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International accreditations

International accreditations for the University

Accreditation granted:

  • CEEMAN IQA (International Quality Accreditation)

On February 6th, 2020 our University received international institutional accreditation CEEMAN International Quality Accreditation (IQA) - one of the most prestigious and valued in the field of managerial education. Accreditation was granted for a maximum period of six years. See the certificate.

IQA is awarded to universities by the International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies CEEMAN, which has over 200 members from around the world. IQA is a quality certificate confirming the fulfillment of requirements for efficient functioning, a good level of teaching and research, financial stability as well as high-quality education. This is the first international institutional accreditation granted to our University, and also the only one among other HEIs in Silesia. This way, we joined the group of 27 accredited CEEMAN institutions from around the world.

The direct benefit of obtaining an international accreditation is greater recognition on the global market. In turn, our faculty will be more attractive partners for international research teams. In addition, the value of the EU Katowice diploma in the region, the country and abroad is rising, increasing the employability of our students. Employers hiring graduates of accredited universities can count on the fact that they will have theoretical knowledge, but also highly developed social and managerial competences that allow applying this knowledge in a business environment.

Accreditations in progress:

  • AACSB  (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

Currently our University has received a positive evaluation of the eligibility application, thus obtaining permission to join the next stage of applying for the accreditation. 

AACSB International (AACSB), a global nonprofit association, connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. 

Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and learning and development services to over 1,700 member organizations and more than 840 accredited business schools worldwide.

When educational, professional, and business organizations become members of the AACSB Business Education Alliance, they are part of a movement united to improve the quality of business education around the world. AACSB connects, shares, and inspires innovation and quality throughout the member network, as well as the business community. The collective strength of the organization is founded on diverse perspectives, a global mindset, and a commitment to making a difference.

AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. The global organization has offices located in Tampa, Florida, USA, Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Singapore.

International accreditations for the study programs

Accreditations granted:

  • ACCA for Finance and Accounting (Master’s Degree Program)

  • CFA for Program Quantitative Asset and Risk Management (ARIMA) (Master’s Degree Program)

  • CIMA for Finance and Accounting (Master’s Degree Program)

  • PRMIARisk Accreditation for Program Quantitative Asset and Risk Management (ARIMA)(Master’s Degree Program) 
  • GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals) for the ARIMA specialization in Finance and Accounting.
  • EFMD Program Accreditation for International Business (Master's Degree Program).

    The international education program certification is awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). It is considered one of the three most prestigious accreditations recognized worldwide. It is a confirmation of meeting the standards required in the global management education market. The basic criterion for obtaining it is a detailed verification of the quality of the program, paying particular attention to (among other things): the program's position in the national and international market, the importance of the program for the university, the quality of the knowledge transferred, as well as the level of the academic staff.

    The IB program received accreditation on September 27, 2022, for a period of 3 years. 

    EFMD is an international non-profit organization based in Brussels with members from academia, business, public administration and consulting. It has more than 900 members in 91 countries.

    EFMD Accreditation Team:

    1.       Monika Sulimowska-Formowicz, Ph.D.;

    2.       Bartłomiej Gabryś, Ph.D.;

    3.       Marta Grybś-Kabocik, Ph.D.;

    4.       Olgierd Witczak, Ph.D.;

    5.       Szymon Ździebko, M.A.

    Coordinator: Edyta Lachowicz-Santos, Director of the Internationalization.

    Detailed information on the other persons involved in the process of obtaining accreditation is available in Order No. 146/20.




  • CEEMAN IQA (International Quality Accreditation)

  • AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

  • EPAS (European Program Accreditation System)

To receive more information please contact Internationalization Strategy Office.


To receive more information please contact College of Finance.

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