Jedną z podstawowych zalet studiów jest stała wymiana doświadczeń z wykładowcami oraz bezpośrednio pomiędzy uczestnikami zajęć. Mniejszą rolę odgrywa w tym przypadku teoria. W trakcie nauki można zdobyć nowe kontakty, które z pewnością będą bardzo przydatne w życiu zawodowym. Sieć znajomości i powiązań w świecie biznesu jest bowiem bardzo istotna i niekiedy decyduje o sukcesie poszczególnych projektów. Zajęcia prowadzą zarówno Polacy, jak i wykładowcy z innych krajów. To bardzo pozszerza horyzonty, poznaje się bowiem przedstawicieli różnych kultur biznesowych i dzięki temu zyskuje nowe spojrzenie na wiele, czasem nawet najbardziej oczywistych spraw.

Monika Śpikowska
słuchaczka studiów Executive MBA w WSB w Poznaniu

Meetings
Executive MBA takes 2 years to complete. Meetings are held once in a month, on average, from 3 to 9 p.m. on Fridays, from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The curriculum is composed of 22 modules, each comprising a minimum of 26 class hours scheduled over a single weekend. 

Language

  • up to 100% of coursework is in English.

The teaching methods
The teaching methods used include: lectures, case studies, individual and group presentations, workshops and exercises,
simulation and computer games, personality tests, discussions, individual consultations.

Course materials
Prior to a session/meeting, the participants are provided, free of charge, with a complete package of course materials. The content is supplied by respective instructors and is specific to each course. Each pack includes:

  • a module description
  • the course leader’s career résumé

Depending on the course, the package may contain some or all of the following:

  • instructor-supplied content
  • digests
  • examples and exercises for self-study
  • case studies
  • readings in theory
  • legal acts
  • questionnaires
  • tests.

WSB University has created a collection of professional readings recommended by Polish and international instructors. Students can also use the WSB library and reading rooms as well as the Internet-based student portal called Extranet.

Extranet is the WSB Universities’ in-house communication solution – an internet-based platform that has been developed to cut down on red tape and streamline the flow of information to and from our students. Using the Extranet, students can be in 24/7 contact with their WSB University and, from wherever they are in the world, access such information as:

  • class schedules
  • tuition payment information
  • course materials
  • the library catalog
  • notifications of class rescheduling, announcements, and breaking news.

Administrative support
To make your study experience even more enjoyable and care-free, effective support from the cohort manager and the EMBA Program Office staff is available at all times:

  • Aleksandra Charyna – Aalto Executive MBA in Poznan Program Director
  • Anna Szyszka.

Comfortable facilities

  • All classes are held on the WSB University's premises
  • All classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia technology
  • The participants can use their personal computers in class and take full advantage of Wi-Fi connectivity.

Completion requirements
Class attendance is obligatory. Classes are designed to combine:

  • learning through direct contact with instructor-expert
  • intense cooperation with other Program participants
  • participating in in-class discussions and in group tasks
  • sharing one’s knowledge and skills with others.

Every module ends with a final written assignment, to be prepared according to the requirements and guidelines set by the instructor at the beginning of the course. Among the criteria they may evaluate are student’s involvement, individual and group presentations, group tasks reports, written case studies analyses, individual tests and written assignments.

Degree
To earn the degree, a student must successfully complete 20 modules and a business management project. Along with the degree award certificate, a transcript is provided detailing all modules completed and grades earned along with the names of module leaders and their home institutions.

In addition, Executive MBA program graduates receive a completion certificate of a postgraduate course in business management from the WSB University in Poznan. 

20 modules:

  • Data Analysis for Decision Making
  • Management Accounting
  • Strategic Management
  • Management Communication
  • Economics for Executives
  • Strategic Use of Information
  • Managerial Finance 
  • Strategic International HRM 
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Strategy Project Interim Presentation
  • Operations Management
  • Lean Management
  • Project Management
  • Global Marketing
  • General Marketing
  • Service Management
  • Managing for Creativity
  • Leadership and Change Management - Introducing Situation Smart
  • Capstone Module - Business Simulation.
Aalto Executive Summit
Aalto brings together participants from all of the hubs in the Aalto University Executive Education network. During a week’s stay in Helsinki or Singapore, the students complete one course module, meet local business leaders, and make lots of new 
business contacts. 

Off-campus module
The initial meeting is dedicated to induction and integration, and is therefore held off-campus. The WSB University covers all organizational expenses including meals and accommodation.

MBA Days
Anyone thinking of taking up the Executive MBA program can attend the trial classes called MBA Day. The free trial is a perfect opportunity to explore the detailed content of a specific module, find out more about the assessment requirements, take a look at the course materials, and talk with the instructor.

Networking
Networking with students and alumni of MBA programs is an unquestionable benefit of studying for the Executive MBA degree in Poznań. MBA programs in WSB University in Poznań has already been completed by managers from such companies as e.g.: Bank Zachodni WBK SA, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals SA, Hewlett-Packard sp. z o.o., Johnson&Johnson sp. z o.o., Kraft Foods Polska sp. z o.o., NIVEA Polska, Philips Lighting Poland, PKO BP SA, Siemens sp. z o.o., Unilever Polska SA, Volkswagen Motor Polska sp. z o.o., Wrigley Poland sp. z o.o.

Study Tour
Program participants can also take part in the MBA Study Tour to USA. The tour usually lasts 10 days and combines academic components with business practice. 

Graduation ceremony
Each year, the University holds an Executive MBA graduation ceremony. Attended by the schools’ authorities, instructors and honorable guests, the ceremony builds a pleasant and sublime atmosphere in which to confer the prestigious MBA degree on all successful graduates.