About the program

What is the MBA program?


The NLU MBA Program prepares and enhances the students’ skills for the practice of management, emphasizing the development of authentic leadership competencies.  The aim is to produce general management practitioners rather than specialists in particular functional areas.

The material used during the classes is mostly based on authentic situations (case study) which may occur in professional companies; prepared projects can be successfully used in real business situations.

The students of full-time, second degree management courses, have opportunity to participate in the Global Business Management and MBA Program simultaneously.

What will you obtain after completing this program?


Postgraduate Studies Certificate from WSB-NLU

Master of Business Administration Diploma from National Louis University Chicago USA

What is the conceptual framework of the NLU MBA Program?


The NLU MBA program concentrates on leadership — integrating content knowledge and career development to help students sharpen their skills and increase their employability. Accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), the program provides students with key business skills in areas such as organizational behavior, ethics, accounting, finance, economics, project management, marketing, international management, technology, and business strategy.

As Dr. Catherine Honig, Associate Professor of Management at NLU, explains:

Focusing on leadership in an MBA program addresses multiple goals. Practitioners and academics alike have called for an increased emphasis in this area in MBA programs, largely because even a cursory review of organizational successes (and failures) points directly to the impact of leadership. It’s a powerful common denominator across industries, organizations and sectors, and it raises important questions about how to strategically drive change, influence decisions, and inspire others to new levels of innovation.

Earning an MBA also is about career advancement, so it is important to think in those terms when defining an MBA curriculum. Adding a leadership theme provides enhanced career opportunity and career flexibility for students by building into the program knowledge and skills that are relevant across organizational environments and also across the trajectory of a career. Whether someone is leading a team, managing a project, or starting a new business, the ability to accomplish goals through others is equally valuable and significant.




Michał Jasieński, PhD
Graduate of the Jagiellonian University and Harvard University (PhD). Since 2005, an associate professor at WSB-NLU in Nowy Sacz, where he lectures in Polish or English with innovation management, organizational behavior, leadership theory and methods of creativity and critical thinking. In 2007-2009, dean of the faculty at WSB-NLU. In the years 2010-2012 and 2012-2014 coordinates projects under the “Wizard of Innovation”. He founded the Center for Innovation WSB-NLU, engaged in training and research work in the field of innovation. Author of several publications in the fields of biology, quantitative methodology of science, teaching and knowledge management and innovation published in national publications (Rzeczpospolita, Politics, Sign, Financial Newspaper) and world-class scientific journals (Nature, PNAS USA, Scientometrics, The Scientist). Co-founder and vice-president of the Foundation “Salus Publica” which is aimed Public Health and a member of the board “Kyoto-Krakow Foundation” at the Manggha Museum in Krakow.

Dariusz Woźniak, PhD
PHD of economics in fields of economy. Since 2015, dean of the faculty at WSB-NLU. His scientific interests concern mainly the elements connected with economic development, specifically in regional aspect along with its politics.
More detailed fields of study: assessment of social-economy programs, regional economy analysis (identification of comparative advantage in regions with shift-share methods, convergence analysis); assessment of effectiveness of economic units (data envelopment analysis)

Prof. Frederic Widlak
Fred Widlak was born in Chicago, Illinois and stayed in the Midwest to earn his B.S. degree from Illinois Institute of Technology, his M.A. degree from Marquette University, and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. In addition, he did post-graduate study at Indiana University, Northwestern University, University of Illinois, and Keller Graduate School of Management. He held a wide variety of positions in industry, government, universities, and not-for-profit organizations. His rich work experience included jobs as an assembly-line worker, laboratory technician, security guard, computer programmer, research administrator, NGO executive, college professor, and university program director. He was a faculty member at Indiana University, beginning in 1975, and he became an Associate Professor at National-Louis University in 1984. He continues to serve as the Director of NLU Programs in Poland and lives in Nowy Sacz.

