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 Master in Finance and Accounting program students will be able to develop data gathering and analyses skills, communication skills and ability to use IT tools effectively.
The program 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 - track with KGHM
The specialization offers an immersive and accelerated learning environment – one that inspires students to reflect and reemerge as professional financial analysts. Facilitated and moderated by experienced market practitioners, the specialization classes challenge the conventional knowledge and offer fresh insights into complicated business issues. As part of the specialization, students will be trained in cutting-edge techniques of portfolio and wealth management (including alternative investments), financial modeling, capital budgeting, and risk management. Kozminski University seeks to make the contents of the Corporate Finance specialization consistent with the CFA Candidate’s Body of Knowledge (CBOK). The ultimate goal is to enable KU students to start passing CFA exams while studying at the University.
Corporate Reporting and Accounting - ACCA track
The specialization offers a professional in-depth training in the techniques of financial reporting, audit, and assurance. The classes aim to provide students with relevant theoretical basis and practical skills necessary to meet the expectations of the highly competitive business environment. Students gain advanced skills of consolidated financial reporting analysis, financial performance appraisal, quality control, and transnational audits.
Recognizing the transformative role of experiential learning, Kozminski University constantly strives to achieve a perfect balance of theoretical knowledge and practice-oriented study solutions. This is where the feedback from the practitioners and wide business community becomes an invaluable source of new ideas and relevant evidence validated by everyday decision making. The specializations ‘Corporate Finance’ and 'Corporate Finance and Accounting' are partnered with Accenture, which is a renowned and internationally acclaimed leader in the domain of strategy, consulting, technological and operational solutions for business. Accenture’s managers participate in the Program council and provide trainings to our Master students in order to deliver an out-of-the-box perspective on complicated business issues. The best students will be invited for an internship at Accenture.
International Banking - Anti-Money Laundering - track with Citibank
Qualified anti-money laundering (AML) professionals are in high demand as banking institutions increase their focus on risk prevention. Regulatory requirements are constantly evolving, forcing the financial sector to constantly improve AML response systems. As a result, AML has become a new hot career choice for ambitious people willing to work internationally. The shortage of qualified candidates in the field remains an issue. Recognizing the growing development opportunities offered by the AML industry, Kozminski University and Citi Service Center Poland established strategic partnership aimed at training skills and competences necessary to successfully work in the field of AML and Compliance. Students are familiarized with the general framework of risk management in financial institutions, AML operations standards and procedures, receive relevant knowledge of international legal AML regulations, and learn about the responsibilities of Compliance officers. Classes are conducted by senior management Citi’s AML Operations Hub. Best students of the specialization will be invited to summer internship program at Citi Service Center Poland.
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
Application of Statistics and Econometrics in Finance and Accounting
The State, Society and Economy
Communication and Negotiation Skills
Advanced Corporate Finance
Governance, Society and Accounting
Financial Instruments and Financial Risk Management
Psychology of Financial Markets
Innovations in Investment Project Appraisal
Excel and VBA Programming
Advanced Methods for Performance Management
Advanced Audit and Assurance
Advanced Financial Reporting
Compliance in Banking
Financial Crime Prevention
Bank Asset and Liability Management
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
Weekend classes starting on Friday afternoon.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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Admission for Master programs at Kozminski University begins in May and 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.
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.
Application for full-time and part-time Master programs at Kozminski University must include:
All documents issued in foreign languages should be translated into Polish by a sworn translator in Poland.
Payment of the admission fee should be made to the following bank account:
PEKAO S.A. II O/Warszawa 20 1240 1024 1111 0010 1646 0637
Tuition per semester 8900 PLN - full time studies.
Tuition per semester 7100 PLN - part time studies.
The price in euros depends on the currency rate of Polish Zloty (PLN).
You can be accepted to Kozminski University on the base of Regulations applying to Polish Citizens Which will give you the rights to apply for a scholarship if:
2. Scholarship of Kozminski Foundation is available for every foreigner, regardless of their form of stay. In order to apply for this scholarship a student must meet both of the following two conditions: achieve a grade point average of at least 4.8 and be an outstanding achiever in the field of science, sports or organization.
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