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Executive MBA in English

Organizational unit International Management Center
Field of studies Executive MBA, Management
Form of studies Part-time
Level of education Postgraduate (post diploma)
Language(s) of instruction English
Minimum number of students 20
Admission limit 30
Duration 3 semesters
Recruitment committee address Międzynarodowe Centrum Zarządzania
Wydział Zarządzania Uniwersytet Warszawski
ul. Szturmowa 1/3
02-678 Warszawa
tel. +48 226253283
tel. +48 22 5534104
Office opening hours Od poniedziałku do piątku 9.00-15.30
WWW address https://www.mcz.edu.pl/en-US/
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Contemporary management faces a paradoxical challenge: managers must demonstrate specialist knowledge related to a specific industry and at the same time must be able to build a comprehensive strategy based on it as a whole covering the entire functioning of the organization.

The Executive MBA program gives graduates extensive insight into practical aspects of business given in a capsule bringing together experience, practical management course and peer-to-peer networking. The knowledge gained in our program has multiple practical applications and companies are direct beneficiaries of the fact that their employees have a chance to study at EMBA.

We are the first public University in Poland that is accredited with the „triple crown” :

AACSB International - established in 1916, (AACSB) is the world’s largest business education alliance, connecting educators, learners, and business.

The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) - is an international association of business, public service organizations and consultancy in the field of management development.

Association of MBAs (AMBA) - is an international association involved in research in the field of management studies


Executive MBA studies are designed for people with at least 5-year professional experience (including at least three years at managerial positions), who want to gain or enhance their knowledge and obtain practical management skills.

Executive MBA is not for people who want to specialize in one of the fields of management, such as finance, marketing or personnel management. The EMBA program is designed for those who need a strategic view on the functioning of an enterprise. 

Academic faculty

Program courses are provided by internationally renowned lecturers from University of Warsaw, University of Illinois, University of Florida, University of Cambridge and other leading universities:

  • prof. Annela Anger-Kraavi (Ekonomia) - Cambidge University
  • prof. Prem Chandrani (International Business) - S P Jain Institute of Management & Research
  • prof. Hadi S. Esfahani (Economics of the Firm) - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • dr Mieczysław Grudziński (Financial Management) - Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego
  • prof. Grzegorz Karasiewicz (Marketing) - Uniwersytet Warszawski
  • prof. Krzysztof Klincewicz (Operations Management) - Uniwersytet Warszawski
  • prof. Boris Lezhava (Marketing) - Caucasus University
  • dr Tomasz Ludwicki (Strategic Management) - Uniwersytet Warszawski
  • prof. Krzysztof Obłój (Strategic Management) Uniwersytet Warszawski
  • prof. Tomasz Ochinowski (Strategic Leadership) - Uniwersytet Warszawski
  • prof. Patrick O'Sullivan (Business Ethics) - Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM)
  • prof. Nicholas Petruzzi (Operations Management) - Penn State University
  • prof. Joseph Santora (Behavioral Science) - École des Ponts Business School
  • prof. Jovana Stanisljevic (Negotiations in Business) - Grenoble École de Management
  • prof. Adam Tatarynowicz (Networking Strategies) - Lee Kong Chian School of Business
  • prof. Grażyna Wieczorkowska-Wierzbińska (Statistics) - Uniwersytet Warszawski
  • mgr Aneta Wilk-Łyś (Accounting) 

Study mode and convention frequency

Extramural, conventions (basically) twice a month. A detailed schedule of conventions is distributed to each group at the beginning of the academic year.


Exams, presentations, case study analysis, quizzes, simulations, individual or group. Studies end with the defense of a consulting project as the final thesis.


Our Executive MBA studies were established in 1991. Since then, almost 1,500 people have completed our program.

Each year, 60% of participants in our studies are presidents, members of supervisory boards and management boards, as well as their direct reports, representing leading Polish and foreign companies.


Recruitment is based on:

1. registering the Candidate for Studies in the Internet Registration of Candidates system (hereinafter: IRK) and paying the recruitment fee of PLN 85;

2. qualification procedure conducted by:

  • qualification of the documents submitted by the candidate for Studies and two letters of recommendation (preferably: from the current or previous employer/superior and co-worker) attached in the IRK system;
  • passing a math and logic test in English;
  • passing the English language proficiency test;
  • complete and pass an interview in English;

The recruitment process for Executive MBA postgraduate studies at the University of Warsaw (Executive MBA@UW) may be entered by a candidate who meets all of the following conditions:

a. has at least a bachelor's, engineer's  or master's degree (or equivalent) in any field;

b. has a minimum of 5 years of professional experience, including 3 years in managerial positions. Information about the experience should be included in the application form in the sections intended for this purpose.

Entry exams

The following admission criteria for the Executive MBA postgraduate studies at the University of Warsaw (Executive MBA@UW) are established:

1.    passing a math and logic test in English (maximum 30 points to be gained, the passing threshold is 50% + 1 points - the long-term average of the total number of points scored);

2.    passing the English language proficiency test (maximum 30 points to be obtained, the passing threshold is 50% + 1 points - the long-term average of the total number of points scored);

3.    assessment of the interview in English (maximum 40 points, minimum 21 points);

Admission to studies takes place on the basis of the sum of the test scores and the interview, while meeting the minimum threshold of test scores determined by the examination committee.

The exam (tests and interview) is conducted remotely using the KAMPUS and ZOOM platforms. Candidates for studies are required to ensure a stable Internet connection in order to conduct the exam. In the event of technical difficulties, the University of Warsaw provides assistance regarding the KAMPUS and ZOOM systems.

Based on the decision of the head of postgraduate studies, in justified cases, it is possible to set an individual date for a written test and an interview.

Required documents

Candidates submit the following documents:

  • application for admission to studies - generated from the IRK system and signed,
  • EMBA@UW personal questionnaire - completed and generated from the IRK system,
  • the original or a certified copy of the diploma of graduation: master's diploma or bachelor's diploma or engineer's diploma or diploma issued abroad, in order to make a copy and certify its compliance with the original or a certified copy,
  • two letters of recommendation.

If the candidate holds a higher education diploma obtained abroad: a sworn translation of the diploma into Polish, and if required: certification of the higher education diploma in the form of legalization or apostille, and if the higher education diploma is subject to the obligation of nostrification - a certificate about diploma recognition. Additional information is provided by the Dean's Office.

The documents should be delivered in person or by post to the Executive MBA Dean's Office at the Faculty of Management of the University of Warsaw, at ul. Szturmowa 1/3, building C, room C-115, 02-678 Warsaw.

Recruitment schedule

Registration deadline: from April 04, 2024 to  May 13, 2024.

Deadline for payment of the recruitment fee: by May 14, 2024.

Deadline for exams: from May 18, 2024 to May 25, 2024.

Deadline for announcement of results: May 29, 2024.

Acceptance of documents: from June 03, 2024 to June 07, 2024.


Tuition fee is payable per semester: PLN 54,900 and USD 8,000 (payable in PLN according to the average exchange rate of foreign currencies announced by the National Bank of Poland, applicable on the first day of the month beginning individual semesters of Studies):

  • the first semester until October 30, 2024 in the amount of PLN 19,900 and USD 3,000 (exchange rate of October 1, 2024);
  • second semester until February 28, 2025 in the amount of PLN 18,000 and USD 3,000 (exchange rate of February 1, 2025);
  • the third semester until September 30, 2025 in the amount of PLN 17,000 and USD 2,000 (exchange rate of September 1, 2025).