CURRICULUM

Focus your executive mind

At Glance

Executive MBA Poznań-Atlanta started 25 years ago. Cooperation with Georgia State University allowed the possibility to invite lecturers from across the ocean to visit and share their knowledge and experience.

At the moment, all courses and workshops are carried out 100% in English. Furthermore, faculty consists of Polish and international lecturers both from academic and business environment. Thanks to all this, each year Executive MBA Poznań-Atlanta attracts more and more international students from all over the globe.

Key Features of Executive MBA Poznań-Atlanta Program

Duration

4 semesters (2 years = 24 months)

Schedule

part-time program, 2/3 times a month Sat. and Su. 9.00a.m.-4.30pm. (with lunch break)

Study load

Above 660 direct contact hours, 1,500 hours of teamwork

Start day

October 2022

Study place

CEUE Building (classrooms 2.1 and 2.21) and outside sessions (Orientation Session, Summer Workshops, Atlanta educational-business trip)

Modules & Courses

One of the main goals of Executive MBA Poznań-Atlanta Program is to empower you with team-based projects with emphasis on giving and accepting feedback and feedforward. We encourage healthy debates which allow to form a community that thrives on collaboration and a drive for excellence.

We will shape your Executive MBA experience by:
First-rate peer group

From the very first meeting of the new cohort (Orientation Session) you work on trusting your peers and becoming a team and not only a group of acquaintances. The strength of the cohort is built on a broad representation of nationalities, industries, business functions that allows to learn perspective that would otherwise remain unknown to you.

Meticulously prepared curriculum

Supports you further develop your business, analytical, and leadership skills, that helps you to understand the foundations of business in order to make strategic decisions and have the confidence to execute them in your organization. The courses are scheduled in such a way that you can make use of them both in your personal development journey and in your professional life.

Faculty know-how

You will work with faculty not only from Poznań University of Economics and Business but also from Georgia State University. Our faculty is a blend of academics and professionals which widens your perspective immensely.

Exceptional network

Students, alumni, and lecturers all bring their knowledge and experience to the table creating a tight-knit group of people that form an unparalleled network.

Program structure

Electives Courses

During the 2-year program, students have an opportunity to choose 8 courses in total from the elective list – short electives courses (for I and II year students of MBA Poznań-Atlanta and open for Graduates) and long electives courses (during II year).

Examples of short electives:

• Building resilience and counteracting professional burnout

• Employer’s Misconduct: Unequal Treatment, Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Mobbing?

• Executing Strategy

• Internationalization in East Asia (China, Japan, Korea)

• Leadership Coaching: an Expensive Fashion or a Real Personal  Growth Rocket?

• Leadership Development Roadmap

• Marketing Matrix, Revolution or Reload

• Oil on the Global Market

Examples of long electives:

• Balanced Score Card

• FX Market for Executives

• Fundamentals of Pricing

• International Corporate Finance

• Psychology must-have for leaders

• Shakespeare’s drama-leader’s dilemma
(lead by English-speaking actors)

Final Managerial Project

The aim of final (managerial) project is to integrate the knowledge and skills obtained and developed during the studies in the Poznań-Atlanta Executive MBA Program along with the experience of particular Executive MBA candidate.

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have practical implications and value both for the candidate and her/his company

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be well placed within an appropriate methodological and theoretical context and thus fulfilling academic standards

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extend the scope of the candidate’s current experience, covering various several defined aspects of the EMBA curriculum

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place special emphasis on the strategic context of particular decisions and processes analyzed in the project

The Final Project Should:

In the course of the Project writing process, candidates should expose themselves to the newest literature (including refereed journals and working paper series) and thus strengthen their expertise and skills acquired during their EMBA Program. Since all EMBA candidates graduate from universities, actively work and have extensive job experience, they have gathered substantial skills in time management. They are also able to organize the research stage and project preparation themselves. In this, they are supported by their individual tutors who supervise the project.

As a result of undertaking and completing the Project, students ought to be able to:

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define and refine the project in terms of its aims and goals and logic structure

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choose, develop an adequate methodology of the project

03

collect and process adequate data for the project and interpret the findings

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write down the project

How we Teach

You will experience a wide variety of teaching styles and methods, including case studies, computer simulation game, role-playing, short videos, team presentations, debates and lectures. These are designed to maximize your learning experience.

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PEER-TO-PEER LEARNING

Executive MBA Poznań-Atlanta encourages students to learn in any possible environment, not only from the lecturers but also from their fellow students. We emphasize the importance of informal learning context: not only acquiring knowledge but also exchanging experiences with your cohort, alumni and lecturers. The value of peer-to-peer learning is further built up by the diversity of the faculty and the cohort itself. It gives an unprecedented possibility to discover different business approaches that compel you to look closely at your own business practices.

