Course contents

Executive MBA Program Modules

Module 1: Business Foundations

Module 1 aims to create a solid foundation of knowledge about functional areas of business and their interdependencies.

Integration and career path planning (Integracja i planowanie kariery)

The aim of the session is to integrate a group of participants, make a diagnosis of their potential for cooperation and build a development plan for EMBA studies. Thanks to this session, it will be possible to build effective communication between course participants and to build teams working together in subsequent sessions.

Managerial Perspectives on Financial Accounting (Rachunkowość)

An analysis is made of managerial controls, the information needed for operation, and the manner in which accounting can provide information. Emphasizes accounting as a tool of management.
The course examines managerial accounting issues such as cost theory, cost analysis, and performance evaluation. Established managerial costing models such as absorption, direct ,actual and standard costing-and emerging issues-such as activity and strategic costing-will be studied and applied to management decision problems in manufacturing and service industries. Issues will be presented using problems and cases in a practical context.

Executive Leadership (Teoria Organizacji i Zarządzania)

A behavioral science course that develops and integrates fundamental behavioral concepts and theories of human behavior, perception, motivation, attitude formation, change, interpersonal interaction, and small group research.

Economics of the Firm (Ekonomia firmy)

A microeconomics course that includes an analysis of supply and demand functions, utility theory, cost analysis market structure, competition and decision economics of the firm.

Legal Aspects of Managerial Decisions (Uwarunkowania prawne podejmowania decyzji menedżerskich)

The legal environment in which business decisions are made is studied, including the legal system and the role of courts, government taxation and regulation of business, administrative law, anti-trust law, labor law and trends in the law that affect business policy.

Marketing (Marketing)

Introduces marketing management with special emphasis on strategic marketing as it relates to corporate objectives of growth and profits; analyzes customer behavior and market segmentation.; discusses problems in developing an integrated marketing program; and outlines the areas of price, channel, location, sales, and market development.

The Economic Environment (Otoczenie ekonomiczne firmy)

A macroeconomics course that describes the function of the economy from an aggregate point of view and the role of government policy in the economic environment.

Module 2: Managerial Tools

Module 2 is aimed at checking and enriching the main managerial skills: communication, making decisions based on rational statistical premises, connecting IT with business functions and processes and creating an adaptive organization that - thanks to leadership processes - is ready for changes.

Statistics for Managerial Decision Making (Analiza statystyczna w biznesie)

A study of the application of statistics to business decision making that includes dated analysis, elementary probability, statistical estimation, hypothesis testing and regression analysis.

Financial Management (Finanse przedsiębiorstwa)

Development of a financial decision-making framework for determining allocation of resources within the firm is studied, with emphasis on the analysis of capital investment projects, long-term source of funds, and short term financing problems.

Quantitative Analysis for Managerial Decisions (Metody ilościowe wspomagania procesów decyzyjnych)

Basic quantitative techniques used in the analysis of business decision problems are introduced. Topics include decision trees, simulation, queuing theory, and game theory.

Process Management (Zarządzanie operacyjne)

Study of the foundations and applications of decision-making techniques to production problems in the firm, with emphasis on production process, plant layout, scheduling, quality and production control.

Module 3: Strategic HR Management

Module 3 is of a specialized nature and is intended to convey the knowledge, competence and skills that are required from members of the top management of each organization and involve personnel management from the strategic point of view.

 

Strategic Personnel Management

Personnel management is on the one hand a set of tools concerning specific functions, from recruitment to rewarding, and on the other hand, it is a way to build strategic advantage of the organization. As part of the module, participants will get to - first of all - know the latter by using case studies describing the best organizations in the world.

Winning Teams

Management and team management skills are the basic element of the modern manager's workshop. As part of the course, participants will be able to learn new competences and skills, and to get to know the most effective tools for building and managing winning teams.

Strategic Leadership

Strategic leadership is the ability to stimulate, inspire and motivate to take on strategic challenges. Therefore, it is necessary to constantly develop your leadership skills, as well as to look for ways and methods effective for the various management teams with which the leader comes.

 

Module 4: Innovative strategies - integration of functions and skills

Module 4 has two goals: the first one is the integrated use of acquired knowledge regarding management as part of organizational functions and the second goal is testing those skills through simulation strategy game.

International Business (Zarządzanie międzynarodowe)

Cross cultural management and the relationship of a multinational organization to various host countries is becoming more and more critical in today's global economy. This course begins with the discussion of these relationships and international marketing has a basis for developing an understanding of today's international marketplace.

Strategic Management (Zarządzanie strategiczne)

Strategic planning and implementation at the executive level, and case studies of companywide situations from the management point of view; integration and application of material from previous cases are studied.

 

The Strategic Simulation (Capsim)

This course is used for integration of the knowledge gathered throughout the Program from various functional areas and to learn how to use this knowledge in practice. The modelled industry gives participants the perception of managing real company in the period of 8 years (rounds). In addition it allows for further development of leadership as well as teambuilding skills.

Networking Strategies (Networking)

The whole course has been divided into two functional parts. The first part course main purpose is to prepare MBA students for final presentations of their projects developed during MBA studies. The second part course main purpose is to prepare MBA students for real life networking and building their social capital during MBA studies and after completing the course.

The Art and Practice of Solving Complex Business Problems - Consulting Project (Sztuka i praktyka rozwiązywania złożonych problemów biznesowych - projekt doradczy)

This subject is developed in order to facilitate the development of the consulting project. It covers issues connected with organizational development as well as complex client-consultant relationships. There course is led by a team of tutors representing different fields: strategy, finance, negotiations.

Doing Business in…

It is an optional trip of a group of EMBA students abroad in order to gain new experience of learning and working in other cultures and business environments. The trip is extremely carefully prepared and includes classes at our partner universities and visits to companies that are representative for the markets visited. Usually our students travel to India, USA or Great Britain.