M.Sc. Finance and Accounting

Kozminski University

Tuition fee:
  • € 2,100 / Year (EEA)
  • € 2,100 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Students will get knowledge about advanced financial tools and techniques and develop skills of their application through workshops and real life case studies. Through the program students will be able to develop data gathering and analyses skills, communication skills and ability to use IT tools effectively.

The program of MSc studies is addressed to candidates who bind their professional future with accounting in the broad sense and selected discipline of finance, in which they want to specialize. Knowledge, skills and attitudes offered by the program enable effective functioning both in disciplines connected and not connected with business, during work for somebody and by oneself.

The graduate program is addressed to the following potential groups of candidates:

  • Alumni of undergraduate studies in Finance and Accounting

  • Alumni of undergraduate studies in related or close disciplines, such as: Management, Economics


  • Corporate Finance

  • Corporate Reporting and Accounting

  • International Anti-Money Laundering


  • Advanced knowledge of financial management, investment, and banking, based on case studies and active learning.

  • Skill improvement with analysis, investment planning, financial problem solving, and consulting.

  • Hands-on knowledge of global accounting standards and practices.

  • Skills in consulting, effective communication, and work as part of international teams.

  • Economic mechanisms at the micro- and macro- economic level

  • Proper functioning of an enterprise and financial institutions in a free market economy

  • Assessment of the current and future financial conditions of an organization

  • Market position and business entities

  • Laws and their relation to business practice

  • Professional and ethical standards used in solving problems in finance and accounting

  • Principles and accounting standards, both in domestic and foreign and international accounting operations

  • Preparing and interpreting financial statements and formulating useful conclusions based on them

  • Design of efficient accoutning systems, assessing the effectiveness of the accounting systems used in a vairety of entities

  • Implement ways to improve the financial condition of each entitiey, its restructuring and rehabilitation

  • Making the right choice out of the most favourable sources of financing

  • Identify risks in business, its measurement and management


  • A specialist in finance, financial analyst, or manager in organizations dealing with financial services (banks, insurers, mutual funds, broker services), international corporations or the public sector.

  • A controller, an accountant, an auditor, or an accounting specialist in a related field (professions that have proven to be resistant to the financial crisis). The program prepares its participants for work in both the private and public sectors.

  • A specialist in any department of a company related to finance and accounting

  • A specialist in Anti-Money Laundering and compliance departments of international banks


Core Courses
  • Business Analysis

  • Application of Statistics and Econometrics in Finance and Accounting

  • Research Methodology

  • The State, Society and Economy

  • Communication and Negotiation Skills

  • Leadership

Major Courses
  • Financial Law

  • Advanced Corporate Finance

  • Financial Reporting

  • Governance, Society and Accounting

  • Financial Instruments and Financial Risk Management

  • Advanced Macroeconomics

  • Corporate Valuation

  • Psychology of Financial Markets

  • Technical Analysis

  • Fundamental Analysis

Specialization Courses

Corporate Finance Specialization:

  • Portfolio Analysis

  • Innovations in Investment Project Appraisal

  • Excel and VBA Programming

  • Elective Course

Corporate Reporting and Accounting Specialization:

  • Advanced Methods for Performance Management

  • Advanced Audit and Assurance

  • Advanced Financial Reporting

  • Elective Course

International Banking - Anti-Money Laundering Specialization:

  • Compliance in Banking

  • Financial Crime Prevention

  • Anti-Money Laundering

  • Bank Asset and Liability Management


Admission for Master programs at Kozminski University is based on personal interviews.
Candidates who apply for a Master program in the same field in which they have previously obtained a Bachelor diploma are not required to participate in the interviews.

Possible interview dates will be published here in May.

Foreign Candidates are admitted with omission of the above mentioned regulations in accordance with the ordinance of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland of September 9, 2009.

  • Required documents

Application for full-time and part-time Master programs at Kozminski University must include:

  • original high school diploma or a copy issued by the candidates high school
  • Bachelor diploma including the transcript(if the diploma was issued before 2005 a transcript is not required)
  • 2 signed passport photographs
  • copy of the national ID or a Passport
  • CV in English
  • At least one reference letter
  • proof of payment of the admission fee (non-refundable)

Foreigners are additionally required to submit:

  • a certificate confirming proficiency in the English language (e.g.: TOEFL, IELTS, PEARSON, FCE)
  • copy of a passport and a valid visa or residence permit
  • general health certificate
  • copy of health insurance valid in the Republic of Poland

All documents issued in foreign languages should be translated into Polish by a sworn translator in Poland.

Documents can be submitted at the Admission Office on campus of Kozminski University, room D/126. Admission process for each academic year begins in May.

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