Poland has been offering MBA programs since the early 1990s and executive business education in the country is still in its infancy. Nevertheless, Poland offers some solid options for MBA study, particularly on full time and executive level programs.
One of the major attractions of studying an international MBA program in Poland is the relative low-cost of its tuition fees compared to the rest of Europe.
More than 50 MBA programs are available to study in Poland, with 16 of these offered in English and other programs taught in German, French and Russian. Poland offers the full range of MBA programs, from executive programs to specialisations in consultancy, CSR and operations management.
Traditionally a destination of choice for Eastern European business people, Poland is becoming more and more popular with students from Western Europe and North America as its MBAs gain international accreditation.
International students from the EU can study an MBA in Poland without issue providing they fulfil the following:
However, EU students who are living in Poland for more than three months will need to register for a residency permit which is valid for up to two years.
In most cases, non-EU students will have to get a study visa in order to come and study in Poland. Your chosen university should be able to help, but you will need to speak to the Polish embassy in your home country.
Polish MBAs provide excellent value for money, particularly when compared to equivalent international MBA programs in Europe and North America. You should expect average tuition fees to range from PLN 30,000 – PLN 70,000 (£6,700-£15,000) for a two year full-time MBA program.
Poland’s economy has largely avoided some of the catastrophic effects of the global recession and actually saw growth of 16% between 2008 and 2011. However, youth unemployment remains a big problem in Poland, as the country struggles to repurpose itself as a service-led nation.
As with all EU countries, students from the EU can work freely in Poland, whether part-time during your studies or afterwards as a graduate. Opportunities exist in industries such as telecommunications, computer science and logistics, where your language skills matched with a Polish MBA qualification will be highly prized.
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