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Master’s in Business
January 27, 2011   
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A growing number of people in Poland are deciding to improve their qualifications by obtaining a master’s degree in business administration. Those who decide to pursue an MBA program are regarded as seasoned professionals who carefully plan their careers.

MBA programs are designed for people who know what their goals are and have a clear vision of how they want their careers to develop. MBA students are working people who already hold a master’s degree. This is an important rule and the prerequisite for ensuring that MBA stands for prestige and exclusiveness.

Those seeking admission to MBA programs need to have at least two years of professional experience and to display the characteristics of a good manager, such as interpersonal skills necessary to manage a company and the ability to define goals and come up with new projects. Some schools run psychological tests to check the interpersonal and managerial skills of MBA candidates.

Case studies analyzed during an MBA program require not only textbook knowledge, but also on-the-job practice. People with experience who have to solve problems and make decisions on a daily basis become partners in discussions. MBA program participants learn from their teachers, but also from one another.

Those who want to obtain an MBA degree in Poland can choose from among 52 programs in 14 cities, mostly in Warsaw, Cracow, Poznań and Wrocław. The most popular programs are four-term courses conducted in Polish and English.

An MBA program is a major investment at an average price of around zl.32,000, ranging from zl.6,200 for the cheapest program to around zl.100,000 for the most expensive ones. The latter are conducted entirely in English with some of the classes held abroad. The cheapest programs, in turn, comprise two semesters conducted entirely in Polish by Polish teachers and without any involvement from a foreign school.

The expense is worthwhile, as MBA programs are far from lecture-based studies. MBA students are not required to memorize formulas and instead they are presented with specific real-life examples through which they learn how to solve all kinds of problems they may encounter in their jobs. MBA programs translate business issues into practical language, teaching students how to solve a given problem rather than what theory says should be done.

Teamwork, case studies, data analysis and processing are the focus in MBA programs. Classes make use of unconventional teaching methods such as virtual discussion groups, management workshops and videoconferencing. One of the most remarkable teaching tools are strategic video games, which allow students to test newly acquired skills in the simulated environment of a real-life company.

A typical MBA program covers managerial accounting, corporate financial management, statistics, logistics management, strategic management, marketing and economics. The programs are frequently complemented with classes in ethics, the psychology of business and human resource management.

More than 1,000 people obtain MBA degrees in Poland every year.
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