Katarzyna Jermakowicz, PhD
Mathematician and financier. Graduate of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow(1999) and scholar of PhD studies at the University of Hull (UK) where she defended her PhD thesis in 2003. Assistant and afterwards, a junior lecturer at University of Hull (2000-2004). Since 2004 adjunct professor at WSB-NLU.
Fields of interest: Mathematical finance Present investment theory Problems of financial optimization Risk Management Managerial accounting
Publications: Optimal control for 2D stochastic Navier-Stokes equations (z N.J.Cutland), Applied Mathematics and Optimization, 55 (2007) 66-91, Springer Optimal control for 3D stochastic Navier-Stokes equations (z N.J.Cutland), Stochastics: An International Journal of Probability and Stochastic Processes, Vol.77, No.5, (2005) 437-454, Taylor & Francis Group

Krzysztof Głuc, PhD
Historian, political scientist, specialist in fields of education systems and European Union. Graduate of WSP in Krakow. In 2006 he defended the PhD thesis at National Louis. Fields of interest: European Union, EU Funding programs, Financing the local government units, Education system in Poland and worldwide. Publications: 2009 "Koncepcja systemu opieki nad uczniem zdolnym w województwie małopolskim - projekt DiAMEnT" (coauthor) 2009 "Metody kształcenia w nauczaniu dorosłych" in: „Teorie i metody w kształceniu dorosłych.” Nowy Sącz. 2008 "Kształcenie ustawiczne w Unii Europejskiej i USA" in: „Teorie i metody w kształceniu dorosłych.” Nowy Sącz. 2007 „Opinia prawna i merytoryczna nt. amerykańskiego systemu pracy z uczniem zdolnym w kontekście raportu NIK i koniecznych zmian w systemie polskim.

Krzysztof Tokarz, PhD

Graduate of Master’s degree studies at the Institute of Mathematics of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and PhD studies of Financial Mathematics at the Institute of Mathematics of the University of Hull.
Awards: The Overseas Research Students Award (ORS Committee, UK), 2001-2004 Science Award of Prof. Marcin Bielski in category of articles in economic science (WSB-NLU), 2007

Justyna Sokołowska Woźniak, PhD

Graduate of Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw where she obtained the PhD in economic science in economic discipline. In 2009-2012 she was fulfilling the scientific promoter grant Nr N N112 069536 named “Regionalny wymiar gospodarki opartej na wiedzy w Polsce”, financed by Ministry of Science and Higher Education. She participated in many conferences in Poland as well as abroad. She is a member of international association ERSA (European Regional Science Association)



Program consists of 13 courses. All students attend the same courses

The courses are scheduled and the lesson plans, textbooks, and learning materials are prescribed by National Louis University in compliance with American accreditation requirements,
using the Desire2Learn (D2L) online platform.

