Please be informed this study programme is offered in Polish—to undertake this programme knowledge of Polish language at least at sufficient level is required and will be verified upon application. If you do not speak Polish you can enrol in one of Polish language courses offered by Jagiellonian University School of Polish Language and Culture. Full list of programmes in foreign languages you may find here: Programmes in foreign languages.
study mode: full-time programme
language of instruction: Polish
profile: general academic
duration: 4 years (8 semesters)
title: Licencjat (equivalent of Bachelor's degree)
main discipline: Management and Quality Studies
What to expect from the International Management Double Degree programme, which offers double diplomas? It is an offer for individuals interested in professional management, who like to work with others, who would like to open their own business (or who would like to improve their entrepreneurial skills). The study programme allows to understand issues concerning management, economy, law, IT, i.e. basic functioning of modern economic organisation, and learn two foreign languages: English and German. These studies provide overall development – including a better understanding of the modern economy, operating on the EU single market and functioning in conditions of globalisation. They also prepare for professional work. Half of the programme is carried out at a foreign partner university, thanks to which you will gain work experience in an international environment necessary in a modern globalised economy.
Our partner university is ESB Business School in Reutlingen, classified by international rankings as an excellent business school focusing on strengthening global influence. Students of this programme study for two years at the Jagiellonian University (Institute of Economics, Finance and Management) and two years at the EST Business School in Reutlingen. The sequence depends on the number of points received from the language entrance exam. They undertake obligatory traineeships lasting one semester at each university.
Information regarding Faculty
The Faculty of Management and Social Communication has the category A granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and outstanding rating awarded by the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA). The variety of study programmes conducted by the Faculty makes this unit one of the best interdisciplinary faculties of the Jagiellonian University.
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. Study programmes 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 at the Jagiellonian University 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
- Outstanding rating for the Faculty of Management and Social Communication awarded by the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA)
- Category A granted to the Faculty by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education
Programme curriculum consists of information regarding classes in which you will take part while studying at this field of study. The programme provides data on classes in particular semesters, which of them are compulsory or optional, which of them end with an exam, and which do not. Each class has its own syllabus – a description of contents of the class.
- Live and learn in Kraków
- Academic calendar
- Exchange programmes
- Academic Sports Association
- JU Student Government
- Safe Student
- Student Centre for Support and Adaptation
- Disability Support Service
International Students Office
Centre of Academic Support
Student Scholarships Office
Centre of Academic Support
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
From our students
Thanks to the international atmosphere and cultural diversity of these studies, I became sure that using foreign languages and meeting colleagues from various countries. The place of work would not be a problem for me.
The ESB Business School and International Management Double Degree programme allowed me to broaden my horizons, gain practical knowledge and meet great people from various countries. Time spent in Germany taught me how to work hard on personal improvement and independence and gave me lots of motivation for further challenges.
The possibility of obtaining a B.A. double diploma, studying at one of the best business schools in Germany and years spent in this country earlier made me begin these studies, which turned out to be a school of life for me. They allowed me to gain practical knowledge from experts and experience during traineeships at international companies and taught me self-discipline, independence and openness to work with people worldwide.
From our lecturers
Dr Anna Dyląg – coordinator of the Double Diploma in Management programme at the Institute of Economics, Finance and Management in 2009-2017
I sincerely recommend international 4-year B.A. studies in management "Double Diploma." The programme is organised with leading units in Poland (the Institute of Economics, Finance and Management) and Germany (ESB Reutlingen University). Students spend two years at each university. Each university takes first place in rankings, and the cooperation results in a great combination of tradition and a modern approach to management.
Prof. dr hab. Tadeusz Borkowski – initiator of the Double Diploma in Management programme at the Institute of Economics, Finance and Management
I cordially invite you to study at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Our university was established in 1364. Many students from Europe (mainly in the 16th c.) and later from the whole world studied here. This tradition should be continued.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Hoefer – representative for coordination of German-Polish studies with a double diploma
German-Polish study programme with a double diploma under the cooperation of the ESB Reutlingen University with the Jagiellonian University – one of the oldest and well-renowned universities in Europe – is a milestone in developing and realisation of the model of bilateral programmes in management, which is successful for 30 years.
