.

DESCRIPTION OF STUDIES

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting and Finance is an unique program of three-semester postgraduate studies conducted online, which combines obtaining MBA qualifications and preparation for the international CMA (Certified Management Accounts) certificate issued by the Institute of Accounting Management (IMA).

The studies aim to deliver comprehensive knowledge and skills in the field of business management, with particular reference to the area of accounting and finance. Concentrating the scope of the material in this area, as well as emphasizing the importance of the functioning in an international corporation, allows students to gain broad knowledge at the MBA level while gaining skills that will enable them to stand out in the labour market in the field of finance and accounting, becoming an ideal candidate for prominent managers' positions in Poland and over the world.

The studies have been covered by the patronage of IMA, which is involved in the development of the program and supports the preparation of didactic materials used during lectures, ensuring high quality and the best possible preparation for CMA exams. IMA is the global association of accountants and corporate finance professionals. Founded in 1919, it is one of the most significant and recognized associations focused on advancing the management accounting profession.

The scope of studies was divided into three thematic blocks:

  • Financial planning, performance and analytics,
  • Strategic financial management,
  • Selected Business Administration topics

The material of the first two thematic blocks is consistent with the scope of the CMA exams, which can be seen in the table below:

 

CMA thematic block

Subject

Sem

CMA
exam 1

External Financial Reporting Decisions

Financial reporting decisions

1

Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting

Planning and budgeting

1

Performance Management

Corporate performance management

2

Cost Management

Cost management

1

Internal Controls

Internal control

2

Technology and Analytics

Analytic tools in finance and accounting

1

Technology in finance and accounting

2

CMA
exam 2

Financial Statement Analysis

Financial statement analysis

1

Corporate Finance

International finance

1

Working capital management

2

Corporate finance management

2

Decision Analysis

Data analysis for decision-making)

3

Risk Management

Enterprise risk management

3

Investment Decisions

Investment decisions

3

Professional Ethics

Ethics in accounting and finance

2

All modules verified in the first CMA exam are completed during the second semester, allowing MBA students to take the CMA exam while still conducting MBA studies in A&F.

 

The third block also supplements the CMA material with various critical issues from the point of view of the MBA qualification:

Subject

Sem

Corporate law

1

Organization of accounting

1

Leadership essentials

2

Tax management

2

Impact of professional judgement in accounting

3

Behavioural aspects of management accounting

3

Financial game

3

Consultancy project

3

RECIPIENTS

The offer of studies is addressed to people interested in deepening their knowledge and practical skills in the field of management in the field of finance and accounting, and in particular to:

  • Management board members,
  • Members of supervisory boards,
  • Management and management staff,
  • Business owners,
  • Chief Financial Officers (CFO),
  • Chief Accountants,
  • Auditors,
  • Business Advisors,
  • Persons interested in holding the functions mentioned above,
  • People interested in improving their competencies in the areas covered by the study programme.

In particular, we encourage you to participate in this program if you intend or already prepare to obtain a CMA certificate. The University's cooperation with the IMA and the courses adapted to the CMA exams significantly increases the chance of passing the CMA exams and obtaining a prestigious certificate recognized worldwide. Students also receive an individual discount for registration with the IMA, which reduces the cost of obtaining the CMA certificate.

Candidates must meet the following conditions:

  • higher education, completed 1st and 2nd-degree or master's studies (of any profile and specialization),
  • submit a CV,
  • take part in an interview, which will be conducted in English.

In addition, we recommend that candidates have:

  • at least two years of professional experience in the field of accounting or finance,
  • specialized education in the field of finance and accounting,
  • be fluent in English at B2 level.

To obtain a CMA certificate issued by IMA at the same time, the student must:

  • become a member of the IMA,
  • pass two exams organized by the IMA.

The certificate can also be obtained after MBA graduation.

BENEFITS

A unique advantage of MBA studies at A&F studies is the preparation for two qualifications simultaneously: the MBA title and the CMA certificate. This combination allows obtaining skills to manage finances and accounting in Poland and the world faster and with lower financial fees. Finally, completing the MBA at A&F studies and passing the CMA exams allows you to extend your CV with as many as three qualifications:

  • Postgraduate diploma,
  • MBA title,
  • Title of the CMA.

