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Business and Finance Management (WZKS-E191-2SO)

(in Polish: Business and Finance Management, stacjonarne drugiego stopnia)
full-time, 2 years
Language: English
Candidates applying to this programme need to be holders of a higher education diploma (e.g. Licencjat) awarded in any field. The diploma needs to confirm their eligibility to undertake second-cycle programmes of study in Poland. For diplomas issued abroad of Poland, the diploma needs to confirm candidate’s eligibility to undertake studies on equivalent level in its country of issue. Admitted candidates need to have graduated from the declared study programmes by the time of enrolment.

Additional formal requirement
Candidates are additionally formally required to pass an interview verifying their command of the English language. Interview is considered passed upon earning at least 60% of points. Candidates who present documents confirming their command of English at least at B2 level are exempted from the interview and are automatically awarded a result of 100% from this interview. List of selected documents confirming the command of English, recognized at the Jagiellonian University, may be found here: list of documents.

Place and time of the interview
The interview takes place on the day specified in the admission schedule as dates of the “entrance examinations”.
Candidates are notified of the interview details individually through their OAS accounts by no later than two days before the dates in the admission schedule.

Qualification awarded:

(in Polish) Magisterium na Business and Finance Management

Access to further studies:

education in doctoral school, postgraduate programmes

Professional status:

Graduates have acquired a knowledge of the theory and practice of management and related sciences concerning the nature, principles and operational problems of organisations (business companies, public institutions, and state security organisations), and methods for the successful and efficient resolution of such problems. They have been trained in the skills of critical analysis, interpretation and assessment of phenomena and processes over a broad range of management levels, the assessment of the impact of the surroundings on these phenomena and processes, and the drafting and implementing of management decisions, especially strategic decisions. Graduates have the qualifications needed to organise teamwork and manage a team of employees, and for successful communication, negotiation and persuasion. They are qualified for employment as management specialists, senior and intermediate-level managers, advisers and consultants in commercial and public organisations, and to work as self-employed managers in their own businesses. Graduates have the qualifications necessary to undertake research projects and to go on to a third-cycle (doctoral) programme of study.

Access requirements

ATTENTION: this information may be not up to date. Valid admission requirements can be found on www.erk.uj.edu.pl

an average grade for first-cycle programmes, degree of licencjat

Teaching standards

ATTENTION: this information may be not up to date. Valid admission requirements can be found on www.erk.uj.edu.pl

Graduates who complete the programme of study have acquired the learning outcomes specified in Resolution No. 34/III/2012 adopted by the Senate of the Jagiellonian University on 28th March 2012 on the introduction of learning outcomes for particular fields of study conducted at the Jagiellonian University as of the 2012/2013 academic year, with later amendments. Graduates hold the following qualifications as regards knowledge, skills, and social competences: KNOWLEDGE Knowledge of the theory of organisation and management, and of the currently leading concepts and instruments of co-operation and competition between economic systems and organisations. Ability to identify the basic economic doctrines, familiarity with a broad scope of the terminology of the economic and social sciences.Knowledge of the nature, dynamics, and outcomes of contemporary social, environmental, economic, and political phenomena, and their potential relations. Appreciation of the significance of sustainable economic growth, and of social responsibility in business; knowledge of the factors impacting on the economic advancement of selected regions, countries, and institutions, and the differences in their respective levels of advancement. Knowledge of selected aspects of the contemporary achievements in business psychology and the sociology of organisation, and their applicability to practical problems in management, with special consideration of motivation, leadership, and teamwork, negotiation, and social impact. Knowledge of the foundations of scientific research methodology, selected advanced statistical and econometric methods, and IT instruments for data collection, analysis, and presentation. Knowledge of the principal EU provisions, directives, and recommendations regulating the operation of selected sectors and the single European market. Knowledge of the principles and significance of enhancement, restructuration, and innovation processes in organisations. Knowledge and appreciation of the fundamental concepts in the protection of industrial property and copyright, and of the need for intellectual resources management. Knowledge of the general and particular principles for the establishment and development of business enterprises of various types. SKILLS Ability to apply his/her knowledge of a specific area of Management Studies and related disciplines associated with his/her specialisation in his/her professional and/or specialised academic activities. Ability to conduct independent economic and/or social activities in a selected sector. Ability to conduct in-depth observations of phenomena in an organisation and its environment. Ability to formulate research issues for the analysis of selected complex processes in an organisation, the national economy, and on the international and global scales. Ability to select appropriate methods and instruments for the resolution of practical problems in management. Ability to model and predict the development of selected processes in an organisation or institution, using advanced econometric methods and IT tools. Ability to design and (within a defined scope) apply devices and procedures to measure a business enterprise’s or organisation’s achievements. Ability to integrate knowledge from a range of related disciplines to manage the changes occurring in an organisation and create innovative solutions to its problems. Ability to contribute to strategic decision-making processes, and to suggest procedures to resolve problems using selected advanced diagnostic methods and making a critical assessment of potential variants in an organisation’s strategy. Knowledge of auditing methods and the related skills applicable in selected areas of a business enterprise; ability to apply selected norms and standards for planning, organising, motivating, and controlling (work, quality etc.), also on an integrated level. Ability to apply the provisions of national and European legislation on economic and social activity to explain and justify his/her specific decisions and operations. Ability to manage and make appropriate choices in human, material, financial, and IT resources for efficient and successful management. Familiarity with the basic strategies of negotiation. Ability to write typical papers on Management Studies in Polish and in a foreign language. Foreign language proficiency in business terminology at least at the intermediate level. SOCIAL COMPETENCES Qualified to set up and contribute to the work of interdisciplinary teams in and outside his/her organisational environment. Appreciation of the managerial, social, economic, political, and environmental aspects of his/her activities. Communication skills for activities in and outside his/her organisational environment; and ability to disseminate his/her knowledge to non-specialists in Management Studies. Ability to conduct a debate or discussion, deliver a presentation, and pursue negotiations; appreciation of the need for adaptation in international environments, especially in European enterprises and institutions. Appreciation of the importance of further education and the enhancement of his/her professional skills individually, within his/her team, and in the organisation, in the context of European integration and globalisation. Appreciation of the specific nature of decision-making in crisis situations on the micro and macro scales. Appreciation of the need to observe and promote an ethical attitude and social sensitivity, also in his/her duties in an organisation and in society at large.

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