The Department of Financial Accounting of the Faculty of Finance and Law of the Cracow University of Economics, in cooperation with The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and LondonSAM, invites you to participate in the first edition of CUE’S POST-DIPLOMA STUDIES preparing for ACCA STRATEGIC PROFESSIONAL examinations.

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The ACCA programme provides comprehensive and practical knowledge in such areas as modern corporate management, auditing, management and financial accounting, risk management, strategic planning, law and taxes.

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is a prestigious and the largest and fastest growing organization offering professional development opportunities in the field of finance, accounting and management, enabling people like you to be successful in a professional career.

ACCA is a respectable and globally recognisable organization, which is confirmed by more than 188,000 current members and 480,000 people applying for qualifications in 181 countries.

The Cracow University of Economics is Poland’s largest economics higher education institution in terms of the number of students, and its major programme Finance and Accounting at the Faculty of Finance has been one of the University’s most popular courses for a number of years.

In its efforts to meet educational challenges and the needs of the labour market, the Cracow University of Economics is continuously broadening its educational offering, trying to make it more attractive for students. The completion of SCUE’S POST-DIPLOMA STUDIES preparing for ACCA STRATEGIC PROFESSIONAL examinations enables students to combine the benefits of a diploma itself with the ACCA qualification – one of the most prestigious professional qualifications in the field of finance and accounting, recognized worldwide by the financial sector.

The ACCA qualification is always welcomed by employers, who appreciate the organization’s 110-year experience as well as its innovative approach and continuous efforts aimed to achieve excellence: ACCA cooperates with more than 7,000 ACCA Accredited Employers, and has partnership agreements with more than 80 financial organizations worldwide.

For more details on ACCA, see:


CUE’S POST-DIPLOMA STUDIES preparing for ACCA STRATEGIC PROFESSIONAL examinations are designed for:

  • middle and senior managers in international corporations
  • company employees performing tasks related to finance, accounting, controlling, audits and financial analysis
  • persons who intend to be prepared for ACCA Strategic Professional examinations

An ACCA certificate is one of the requirements to be met by candidates for supervisory and management positions (legal grounds: Art. 19.1 of the Act of 16 December 2016 on the Rules of Managing State Property, Journal of Laws 2016, point 2259).

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Starting from 2021 all courses are provided online. Students don’t have to come to the Cracow University of Economics personally and they have the opportunity to participate in the course from any location all over the world. We carefully select lecturers from international ACCA experts recommended by the partner of the study program – LondonSAM, and the outstanding lecturers of the Cracow University of Economics. As a result, our timetable is spread over time in smaller amounts of lecture units allowing for a more effective education process. Students have the possibility to contact and consult their learning problems with the leading lecturers between the lecture meetings.

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The plan of studies reflects ACCA Professional requirements and is additionally broadened by University subjects, which allows for combining the Polish and international context of the analysed issues.

The study programme aims to provide up-to-date knowledge in the field of reporting, corporate financial management, strategic management based on world standards, and to prepare students for ACCA Strategic Professional examinations.

CUE’S POST-DIPLOMA STUDIES preparing for ACCA STRATEGIC PROFESSIONAL examinations enable their participants to become ACCA members, opening doors to a career in the world of finance. The process of gaining the ACCA qualification comprises two stages. At the first stage students must pass 9 Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills examinations (previously referred to as Fundamentals), allowing them to qualify for the second stage Strategic Professional.

The Strategic Professional level comprises four examinations: two obligatory examinations and two optional ones, selected from four available subjects.


  • Strategic Business Reporting
  • Strategic Business Leader
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Advanced Performance Management
  • Advanced Taxation (UK)
  • Advanced Audit and Assurance (INT)
CUE’S POST-DIPLOMA STUDIES prepare students for the following STRATEGIC PROFESSIONAL examinations:
  • Strategic Business Reporting
  • Strategic Business Leader
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Advanced Performance Management
Also, in order to become an ACCA member, it is necessary to complete the Ethics and Professional Skills on-line training and confirm a minimum of 3 years of professional experience.