MBA 501 Graduate Management Foundations
This is the first course in the MBA program. It provides foundational knowledge in core business subjects, fundamentals and applications that are customarily included in accredited undergraduate business programs. The course also orients the student to the educational philosophy, academic resources and operational practices employed in delivering the MBA program
MBA 503 Leadership & Organizational Behavior
This course is a gateway MBA program experience that focuses on contemporary leadership and organizational behavior perspectives. Students explore topics such as authentic leadership, emotional intelligence, and teamwork while examining the individual, group, and organizational factors that influence a leader’s ability to exert influence and enact change
MBA 506 Ethical and Legal Issues
This course examines the responsibilities of ethical leadership in the modern organization. Course content will underscore stakeholder rights and the organization’s duties to its stakeholders, both internal and external, as well as to society-at-large. Both political and social as well as ethical and legal rights and duties are explored
MBA 508 Managerial Economics
This course will introduce the student to the application of microeconomic principles to managerial decision-making in the modern organization. Emphasis will be placed on marginal analysis and resource allocation as well as strategic aspects of managing organizations in differing competitive environments
MBA 510 Macroeconomics
The purpose of this course is to improve the personal and professional financial decision making of students. We look at the behavior of a variety of economic data and Federal Reserve monetary policy decisions based upon the business cycle definitions of the National Bureau of Economic and the associated Leading Indicator approach of the Conference Board
MBA 514 Managerial Accounting
This course will introduce the student to managerial accounting concepts and the use of those concepts in the evaluation of financial reports and other financial data. Issues addressed will include techniques to analyze and evaluate cost data for planning and control, inventory management and control, cost-volume-profit analysis, revenue and profitability analysis, and quality control issues
MBA 516 Financial Markets
This course will focus on the behavior of financial markets, such as stock, bond, futures and options markets. Several different investment alternatives and their characteristics will be addressed. A variety of managerial decision-making techniques will be used in the analysis and solving of managerial problems
MBA 518 Financial Management
This course will emphasize the strategic management of assets and liabilities to maximize the value of organizations. Topics include time value of money, investment decision criteria, evaluation of cash flows, risk analysis, cost of capital, working capital management, dividend policy, and overall financial performance
MBA 522 Strategic Marketing
The course is designed to provide a foundation of marketing knowledge and practical skills that will enable the student to develop and implement strategic marketing programs in future work situations. The course will examine marketing principles and their application to strategic marketing problems in a competitive global environment
MBA 524 Strategic Management
This capstone course gives students practice in making and analyzing strategic decisions that require integration of the functional areas of the organization. The course especially focuses on how to make business strategy decisions in a dynamic marketplace
MBA 526 Project Management
This course introduces MBA students to the discipline of project management with examples of the kinds of projects they are likely to encounter in their career, such as Facility Construction, Product Development, IT Systems, Business/Public Program Rollout, etc. Students will learn principles and apply techniques in project need/mission formation; project planning and control
MBA 529 International Management
The globalization of business is challenging organization leaders at all levels to come to grips with the complexities of managing business beyond the U.S. This course focuses on the interplay between the domestic business environment and the diversity of business environments across the world. It is designed to prepare graduates with sensitivity, analytical skills, and decision-making skills
MBA 532 Technology and Leadership
This course focuses on how managers can leverage technology and information to improve organizational performance. Like human and financial resources, technology is a critical ingredient of modern organizations. The course addresses general patterns of technology development and evolution, and then focuses on the impact of information technology on many industries;
of courses divided into face to face interaction and D2L Platform
Weekend courses
the courses are taking place every second weekend and last for 18 months (approx. 4 semesters)
The material
used during the classes is mostly based on authentic situations which may occur in professional companies

Organization of studies

Studies are based on the Academic Calendar of National-Louis University


  • Fall Quarter
    September - December
  • Winter Quarter
    January - March
  • Spring Quarter
    April - June
  • Summer Quarter
    July - August


Classes take place in:

Nowym Sącz, Lublin, Rzeszów, Tarnów, Gliwice, Opole, Kraków, Katowice

Launching the studies in particular cities depends on quantity of candidates.

Admission requirements
To apply for admission for the MBA Program at WSB-NLU, the following documents are required:

  • An official transcript of grades or a European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) diploma supplement from the college/university showing the attainment of at least the equivalent of a regionally accredited American bachelor’s degree or bachelor’s degree obtained in Europe; or the diploma and an original index book (or officially authorized copy) that shows the grades for all enrolled college-level courses.  A certified translation of the transcript into English and an approved evaluation of the transcript may be required.
  • A professional resume that shows the applicant’s educational and work history.
  • A statement of purpose for entering the NLU MBA Program that includes the applicant’s academic and professional goals.
  • A list of three professional or academic reference persons that can be contacted, including name, title, mailing address, and contact information (telephone number and e-mail address).
  • A receipt for the application fee (nonrefundable).
  • Two photographs
  • An application forms completed step by step with Enrollment instructions
  • If the bachelor’s degree equivalent program was not taught entirely in English, there must be documentation of satisfactory English proficiency, as shown by a score at least as high as one mentioned below:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • '550' on the paper-based version of the TOEFL
    • '213' on the old computer-based version of the TOEFL
    • ‘79’ on the new Internet-based TOEFL iBT
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)  
    • '6.5' on the IELTS

  • Cambridge English Language Assessment (Cambridge English Exams):
    • 'A' on the First Certificate in English (FCE) [Level B2]
    • 'B' on the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) [Level C1]
    • 'B' on the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) [Level C2]
    • 'A' on the Business English Certificate Vantage (BEC Vantage) 2 [Level B2]
    • 'B' on the Business English Certificate Higher (BEC Higher) [Level C1]
  • WSB-NLU English Language Placement Test - a score that indicates English proficiency at Level B2 or higher.


