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The "Financial Times", the leading business newspaper, has published its annual Global Masters in Management ranking. Kozminski University has been ranked 30th. When it comes to the Careers of alumni - Kozminski University leads the table and advanced by 6 places since 2009.
The ranking takes into account different criteria including status of alumni three years after graduation. Progression is measured according to the level of seniority and the size of company in which they are employed.
‘Our business school is all about entrepreneurship. Therefore, many of our alumni open their own companies which they successfully develop. Moreover, we are very often chosen by children of Polish entrepreneurs who take over their family businesses. I suspect those are the key factors that allowed us to win the careers rank. The financial crisis cut western business schools’ alumni off the highly desired corporate careers. Undoubtedly, as far as the careers development is considered, it negatively influenced the position of western business schools. It can be said that our success results from Polish entrepreneurship. On the other hand, the global crisis allowed us to outrun many business schools from Western Europe’ – says Professor Andrzej K. Koźmiński, Rector of Kozminski University commenting the ranking results.
According to the ‘Financial Times’ ranking, the best master in management programs are offered by multi-location consortiums of international business schools: ESCP and Cems. The majority of 65 schools ranked are located in Western Europe. CEE is represented by: Kozminski University (30), HHL Leipzig (38), Warsaw School of Economics (47), University of Economics – Prague (58), and Corvinus University of Budapest. There are also three schools representing Asia: IIM Ahmedabad – India (8), two universities from Taiwan as well as HEC Montreal (Canada). It is not surprising that American universities do not appear in the ranking. Master in management programs are not popular in USA. Instead, American students typically choose MBA programs. Those are assessed in a separate FT ranking.
It is the second consecutive year when Kozminski University appears in the FT ranking. Last year our Master in Management program was classified 36th. International recognition had a very good impact on this year’s admission. When compared to the previous year, there will be twice as many students beginning programs conducted in English this October. More than half of this group come from abroad including 20 students from Ukraine, 10 from China and Nigeria, 7 from France, and others from Greece, Israel, Canada, Austria, Croatia, Ghana, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Tunisia. There are also 36 foreigners who chose programs conducted in Polish, mainly from Ukraine and Belarus.
At present, every fourth Kozminski University full-time master student comes from abroad. There are about as many foreign lecturers. Those factors make Kozminski University the most internationalized higher education institution in Poland. According to the Central Statistical Office (GUS), the average internationalization of Polish universities is less than 1%.
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