Kozminski University

Kozminski University

Kozminski University holds three international accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Only around 70 business schools from all over the world hold all three accreditations. The AACSB accreditation is awarded to such prestigious universities such as Yale and Harvard. KU holds the rights to award doctoral degrees in the following disciplines: management, economics, finance, sociology and law.

About University

Kozminski University, founded in 1993, is a private institution of higher education with full academic rights. The university has obtained Polish and international accreditations, as well as excellent results in global and national educational rankings which shows the high quality of its programs and services. Due to these qualities KU diplomas themselves have become coveted. The university’s offer includes various Bachelor, Master’s, MBA’s as well as Ph.D. programs. All of these are also offered in English. Since 2009 Kozminski University is classified in the prestigious educational rankings provided by the ‘Financial Times’ – Business School Rankings, which include the best universities from around the world. Moreover, for the past 16 consecutive years it holds first place throughout private universities in educational rankings published by ‘Perspektywy’ and ‘Rzeczpospolita’ and ‘WPROST’. Kozminski University also received a special distinction from the National Accreditation Committee in regards to management, administration and law programs. Kozminski University holds three international accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Only around 70 business schools from all over the world hold all three accreditations. The AACSB accreditation is awarded to such prestigious universities such as Yale and Harvard.

Kozminski University holds the rights to award doctoral degrees in the following disciplines: management, economics, finance, sociology and law. As the only private higher education institution in Poland, it has the power to authorize a higher Ph.D. degree (habilitation degree) in the discipline of management and economics. Also under the so-called parametric evaluation of research units within the field of economics Kozminski University boasts the highest first category ranking.

The educational offer includes: management (in Polish and English), management in virtual environments (in Polish and English), finance and accounting (in Polish and English), economics – international markets, law, administration, as well as social sciences in management: business and media sociology and psychology in management. Starting in the academic year 2016/2017 the university has created an elite law program called «Law and Finance».

The university has such faculties:

  • Administration
  • Economy
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Faculty of law

Campus and Facilities

Kozminski University is the sole proprietor of all the buildings on its campus. The campus spreads over a total surface area of 3.4 hectares and its buildings are comprised of: offices for academic and administrative staff, lecture theatres, classrooms, IT facilities, library, study rooms, meeting rooms, a fitness centre, a bookstore, a post office, photocopying facilities, student canteens and faculty cafeterias. 60% of all classrooms and lecture theatres are fitted with high class IT equipment and have access to networked computers equipped with audio-visual appliances such as monitors with plasma screens, visualizers, TV sets, video recorders and tape recorders.

The school now has 6 large auditoriums (each seating between 100 and 200 people) as well as 26 classrooms (seating 50 to 100 people) and 24 workshop classrooms (seating up to 50 people). Larger classrooms and all auditoriums possess audio-visual equipment. The school owns 5 seminar and discussion group rooms, as well as a Senate Hall (seating 120 people), 4 computer labs and 2 server rooms. The 4 cafeterias are available for faculty and students and are located on our premises as well as a bookstore, 2 photocopying offices, 5 coffee machines, a cash machine, a post office, 2 student organization offices and 3 guest apartments for visiting faculty members (including 2 double rooms and 1 single room). There are 98 fully equipped faculty and administration offices (equipped with computers, printers, telephones and faxes). Our parking facilities offer 400 places for students and 70 further places for our faculty and staff. The University also owns several sport facilities. These include 1 playing field and 2 sports halls. In addition it rents out a swimming pool, a sauna — and basketball and volleyball courts. Our main hall (600 m2) not only provides a proper rest area for students, it can also be used as an exhibition area. Book fairs, work fairs and art exhibitions are held there on a regular basis.

Although the University does not yet own residential facilities for students, those coming from outside Warsaw as well as international students can rent rooms in private flats throughout the city — a customary practice in Warsaw.

Library and Research Facilities

The Kozminski University Library is committed to being a user-oriented, electronic research library of high international standard. Our goal is to take the lead in IT.

The Kozminski University library is two stories high and has a combined work area of 1,263.5 m2. It allows free access to our book collection and contains 43 computer stands with library catalogues as well as booths for individual and team work. Computers and audio-visual appliances for the presentation of the multimedia collection are also included. Separate areas are devoted to magazine and journal reading, as well as an information laboratory and computer stands with Internet connection. These connections enable students to tap into world data bases as well as access economic publications in electronic form.

Because of its modern design, the Kozminski University Library can serve 200 people simultaneously. To date it has accommodated over 8000 readers. In the storage area, books are divided into a main book collection and student manual section (displayed according to numerous currens) with direct access to all reading areas. The whole collection contains 33,841 volumes, out of which 60% are in Polish, 39% in English and 1% in German, French and Russian. We subscribe to 353 journals, out of which 126 are foreign titles. We possess six full-text data bases such as: Ebsco, Proquest, Euromany and Factivia.

The library owns a computer librarian system (Patron) available on the Internet. Book searches are conducted according to author, title, issue, Universal Decimal Classification, and other criteria. The catalogue is found in the library’s computers and it is possible to gain access to this catalogue via the Internet. The library is dedicated to providing quality services to all its users. Library staff members remain open to new technologies and consistently seek to develop new networks whilst striving for the highest in international library standards.

The Sports Centre

Academic Sport Association secures student physical development and organizes various sporting events and athletic camps.

The University also owns several sport outlets. These include 1 playing field and 2 sport halls. In addition it hires out a swimming pool, a sauna — and basketball and volleyball courts.The Kozminski University ASA comprises 14 divisions: soccer, basketball,volleyball, swimming, tennis, table tennis, aikido, sailing, judo, twoevent competition, aerobics classes, Alpine skiing, golf and diving.

Additional Information

Program aims to prepare international students for further business studies conducted in English.

Duration: 1 year / 600 hrs

Subjects: English Language and subject of specialization (8 modules)

Required documents:

  • IELTS (>=6.5 points), TOEFL(>=87 points)
  • Recognition of the candidate’s high school diploma
  • Translation of a foreign High School Diploma into Polish or English

About Warsaw

Warsaw is Poland’s largest city and an economic, political, and cultural centre. The symbol of the city is the Mermaid, featured on the city seal. Warsaw is a bustling metropolis and features an unforgettable history. A city where a fourth of the terrain is covered by parkland and a city of culture for all tastes and budgets.

Warsaw is a mixture of relaxing green spaces, historic sites and vivid modernity. Discover the charming Old Town, Wilanów Palace and amazing Lazienki Park, where you can watch free Chopin concerts every Sunday during the summer. Experience a few of the dozens of interactive museums, including the Warsaw Uprising Museum, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Copernicus Science Centre. For exciting nightlife, visit the vibrant Vistula boulevards and upscale clubs.

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