Faculty of Management was established in 1972 as part of the University of Warsaw. It is the oldest management school in Central and Eastern Europe. Nowadays, it is one of the most respected management education and research centers in Poland and East and Central Europe.

The highest quality of education

The high level of education, scientific research, and internationalization of the Faculty is reflected in the rankings and assessments by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, as well as independent institutions dedicated to improving the quality of education. In the evaluation of scientific units, the Ministry of Science awarded the Faculty the category ‘A.’ The Polish Accreditation Committee, assessing the programs offered by the Faculty, gave high marks to the study programs. ‘Finance, Accounting, and Insurance’ received a positive evaluation, while ‘Management’ received the highest possible rating, distinguishing it.

In 2017, the Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) awarded the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw the EQUIS accreditation – one of the three most important accreditations for business schools worldwide.

For many years, the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw has been recognized in the international higher education ranking Eduniversal, which considers criteria such as:

  • internationalization of studies,
  • held accreditations,
  • membership in international scientific associations,
  • activity of staff in research,
  • and results of voting by rectors and deans of a thousand business schools worldwide.

In the latest 2022 Eduniversal ranking of the best business schools worldwide, the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw secured the second position in Central and Eastern Europe. The study programs offered by the Faculty also received very high rankings. In the recent national ranking of higher education institutions, in the category of ‘Management,’ the programs at the Faculty of Management at UW were recognized as the best in Poland, once again securing the first place and maintaining its longstanding position as a leader.

The Faculty of Management has been awarded 5 out of 5 ‘palmes of excellence,’ recognizing it as one of the best business schools. This is the highest category, placing it among the top business schools globally with a global reach.

To confirm the high quality of education in line with international standards, the Faculty of Management is currently undergoing the accreditation process with the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

For many years, our MBA programs have been accredited by the well-regarded Association of MBAs (AMBA), making them recognized in the educational market. The Faculty is a member of the Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN), as well as the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the European University Association. Additionally, it holds accreditation from the U.S. Department of Education (USA Federal Student Financial Aid Program).

The international recognition of the Faculty is confirmed by numerous distinctions and awards. In the “Perspektywy” 2023 ranking of fields of study, studies at the Faculty of Management at Warsaw University were ranked second in Poland in the group of economic fields in the “Management” and “Finance and Accounting” categories. In the Eduniversal Best Masters 2021 Ranking,

  • The Management program ranked 1st in Poland and 1st in Eastern Europe in the Marketing category,
  • The Finance, Accounting, and Insurance program ranked 1st in Poland and 2nd in Eastern Europe in the Accounting category,
  • The Management program with the E-business specialization ranked 1st in Poland and 1st in Eastern Europe in the E-Business and Digital Marketing category,
  • The Management program with the HR Management specialization ranked 1st in Poland and 2nd in Eastern Europe in the Human Resource Management category.
  • The Management program ranked 1st
    in Poland and 3rd in Europe in the Business Intelligence and Strategy category.
  • The International Business Program, an English-language program, ranked 1st in Poland and 4th in Eastern Europe in the International Management category,
  • The Global MBA program, conducted in collaboration with partner universities in China, the USA, and Germany, ranked 1st in Poland and 1st in Eastern Europe in the General Management category,
  • The Environmental Management program, conducted by the Faculty of Management in collaboration with the Faculty of Biology and the Faculty of Chemistry at UW, ranked 1st in Poland and 14th globally in the Sustainable Development and Environmental Management category,
  • The Executive MBA@UW program took 1st place in Poland and 1st place in Eastern Europe in the Executive MBA category.

The 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Management of the University of Warsaw

The numerous strengths of the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw contribute to its attractiveness and are reflected in the interest of prospective students in its offerings. Currently, the Faculty is the largest unit at the University of Warsaw. In total, across undergraduate, master’s, and postgraduate programs, over 5,500 students and participants are enrolled. The Faculty of Management has already graduated over 30,000 alumni, who leave its walls with promising employment prospects.

The Faculty’s inception dates back to the establishment of the Institute of Management at the University of Warsaw in 1972, located at Długa Street 44/50 in Warsaw. It was initiated by a group of distinguished Polish scientists who recognized the need to promote knowledge about management, train professionals, and conduct scientific research in this field in Poland. Among them were, for example:

  • Professor Zygmunt Rybicki, at that time the Rector of the University of Warsaw,
  • Professor Jerzy Więckowski, the first Dean of the Faculty of Management,
  • Professor Kazimierz Ryć, a distinguished economist who served as the Dean from 1999 to 2005.

