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MBA diplomas for the healthcare sector awarded



Graduates of two editions of MBA studies for the health sector received their certificates on April 21 this year. diplomas. They came to Gdańsk from various health care facilities from all over the country. The event was unique because it was the first MBA diploma in the history of the Medical University of Gdańsk. Diplomas were awarded to 55 graduates of the studies.

The ceremony took place in the bourgeois hall of the Old Town Hall in Gdańsk. It was attended by representatives of the authorities of partner units: Prof. Jacek Bigda, Vice-Rector for Development and Education of the MUG, Prof. Michał Markuszewski, Vice-Rector for Science of the MUG and co-hosts of the diploma ceremony at Lazarski University, with which the Medical University of Gdańsk created MBA studies for the health care sector – Rector Prof. Maciej Rogalski and the Dean of the Postgraduate Education Centre and the director of the Institute of Healthcare Management at Lazarski University – Małgorzata Gałązka-Sobotka, Ph.D. Also present were Tadeusz Jędrzejczyk, Ph.D., Director of the Health Department of the Pomeranian Voivodeship Marshal’s Office and Jerzy Karpiński, Director of the Health Department of the Pomeranian Voivodship Office. There were also lecturers and people accompanying the graduates.

The ceremony began with Ode to Joy performed by the Orchestra of the Medical University of Gdańsk. In speeches delivered by Prof. Jacek Bigda, prof. Maciej Rogalski, Małgorzata Gałązka-Sobotka, Ph.D., Tadeusz Jędrzejczyk, Ph.D. and Jerzy Karpiński emphasized the uniqueness of the studies and its high standards.

I would like to congratulate you on completing these demanding studies, and I know that these were received from my closest associates – said Prof. Jacek Bigda. – And thank you to Lazarski University for having the opportunity to do such unique studies together. Addressing the graduates, he said – The value of your diploma received today will increase day by day.


Prof. Jacek Bigda

Prof. Maciej Rogalski thanked the authorities of the Medical University of Gdańsk for their trust, thanks to which it was possible to create these studies together. This is a great start to a promising collaboration – he emphasized. – We have many plans together. The partnership of our Universities is a creative combination of unique competences for the development of leaders capable of building a sustainable and crisis-proof healthcare sector in Poland. Thank you for your effort in learning, combining these studies with everyday professional and private duties was certainly a challenge.


Prof. Maciej Rogalski

Małgorzata Gałązka-Sobotka, Ph.D. reminded that the study program was implemented in a difficult pandemic time. – In fact, only today we see each other live together – she emphasized. – Online meetings were demanding, but also extremely inspiring. Thank you all for the rich exchange of thoughts, ideas and openness.


Małgorzata Gałązka-Sobotka, Ph.D.

Tadeusz Jędrzejczyk, Ph.D., Director of the Health Department of the Pomeranian Voivodship Office and Jerzy Karpiński, Director of the Health Department of the Pomeranian Voivodship Office, congratulated the graduates from the Marshal and the Voivode. – In a moment we are announcing several competitions for bosses in Pomeranian health care facilities – said Tadeusz Jędrzejczyk, Ph.D.We invite you to submit offers, we will need health care managers.


Anna Lignowska

On behalf of the graduates, Anna Lignowska, Deputy Director General of the UCK for Nursing, Chief Nurse, spoke on behalf of the graduates, thanking the lecturers and fellow students in a touching speech. – It was a beautiful time, a time of new acquaintances and friendships – she recalled. – Sometimes it was hard, but we were in it together and we made it together.


Dr. Habil. Tomasz Stefaniak

An inspirational lecture on courtesy in the medical business was delivered by Dr. Habil. Tomasz Stefaniak, Medical Drector, Chief Physician of the UCK. He involved the participants in a task that showed how important courtesy is in life, not only in professional life. – Kindness in life is the basis. So little is enough to do so much – he concluded.

MBA studies for health care lasted four semesters. There were two editions. They were co-financed from the project Improvement of the effectiveness of the health care system through training of administrative staff and management staff in the health care sector by the Medical University of Gdańsk under the Operational Program Knowledge Education Development, Measure 5.2. Quality-promoting activities and organizational solutions in the health care system facilitating access to inexpensive, sustainable and high-quality health services.

photo by Karolina Misztal-Świderska and Przemysław Świderski