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Postgraduate, MBA and Doctoral Studies
Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (INE PAN)


Address INE PAN – Postgraduate, MBA and Doctoral Studies PKIN, 23 floor, room 2320 Pl. Defilad 1, 00-901, Warsaw, Poland
Tel. No. +48 664459327
Fax No. +48 22 6566431
E-mail address
Programmes Director Dr. Krzysztof Adamiec
Degree courses One-Year Master of Business Administration Program in English
Two-Year Executive Doctor of Business Administration Program in English
Type of course MBA: Part-time; during one academic year: four sessions to complete four modules (duration of each module: 5 days) and the fifth session – for the MBA thesis defence and graduation.
EDBA: Part-time; during two academic years: eight sessions to complete eight modules (duration of each module: 5 days). During the third year the participants are supposed to present a research paper. Those who intend to continue towards the PhD studies will use their research papers as drafts of their PhD theses.
Length of course MBA: one academic year (two semesters)
EDBA: two academic years (four semesters)
Partneship schools Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, Steinbeis School of International Business and Entrepreneurship
Date of commencement October 2013
Accommodation We offer assistance in finding a suitable accommodation solution.
Fees MBA:
- no application fee
- the entry fee - 100 EUR
- entire program tuition fee - 5300 EUR (may be paid in two instalments of 2650 EUR each, payments are due before each semester)
- no application fee
- the entry fee - 100 EUR
- entire program tuition fee - 12000 EUR (may be paid in four instalments of 3000 EUR each, payments are due before each semester)
Admission requirements MBA:
- BA/BSc diploma (not necessarily in economics)
- young managers, junior associates, deputy- and vice- directors of various units as well as those without much business experience (or with none whatsoever) are welcome to apply
- no proof of English proficiency is required
- MA/MSc diploma
- C-level executives i.e. Chief Executive, Accounting, Operational, Financial, Administrative, Technology and Information Officers of various firms and companies, from Board Chairmen, Heads of departments, Marketing and Financial Directors, graduates of MBA/EMBA programs, and others.
- no proof of English proficiency is required
Student profile 1. Ratio of Men / Women: one-to-one
2. Age range: 25 and older
Name of contact person Dr. Serge Pukas
Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Palace of Culture and Science, 23 floor, room 2320
1 Defilad Sq., 00-901
Warsaw, Poland
Tel. +48 22 656 64 31, cell: +48 664 459 327


About the MBA and EDBA Programmes

The Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (INE PAN), the most internationally prestigious and advanced Polish research center on economic and business studies, cordially welcomes applications from candidates who wish to pursue their business education on one of its programs taught in English: MBA and Executive DBA.

INE PAN offers an exceptional MBA Program. It provides sound knowledge of fundamental principles of operational management, finance, marketing, strategic planning and human resource management. It also capitalizes on the experience and expertise of Central European scholars and practitioners in the analysis of emerging markets.

Being aware of difficulties in combining challenging work with serious studies, the PAN Education Center has come up with a participant-friendly structure of the program, preserving at the same time its valuable and exciting content.

The Program is taught by members of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, and visiting professors and practitioners who have excelled themselves not only in having internationally recognized achievements, but also in passing their knowledge and skills to their students.

The following courses will be offered during the two semesters of studies within our MBA Program:

  • Corporate Financial Analysis
  • International Business Communication
  • Methods of Project Management
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Research and Writing
  • Globalization and Crisis
  • Legal Issues in Business
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • International Business Strategies
  • Human Resource Management
  • Contemporary Approaches in Economic Theory
  • Leadership in Business
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Company Valuation
  • MBA seminar

Field trips to such distinguished institutions as the National Bank of Poland and the Warsaw Stock Exchange are also part of the program of MBA.

Being the leading research institution in the field of economic studies in Poland, the Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Sciences is entitled to run doctoral programs and award doctoral degrees to those who have completed them. One of the programs it offers is the Two-Year Doctor of Business Administration Program.

For those who show inclination for in-depth scientific study and research there is a possibility of continuing education (for two extra years) which results in writing (under supervision of a chosen professor) a PhD dissertation and defending it. These additional studies allow one to earn the PhD degree in economics. Usually, program participants seek the certificate of completion of doctoral studies and the DBA diploma without subsequent writing and defending of the PhD dissertation.

