Scholarships for the best candidates
Candidates for a full-time program, who have achieved at least 80% of the points from the entry test will have the possibility to apply for the "Scholarship for the Best Candidates".
The awarded candidates are chosen based on a ranking system.
Only the application submitted until the 15th of July will be considered for the scholarship. The candidates, who were granted a scholarship will be informed about it at the latest on July 31st.
The Master in Financial Crime Prevention is a 2-year master's program conducted in English, which addresses the increasing demand for experienced specialists in the entire shared services industry, which currently amounts to up to 350000 job positions, in Warsaw alone that number is 60000 and still rising. This industry includes IT services, accounting services, and broadly defined compliance.
Graduates of the program will gain the necessary skills to work properly and effectively as a manager in the field of risk management, compliance monitoring, and Anti-Money Laundering (AML).
This program is perfect for potential candidates, who already have the experience, and are looking to update their knowledge regarding compliance monitoring, AML, and risk control of financial institutions.
The leaders of the program are experienced professionals, who took part in multiple international projects concerning the implementation of AML departments in corporations and effective risk management. This allowed them to gain the necessary knowledge and good practices to develop a program, which also suits the needs of candidates, who just started to think about a future in financial enterprises.
The program's partners:
Demand on the job marketCompliance and bank operation sector in Poland currently adds up to 200 000 job opportunities on the market, which in turn gives the graduate of this program a high chance of jump-starting their career.
LocationPoland is becoming the main European centre of compliance and AML related services.
The program's partnerThe program is partnered with Citibank Europe plc., which currently is one of the biggest players in the shared services industry. ing.
Expert knowledge and best practicesMore than 25% of the curriculum is conducted by experts provided by our corporate partner.
Paid internshipsThe partner offers paid internship opportunities to the students of the program.
A highly practical experienceCourses are conducted mainly by practitioners with experience in many economic areas. Most of the subjects are run in the form of workshops based on real business cases. Students will also have the possibility to benefit from computer workshops using Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters(Refinitiv) Financial Data Bases.
What you gain from your studies
During your studies, you will gain knowledge, skills, and social competences sought after on the job market, among others in:
risk analysis in the area of compliance, AML, and financial crime prevention.
advice on risk interpretation.
administration of information processing for risk assessment purposes.
key knowledge and analytical skills training in compliance, anti-money laundering, and financial crime.
the knowledge needed to build and manage mechanisms to effectively prevent financial crime.
knowledge of international legislation and guidelines of the European Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Career opportunities after your studies
After graduating from the Master in Financial Crime Prevention program conducted in English, you can find employment in:
international financial institutions
public listed companies
public sector market regulator
Examples of professions that a graduate of the program will be well prepared for:
Risk Management and Control Officer
KYC (Know Your Customer) Specialist
AML Monitoring Expert
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Introduction to Financial Markets
Introduction to Excel and SQL
Introduction to Banking
Introduction into Finance and Accounting
Introduction into Reuters, Bloomberg, and Other Databases
Communications and Negotiations
Advanced SQL and VBA
Introduction to AML and Compliance in Banking
Financial Crime Prevention
Modern Banking System
Development of Project Management Skills
Psychology of Financial Markets
Application of Statistics and Econometrics in R
Information Security and Cyber Security
Structure Framework for Investigations
Modern Tax Strategy
Ethical Issues in Finance and Accounting
Risk and Control
Financial Intelligence Challenge
Corporate Clients Monitoring
Financial Scandals History
Preparation to ACAMS
Advanced AML and Compliance Risk Management
Dynamically Evolving Regulatory Landscape
Foreign Correspondent Banking
Retail Clients Monitoring
Advanced KYC and Name Screening
The Power of KYC
Classes take place from Monday to Friday in the morning and in the afternoon.
Admission for full-time and part-time Master's programs at Kozminski University is based on 2 criteria: GPA on your previous studies and results of an online entry test. The maximum score is 100 points - 50 points for the test and 50 for GPA. Candidates who scored at least 60 points from both criteria will be qualified for the program.
The entry test is scheduled for 40 minutes and is meant to check the background of the candidate, analytical and logical thinking skills, as well as, possession of basic knowledge in the field, corresponding to the knowledge a Business-related Bachelor alumni should possess. The test is composed of 25 close-ended questions - 10 quantitative questions, 10 on general knowledge and current world situation, and 5 on specialized knowledge in Business.
Application for full time and part-time Master's programs at Kozminski University must include:
Application form - complete the form online, print and sign
Original Bachelor/Master degree diploma or notarized copy and transcript of records (translation of the documents into Polish)
1 signed passport photograph
Copy of the national ID or a passport
CV in English
Proof of payment of the admission fee (non-refundable)
A certificate confirming proficiency in English
FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC, CEIBT issued by the University of Cambridge
IELTS (at least 6.0 points, academic level)
TOEFL iBT (at least 87 points)
TOEIC (at least 700 points from the test)
LCCI (English for Business Level 2, 3, 4)
FTBE (Foundation Certificate for Teachers of Business English)
TELC (B2 Certificate in English)
Pearson certificate at least B2 level
Only candidates who scored at least 95% on the basic level or 80% in the extended level from the English language at the Polish "Matura" examination, completed European Baccalaureate, completed International Baccalaureate, or completed education instructed in English in one of the EU countries, Great Britain, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, can be excluded from submitting an English proficiency certificate.
Candidates from foreign countries
In case of visa, accommodations, and other daily issues please contact our Students Support and Service Center.
Foreigners who need a visa to study in Poland are additionally required to make payment of tuition for one full year of studies before we can issue documents necessary in the visa application process i.e. invitation to come to Poland and the admission decision.
Admission commission issues a conditional acceptance letter including individual account number to which the payment should be transferred in Polish Złoty (PLN) calculated according to the exchange rates of the National Bank of Poland (www.nbp.pl). In case the candidate is denied a visa tuition is returned.
The admission fee is non-refundable.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition per semester paid in full (PLN)
Tuition per semester in 5 installments (PLN)
5 x 2520 PLN
5 x 2650 PLN
Tuition per semester paid in full (EUR)
Tuition per semester in 5 installments (EUR*)
5 x 560 EUR*
5 x 580 EUR*
Non-refundable admission fee: 100 PLN/24 EUR*
*Exchange rates according to NBP table of 2021-01-20: 1 EUR = 4,534 PLN
Prices in PLN are applied. If you pay in EURO or USD please note that payments in EUR and USD are recalculated into PLN according to the exchange rate of Millennium Bank based on the day of receipt of payment to the Kozminski University bank account.
The first semester of the program is ONLINE ready if needed the classes can be conducted in a virtual environment.