At the university, first-cycle (bachelor) studies are conducted, which – in accordance with the concept of the European Higher Education Area – constitute a basic segment of higher education, enabling the completion of complementary master’s studies and doctoral studies. The aim of the first-degree studies, however, is above all to obtain the appropriate qualifications, conditioning the acquisition of a particular profession, corresponding to the needs of the labor market. Second-cycle studies, ie master’s studies, are complementary and are more focused on the methodology proper to scientific research.
The studies are conducted in three directions:
1. Management (five professional specialties)
2. Finance and accounting (four professional specialties)
3. Information technology and econometrics (five professional specialties)
The schedule of didactic classes, in each of the faculties, consists of two main program blocks, taking into account the substantive and methodical sequence of objects.
The first one – covering basic and major subjects, carried out in semesters I, II and III, is a program common to all specialties.
The second block, being a specialization program, is implemented in semesters IV, V and VI (for IT also on the VII).
The program of each block includes compulsory subjects and elective courses that meet individual interests and predispositions of students. Studies in each specialty are underpinned by an expanded program of foreign language teaching and humanistic content in the fields of philosophy, sociology, art history and journalism.
After obtaining all the credits and passing all the exams provided for in the study plan, as well as after completing the professional practice and submitting the diploma thesis, the students take the diploma exam (defense of the diploma thesis). A positive result of the diploma exam means completion of studies.
Due to the fact that the plan and program of studies are adapted to ministerial standards, graduates may undertake supplementary master’s studies, based on relevant agreements concluded with Kraków’s academic colleges as well as with universities in England, Ireland, Denmark, Germany and the USA. Thanks to this, they have the opportunity to obtain diplomas of two universities, in the field of various fields and specialties, which today is practically a European norm. For those interested, on the other hand, they organize on-site masters through cooperation with another university.