Specific benefits are:

  • deepening managerial knowledge in the field of finance and management accounting • obtaining advanced skills in the analysis of processes taking place in organizations from the perspective of various areas of the company's operation,
  • showing the use of the acquired knowledge to solve complex problems in the field of business management,
  • obtaining the ability to use modern tools supporting the financial decisions of enterprises, • obtaining the ability to create and implement strategies according to the most popular and new methodologies,
  • developing practical communication skills, with particular emphasis on the presentation of financial problems,
  • increasing knowledge in ethical conduct and responsible performance of managerial, leadership and advisory functions.    

FINAL DOCUMENT (certificates and authorisations)

  • Certificate of completion of postgraduate studies issued by the University of Economics in Katowice.
  • MBA postgraduate diploma.     

ASSUMPTIONS OF STUDIES

The graduate of MBA studies in A&F:

Knowledge:

  • knows and understands selected facts, theories, methods and complex relationships in the broadly understood field of finance and accounting, which is the basis for developing practical managerial skills,
  • knows and understands the economic, ethical and other conditions of performing managerial functions, particularly those closely related to finance and accounting.

Skills:

  • can use knowledge to formulate and solve complex and unusual business management problems, particularly finance and accounting, and propose specific ways to implement the proposed solutions by selecting appropriate methods and tools, including modern technology,
  • is able to manage the work of teams and cooperate with other people in the scope of entrusted duties, particularly in business management in finance and accounting,
  • understands the need to constantly update his knowledge in the field of management, especially in finance and accounting, and can independently interpret new regulations in this area.

Social competence:

  • is ready to critically assess the possessed knowledge and received content in business management, particularly in finance and accounting, and is prepared to consult experts in case of difficulties with solving the problem on his own,
  • is ready to fulfil social obligations, create and develop models of proper conduct in the work environment to benefit the social environment in management, especially in finance and accounting,
  • is ready to perform managerial, leadership and advisory functions responsibly, taking into account the changing social needs, including the development of professional achievements and compliance with professional ethics, with particular emphasis on ethics in finance and accounting.

METHODS FOR CONDUCTING CLASSES

Studies are conducted online, in English. 75% of classes are practical implemented through discussions, case studies, projects, financial games, et cetera.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

No.SubjectNumber of theoretical hours Number of practical hours ECTS credits
SEMESTER I
Corporate law 4123
Organisation of accounting

4

4

1
Financial reporting decisions

8

20

4
4 International finance  441
5 Financial statement analysis  4123
6 Analytic tools in finance and accounting 441
7 Cost management 4123
8 Planning and budgeting 8164
Total during the semester408420
SEMESTER II  
9 Technology in finance and accounting 482
10 Corporate performance management 4204
11 Internal control 482
12 Leadership essentials 0163
13 Working capital management 441
14 Corporate finance management 4122
15Tax management    4123
16Ethics in accounting and finance    4123
Total during the semester  289220
SEMESTER III
17Creative accounting4123
18Enterprise risk management    482
19Data analysis for decision-making    8205
20Investment decisions    482
21Behavioural aspects of management accounting    261
22Financial game    0203
23

Consultancy project   

0204
Total during the semester  229420
Total 9027060

ORGANISATION / VENUE

The studies are carried out in a three-semester mode. Lectures are conducted online on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:55 to 16:05.

REQUIREMENTS / GRADUATION CRITERIA  

  • Attendance of at least 60%.
  • Passing the exams after the 1st and 2nd semesters consisting of a multiple-choice test and one or two case study tasks based on the material discussed in the lectures.
  • Submission and defense of the project results prepared in teams before the committee at the end of semester III. The team consists of a maximum of 4 people. The defense consists in presenting the results of the team's work and answering the committee's questions about the project. The subject of the project will be to solve several problems related to business management based on the issues discussed during the studies. Project work must be accompanied by a project implementation report describing the contribution of individual team members. 

The final grade on the diploma is the average of the percentage results obtained in individual points.    

TEACHING STAFF

The staff of lecturers consists of specialists with practical experience in the field of the lectured subject. The lecturers are employees of the University of Economics in Katowice and practitioners.

HEAD OF STUDIES

Iwona Franczak PhD, iwona.franczak@uekat.pl 

Maciej Tuszkiewicz MSc, maciej.tuszkiewicz@uekat.pl 

TUITION FEE in the academic year 2023/2024

  • PLN 14 700 (when paying in two instalments),
  • one-off payment – the total tuition amount decreases by PLN 100
  • payment in 4 instalments – the total tuition fee amount increases by PLN 100.
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