In 1974, the Institute of Management at the University of Warsaw changed its name to the Institute of Organization and Management of the University of Warsaw and the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 1976, it was relocated to Służew, at 44/50 Szturmowa Street. Based on this Institute, the Faculty of Management of the University of Warsaw was established in 1977. The growing interest in business studies and the increasing number of students prompted the decision to expand the faculty’s infrastructure. The expansion and modernization of the initially occupied buildings included, among other things:

  • the construction of an auditorium capable of accommodating several hundred attendees,
  • adapting the infrastructure to the needs of people with disabilities,
  • the establishment of a full-sized sports hall.

The works in this scope were carried out between 2001 and 2006, and the funding for the investment came from the Faculty’s own resources supplemented by grants from the Committee for Scientific Research, the Committee for Physical Culture and Sport, the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, the Voivodeship Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, the State Fund for the Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and the European Union. Currently, the Faculty of Management not only has a modern headquarters but, above all, possesses significant scientific and educational potential.

Faculty of Management conducts bachelor and master studies on two majors taught in Polish language: Management and Management of Finance and Accounting. Following global standards, education is based on a 3-tier division of studies. Therefore, the offering includes 3-year first-cycle studies – bachelor’s degree and 2-year second-cycle studies – master’s degree. Graduates of bachelor’s and master’s studies are offered one-year postgraduate studies in several interesting specializations.

Bachelor’s studies for high school graduates provide an education program at the level of higher vocational studies.

Second-cycle studies are conducted with consideration for programs in various specializations, meeting the demands of the job market.

Currently, the master’s degree program in Management offers the following specializations:

  • Marketing Management,
  • Human Resource Management,
  • Innovation and Technology Management,
  • Leadership and Organizational Development,
  • Entrepreneurship and Startup Management,
  • Business Analytics. 

Among the specializations offered in the master’s degree program in Finance and Accounting Management are:

  • Accounting and Financial Auditing,
  • Banking and Insurance,
  • Corporate Finance Management,
  • Tax Advisory and Public Finance,
  • Capital Market and Investment Advisory.

In the second-cycle studies, there is also a program conducted in English – International Business Program.

Another English-language program at the Faculty is the unique Global MBA program, with classes held in four countries: Germany, Poland, China , and the United States. The program, undertaken by students from four countries, concludes with the attainment of two degrees: an MBA from the University of North Florida and a Master’s degree in International Management from the Cologne University of Applied Sciences. – zamiast Chin była “Republic Of Korea”.

In both of the above programs, classes are conducted with a significant involvement of esteemed lecturers from foreign universities and are recognized in reputable international business school rankings.

Another award-winning program in prestigious rankings is the Executive MBA@UW, accredited by the international association AMBA.

The Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw also offers several annual specializations in postgraduate studies, whose list and programs undergo continuous verification based on research results from the job market.

Cooperation with business and support from experts

The university prepares specialists capable of finding employment in businesses, as well as state and local government administrations, in the fields of marketing, finance and banking, accounting and taxation, human capital management, e-business, and real estate management. Polish companies, international corporations, and European Union structures are all interested in hiring students and graduates from the Faculty. The most renowned foreign companies operating in Poland, as well as professional headhunters, are actively seeking to employ them. Many graduates also choose to establish their own efficiently operating companies, thus creating new job opportunities.

Students’ entrepreneurship is stimulated during their studies through participation in practical application-oriented classes. University lecturers maintain constant contact with real management processes, providing advice to companies and organizations, conducting expert analyses, and further educating managers. Among them are architects of the new economic reality in Poland, including the creators of the Warsaw Stock Exchange and the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection.

During our many years of collaboration, the academic staff has acquired and perfected the ability to integrate multidisciplinary knowledge around issues of contemporary management. This integration applies to both research conducted at the Faculty and the teaching process. Each year, the faculty members publish hundreds of scientific papers and articles in professional Polish and international journals. Some of these publications are released by the Faculty’s Scientific Publishing House, established in 1996, where the quarterly journal ‘Problemy Zarządzania’ and the biannual ‘Studia i materiały’ are regular features. To achieve international dissemination of the faculty’s scientific achievements, the faculty has established English-language publishing titles, including the Journal of Banking and Financial Economics, Faculty of Management Working Paper Series, and the Journal of Marketing and Consumer Behaviour in Emerging Markets.

