Studies in English

International Business

At AFMKU we prepare you to face present and future challenges in the international business world. Through our unique learning environment and state-of-the-art facilities, you can gain knowledge, skills and experiences to stand out from the crowd in your future career. International Business is a first- and second-cycle programmes run by the Faculty of Law, Administration and International Relations.

The courses are conducted by the Polish as well as foreign visiting lecturers. Students get an opportunity to study over 30 courses including such standard subjects as Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, IT, International Political Relations, Sociology, Mathematics, Law, Accounting, International Trade, Statistics, Marketing or Intercultural Communication in Business and Management. The programme of studies also involves a pertinent four-week practical training. Upon the completion of studies, graduates receive Bachelor diplomas issued in accordance with the Bologna Process.

Recruitment:
16.05-30.09.2022

Level:
1st & 2nd cycle studies

Mode:
full-time studies

Duration:
6 (1st), 4 (2nd) semester

1st cycle studies

At AFMKU we prepare you to face present and future challenges in the international business world. Through our unique learning environment and state-of-the-art facilities, you can gain knowledge, skills and experiences to stand out from the crowd in your future career. International Business is a first-cycle programme run by the Faculty of Law, Administration and International Relations.

The courses are conducted by the Polish as well as foreign visiting lecturers. Students get an opportunity to study over 30 courses in 3 years (6 semesters) including such standard subjects as Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, IT, International Political Relations, Sociology, Mathematics, Law, Accounting, International Trade, Statistics, Marketing or Intercultural Communication in Business and Management. The programme of studies also involves a pertinent four-week practical training.
Upon the completion of studies, graduates receive Bachelor diplomas issued in accordance with the Bologna Process.

2nd cycle studies

The specialization path of international business in master’s studies is carried out for 4 semesters and leads to obtaining a master’s degree. As part of the master’s program in the international business specialization path, students gain knowledge in the field of (incl.):

  • Development Economics
  • International Economic Transactions
  • International Financial Markets
  • EU Economic Law
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Global Logistics
  • International Business Strategy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility in International Business
  • International Human Resource Management

The aim of the education process is to acquire the skills needed to conduct international business activities as well as the ability to critically analyse international political and economic processes and competences that allow to develop the understanding of social reality, decision-making and acting with the awareness of the consequences associated with these choices in the field of widely understood political and economic international cooperation.

The general knowledge acquired in the course of studies allows graduates of the specialization path of international business to work in state institutions and organizations dealing with economic cooperation with foreign countries as well as in the European Union, international organizations and diplomatic outposts. The studies prepare for conducting business in the integrating world.

Application process

In order to apply for International Business Studies at Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University the foreign candidate with a secondary school leaving certificate from the country which has signed the agreement regarding the recognition of certificates with Poland submits the following documents:

1st cycle studies

  • A complete application form (available upon electronic registration):
    e-Recruitment
  • Secondary School Exam and a certificate issued by The Board of Education that confirms the equality of foreign diploma with Polish ones *,**.
  • Sworn translation of the diploma done by a sworn translator who is included in the sworn translators’ list of the Ministry of Justice, or of the Consul of Poland in the country where the diploma was issued.
  • ID card or passport (foreigners) – with the original document to be presented upon request; notarized copy in case of using the power of attorney
  • One colour current photos (size 35×45mm, the whole profile of mace must be shown, without accessories, earrings and headgear, on a bright background)
  • Language diploma or certificate which confirms level of English at required level. In the case of lack of language diploma or certificate, positive result of placement test guarantees the admission
  • Copy of the birth certificate with translation (concerns foreigners)
  • Recruitment fee payment;

* It doesn’t apply to the candidate from the country included in international agreements;
** After fulfilling demanded formalities, recognition of the certificate can be done by The Board of Education appropriate for the student’s place of residence in Poland, or by the Provincial Department of Education in Krakow (due to the location of Krakow University); IB (International Baccalaureate) and EB (European Baccalaureate) diplomas don’t need recognition.

2nd cycle studies

  • A complete application form (available upon electronic registration):
    e-Recruitment
  • The diploma of higher education *, **, ***.
  • Sworn translation of the diploma done by a sworn translator who is included in the sworn translators’ list of the Ministry of Justice, or of the Consul of Poland in the country where the diploma was issued
  • ID card or passport (foreigners) – with the original document to be presented upon request; notarized copy in case of using the power of attorney
  • One colour current photos (size 35×45mm,the whole profile of mace must be shown, without accessories, earrings and headgear, on a bright background)
  • Language diploma or certificate which confirms level of English at required level. In the case of lack of language diploma or certificate, positive result of placement test guarantees the admission.
  • Copy of the birth certificate with translation (concerns foreigners)
  • Recruitment fee payment;

* a certificate from your home University that confirms your ability to continue studiesin the country where the diploma was issued (unless this information is includes in the diploma’s content;
** the opinion or certificate of the Ministry of Higher Education which confirms accreditation of the university, which issued the diploma;
*** the certificates mentioned above don’t apply to the candidates from the countries included in international agreements.

Please note!
The candidate with a secondary school leaving certificate from the country which does not have an agreement regarding the recognition of certificates with Poland submits the same above-mentioned documents, but the secondary school leaving certificate in addition has to undegro a recognition process through the ‘nostrification’ procedure. Confirmation of the fact that the certificate is in the process of recognition also has to be submitted, too.

‘Nostrification’ of secondary school leaving certificates
According to the Polish regulations, a school certificate obtained abroad in a country that does not have an agreement on recognition of certificates with Poland has to be validated in the country in which it was issued and then presented to the kuratorium oświaty (local educational authority) in Poland, which is responsible for the nostrification

The English language qualification
The prospective candidate is required to have the ample knowledge of the English language, which will have to be confirmed with one of the following language certificates in order to be enrolled for the studies without the necessity to undergo entrance language examination at the Krakow University

List of diplomas, certificates proving knowledge of foreign language:


It is advised to start the procedure at least four months before the deadline especially if the candidate requires a student visa since it may take up to three months before it is issued.

The decision concerning admission for the studies upon the analysis of the candidate’s documentation is undertaken by the Faculty Recruitment Commission. The candidate admitted for studies is required to cover the registration fee and tuition fee.

Cost of studies – academic year 2022/23

Recruitment fee: 85 PLN (100 PLN is paid by those candidates who take the English language examination confirming their B2 level knowledge);
Registration fee: 400 PLN;

1st cycle studies – tuition fee per semester: 3750 PLN
2nd cycle studies – tuition fee per semester: 3750 PLN

Recruitment fee Bank transfer to:
account name: Krakowska Akademia im. Andrzeja Frycza Modrzewskiego
at: PKO Bank Polski SA (PKO BP)
account number IBAN: PL 95 1020 2892 0000 5102 0636 7231
BIC (SWIFT): BPKOPLPW
title: recruitment fee – International Business, [YOUR NAME and SURNAME]
THE RECRUITMENT FEE SHOULD BE PAID IN POLISH CURRENCY (PLN) ONLY!

Registration fee and tuition fee are paid to an individual bank account of a candidate (admitted to studies).

ADMISSIONS OFFICE

Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University
Admissions Office
Gustawa Herlinga-Grudzińskiego 1
30-705 Kraków, Poland

building C, ground floor

e-mail: rekrutacja (at) afm.edu.pl

phone no.: (+48) 12 252 44 00

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