MBA Admission Process at WSB-NLU in Nowy Sacz, Poland

 The following documents of educational accomplishment are acceptable for application to the MBA program at WSB-NLU in Nowy Sacz, Poland:


For candidates who completed their undergraduate or graduate degrees in the European Higher Education Area:

  • The original Diploma Supplement showing completion of a bachelor’s or master’s degree and the courses taken.
  • In the case of candidates who completed their degrees before the introduction of the Diploma Supplement, the original bachelor’s and/or master’s diploma, along with the original grade book.


For candidates who completed their undergraduate or graduate degrees in the USA:

  • Official transcripts in original sealed envelopes from all higher education institutions attended.
  • Applicants who have a master’s degree must also submit an official transcript reflecting completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Official E-transcripts are acceptable and must be sent directly from the issuing institution to mba@wsb-nlu.edu.pl.


For candidates who completed their undergraduate or graduate degrees outside of the USA or the European Higher Education Area:

  • Official transcripts, in original sealed envelopes from all higher education institutions attended. External evaluation of these transcripts may be necessary.
  • Official E-transcripts are acceptable and must be sent directly from the issuing institution to mba@wsb-nlu.edu.pl.


The other required documents are

  • a professional resume or curriculum vitae.
  • a written Statement of Purpose for entering the NLU MBA Program.

During the academic year, three intakes for MBA studies takes place.
Launching the groups and classes start in October, January and March


Print and fill in the form

Download and fill in the statement

then, send it to: mba@wsb-nlu.edu.pl

Send via traditional mail, or deliver the form and statement with other documents mentioned in Admission requirements to:
Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu - National Louis University
MBA Office (room 022C) ul. Zielona 27, 33-300 Nowy Sącz

Fill in the online application

Thank you for applying to the WSB-NLU MBA Studies

In order to launch the program, the group must contain at least 10 students
You will be notified via E-Mail with detailed instructions concerning further recruitment processand the account number for the first tuition payments

In case of any questions, please contact us at:
MBA Office WSB-NLU (room 022C)
ul.Zielona 27 33-300 Nowy Sącz, Polska
mba@wsb-nlu.edu.pl+48 18 44 99 122

Bank accounts

Bank account in EURO currency:

Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu - National-Louis University
ul. Zielona 27, 33-300 Nowy Sącz, Poland
Bank PEKAO SA oddział w Nowym Sączu,
ul. Jagiellońska 26, 33-300 Nowy Sącz

NRB: 39 1240 4748 1978 0010 4561 6148

PL 39 1240 4748 1978 0010 4561 6148


Bank account in ZŁOTY currency:

Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu - National-Louis University
ul. Zielona 27, 33-300 Nowy Sącz, Polska
Bank PEKAO SA oddział w Nowym Sączu
ul. Jagiellońska 26, 33-300 Nowy Sącz

PL 70 1240 4748 1111 0000 4879 7603




First payments should be done ONLY after the confirmation of launching the Program.

Tuition fee:

Dimploma fee:

Admission fee:

24 500,00 PLN (or 5800€)

2 500,00 USD


The tuition fee can be paid in six quarter installments
The payment for MBA Diploma can be devided into two equal installments of 1250 USD

Special offer for companies! We are offering 10% discount on tuition fee


Coordinator of MBA Studies

Iwona Kawka, MA

ul. Zielona 27, 33-300 Nowy Sącz
room C022

Email: mba@wsb-nlu.edu.pl

Tel. +48 18 449 91 22


Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu - National-Louis University

ul. Zielona 27, 33-300 Nowy Sącz

Email: mba@wsb-nlu.edu.pl

Tel. +48 18 449 91 22

Program Director

Prof. Frederic Widlak


Tel. +48 18 44 99 283

Direct contact with National Louis University

Krzysztof Głuc, PhD