In 2020 Kozminski University was ranked 20th in the world in the Global Masters in Finance Ranking published by "Financial Times". It is the only university ranked from Central and Eastern Europe.
The Master's Programme in Finance and Accounting is designed in close cooperation with practitioners - representatives of companies and financial institutions. It delivers in-depth specialized knowledge and develops skills of analyzing complex business problems through combining financial and accounting information with knowledge from other areas.
This Programme is designed for motivated and passionate people with a clear vision of pursuing top international careers in finance.
You shall join the ranks of our Alumni who are respected leaders in investment and commercial banking, private equity and brokerage firms, consulting companies, treasury departments, regulatory authorities etc.
Graduates receive a Master in Finance and Accounting diploma. Additionally they get a diploma's supplement stating which major the student finished.
1 - BE PART OF A TOP FT RANKED MASTER IN FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING PROGRAM
Check why the "Financial Times" ranking is crucial for the development of your future career HERE.
2 - CHOOSE AN OUTSTANDING DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAM WITH OUR INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS!
Receive two diplomas of highly esteemed European universities.
3 - CHOOSE YOUR OWN PATH OF SELF DEVELOPMENT
Choose between 3 unique majors depending on your preferences: Corporate Finance (CFA approved), Corporate Reporting and Accounting (ACCA certified), or International Banking
4 - LEARN FROM THE BEST!
Meet top tier strategic partners who assure programs alignment with job market expectations and discuss the latest trends and your career opportunities during workshops. Today these are Citibank Europe PLC, Accenture Operations, KPMG and Santander Investment Bank!
Partners of the program
The Programme is actively supported by industry strategic partners, who assure that the curriculum stands to the current requirements of the labour market. Today these are Citibank Europe PLC, Accenture Services Ltd, KPMG and Santander Investment Bank. Each of our partners is actively engaged in shaping and directing the study process by participating in the Programme Council and thereby, bringing invaluable input to the contents of the course, organizing guest lectures facilitated by experienced senior management and providing internship and full-time job opportunities to our students. Assuring that the study process is closely intertwined with practical experience, gives our students a competitive edge and provides a dynamic start to their careers.
Double Degree Programs
During the course of study, students of the Master in Finance and Accounting Programme have the opportunity to go on their second year to one of our partner universities for a so-called double degree program, thanks to which they will receive not only the diploma of Kozminski University, but also from our partner university!
Thanks to the double degree programs you will be able to gain a diploma of a renowned university by spending just a part of your studies with no increase to your study or financial obligations.
Available Double Degree Programs on the Master in Finance and Accounting studies:
Accreditations, Certificates & Recognitions
The Master's Programme in Finance and Accounting has been accepted into the CFA University Affiliation Programme. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.
Graduates of the program benefit from exemptions from most of the papers on the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills level ACCA Qualification (AB, MA, FA, LW, PM, FR, FM; additionally students from the majors in Corporate Reporting and Accounting are exempted from TX and AA) and can expect to have a wide range of career opportunities in all areas of business.
Kozminski University is an academic partner of the CAIA Association.Becoming a partner of the CAIA Association, a global network of more than 9,000 alternative investment professionals located in more than 90 countries, gives our students access to CAIA's vast databases and the possibility to get a special scholarship.
Kozminski University is an academic partner of GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals), which is currently the leading professional association for risk managers, dedicated to the advancement of the risk profession through education, research and the promotion of best practices globally. By virtue of covering at least 70% of the body of knowledge of the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) examination.
What you gain from your studies
Students of the program can expect to master the knowledge and skills regarding:
Economics the economic mechanisms at the micro- and macro- economic level
Proper functioning of an enterprise and financial institutions in a free market economy
Assessment of the current and future financial conditions of an organisation
Market position and business entities
Professional and ethical standards used in solving problems in finance and accounting
Principles and accounting standards, both in domestic and foreign and international accounting operations
Preparing and interpreting financial statements and formulating useful conclusions based on them
Design of efficient accounting systems, assessing the effectiveness of the accounting systems used in a variety of entities
Implement ways to improve the financial condition of each entity, its restructuring and rehabilitation
Making the right choice out of the most favourable sources of financing
Identify risks in business, its measurement and management
Career opportunities after your studies
Specialist in finance, financial analyst, or manager in organizations dealing with financial services (banks, insurers, mutual funds, broker services), international corporations or the public sector.
A controller, an accountant, an auditor, or an accounting specialist in a related field (professions that have proven to be resistant to the financial crisis). The program prepares its participants for work in both the private and public sectors.
A specialist in any department of a company related to finance and accounting
A specialist in Anti-Money Laundering and compliance departments of international banks
Classes take place from Monday to Friday in the morning and in the afternoon.
Part time programs:
Part time program classes take place on Friday (in the afternoon), Saturday and Sunday (in the morning and in the afternoon).