The promotion of research activities also takes place through the organization and participation in scientific conferences in Poland and abroad. Some of the international conferences organized at the Faculty of Management UW have already become cyclical; among them, we can mention: Financial Determinants of the Development of Economic Organizations (FUROG), Health Protection and Economy, and conferences dedicated to the IT aspects of management. The teaching experience of the faculty’s lecturers is recognized in foreign universities, where they conduct classes as visiting lecturers under scholarships and partnership agreements, participate in foreign conferences, scientific internships, or conduct their own research abroad.

International cooperation – 80 foreign partners

As a result of numerous signed cooperation agreements, in addition to faculty members, students at the Faculty also benefit, with many completing part of their studies at foreign universities. Annually, nearly 200 individuals from the Faculty of Management UW take advantage of the educational offer of partner institutions. This is a consequence of the Faculty’s leadership position among all faculties of the University of Warsaw in terms of the number of signed and implemented cooperation agreements with foreign universities.

Currently, the Faculty can boast of over 80 direct cooperation agreements with European universities under the Erasmus+ program, as well as numerous collaborations with universities in the United States, including the University of Illinois, University of North Florida, and LeMoyne College. Collaborations also extend to Asian institutions, such as Kyungpook National University in South Korea and Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian, China. The network of established connections is continuously expanding, both quantitatively and qualitatively, incorporating increasingly advanced forms of collaboration.

The highly appreciated educational offer of the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw receives recognition among prospective students, who achieve top academic results.

Open University Community

The university students, in direct contact with academic teachers, develop their research sensitivity and acquire and refine their professional qualifications. Simultaneously, the Faculty promotes comprehensive knowledge and organizational skills based on experiences from business practice. Practical competencies are shaped through the activities of scientific circles and other student organizations, such as the Student Council or the Career Office, which actively collaborate with representatives of the business world. Regardless of student initiatives, professional experience is facilitated through the activities of the Business Council of the Faculty of Management, serving as a platform for collaboration between the academic and educational environment and the practices of economic life at home and abroad.

The knowledge gained at the Faculty, supported by practical experience, builds a competitive advantage for students and graduates in the demanding job market. A testament to this is the fact that the average job search time for graduates of the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw is only 1.3 months.

Rich infrastructure and library

An unquestionable advantage of the Faculty of Management is also its infrastructure. It is located in three modern buildings in the South Campus of the University of Warsaw, equipped with, among other things, modern conference rooms for 350 and 180 people, lecture halls for 90 and 60 students, and numerous seminar rooms. Designers ensured excellent acoustics in the conference hall, comparable to concert halls, as well as the ability to use modern technical equipment, such as full air conditioning, professional sound systems, industrial television installation, booths for interpreters, and devices for using the Internet during meetings and lectures, as well as for television broadcasts. WiFi access is available throughout the campus.

The buildings of the Faculty of Management meet all requirements for adaptation to the needs of people with disabilities. Facilities include external ramps, special vertical lifting platforms, and sanitary facilities. Sports facilities have also been designed with consideration for people with disabilities. The full-size sports hall has seating for 170 people and a well-equipped sanitary facility. In the sports area, there are courts for volleyball, basketball, handball, tennis, and a fully equipped gym. All rooms are modernly lit and air-conditioned. The external illumination of the Faculty of Management buildings highlights their architectural features, and beautifully designed gardens in the campus area invite people to take walks and relax.

Employees and students of the Faculty of Management have access to a well-stocked faculty library with specialized books and journals from Poland and abroad. They also enjoy free access to online editions of the most reputable scientific publishers, including, but not limited to, ProQuest, ABI/INFORM, EBSCO, and many others.

On the premises of the Faculty, there are computer laboratories equipped with the latest technology and free internet access, as well as cafes and a cafeteria offering a diverse, always fresh, and tasty menu at affordable prices. Comfortable and cozy relaxation areas have been created for students to use during breaks between classes. Various snacks and cold and hot drinks are available in the buffets. Monitors located in central points of the Faculty provide the current class schedule, stock market quotations, and job and student internship offers.