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CASE STUDIES

Provided case studies are often based on real-world business situations. You will work in a team to make an optimal decision while dealing with incomplete information and conflicting data. In some cases, you will need to work under time pressure, as it often occurs in reality. It aims to enhance your skills in critical-thinking, information selection and strategy.

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SIMULATION GAME

Your knowledge will be tested at a new level with Strategic Simulation Game where you will verify and improve your executive skills in a realistic test setting, combined with time pressure and operating external forces. The game exemplifies how different parts of business fit together while allowing you to sharpen your business judgment.

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COACHING/ MENTORING

Faculty’s goal is to use the knowledge shared with a cohort as a stimulus for an active debate where students share their knowledge and experience with their peers. They guide you so that you can develop yours business and interpersonal skills.

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TEAM-BASED PROJECTS

Our curriculum is focused on teamwork as we believe it gives the best platform for peer-to-peer learning. It allows you to exchange experiences and knowledge within your small teams. 

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WORKSHOPS

Learning through doing proves to bring great long-term results which is why you will attend workshops that will allow you to find answers for yourself. It will help you in formulating new ways of approaching business situations.

Our Teachers

“Professors are not magicians; they are technicians helping you.
You are the magician that can help yourself!”

Prof. Deborah Butler, GSU, Atlanta

Our Program has an honor of being part of PUEB and cooperating with Georgia State University which allows us to assemble the best academics from both institutions to guide you through the more complex academic meanders. On the other hand, we strive to add to our faculty practitioners that are the best in their fields to show you different perspectives on how you can approach your daily struggles both in operational and analytical way. You can check who our lecturers are below.


Ilan Alon

Professor of Strategy and International Marketing at the School of Business and Law, University of Agder, Norway


Course: International Business


Nate Bennett

Professor, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, GSU, Atlanta


Course: Crisis Management


Deborah Butler

Professor of Management at J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA


Courses: Orientation Session, Organizational Behavior


Conrad Cicotello

Professor of Finance at the Reiman School of Finance, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, USA 


Course: Wealth Management


Marek Cieślak

Professor of Accounting at Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland


Course: Financial Accounting for Managers


Gary Evans

Professor of Strategic Management and Corporate Governance at University of Prince Edward Island, Canada


Course: Strategic Planning


Ingmar Geiger

Professor of Industrial Management and Negotiations at Aalen University, Germany


Course: Negotiations in Business


Błażej Goraj

Project Management Trainer, Agile Coach and Scrum Master


Course: Project Management


Begona Jamardo Suarez

Professor of Management at IESIDE Business Institute, Spain


Course: Intercultural Management & Communication


Jacek Jastrzębski

Assistant Professor of Economics at Poznań University of Economics & Business, Poland


Courses: Managerial Economics I, Corporate Finance


Tomasz Jewartowski

Professor of Finance at Poznań University of Economics & Business, Poland


Course: Corporate Finance


Bartosz Kabaciński

Assistant Professor of Finance at Poznań University of Economics & Business, Poland


Course: Corporate Finance


Tadeusz Kowalski

Professor of Economics at Poznań University of Economics & Business, Poland


Courses: Economics – Introduction, Managerial Economics II & Decision Game, Macro & Global Business Environment


Jim Link

Emeritus Chief Human Resources Officer at Randstad US, Former General Manager, Human Resources at Porsche US, Board Advisor


Course: International HRM


Jacek Mizerka

Professor of Finance at Poznań University of Economics & Business, Poland


Course: Corporate Finance


Satish Nargundkar

Assistant Dean for Professional and Flexible MBA Programs and Professor of Management at J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA


Course: Operations Management & Process Improvement


Aleksander Pałka

Chief Operating Officer at Rebel Tang; Business Coach, EMBA Lecturer; Aleksander has over twenty years of experience in key positions in marketing, operations and strategic project management (Unilever, Danone and Amrest). Creator of the Pizza Hut Express chain in Central Europe. In the past, he was responsible for managing the marketing of brands such as Lipton, Saga, Danio, Pizza Hut and Burger King.


Course: Marketing Management & Strategy


Jacek Pastuszka

Freelance Advisor & Mentor; bringing +30 years of hands-on experience in managing business operations, across multiple sectors, geographies, and corporate cultures. Represented four blue-chip global organizations – Procter & Gamble, Danone, AIG, and Carlsberg.


