1 Cracow School of Business at Cracow University of Economics with co-operation with St. Gallen Business School invite to take part in prestigious studies: INTERNATIONAL MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION European Multicultural Integrated Management Program Characteristics Requirements which arise in front of modern managers are higher and higher. They have to be effective, but this effectiveness is measured both by financial results and intangible assets, but also it is essential to build a good reputation and perception of the company among the clients (goodwill). Additionally, managers are required to have the ability to conduct a team and motivate their employees to achieve the best results. We need to remember that all these activities are increased by rising competition, globalization and internalization of markets. Only the managers who can use the integrated approach to management, including international aspects, will be able to manage their companies successfully. European Multicultural Integrated Management Program, International MBA is a specialist, managerial programme designed especially for the managers who are working in international environment. The studies programme, elaborated according to the latest standards, allows to know the ideas of global management, investment and finance, controlling, change management, leadership and directing of multicultural team, functioning of global organizations. Additionally, the participants of this programme have the opportunity to take part in managerial games and projects organized by the Cracow School of Business at Cracow University of Economics and SGBS e.g. Ogólnopolski Kongres MBA (All Polish MBA Congress), simulation and decision game Tees-6, Strategy Week Boston or Leadership Boston. This is a great opportunity to compare the achieved knowledge and gain new experiences. Partner of programme is one of the best schools in German-speaking area (Germany/Austria/Switzerland) and a leading school of management
2 in new St. Gallen Management Valley, where around 150 consulting companies are situated. These companies offer their services in the range of management of global environment. SGBS is a recognized institution in the region, which assures education services at the graduate and postgraduate level. Studies programme and duration International MBA studies are composed of four terms. During first three terms there are classes divided into thematic blocks. The fourth term is totally dedicated to writing the thesis. All thematic blocks are realized in English. The thesis is prepared in English. The programme consists of thematic modules including e.g.: integrated management systems, sales management, controlling, leadership, implementing change, financial management and human resources management in multicultural environment of labour. MODULES OF EUROPEAN MULTICULTURAL INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME I term 106 h + 24 h 1. INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT (SGBS) 2. SALES MANAGEMENT 3. STRUCTURES & PROCESSES 4. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 5. STUDY TRIP POLAND III term 66 h + 18 h 10. MULTICULTURAL HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 11. SELF MANAGEMENT (SGBS) 12. IMPLEMENTING CHANGE II term 88 h + 18 h 6. CONTROLLING 7. LEADERSHIP (SGBS) 8. ECONOMICS 9. STUDY TRIP St. GALLEN IV term 44 h + 90 h (thesis) Time for writing a Thesis 13. TUTORIALS (22 h) 14. BUSINESS GAME 15. DISSERTATION Disclaimer there may occur some changes in studies programme
3 Each module is divided into parts and led by academics of Cracow University of Economics, St. Gallen Business School and experts from enterprises who are engaged in a given issue in their professional work. Methodology of leading the classes The classes are conducted in various forms, which allows to understand individual business processes, to exchange experiences with other participants of the programme, to know the specialists opinions and the latest trends in enterprise functioning. Formula of the classes is largely focused on solving real business problems, courses in enterprises, study trips to Switzerland and Germany, cases and business games. Classes include: lectures, exercises, case studies, virtual decision and simulating games, fields classes (integration and training trip) in Poland and Switzerland, visits to enterprises. Lecturers Lecturers leading the classes on MBA studies in Cracow School of Business at Cracow University of Economics are excellent experts, academics and business practitioners from companies and public institutions. Academics from: Cracow University of Economics (Poland), St. Gallen Business School (Switzerland), Groupe ESC Clermont, Graduate School of Management (France), Seidman School of Business, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapid (USA), Xavier Lavour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur (India),
