The MBA Innovation and Data Analysis program is offered by the
Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPI PAN) in partnership with
the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University (USA). It is a one-year postgraduate program taught entirely in English. IPI PAN is top listed in the category A by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and in
the category H+ in the German Anabin database. Its Partner, the Woodbury School of Business at UVU (USA), is accredited by AACSB International. The Polish Academy of Sciences is ranked 33rd in the world by Scimago Institutions Ranking.
The MBA Innovation and Data Analysis is ranked second among the MBA programs offered in Poland in the category programs lecturers and third in the category opinions of those who have finished the program.
MBA Programs Curriculum
The MBA Innovation and Data Analysis program was created by concerted efforts on the part of IPI PAN and the Woodbury School of Business UVU (USA). The main aim was to put together a program which would be rewardable, captivating and
for candidates whose background was diverse, whose business experience was varied and who were managers or those who just inspired to become business leaders. Teaching the MBA Innovation and Data Analysis program for the last
three years has shown that that aim has largely been reached (the programs high ranking positions validate this too). It does not mean that IPI PAN and the Woodbury School of Business do not strive for improvements: there is a rigorous
and continual system of curriculum enhancement and lecturer supplementation. It is true, however, that once enrolled you would encounter a program which is matured, well-balanced and equipping you with key competencies and skills.
The MBA Innovation and Data Analysis program is a general MBA program
with special emphasis on data management and causes of innovation. You should not be afraid of being bombarded with data mining formulas or machine learning schemes.
We teach Corporate Finance and Managerial Economics along with Data Analysis, Cloud Computing and Data and Systems Security. You will also be thrilled by such courses as Technology Commercialization, Organizational Development, Decision
Making, Marketing and New Technologies, Global Finance, Strategic Thinking, Project Management, Human Resource Management or Leadership in Business.
Additionally, we stress the need to learn the art of goal setting and goal achievement
. You may be the smartest person in the world with splendid career record, but if you started squandering your determination and perseverance you
would reduce yourself to insignificance, misery and ultimately suffering. We would therefore discuss together how to acknowledge the vicissitudes of luck and at the same time to staunchly hold to ones own goals in order to succeed in the
world fraught with risks and uncertainties.
Both IPI PAN and the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley Universitys faculty teach the MBA Innovation and Data Analysis program. Internationally renowned practitioners and experts are also invited to deliver individual
courses. We are proud of being ranked second
in Poland among the MBA programs in the category programs lecturers. Among our lecturers are such distinguished scholars and recognized analysts as Jacek Koronacki
, Director of IPI PAN, Norman
, Dean of the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University, Kent Millington
, Director of Technology Commercialization at Utah Valley University, Piotr Kotelnicki
, CEO of CRM S.A., David McArthur
, Chair of Department of
Management at the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University, Dorota Raben, Dorota Raben Consulting, Yochanan Schachmurove
, the City University of New York and the Harvard Institute for International Development or Robert
, Head of Information Security for EMEA Region at Herbalife.
Given that our candidates come from diverse backgrounds and have varied business experience we find it essential to combine academic and practical dimensions in learning. The fact that we are ranked third
in Poland in the category opinions
of those who have finished the program means that we have succeeded in making the program truly rewarding.
Organization of Studies
The MBA Innovation and Data Analysis program offered in cooperation with the Woodbury School of Business UVU (USA) is entirely taught in English
. The one-year MBA program is made up of four 5-day modules (which constitute the
coursework) and the defense of an MBA business project. Candidates are cordially welcome to enter the program either in the April, June, October or January module. Then they are asked to complete all four modules and when this is done they are encouraged to submit the final version of their MBA business project.
The 5-day modules start on Wednesday and are wrapped up on Sunday. The precise schedule of a given module along with course syllabuses and readings is usually sent to the students two weeks prior to the module. Every module includes a cultural event (like going out to a theater) and a get-together dinner (both are covered by the programs organizers).
As a rule, four courses are taught during each module. The students will be required to write final assignments to complete those courses. Staying in touch with a lecturer and following provided guidelines help finalize the courses successfully and receive excellent grades. The submission deadline for the assignments is usually the beginning of the next module.
The MBA seminar is taught during each module. It assists the students in clinching their final MBA business project topic and in developing it into a well-written, clearly argued, and research-rich text of the required length
(20-40 pages) and format.
The MBA business project defense is the crowning event of the whole program. In cases when students cannot attend it in person there is a possibility of arranging such a defense through Skype.
The admissions rules are straightforward and candidate-friendly
. Only the necessary documents are required to be sent via email: a) filled-out application form, b) CV/resume, c) a copy of a Bachelors degree diploma (with its transcript), and finally d) a copy of passport or other ID (no need to translate the diploma into English if it has been issued in Polish, German, Russian or Ukrainian).
The application documents are evaluated by the Admissions Committee which may ask for some clarifications or even for a skype interview. It is understood that candidates will have about 5-year experience of working in a corporation or an organization.
There is no need to send us a proof of English proficiency
. However, we do take it for granted that the candidates command of the English language is sufficient to take part in class discussions and to write the required
assignments and final project.
It takes about one week to receive an acceptance letter.
Upon successful completion of the coursework and defense of the MBA business project you will receive a transcript
with grades in English, a certificate
of finishing the MBA studies in Polish and a diploma
of completion of the MBA Innovation and Data Analysis program in English.
The postgraduate MBA program taught by Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPI PAN) in partnership with the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University (USA)
5 Jana Kazimierza St.
01-248 Warsaw, Poland
Dr. Serge Pukas
5 Jana Kazimierza St.
phone.: +48 661 575 862