(Warsaw, 4 July 2013) The “Executive MBA” program of the Kozminski University followed by the “Canadian Executive MBA” of the Warsaw Univeristy of Economics (SGH), and the “Warsaw-Illinois Executive MBA” took top places in the 2013 Perspektywy ranking of MBA programs in Poland. The results of the MBA ranking were announced at a gala organized on the floor of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
he people are the main capital that drives Polish economy – stressed Dariusz Bogdan, undersecretary at the Ministry of Economy, speaking at the Perspektywy MBA Ranking 2013 gala.
Prof. Maria Romanowska, chairwomen of the Ranking Board, congratulating the winners, observed that the very fact that so many institutions were willing to enter the competition and submit themselves to the ranking scrutiny, testifies to their maturity and their self assurance as to the quality of the programs they offer.
Here is the list of the best programs in the Perspektywy MBA Ranking 2013:
- Executive MBA – Kozminski University in Warsaw (100,0).
- Canadian Executive MBA (CEMBA) – Warsaw University of Economics (99,92).
- Warsaw-Illinois Executive MBA – University of Warsaw (95,83).
- Executive MBA - Business School, Warsaw University of Technology (89,83).
- Program MBA Poznan- Atlanta - Poznan University of Economics (79,58).
- Kozminski MBA with a specialized semester – Kozminski University in Warsaw (79,51)
- Executive MBA Marketing and Management - Cracow School of Business, Cracow University of Economics (78,18).
- Franklin University MBA (FUMBA) - Wroclaw School of Banking (78,08).
- MBA-SGH - Warsaw University of Economics (77,67).
- International MBA - Cracow School of Business, Cracow University of Economics (76,54).
- Polish-American Executive MBA - Polish-American Management Center, University of Lodz (74,56).
- MBA in Strategy, Program and Project Management – Gdansk University of Technology (70,67).
- Post-diploma MBA, University of Szczecin (68,43).
- Executive MBA - Poznan School of Banking (64,88).
- Program MBA - Wroclaw School of Banking (64,67).
All the results of the Perspektywy MBA Ranking are listed at: www.mba.perspektywy.pl
In the ranking process, seven groups of criteria were taken into consideration: the quality of program’s content (20%), employers’ preference (15%), alumni opinion (15%), quality of applying students (15%), quality of the teaching staff (15%), support of the teaching process (5%) and the perceived prestige of the diploma (15%). Altogether, 26 indicators were used to measure the above criteria.
Institutions whose MBA programs took part in the ranking had to fill in a questionnaire that included several dozens of detailed questions. Answers to these questions helped to establish who are the students, who are the teachers, what is the structure and scope of the program, what is the offer for the students, and what is the prestige of the institutions.
The alumni satisfaction is one of the principal characteristics of a good program. This is why alumni were asked to assess their program and to describe how it influenced their career. The survey was conducted by the Perspektywy Education Foundation on a group of 724 alumni who graduated in 2011 and 2012 (the respondent rate was 53,6%). Each institution could send no more than 15 names of their alumni.
The employers’ preference was measured in a survey commissioned by the Perspektywy Foundation and conducted by the INDICATOR Center for Marketing Research among a representative group of directors and HR managers in 500 enterprises in Poland.
The Ranking Board was chaired by Prof. Maria Romanowska, Director Institute of Management SGH and its mambers icluded: Prof. Elzbieta Mączyńska, President of the Polish Economic Society, Lidia Sobanska, Vice President, Polish Press Agency, Wlodzimierz Kicinski, First Vice President KGHM S.A. , Mik Kuczkiewicz, principal, Stanton Chase International, Krzysztof Kwiecień, HR Director for Poland and Baltic Countries, Deloitte, Sergiusz Najar, Supervisory Board Member, Santander Consumer Bank Polska S.A., Waldemar Siwinski, President, Perspektywy Education Foundation and Andrzej Zdemski, President, Krak Chemia S.A.
30 MBA program participated in 2013 ranking, two more than last year and four more than in 2011.
Waldemar Siwinski, President of the Perspektywy Education Foundation points out that position in a ranking should not be the only criterion in the choice of a program or an institution but ranking, Siwinski adds, certainly helps providing information that in combination with student’s own vision, make his or hers choice rational.
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