Organization and structure of the program

The Executive MBA Program lasts 2 years (4 semesters) and the courses are realized in a form of weekend sessions (only Saturdays and Sundays). There are about 10 weekend sessions in each semester. The full educational cycle covers two consecutive academic years. To successfully complete the Executive MBA Program and earn a master’s degree a student needs to pass all the courses scheduled in the program and defend a master’s thesis to the end of the 4th semester. The graduation ceremony crowns the completion of the Executive MBA Program. During the ceremony the students are presented with their diplomas by the President or Vice-President of Wrocław University of Economics, Dean or Vice-Dean of Faculty of Management, Computer Science and Finance, and Director of Executive MBA Program.

The particular courses are conducted in various didactic forms: lectures, tutorials, laboratories, seminars, workshops.

Semester 1.

  • - Managerial Economics
  • - Management
  • - Managerial accounting
  • - Digital transformations & innovations
  • - Organizational & managerial behavior
  • - Quantitative methods
  • - Legal foundations for business
  • - Project management
  • - Business English

  • It covers 9 obligatory courses realized in 176 didactic hours.
  • The schedule for semester 1 includes an away integration sessions run outside the city and university’s campus.

Semester 2.

  • - Macroeconomic analysis
  • - Quality management
  • - Marketing strategies
  • - Operations and logistics management
  • - Strategic management
  • - Scientific research methodology
  • - Strategic HRM
  • - Corporate finance
  • - Business English

  • It consists of 9 obligatory courses covering 176 didactic hours
  • In semester 2 we offer classes which prepare participants for conducting scientific research that responds both to the professional requirements of managerial staff and students’ needs in drawing up their master theses which close the educational process within the Executive MBA Program. At the end of the semester students choose 4 elective courses and a supervisor of master’s thesis according to their own interests. The selected courses will be delivered in semester 3 and the master seminars with supervisors will be realized in semesters 3 and 4.

Semester 3.

  • - Business game
  • - Change management
  • - Innovation & entrepreneurship in business
  • - Business ethics and CSR
  • - Master project seminar
  • - 4 x Elective course

  • It is composed of 5 obligatory courses and 4 elective course which altogether amount to 148 didactic hours
  • In semester 3, apart from the obligatory courses, the students have to pass 4 electives – in accordance with own declaration made at the end of semester 2. Master project seminar also appears in this semester and it aims at supporting students in preparation of their master theses. Master project seminars are realized in a mode of individual appointments or scheduled meetings with a professor that supervises your master’s thesis. The curriculum comprises a business game as well. Its goal is to integrate and apply the managerial knowledge and skills acquired by the students so far into practice. At the end of semester 3 the students choose 4 other elective course that they will study in semester 4.

Semester 4.

  • - Business negotiations
  • - International business
  • - Organizational leadership
  • - Strategic business game
  • - Master project seminar
  • - 4 x Elective course

  • There are 5 obligatory courses and 4 electives in its structure and they are realized altogether within 124 didactic hours
  • In semester 4, apart from the obligatory courses, the students have to pass 4 other elective courses – in accordance with own declaration made at the end of semester 3. Moreover, similarly to semester 3, students work on their master theses under the individual care of supervisors. There’s a strategic business game that appears in the schedule as well. It integrates the managerial knowledge and skills acquired by students at the advanced level and its main goal is to facilitate a simulative application in which that knowledge and skills are tested.

Exemplary elective courses conducted in the past years

  • - Business competitiveness
  • - Global business networks
  • - Managing capital groups
  • - Managing international teams
  • - Lean management
  • - Motivating employees to work
  • - Financial planning
  • - Financial forecast in business
  • - Global talent management
  • - Efficiency in management
  • - Effective communication
  • - Psychoanalysis of organization – power, struggle, dependence
  • - Exerting social influence
  • - Process excellence
  • - Project management in practice
  • - Strategic controlling
  • - Small business management
  • - Measuring and managing the value of the firm
  • - Practical approach to financial risk management