4 Business practitioners from renowned enterprises. Applied languages 100 % of classes are realized in English. English is required for all classes and is the language for writing the final thesis. Diploma Students receive one diploma having defended the thesis: issued by Cracow School of Business at Cracow University of Economics and St. Gallen Business School, plus a certificate issued by the Minister of Higher Education. What makes our MBA Program special? Value added, apart from the knowledge which listeners gain during the MBA studies, is building net-working and integration. The School meets these requirements by organizing numerous projects, which require active participation of students and alumni. The projects initiated by Cracow School of Business at Cracow University of Economics are: MBA CLUB, integration and training trips (in Poland, to Switzerland and Germany), MBA Congress an initiative, which aims at integration of a wide group of people whose professional development path is connected to MBA studies. It is also a possibility of an unusual meeting of the worlds of science and of business. I Ogólnopolski Kongres MBA (The First All Polish MBA Congress) was organized in 2005 year under the motto: New trends in enterprise management in modern world. The second Congress under the motto: MBA and challenges of modern business took place within of May The guiding principle of the 3rd All Polish MBA Congress of May 2007 was the
5 issue of leadership. 4th All Polish MBA Congress took place 6 8 June th All-Polish MBA Congres concerning Scenarios of Companies Success in the Times of Crisis took place within of May Detailed information about the Congress can be found on the website: All Polish (orientated to all MBA programmes) managerial simulating and decision game Tees-6. This contest is conducted in virtual world between managers running their own companies. Detailed information about the game Tees-6 can be found on the website of Cracow School of Business at Cracow University of Economics: Author's projects of St. Gallen Business School: Strategy Week Boston, Leadership Boston. The School organizes also open lectures, where well-known personalities from the business world, politics and science are invited. Lectures were delivered by: Mr Piotr Tymochowicz ICCE GREENPOL, Mr Grzegorz Winogradski Unimil S.A., Mr Claude Millette WSK-PZL Rzeszów S.A., Mr Mirosław Gryszka ABB Sp. z o.o., Mr Olgierd Meysztowicz Polidnus S.A., Mr Paweł Olechnowicz LOTOS Group S.A., Father Maciej Zięba Instytut Tertio Millennio, Kristian Hausken Statoil w Polsce, Jerzy Prokopowicz Fenice Poland Sp. z o.o, Bogdan Kilch Member of EU Parliament, Dariusz Fabiszewski IBM Polska. The School rewards to the best students. Every year the best alumnus of MBA studies receives the annual subscription of Harvard Business Review Magazine. The students have also the opportunity to take part in exchanges and research trips to universities which the School co-operates with. Recruitment Requirements A candidate must present a diploma of completion of higher studies and possess a proven record of at least two year at a managerial position. He/she should also submit two letters of reference.
6 Recruitement process Stage I: submitting the required documents: application, cover letter, personal data questionnaire (a blank sample questionnaire is available at Cracow School of Business website) 3 identity card format photographs, a copy of a diploma of completion of higher studies (the original to be shown on demand), additionally copies of certificates of attended training courses, letters of recommendation, diplomas, references, a proof of remitting the examination fee of 150 euros to the account: * the examination fee pays the candidate Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie BPH SA nr (payment in euros) * the examination fee pays the candidate s company Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie BPH SA nr (payment in PLN) in case a candidate has been delegated by his/her company, an MBA application form is required (a blank sample MS WORD format available Cracow School of Business website) Stage Two: entrance examination The entrance examination is modeled on American GMAT. It consists of 3-4 parts and it allows to assess candidate s proficiency in English, aptitude for logical thinking, ability to do mathematical operations, and ability to work under time pressure (a sample GMAT test is available at Cracow School of Business website, link Recruitment). Stage Three: the interview The interview is conducted by the recruitment commission at Cracow School of Business at Cracow University of Economics. Its main objective is to become acquainted with the professional background of candidates, their motivation and future targets. The School pays utmost attention to the appropriate selection of candidates.
7 Participation costs The cost of full MBA program amounts to euros. That tuition fee may be remitted in installments. The breakdown of installments is presented below: I installment (30 % of fee) 3000 II installment (25 % of fee) 2500 III installment (25 % of fee) 2500 IV installment (20 % of fee) 2000 Each installment must be remitted prior to the beginning of each semester. You are welcome to visit our website: