International Executive MBA online

About the program

Why Executive MBA?

The Executive MBA GFKM program prepares its participants for effective management in the VUCA world, where success depends on quick and accurate decisions, made in a constantly changing environment. It develops a comprehensive knowledge of business processes, a holistic view of the organization, and the ability to manage a complex structure of the organization. It provides exceptional satisfaction and confidence in action, that comes with graduating from a prestigious, demanding managerial program. The Executive Master of Business Administration diploma is an element of the personal brand of a professional manager. It is synonymous with broad and practical business knowledge. Above all, however, it confirms the highest management and leadership competencies.

Why the International Executive MBA online?

The online Executive MBA formula allows convenient participation in the program from any location. Classes are held in real-time (synchronously), allowing active participation and interaction with instructors and participants. Working in task groups, conducting group projects, and making decisions in strategy games develop the competencies needed in the new remote executive reality. GFKM’s experience in running online programs and the feedback from participants guarantee the program’s exceptional value.

Why the International Executive MBA program at GFKM? 

  • All classes emphasize the practical aspects of management, enabling participants to efficiently implement the latest solutions in their daily work. All faculty members have extensive business experience and expertise in various areas of management.
  • The International Executive MBA GFKM program is a process of comprehensive development, covering a wide spectrum of modern business knowledge and fostering the development of managerial and leadership competencies. Experiencing this valuable process allows Participants to become even better leaders, meeting the challenges of the 21st century.
  • Attractive, diverse, and interactive forms of classes allow us to effectively enrich key competencies at the optimal time. The dynamic formula of participation mobilizes to seek and test innovative solutions and new methods of operation.
  • 100% of the program is conducted in English, including classes led by foreign lecturers from leading European business schools (INSEAD, Rotterdam School of Management, Aalto University, Porto Business School, Institut d’Administration des Enterprises Aix-Marseille)
  • Program participants are experienced managers from various industries, which enables sharing of experiences, learning about proven solutions, and mutual inspiration. Networking provides valuable individual and corporate business contacts
  • Graduates of the program occupy high positions in organizations in Poland and around the world. Completion of the Program allows you to join the prestigious group of GFKM Executive MBA Program Alumni and the international community of MBA Diploma holders.
  • The scope of the International Executive MBA Program covers contemporary issues of international management. It is also possible to participate in EMBA sessions at partner foreign universities.

The position of the Executive MBA GFKM program is confirmed by the prestigious International Quality Accreditation (CEEMAN IQA), the international title of Business School with Significant Impact (BMDA), and the highest Master Class in the MBA SEM FORUM Program Rating. However, the most important are the opinions of Program graduates, who emphasize its exceptional practical value, unique content, and modern teaching methods. When choosing the GFKM Executive MBA Program, over 60% of candidates follow the recommendations of graduates, who appreciate its impact on the development of their professional careers and the business successes they achieved.



The GFKM Executive MBA program is implemented in cooperation with the University of Business and Administration (Gdynia, Poland) and validated by the Institut d’Administration des Enterprises Aix-Marseille.

The Institut d’Administration des Enterprises Aix-Marseille – IAE Aix-Marseille (at the Paul Cezanne University in Marseille) is a leading French business school. IAE specializes in postgraduate studies for business, its MBA Program has two international accreditations, EQUIS and AMBA.

Program Schedule

Semester I

Subject Credit Hours
Strategic Business Simulation Game I PG 27
Organizational Behavior PK 18
Effective Team Management A 18
Conducting Effective Meeting and Presentations A 9
Business Ethics and CSR A 9
Strategic Management E 27
Managerial Accounting PK 27
Total 135
writing exam
control work
group project
active participation in classes

Semester II

Subject Credit Hours
Economic Aspects of Management PK 18
Marketing Management E 27
Process and Quality Management PG 27
Project and Project Organization Management PG 27
Diversity Management A 9
Innovative Leader – Innovative Team A 27
Total 135
writing exam
control work
group project
active participation in classes

Semester III

Subject Credit Hours
Human Resource Management E 27
Modern ICT Technologies – Managerial Perspective PG 27
EU law and institutions PK 18
International Law A 9
Results Oriented Leadership A 18
Financial Management E 27
Digital Marketing A 9
Total 135
writing exam
control work
group project
active participation in classes

Semester IV

Subject Credit Hours
Strategic Business Simulation Game II PG 27
Global Business and cultural differences PG 27
Change Management A 27
Elective Course A 27
Elective Course A 27
Total 135
writing exam
control work
group project
active participation in classes
Total 540


Program Organization

Program duration: 4 semesters (2 years, 20 sessions)

Classes are held once a month during 3-day sessions (Friday-Sunday) in the following hours:

  • Friday: 11:00-19:00
  • Saturday: 08:30-16:30
  • Sunday: 08:30-16:30

The Program starts in October 2024

Location – Online sessions

Upon successful completion of the Executive MBA program, students receive an Executive MBA diploma signed by all partner institutions:

  • IAE Aix-en-Provence;
  • University of Business and Administration;
  • Gdansk Foundation for Management Development.

 Requirements for graduation:

  • to pass all the courses taught during four semesters of the Program;
  • to receive a positive evaluation from the supervisor and the reviewer for the final diploma project written in English.


Admission conditions for the Executive MBA Programme

Eligibility conditions:

  • University degree: a bachelor’s or a master’s;
  • Work experience of at least 3 years at the managerial level;
  • Positive results of the English language test and admissions interview.
The admission process

To qualify for the program:

  • Complete the application form;
  • Send the required documents (copy of university diploma, employment certificate);
  • Pay the application fee of EUR 100 (plus 23% VAT);
  • After the documents have been reviewed, a written English exam and an interview (in English) will be arranged;
  • Get positive interview results.



The price list below is valid for applications submitted by April 14th, 2023!

Price for
the program
per year
Price per semester Installment
Lump sum
8500 EUR
Payment in 2 instalment 9100 EUR 4500 EUR
Payment in 4 semestral instalments 9600 EUR 2400 EUR
Payment in 20 instalments 10000 EUR 500 EUR


  • Net prices. 23% VAT should be added to all prices;
  • In the case of payment in 4-semester installments, the payment for each semester is made before the beginning of each semester;
  • In the case of payments in 20 installments, the installment payment dates will be agreed upon before the Program starts;
  • Participants, who recommend another participant to the Program, are entitled to a 5% discount! For more details contact MBA Office.
Bank transfer details

Application form

If you are interested in participating in the program and meet the criteria, please fill in the application form

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the English language proficiency requirements?

To participate in the program, you must be able to use the language freely, both orally and in writing. Generally, those who use English in their daily or occasional business dealings are eligible to participate in the program.

Can I enter the qualification with a bachelor's degree?

It is possible to enter the qualification only with a bachelor’s degree, however, the candidate must have particularly extensive professional experience.

Must the program be completed within two years?

The program we offer is designed for four semesters (two years). During the implementation of the Executive MBA program, breaks are allowed, however, from the beginning of the Executive MBA program to the award of the diploma, no more than 3 years may elapse.

How is tuition levied and does it remain the same throughout the entire study period?

Tuition fees must be paid accordingly with the requirements of your chosen payment option. The Board of GFKM reserves the right to a one-off increase by the inflation rate after the first year of studies.

Is it possible to pay tuition fees in installments?

Yes, it is possible to pay in installments. The price list is presented above on this page.

What education services are included in the tuition fees?

As part of the paid tuition fees, Executive MBA program students are entitled to participate in classes and activities provided for in the program. They receive teaching materials (scripts) for all classes and textbooks for some subjects.

How often are the classes held?

Classes are held once a month during 3-day sessions (Friday-Sunday) in the following hours:
Friday: 11: 00-19: 00
Saturday: 08: 30-16: 30
Sunday: 08: 30-16: 30

In what form are the classes conducted?

The program includes interactive lectures, exercises, case work, presentations, management games and workshops.

What is a diploma project?

The diploma project is an individual work containing independent solutions to a practical problem in the sphere of management.

What is the qualification procedure?

To qualify for the program:

  • Complete the application form
  • Send the required documents (copy of university diploma, employment certificate)
  • Pay the application fee of EURO 100 (plus 23% VAT)
  • After the documents have been reviewed, a written English exam and an interview in English will be arranged
  • Get a positive test result and interview
Does a documented employment period of less than three years disqualify a candidate?

The candidate should have at least three years of documented professional practice. In special cases, the decision is made by the Recruitment Committee.


Angelika Kędzierska-Szczepaniak

dr hab. Angelika Kędzierska-Szczepaniak
Dyrektor Programu MBA
Tel.: +48 58 558 58 58 wew. 310
Tel. kom.: +48 880 102 722

Halina Frątczak

Dyrektor ds. Organizacji MBA
Tel.: +48 58 558 58 58 wew. 310
Tel. kom.: +48 600 095 672

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