The EDBA Program welcomes candidates who are interested in conducting some original research project in the field of business, management, finance, or international trade. In contrast to master of business administration programs, doctor of business administration programs lay stress on applying the gained knowledge and skills through carrying out an independent research project on a methodologically rigorous basis. Our EDBA Program has an edge over other similar programs in that we nurture, encourage and develop participants’ competences of problem-solving, cause-effect analysis, and strategic planning. We expect our graduates not only to proudly join international associations of DBA holders, or critically reflect upon their own business experience, but also enter a qualitatively new level of understanding of difficulties at their workplaces and have enough intellectual courage and acumen to see how these may be resolved.

During the two years of studies our EDBA Program will cover many fascinating topics and themes. Here is a list of them:

  • Advanced Marketing
  • Leadership: Managing People, Systems and Self
  • Approaches to Decision Making
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Business Culture and Communication
  • Strategic Management and Business Policy
  • International Capital Market
  • Change Management
  • Economic Policy
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Business Law
  • Finance in Theory and Practice
  • Political Economy of Globalization
  • Corporate Finance
  • Program Management
  • Finance in Theory and Practice
  • Marketing: Theory and Practice
  • Managerial Economics
  • Capital Markets Development
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • International Marketing and Brand Management
  • Selected Issues in Corporate Accounting
  • Strategic Thinking and Gravity Point
  • Knowledge Management
  • Negotiation Techniques
  • Company Value Management
  • Contemporary IT Technologies
  • Statistical Analysis and Research methods
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family Business
  • EDBA Seminar

All the courses involve homework and distance learning. EDBA delegates stay in regular contact with their lecturers. The structure of the Program allows for flexibility and for direct application of knowledge and skills, gained during modules, at work. You do not come to us to learn more, you come to overhaul your entire approach to doing business, to revise your fundamental principles regarding economic management, and find out how you can realize your new insights in practice, winning other people to your side.

INE PAN also runs a special cultural program for MBA and EDBA delegates. The participation in the cultural program is not obligatory. It is just great fun! The purpose of the cultural program is two-fold. The program introduces the delegates, especially international ones, to the history and cultural heritage of the Polish people. It also serves as a catalyst for helping participants get to know each other. In practice a typical module looks like that:



AM: delegate arrivals

PM: classes, module welcome dinner


classes, Polish language lessons


classes, meetings with Ambassadors, Directors of Chambers of Commerce, Polish businessmen, etc.


classes, cultural program (either city bus tour, museum visit, concert, etc.)


classes and departures

The cultural program will respond to the interests of MBA and EDBA delegates and will feature what most delegates find fascinating. What delegates will do within the cultural program during a given module will be announced at the module welcome dinner. It is also possible to split the group and organize two parallel cultural events so that everybody goes to what he finds most interesting.

Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (INE PAN)

The Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (INE PAN) was founded in 1980. It is a research institute within the Polish Academy of Sciences.

The Institute employs 40 scientific researchers. It is authorized to confer the academic degree of doctor and doctor habilitatus of economic sciences and to propose motions concerning conferring the degree of professor of economic sciences. The Institute's Scientific Council performs consultative and advisory functions and sets the course for scientific research. The chairman of the Scientific Council is Professor Jerzy Osiatyński. The Institute's Director is Professor Cezary Wójcik.

INE PAN conducts research in the field of contemporary economic theory, economic policy, analysis, forecasting and strategic studies concerning the Polish economy, analysis of the world economy and European integration, with a focus on their influence on the development of the Polish economy.

It carries out in-depth analyses and forecasts concerning the Polish economy and screens Polish enterprises’ economic performance (Pearls of Polish Economy – list of best firms) and their innovativeness (Report on Innovativeness of Polish Economy and The List of 500 Most Innovative Firms in Poland).

The Institute is a coordinator of Scientific Network “Impact Assessment of R&D and Innovation on Socio-Economic Development”. It publishes Studia Ekonomiczne (Economic Studies), and Gospodarka Polski – Prognozy i Opinie (Polish Economy – Forecasts and Opinions).

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