All about admission
- Admission for programmes in English
- Admission for foreigners
- Admission for programmes in Polish
- Online Application System
- International Students Office
Centre of Academic Support
Admission to studies
Admission at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System (IRK): irk.uj.edu.pl. Admissions Office is responsible for the admission process at the Jagiellonian University. In case of questions regarding admission, contact the Office directly or visit websites: welcome.uj.edu.pl and irk.uj.edu.pl.
Information regarding admission to this study programme, including qualification rules, admission and tuition fee, schedule, required documents and information on final result calculation, are available on the Online Application System (IRK): irk.uj.edu.pl
Transfer from other university or study programme
Transfer from other university or other study programme is possible, with the consent of the dean: after finishing a first year of studies and fulfilling additional conditions described by the Faculty Council. In case of questions regarding a transfer, contact the unit in charge of study programme directly.
Centre of Academic Support
With the development and intensification of economic cooperation between Poland and Germany, the importance of transnational corporations and the creation of economic alliances in an international environment grows the importance of language competencies (Polish and German languages at a similar level + English language) and complex management competences. The International Management study programme allows understanding of management, economy, law, and IT, i.e. basic functioning of modern economic organisation. These studies provide students with overall development – including a better understanding of the modern economy, operating on the EU single market and functioning in conditions of globalisation. They also prepare for professional work. Students carry out half of the programme at a foreign partner university, thanks to which they will gain work experience in an international environment necessary in a modern globalised economy.
Further education possibilities
- Second-cycle programmes
- Post diploma programmes
What alumni say about us
Agnieszka, a graduate of 2016
Choosing the IMX studies was one of the most critical decisions. I could experience cultural differences and see how they translate to the organisation of courses and work, which was possible thanks to traineeships in two countries. I gained various experiences which shaped me and broadened my horizons. I learned how to work with others, organise time and make an effort to achieve goals. At the same time, I gained knowledge that helped me better understand international corporations' processes and quickly engage in work. It is worth mentioning the German language, which opens many job opportunities. My business German level is high after my ESB studies, allowing me to communicate efficiently.
Sebastian, a graduate of 2018
I heard about the International Management Double Degree programme by accident. The possibility of obtaining a B.A. double diploma, studying at one of the best business schools in Germany and years spent in this country earlier made me begin these studies, which turned out to be a school of life for me. They allowed me to gain practical knowledge from experts and experience during traineeships at international companies and taught me self-discipline, independence and openness to work with people worldwide. Studies at the ESB Business School were a great adventure and constituted an ideal preparation for a career in an international environment.
University in close-up
- Nature Education Centre
- Confucius Institute
- Jagiellonian Library
- Museum of the Department of Anatomy
Centre for Communications and Marketing
Offer for school
The following events are conducted in Polish – to find out about the offer for English-speaking audience, please get in touch with the organizer directly. Additionally, due to the current pandemic, some faculty and university events may be canceled or conducted in a form other than that described below.
We invite all schools to a series of meetings, "University Closer to you – trips to the Jagiellonian University." The purpose of the sessions as part of the tours is to familiarize students with our university's history through a broad educational offer (lectures, workshops, laboratory classes, etc.). The current program of the event is available on the organizer's website - Centre for Communications and Marketing.
The Jagiellonian Library allows you to visit the old and new parts of the building. The tour program includes presentations of information about the history of the Library and the building itself and a tour of the Warehouse Department. The offer of Collegium Maius consists of the "Traces of science" and "Traces of history and art" lessons as well as interactive online classes. We also invite you to familiarize yourself with the educational offer of: the Botanic Garden, the Nature Education Center, the Confucius Institute, and the Museum of the Department of Anatomy UJ CM.
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. The Institute is located on the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Jagiellonian University, shortly called the Third Campus, in the Kraków district of Ruczaj. In case of questions regarding studies, please contact:
ul. Łojasiewicza 4
30-348 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 664 56 82
Other programmes that may interest you
- Management—Business, Human Resources, International (Faculty of Management and Social Communication) – programme in Polish
- Culture and Media Management (Faculty of Management and Social Communication) – programme in Polish
- Human Resources Management (Faculty of Management and Social Communication) – programme in Polish