In addition to that, students will be given access to an on-line course in Business English, specially designed to meet the requirements of ACCA examinations.

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No. Number of hours Course
Leading courses
1 56 Strategic Business Reporting
2 56 Strategic Business Leader
3 48 Advanced Financial Management
4 40 Advanced Performance Management
Additional courses
5 6 Corporate Governance
6 6 Methods of Business Valuation
7 6 Management of Working Capital
8 6 Computer Technology in the Work of Financial Manager
9 5 Corporate Finance
10 5 Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
11 6 Internal Audit
12 5 Legal Responsibility of Management Board Members
13 5 Project Management
14 5 Human Resources Management
15 5 Strategic Management
16 5 Legal and Organizational Context of Bankruptcy
17 5 Contemporary Financial and Macroeconomic Trends
Razem: 270  

Note: 1h = 45 minutes

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The study programme commences in October 2019; it lasts for 3 academic semesters, ending in February 2021. Classes are divided into sessions which start on Friday afternoon and continue on Saturday and Sunday. Sessions are held every two/three weeks.

The entire programme is held in English. Its objective is to prepare students for four ACCA Strategic Professional examinations during three academic semesters.

The completion of the study programme is conditioned by passing a Mock Exam after each of four ACCA Strategic Professional courses, corrected by an expert conducting a class. Then, the results of exams along with the relevant feedback will be communicated to students 2–3 weeks prior to the date of the ACCA examination.

ACCA examinations are independently organized and conducted by ACCA. Sitting ACCA examinations is not a prerequisite for completion of the study programme. Similarly, the completion of study courses is not equivalent to passing an ACCA examination.

Under the study programme, students receive specialised materials and textbooks - Study text, Exam kit and Pocket from Kaplan Publishing. The materials are recommended by LondonSAM Polska and ACCA. Additionally, prior to the commencement of Strategic Professional classes, students receive a Study text manual at the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills level (previously Fundamentals), enabling them to revise the basic knowledge of a given course.

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Lecturers are specially selected ACCA experts, recommended by the partner of the study programme – LondonSAM, and the outstanding lecturers of the Cracow University of Economics.

Leadership and guidance
Head of post-diploma studies
dr hab. Konrad Grabiński

Department of Financial Accounting
phone: 12 293 52 93

Research guidance
Prof. UEK dr hab. Mariusz Andrzejewski - Head of the Department of Financial Accounting
dr hab. Konrad Grabiński

Organizational guidance
Iwona Mazur-Maślanka, MA

Department of Financial Accounting
phone: 12 293 56 46

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It is also possible to participate in single modules (leading courses), preparing students for the following ACCA Strategic Professional examinations:

  • Strategic Business Repoting
  • Strategic Business Leader
  • Advanced Financial Manager
  • Advanced Performance Manager
Cost: 3,500 PLN for participation in one module.
The participants of a given module receive a complete set of textbooks for this module, they can sit a mock exam and receive the relevant feedback.

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Admissions proces is open up to - 18.09.2019.

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  1. Individual declaration / Employer’s declaration
  2. Personal data form and Personal data processing statement (RODO)
  3. Diploma of completing higher education and ID (originals available for review)
  4. ID photos - 2 pcs
  5. Confirmation of admissions fee in the amount of 50 PLN.

Fees for post-diploma studies:

13,915 PLN + 50 PLN (admissions fee) payable into the bank account of the Cracow University of Economics (payment in instalments possible)

Number of bank account: Bank Alior S.A. 04 2490 0005 0000 4600 6170 1472

In the title of payment: name and surname with a note: ”UEK-ACCA Professional”

Rules of payment

Discounts for CUE graduates (in the case of one-time payment).

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Agnieszka Kluczewska MA
The Office of Departments: Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, and Risk Management and Insurance

ul. Rakowicka 27, 31-510 Kraków
room 602, building F

phone: 12 293 50 81
mobile: 505 535 116
phone/fax 12 293 50 81

Mon. to Thurs. 10:00 - 13:00
Friday 10:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 17:00

From 27.07. to 25.08.2018 the Office is closed (holiday break).
Enrolment after a phone or mail contact (mobile)

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