The Executive Master of Business Administration degree program offered by the Tiffin University in Poznań focuses on General Management, providing students with knowledge and abilities in the following areas:

  • communication
  • leadership and teamwork
  • information technology
  • problem solving

Program content


The MBA program focuses on developing competencies in communication skills, leadership and teamwork, information technology, and problem solving. A distinguished faculty leads a rich and diverse student body through current issues in management and prepares the students for the technology-driven global workplace of the third millennium.

MBA Core Curriculum

ACC510 Financial Accounting

This course will focus on the principles underlying the development and use of financial statements with emphasis on business applications. (2 credit hours)

ACC512 Managerial Accounting

This course builds on the students’ knowledge of accounting concepts. The focus is on evaluation and use of accounting data for internal planning, control, and decision-making. (2 credit hours)

Prerequisite: ACC510

ECO524 Managerial Economics

This course builds on basic concepts of microeconomics, and places an emphasis on the firm’s use of limited information in an uncertain environment. A global perspective is stressed. (2 credit hours)

FIN612 Managerial Finance

Financial decision making addressing the structure of capital, its cost, availability, and selection, along with management of cash flows and distributions are the focus of this course. (2 credit hours)

Prerequisite: ACC512

CIT514 Information and Decision Support

This course reviews basic information technology and systems, discusses the importance of data, information and knowledge management in organizations, the role these play in obtaining and maintaining competitive advantages, the use of e-commerce nationally, internationally and globally and the impact of the digital divide on an increasingly global economy, the formation and appraisal of sound information systems, and issues of cyber crime and cyber ethics. (2 credit hours)

MAT513 Statistical Methods for Managers

This course provides an in-depth coverage of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn how to interpret statistical analysis and how to use statistical techniques in managerial problem solving. (2 credit hours)

MGT511 Individual and Teamwork

The focus of this class is on understanding individual behavior in organizations and on becoming a more successful team member. Problem solving through improved communication and effective management of individual and group processes is studied and practiced. (2 credit hours)

MGT522 Management of Human Resources

The focus of this course is the human side of enterprise. The sub-functions of human resources management, diversity in the workplace, rights of the individual, and the various legal and ethical issues in the area are addressed. (2 credit hours)

MGT613 Operations Management

The management of operations in manufacturing and service sectors is the topic of this course. The course builds on a foundation laid by Decision Modeling for Managers. Operations Management and its relationships to the other managerial functions in the organization will also be covered. (2 credit hours)

Prerequisite: MAT513

MGT614 Global and Transnational Management

This course deals with the management of multinational enterprises and managing in a global economy. Building on the interdisciplinary knowledge gained throughout the program, this course deals with cross-cultural issues, sociopolitical and economic concerns, and international strategic management. (2 credit hours)

MGT622 Strategic Management

This course brings together the entire curriculum of the MBA Program. It integrates the knowledge and skills gained in the program into strategic problem-solving ability. (2 credit hours)

Prerequisite: ACC512, FIN612

MGT623 Legal and Ethical Issues in Management

The ethical and legal issues facing managers in the public and private sectors are the focus of this course. Current issues, regulations, trade practices, and liability will be discussed. (2 credit hours)

MKT523 Marketing Management

This course examines the role of the marketing function of firms participating in both consumer and business markets, with emphasis on tactical and operating decisions and decision-making processes. Areas studied include market and customer analysis, market segmentation, and marketing mix tactics and implementation. (2 credit hours)

MKT611 Business Research Analysis

This course focuses on research methods and tools used by decision makers in organizations. Topics to be covered will include: the scientific method, primary and secondary

data, research design, reliability and validity, sampling frames, and applied statistics which are required to make organization decisions. The student will analyze information generated for and by the organization. (2 credit hours)

Prerequisite: MAT513, MKT523


Concentration: General Management

The concentration is designed for a mid-career manager interested in moving into general management from functional or operational management. That is, these employees have had successful careers in marketing, accounting, human resources, or line operations, but now wish to move into positions of authority that span many different function (i.e., general management). To do this, they need to understand in a coherent conceptual way the processes and interactions that connect the various pieces in a well-functioning organization.

MGT531 Leadership & Influence

Course focus will be on learning to make a difference as a leader. Discussion and utilization of practical principles of leadership with an emphasis on integrating theory and practice are included. Students will work to create a model and set of related perspectives about how one can become a better leader of one’s self as well as the organization. (2 credit hours)

Prerequisite: MGT511

MGT621 Organization Analysis & Design

The examination of organizations in terms of patterns in design and operation through topics including organizational-environment interface, structure, technology, and socio-technical systems and culture are the basis for this course. (2 credit hours)

MGT624 Industry & Competitive Analysis

This course undertakes the study of strategic management at the industry level: it examines the key result areas and the driving forces in specific industries, for example, automobile industry in the US, or soft drink industry in Europe. The course will cover the regional, US, and global markets and industries. (2 credit hours)

MGT690 Special Topics

The global, cultural, economic, legal, and competitive environment of business is constantly changing, therefore the MBA curriculum also includes a class which focuses on a topic that is especially relevant at the time the MBA cohort is preparing to graduate. Past examples include events such as the impact of potential terrorism on business or ethics in the wake of the Enron and other financial scandals that were timely and focused on that moment in time. (2 credit hours)

OR MGT670 Internship