Course: Leadership Skills and Practices in Managing Business Operations


Arek Skuza

Project leader and strategy advisor in launching and scaling AI-powered products/ services


Courses: Technology Leadership & AI, Innovation Management


Konrad Sobański

Professor of Economics at Poznań University of Economics & Business, Poland

 


Course: International Finance


Sandra Subel

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Axel Springer, Germany


Course: Design Thinking


Maciej Szczepański

Chief Legal Officer OLX Europe, OLX Group; Member of the Management Board OLX Group Poland


Course: Legal & Ethical Responsibility in Business


Dorota Warakomska

Journalist, publicist, commentator, author, public appearances trainer, media relations advisor, coach, social activist


Course: Public Speaking Workshop


Rob van Tulder

Professor of International Business-Society Management at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands


Course: Sustainability in Business


J. Cameron Verhaal

Assistant Professor of Management at Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, USA


Courses: Strategic Management, Strategic Simulation Game Workshop

Our Teachers

“Professors are not magicians; they are technicians helping you.
You are the magician that can help yourself!”

Prof. Deborah Butler, GSU, Atlanta

Our Program has an honor of being part of PUEB and cooperating with Georgia State University which allows us to assemble the best academics from both institutions to guide you through the more complex academic meanders. On the other hand, we strive to add to our faculty practitioners that are the best in their fields to show you different perspectives on how you can approach your daily struggles both in operational and analytical way. You can check who our lecturers are below.


Ilan Alon

Professor of Strategy and International Marketing at the School of Business and Law, University of Agder, Norway


Course: International Business


Nate Bennett

Professor, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, GSU, Atlanta


Course: Crisis Management


Deborah Butler

Professor of Management at J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA


Courses: Orientation Session, Organizational Behavior


Conrad Cicotello

Professor of Finance at the Reiman School of Finance, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, USA 


Course: Wealth Management


Marek Cieślak

Professor of Accounting at Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland


Course: Financial Accounting for Managers


Gary Evans

Professor of Strategic Management and Corporate Governance at University of Prince Edward Island, Canada


Course: Strategic Planning


Ingmar Geiger

Professor of Industrial Management and Negotiations at Aalen University, Germany


Course: Negotiations in Business


Błażej Goraj

Project Management Trainer, Agile Coach and Scrum Master


Course: Project Management


Begona Jamardo Suarez

Professor of Management at IESIDE Business Institute, Spain


Course: Intercultural Management & Communication


Jacek Jastrzębski

Assistant Professor of Economics at Poznań University of Economics & Business, Poland


Courses: Managerial Economics I, Corporate Finance


Tomasz Jewartowski

Professor of Finance at Poznań University of Economics & Business, Poland


Course: Corporate Finance


Bartosz Kabaciński

Assistant Professor of Finance at Poznań University of Economics & Business, Poland


Course: Corporate Finance


Tadeusz Kowalski

Professor of Economics at Poznań University of Economics & Business, Poland


Courses: Economics – Introduction, Managerial Economics II & Decision Game, Macro & Global Business Environment


Jim Link

Emeritus Chief Human Resources Officer at Randstad US, Former General Manager, Human Resources at Porsche US, Board Advisor


Course: International HRM


Jacek Mizerka

Professor of Finance at Poznań University of Economics & Business, Poland


Course: Corporate Finance


Satish Nargundkar

Assistant Dean for Professional and Flexible MBA Programs and Professor of Management at J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA


Course: Operations Management & Process Improvement


Aleksander Pałka

Chief Operating Officer at Rebel Tang; Business Coach, EMBA Lecturer; Aleksander has over twenty years of experience in key positions in marketing, operations and strategic project management (Unilever, Danone and Amrest). Creator of the Pizza Hut Express chain in Central Europe. In the past, he was responsible for managing the marketing of brands such as Lipton, Saga, Danio, Pizza Hut and Burger King.


Course: Marketing Management & Strategy


Jacek Pastuszka

Freelance Advisor & Mentor; bringing +30 years of hands-on experience in managing business operations, across multiple sectors, geographies, and corporate cultures. Represented four blue-chip global organizations – Procter & Gamble, Danone, AIG, and Carlsberg.


Course: Leadership Skills and Practices in Managing Business Operations


Arek Skuza

Project leader and strategy advisor in launching and scaling AI-powered products/ services


Courses: Technology Leadership & AI, Innovation Management


Konrad Sobański

Professor of Economics at Poznań University of Economics & Business, Poland

 


Course: International Finance


Sandra Subel

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Axel Springer, Germany


Course: Design Thinking


Maciej Szczepański

Chief Legal Officer OLX Europe, OLX Group; Member of the Management Board OLX Group Poland


Course: Legal & Ethical Responsibility in Business


Dorota Warakomska

Journalist, publicist, commentator, author, public appearances trainer, media relations advisor, coach, social activist


Course: Public Speaking Workshop


Rob van Tulder

Professor of International Business-Society Management at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands


Course: Sustainability in Business


J. Cameron Verhaal

Assistant Professor of Management at Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, USA


Courses: Strategic Management, Strategic Simulation Game Workshop

 Weekend session optional
 Weekend session
 Short elective weekend
 Open Day
 Orientation session

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