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For whom?

  • Directors, managers, business owners, entrepreneurs and public administration officers.


Warsaw, Postgraduate Studies and Trainings Centre

MBA – Innovation and Data Analysis

  • The admissions process starts on January 31, 2022.
    Planned start of classes: April 2022.

About the
MBA studies

"One old Chinese proverb says that “not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow”. This is another way to stress that actions speak louder than words. To be successful means to know how to do what is important rather than just talk about it. Our MBA program is truly practical in many dimensions. It focuses on new technologies in contemporary business allowing you to understand what new trends really bring about. It consists of only four 5-day modules making professional and family obligations easier to combine with studies. It gives you a chance to learn from great experts, verify your experience and make life-lasting friendships with your classmates. Write to us to find out how you may join the program."

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"Our MBA program is taught by a remarkable consortium of top-ranked institutions: SWPS University, Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Woodbury School of Business UVU (USA). Each brings its own expertise to make the program highly valuable and enables the candidates to answer such questions as how to make the right decision, what consequences the digital revolution has for various industries and public administration, and which business models are the most adequate in the XXI century. It is difficult to give every our student the key to success. We try hard, however, to give them the key to understanding how not to fail."

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Who the MBA program is for

Directors, managers, business owners, entrepreneurs, public administration officers, doctoral students, and others who intend to occupy a managerial or director`s position (at least a three year business or organizational experience in necessary).

Purpose of the studies

The purpose of the MBA – Innovation and Data Analysis program taught in partnership with the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Woodbury School of Business UVU (USA) is to enable the students to understand the trends in business and public administration caused by new technologies related to IT, artificial intelligence, data analysis, etc. Our MBA program does not presuppose any prior knowledge of computer science or statistics. It is a general business administration program with a special focus on digital chances occurring in various areas of our professional activities. The program will be beneficial to all those who are or intend to become supervisors, managers or officers in the public or private sector. To be successful in this century means to be the first to grasp the most important ramifications of the recent technological advances.

What makes the program exceptional

  • High quality and special format of studies (module-based)
  • The Program is placed at the top of MBA rankings. It is ranked second in the category “Program Lecturers”
  • Small classes, individual approach to students, interactive learning methods
  • Remarkable lecturers, both from the academia and the business world
  • Two separate study paths: you may choose to study in English or in Polish
  • Outstanding Partners: the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Woodbury School of Business UVU (USA), which signatures also figure in the diploma
  • Convenient format of studies: the program lasts only two semesters and consists of four 5-day modules (in October, January, April and June) and the defense of the final MBA project (the defense is held during 6 months after finishing the last module)
  • Excellent study conditions: classes are held in the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences, classrooms are fully equipped and air-conditioned, library resources include e-collections of books and journals, there is also a canteen and a parking lot
  • A special cultural program along with get-together dinners helps the students get to know each other and creates opportunities for holding discussions with lecturers in an informal atmosphere

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Final evaluation

To earn a certificate and a diploma of finishing the MBA – Innovation and Data Analysis program taught in partnership with the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Woodbury School of Business UVU (USA) one is supposed to complete all the courses grouped in four modules (about four courses per module) and defend the final MBA project.

Organization of Studies

The one-year MBA program is made up of four 5-day modules held at the end of October and January and the beginning of April and June. The modules commence on Wednesdays and finish on Sundays. Each module includes a cultural event and a get-together dinner.

Completion of studies document

Graduates receive a formal certificate of completion of postgraduate studies issued by SWPS University and a diploma with the final grade (Pass, Merit or Distinction) signed by SWPS University and its Partners, the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Woodbury School of Business UVU (USA).


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Guest speaker series
Distinguished speakers from both business and academic circles are invited, including former ministers and international scholars and experts. Among topics that have been explored till now there have been subjects related to Artificial Intelligence, digital marketing, transhumanism and robots, data storage and business, globalization and economic growth, international labor market, trends in research and development departments of big companies, and the future of cloud computing.

Organizational Development
This course is taught by lecturers from our Partner – the Woodbury School of Business UVU (USA). It aims at studying current models and methods for organizational change at the individual, group, and organizational levels in order to improve organizational performance. This includes an examination of planned change interventions on processes, culture, individuals, and strategies. Teaching techniques include lecture, class discussions, small group activities or projects, student-learning projects, oral presentations, written reflections and assignments, and scholarly dialogue.

