The International Management Center at The University of Warsaw

The International Management Center was established in 1990 at the University of Warsaw in order to pursue three distinctive goals:

  • Design and offer the Master of Business Administration Program, a comprehensive program of management education, one of the first such programs in Eastern and Central Europe,
  • Provide short executive courses designed to meet the needs of particular types of Polish organizations, and
  • Establish and maintain close working relationships with top business schools in the USA and Western Europe.

The International Management Center at the School of Management, University of Warsaw; 4 Nowy Świat St., Warsaw

The Executive MBA Program offered through the International Management Center (IMC) at the University of Warsaw was established in 1991-1992 with the cooperation of the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign.
In 1991, after extended preparation, the University of Illinois and the University of Warsaw signed an agreement to develop and cooperate on a joint Master of Business Administration Program (MBA) that would:

  • Meet the demanding standards of world-class business education,
  • Ensure a lasting impact on Polish business education, and
  • Create a replacable experience.

Our Executive MBA program was one of the first MBA programs in Poland. The program was funded from private US sources (Ford and Mellon foundation grants) and USAID support. The MBA program was chosen as a platform for cooperation because it is the world standard of comprehensive managerial education that joins academics and practice.  Short courses or executive development programs, while complementary to an MBA degree, are not substitutes for the comprehensive management education offered in an MBA program.

Twenty four cohorts of students have already graduated (the 25th and the 26th cohorts are studying now). The program is very highly ranked in both Poland and the US. Our graduates are employed in top management positions at leading Polish and international companies. The program has set the standard in Poland for management training.


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


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

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

International Management Center

1/3 Szturmowa Street
02-678 Warsaw, POLAND

tel/fax: +48 22 625 32 83
e-mail: [email protected]