study mode: full-time programme
language of instruction: English
profile: general academic
duration: 2 years (4 semesters)
title: Magister (equivalent of Master’s degree)
main discipline: Management and Quality Studies
Second-cycle programme in Business and Finance Management aims to develop competencies necessary for the career in specialised and management positions in the management system, as middle and top level managers, analysts, advisers, and consultants in commercial or public organisations, as well as for operating their own business. Completion of this programme will prove especially beneficial to persons interested in pursuing career in organisations with foreign investment, both because of English as language of instruction and as a result of received training in navigating global socio-economic space. This programme has been prepared for graduates from first- and second-cycle programmes in the fields of management, economy, finance, from faculties of economy and engineering, law and administration, psychology, sociology, and other.
The programme is individualised by adapting its content to changing demands of social and economical activities and to student expectations arising from the changing job market. Current important economic problems and approaches to resolving them are integrated in the curriculum.
Information regarding Faculty
The Faculty of Management and Social Communication has the A category granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and was honoured for education by the State Accreditation Committee. The variety of fields of studies conducted by the Faculty makes this unit one of the best interdisciplinary faculties of the JU.
The premises of the Faculty of Management and Social Communication are located on the territory of the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the JU Revival. The Faculty is located in a modern building that consists of well equipped lecture halls, classes and computer rooms. Studies at the Faculty of Management and Social Communication are known for: exceptional research and didactic staff; unique fields of studies and original study programmes not available at other Polish universities; possibility to get a double degree thank to agreements with European universities; collaboration with the business sector; comfortable conditions for studying surrounded by the beautiful and green campus, UJOT TV television and UJOT.FM radio; various research societies which reflect the versatility of research conducted at the Faculty and its didactic offer. The study programme is offered by the Institute of Economics, Finance and Management, which is a part of the Faculty of Management and Social Communication. Students have access to the modern library of the Faculty the book collection is of which is constantly supplied with the newest books (in Polish and English).
Rankings, distinctions, accreditations
- Quality certificate of education of the Polish Accreditation Committee
- Scientific category A in the main discipline of Management and Quality Studies awarded to the Jagiellonian University in Kraków by the decision of the Minister of Education and Science
In the programme curriculum, you may find information about the subjects you will attend while studying this programme. The programme indicates which subjects are scheduled for each semester of the studies, which are mandatory, which belong to the group of elective subjects (so-called optional subjects), which of them end with an exam, and which do not. Each subject in such a programme curriculum has its syllabus, which is a description of what students learn within the scope of that subject.
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Time spent at the university is not all about education and class participation; it is also an excellent opportunity to develop hobbies and interests. Many research societies and student organizations operate at the Jagiellonian University, including faculty- and university-wide ones. These societies allow students to spend their free time actively, gain knowledge, develop their talents, participate in engaging, unconventional projects, go on research and team-building trips, participate in conferences, and meet fellow students outside the lecture halls. There are many student research groups at the Faculty of Management and Social Communication.
Students interested in the international dimension of studying can participate in a wide variety of exchange programmes, such as Erasmus+, Utrecht Network, bilateral exchange programmes, European university Una Europa, or the domestic mobility programme called MOST.
More than just studies
- Student online television UJOT TV
- Radio UJOT FM. Student, uncensored
- Student associations at the Faculty of Management and Social Communication
- Student Government of the Faculty of Management and Social Communication
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All about admission
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Admission to studies
Admission to study programmes at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System: irk.uj.edu.pl. If you have any questions related to admission, please contact the Admissions Office directly or visit the websites: welcome.uj.edu.pl and irk.uj.edu.pl.
Detailed information about admission to this study programme, including information on the method of calculating the result, qualification criteria, fees, deadlines, and a list of required documents are available on the Online Application System (IRK): irk.uj.edu.pl
Transfer from other university or study programme
Transfer from another university, including a foreign one, or change of study programme within the University is possible with the dean's consent after completing the first year of studies and fulfilling additional requirements established by the Faculty Council. For inquiries regarding transfer, please contact the unit responsible for the specific study programme directly.
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Graduates of Business and Finance Management are equipped with advanced, specialised theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of management and related, in particular about problems of enterprises and public sector institutions, and the value of their correct operation. Graduates can perform a critical analysis, interpretation, and assessment of phenomena and management processes in various scales, appraisal of environmental impact on those phenomena (processes), and they can prepare and execute managerial, strategic decisions. They can organise teamwork and be team leaders, as well as efficiently communicate, negotiate, and persuade, also employing their fluency in English. Graduates are well-prepared for pursuing career in specialised and managerial positions in the management system, as middle and top level managers, analysts, advisers, and consultants in commercial or public organisations, as well as for operating their own business. They are particularly equipped for undertaking employment in organisations with foreign investment.
Upon graduation from the Business and Finance Management specialty, students will be prepared for working as specialised managers of middle and top level in private sector and in public administration. They can pursue career as independent professionals, such as analysts or advisors. They will demonstrate knowledge and skills required for operating a business and the ability to navigate global socio-economic space.
Upon graduation, students are fluent in business English at C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, including specialised vocabulary from the field of management.
Further education possibilities
- Doctoral School, f.e. Doctoral School in the Social Sciences
- Post diploma programmes
- Second-cycle programmes
The study programme is conducted at the Institute of Economics, Finance and Management, a unit of the Faculty of Management and Social Communication. The Institute is located in the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the JU Revival, so-called the Third Campus, in Kraków’s district – Ruczaj. For more information, please contact:
ul. Łojasiewicza 4
30-348 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 664 56 82, 664 57 71