Strategic Positioning
Lecturers from our Partner, the Woodbury School of Business UVU (USA), teach this course. It covers an introduction to modelling and positioning businesses, positioning products in markets and firms in industries, and repositioning capabilities of the firm through Networks & Innovation. Moreover, the student discuss change management, reengineering, and reimagining the firm to innovate and compete.

Technology Commercialization
This course is taught by lecturers from our Partner – the Woodbury School of Business UVU (USA). It aims at equipping the students with recent insights in technology commercialization approaches. The following questions are touched upon: What is innovation? Continuum of Innovation? What creates opportunities? What is the Product Opportunity Gap? The students will acquire understanding of Technology and Idea Assessment, Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Design.

Leadership in Business
This course is delivered by lecturers from the Woodbury School of Business UVU (USA). It will focus on understanding of individual differences. Various issues will be discussed among which are: motivating behavior - how do needs affect behavior? How do people go about meeting their needs? How do leaders get employees motivated? The class will deal with the concepts of Leadership, Power and Influence and will tackle questions like How is leadership different from management? How do leaders inspire followers? What does it mean Managing Groups and Teams - roles, norms, diversity, goals, conflict. How do you diagnose and solve team problems?

Strategic Thinking
Interpretation of Gravity point - determining the business location – rules and parameters, business experience vs. spatial analyses and map intelligence. What is the Strategic Thinking and what do we do with it? The students will learn strategic skills and get to know entrepreneurship tools and the Strategic Planning Model.

Cloud Computing
Understanding fundamentals Cloud Computing and its basic concepts and terminology, business drivers and benefits. What are the Technology Innovations and Cloud Characteristics and Deployment & Delivery Models. The students will learn risks and challenges in cloud computing, cloud concepts and business use cases.

Decision Making
What is individual decision making? What biases and cognitive traps people are prone to get caught into. Is group decision making superior to individual deliberation? The students will gain insights in sources of motivation, game theoretical approaches to conflict situations, Prospect theory, and irrationality vs. rationality models. Social roles, prejudices and stereotypes, along with authority influences will also be discussed.

Global Business and Financial Institutions
Financial markets and institutions play an important role in the growth and development of economies and in progress and expansion of global businesses. The course will examine the structure of international capital markets, the instruments traded in those markets, and the institutions that play key roles. Additionally, the course will explore functions of financial institutions and the type of services offered by financial institutions.

Data Analysis
The course will examine the quality improvement and planning, SPC tools such as the word on process capability and six sigma along with management and planning tools. This course will deal with data mining for businesses as unsupervised learning and supervised learning. Data analysis will be taught by examples.

Data and Systems Security
This course is designed to discuss data and systems security. The objective is to understand fundamentals and basic principles of information protection as well as recognize the need for data security. Topics in this class could be divided into four sections: general information security overview, risk management, compliance, and technical security aspects. Topic to be covered include but are not limited to malware, forensic, APT, risk assessment, cloud computing, cryptography, modern threats and vulnerabilities, wireless, data leakage prevention, BCP/DRP, compliance management, strategies and tactics for data and systems security, economical aspects of information security. The class will handle the concept of data protection in business related systems – the students should get familiar with all real life issues they could face during their work activities.

Business, Politics and Communication
The course discusses such topics as business and political communication, leadership skills, and psychology of communication. The students will discuss business and politics in ONE public sphere and business leadership and communication in crisis situation. What can we say about communicating “brutal” decisions? What are communication and leadership in public sphere? Business success and communication failure, are they mutually exclusive to could come out together?

Project Management
Managing successful projects: (MSP®)Introduction and context. Management products of Cabinet Office and the place of MSP® in it. The role of project and programme management in strategic and operational management. Principles, processes and governance themes in MSP®. Identifying and understanding project processes. The students will acquire knowledge and competencies related to Waterfall, Agile and Lean approaches and will be able to analyze them and point out their strengths and weaknesses.

Corporate Finance
The course will aim at providing sound theoretical background and conceptual understanding as well as practical knowledge and skills with respect to corporate financial analysis and corporate finance rules. During the lectures the students will discuss financial market structure, time value of money, financial planning, external financing and growth. They will learn what the working capital and short term planning is and will gain insights in working capital, cash cycle, inventory and cash management, and credit and collection Management.

Managerial Economics
The course is designed to introduce students to key concepts and models in managerial economics like analysis of the market, demand and supply determinants, market equilibrium, elasticity of demand and supply. Theory of consumption and production, economic unit in different market models will be dealt with too. Interpretation of national accounts and macroeconomic variables will follow together with examination of economic policies and economic conditions of companies and households.

Marketing and New Technologies
Digitalization, digital transformation, innovation in services and products are changing the way we market products and services. This course has the purpose of providing students with an overview of theoretical models as well as the practical tools needed to embrace marketing in a digital world. The course relies on both scholar publications and real life cases from well-known (digital) companies. Among the topics discussed are the following: the service dominant logic, co-creation and the new consumer decision journey, growth hacking and a special case study.

Human Resource Management
The course discusses such topics as definitions of HRM and its history, HRM and organizational strategy, and Theory X & Theory Y: two types of managers. It will also cover staffing and training & development which includes job specifications and job evaluations, hiring process & recruitment methods and training needs in an organization.
This course aims at providing students with understanding of performance appraisals, benefits and compensation approaches, traits, behaviors, results, 360 feedback, management by objective, and job dissatisfaction. Among the topics discussed are the following: international workforce - different types of international employees, international employment law, developing global competencies and compensation problems with a global workforce.

MBA Seminar
How to write the final MBA Business Project? What are the editorial requirements? What topics are encouraged? What are differences between descriptive projects, analytic ones and case-based projects? What is the most preferable timetable for writing an MBA Business Project? How is the Project defense organized? How much does the grade for the Project weigh in the overall grade? Consultations and analysis of individual projects.

Quality of instruction

For important reasons the Postgraduate Studies and Trainings Centre may introduce changes into the programme and faculty teaching it.
























The January cohort of the MBA commence the program on January 26, 2022.
The classes are held in the main building of IPI PAN: 5 Jana Kazimierza st., 01-248 Warsaw.

Requirements for Completion:
To earn a certificate and a diploma of finishing the MBA – Innovation and Data Analysis program taught in partnership with the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Woodbury School of Business UVU (USA) one is supposed to complete all the courses grouped in four modules (about four courses per module) and defend the final MBA project.

The candidates must demonstrate either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and at least three years of business or organizational experience.


Admission to postgraduate studies requires completing the online application form.
When filling out the form, we will ask you to provide personal data and attach:

  • higher education diploma or a photocopy confirmed by an employee of SWPS University (diplomas issued after 2005 must be accompanied by a supplement)
  • CV

Please note that filling in the application form online does not automatically mean qualifying for a given field of study. Admission is carried out on first-come-first-serve basis and is subject to delivery of a set of original documents.
The Postgraduate Studies and Trainings Centre reserves its right to invite a candidate to an interview.


1. Fill in the online application form after creating your University account.
2. Attach electronically the required documents (most importantly your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree diploma and CV).
3. Wait for the Offer Letter to be sent to you by the Admissions Committee.
4. After receiving the Offer Letter please pay the Entry fee and the Tuition Fee (or its first installment).
5. If required the invitation letter and proof of payment will be sent to you to be used, for instance, for visa purposes.
6. Upon arrival in Poland the originals of your diplomas along with signed copies of the agreement on terms of payment and the price list should be delivered to the University.

Downloadable documents

The University reserves its right not to establish a field of study due to insufficient number of applications.


For international candidates.

Fees for the entire MBA program (one year)
Academic year 2021-2022
2 instalments   2300 €
1 instalment  4300 €
Entry Fee    100 €

For Polish citizens and holders of the Polish residence permit.

Fees for the entire MBA program (one year)
Academic year 2021-2022
2 instalments   9450 PLN
1 instalment  18 000 PLN
Entry Fee    300 PLN

Graduates from the SWPS University as well as students of the SWPS University with higher education qualifications are offered the waiver of PLN 300:
- PLN 300 waiver on Admission Fee (the graduate pays PLN 0).
Payment of the Tuition Fee shall be made to the individual subaccount whose number is available in the Virtual University [please include the name, surname and the field of study in the title of transfer].
Admission Fee may be paid by bank card in the office of the Postgraduate Studies and Trainings Centre (CSPiS) in its opening hours.



tel.: +48 514 009 779

e-mail: mba-innovation@swps.edu.pl